Mr. Gresham to Mr. Coleman.

No. 545.]

Sir: I inclose for your information copies of recent correspondence between the Department and the British and German legations at this capital on the subject of administrative changes in Samoa, and particularly with reference to the possible objections of Her Britannic Majesty’s Government to Mr. Hennings’ appointment as president of the municipal council of Apia.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.