Admiral Skerrett to Mr. Blount.
Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, April 1, 1893.
Sir: I have the honor to inform Special Commissioner Blount that in obedience to his directions, the United States ensign over the Government building was lowered at 11, a.m. of this date, and the force withdrawn from the building and the place designated as Camp Boston, at the same hour. I learn that quite a number of people congregated about the Government building at the time. The force of marines stationed there were relieved by a force of the Provisional Government. There was no demonstration made by the populace present. No cheering nor any other signs of either joy or grief.
I went on shore this afternoon and saw quite an access in numbers of those who were wearing the Annexation club badge. There has been no evidence shown of unruly or riotous characters. Absolutely there appears to be peace and quiet.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Rear-Admiral U. S. Navy, Commanding U. S. Naval Force, Pacific Station.