Mr. Blaine to Mr. Stevens.

No. 27.]

Sir: I have received your number 25 of the 28th ultimo, apprising me of the unexpected change in the attitude of “two or three” of the new members of the Hawaiian legislature, by which the opposition to the Reform party gains strength enough to control that body; also of the fact that one member of the present ministry, of Canadian birth, is in declared agreement with the opposition party.

Noting your reference to the circumstance that the present “aspect of the sugar question” in our Congress “strengthens the opponents of the existing ministry and continues to depress and alarm the Americans in Hawaii.”

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.