Mr. Gresham to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

No. 87.]

Excellency: I have the honor to inclose for your information, in connection with previous correspondence upon the subject, a copy of a note addressed to the German ambassador on the 25th instant,1 in reply lo his several notes, touching the right of veto of the president of the municipal council at Apia in the matter of the expenditure of Samoan revenues. As you will perceive, the conclusion is reached that this Government can not consistently consent that that officer shall exercise arbitrary control of those revenues of which he is only the receiver and custodian.

I have, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.
  1. See p. 1136.