Mr. Willis to Mr. Gresham.
Honolulu, March 5, 1895. (Received March 20.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 86, of February the 23d, ultimo, in regard to the forcible deportation of Mr. J. Cranstoun, who claimed the protection of our Government, I have the honor to transmit herewith correspondence on the subject to this date.
It appears upon investigation that Mr. Cranstoun, while declaring his intention so long ago and living so many years in the United States, never became a citizen thereof. As, however, he appears to have come to this country on a temporary venture, I have thought he might be regarded, under section 133 of our consular regulations, as a domiciliated stranger, and hence have considered it my duty to present to your attention the questions in his case, including that of his right to claim protection.
With assurances, etc.,