Mr. Olney to Mr. Mills.

No. 140.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 162, of the 22d ultimo, inclosing copies of certain acts passed by the Legislature and approved by the President of Hawaii.

One of these is entitled “An act to prescribe the procedure in proceedings tor naturalization of aliens,” approved June 15, 1896. One of the recited conditions of this law is that an alien must set forth in his petition “that he is a citizen or subject of a country having express treaty stipulations with the Republic of Hawaii concerning naturalization (stating the same).”

The effect of this would seem to bar, henceforth, the naturalization of citizens of the United States in Hawaii, since we have no treaty of naturalization with that country.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.