Mr. Day to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

No. 1079.]

Excellency: I have the honor to inclose for your information a copy of a note1 from the German embassy, of the 7th instant, and of my reply of to-day’s date, assenting to the return of the chiefs who were exiled with Mataafa, on condition that each were willing to sign a protocol similar to that mentioned in the Department’s note, No. 1066, of June 25, 1898, and which promised allegiance to the government of Samoa. It is further stipulated, however, that the consent of Her Majesty’s Government should first be given to this disposition of the incident.

I have, etc.,

William R. Day.
  1. See infra.