Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Day.

Sir: With reference to your note of the 7th instant and to previous correspondence relative to the proposed measures for the repatriation of Mataafa and the chiefs exiled with him, I have the honor to state to you that I have been informed by Her Majesty’s secretary of state for foreign affairs that instructions have been sent by telegraph to Her Majesty’s consul at Apia to make the necessary arrangements, in concert with his German and United States colleagues, for Mataafa’s return to Samoa, on condition that he signs the protocol which has been drawn up with regard to his future good conduct.

Consul Maxse’s attention has also been drawn to the opinion of the German Government that the chiefs who shared Mataafa’s exile should also be called upon to sign the protocol previous to their return.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.