Her Majesty’s Ministers desire to express their appreciation for the quiet and order which has prevailed in this community since the events of Saturday, and are authorized to say that the position taken by Her Majesty in regard to the promulgation of a new Constitution, was under stress of Her native subjects.
Authority is given for the assurance that any changes desired in the fundamental law of the land will be sought only by methods provided in the Constitution itself.
Her Majesty’s Ministers request all citizens to accept the assurances of Her Majesty in the same spirit in which it is given.
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
W. H. CORNWELL,
Minister of Finance.
JOHN F. COLBURN,
Minister of the Interior.
A. P. PETERSON,
Iolani Palace [Aliiolani Hale], January 16th, 1893.
[English taken from Chronicling America, The Hawaiian Gazette, 1/17/1893, p. 4]
(Hawaii Holomua, 1/16/1893, p. 2)