Why Crown Lands are not public lands, 1909.

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The Claim of Liliuokalani, Former Queen of Hawaii.

HATCH’S STATEMENT BEFORE THE COMMITTEE.

Mr. Chairman and gentlemen, I am very glad to have the opportunity to appear before you to make a statement in regard to the claim of the late Queen, especially because I was concerned in the provisional government which carried on the contest with her some twelve years ago. I may state that I have been a resident of the Hawaiian Islands for thirty-one years. I was not in Honolulu at the moment of the overthrow of the throne, being in California attending to some private business. I returned within a few weeks after that event, and from that time to the time of the signing of the treaty of annexation I had something to do, as an advisor and minister of President Dole, with the revolutionary government.

Mr. Graham. And the former sovereigns who had to…

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