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that amount of net profit, in addition to saving valuable property and material which have been either lying idle on my hands, deteriorated, or passed out of my possession of an estimate of at least 3,575 dollars, or making an aggregate of 10,000 dollars for business, trade, and general losses.

I do not include in this estimate the damages resulting to me from the disgrace attaching to me for my wrongful imprisonment, the sufferings I endured from it, or its effect upon my future career.

I attach hereto the certificates of reputable business men of Honolulu in support of this statement.

E. B. THOMAS. Signed and sworn to at Honolulu, this 25th day of October, 1895. Before me, THOMAS RAIN WALKER,

British Vice-Consul. (Seal.) STATEMENT of Volume of Business and Profit and Loss of

E. B. Thomas, Contractor and Builder, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, from January 1, 1891, to December 31, 1894 (four years).

Year ending December 31, 1891.

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Memorandum.—E. B. Thomas' personal expenses, 3,302 dollars.

Year ending December 31, 1893.

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Memorandum.-E. B. Thomas' personal expenses, 1,585 dol. 57. c.

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Honolulu, Island of Oahu, Hawaiian Islands :

I, David H. Lewis, of Honolulu aforesaid, being duly sworn, depose and say that I am by occupation a bookkeeper and accountant, and in such capacity have been, and am still, employed by E. B. Thomas, of Honolulu aforesaid, builder and contractor, in the keeping and examination of his professional books of account; that I prepared the statement signed by me and annexed to the affidavit of said E. B. Thomas, and after due examination of it depose and say that it is a faithful summary of the statements contained in his books of accounts, and can be verified by the details thereof.

DAVID H. LEWIS.

Signed and sworn to at Honolulu, this 25th day of
October, 1895.
Before me,

THOMAS RAIN WALKER,
(Seal.) British Vice-Consul.

Copy of Official Advertisement.

(By authority.) Sealed tenders will be received at the office of the Minister of the Interior till 12 o'clock noon of Friday, 30th August, for the construction of a concrete floor in a certain portion of the new fish market, with drains connecting therewith.

Plans and specifications can be seen at the office of the Superintendent of Public Works.

The Minister of the Interior does not bind himself to accept the lowest or any bid .

J. A. KING,

Minister of the Interior. Interior Office, August 27, 1895.

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The bids were as follows: Lucas Brothers, 3.825 dollars: Dwight, 2.750 dollars: Harrison, 2.266 dollars,

In re the Claim of Edward Bedford l'homas v. the

Hawaiian Government.

CERTIFICATES FILED WITH THE SUPPLEMENTARY

AFFIDAVITS.

Certificates referred to in Affidavit of E. B. Thomas, the

Originals of which are on file with Her Britannic
Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General,
Honolulu.

No. 1.From the Right Reverend the Bishop of Honolulu.

Iolani College, Honolulu,
Dear Mr. Thomas,

October 24, 1895. In reply to your request that I would give you a statement of what I have known of you in your business capacity, it gives me much pleasure to write that I have been acquainted with you for many years as one of the leading contractors and builders in the city. I have seen the finest buildings and street blocks in Honolulu rise up under your hand. The work that from time to time you have done for me has given complete satisfaction.

A cursory glance which you allowed me of your books showed me that the amount of building material imported by you used to run from 5,000 to 9,000 dollars per quarter.

I observed that after the change of Government in 1893 you were boycotted, along with other honest men who refused to take an oath which it was not to be expected that any man with self-respect would take unless compelled so to do to save his family from starvation.

The ruin of your business was completed when you were thrown into prison after the Royalist uprising in January. That you were liberated after a long imprisonment, without even being brought to trial, is sufficient proof that the Government had nothing against you but your well-known sympathy with the Constitutional Government of the country which had been unconstitutionally overthrown.

It was for this you were punished. The result of

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