One of many congratulatory messages to the newly elected king, Kalakaua, 1874.

Letter from the Chinese to the King.

To King Kalakaua Rex, whom God has placed on the throne of the Hawaiian Archipelago.

Oh Father, long may you live.

We are your citizens who have been naturalized, living in under the protection of your rule and your laws; we come before your high kapu, to offer you our aloha from your citizens, as well as our prayers for you, and we shall always heed you.

Let the King live Through God!

Aliona, Apai, Akona, Ahoi, Kiana Kiona, Kona Lo, Luna Ko, Keo Lama, Apa Kuna, Mana kaki, Akau, Nikena, Wona Ko, Kiana Ki, Lama iake, Lilou, Iana Lo, Lau Kia, Kea Hapa, Keine Lina, Ku Kama, Ni Hapa, Kau Hapa, Keana Kama, Kiana Hi, Kana Kau, Lo Kiana, Ke Kina, Akau, Kona Kiana, Kai Kama, Alai, Wana Wo, Hana Kiana, Awana, Ki Koi, Iana Kau, Asinigo.

(Kuokoa, 3/21/1874, p. 1)

Palapala a na Pake i ka Moi.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 12, Aoao 1.

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