Government officials to go to California to defend a Hawaiian citizen. 1863.

The Honorable C. Kapaakea and J. K. Unauna are headed to California on Monday. We have heard it is to serve as witness in the murder case of Kaheleiki, who is a Hawaiian. May the alii going remain in good health. It is however believed that the Honorable C. G. Hopkins [Hapakini] will accompany the witnesses.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 2/5/1863, p. 2)

E holo ana ka Mea Hanohano C. Kapaakea...

Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika. Buke 2, Helu 17, Aoao 2. Feberuari 5, 1863.

3 thoughts on “Government officials to go to California to defend a Hawaiian citizen. 1863.

  1. John Papa ʻĪʻī also went. See The Friend (May 1, 1863) for more details on the entire affair. Some interesting comments were made about “copper-colored race” and “testimony”: “Mark you, there are some pats of the professedly civilized world where the testimony of His Honor Judge Ii would not have been admitted.”

  2. Pingback: Mahalo to MAB for pointing to this article on the Kaheleiki trial, 1863. « nupepa

  3. Pingback: Mahalo to MAB for pointing to this article on the Kaheleiki trial, 1863. « nupepa

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