From the suite of Queen Emma, Hoapili Kaauwai and Kiliwehi, 1866.

Hoapili W. Kaauwai and Kiliwehi.—We are curious about the attendants mentioned above, because they have not returned from the trip of the Queen, whereas they were two who joined in on the journey of Kaleleonalani when she set off for the continents of the East and the West. Therefore we question and ask, where are those two? Maybe they are staying on land or gone astray at sea? We hear a lot of stories, yet we will not lose our head and spread them at once, because here we are in Honolulu where it is said, “speculate this way, speculate that way”.¹ Tell us, O Alii and makaainana loving Hawaii.

¹”Nunu aku, nunu mai” perhaps is a variant of “Nune aku, nune mai”, and is a saying associated with busy Honolulu. Is there anyone with more information on this saying?

[There is much written about the happenings between Hoapili and Kiliwehi.]

(Kuokoa, 10/27/1866, p. 2)

Hoapili W. Kaauwai a me Kiliwehi.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 27, 1866.

Queen Emma returns to Hawaii, 1866.

About Queen Emma Lani.

We extend aloha to Queen Kaleleonalani with her safe return to her birth sands, and to the bosoms of her makaainana and the makaainana of her Chief one who has departed.

We give our thanks to Almighty God for lovingly watching over and guiding her, on her voyage over the ocean and the great lands of the Earth. And for the giving of kind and loving receptions in all places she went, in Royal courts as well as amongst the commoners.

We are pleased with the joy of their Highnesses, the Alii, the Kaukau Alii, and all of the Honorable ones of this Archipelago at the return of this Royal Descendant of Hawaii nei.

We are pleased as well along with all the makaainana of the Entire Nation, at seeing once again her face.

Along with this joy is also some sadness and grief for the taking of Her Royal Sister-in-Law [Kaikoeke Lani],¹ and her Foster Mother [Makuahine Hanai].² We remember this, and we ask of the Benevolent God to envelope in the protection of His Aloha, all who are grieving because of their aloha for those who have departed.

¹Victoria Kalohelani Kamamalu Kaahumanu (11/1/1838–5/29/1866)

²Grace Kamaikui Ruka [Rooke] (1808–7/24/1866)

(Kuokoa, 10/27/1866, p. 2)

No ka Moi Wahine Emma Lani.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 27, 1866.