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)