FOR THE LAND OF SUFFERING.
Forty leprosy patients were put aboard the steamer Hawaii of this past Monday, and from amongst this number, there were 6 who were apprehended under the suspicion of having leprosy.
From amongst them, some are our friends and friends of others, living here and there, who are familiar with them; John K. Unea [John T. Unea] is from the Kanilehua Rain of Hilo, T. Nakanaela is from the Kukalahale Rain of Honolulu, A. Kawaieli is from Lanai of Kaululaau.
The arrived at the land of suffering, the last home where they shall live before going to where all must go, that being the other shore of the dark river [kela aoao o ka muliwai eleele].
They have no more hope; they will no more see their friends, those who they passed the time with, those who they talked story with in the confusion of this capital; their emotional support has been severed.
O Fellow makaainana in the distress of this family separating illness [mai hookaawale ohana], (the newspapers) Ka Leo and Oiaio send their aloha out to all of you. Aloha to you; God will give relief to the downcast and the troubled.
(Leo o ka Lahui, 7/28/1893, p. 2)