Alexander Liholiho is proclaimed Kamehameha IV, 1854.

PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from this world our beloved Sovereign, His Late Majesty, Kamehameha III; and whereas, by the Will of His late Majesty, and by the appointment and Proclamation of His Majesty and of the House of Nobles, His Royal Highness, Prince Liholiho, was declared to be His Majesty’s Successor. Therefore, Public Proclamation is hereby made, that Prince Alexander Liholiho is KING of the Hawaiian Islands, under the style of KAMEHAMEHA IV. God Preserve the King.

KEONI ANA,

Kuhina Nui.

(Polynesian, 12/16/1854, p. 2)

PROCLAMATION.

The Polynesian, Volume XI, Number 32, Page 2. December 16, 1854.

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