We, Kalakaua, by the Grace of God of the Hawaiian Islands King:
Agreeably to Article Thirty-third of the Constitution of Our Kingdom, We have this day appointed, and do hereby proclaim and make known, Our beloved subject and Brother, His Royal Highness Prince William Pitt Leleiohoku, as Regent of Our Kingdom, to administer Our Government in Our name during Our absence from Our Kingdom.
Done at Iolani Palace in Honolulu, this Thirteenth day of November, in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-four, and in the First Year of Our Reign.
By the King
W. L. Green,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
(Hawaiian Gazette, 11/18/1874, p. 2)