King Kalakaua’s expected treatment in the United States, 1874.

To King Kalakaua will go the honor of being the first ruling monarch to travel to the Nation of the United States of America since it was established as a nation. He will meet with a very grand reception greater than anyone else who has gone there.

When the battleship Benecia enters the entrance of the Golden Gate with the Hawaiian Flag waving in the wind on it central mast, it will be given a salute from the nation of the United States of America by the guns of the forts of Pine and Alcatraz when it passes before each of them. And should there be no obstructions or accidents, perhaps General Schofield [Sekofila], the Commander of the U. S. Forces in the division of the Pacific will meet and welcome Him in the name of the President, at a Hotel which he deems as fitting for the honor of the Monarch to spend the night. General Schofield appeared amongst us in the early months of Lunalilo reign. The length of their stay in San Francisco is not clear, but from what is known, it will not be for many days.

As for the royal travels on the continent, left at his disposition will be a beautiful steam locomotive, something provided just for him, which will go along without detour all the way until Washington. This car is meticulously supplied with everything necessary to care for his health without any troubles. This however will be the cold season in that land, but they will not fail to properly care for the well being of the first Monarch to tread upon their land.

General Schofield will accompany the King until Omaha, whereupon General Sherman [Keremana] will take him until the capitol of Washington, where the Head of the People and the intelligentsia of the nation live.

(Kuokoa, 11/21/1874, p. 2)

E lilo ana i ka Moi Kalakaua...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 47, Aoao 2. Novemaba 21, 1874.

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