MY DEAR, MY WIFE HAS GONE
Mr. Patient Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa, Aloha oe:—May it please your open heart to place upon the deck of your precious, my baggage of tears so that those who live from where the sun appears at Ha’eha’e to the setting of the sun at Lehua, will know about my beloved, my wife, who has gone, undoing the supporting bond within.
For dust has returned to dust, and the soul to the One who created it; and this is what I endlessly grieve over, for my beloved, my wife, being that she has gone together on that road of no return with the first fruit of our loins of our youth, which is the reason for her being taken so early in her life.
For Lahaina, Maui, is the birthplace of my Ellen Pukila, and we were married here in Wailau, Molokai in the month of October, 1911, and we lived faithfully together in the holy covenant of matrimony, and she has grown weary of this life on July 24, 1912, at 10 a. m.; we were together all over Wailau; and I ask of the high heavens to lighten my grief for my dear wife who has gone afar.
Her beloved husband,
GEORGE PAUOLE KAMAI.
Wailau, Molokai, July 29, 1912.
(Kuokoa, 8/2/1912, p. 4)