We, LILIUOKALANI, by the Grace of God, Queen of the Hawaiian Islands, agreeably to Article twenty-second of the Constitution of the Hawaiian Kingdom, do hereby appoint, failing an heir of Our body, Our beloved Subject and Niece Her Royal Highness VICTORIA KAWEKIU KAIULANI LUNALILO KALANINUIAHILAPALAPA to be Our Successor on the Throne after it shall have pleased God to call Us hence.
Done at Iolani Palace in Honolulu, this ninth day of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one.
By the Queen:
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
[Sometimes there are typesetting errors in newspapers, which is why important numbers are often given in numeric form as well as in words. The Hawaiian proclamation found in the Leo o ka Lahui only used the numeric form of the date, and the typesetter seems to have flipped the “9” over.]
(Hawaiian Gazette, 3/17/1891, p. 4)