PETITION OF THE PEOPLE PROTESTING AGAINST ANNEXATION, 1897.

PALAPALA HOOPII KUE HOOHUI AINA A KA LAHUI.

PALAPALA KUE HOOHUIAINA.

I ka Mea Mahaloia WILLIAM McKINLEY; Peresidena, a me ka Aha Senate, o Amerika Huipuia.

Me ka Mahalo:—

No ka Mea, ua waiho ia aku imua o ka Aha Senate o Amerika Huipuia he Kuikahi no ka Hoohui aku ia Hawaii nei ia Amerika Huipuia i oleloia, no ka noonoooia ma kona kau mua iloko o Dekemaba, M. H. 1897; nolaila,

O Makou, na poe no lakou na inoa malalo iho, na Hawaii oiwi, a me na kupa makaainana a poe nooho hoi no ka Apana o …………………….Mokupuni o ……………………., he poe lala no ka Ahahui Hawaii Aloha o ko Hawaii Paeaina, a me na makaainana e ae i like ka manao makee me ko ka Ahahui i oleloia, ke kue aku nei me ka manao ikaika loa i ka hoohuiia aku o ko Hawaii Paeaina i oleloia ia Amerika Huipuia i oleloia ma kekahi ano a loina paha.

IKEA—ATTEST:

…………………….

Kakauolelo—Secretary:

INOA—NAME.     Ι AGE.

PROTEST AGAINST ANNEXATION.

To His Excellency WILLIAM McKINLEY, President, and the Senate, of the United States of America.

Greeting:—

Whereas, there has been submitted to the Senate of the United States of America a Treaty for the Annexation of the Hawaiian Islands to the said United States of America, for consideration at its regular session in December, A. D. 1897; therefore,

We, the undersigned, native Hawaiian subjects and residents of the District of …………………… Island of ……………………., who are members of the Hawaiian Patriotic Leagues of the Hawaiian Islands, and other citizens who are in sympathy with the said League earnestly protest against the annexation of the said Hawaiian Islands to the said United States of America in any form or shape.

…………………….

Presidena—President.

INOA—NAME.     Ι  AGE.

This is the heading of the petitions protesting the annexation of Hawaii to the United States of America in the original language, and translated into English, and as per the instruction and direction coming from America, we waited patiently until this proper time.

Therefore, there is nothing for the lahui to be suspicious about, or to be wary when the voice from the sea beckons. Stand up and do what is pono for the land and the people.

The person who denies that of the Alii denies that of the Alii [this is probably a typo that should have read, “O ka mea hoole i ka ke Alii, ua hoole oia i ka ke Akua,” The person who denies that of the Alii denies that of God]. Listening and acting is the way to survival.

[Check here for the images of the anti-annexation petitions put up by the University of Hawaii, Hamilton Library, Hawaiian Collection.]

(Aloha Aina, 9/18/1897, p. 5)

PALAPALA HOOPII KUE HOOHUI AINA A KA LAHUI.

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke III, Helu 38, Aoao 5. Sepatemaba 18, 1897.

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