Death of Abner Kuhooheiheipahu Paki, 1855.

The death of A. Paki, on the 13th of this June.

The chief A. Paki. He appears in the genealogy of the Chiefs of this Nation, from ancient times, and he is a high Chief of this land descended from Haloa, that being the one father of the children living in this world, and the father of our people.

Part of his genealogy is taken from the High Chiefs of the land, and he is part of Kamehameha’s, and he is part of Kiwalao’s, and he is a hereditary chief of a single line from ancient times; and he was a father who rescued from trouble his people of this nation from Hawaii to Kauai.

His accomplishments during his life. When he promised to stop drinking and to become a Christian, from that time on he did not drink alcohol again until the day he died.

He was a Chief who was steadfast in his work for the nation, and he was an Alii who would be furious when he heard his deceased child being spoken ill of, as well as of his children who survive him.

From what I have seen of this Alii while he was alive. In the year 1837, he began his governmental work, and at one point he was appointed Chief Justice [L. K. Kiekie] of the country, and at another point he served as Governor, and another time he was included in the Privy Council, and still another time he was the steward for his child, this during his lifetime.

He was born at Kainalu, Molokai, in the month of Nana (that being March), and he was 47 years old. Four years after Kamehameha was living here on Oahu, A. Paki was born, that being when Kamehameha was farming at Ualakaa; from that time until Kamehameha went back to Hawaii, that was five years, and from Ualakaa is when we count his age, and from when Kamehameha returned to Hawaii, until then to the time he died is seven years; and from the death of Kamehameha and the Nation becoming Liholiho’s and the arrival of the Missionaries until now is 35 years; added to the previous 12 years, that makes him 47 years old.

These are the Ancestors of A. Paki, partially extracted from Haloa.—

Liloa, Umi, Keliiokala, Kukailani, Makakaualii, Iwikauikaua, Keakealani, Keawe, Kekuiapoiwa, Kamehameha Nui, Kalanihelemailuna, dwelt with Kawao, born was A. Paki, dwelt with Konia, born was Pauahi.

That is what I have to tell you O Elele E.

With thanks. M. Kekuanaoa.

Honolulu, June 13, 1855.

(Elele E, 6/16/1855, p. 20)

Ka make ana o A. Paki, i ka la 13 o Iune nei.

Ka Elele E, Buke 10, Aoao 20. Iune 16, 1855.

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