This coming Monday, the 28th of November, is the Independence Day of Hawaii nei, and on that day in the year 1844, recognition was received from the powers of England and France, and this is the 43rd year of our living with independence amongst the great powers of the entire world. On this day, every true Hawaiian recognizes that it is their true day for celebration, and it is a day to ease thoughts of anger in each of us, because it came once again, confirming that here you are, O Hawaii, standing upon an independent foundation. This is a day that is greatly celebrated by all nations who also have this same designation; and on that day each of them rejoices. Therefore we invite anyone who has aloha for Hawaii nei to rejoice that we have an Independence Day once again. From this day comes the name of this delicate body [the Kuokoa newspaper], which sends its aloha to you all.
(Kuokoa, 11/26/1887, p. 2)