Here below is a copy of documents being taken around while asking Hawaiians to sign:
“To Benjamin Harrison;
“President of the United States.
“We are the ones named below; we are true Hawaiians; we show by this that our trust in the state of the Monarchy in this Archipelago to care for our lives, our independence, and our property is no more. And we trust that should the United States of America annex this Archipelago, then we will have a life that is well supplied and happy, and we will have the good thoughts of the kindhearted and most powerful nation of the world, and being that all of us are unified in thought with strong approval of the proclamation recently published by the Provisional Government of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
“Therefore, we humbly ask that this Archipelago be annexed now and for all times to the United States of America, and that it be taken all by her.
“Done at Honolulu, January 18th, 1893.”
(Hawaii Holomua, 1/21/1893, p. 1)