HON. CHAS. H. PULAA PRAISED.
Ke Aloha Aina, Aloha oe:—
May it please your honor and your Captain to kindly welcome this malihini, that being this [article]:
1—It was your patience and skill and electrified Law expertise, you acted with patience and hard work, refusing the law suppressing the Hawaiian language to die for all times, saving it from being extinguished. And for that fearless efforts of yours, we therefore give and extend our great appreciation to you.
2—And due to your familiarity and your knowledge in the laws which strangle our lahui from Hawaii to Niihau, you took and untied the triple cords that bind the men and women who live in great suffering; that being the law pertaining to the people who are separated to perish by leprosy; and that work that you did, our fine and patient Honorable one. Therefore, with great delight, we all give you our enthusiastic acclaim for all times. And the voice of our prayers ask the almighty father that you become a member of the Senate in the upcoming session. Amene.
We, with sincerity,
S. W. KAWELO,
D. K. KAPAONA,
W. S. KAUAIHILO.
Honomakau, Kohala, May 8, 1903.
[The second statement is probably in reaction to Pulaa’s resolution asking for $500 from the Public Lands Committee for a leprosy receiving station at North Kohala.]
(Aloha Aina, 5/23/1903, p. 6)