Princess Ruta Keelikolani turns 62 years old, 1880.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

The past Monday of this week, was the 62nd birthday of the Alii R. Keelikolani. Continue reading

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Princess Ruth begins a circuit around Hawaii on her birthday with Queen Emma, 1880.

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Circuit.—As the Likelike left to go around Hawaii this past Monday, the dowager queen, Ema Kaleleonalani Continue reading

The new king, Kamehameha IV, 1855.

Give ear Hawaii o Keawe! Maui o Kama! Oahu o Kuihewa! Kauai o Mano!

In the providence of God, and by the will of his late Majesty Kamehameha III, this day read in your hearing, I have been called to the high and responsible position of the Chief Ruler of this nation. I am deeply sensible of the importance and sacredness of the great trust committed to my hands, and, in the discharge of this trust I shall abide by the Constitution and laws which I have just sworn to maintain and support. It is not my wish to entertain you on the present occasion with pleasant promises for the future; but I trust the close of my career will show that I have not been raised to the head of this nation to  oppress it and curse it, but on the contrary to cheer and bless it, and that when I come to my end I may, like the beloved chief whose funeral we yesterday celebrated, pass from earth amid the bitter lamentation of my people. Continue reading

Na olelo a ka moi hou, Kamehameha IV, 1855.

OLELO A KE ALII.

Hawaii o Keawe, Maui o Kama, Oahu o Kuihewa, Kauai o Mano. Ma lokomaikai o ke Akua, ua kahea ia mai au e noho ma keia wahi kiekie, a e lalau hoi i keia hana nui, oia hoi ka lilo i makua no oukou, a me ka noho ma ka noho Alii, o keia Aupuni. Ua ike no au he hana nui keia i waiho ia mai ma ko’u lima, aka, ma ka hana ana e mama iki ana paha, ma ka hahai pololei mamuli o ke Kumukanawai a’u i hoohiki iho nei e malama imua o ke Akua mana loa a me oukou, aole hiki ia kakou ke ike i ka kakou mau hana ma keia hope aku, aka, e hooikaika kakou, i mea e like ai ko kakou mahaloia mahope o ko kakou haalele ana i keia ao, e like me ke aloha ia o ka poe i hala, ke aloha ia hoi o na milimili a oukou, eke aloha ia hoi o ko’u haku, ihi o Manokalanipo. Continue reading