Kamehameha IV travels to the west, 1856.


It was heard that the King went from  here and on the next day landed at Waimea, Kauai, and that night sailed for Niihau, and landed at Nonopapa on Saturday [la hoomalolo]. They were there on the Sabbath, and they congregated and worshiped Jehovah on that day. On the next day, they rode horses and went fishing; there are a 100 or more horses on Niihau; they caught a lot of fish. That evening they boarded the Maria and sailed for Kaula. The next morning they arrived. Some of them jumped into the ocean and swam ashore with difficulty, for there were sharks there; also it was difficult to get ashore because there are treacherous cliffs and no coves. The King went upland facing these difficulties, and took on the cliff. The alii women stayed aboard the ship. The people went upland to catch birds, and other have other entertainment, and in the evening, they swam back to the ship, returned to Niihau, and from there on to the tiny island of Lehua; there were many of the foreign iole [iole kahiki] there. That being in English, rabbits. They shot the iole and other things with great enjoyment. That evening they returned to Waimea. On the 16th, they all rode on horseback to observe the “barking sands dunes of Nohili [ka puu one kani o Noohili]; they greatly admired this astonishing thing. After that, they spent the Sabbath in Waimea, and on the following week day, they went to Hanapepe, slept, and on Tuesday, the 19th, they arrived at Koloa in the rain.

The health of the King is fine, as well as the Queen and Kamamalu, and all of them. They will go to Nawiliwili and Hanalei and from there to Molokai. That is what we hear.

(Hae Hawaii, 8/27/1856, p. 102)


Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 26, Aoao 102. Aukake 27, 1856.

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