Travels to San Francisco.
Early Desire to see Foreign Lands.
DELIGHTING IN THE BEAUTY.
(Written by the Hon. J. Nawahi for the Kuokoa.)
O Kuokoa Newspaper, Aloha oe:—
I give my thanks to you for your kindness in taking my presentation of the things I saw during my travels to San Francisco. But before I begin to tell of the story of this trip, I ask for your kind graciousness in letting me tell of my reason for going to this place, for perhaps some people are mistaken or unclear, according to what I have heard, like what some who seek to deceive have published in a Newspaper while I was in foreign lands.
[This is the opening of an account by Joseph Nawahi describing a trip to San Francisco. He left Honolulu nei on 2/23/1874 and returns on 4/24/1874. The moolelo runs in the Kuokoa soon after his return, from 5/2/1874 and concludes on 8/15/1874.]
(Kuokoa, 5/2/1874, p. 2)