Joseph Nawahi’s account of his first trip to San Francisco, 1874.

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)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 18, Aoao 2.

 

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