By authority of the Board of Immigration, the undersigned solicits proposals for furnishing a
Schooner or Other Vessel,
Of sufficient capacity to accommodate at least
Forty Immigrant Passengers,
Such vessel will be required to proceed to the
GILBERT AND CAROLINE ISLANDS
And such other points as my be designated by the Board, or the Agent who may be selected, to take charge of the enterprise.
PROPOSALS will be received until the First Day of September next.
Further information may be obtained by application to
Ferdinand W. Hutchison.
Bureau of Immigration,
August 25th, 1868.
(Hawaiian Gazette, 9/16/1868, p. 2)