Law on immigration of Polynesians and Pacific Islanders, 1868.

HE KANAWAI

E KOKUA ANA I NA POE MAI NA AINA E, E KOMO MAI ANA ILOKO O KEIA AUPUNI E NOHO AI.

NO KA MEA, he mea nui ka hooki ana i ka emi ana o na kanaka o keia pae aina a me ka emi o ka Lahui Hawaii; nolaila,

E hooholoia e ka Moi a me ka Hale Ahaolelo o ko Hawaii Pae Aina, i akoakoa iloko o ka Ahaolelo Kaukanawai o ke Aupuni:

Ua aeia aku, a ua kauohaia aku ka Buro o na Eemoku e hooko koke ae i na mea e pili ana i ka lawe mai iloko o keia Aupuni i na kanaka o Polunesia, na kane a me na wahine, mai na Pae Aina e aku o ka Moana Pakipika, a e hoomakaukau ma ka ae like no ko lakou ola a me ko lakou noho ana iloko o kekahi mau makahiki. Aka, e hooikaika ia maloko o na ae like a pau e laweia e na haku e like ka nui o na kane me na wahine, a e hoolako pono ia no ka ola oia poe wahine.

Aponoia i keia la 23o Iune, M. H., 1868.

KAMEHAMEHA R.

(Kuokoa, 10/17/1868, p. 4)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VII, Helu 42, Aoao 4. Okatoba 17, 1868.

 


AN ACT

To promote Immigration.

Whereas, it is of great importance to prevent the depopulation of these Islands, and the diminution of the native race; therefore,

BE IT ENACTED, by the King and the Legislative Assembly of the Hawaiian Islands, in the Legislature of the Kingdom assembled:

The Board of Immigration are hereby authorized and directed to take prompt and efficient measures for the introduction of Polynesians, of both sexes, from other Islands of the Pacific Ocean, and to provide, by contract, for their support and employment, for a term of years. But all such contracts shall provide, as far as may be,that the employers shall received as many women as men, and that suitable provision shall be made for the support of such women.

Approved this 23rd day of June, 1868.

Kamehameha R.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 7/1/1868, p. 2)

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Hawaiian Gazette, Volume IV, Number 24, Page 2. July 1, 1868.

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