Port Gamble, Wash. Terri.
To you, Editor of the Nupepa Kuokoa: Aloha kaua—May it please your honor to give my bundle some open space of your columns so that all the family of this friend who has just died will know.
All of Hawaii will have much aloha when they read these sad words, Mr. Keawehaku has died; he was the last old timer here in Keomolewa; he endured the difficulties of living in this foreign land. He died on the 9th of March, 1887, and left behind some children and grandchildren grieving for him on this side of the dark river of death, and all the family in Hawaii will know that he has died in this foreign land being greatly loved.
He died at 47 years in this life. He was kind and was hospitable to strangers, and cared for his family. He was patient in his work to benefit the lives of his four children and five grandchildren. He was from Waiakea, Hilo, and he lived in this foreign land for many years without seeing his land of birth; he made a great many friends here and what very trusted. I will stop here with much aloha.
S. D. Pinamu.
Port Gamble, Washington Territory, U. S. A.
The letter above is from Keomolewa, America, telling of the death of Keawehaku, who lived there for a long time. May all his friends here know of this sad death.
[I wonder what happened to his descendants there.]
(Kuokoa, 4/9/1887, p. 2)