Death of Abela Kekamakahi in Coloma, California, 1860.

Death in California.

O Hae Hawaii:—Aloha oe:

A friend of ours has died on the 1st of Mei, 1860; that is Abela Kekamakahi, someone loved by everyone.

This is why he died; he had a distended stomach [opu ohao], which he had for four months. He was treated by a haole man, and received comfort, thereafter he relapsed, and a Hawaiian kahuna appeared named Keahilele, and with his treatment, his body received no comfort.

“This is the sad thing; the not knowing of his parents, and his sister, and younger brother, and all of his people living in the land of his birth. That is why my aloha for him welled up.” Therefore, I raised forth this dirge for him, here below.

A loving dirge for A. Kekamakahi.

Aloha kuu hoa luhi,
O keia aina malihini,
A kaua i pili ai;
O kaua me ka makani,
Ke anu me ke koekoe,
O ka la me ka pouli,
Pouli au i ko aloha,
I ko hele hookahi  ana,
Aohe lua aohe kolu,
Aohe ka hoa o ka luhi,
I luhi ai kaua,
I na hana o ke kino,
O keia aina,
O Califonia nei,
Ua poni ia oe,
E kou poe hoa aloha,
I ka mea ala oluolu;
O ko kaua Haku,
Kalei o na lii,
Pale kaua o na koa,
Pale-kana oe o kaua,
Ua hele olioli aku la,
Pau kou luhi ana,
I ka noho ana i keia ao,
Pomaikai  oe o kaua,
Ke kupono ka naau,
Kahi i imi nui ia,
E kona poe kanaka,
I lohe ai kaua,
Ma ke Aupuni Hawaii.

Na’u na M. NAHORA.
Coloma, California. May 12, 1860.

(Hae Hawaii, 6/27/1860, p. 53.)

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Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 5, Ano Hou.—-Helu 13, Aoao 53. Iune 27, 1860.

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