Hawaiian missionaries William Kaulehelehe and Merelina Kaulehelehe go to Oregon, 1845.

Hawaiian Missionaries.—On this past 15th of May, Kaulehelehe and his wife, Merelina, sailed to Komilewa, that being the land called Oregon; they went to live as teachers for the Hawaiians there; they will live under the British governor there. He [the governor] wrote, requesting for a Hawaiian teacher to go there to teach those who are living there without a teacher. This is the annual salary, two hundred dollars ($200). It is not a big salary, because the cost for supplies there is expensive.

The Kaulehelehes are members of the first church of Honolulu nei, and the devout should pray to God for the two of them lest they succumb to temptations; and that they live properly, and lead the Hawaiians there to life. Let us not forget them.

(Elele, 6/3/1845, p. 35)


Ka Elele, Buke I, Pepa 5, Aoao 35. Iune 3, 1845.

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