Queen Victoria’s letter to King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emalani, 1863.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

The Letter of Victoria to the Hawaiian Monarchs.—It was  made known to some of us, the letter of Queen Victoria to our beloved Monarchs, showing her sadness and he compassion for the misfortune that befell the Alii Haku o Hawaii, the greatly loved one who was taken away by gracious God. And she also said she understood the sadness of the Monarchs, for their beloved child who moved on, because she was in mourning for her husband, and therefore, she understood clearly the dreadful pain which struck the Monarchs, because within her is the very same thing. But we see this as something very dignified, that Queen Victoria herself penned the letter. This is a great honor upon our nation by way of our Monarchs.

(Kuokoa, 5/30/1863, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke II, Helu 22, Aoao 2. Mei 30, 1863.

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