[Found under: “Na Palapala hoalohaloha a na ‘Lii o Europa i ko kakou Moi.”]
To His Majesty Lunalilo, King of Hawaii.
Great and Good Friend: From the valuable letter dated January 14th of the present year, I have the information of the demise of His Majesty Kamehameha V., and your elevation to the Royal Throne of Hawaii.
Expressing my deep regret for the sad bereavement,I beg Your Majesty to accept my congratualtions on Your ascension to the throne, with the assurance that I would feel highly pleased if the freindly relations which existed between myself and your predecessor would be continued.
Your Majesty’s most friendly
Vienna, April 7th, 1873.
(Ko Hawaii Ponoi, 6/18/1873, p. 3)