Zakaria Hapuku writes from Atuona, Hiva Oa, 1865.

From Z. Hapuku.

Atuona, Hivaoa,
Nov. 25, 1865.

Rev. L. H. Gulick, Aloha oe:—Because the skiff of the haole came to purchase food at our valley, therefore I am placing this letter of Aloha to you, and all the teachers from Hawaii to Kauai, and the churches of God.

Pertaining to our life in this valley for these past four years and a half amongst these people, we hope for gods kind care; living with this uncivilized people, there has been much evil deeds among the locals these months, a war, drinking of liquor, and assassination.

As for God’s deeds here in this valley, there are a few students who cordially come and socialize on Sunday meetings and on school days. But we are awaiting the lush growth of the fruit of the earth.

We meth with our compatriots here in Atuona in the month of June 10, 1865. J. W. Kaiwi and H. Napaeaina and his daughter came here to Atuona. And on the 13th of June, J. Kekela and A. Kaukau came and brought their ship to work on their boat; we lived together for three Sundays and they returned home. And in the month of Nov. 3, 1865, we met cordially with S. Kauwealoha and J. Kekela; they came from Uapou. After our Sunday prayer, they sailed to Puamau, and S. Kauwealoha went on to Fatuhiva to meet with A. Kaukau and J. W. Kaiwi; we, those here in Hivaoa, therefore are living happily with the good blessings from  God; my wife sends her aloha to you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, for all times. Amen.

By Z. Hapuku.

(Kuokoa, 12/8/1865, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 49, Aoao 4. Dekemaba 8, 1865.

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