News from the Marquesas, 1861.


In this issue, there is a letter from Rev. J. Kekela speaking of the difficulties of Paulo Kapohaku, at Heteani, pertaining to his house house burning; and the difficulties of Rev. S. Kauwealoha at Hanatekuua, pertaining to the abuse of the pagans [pegana] to the locals there; their belongings were stolen and thereafter they [the pegans] tore down S. Kauwealoha’s house and took all his belongings from within.

When hearing of this News from the archipelago of Nuuhiva, the Heads of the Missionaries met again and discussed what should be done; and they decided to prepare the Hokuao to sail quickly to Hivaoa; a number of elder missionaries will go to see them. But because Baldwin folk and Smith folk are facing difficulties, Rev. L. H. Gulick has been chosen to go, and speak with them at this time.

On the 28th of February, at 5 o’clock in the evening, the Hokuao sailed with a fine wind.

New Missionaries—Zakaria Hapuku and his wife, Hana Ihuanu, from the Makawao church. The two of them are interested in the missionary service.

Paulo Kapohaku—It is believed that P. Kapohaku will come home because he is afflicted with blindness.

(Hoku Loa, 3/1861, p. 33)


Hoku Loa, Buke II, Helu 9, Aoao 33. Maraki 1861.


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