George Berkely Rowell, 1865.

News from Waimea, Kauai.

In the midday of this 9th of August, G. B. Rowell and the church members who followed him went into the Church of Waimea with new locks to shut the doors of the Church so that it could not be entered with the old keys in our possession, until our meeting hour, at 1:30, when I went to ring our meeting bell; the doors were locked and people were on guard from inside, with the doors locked; and I said, “open the doors you guys so that I can come in to ring our bell.” Kahele and Luka, the heads of Rowell’s church refused.

Therefore, I stopped talking to them, and returned, but I was determined to break down the door, but I was blocked by a dear friend of mine, therefore, I did not carry out that thought of mine, and here we are without a church; we enter our Church no more.

So all you people reading this news, what do you think; do you think the church belongs to G. B. Rowela? Remember the ruling of the Missionary Association at Honolulu, Oahu, on the 13th of June, 1865; and in that ruling, his position as a reverend was ended because of his crime, therefore, does a discharged reverend have the right to take a Church for himself, along with the people who follow after him?

J. Kauai.

Waimea, Kauai, Aug. 29, 1865.

(Kuokoa, 9/2/1865, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 35, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 2, 1865.

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