Cotton was grown here too, 1863.

Petaining to Cotton.

O Kuokoa Newspaper; Aloha oe:

I am reporting to you that the Cotton [Pulupulu] (Sea Island Cotton) is sprouting well in Waimea, Koolauloa, Oahu; you will surely rejoice with my fellow Cotton planters living in other places of these Islands, who planted this thing, Pulupulu, like me.

In the month of February of this very year I planted this Cotton field; it is perhaps an Acre and a half large, and because of the strong wind and the saturating showers of those days, the sprouting was late and slow; and some of it was eaten [amu ia] by army worms [“moo that sleep in the earth”] (kupa). In the month of April, that problem was over, and now, the plants have triumphed; they are growing well; it is like grape vines that are crawling here and there, and the bolls are developing; some are almost mature; I look over their bolls with satisfaction. I am not the only one who planted Cotton here in Waimea, but there are others who planted as well, because of your encouragement.

J. M. Kalanipoo.
Waimea, Oahu, June 22, 1863.

(Kuokoa, 6/27/1863, p. 1)



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