The 31st of July—We saw this past Saturday, an Announcement on the side of the road calling out to leave your precious things at home and to make your way to Kaumakapili in the calm of the evening, to find out about the inception of a gay banquet for our Restoration Day, that being the 31st that is approaching. When we got there, gathered together were the wise patriots, and amongst them we saw walking with a cane, our last remaining oldster, that being our patient Royal Governor of times past, Mataio Kekuanaoa. With the makaainana all ready to meet, news was heard that there was not a building, that there was a prayer meeting within, and the assembly went home in sorrow, to the far plains in the land of Waikiki. It was stated that a meeting will be held this evening at Kawaiahao; come one, come all!
(Au Okoa, 7/3/1865, p. 3)