Kauikeaouli’s response to the epidemic, 1853.


Whereas it has pleased Almighty God, the Ruler of Nations, and in whose hands are the destinies of all men, to send among Our people a malignant and infectious disease, called Small Pox [mai Puupuu Liilii], which is rapidly increasing, and threatens to spread throughout Our Islands and decimate the population; and whereas no human efforts can prove successful in arresting the progress of this fearful disease, without the Divine interposition: Continue reading