Kauikeaouli’s response to the epidemic, 1853.

KAMEHAMEHA III
PROCLAMATION

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