Queen Liliuokalani looking back at 1881 and the smallpox quarantine, 1898.

[Found under: “KA BUKE MOOLELO HAWAII”]

MOKUNA XIII

Ko’u noho Kahu Aupuni ana.

Aka, he mau kumuhana ano nui kakaikahi ka’u e kamailio aku ai i keia wa. He mau pule kakaikahi mahope iho o ko ka Moi Kalakaua kaawale ana aku, ua pahola ae la ka lono, ua puka ae ka mai Samola Poki iloko o ke kulanakauhale.

Ua manaoia, ua hoea mai keia ma’i mai Kina mai, aka, o na hiohiona i hala aku la, i loaa makou he oolea, a o ka hana pono wale no oia no ka hoao ana aku e kaohi i ka laha loa ana aku. Ua kahea aku au i ka Aha Kuhina, a ua makaukau hoi au ma na ano a pau e kaohi mai ai i ka nee mua ana aku o ka ma’i.

O na launa kamailio ana mawaena o na mokupuni, ua hoopaaia na moku e lawe ana i na ohua, ua hookapu loa ia. Ua haawi ia aku na hoomalu ikaika ana maluna o na poe i loaa i ka ma’i a i hoohuoi wale ia.

Chapter XIII

MY REGENCY

But here are a few matters of interest during this time of which I must now speak. King Kalakaua had been gone but a few weeks when the startling news was in circulation that the small-pox had broken out in the city. It was supposed to have been introduced from China; but our past experience with the disease had shown us how fatal it might become to the Hawaiian people, and whatever the inconveniences it became necessary at all hazards to prevent its spread. Summoning the cabinet, I had all arrangements perfected to stay the progress of the epidemic. Communication between the different islands of the group was stopped. Vessels were absolutely prohibited from taking passengers. A strict quarantine of all persons infected or under suspicion was maintained…

(Aloha Aina, 12/17/1898, p. 6)

Ke Aloha Aina, Buke VI, Helu 51, Aoao 6. Dekemaba 17, 1898.

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