[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]
Prizing the Lahui.—We have heard that the Honorable R. C. Wyllie is considering presenting medals to some women living on his lands at Hanalei; the reason for him doing so is because of the great number of children these women gave birth to, that being 15 children of one, and the same for the other; and a majority of the children survive. His Honor probably wants to encourage women to care for their children properly; it is clear that it is only through mothers that this lahui will go on. It is a good thing to prize this lahui. Mothers, take good care of your children so that this lahui will be perpetuated, upon this pukaa* within the deep blue sea of the Pacific.
*This word “pukaa” was italicized in the original. Might anyone have other examples of a usage that means something other than artillery?
(Kuokoa, 11/14/1863, p. 2)