Did Kamehameha IV Have Bears? Oh my! 1857,

Aboard the ship the Yankee were five Deer, from California, and they went to the Royal Hawaiian Agriculture Society, of the King. And aboard that ship the Yankee, were some Terrapin and Frogs, and many types of plants. Haole buy those fine things with the thought they would have fruit in the future.

Bears.–Brought aboard the ship the Metropolis, Capt. Preston, from Oregon, were two Cinnamon Bears, and they were given to the King.

(Hae Hawaii, 12/2/1857, p. 142)

Ka Hae Hawaii, Buke 2, Ano Hou—Helu 2, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 2, 1857.

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