TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE.
Aloha to you all, O People of Hawaii nei:
This is something for us to be happy about. The translation of the Holy Book of God into Hawaiian is complete. The day this great work of the Missionaries was completed was March 25, 1839; nineteen years since the first Missionaries arrived here in Hawaii. The printing is almost done. Rejoice, O Hawaii nei, and your children, and the generations to come, for the kindness of God to you. Seek it out, and read it, and take care of this fine thing.
I have aloha for you all, and I tell you this with joy.
Honolulu, April 8, 1839.
(Kumu Hawaii, 4/10/1839, p. 91)