Alexander Liholiho is proclaimed Kamehameha IV, 1854.

PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God to remove from this world our beloved Sovereign, His Late Majesty, Kamehameha III; and whereas, by the Will of His late Majesty, and by the appointment and Proclamation of His Majesty and of the House of Nobles, His Royal Highness, Prince Liholiho, was declared to be His Majesty’s Successor. Therefore, Public Proclamation is hereby made, that Prince Alexander Liholiho is KING of the Hawaiian Islands, under the style of KAMEHAMEHA IV. God Preserve the King.

KEONI ANA,

Kuhina Nui.

(Polynesian, 12/16/1854, p. 2)

PROCLAMATION.

The Polynesian, Volume XI, Number 32, Page 2. December 16, 1854.

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Alexander Liholiho becomes Kamehameha IV, 1854.

OLELO HOOLAHA.

NO KA MEA ua lawe aku ke Akua ola mau loa, mai keia ao aku, i ka MOI KAMEHAMEHA III, ko kakou alii aloha mamua iho nei; no ka mea hoi, mamuli o ke kauoha a ka MOI mamua iho nei a mamuli hoi o ka olelo hooholo a me ka Olelo Hoolaha a ka MOI a me ka Halealii ua kukala ia ka Mea Kiekie Liholiho, oia kona hope;

Nolaila, ke hoolahaia nei ma keia olelo, o ke Alii Alexander Liholiho, oia ka MOI o ko Hawaii pae aina, a o kona inoa alii, o KAMEHAMEHA IV. Na ke Akua e malama ke Alii.

KEONI ANA,

Kuhina Nui.

(Polynesian, 12/16/1854, p. 2)

OLELO HOOLAHA.

The Polynesian, Volume XI, Number 32, Page 2. December 16, 1854.