Birth Announcement of Princess Kaiulani, 1875.

Brand New Princess

We are full of joy at being the ones to announce the news that will make all corners of Hawaii elated, that being at 9:15 in the morning of this past Saturday, October 16th, born here in Honolulu nei, was Princess Victoria Kaiulani Cleghorn by

“Like a kahuli snail of changing colors in the sun
Is the sparking [lohi] flats glittering [lohi] in Maukele
How slow [lohi] are you, dallying
Dallying are you, the woman [one with the “canoe”]
It is you, and now they are gone.”—

that being the Royal child of the Alii, C. Kapaakea and A. Keohokalole, who have passed on without holding their grandchild; and the alii wife of the chief, Ake [“Archie.” Archibald Cleghorn] of this town.

The birth of a new alii is something that will fill loyal subjects with boundless joy and happiness, with thoughts that she will procreate and increase the future generations of the alii now in rule. This is the first birth of a child of one of Keoho’s alii children, therefore, their royal offspring will become a great darling for them all.

We pray for the Heavens’ patience and benevolence, that they watch over her in her youth, and that they lengthen her days, as well as her alii mother, so that she may give birth to many royal children.

(Kuokoa, 10/23/1875, p. 2)

He kama Aliiwahine opio hou loa.

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIV, Helu 43, Aoao 2. Okatoba 23, 1875.