BE IT REMEMBERED THAT, ON THE 1st day of February, A. D. 1858, J. W. H. KAUWAHI, of Lahainaluna, Island of Maui, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit:
“Kuhikuhi o Kanaka Hawaii.”
Now, therefore, know all men by these presents, that I, L. Kamehameha, H. H. M.’s Minister of the Interior, in accordance with a resolution of the King in Privy Council, bearing date the 15th day of February, 1858, and by virtue of the authority in me vested by Section 1st of the general provisions of Article 4. Chapter 7, of the Act to organize the Executive Departments—laws 1845 and 1846—do hereby grant unto the said J. W. H. Kauwahi, his executors, administrators and assigns, the sole right and liberty of printing, reprinting, publishing and vending the said book of forms in the Hawaiian Islands, for the term of ten years from the 15th day of February, A. D. 1858.
In testimony whereof I, L. Kamehameha, His Majesty’s Minister of the Interior, have caused the seal of the Interior office to be hereunto affixed this 18th day of February, A. D. 1859. L. KAMEHAMEHA.
Be it remembered that, on the 22d day of February, A. D. 1868, J. W. H. Kauwahi, of Lahaina, Island of Maui, in accordance with Section 3d of an Act “To encourage learning in this Kingdom, by securing the copies of charts, maps and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies,” approved on the 31st day of December, 1864, has deposited in this office a copy of his book, entitled,
“KUHIKUHI O KE KANAKA HAWAII,”
The rights of which he claims as author.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Interior Department to be affixed at Honolulu, this 18th day of March, A. D. 1868.
FERD. W. HUTCHISON,
Minister of the Interior.
[Wow. I have personally not seen a copyright issued before in the Kingdom. I wonder how many were issued total. I came across this announcement and recalled a recent post on this publication put up by the Hawaiian Historical Society. What a coincidence.]
(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 4/18/1868, p. 2)
The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XII, Number 40, Page 2. April 18, 1868.