George Berkely Rowell, 1865.

News from Waimea, Kauai.

In the midday of this 9th of August, G. B. Rowell and the church members who followed him went into the Church of Waimea with new locks to shut the doors of the Church so that it could not be entered with the old keys in our possession, until our meeting hour, at 1:30, when I went to ring our meeting bell; the doors were locked and people were on guard from inside, with the doors locked; and I said, “open the doors you guys so that I can come in to ring our bell.” Kahele and Luka, the heads of Rowell’s church refused. Continue reading

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