PERTAINING TO THE
Gift to the Band of Kalaupapa.
Honolulu, May 15, 1893.
Mr. Ambrose Hutchison,
The Hawaiian Gazette Company (Kuokoa Printing Company) has taken a collection and has made $207 from donations made by the few friends of the leprosy patients for the benefit of the Leprosy Band as per the list of names also sent. This sum of money is intended for purchasing uniforms if desired, along with caps, and to refurbish the instruments or to purchase new ones as necessary.
This sum of money is given to the President of the Board of Health, Hon. W. O. Smith, to hold for the purpose it was donated.
And we those who donated the money join together with us in joy in being able to help by supplying the things that will bring happiness to the leprosy patients on Molokai, by donating to the band some things that give them great enjoyment while they live a life of suffering.
However, we think that the band should give two performances every week when and where your local authorities [luna kuloko] decide, so that everyone can rejoice in the music. That is the desire of many of the donors.
Your true friend;
H. M. Whitney,
Manager of the Hawaiian Gazette Co.
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