Kamehameha III pardons Linton L. Torbert, 1854.

PARDON FROM THE KING.

Whereas, Linton L. Torbert was, on the 24th day of February, A. D. 1846, convicted of the offense of manslaughter, and fined the sum of two-hundred dollars; and whereas, the said Torbert was not the person who actually committed the manslaughter; and whereas, the conduct of the said Torbert has ever since been that of an honest hard-working and in every way exemplary man. Continue reading

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The chiefs sail to Kailua, 1846.

The Chiefs. The Chiefs landed in Kailua on this past  15th of May; there was a 22-gun salute.

Puhi was tried for murder at Kau, earlier, and he was found guilty, pertaining to murder. How sad is the end of those who do wrong! Continue reading

Neutrality announced in Washington D. C., 1854.

RELIEF FOR TROUBLED EUROPE.

It cannot be doubted that the European Powers now so unhappily engaged in strife will be much relieved by the following kind and considerate proclamation of the King of the Sandwich Islands announcing that his government intends to observe a strict neutrality in regard to the war. The Czar will now breathe freer, and France and England may dismiss all disquietude: Continue reading

Neutrality proclaimed by King Kamehameha III, 1854.

Proclamation.

Kamehameha III King of the Hawaiian Islands.

Be it known to all whom it may concern, that We, Kamehameha III, King of the Hawaiian Islands, hereby proclaim our entire Neutrality in the war now impending between the Great Maritime powers of Europe; that Our Neutrality is to be respected by all Belligerents, to the full extent of Our Jurisdiction, which by Our Fundamental laws is to the distance of one of one marine league, surrounding each of our islands of Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau, commencing at low water mark on each of the respective coasts of said Islands, and includes all channels passing between and dividing said islands, from Island to island; that all captures and sizures made within Our said Jurisdiction are unlawful; and that the protection andd hospitality of Our Ports, Harbors and Roads, shall be equally extended to all the belligerents, so long as they respect Our neutrality. Continue reading

The death of Jonah Piikoi and his autobiography, 1859.

The death of J. Piikoi.

On the 26th of April, the Honorable J. Piikoi, one of the alii of this Hawaiian archipelago died. He was a much admired man for his competence and his determination in the duties given to him. He was 55 years old, and the sickness he died of was of quick pulse [? aalele nui], and problems with his blood flow, and he died.

Before the death of Piikoi, he prepared a story of his life, from his birth until the day he wrote it, that being the 7th of April. This is it below:

The Autobiography of J. Piikoi

I was born in the month of Ikuwa, that being January, in the year of the Lord 1804.

I was born in Waimea, Kauai, and that was where I was raised until the first Liholiho landed on Kauai on the 22nd of the month of  July, 1821. Continue reading

Death of Kaahumanu II, Kinau, 1839.

DEATH.

KAAHUMANU II.

At Honolulu on the 4th of this April.

She became sick on the 30th of December, in the early  morning; the sickness was paralysis. Her left hand and leg became paralyzed, and on the 31st, she was overcome by  sleep: She slept until the paralysis of her left side abated, but her sleep increased until the 2nd of April, and her siblings [? hoahanau] could not wake her. Continue reading