Queen Emma’s foreign travels and patriotism abroad, 1866.

Hawaiian Boy in New York.

U. S. Steamer “Don” Navy Yard,

New York, August 13, 1866.

O Kuokoa Newspaper: Aloha oe:

I am P. K. Someone under your care; I am stating my hope before the friends living under the protection of King Kamehameha V, the King of the Hawaiian Islands.

The Queen of the Hawaiian Archipelago landed in New York on the 8th of August, 1866 from Britain. The ship Java entered New York harbor and a 21 gun salute was sounded at the fort, in aloha for Queen Emma Kaleleonalani.

Another day thereafter, the Queen went aboard the welcoming vessel called the Receiving Ship Vermont. When she went aboard, a 42 gun salute was sounded, and afterwards, she went aboard the Revenue Cutter ship. There were many distinguished people who went along with her to show honor to her Queenship, and there were many prominent girls of the United States of America who went touring along with her within New York City, and they felt admiration for the Queen and they called her Her Excellency before all other foreign lands [? imua o na aina e]. She was brought from the Nation of Hawaii.

Thereafter, she went to the city of the president [? alii kui] of the United States, where she was hosted with dignity for their aloha for the Queen of the Hawaiian Islands, Emma Rooke.

Therefore, I am overjoyed for our Queen, as I speak before the girls of the Nation of Hawaii about the grandeur of their Queen Emma, and because of this they should be joyful when the Queen arrives in the Hawaiian Nation. Here is another thing which I say before you all, our Queen is someone who is greatly honored by the enlightened nations, by her travelling in foreign lands with humility. She is not pretentious like some other women; she is greatly spoken of by reputable women of other nations, and they hold her in high esteem; therefore, O Girls of the Hawaiian Nation, be respectful of your Queen, like the fine girls of the United States who admire your Queen, the Queen Dowager Emma.

With appreciation,

P. Kelekai.

(Kuokoa, 10/ 13/1866, p. 3)

Keiki Hawaii ma Nu Ioka

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke V, Helu 41, Aoao 3. Okatoba 13, 1866.