Mele inoa for Kalahoolewa by W. L. Moehonua, 1867.

No William Pitt Leleiohoku, Kalahoolewa o Kaleiopapa.

He inoa keia e Hoku—e,
Pua lei aloha a Anoiu—e,
Nani wale kuu ipo Anolani—e,
Ua nohi uli wale i ka la—e,
Ka maka mohala o ka lehua—e,
Ka nonohi ukulii o ka pua—e,
I pu-a i ka uka o Malama—e,
Ahi awela no Heeia—e,
Kohaihai pua i ka uka—e,
O ke oho laulii o ke koa—e,
Maholehole wale oia la—e,
Ka awihi lihilihi a ka maka—e,
O ka maka kai ike hauna wale—e,
O no no e ka puu kuhikuhi—e,
I ka wai ohelo ohelo—e,
O ka ua noe ia i ka poli—e,
E halia mai nei ke aloha—e,
Aulii oiala oiala—e,
Ka hiwahiwa a loko e piana—e,
Kuu kihei pili mae ole—e,
He aloha—e kaua—e.

W. Luther Moehonua.

(Au Okoa, 5/30/1867, p. 4)

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Ke Au Okoa, Buke III, Helu 6, Aoao 4. Mei 30, 1867.

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This performance must have been something to see! 1875.

Great Hawaiian Royal Concert

To be given by the Famous Choir of Kawaiahao, under the Direction of Her Highness the Chiefess Lilia K. Dominis, assisted by His Highness the Chief W. P. Leleiohoku, in Kawaiahao Church on this coming Saturday, June 12. Continue reading

Name song for Leleiohoku by William Luther Moehonua, 1867.

No William Pitt Leleiohoku Kalahoolewa o Kaleiopapa.

He inoa keia e Hoku—e,
Pua lei aloha a Anoiu—e,
Nani wale kuu ipo Anolani—e,
Ua nohi uli wale i ka la—e,
Ka maka mohala o ka lehua—e,
Ka nonohi ukulii o ka pua—e,
I pu-a i ka uka o Malama—e,
Ahi awela no Heeia—e,
Kohaihai pua i ka uka—e,
O ke oho laulii o ke koa—e,
Maholehole wale oia la—e,
Ka awihi lihilihi a ka maka—e,
O ka maka kai ike hauna wale—e,
O no no e ka puu kuhikuhi—e,
I ka wai ohelo ohelo—e,
O ka ua noe ia i ka poli—e,
E halia mai nei ke aloha—e,
Aulii oiala oiala—e,
Ka hiwahiwa a loko e piana—e,
Kuu kihei pili mae ole—e,
He aloha—e kaua—e.

W. Luther Moehonua.

(Au Okoa, 5/30/1867, p. 4)

No William Pitt Leleiohoku Kalahoolewa o Kaleiopapa

Ke Au Okoa, Buke III, Helu 6, Aoao 4. Mei 30, 1867.

 

20th birthday of Prince Leleiohoku, 1875.

Birthday of the Heir Apparent.

On this coming Sunday, the 10th of January, that is the birthday of Prince W. P. Leleiohoku, and it will be the twentieth year of his life. He was born on the 10th of January, 1855, on the day of the funeral of King Kauikeaouli, and for that reason he was named Kalahoolewa. From what we hear, that day will be celebrated as a holiday [la kulaia]; however, because it falls on the Sabbath, the celebration will be postponed until Monday, that being the 11th of January of this year; and this will be the first time that his birthday will be widely celebrated, as we respectfully give commemoration to the Heir Apparent in place of his Elder Brother Monarch who has left for foreign lands. With feelings of hope, we wish that the holiday will be celebrated all over the nation suitably.

(Lahui Hawaii, 1/1/1875, p. 2)

La Hanau o ka Hooilina Moi.

Ka Lahui Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 1, Aoao 2. Ianuari 1, 1875.

The 1874 speech of Leleiohoku at Kalaupapa, 1891.

THE SPEECH OF THE REGENT, PRINCE LELEIOHOKU, AT THE COLONY OF KALAUPAPA, MOLOKAI.

November 28, 1874.

O Citizens of the Alii, King Kalakaua I., a fraction of his people, aloha to you.

This was the day that we gained the independence of this our mother country, and it is a day for you, Hawaiian people, to rejoice.

In this rejoicing however, there is also something to be anguished and mournful about, for if you turn and look back, there is not your wife, or children, or your family, or the rest, if you are a man who was separated here by the government to come to Kalaupapa; auwe, this is something that pains his heart for his companion, his wife; and so too for the woman who grieves for her husband; and the parent who grieves for his child, and the child for his parent, and so forth.

O Makaainana of King Kalakaua I., living in this friendless land, you have but one friend, that being the protection of the government.

This painful burden that you have been stricken with does not come through the control of the child of man, but comes from God.

Therefore, all you makaainana who have aloha for your alii, I am one of your parents, but I am powerless to divert the power of the law, for I am but a student of the law; yet it pains me to see you, O Beloved makaainana; I first saw some of you turning your faces away from mine.

But should there be a time in the future, when the rule falls totally upon me, then that will be the time when I will search out and put my efforts into finding relief for all of us, but that lies in the hands of the one who created us.

Therefore, O Beloved makaainana, do forgive me, and may the power of the Lord help us all.

[You never know where you will find information. I have not been able to find mention of this speech by Leleiohoku in 1874, but 17 years later…]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 9/25/1891, p. 2)

KA HAIOLELO A KE KAHU AUPUNI, KE KEIKI ALII LELEIOHOKU...

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 289, Aoao 2. Sepatemaba 25, 1891.

Leleiohoku, the Prince Regent, 1874.

THE FIRST PUBLIC SPEECH

By His Highness

THE ALII WILLIAM PITT LELEIOHOKU,

Before the Citizens at Ewa, Oahu.

[Ewa’s makaainana are surely very proud that they were victorious, hearing the words from His Highness, the Chief, and the Crowned Prince of the Nation, W. P. Leleiohoku, on Saturday, April 25, 1874. Because of the excellence of the content, and that this is the very first of his speeches, and because of the great desire and admiration for it, therefore, we are putting it before the public to admire it for themselves, to see the intelligent expression from the Young Prince. Ed.]

O Citizens:—My naau¹ is filled with joy to see upon your faces this day, a sign telling me that your loving hearts are encouraged by the astute remarks of our King spoken of in his royal address pertaining to one of the foundations of His Kingdom, that being

“The Increase of the Lahui.”

The is an important question which our King puts before you, and not just you, but before all of the citizens of His Kingdom from Hawaii to Kauai; it is a wide, deep, and lingering question. And this is the appropriate time for us to raise this question to consider it, being that the lahui continues to decrease, from the conditions as shown in the dark ages gone by.

As I speak on the subject of this question, let us look to the future, and consider the character of the One who asked this question, that being our current King. He did not simply take up [lawe kamako²] this endeavor, or do it on his own; he carefully considered it, trusting in your patience in helping Him in search out means to rejuvenate this lahui. Continue reading

King Kalakaua leaves for America, 1874.

The Alii, the King, boarded the battleship Benecia at 10 oʻclock and 30 minutes on the morning of this past Tuesday [11/17/1874] to go to the United States of America. When he reached the wharf, seaside of Halemahoe, it was an awesome sight; the seeing off by his subjects of the King on his travels to foreign lands. The people crowded together to shake his hand, give gifts, kiss his hand, and chant his name songs, but the King did not dawdle. When the skiff came by for him, accompanied by the Prince Regent [Kahu Aupuni] and the attendants, the sailors of the battleships Tenedos, Scout, and Benecia climbed the yard, and as the skiff moved on, the battery of Ainahou and the two British battleships each gave a 21 gun salute,— Continue reading