Below is an entry from a ledger tracking the issuance of Crown Land leases on the island of Hawaiʻi during the time period of 1892-1895. For example, Lessee Dauphiny (#141) received an area of 100 acres on May 27, 1895. It would appear that the amount of the rental was $150 for a term of 30 years.
May 25, 1852: To Prevent the Carrying of Deadly Weapons
On May 25, 1852, the House of Nobles and the Representatives of Hawaiʻi passed a law to address the habit of carrying deadly weapons–a practice that was considered dangerous to life and the public peace. Unless authorized under law, a person was subject to a fine of $10-30 for carrying or being found armed with a bowie knife, sword-cane, pistol, air-gun, slung-shot, or any other deadly weapon. If the person was unable to pay the fine, they were subject to imprisonment at hard labor for a minimum of 15 days and up to two months.
May 22, 1843: Regarding the Non-Enforcement of Fornication Laws
The letter below was issued during the five-month British occupation of Hawaiʻi. Addressed to Kauikeaouli, the letter explained that the British had no intention of rescinding the order to the governors to not enforce the laws involving fornication. Apparently, once the British flag was placed here in the islands, no disgraceful practices defiling that flag would be tacitly condoned.
May 20, 1882: Regarding an Oath to Serve as Attorney General – Edward Preston
[in pencil: 5-20-82]
Hawaiian islands to wit
I Edward Preston do solemnly and make oath and say that I will well and truly support the Constitution and laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom and will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of my office as Attorney General of the Kingdom
So help me Lord
Subscribed and Sworn this twentieth day of May 1882
Before me: A. Francis Judd, Chief Justice