Mei 27: Komisina o nā ʻĀina Mōʻī: Nā Palapala Hoʻolimalima

May 27, 1895: Crown Land Leases

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.

Available in Leases and Financial Records Vol. 10, Hawaii Island Leases, 1892-1895.

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Mei 25: E Hookapu i ka Lawelawe ana i ka Pepehi Kanaka

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.

Available in Session Laws, He Kumukanawai a me Na Kanawai, 1852.

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Mei 23: “The King’s Band” – ʻAelike Hoʻopaʻa Hana

May 23, 1848: The King’s Band – A Contract for Services

Available in Chronological File, 1790-1849, Series 402-23, Folder: 1848 May 20-25.

The King’s Band

The undersigned members of His Majesty’s Band of Music, hereby contract and agree to serve under the orders of William Merseburgh, the Captain appointed by His Majesty. Continue reading “Mei 23: “The King’s Band” – ʻAelike Hoʻopaʻa Hana”

Mei 22: No ka Hoʻokō ʻole i ke Kānāwai no ka Hoʻokamakama

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.

Available in Chronological File, 1790 – 1849, Series 402-9, Folder: 1843 May 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 22.

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Mei 20: No ka Hoʻohiki ʻana o ka Loio Kuhina – Edward Preston

May 20, 1882: Regarding an Oath to Serve as Attorney General – Edward Preston

Available in Attorney General Records, 1880-1883

[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
Edward Preston

Subscribed and Sworn this twentieth day of May 1882
Before me: A. Francis Judd, Chief Justice