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.

We agree to meet from time to time for the purpose of practising and improvement in Instrumental Music. We agree to play for the King and for the other officers of Government whenever called on by our Captain for such reasonable compensation as he shall award not less than one Dollar nor more than three Dollars per man for any time not to exceed one day.

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

In confirmation of this Contract and agreement we subscribe our names this 23d day of May A.D. 1848, at Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands.

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