In the excerpt below, originally found in the Privy Council Minutes, a resolution was passed which granted the petition of Wm. Ryan for the remission of one half the fine imposed for keeping a victualing house without a license. It was granted on condition that he would pay for a license.
Prince Lot also questioned the appropriateness of introducing licenses for taverns and hotels, and adding a clause forbidding them to be turned into dance houses. A transcription of this page is contained below:
June 28, 1830: A Letter from King Kauikeaouli Regarding Horses
This brief letter, which was written when Kauikeaouli was approximately 16 years old, provides instructions about his horses. Please find the transcription below.
Na Kuahine, Oahu Honolulu
Maui Lahaina Iune 28ʻʻ 1830
Aloha nui olua
e Kuahine a me Keomailani. Eia mai a olua mau wahi Ia elua lau au elua lau a Keomailani o tau mau wahi hoouta i hola no ia ia olua Pau ia olelo au ia olua.
Eia neia manao ou ia olua me Kekuanaoa o tou mau Lio e hoouta mai e ha no ou mau lio e hoouta mai ana aole au i ike atu i ta nui lio. O tou mau ao i hola no ia ia outou e hoouta maitai mai oe itua lio. King Kauikeouli
June 27, 1845: Letter from Kekūanāoʻa to Keoni Ana
This letter, dated June 27, 1845 and addressed to Keoni Ana, is a nice example of every day official government correspondence. In Kekūanāoʻa’s letter, he respectfully requests to be excused from the Legislature because he has jury trials that day at the Fort. A transcription of this letter is provided below.
June 22, 1852: An Act to Abolish the Law of Illicit Cohabitation
This session law, enacted on June 22, 1852, repealed the law of illicit cohabitation. The original law was misunderstood and misapplied by the District Judges, and as a result, greatly oppressed the people. Going forward, any such offense would instead be punished as adultery.
June 22, 1852: A Law to End Konohiki Labor for Women
Prior to the session law enacted below, women who did not work were required to “return to the work of the Konohiki as in former times, to the work appropriate of women.” The session law below repealed this law, and prohibited women from being compelled to do Konohiki work.
June 19, 1852: An Act Abolishing the Punishment of Women Who Become Pregnant by Fornication or Adultery
In the statute below, a woman who became pregnant by “fornication” or “adultery” would not be fined or punished until after the birth of the child. If the child lived past the age of four months, the woman would not be punished. But if the child failed to live to the age of four months, the woman would be found guilty and punished in accordance with Chapter XIII of the Penal Code.