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This session law, enacted on June 22, 1852, repealed the law of illicit cohabitation.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 The session law below repealed this law, and prohibited women from being compelled to do Konohiki work.