Iune 27: Leka a Kekūanāoʻa iā Keoni Ana

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.

Available in Foreign Office and Executive Chronological File, 1790 – 1849 1845 June 25-30.

Honolulu Iune 27-1845

Aloha oe ~

ka mea Hanohano Kiekie ke Kuhina. Ke hai aku nei au ia oe me ka mahalo. Eia koʻu la i hana Jure ai ma ka Papu nei. A no ka Ahaolelo ke noi aku nei au. E ai mai kuu mea Hanohano e noho au e hana i kaʻu hana. A e haawi mai no noi i ka lohe.

A i na ua ai maikai oe. E hai ae oe i ka Aha olelo. Aloha oe.

O wau no kou kauwa,
M Kekuanaoa