November 16, 1836: Treaty with Britain (Māhele 3)
As described in a previous blog posting, Commander Edward Russell of the H.M.S. Actaeon secured an agreement at gunpoint which permitted British residents to settle on land obtained with the king’s consent. The Hawaiian and English versions of this controversial treaty were provided in previous blog postings (Māhele 1 and Māhele 2). In the record provided below, it lists the names of those who witnessed the treaty between the Hawaiian and British governments. A transcription follows.
Ua lohe makou i ka ae ana a ke Kanikele ame ka Haku i kekahi manao maloko oka olelo hoolike e ko Hawaii nei a me ko Belikania ma ka pauku A. ona olelo hoolike la maka la 16. Nove 16 i ka M. 1836.
/s/ [kolamu 1]