May 25, 1852: To Prevent the Carrying of Deadly Weapons
On May 25, 1852, the House of Nobles and the Representatives of Hawaiʻi passed a law to address the habit of carrying deadly weapons–a practice that was considered dangerous to life and the public peace. Unless authorized under law, a person was subject to a fine of $10-30 for carrying or being found armed with a bowie knife, sword-cane, pistol, air-gun, slung-shot, or any other deadly weapon. If the person was unable to pay the fine, they were subject to imprisonment at hard labor for a minimum of 15 days and up to two months.
May 22, 1843: Regarding the Non-Enforcement of Fornication Laws
The letter below was issued during the five-month British occupation of Hawaiʻi. Addressed to Kauikeaouli, the letter explained that the British had no intention of rescinding the order to the governors to not enforce the laws involving fornication. Apparently, once the British flag was placed here in the islands, no disgraceful practices defiling that flag would be tacitly condoned.
May 20, 1882: Regarding an Oath to Serve as Attorney General – Edward Preston
[in pencil: 5-20-82]
Hawaiian islands to wit
I Edward Preston do solemnly and make oath and say that I will well and truly support the Constitution and laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom and will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of my office as Attorney General of the Kingdom
So help me Lord
Subscribed and Sworn this twentieth day of May 1882
Before me: A. Francis Judd, Chief Justice
Mei 14, 1842: Regarding the Division of Lands for Lot and Moses
On May 14, 1842, the Nobles and Representatives discussed the care and division of lands for Lot Kapuāiwa and Moses Kekūāiwa. The lands at issue were located on the island of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. The excerpts below relate to the division and care of lands on Kauaʻi and Oʻahu.
This 1882 amendment again increased the maximum allowable pay from $250 to $500 for Representatives, the elected members of the legislature. The maximum pay had been previously raised in 1868 from $150 to $250 (see this post for more information).