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).
May 11, 1841: Regarding School Laws and School Inspectors
Mei 11 i ka 10 o ka hora halawai hou naʻlii a heluhelu hou ia ke kanawai Piliwaiwai a ua hooholoia e naʻlii.
Ua kamailio no hoi naʻlii no ke kanawai kula.
Ua kamailio no hoi naʻlii no na kahu kula, ua ae like naʻlii i ko Ii kahu kula ana no Oahu, A ua aeia o Papohaku i kahu kula no Kauai. Ua aeia o Kanakaokai i kahukula no Molokai. Ua aeia o Davida Malo i kahukula no Maui. Ua aeia o Kanakaahuahu i kahukula no Hawaii.
Eia kekahi ua ae like naʻlii i ko Davida Malo noho luna kula ana maluna iho o lakou a pau.