January 1, 1829: Regarding the Brig – Ennore
In a previous post, we discussed Boki (Kamāʻuleʻule), a noted chief during the reigns of both King Kamehameha I and Kauikeaouli (Kamehameha II). Boki was frequently involved with various mercantile and shipping business ventures. Prior to his departure on the ill-fated voyage in 1829 that claimed more than four hundred lives, Boki had “fitted out and dispatched the brigs Ainoa [known as Ennore by foreigners] and Kamehameha to Manilla and Canton in charge of the chief Manuia. Among the articles sent to the Chinese market in this venture were about a thousand seal skins and five or six hundred piculs of sandalwood.” Thirty-Seventh Annual Report of the Hawaiian Historical Society for the Year 1928 20 (1929) (available online).
While in Canton, the brig Ennore was sold at auction on January 1, 1829. Below is an excerpt from the account sheet describing the transaction.
Account Sales Charge and Net Proceeds of the Brig Ennore [Ainoa]. Sold this day at Public Auction by Markurich & Lane on account of the Sandwich Island Government by Order of General Manuia, their representative here, Macao, Jan. 1, 1829.
Jan. of 1st
Sold this day to Antonio Francisco Batalha – the Brig Ennore with all her flores . . . . . $1560-
Printing 200. Advertisments . . . .$6:-
Boat hire sending advertisements to Linten and Macao . . . .2: