HAWAII'S STORY BY HAWAII'S QUEEN [NOOK Book]

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An excerpt from the beginning of Chapter 46: AT two o'clock on the afternoon of the 27th of February I was again called into court, and sentence passed upon me. It was the extreme penalty for "misprision of treason," ? a fine of $5,000, and imprisonment at hard labor for five years. I need not add that it was never executed, and that it was probably no ...
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HAWAII'S STORY BY HAWAII'S QUEEN

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Overview

Scanned, proofed and corrected from the original hardcover edition for enjoyable reading.

An excerpt from the beginning of Chapter 46: AT two o'clock on the afternoon of the 27th of February I was again called into court, and sentence passed upon me. It was the extreme penalty for "misprision of treason," – a fine of $5,000, and imprisonment at hard labor for five years. I need not add that it was never executed, and that it was probably no part of the intention of the government to execute it, except, perhaps, in some future contingency. Its sole purpose was to terrorize the native people and to humiliate me. After Major Potter had read to me my sentence, and carefully pocketed the paper on which it was written, together with other papers in the case ( I might have valued them, perhaps, as souvenirs), I was conducted back to my place of confinement.
No especial change was perceptible in my treatment or mode of life by reasons of my trial and sentence. Though I was still not allowed to have newspapers or general literature to read, writing-paper and lead-pencils were not denied; and I was thereby able to write music, after drawing for myself the lines of the staff. At first I had no instrument, and had to transcribe the notes by voice alone; but I found, notwithstanding disadvantages, great consolation in composing, and transcribed a number of songs. Three found their way from my prison to the city of Chicago, where they were printed, among them the "Aloha Oe" or "Farewell to Thee," which became a very popular song.
I was notified that I might be permitted to walk the veranda for my relaxation after the business hours of the day. My friends were allowed to send me tokens of sympathy, so bouquets of flowers and baskets of fruit of all varieties came in almost every day. I had also, at pleasure, the flowers of my own gardens at Uluhaimalama. In good things for my table I did not suffer. Rich cakes, clear jellies, and many other delicacies arrived every day of my imprisonment. Where so many were attentive, it seems hardly possible to mention individuals; yet the names of Mrs. S. C. Allen, Mrs. Mary Carter, Mrs. Samuel Parker, Mrs. Haalelea, Mrs. Coney, Mrs. James Campbell, Mrs. Minerva Fernandez, Mrs. Victoria Ward, and Mr. and Mrs. Mana recur to me at this moment, and besides, many other ladies, to whom I am sure I have never ceased to be grateful for their kind remembrance
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011859984
  • Publisher: OGB
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 227,772
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Enlightening. A must read for anyone interested in Hawaii or American history.

    A touching, personal history of Hawaii's last reigning Queen. Thought provoking.

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