A Residence in the Sandwich Islands

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 Excerpt: ...me to be present at the examination of it, previous to its being delivered to the care of the mission. On my arrival at the establishment of the chief, the trunk was produced, and as much of its former contents as could be found, replaced. It was then formally given up, in presence of a large assembly of the...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 Excerpt: ...me to be present at the examination of it, previous to its being delivered to the care of the mission. On my arrival at the establishment of the chief, the trunk was produced, and as much of its former contents as could be found, replaced. It was then formally given up, in presence of a large assembly of the people, of the prince and his guardian, including all their personal attendants, male and female; while the culprit was, with punished by dismissal from the service of Kauikeaouli. In the course of the investigation, it was ascertained that the kahu, nurse, or chief personal attendant of the prince, was accessory to the theft. He was immediately called, and ordered to bring forward the personal effects of the chief, of which he had the care, for inspection, preparatory to his dismissal from his situation. In the course of the morning, the clothes, furniture, books, &c. in his pos judicial solemnity, publicly PREVALENCE OF THEFT. 186 session were examined; and after an inventory of them had been, taken in the presence of all the high chiefs, they were delivered, as insignia of the office, to another petty chief, while the former kahu was disgraced by a public expulsion from the household of the lad. We were much gratified with the manliness and resolution of the prince on this occasion. He is only nine years old, was strongly attached to his kahu, having been carried in his arms from his birth, and wept much when parting with him; still he said he mtist go, or by and by it would be thought that he himself was heva, guilty, and that if he kept thieves in his train, it would be said that he ordered them to steal. This is the most decisive measure ever taken by a chief, for the suppression of theft; and will doubtless produce a happy effect. Formerly, t...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150327728
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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