The Real Hawaii; Its History and Present Condition, Including the True Story of the Revolution

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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...at the palace and uptown. A few minutes later I met an American, who was on his way to the Boston to convey the news to Captain Wiltse. He informed me the Queen had commanded the ministers to countersign the new constitution and they had refused, in consequence of which she had threatened their lives. To ...
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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. 1899 Excerpt: ...at the palace and uptown. A few minutes later I met an American, who was on his way to the Boston to convey the news to Captain Wiltse. He informed me the Queen had commanded the ministers to countersign the new constitution and they had refused, in consequence of which she had threatened their lives. To avoid personal danger, in great fear and excitement they had hastily made their way down town and appealed to the leading men of the community to protect and sustain them. I was further informed that at the office of W. O. Smith, on Fort street, a large number of prominent men were holding a meeting. I hurried on to that place, only a few hundred yards from the landing, and found the two rooms of the office crowded with the best men of the city, irrespective of political affiliations, busily devising 163 Opposition to Liliuokalani. ways and means to avert serious consequences, and to prevent, if possible, the Queen from doing such an unconstitutional act. Some excitement was exhibited on the part of a few, and much uneasiness shown by all, yet every one was outspoken in a determination to do something to prevent the arbitrary promulgation of a constitution. Short speeches were made, voicing this sentiment, but nothing was said or intimated beyond a condemnation of the Queen's act as unconstitutional, and threatening the business interests of the kingdom. I left them still in session and went on to the palace grounds, where the native crowd still remained waiting for news from the inside of the palace. The soldiers were still drawn up in line ready for a move. The natives in the grounds appeared to be unconcerned and quiet. I made a circuit of the city, and in the eastern suburbs met a body of natives on horseback coming in from the country. I learned later ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150395857
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 84
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Anti-Hawaiian propaganda from 1899

    An American naval officer, in Hawaii with the USS Boston at the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, unintentionally makes a case for Hawaiian resistance to American domination.

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