POLITICAL NOTES: Requiescat

Last week there died at 82, the only President of a short-lived republic.

On April 23, in the 19th year (1844) of the reign of His Majesty, Kamehameha III, Daniel Dole and his wife Emily Ballard, missionaries of Christ to the Kanakas, took great joy. Their joyance was not in their official capacity, for there were still troublous times in the Sandwich Islands. For nearly 25 years American missionaries had been establshed on the Islands, and although human sacrifice, polyandry, polygamy and the unspeakable punalua were disappearing and a...

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