Travels in the Sandwich and Society Islands

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Chapman & Hall, 1856 - Hawaii - 428 pages

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Page 410 - KAMEHAMEHA I. was the founder of the kingdom, and to him belonged all the land from one end of the islands to the other, though it was not his own private property. It belonged to the chiefs and people in common, of whom Kamehameha I. was the head, and had the management of the landed property. Wherefore, there was not formerly, and is not now any person who could or can convey away the smallest portion of land without the consent of the one who had, or has the direction of the kingdom.
Page 417 - In witness whereof, the undersigned have signed the present declaration, and have affixed thereto the seals of their arms. " Done in duplicate at London, the twenty-eighth day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three. (Signed) ABERDEEN. L. s. (Signed) ST. AULAIRE.
Page 382 - So saying, her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the Fruit, she pluck'd, she eat: Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
Page 19 - Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground ; long heath, brown furze, any thing : The wills above be done ! but I would fain die a dry death.
Page 409 - Protection is hereby secured to the persons of all the people, together with their lands, their building lots and all their property, while they conform to the laws of the kingdom, and nothing whatever shall be taken from any individual except by express provision of the laws.
Page 418 - IT being desirable that a general convention should be substituted for the various instruments of mutual agreement at present existing between Great Britain and the Sandwich Islands, the following articles have, for that purpose and to that intent, been mutually agreed upon and signed...
Page 409 - That no law shall be enacted which is at variance with the word of the Lord Jehovah, or at variance with the general spirit of His word.
Page 414 - ... These persons shall have part in the councils of the kingdom. No law of the nation shall be passed without their assent. They shall act in the following manner : They shall assemble annually, for the purpose of seeking the welfare of the nation, and establishing laws for the kingdom. Their meetings shall commence in April, at such day and place as the King shall appoint. It shall also be proper for the King to consult with the above persons respecting all the great concerns of the kingdom, in...
Page 419 - IV. The protection of the King of the Sandwich Islands shall be extended to all British vessels, their officers and crews. In case of shipwreck, the chiefs and inhabitants of the different parts of the Sandwich Islands shall succour them, and secure them from plunder.

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