TRAVELS IN THE SANDWICH AND SOCIETY ISLANDS

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Page 415 - Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of the French, taking into consideration the existence in the Sandwich Islands of a Government capable of providing for the regularity of its relations with Foreign Nations, have thought it right to engage, reciprocally, to consider the Sandwich ^Islands as an Independent State, and never to take possession, neither directly or under the title of Protectorate, or under any other form, of any part of the Territory of which they are composed.
Page 409 - 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 435 - The Inferno. A Literal Prose Translation, with the Text of the Original printed on the same page. By John A. Carlyle, MD 5*. — The Purgatorlo. A Literal Prose Translation, with the Text printed on the same page.
Page 416 - 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 18 - 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 415 - The undersigned, her Britannic Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and the Ambassador Extraordinary of his Majesty the King of the French, at the court of London, being furnished with the necessary powers, hereby declare, in consequence, that their said majesties take reciprocally that engagement.
Page 441 - Costume in England. A HISTORY OF DRESS, from the Earliest Period until the close of the Eighteenth Century ; with a Glossary of Terms for all Articles of Use or Ornament worn about the Person. "By FW FAIRHOLT, FSA With upwards of 600 Engravings, drawn on Wood by the Author.
Page 407 - God has also bestowed certain rights alike on all men, and all chiefs, and all people of all lands. These are some of the rights which he has given alike to every man, and every chief...
Page 417 - 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 413 - ... 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...

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