Aloha oukou: Aole au i manao eia no oukou ka lahui ke hoomanao mai nei iau, oiai, he umi makahiki i hala ae nei e ku ana au he Makuahine no oukou ka lahui, a i keia manawa, ua noho mana mai la o Amerika Huipuia maluna oʻu a me oukou kuu lahui, he mea ehaeha no iau na haawina i ili iho ma luna o kakou, aka, he mea hiki ole ke pale ae, ua hoohamama ia mai ko‘u manao, mamuli o na haawina a Amerika i hana mai nei no ka lahui Hawaii, a oia pono kaʻu e ao aku nei e nana mai no ka lahui i na alakai ana a na alakai o ka lahui, oia o Mr. Kaulia a me Mr. Kalauokalani, ua ili ma luna o laua ke koikoi no ka nana ana i ka pono o ka lahui e like me ke Kanawai a Amerika i haawi mai nei, a o ka loaa ana i ka lahui na pono a me na pomaikai no na hanauna aku a kakou o keia mua aku, o ka loaa ana no ia iau oia pono hookahi.
Aole o kakou kuhina aku i koe, koe wale ae la no keia pono akea i haawi ia mai e Amerika ia oukou ka lahui, e hopu a paa, a na oukou e hooponopono no kakou no keia mau aku.
Aloha to all of you. I did not think that you, the people, were still thinking of me, as ten years have passed since I stood as Mother to you all, and at this time the United States of America rules over me and all of you, my beloved people. It is a thing of great pain for me, the burdens that have fallen to us, but it is something that cannot be prevented. My thoughts have been expanded due to the actions of America in what they have given the Hawaiian people [the vote] and I now advise, that the people should look to the guidance of the leaders of the people—Mr. Kaulia and Mr. Kalauokalani. It has fallen to them, the responsibil-ity for watching over of the rights of the people granted by the laws handed down by America, so that the people will receive the rights and benefits for generations to come, and myself similarly.
We have no other way than this expanded right that has been granted by America to all of you, the people, seize it and hold it fast. It is for all of you to make right this future for all of us.
Joseph Apukai Akina [1856-1920] First Speaker of the House for the Territorial Legislature. Ordained a minister in 1902 and served the Hawaiian church in Waimea, Kauaʻi. Was a noted expert in lāʻau lapaʻau and was later placed in charge of the "Hawaiian herb medicine department" of the Territorial Board of Health.