Whereas it is necessary to obtain a compact union of all the People who love the Country, and its independence irrespective of Party or creed. Therefore, we the Ladies of the Hawaiian Kingdom, form ourselves into an Association, under the following Constitution
We, Mrs. James Campbell, as President of the Hawaiian Women’s Patriotic League of the Hawaiian Islands, an organization in which the great majority of the Hawaiian Women of the Hawaiian native are associated unanimously, for the purpose of obtaining restoration of the Monarchical Government in the Hawaiian Islands, reposing confidence and trusting in Her wisdom and integrity, do hereby certify to the people of our great and good friend, the Republic of the United States of America, that the large majority of the Hawaiian people have in the past and now at the present time recognized Her Majesty Queen Liliʻuokalani as our lawful and Constitutional Sovereign regardless of the abdication by Her of Her right and claim as the lawful Sovereign to the throne of Hawaiʻi.
That no cause whatever can arise that will alter or change the mind of the Hawaiian people and their desire to see Monarchy restored, and the Throne occupied by Queen Liliʻuokalani, who would never have been deposed by a handful of foreigners but for the support rendered them by the American Ship of war Boston.
While we were on the islands there was a meeting of the Hawaiian town of Hilo in the hall of the Salvation Army, to show to the American representatives the Kanaka spirit against annexation. One purpose of the meeting was to sign a petition to the President of the United States, praying him not to annex the islands
Within this hall were crowded 300 men and women; without were as many more, unable to find standing room. Suddenly there was a silence. The crowd parted and a woman entered—Mrs. Kuaihelani Campbell, President of the Womanʻs Hawaiian Patriotic League.
Her gown was a simple one of black crape, with black hat and gloves, relieved by that typical native decoration, a flower boa about her throat. She was absolutely queenly in her dignity and repose. One could almost imagine her a Joan of Arc in the far away Pacific land.
We are weak people, we Hawaiians, and have no power unless we stand together. The United States is just—a land of liberty. The people there are the friends, the great friends of the weak. Let us tell them—let us show them that as they love their country and would suffer much before giving it up, so do we love our country, our Hawaiʻi, and pray that they do not take it from us.
--Emma Nāwahī in Hilo, 9/16/1897
nūpepa Ke Aloha ʻĀina, 1895-1910
ʻO ka hana a keia ʻAhahui, ʻoia ke kōkua i ka hoʻolaulaha ana i nā manaʻo aloha ʻāina a me hoʻomau ana i ke Kūlana Kūʻokoʻa o nā Mokupuni o Hawaiʻi Nei.
The object of this Association is to help the propagation of Patriotic Sentimfens tending toward the preservation to the Independent Autonomy of the Islands of Hawaiʻi Nei.
PALAPALA HOʻOPIʻI KŪʻĒ HOʻOHUIʻĀINA.
I ka Mea Mahaloia WILLIAM McKINLEY, Peresidena,
a me ka ʻAha Senate, o Amerika Huipuia.
ME KA MAHALO :--
NO KA MEA, ua waihoia aku imua o ka ʻAha Senate
o Amerika Huipuia he Kuʻikahi no ka Hoʻohui aku iā
Hawaiʻi nei iā Amerika Huipuia i ʻōleloia, no ka noʻonoʻoia
ma kōna kau mua iloko o Dekemaba, M. H. 1897; nolaila,
O MĀKOU, na poʻe no lākou nā inoa malalo iho, nā
wahine Hawaiʻi ʻōiwi, he poʻe makaʻāinana a poʻe noʻoho hoʻi
no ka ʻĀpana o _________________________, Mokupuni o
_________________________, he poʻe lālā no ka ʻAHAHUI
ALOHA ʻĀINA HAWAIʻI O NĀ WAHINE O KŌ HAWAIʻI PAE-
ʻĀINA, a me nā wahine ʻē aʻe i like ka manaʻo makeʻe me kō
ka ʻAhahui i ʻōleloia, ke kūʻē aku nei me ka manaʻo ikaika
loa i ka hoʻohuiia aku o kō Hawaiʻi Paeʻāina i ʻōleloia iā
Amerika Huipuia i ʻōleloia ma kekahi ʻano a loina paha.
PETITION AGAINST ANNEXATION.
To His Excellency WILLIAM McKINLEY, President,
and the Senate, of the United States of America.
WHEREAS, there has been submitted to the Senate of
the United States of America a Treaty for the Annexation
of the Hawaiian Islands to the said United States
of America, for consideration at its regular session in Decem-ber, A.D. 1897; therefore,
WE, the undersigned, native Hawaiian women, citi-
zens and residents of the District of ________________,
Island of _____________________, who are members of the WOMEN'S HAWAIIAN PATRIOTIC LEAGUE OF THE HAWAI-
IAN ISLANDS, and other women who are in sympathy with
the said League, earnestly protest against the annexation
of the said Hawaiian Islands to the said United States of America in any form or shape.
Mrs. Lilia Aholo
Mrs. Kuaihelani Campbell
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono
The object of this League shall be to affirm the continuity of Hawaiian independence; to restore Hawaiian national identity; to exert all peaceful and legal efforts to secure for the Hawaiian People and Citizens their Civil Rights; and to ensure that the United States of America complies with international humanitarian law.
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