Travels in the Sandwich and Society Islands

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Chapman & Hall, 1856 - 428 páginas
 

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Página 409 - 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.
Página 403 - 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.
Página 410 - 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.
Página 375 - 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.
Página 401 - God hath made of one blood all nations of men to dwell on the earth" in unity and blessedness. 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...
Página 14 - 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.
Página 409 - 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.
Página 402 - 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.
Página 411 - 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...
Página 328 - For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His can't be wrong whose life is in the right...

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