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Supplement to the Saturday Press, December 24th, 1881;
THE SHEPHERD SAINT OF LANAI.
driest of Melchisedec and Ohicf President of the
Isles of the Sea.
RICH "PRIMACY" REVELATIONS.
JPfxntm for tlao Pooplo.
We present to our readers somo rare documents which will hnvo
hereafter, i historical value. Although nearly twonty yoar havo
passed Jiinco tho ovonts occurred which occasioned their composition
"thrro'ntill livo in onr midst tho chief organizer mid promoter of n
nchemc, which nnilonbledly had for it ohjoct, tho transfer to nnd
nottlomnnt in, theso Inlands of tho people known an " Mormon " or
" Latter Day Saints ; " a movement which would have resulted, if
successful, in handing ovor the cntiro group to theso peculiar, in
dnftlrious and well-organized people Why this movomont failed has
nover hren authoritatively recorded ; only certain general facts and
conclusion are- known. That the nntivo llawniintiri joined in con
siilrrnhte numbers is, well known and is not surprising. That they
abindoncd tlio organization is also well known. That many of them
charged th6 leaders of tho church with deception Is also well known.
Dill tho interior history of tho movemont, its inception in Utah, tho
deliberations of tho Mormon Icadsrs on tho nnbjsct, tho connection of
Mr. Gibson as Iho pioneer nnd "inspirator" of tho plans proposed nnd
ndopted, tho rise, growth nnd decline of tho scheme in this kingdom
nro not well known. They can bo known, if tho " Chief Prcsidnut "
choso to reveal himself a ho threatened to do in the xYutou. It is
tr mvrei?r,ltd..thnMho pon which could produce tho fiery jargon
..iWUa'-l'riuon of Weltovroden" porsiets in remaining idle on this sub
joct. It is ovedent, that tho wild ronmnco drawn out in theso pagos
of impossible incident could not bo repealed here, where thoy would bo
acted bfore unfriendly oyo-witnosses.
Kvrry man owos something to history, nnd it is possible that tho
historical conscience may yot work in tho leader of this pionoor
movement of the ''Latter Day Saints. "
Tho docntnonts wliich wo publiih givo tho first roally nuthsntio
nccount or tho interior life, the truo "inwardness" of .Mnrmoniani in
thene Islands. Tho Chief President " of tho order of Melchitedcc "
liaf more than once denounced ns fnUo tho accusations ngainst him
self as being a Mormon, n will bo seen by roiding extracts from tho
Jfthoi. Ho has suggested a benignant community of converts on
Tjanai, n dwcot commnnism of kindred souls, an altogether lovely
band of red, aud ono white-skinned brotherhood, but Ins perempt
orily nnd fiercely ilonied ovory mercenary motive, or oven tho con
tribution of money from tho kannkas.
"Tho documents which wo publish make it quite ovidont that tho
Cii'f President, "of the order of Melehi'.cdec" was not idiotic on tho
suijoot of "spondulir ; " nnd however desirous he was that tho Hn
wfiians should kneel boforo tho Lan li Hon, he did not fail to keep
thocontribution box in a itnto of perspiration. Ah tho vcuor.iblo but
snocions nogro proachor observed of the deacon's hat, as it passed
p tnd down the aisles, " broddrou, dat ur hat um do head nnd do tail
ob lo whole business."
lie price of tho certificates of "Archbishops" seemod to bo ns well
'"V-.fiisUtcd the prico of salt mackerel. As tho Chief J'rcsulcnt
wrote to Kou, " take good caro of tho money received into yonr
hands :" " call upon tho brcthran to contribute to tho Feast! " " Go
-to Honolulu and get the money of tho Church in your hands ! "
TTho peoplo responded. "Zion" on Lmai was flush. Goats
-woro ofTerod ad libitum; whothor ns mombors of tho Church or
othorwise, wo do not know. Ouo ndmircr and couvert con
tributed ft "jackass. " CJnlottered n ho was, ho evidently sup
posed that tho Chiof President would in the fuluoss of time,
(when accumulations woro sufficient,) mount tho hum bio jack
mss and rido into Iho tropical " Zion. " In tho letter to the Churches
'ho goe it blind. Thoro is no end of gush in tho manifesto. " Tho
Prophet Brighnm Young, is to become a tho King of Kings. " " This
is a tmio when tho gentiles of America shnll bo swept from tho face
of tht' earth ns has been forotold in the prophocies of Joseph Smith. "
The last 'census returns of the Uuited States, show hfty million
strffwr. , ,
TW Chief President wnvsurely tho victim of misplaced confidence.
" Prcpnro now your ofToriugs for this work, " is his epistle. Iu his
holiest rhapsodies eitbor iu or out ol tlio Uuurch he ciuuot lorget
I am not a stranger.
aifixirj'couin-t' r the contribution bo:
y ''(4 Bhain load you on." It is now ovidont that "Hawaiian
Trlunoy " js an old nfl'air. It brought its being into bounds, when
"Zittt' was eroded. But has "Zion" been discontinued.' Has it
gone into liquidation 1 It is said that fifty thousand shoop ruminate
ovor the foundation walls of tho Temple. Where is the inonoy which
-the confiding kanakas givo? The Chiof Promdout askod thom to
ennfida-in him. Thoy did so. What did ho who held tho odieo of
High Priost of Melchisedec do with it ?
Tho Chief President moant " business, " when he took a contract
4o put np Zion on Lanai. It will bo uiticod thit ho isnftorthe brethren
of. Honolulu with a sharp stick. Ho somotimoi forgots himself, osta
asido the garmonts of holiuoss aud fiorcly d.mces about with tho sbol
lalah of cupidity in his hand.
" Suchtmen as BRIGHAM YOUNG AND HEJJCR C. KIMBALL
GAVE ALL" TO.KY HAD TVO OR THIlBii TIMES OVER to
help build up tho Church in Missouri and Illinois, and now they aro
the RICHEST MEN-' IN'THB CHURCH." In a moment of
'forgetful nesa "Zion," and the "order of Melchiacdoc," and
tho " Moses business," aro rjuolched, and tho whulo affair put on
the basis of financial suooulntiou. If the rownrd of Brigham
Young and Kimball hd boon thst of rightoouauo.s, it would havo
beou just but not interesting. Tho Chief Prosiduut put tho Prophet
Brigham "on the make, " nnd oalls tho loaders of tho faithful to
.stako their pile. This is not exactly piety. It has the strong flavor
of n (peculation, in which the poor kanaka furuishos tho capital, the
Chief President contributing the Brains. "Becoming the richest men
in tho church " is a seductive way of stimulating the brethren. Wo
1 notice, however, thai this samo incentive in uot oDored to the poor
kanaka. Of courso all could not becomo tbo richest meu iu tho
ehurcb. " My heart is with tho rod-skinned Children of Abraham, "
ml whore w his hand ? And whore wero thoir pockots ? Tho list
of contributions show that the Chiof Prosidont refubod to build up
"Zion' on' ny "tick" basis. The Church needed a vebsol: "If t
take 600 or 700 to bay ft good vessel I do you tnko half, and soil
or mortgage part of your properly, or your sister-in-law's t
The demand mnde by tho Chief President for turkeys, jackasses
. and money wore bocoming too monotonous, it is fair to surmise, nnd
the more sagacious of tho Archbishops began to regard Zion, at Pa-
Uwoi pa a scoop. We vbouhl bo glad to too tho letters written to the
Chief by the disoontontod brethren. It is evident from those lettor
that tho scJf-McriGcing Bpirjt of .devotion to tho Hawaiian pooplo
is uot a .recent spurt. It commenced in' tbo era of ccrtiticnte,
fowl.ckns. money ftiiit "Zion." Nor did it die with the
dissolution of the church ftt Pnlawni. It h survived tbo ntlacks of
rm'e. ' Even Sow. as the Chief Pi ebideut sit dowu iu captivity by
"&r.Jij of ibe Honolulu Babylon nnd weeps and remuuiburs Ids Pa
l4warnu'to,Unb't, and does uot forget th.t ho wan appointed by,
Brigham young, and tbe prophecy ot Joo auuiu to uecouiu inu leauor
of the Uawaiiau pcojilo.
The ue iudomiUblo spirit of love for the pooplo which urgcd
hint then to "rake iu bo jot, " btill keeps him on tho glorious career
of pity and abiding lovo for tho red-skiniml son of Abraham.
" Patyour hint into distiuct shape, " cried out the deliaut editor
of tho JVunou. ....
Her they are. brod and distinct a hit own language can make
them. Me refused iu put himself on 'the wituess xuud then. Wo
fut htm on tht witness itand bow,. ' Our indictment is iu hi owu
anguage, his own hftndwriUngoTer his own m'guature. Wo hare
in tW letter written from Wawtngtou to the Now York Timet hi
ostensible motive for moving out with the Mormuui. Wo havo iu his
letter. W re.il motive. The motives for his Lanai kcheme were for
political purj)ose only, in 1873, be is pleated to sny.
Theafl Utter, however, how a very diUeront motiro. It was a
"combiuaKeo " of labor aud skill, without ouo dollar of capital," be
id in 1878, Go to Honolulu and get tbe money iu your hands, "
he aay iu 18G2-. Wb (hall leave him to reconcile his owu statement.
These dojameU bov tho character of n man who hua loug beeu
pushing bimielf to tie front in jiublio matter; of one who ha tried
r to Viae, uot bjflifting himself above oiher, but by pulliug them down.
'Iu the fuli -'.Vr ' do tiut moU his motives. He may, surely,
be what he uas laiiai ii , a rariutuV" Moao" for tbe red-kiuuvd
ohildreu of Abraham, " We Judge uf in mi uuly by what thy y uud
do. Iu tbe documeoU vrbicu wo publish, thuM which purpoit to bo
signed by Wiu ware ogoad by him.
The other duouoeal rrgardiug fiuaucial relations will tpoW fur
tbtttiMlve. The reader nay make bis owu inference. We are iu
formed that a large onniher cf Utters sod paper, of a character
dutUr'to these published were, by accident, destroyed bjr tire. Is it
possible that tho Chief President, in donsutly chslleuging his ac
cuser iu the Auhou, couHdeutly believed that this Are had licked up
the whole, or that be who held them iu trust had destroyed theu at
tlu)oimaud.of the Chief President of tbe Islands of tho Seal It
s possible Hint tho information contained in tlieto papers tuny lead to
ifurthcr investigation, nnd in the end n complclo history of the Pa
lawai experiment will bo recorded.
(Kxttutt frntn Xtihou, April si, isn Vltr Mnrmr (lllxnn, Eilltor.
" When our shepherd Imd established himself merely ns n Kimttr
npon the island of Lanai, nnd in tho valley of Palnwai, in Decem
ber 18(51, ho had gathered nronnd n company of nntivo people, who
designed to form, umler hi direction, an xnduttrial organisation. Jh
proponed to etlablisk n joint ttock farm, n combination of lalor nnd
skill icithoul one dollar of capital, and ns New Year's day of 18(j'2
approached ho desired to begin the year with Bomo planting operation."
Kt tract from .Yukon April If. 1S73- Waller Murmr Olbion, riltlor,
"Unr temporary connection with tho Mormon Community for
n political object, of which wo shall givo n history nt our convenience
is well known, and was never denied. We came here to earn out a
xcierne of emigration; nnd in this connection met assemblies of
Mormon nntirss nt Wnilnku, nnd other points, nnd hnd various
relations with thom, which wero satisfactorily tilled on our part.
Wo condescend to say so much in nnswer lo corlnin questions j but
wo do not intend for ono moment to place ourselvos on tho witness
stand to suit yuur humor or convenience. You hint nnd insinuato,
but cannot mnko n singlo chargo nnd prove it."
Thf above was written in reply to H. M. Whitnov'n charges in
ulhors I could name.
W. M. Qidso.v.
(From Mini- editorial
" Put yonr hints into distinct shape, nnd prove all your i
becauto, if you do not. wo will hold vou to n stem account. "
From tlie nme pner of April t9, IBTI-tielnir. thi wanhlngtnn correipondcnct of
tlii-.V TlmeiutVcb 21, KM, una coplciicilllorlllj
"A pioneer vessel is now being fitted out to boar n Mormon van
guard to Occinica. Cnpt. Gibson gives ns his chief reason for
taking tho interest bo does in Mormon emigration to Papua, or
other great unoccupied island of tho Pacific or Indian ocon, that
such uu evont, tho settlement of great islands by a
race speaking our language and possessing' ftll the arts of our civili
sation, must bo productive of boncficial rebults to tbo civilized worlcl."
Wo herewith present a number of the letters nnd accounts abovo
TUB CIIOSFN OFFICE.
7!) all men to temin this letter may come :
This certifies that Kailihune, is n tnumbor of tho Church of Jews
Ghriit of tho Latter Dai Samtt, nnd is bolorcd and a truo convert;
and by this it is certified that he has beeu choson to tho high office
of Arch Jlmhop of tho church in tho Itmcaiian Jilands nod
has authority to tench tho Gospel of Jesus Christ, nnd to perform
nil the duties of the office to which lie has been choson.
Therefore I givo our brother in lovo nnd truth this Certificate of
Election to each ono in bis sovernl calling; nnd that you tuny offer
your prayers with righteousness nnd gladness in tho Kingdom of
Writton nnd scnlcd at Wnilnku, Island of Mnni, of tbo Hawaiian
Islands, Oclober 10, 18C2, in behalf of tbe church.
si:ai, Walteu M. Gidso.v, Chiof Prosidont.
.T. W. If. Kou, Sccrotary.
There nro other certificates similar to tho abovo issuod to different
persons. Bach certificate is signed,
" Walter M. Gmsox,
" Pcresidenn Niii (Chiof Prcsidont).
And by " Knoch H. Kawnilopolopo, or J. W. II. Kou, Secretary."
On tho back of certificate to Lilia dnted Wnilukn, Maui, Octobor
10, 1861, is written in pencil ns follows:
Lilia nflirms that she lived hero in tho mnnka part of Honolulu nt
tho timo whon W. M. Gibson enmo hero, nnd nt thnt. time sho bad a
kulsann, a yard, nnd Gibson told her sho had bettor sell tho kuleann
for money nnd givo it to him for tho Church. For that reason that
kuleann was disputed of by salo for $125, nnd the money wasnll given
to Gibson through tho bauds of Eddy. It is Eddy himself who saw this.
Palawai, LAXAr.vAugust 17, 1803.
71. J. W. IT. Kou, " Prtsideht of the 'JlcelvA"
Love to You : I havo ordered Kianu, tho first fellow counselor
of tho Arch Bishop, to go to Honolulu nnd get the money of the
Church in your bands. He takes with him n certificate for L.
Knka. Knka should como at tho time of tho Assembly to bo
Wo nro living very comfortably at Pnlawni now. Deborah nnd
Charlie nro well. They nro contonted and do not wish to return
to Honolulu. It is best for thonl to stay here in Zion. , .
J hereby' command Kspo'to njrward to' this placo1 whatever he
Perhaps Dr. Judd will sell tho bags. I do not speak of tho news
horo on Lnnai, bocnuso Kinnu can commnnicaiu it by word of
mouth. We both send lovo to Knpo, Kauamu and Knpikn. I
am your loving brother. Walter M. Giuso.n.
Palawai, Lanai, September 4, 1863.
7b fresidcnl ICim:
Love to You : I wish yon to send me the lease of Pohnno for tbo
kuleann hero on Lanai. But Gr.U tnko it to tho Polynesian Printing
Offico nnd havo it stamped, and when that is done I will pay the one
dollar ($1). Then send it to me. Hero is nnothcr thing;, tnko good
caro of tho money received into your hand, tho money iu the band1: of
tho Bishops let thom care for, and bring it with them to the Assembly.
Communicate my order that every one of the Bishops come, not
one is to stay nway, let them bring with them thoir certificates.
Let the tiew Bishop of Wainnae come also. This is my wish, and it
should be carried out. With respest,
kamB I Waltek M. Giusom, Chief President.
Call upon tho brothron to (ontnbuto for tho t'enst of the Assembly.
My wish is that it should bo n groat and a good feast
W. M. G.
Palawai, LXxai, August .27, 1863.
7I President J. W. II. Kou,
Love io You: I have received tho money at the hand of Keann,
ngreoablo to your lotter. If there is any money remnining, colloqt it,
nnd bring it with you nt tho Assembly which is nppronching. " I
commanded you to go to Kauai, to Keann, do not go now, stop," do
the duties on your Island. Stir up the convorts to build the Tomplo;
the nieann to accomplish whioh end ia money,
Tbo people to come up to this Assembly BUould be the faithful ones
and the willing. The weak in faith, let them stay away. Bring
food (ai) with you, but thero is enough meat hero, sheep, goats.
Bring along with yon the children from seven to fifteen years old
and upwards; and if tho pnronts stny away, bend tho children here
to Lanai; this is my earnest wish. If the converts nrrivo from Knuni,
then take one vessel and sail to Manole. This is my command.
With love also,
(Signed) Walter jr. Ginso.v,
Chief President (Pcrcsidona Nni).
Palawai, Island or Lavai, November 1, 1861.
Dear Beotuer : We are now living comfortably ou the Hawaiian
Zion. I ntn going to nnply to the Government for land for tho church.
Hnalclca is evidently disposed to ubent tho church. Lilia is with us,
aud wti nto commencing n houso for her. Sho wnnta to rent her
house in Honolulu. Do you sco about it, nnd lot mo know if you
think it can be routed; and for how much. Brother Ingrnham is
with us, nnd ha bsou zealously helping tbe church in carpentering
work hero. Fuller has proven himself mean nnd parsimonious. It is
uot right to cut a man nil' for meanness ; but if other good brethren,
want to presorvo n good spirit, (bey ought not to nssociato with a
mean, poor spirited mnti. 1 have found a better spirit in every other
branch of tho church, than at Honolulu, You do nothing but bilk
and grumble in Honolulu. I nm speakiug of tbe church. There is
some of the spirit of Salt Lake, on Lanai, Mani, and Hawaii. I will
do all the good I can for the Saint an tho Hawaiian Islands with
tho little money they havo contributed ; and then I will sail for the
Malay Islands. Tbe church needs a little vessel very much. Brother
Eddy has been telling me about a sloop that is building in Honolulu,
which would be just the thing we want. There are about 150 turkeys,
and 300 chickens now ready to take to market from this place.
There is a considerable lot of fro'ghtou Mauf and Molokai, ou account
of the church. I want you to bee tbe builder of the sloop, and offer
him $400 fur her complete. Mnku tbo offer in your owij name; and
let ma know what he will do, Now is tbe time to do something, to
buy'Uud, nnd getaa, little vessel to do tbe business of tbe church.
Those who do not help whuu they can will loose what they bold on to
so closely, and will never find a welcome among tbo iaithful, and
self sacrificing Saints of Ziou. Such men as Brigham Young, sod
Heber C. Kimball, gave all they had two or three times over to help
build up tb churcU iu Missouri and Illinois; and uuw they are tbe
richest raeu iu the church, We havo now enough money to pay for
the land, that is to make up ibe $500 first protuibed; but we have
nothiug to boy tools with ; and grain ; and above all to buy little
vessel to oarry our produce. Our boats ou Jjanat are all brokeu.
There is ouly one uow io use ; and I won't venture in it ; uor leave
the isUud till we get a new boat. I like Lanai bettor tkaa any other
place; nnd will do all I can to establish tbe church here.
May the Lord our God give those who hare some means, the spirii
to employ it for tho good of lit church. They will bare blessing
aud prosperity by so doing j but rrill oone to porerij aud conteejpt
by pawning tho selfish policy of Fuller nnd
Yonr brother in the Gospol,
Direct to Enoch nt Lahaiim for mo.
Palawai, Island or Lmt, November 10, 1861.
Jkar JJrothrr Win;: This will bo liindod to vou by brother
Kfttlihunc, tho Bishop of this place, who is ono of ou'r best saints. I
lmvo commissioned him to go to Honolulu ; nnd, nlong with yon, to
buy a good whnlo boat for tho tiso of tho church. All our boats nro
rucro wrecks ; nnd I do not consider it safo for any whito man, unless
ho cm swim liko a Kanaka, to go in ono again. I havo hoard that
good boats havo been soiling nt Honolulu for $30 and oven less. I
hopo it is so. I know that n now boat usually costs abont $100 ; bnt
wo nro too poor to givo that price. I want you to do tho very host
you can for tho church ; nnd spend n day or two iu looking nronnd.
I hope yon can get n good boat for loss thatt $50. I send you $G5 in
enfch. You takocharoof it; nnd do not part with n cent; unless
you nro suro that nil is right nhout tho boat. Knilihutio will sail tho
boat to Lanni; so it must bo well provided with oars nnd sail.
Wo wnut very much two or thrco water kegs; nnd Tnlulnh wants
n churn. Wo could mako plenty of butter; if wo had n churn. I
want yon to buy somo rico seed. I sco that Dr. Holstciti ndvoitNos
in tho Polynautn to sell some. You will find out by calling on Mr.
Joauph Carter, who is, I thiuk, at Whitney's book sloro. Buy one or
two dollars worth.
I wroto to you boforo nbout n small sloop, which brother Eddy said
could bo bought for $300 or $100. He said it would bo n good
bargain at 100. Now, if you think it is n good b-irgnin nt thnt
price, nit complcto; nnd tho man will sell ; do you buy it; nnd tell tho
man, if ho will cotno hero ho will got tho rest of his monoy ; or I will
t1opoi.it it nt Lahainn.with Mr. Bartow, tho Custom llouso officer, for
him. This would tnko nil, nnd inoro money, thnn bolongs lo the
church, which I am saving up for lnud , but wo havo plonty of sheep,
gontB, nnd turkoys to sell ; and wo could soon got tho money bank!
Tho best thing for tho chbrch now. would bo to tnt n um..ll .-!
We could mftks money if wo had ono. Bur tbn ulnm.. if ,. .
uy it in your name ; ns you nro n citizen or subject of this country
nnd yon could raiso the Ilawniinn flag. If y0U do buy n small
vessel, como down bereyourself with her; nnd I will havo some good
things to toll you, which I do not wish to write iu a letter. Bo sure
nnd como, if you can ; nnd if you can conveniently, bring Kaipo with
you. Now, dear brother, bo up and stirring ; this is a timo whon tbn
good work can bo rolled on rnpidly. A little money well spent now
will sooii mnko the church rich nnd flourishing. The branch nt
Wailuku gavo awhilo ngo -47 bundles of poi ; nnd brother Raymond
now sends mo word, that tho brothren of Wniluku havo givon knlo
patches nnd poi enough to mnko about 300 buudlos. Wo need it nil
hero; and much more. Wo havo plenty of meat nnd milk; but
nothing for broad. Tho Wailuku and Kula brethren havo also givon
nbout 'J00 ncres of land to tho church, which they aro now ploughing
up, nnd going to flow in wheat ; plnnt iu corn ; nnd somo of 'it iu rico.
This looks liko work; nnd n good spirit; something like tho spirit of
Salt Lake Thoso who come into this Gospel work; nnd aro free
with what they havo, to roll it on, will be prosporcd moro in the end,
than thoso'who nro grumbling nbout every dollar that goes out of
their hands, nnd wonder what becomes of it. God lovos n cheerful
Get the boat, n good boat, as cheap as yon can, and with what
money yon have loll; nnd also if brother Brown sent tho $20 ho
promised, from Kauai; thou buy tho following nrticles : Somo whito
miibliu for native dreshos, nbont' jjlo woith, two wnter kegs, a churn,
and somo rico hced.i
Again I repeal, buy tho sloop instead of the boat; if it can be got.
The boat wo need ; but it will not bring in nny money ; whereas tho
sloop would mnke money right nwny. I could get $500 worth of
stuff immediately to send to market; nnd sell for tho boncfit of the
church; if wo. had a vessel of our own. Do what you can; if it
takes 600 or 6700 to buy a good vessel; do you take half, and bell
or mortgago pnrt of your property.; or your sister-in-law's. You
could got the money back ; nnd moro too in n month. I havo nbout
$300 of church money; aud I will put nil that iu a small vessel. I
wish I was at Honolitu ; but I cannot como now. Yon must think
for mo ; nnd send Knillhnnoback with a boat, or n sloon. nr n Krlinn.mr
'If tho latter, then como yourself: nnd bring us two or thioo barrels
of poj. Wo aro nil very healthy; nnd iu good bpirits. Tnlulnh sends
muua.uj jimpu, rauana, xvcueccannu to nit tlie cliurch. Aloha to
brotbors Poolo and Kou, nnd Kianu. I nm faithfully yonr brother
in the Gospel, . W. M. Gidso.v, President.
.Don't spend moneiifor nnything but boat or sloop, nnd muBliri and
shoos. The followVfcwns written on tho envelope. Iforgot nbont
tea and sugar aboitlwprth nf e-rji : snd - "i ' -cocker.
hnbtM ?r ' ' '
X " "" iS? Palsavai, Lanai, December 10, 1861.
C. Wing, BishopHj. C. Z.J). &, Honolulu.
Dew: BKoniEn: Your letter, and tho monoy which I sont for tho
pnroaase of a boat, was duly brought to hand by brothor Kailihuno.
Wo.ueod.a lnrgo boatf or a small sloop very much. The church at
Wailuku has given to tho church on Lanai, onough of knlo land now
full of knlo, to make about 300 bundles of poi. Wo havo received
abont 100 bundlos; but our bot boat wont under, the last trip; nnd
wo nro nowin n groat pilikia to cet our ernb. Tho Saints of Wailuku
. show an excellent spirit. Besides, nbout -t0 kalo Hatches, which thru-
. have given ; they have also contributed horseb, cattle, shsop, tobacco,
auwis, uiuia, mm coubiaeraoio money, urotuer Ueorge Unymond,
Bihop of Wnilnku ; nnd brother- Puke, Bishop of Kuln, sond mo
lists of contributions oyery week. I would bo glad to hoar from the
churoh of Honululn, in continuing to roll ou tho work, on thoso
iklands. You, ns Bishop, must stir them up, nbout helping tho centre
Uke on Lanai. Sister Kaipiu promised to go round Oahu to collect
contributions from tbe sistors ; if she has not done so, I want her to
go round, nud accomplish tho work sho piomihcd. I received a letter
from brother'Biown, who tells me thnt 56 havo been added to tbe
church binco since Conference; those added to ? baptised whilst
brother Cummings was on Knui, will mnko 130 new members on that
island within four months. Tho mission I .sont to llawnii, have ro
cently baptised 20 ot Waipio nud nbout 30 iu Kohala nud Ililo.
Thche are nil now convorts. Wo havo baptised six on this island,
latoly. Ono is brother Knhnlokai ; who wns n mouibor of tho Inst
Parliament nt Honolulu; and represented Lanai. Tho church is
steadily increasing. You will seo iu tho Hoku o kn Pokipikaof Nov.
28, n translation of brother Juseph Smith's prophecy about tbo war in
America. I want 100 more copies of the Pnlnnda Koho: or cortifi.
,cntos to bo printed. 1 want you to ask the church to contribute tho
amount to pay tor thom. Perhaps thoy will priut thom at tho
Polynesian office for tbe bntno thoy charged nt first, 3. At any rate,
got thom if they cost 5. Now 1 don't wnnt you to furnish this
money. I did not think about thom when you had monoy in your
hnuds ; or I would have ordered thom then. A great many uroseud
ing for their pipers from Hawaii and Kaoai. Have them priutod as
soon ns yon can ; nnd bring them with you to our little Cuuforenco,
during Cbrwtmn week; or sond thom by a faithful lund. I write to
brother Kou nbonf this; nnd nUo nbont n Hag. Yon must attend to
tho business; aud receive tho money. We uro all iu excellent health.
I uovor had bettor; and feel a good spirit. JIny Ood bless you; nnd
all tbo saints at Honolulu. Your brother in tho Gospel,
Y. M. Ginso.v.
We all send aloha to sister Kaipo, brother Pool aud others I send
a copy of certificate.
There is internal vridence that a copy ot tuts nddrrs yrss sont to the twelve
npoitlos. J '
To all the Saint of the Chinch of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day
iStiintt on the Island of Oahu :
FmOW BELIEYB1U OKKETI.SQ AND QUEAT LOVE TO YOU : I, Walter
Murray Gibson, Jyour elder brothor and leuder, the one nppoiuted to
bo Chief Priost, nnd preichcr also, to yon ou the Islands of the Great
Orvan by tbe hands of tbe Prophet of Gud iu Zion, iu accordanco
with tho direction of the Spirit of God, and tbo office of High Priest
of Melchiscdeo, do uow send uuto you a few words rogardipg our
works aud services,
I nm rejoiced at being informed by the brothren, Enoch and Kou,
that your love to the Church of God has waxed strong. Your good
works and several gifts are indeed like those of tho Saints in tho
days thst are past, even the Pentecost, You have iu humilitv oh.
taincd the gifts of the Uolv Spirit, as in the dsy of Peter and of
Paul. Pray without doubting, and be steadfast nud strong, and thus
you shall obtain tbe blessings, the power, the gifts of healing and of
oincr lungnos, mo spins or. propnecy, ana nit tlie gifts of tbo Spirit
that you may walk uprightly befuro God and men. Now is tbe time
when God can work groat things wjth hit strong bond. This is the
time when the gentiles of America shall be swept from the face of
tbe etrtb, as bat been foretold iu the prophecies of the Prophet, Joseph
Smith, Aa for Zion, her lime has come to be et free, and tho
Prophet, Brighsm Vouqg, i to become the King of Kings. He and
his followers are to bo the saviours of the world until tbo second com.
ing of Christ. Tbe Teniplo of Jehovah is a new aud glorious thing,
and his High Priests shall doubtless abide when it is established. Its
glorr far exceeds that uf Solomon's temple. You, tbe (red-skinned)
thildrea of Abrabsai bare attained ibe joy of preparing to found the
New Jerusalem. ,
Your joy and your faith, will help you, O yt fellow believer of Ha
waii, in building the glorious temple of God in theie Islands of the
sea. Prepare now your offerings, for this v?Vk. And at the end you
hall obUlu high places and the uSce'of very High Priest, And you
shall also obtain all the btessings of Ziou through the great things
which you have before obtained. Aud visions shall be granted to you
as to the Angels of God, and you shall obtain tho glSry of our elder
brother, Jesus Chris I. And yon shall doubtless become tbe sarioors
of yonr (red-skinncd) brothers nnd sitters in theso Islands of tho sea,
find you shall doubtless become numerous among tbo ransomed, as
has been said by tho Prophots, nscend up unto Motrhl Zion. Theso
things nro in tho teachings of tho Spirit of God. The Ererlastintr
God is now spoakmg tu tho hearts of His Children thronon thoir be-
;" "" u miuujju iuo x-nosiuoou oi Ails oou, Jesus Christ
in the days old. , '
Hois tho Ood or this time nnd also of tho time when he spoke
unto Mosos out of tho branches of tho burning bush, and frorn tbe
midst of thnndcrings on Mount Sinai. Liko ns whon be called to the
Iittlo child, Samuel, to listen to his voico. so in it now. .
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, ,, ,,"u"' u J "Ul1 ol mejiousooi Israel, on Ufthn, girt
heed i( yo wish to livo nud do not act with hesitation. Stand upright
then and bo strong, nud publish tho Gospel of the Latter Dsy
(Saints) in nil part of vonr Island, tho l'rinnihnn.1 nt .T.. ni,J.i
nnd tho power of lifo nnd of doath. Do you not wish to save yonr
raco ? Do you not wish yonr brother in Hawaii to bo rescued from
inon stand up find call loudlv to thom llmr. th m. k
thoroughly confirmed in Christ Jesus, bocause of their repentenco
for their sins, and after that thoy shall enter tho waters of baptism ;
nnd wbon they havo rocoived this thev shall lin riri,1 a1n,i -Jit.
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tno gifts nnd tho power of tho Holv Sm'rit. I nm well na.mr.,1 nf ,1,.
truth of theso things, nnd that Ood has tho power lo wort great
things forjou by thoso who bold tho offices of Priost of Jesus Christ,
if you nro strong. And ho will build for you a strong kingdom in
tbo Islands of tho Sea. Mako rondy for your salvntion nnd nil those
with you and porform tho will of the Lord. Be of ono mind. Trust
your safo kocplug ono to nnolher with nil who nro joined with you ;
conlido in your Chiof President, nnd he in tho Prophot, and he ngsin
in Jesus Christ; aud lot us nil labor together iu tho desire of Jesus
Oar boloved brother J. W. II. Kou who is tho President of the
Twelve (Presidcnn Umikumnmalun) in tho church, nnd in our love
nnd confidence, ho it is who shnll with his owu lips tell you many new '
things from mo. I nm now preparing to gi nnd seo you face to fnee,
(and so forth.) I nm desirous to prolong the sepnratidn of tho
brother that he may depart and Beo his family. I ever remember you
in my prnycrs nnd shall over do so. Jly heart is with tho red-skinncd
childron of Abraham.
I nm a child of the ocean and of God. I was bis servnnt, tho
Prophet, who choso me to nbido with you constantly. I am not a
strangen I nm preparing to erect n now pillar for tho chnrcb, then
we, tho Saints iu Hawaii, shnll be united in one, ono bcantifnl branch;
nnd tho estrangement and opposition of our cnotnie shall not be long.
Bnt ns for us, we shall bo separated, because God at all times tries
his saints, ns ho did tho Childron of Israel in tho wilderness ; ns he
also did yonr saints in America, who were driven out from Ohio,
Missouri nud Nanvoo. But nt the present time they are prosperous
nnd independent in Utah, which now is called Desert.
And bo will it be thnt yon, oh yo Saints of Hnwnii, shall nttsin
blessedness nnd strength when tho Lord shall lend you out with Holi
noBs into tho poacefnl place ho has chosen for you.
Liko Moses shnll I lead you : Liko Joshua shall I fight for you ;
and like Jesus, if God wills it, I will dio for you.
Listen to tho words of our brothor J. W. II. Kou ; he has obtained
a good report nnd is nn npostlo of tho church and of God. I am soon
to go unto you to tell you ngaiu of my lovo to you and to tho Spirit
of God which is one.
Now may tho Etornnl God prescrvo you and may all tho blessings
of the God of Israel rest upon you nnd your first brothers in the
Priesthood, nnd in tho covenant of Abraham jnd the Gospel of the
Latter Day (Saints.) I nm,
(Signed,) Walter Murrat Gmsoy,
Chief Prosidont of tbo Islands of tho Son aud of the Hawaiian
Islands, fur tho Church of tbo Latter Day (Saints.)
STATEMENTS OF CONTRIBUTORS.
I, Knawn, havo given to W. M. Gibson, 2 goats, 6 turkoys, 2
fowls, I plate, $3 50 in cash. I have given hnlf a dollar fof a certifi
cate ; this has been given to buy tho land Palawai, Lanai. Kaawa.
I, Kaniniu, tho widow of Kailihnnc, deceased, we two give to W.
M. Gibson 800 goats, 2 horses, 3 turkeys, $50 in cash, (5 for the
certificate ns elected Bishop. 1.00 for my own certificate. All of
theso things have been given to buy the land of Palawai, Lanai.
It is Solomona who has given to nanleloa $180 to bay the land
Palawai, Lanai ; tho receipt I have put iuto tho hands of W. M.
Witness, J. W. PtroANDi.
I, J. W. Pnonnni, havo givon to W. M. Gibson 1 horse, 13 turkeys,
for tho purpose of purchasing tho land of Palawai, Lanai ; 2 in
cash. J. w. Pdoandi.
I, Solomona, havo given to W. JT. Gibson, 15 goats, 5 dosea
turkeys, 4 dozen fowls, 2 wool blankots (hulu hnlu), I jackass,
1 dozon plates, 1 dozen forks, 1 dozon knivos, 1 sheep ; for the certifi
cates, $2 ; roy wife has given one dollar; theso things are given to
buy Palawai, Lanni ; 2 wooden chairs. II. K. Solomona.
I, Mnkakehan, havo given to W. M. Gibson $5 in cash, $1.00 for
my certificate, 25 piiai sent to Lanai ; these things aro to buy the
land of Pnlawai, Lanai. JIakakehau.
($100 in original. )
I, Apiki, of Maui, have given to W. JI. Gibson, 60 sheep, 20
paiai, $12 in cash, given to buy the land Palawi, Lauai.
I, Uhiniau, have given to W. JI. Gibson, 20 sheep, 20 goats,
2 dozon turkeys, 1 dozen fowls, 50 (cents) for my certificate; these
are given to buy the land Palawai, Lanai, &
I, Knnnkn, have givon to W. JI. Gibson, 5 fowls, 10 turkeys, $5
in cash, given to buy tbe land Palnwai, Lanni. Kaaaku.
I Knlili, havo given to V. JI. Gibson, 1 dozeu turkeys, C fowls,
$5 50 in cash ; theso things aro given to purchase Palawai, Lanai.
Honolulu, Oauu, June 22d, 1862.
To J. W. H. Kou,
President of the Txcelve and of the Saints of the Church of Jesus
Christ of the Zatter Day Saints for (he Church p the Island of
Oahu. To the Jiranch Church if Honolulu with mil the JJranchts
on the tehole Island:
Love to tou and mat God bless you, Amen : I hereby lay bofore
you tbo report of my sccoud tour among yoa, togotber with ray
Apostolio mission to tbe Church of this Island, iu accordance with
tho instructions of tbe Chief Prosideut (Pcresidena Kitkie) of the Is
lands of the Sea and of the Hawaiian Islnuds, begining on tbe 7th
of Juno and ending on tbe 21st of June, regarding the receipts and
expenditures, the balance in hand, etc.
From tlio Branch Church of Hon
Juno 7. Makue, w.,
Naiunuen, k ....,
Kallmu, k.reportcd before,
June 15 Knakuti, k,
From the Branch of Walmauulo.
Juno 15 Kaaen, w.
From the Branch of Kualoa.
Juno 1ft MaiHiha, w....... 1 00
Manolo, k I (Ml
Kauulcna, w, ono horso...
From the Branch of Ksslaea.
Juno 11 1'oc, ono horse...
Branch of Laic.
JunelO-Prcs'tJWHKou 1 Ot)
Kullmakuhl .. fio
I-ulhaWa, w .,.... so
1'epclll, k 60
Lusiu KnUu, w i
Kaauwacnlaa, k ,
From tho Branch 'ot Waluhea.
June 21 Kconl Kawalk'u-
inuolu ,.., ,....
KnnlnliUlii, w ;....
June 0 Expended for shoes oo
txponded (or ioUge 12,
Balance on hand ...,.. $a 87)
No Receipts paid Iu but not
placed In tho baud of the Apostle
Uilll HIV JWIlOpH,
June lb Kaukl of Wnloi
w analo, (paid atth Juno)
Juno 21-Kaoeoe of Wala-
Property of all kiods two horsos.
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This amount Is what has beta received bv tut, and has been reported,
given on tbU Island lor the good of taoC&uieU; but tbo proportyf
Ibo Church preiwrtfof buyntghai iiot.boea entered here. That li
eft for tho report of tbo BUhop under the Presldeut of the Twelve to
the Chief PrtsluVnt. Ad I am .hopeful tlmt thu Halnts will lualuUla
thostreiiKt h of tho .Church In helping to lay tho, foun.latloasol ttW
Church iu hlessodans, that wo may bo united u IU IIo!ylKlnKdcMU
forever aud ever, AsNti Your Fellow Hcrvant In the Holy QoViwl!
Enoch H. KAWAiLzroLuro,
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