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import into the Port ol'lloiioliiln, Islam! ol'Oalm.
From whence imported, and value, &c.
Coast of 1 Islands of A s-j
1st January United California, jccnsioii and Ta-
to31stliec. States. and islands Chili.;; JIcxico.j China. hid, and South-
adjacent. t jem Islands. (
1830 8 15i,ooo $ tij.doo $ '20,000 $ :k;.()00 $ 70.000 $ 21,500
1?37 170.000 40.500 23.000 ' 29.000 ' 47.000 10.800
1838 73.000 ! oi.ooo ; 10.000 20,000 30.000 E5oo
is;)9 51.000 ; yii.rjoo ;n.ooo 42.000 ai,ooo
1810 up? 117,000 ! 17.000 -28,000 20.000 15.000
to Aiigf. 1 t ) j j
Tot. lor 5 y. $7 -12,000 j $228,800 $ 1 Si 1 .000 I $ I 17.000 j $193,000 $33,800
i - ... ,. i it it ie m "
Kngland.tt I Prus.ia.JJ
s43.000 j $35,000 1 7.000
for tliu l'ul nn.-iui.
Dear Sir, We send you herewith for!
publication, statistical statements of the j
imports and exports of the Port of II0210-!
lulu, (embracing a period from January 1,1
183G, toAuirust 17, 1810,) also somoj
other information that may be interesting
to your distant readers.
We have taken some pains to make the
account of imports as correct as possible.
The data on which it is founded, aie the
general knowledge, we possess of the
amount or value of the invoices of cargo
which have entered this port : where we
have possessed no particular knowledge!
of the kind, the value of the" cargo has j
been calculated from the amount of sales
which we know to have been made of the
Great accuracy in the statements is not
pretended to have been arrived at an
approximation to the truth is however
claimed and from which may be glean
ed a pretty correct knowledge of the
Commerce of the Sandwich Irfands.
Should the matter be found interesting
or useful to your readers, we shall be am
ply repaid for the time and labor bestow
ed in its collection.
Very truly, vour Ob't. Serv'fs.,
Honolulu, Aug.. 18, 1810.
V i; AH.
So. Whaling Vcrcla .Mt.'ii h.mt Vec
iiiid Nation. .Nation.
Cnited States, 45 1 1
England, 1 '3
Oahu, 0 17
t'nited States, 50 1 1
England, 10 1
France, 1 0
Mexico, 0 1
Canton, 0 2
Oahu, 0 12
Prussia, 0 1
United States, C3 3
England, 10 G
'ranee, 3 0
Mexico, 0 2
Tahiti, 0 1
T'nited States, 57 8
England, 2 7
Oahu, I 8
Tahiti, 0 1
Manila, 0 1
Prussia, 0 1
United States, 10 7
England, 2 7
O.ihu, 1 3
Mexico, 0 1
Total, 2Gi3 115
Vessel. of War, .Nation, 5it:.
United States Sloop Peacock.
41 " Sell. Enterprise.
French Corvette Ronito.
English Sloop Acteon.
English Sloop Sulphur.
" Seh. Stalling.
" Frigate Iinogenc.
French Frigate Venus.
Eng!ih Sloop Fly.
Russian Store Ship Nieolai.
English Sloop Sulphur.
" Sch. Starling.
. " Brig Sparrow Hawk.
French Frigate A itemize.
United Stales Frigate Columbia.
Sloop John Adams
Store Ship Relief.
French Brig Pvlade.
41 Ship Danaide.
19 vessels of war.
Si 5,000 i $ 1,507,000
I Consisting ol Cotton ch-tns bleached
'unbleached, and blue; Prints; Chintz
1 1 1 . . c
I ill IIW ill r . VjII MJI'I . VJiMIIUt, IIY S
V .-.--I 1 .... .. 1 . . u . 11. ....lk .1 a... 1
. Sioic: 11010; iiiui, mvs niic
spirits; Furniture; Soap; Iron; Paints, &.(
t Sea Otter s Skins; Land J' ms: JJn
lock liiib's; Soap; Iloes, is .c , but prim
II. I . . I t I. t ' 1. . 'Pi
OilllV I Illl, ill III IJIIIIOlft JIIMI', 1
..I ... . . 1 1 . . 1 - 1 i 4 1 . . . l.-i, a t ft 111.. r
i,i iiii 1 1 1 , iii; vi 11 ill til Lin 1 lit .
hv vessels fitted out at Honolulu lur tin
Same articles as those from the Unit
Principally specie and bullion.
e 111 .. 1 11 .. m-j
o liue .a.ii.ius: oiue v. oiiuus: i ca
Silks, and some English g ods.
. 1 1 1 1 . r 1 . i 1 1
11 1 uriic Mien; un; i cans, auu pea
shell ; Sugar, ice.
' Euiiiber, spars, Salmon, Sec.
tt Eong cloths; Chintz and Prints; Hani
ware; Spirits, ik.e.
Ci.tton goods; llroadeloths; Cin, Jsc,
' IJ The manufactures of China, E. inlaw!
and the Lni'ed Slates, and in Cigars, Rop.
lla'.s, Js.0. of 3Iaui!a.
In the above statement, no account i
made of the large (pinntity of merchaiid:-
I I . . I 1. 1.. .1." 1 .1
orouni 10 iioiionini, oesiineo jor otic:
markets, and of course carried away with
out landing or exchanging hands. Tin
statement shows the actual business op
eraiion.- PEIRCE RREU'JMi.
Honolulu, Aug. 17, 18-10.
12 sports from the Sanclw5cs ISiKad.
Native Prodr.ce, and Value.
Sandal Eullock "j Z " I Salt. EeafTo- Sugar. Molasses Sperm Oil. j Arrowroot.)
January I, to Wood, Hides, IfJoat Skins $1,25 per baeco. and Syrup. Kukui Vessel fitted j
Dec. 31. sf7 per pic- 2 .each. '23 cts. ea. barrel. 15 cts. per per pound. Oil out from ' Sundries, f Value 5 cts. !
ul. pound. per gallon. Oalwi. ! per pound, j
1830 $"20,000 A 1-2.000 -S 4,000 4,400 500 8 400 ; $ ! 5.000 300
1837 ' 12,000 '13.000 ' 4.500 ' 2,700 300 300 1 ,000 at 37 cts. - (500 45.000' 200
1838 0,000 10.000 3.000 1,400 f,200 at 7 cts. 3,450 at 30 cts.! 500 ! j 35,000 300
1839 21,000 G.000 1,000 '2,000 G.000 at 0 cts.1 3,000 at 25 cls.l 500 4,000 j 50,000
41810 Vll 18,500 10,000 2,250 300 18,000 at 5 cts. 7,300 ul 23 cts.1 500 i j 10,500 1,700
to Aug. 17 5 ' I I
Tot. for 5 y. $63,000 50,500 $23,100 $13,050 I $1,100 $30,500 ! 14,7 30 I $2,500 ! $4,000 j $171,500 $2,500
ti e produce ex
n. b. Pills of Exchange drawn by the
Governors of the Russian Colonies on the
Imperial (iovernment, and by Masters of
Ships on their owners, afford the means of
remitting a large amount annually to the
United States, China, ice.
It is estimated that nbout one half of the
imports of Honolulu, are purchased by tra
ders, and exported to the Coast of "Cali
fornia, Russian Settlements, Southern Is
lands, &c., the other half is supposed to be
consumed in the Islands.
Kukui oil is a paint oil, made from the
t The above includes fresh and salt pro
visions, and vegetables sold to the whale
ing and other vessels, also Mustard Seed,
Brooms, Corn, Horns, kc. &.c.
List and value of Vessels owned by resi
dents at Honolulu, 1810.
Owned by Citizens of the United States.
Schooner Clarion, .1-3
Schooner Pilot, 20
Owned by English S' b'octs.
Ship Europa, 210
liark Eagle, 102
Prig Clementine, 100
' 1317 555,500
Five small Schooners owned by natives.
Bark Don Quixote,
To the Editor of the Polynesian,
Dcaii Sir: In your valuable paper of
Sept. 5th, I notice an article over the signa
ture of 44 A Merchant," which purports to
be an answer to mine of the previous week.
It is far from my design or purpose to bandy
words with your correspondent; and as to
argument or reason, he presents neither.
His article might have been permitted to
pass unnoticed, were it not, that in this age
of light, and liberty of speech, every man is
in duty bound to stand up in defense of the
abused, and to express his scntimenis with
the utmost freedom upon every subject which
afi'ects either himself or the public, of w hich
he forms a constituent part. A conviction
of this duty led me first to notice the article
of "A Merchant," and the same reason leads
me again to notice some points in his recent
1 regret that your correspondent can "see
nothing in the Treaty w hich afi'ects the char
acter for magnanimity or generosity of the
French towards this people." I had suppo
sed, Sir, that the honest indignation of eve
ry man who heard of the Treaty would be
roused, in view of such exactions from a
weak and defenseless government, by a
strong and powerful one. And while I
would not accuse your correspondent of mo
ral obliquity, 1 cannot choose but believe
that, if a "stronger than u'," were to dictate
to him in his own counting room what goods
he tihould receive info his enclosures, and at
what price he should receive them, he w ould
see souu thing in such oppression to "affect
the character" of hit oppressor, "for magna
nimity and generosity."
Your correspondent says that, "the privi
leges granted here to the French may per
haps be more valuable than those conferred
on Hawaiian in France; yet, who shall say
thiit. the latter are not as valuable in the ab-
It would, perhaps puzzle your enrresj
. 1. ... 1..:.. ...1... i. I.i
1111 as isr.icu 10 cwpiujil w Hill 110 im ain
"privileges in the abstract," as it did to cv
r.l,'iiii ham Sandwich Islands nrodticc 'nii!;
1 - - 1
be prohibited in France, when it was declar
ed by Ihe I rench, impossible to prow.
French produce, and merchandises li'it
And very likely his reason would bo ju
about us satisfactory !
1 am sorry to see the attempt made I
your correspondent to fix upon me the mini:
of depreciating the value of the privileges 0
joyed by Hawaiian in France.
Is this just? Is it "A Resident," or
.Merchant, wlio asserts mat tneir pnwi'r'
are of no value? Who is it that calls'
loudly upon the advisers of the king to
ready to sustain the "total oss," mark
"TOTAL W that will inevitably nccru
on the first and only shipment of sugar nf
made to r ranee by a subject of 111 li
waiian Majesty? If a "total loss" is to!
the result of that shipment, it is evident uV
their privileges are of no value.