THE KINGDOM OF HAWAII
London, Oxford, and Cambridge
Chapter I. "Come over and help us"
Chapter II. The Response to the Call
Chapter III. The First Year
Chapter IV. Two Months of Sorrow
Chapter V. Position of the Church since the Death of Kamehameha IV.--Its Work
Chapter VI. Difficulties and Prospects
Chapter VII. Sketch of the Islands and People, Commerce, Social Condition, etc.
I AM so frequently asked for information as to the circumstances in which the Mission of the Church of England to the Sandwich Islands originated, and for particular regarding its progress and work, that I thought it well to embody the elements of what might be said on these subjects in the present volume.
In doing so, I have chosen to compile from documents before me, rather than assert facts merely on my own authority and to abstain, as much as possible, from drawing from those facts conclusions which the reader is competent to draw for himself.
Nor is it my aim in so narrow a compass to give an exhaustive view even of the religious, much less of the general social condition of the Hawaiian kingdom. Any one who wishes to inform himself further on these subjects may peruse the delightful and instructive work of Mr. Manley Hopkins, entitled "Hawaii, Past and Present."
If those who have aided the cause of the Anglican branch of Christ's Holy Catholic Church in these Islands of the Pacific are convinced by what they here read, that their efforts for the moral and spiritual good of an interesting and noble race have not been wholly in vain, it will amply justify the present publication.
T. N. H.