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CHAPTER X.

HAWAIIAN LITERATURE AND LETTER-WRITERS.

Nnmber of printed Works in the Hawaiian Tongue—Literary Contribu-
tions of Natives—Newspapers in the Vernacular—An original Work on

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and put to Shame—Position of Dignity and Eminence—How attained
and the Ends to he answered by it—Relations of the Hawaiian Islands
to China, California, Mexico, and South America—Vista of Futurity
opened—Conjectures ventured—Ground of their Fulfilment—False-
hoods met—Shafts of Calumny repelled—Counter Testimony—Histo-
rians noticed—Volume concluded Page 283

APPENDIX.

Tabular Statistics of Exports and Imports at the Sandwich Islands for
1850—Resources and Revenue of the Hawaiian Kingdom—Government
Expenses, Trade and Commerce — Tabular View of Educational and
Religious Progress—Commercial Position and Advantages of Honolulu
—Review and Summary of the French Difficulties—Documentary His-
tory of the Negotiations with France—Rules of Conference, Protocols,
and final Declaration—Appeal to the United States—Progress of the
Anglo-Saxon Race—Copy of tho late Treaty with the United States-
Notes—Professor Agassiz on Corals—Speculations as to their Uses—
Testimony of Sir George Simpson and R. C. Wyflie to the Value of tho
Hawaiian Mission—Extraordinary Results in Molokai

LIST OF ENGRAVINGS.

KEALAKEKUA BAY IN THE DAYS OF CAPTAIN COOK Frontispiece.

KAAIIUMANU, QUEEN DOWAOER OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

In 1820 Vignette Title.

CHART OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS To face p. 19.

OLD HAWAIIAN IDOLS "" 28.

LAHAINA AND LAHATNALUNA FROM THE ANCHORAGE AT

MAUI "" 62.

THE HAWAIIAN SPORT OF SURF-PLAYING} "" 66.

VALLEY AND MOUNTAINS OF WAILUKU ""120.

A SANDWICH ISLANDS DOUBLE OANOE p. 174.-

V CIRCULAR CORAL ISLAND OF THE PACIFIC p. 197.

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