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TOUR AROUND HAWAII,

THE LARGEST OF THE

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BY A DEPUTATION FROM THE MISSION
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PUBLISHED BY CROCKER & BREWSTER, No. 50, CORNHILL.

NEW-YORK-JOHN P. HAVEN, 182, BROADWAY.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit: District clerk’s Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the sixteenth day of November, in the fiftieth year of the Independence of the United States of America, crocker & Rrewster, of the said District, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as Proprietors, in the words following, to wit: “A Journal of a Tour around Hawaii, the largest of the sandwich islands. By a Deputation of the mission on those islands.” In Conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intitled, “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;” and also to an act, intitled, “An act supplementary to an act, intitled, An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein men: tioned; and extending the benefits...thereof to the arts of ão. and etching historical, and other prints.” JNO. W. DAVIS, clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

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IN the year 1819, Tamehameha, king of the Sandwich Islands, died, and his son Rihoriho succeeded to his dominions; and immediately afterwards, the system of idolatry, so far as it was connected with the government, was abolished. This measure seems to have been owing to three causes:—First, a desire on the part of the king to improve the condition of his wives, who, in common with all the other females of the islands, were subject to many painful inconveniencies from the operation of the tabu; secondly, the advice of foreigners, and of some of the more intelligent chiefs; and thirdly, and principally, the reports of what had been done by Pomare, in the Society Islands. A war, which this act occasioned, was suppressed by a decisive battle described in this volume. At this time, and before intelligence of the death of Tamehameha reached the United States, missionaries, sent forth by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, were on their way to the islands,

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