Aloha Oe E Tineka / Greetings To You, Tinker

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Aloha Oe E Tineka / Greetings To You, Tinker

Wailuku, Maui, July 11, 1837.

Greetings to you, O Tineka [Tinker],

I would like to make clear to you several things about our status and our work these days here in Wailuku.

SAILING.

1. When we sailed on the ocean, we were blessed by the Lord who has created the sea and the wind. We only spent forty hours on the ocean before the ship arrived at Maʻalea and we quickly went ashore with ease.

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Ke Kumu Hawaii, August 2, 1837
, Book: 3, Number: 5, Page: 18