With His Majesty's Replies to the Representatives of Foreign Nations and toPublic Bodies; Also with Sundry Proclamations andOther Documents Relating to his Advent tothe Throne, etc., with the Last Proclamationand an Obituary of hisLate Majesty King Kamehameha III.
e best means of bringing them to that desired state, are the careful study of proper books, and the practical knowledge of business, to be acquired by ascending through the different gradations of office, under foreign ministers.
"That such foreign ministers hold their commissions only by the grace of the King, and agree to surrender them at the will of His Majesty in favor of native subjects, whenever they become properly qualified.
"That the King being recognized as Sovereign by Great Britain, France, the United States and Belgium, has to maintain his position and rank as such, and that all his ministers and officers are to assist him in doing so, by deporting themselves towards him with that respect and consideration to which all sovereigns are entitled; and to discharge their duties so as to do honor to his appointment and credit to themselves.
"That it is the duty of the ministry to discourage all republican tendencies and specious attempts to degrade the King to the rank of a mere s