July 4: Businesses to Close (The Polynesian, 1854)
Source: The Polynesian. Honolulu: Saturday, July 1 1854
By reference to the Programme and order of exercises in another column, it will be seen that great preparations are being made to celebrate the 4th in Honolulu; and for this purpose, we have been informed that it is the intention of business men generally, to close their places of business during the whole day. At this dull season of the year, we imagine nothing will be lost by such an arrangement.