Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fourth of July (The Polynesian, 1854)

Source: The Polynesian. Honolulu: Saturday, June 17, 1854

An adjourned meeting to perfect arrangements for the celebration of the approaching anniversary of American Independence, was held at the Court House on Saturday Evening last, B.F. Angel Esq., in the Chair.

Vacancies in committees were filled, and Stephen Reynolds, Esq., was selected to read the Declaration of Independence, and Hon. D.L. Gregg to deliver the Oration.

Mr. R.A.S. Wood was appointed Marshal, with directions to superintend the publication of the orders of the day.

A Public Ball is to be given at the Court House, on the Evening of the 4th of July. 

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