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                             HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.	623
it with reluctance, to the insertion of the sums proposed by Mr. Wyllie, leaving his Government to consider and determine -
whether they were responsible and proper or not. The same consideration would lead him to agree to the time fixed by the 
cabinet and Crown Prince for the continuance of the payment for the benefit of schools, etc.
But he objected to the phraseology of the the first paragraph of this Article VIII, which he thought did not express clearly 
and definitely enough the idea which was in the mind of all parties, viz, that the aggregate amount of annuities should be 
apportioned once for all by the King and privy council and to remain apportioned forever - each annuity falling off on the 
death of the party entitled to it and the aggregate sum being diminished to the extent of such annuity or as each life falls in. 
Any other construction would be different from that intended and lead to misunderstanding and difficulties, which should be 
clearly provided against.
Mr. Wyllie stated that it undoubtedly was the understanding that the annuities were to be strictly life annuities, terminable 
with the life of each annuitant, although he himself would have preferred that the annuities should have been for a given period 
of time, so as that in the probable case of the early death of any annuitant, the benefit of his or her annuity might go to his or 
her children or other heirs for the years or period of time that the annuity might still have to run. But as his colleagues and the 
Crown Prince had waived the point, Mr. Wyllie had yielded to the general sense that the annuities were to be life annuities 
only, with the sole exception of that of the immediate heir to the throne which is specially provided for.
The article was finally, after some amendments, assented to by Mr. Gregg.
The draft of a treaty having been completed to the mutual satisfaction of the undersigned, it was agreed that three copies 
should be made in English and three in Hawaiian, and that the same should be signed and sealed as soon as convenient in the 
presence of the Crown Prince and members of the cabinet, and if possible, with the approval of the chief justice. The said 
treaty having been negotiated and drawn up in the English language, it was understood and agreed that all disputes arising 
under it, should be decided by the English text.
The undersigned further agreed that a separate and secret article should be framed and added to the treaty, providing 
effectually for the prevention of anarchy and the preservation of peace and order, in case the emergency contemplated in the 
pre~ amble should suddenly occur, without which the treaty itself would fail in one of its main objects.
Honolulu, 27th of September, 1854.
(Signed)       R. C. WYLLIE,  
  D. L. GREGG.
Protocol No, IS.
The undersigned met in the office of the minister of foreign affairs at 2 p. m. on Monday, September 4th. The undersigned 
compared their respective copies of the treaty, which they had agreed to, subject to the King's approval on the 19th of August.
Immediately afterwards they discussed and agreed to the separate arid secret article provided for in Protocol No. 11, and 
added the same to the said copies of the treaty.
Whereupon the undersigned agreed that the treaty was completed for submission to the King, in conformity with His Majesty's 
instructions to Mr. Wyllie of the 21st of February, 1854, and they adjourned to meet again as occasion may require. (Signed)
HONOLULU, September 27,1854.
From appendix to Protocol 7, containing civil list, as follows:
The King...............................................................	$10,000
The Queen................................................................	1,000
H.R.H. Liholiho...........................................................	2,000
Prince Lot Kamehameha...................................................	800
C. Kanaina............................. ..................................	800
K. Kopaakea..............................................................	800
B. Namakeha .............................................................	800
I. Kaeo...................................................................	800
A. Paki (chamberlain).....................................................	1, 000
John Young (minister of interior)......... ................................	4, 000
M. Kekuanaoa (governor of Oahu)........................................	2,500
P. Nahaolelua (governor of Maui).........................................	1,500

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