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              828	HAWAIIAN  ISLANDS.
obstructive and. ruinous social and political system is the best preparation for the 
spread of the Gospel of Christ, and the enjoyments of its' privileges and 
Yours respectfully,	/
C. M. Hyde. 
North Pacific Missionary Institute
No. 27.	.      o
Statement by Col. C. P. Iaukea, late of Her Majesty's personal staff.
On arriving at the palace shortly after the landing of the United States 
forces, I found Her Majesty's household in a state of nervous excitement. The 
Queen, although calm and collected, showed signs of uneasiness. This feeling 
soon increased to one of grave alarm and apprehension when, a few minutes 
later, the troops were seen moving in the direction of the palace, and, without 
warning, immediately take a position a short distance from, and in full view of, 
the palace and Government building.
This unexpected show of force right under the palace walls deeply 
impressed Her Majesty; and when on the day following the United States 
forces were seen encamped in the Arion Hall, adjoining the Government 
building premises, and commanding the palace, it at once became evident that 
they were landed for some other purpose than the protection of life and 
When therefore during the afternoon of the same day the revolutionists took 
possession of the Government building no resistance was offered by the 
Queen's forces, it being impossible to successfully resist them without 
precipitating a eon diet with the United States forces.
O. P. Iaukea, 
Late of Her Majesty's Personal Staff.
No. 28. 
Interview with Chief Justice A. F. Judd, Honolulu, May 16, 3893.
Q. Please state where you were born.
A. In Honolulu, January 7, 1838.
Q. Has this always been your home?
A. With the exception of four years in the United States, two at Yale and the 
other two at Harvard law school, and  on occasional visits to the States and a trip 
to Europe.    I entered the practice of law in this country in 1864, and was elected 
twice to the Legislature- in 1868 from South Kona, Hawaii, and again for 
Honolulu in 1870, and in 1873 I was appointed attorney-general by Lunalilo, and 
on his death in 1874, on the election of Kalakaua, I went onto the bench as asso-
ciate justice of the supreme court.   I continued on the bench until -now, having 
held different positions.    1 took the position of first associate justice in 1877, 
and was appointed chief justice in 1881.   I have been in judicial life since my 
first appointment as judge in February, 1874, and have had my office in the 
Government building during all that time, and am somewhat familiar with 
political changes that have taken place.

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