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              982	HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.
such passage from Yokohama to Honolulu is furnished to be subject to the approval of the Chiji of Kanagawa.
II.-On arrival at Honolulu, the Hawaiian Government agrees to obtain employment for the said party of the 
second part, as an agricultural laborer, for the full period of three years, from the date such employment 
actually begins, and also, proper employment for the wife of the said party of the second part. Until such 
employment is obtained, the Hawaiian Government will cause to be provided for the party of the second part, 
and his family, lodgings commodious enough to secure health and a reasonable degree of comfort. The 
Hawaiian Government will, during the continuance of the contract, cause to be furnished to the said party of 
the second part and his family, fuel for cooking purposes free of expense.
III.-The Hawaiian Government guarantees to the said party of the second part wages at the rate of twelve 
dollars and fifty cents per month, and to his said wife ten dollars per month, payable in United States gold 
coin, with lodgings, and an allowance of one dollar per month for each of the said two children. The said party 
of the second part shall furnish blankets and bed clothing for himself and his family.
IV.-The Hawaiian Government agrees to cause to be provided for the said party of the second part and his 
family medicines and good medical attendance free of cost.
V.-The Hawaiian Government guarantees that twenty-six days often hours each actual work in the field, or 
twelve hours each in and about the sugar mill and sugar house, shall, within the meaning of this agreement, 
constitute one month's service as an agricultural laborer. Work overtime exceeding thirty minutes to be paid 
for at the rate of twelve and one-half cents per hour to the said party of the second part, and eight cents per 
hour to his wife.
VI.-The Hawaiian Government guarantees to the said party of the second part and his family the full, 
equal, and perfect protection of the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and agrees that, during the continuance of 
this contract, the said party of the second part and his family shall he exempt from all and every kind of 
personal tax.
VII.-Fifteen per cent of the sum payable to the said party of the second part, and to his wife, as wages, 
shall he remitted monthly by the employer directly to the branch of the specie bank (Shokin Ginko) 
established at Honolulu in the name of the said party of the second part, and for all amounts so remitted the 
said bank shall issue receipts to and in favor of the party of the second part.
VIII.-The Hawaiian Government, having guaranteed employment and wages to the said party of the 
second part, shall have the right to assign, withdraw, and reassign the said party of the second part to such 
plantations for labor as it may see lit. In case of such withdrawal and reassignment, all the expenses incidental 
thereto shall be paid by the Hawaiian Government.
IX-The said party of the second part agrees to proceed to Honolulu by the vessel provided for him in 
accordance with this agreement.
X.-On arrival at Honolulu, the said party of the second part agrees to accept such employment as the 
Hawaiian Government may, under this contract, assign to him, provided no valid objection thereto exists. In 
the matter of any such objection he agrees to abide by the decision of the bureau of immigration.
XI.-The party of the second part acknowledges to have received from the Hawaiian Government the sum 
of fifteen dollars and fifty cents silver yen to meet his necessary expenses and for other purposes, and he 
agrees to repay the said sum in monthly installments after his employment actually begins, not exceeding 
fifty cents silver yen each mouth until the said sum is paid, which payments shall be made by the employer to 
the board of immigration; but in the event of sickness, protracted over twenty days in any one month, the 
installment for such mouth shall be deferred.
XII.-During the continuance of this contract the said party of the second part agrees to fulfill all the 
conditions of this agreement, and to observe and obey the laws of Hawaii, and he further covenants and agrees 
to diligently and faithfully perform all lawful and proper labor which may, under this agreement, be assigned 
to him by the Hawaiian Government during the full period of three years from the date such labor actually 
begins.
Signed and sealed in quadruplicate in the English and Japanese languages, at Yokohama, this November 
14th, A. D. 1892. Two copies to be retained by the Hawaiian Government, one copy by the party of the 
second part, and one to be left in the custody of the Chiji of Kanagawa.
One man
No woman
No children
R. W. Irwin,
Her Hawaiian Majesty's Minister Resident and Special Agent of the Bureau of Immigration.
Voluntary Emigrant.

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