transcribe, translate and annotate over 200-letters written by 33-Chiefs. In this letter, Kaʻahumanu writes to Mr. Jeremiah Evarts of the ABCFM regarding the success of the mission in Hawaiʻi. She includes her religious sentiments to the brethren of the ABCFM.
In part, it notes, “Do express my regard to the brethren in Christ and my beloved sisters in Christ Jesus. … I am grateful for the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ for his assistance in sending new teachers for us. They have arrived and we have beheld their eyes and faces. We met in the presence of our Lord and in our own presence with gratitude to our Lord for protecting them on the ocean until they arrived here in Hawaii. We abide here, teaching the native language of Hawaii so they will understand. Then, we sow the gardens with fruitful seeds for eternal salvation.”