Cornerstone for the new Queen's Hospital laid in Honolulu, Hawaii
In Hawaii, the cornerstone for the new Queen's Hospital in Honolulu was laid in a ceremony that began with a prayer in Hawaiian from Minister of Health Richard Armstrong, Dickinson College class of 1827. King Kamehamena IV then gave the dedication speech. The king and his wife had personally collected the funds for the non-profit hospital which still operates today as the largest private hospital in the state of Hawaii. (By John Osborne)
David W. Forbes, Hawaii National Biography, 1780-1900 (Honolulu, HIu: University of Hawaii Press, 2001), 280.