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The King of the Hawaiian Islands announces his kingdom's neutrality in the American War

King Kamehameha IV of Hawaii, detail
08/26/1861
King Kamehameha IV of the Hawaiian Islands issued a proclamation from his "marine residence" at Kailua declaring his nation's neutrality in the American Civil War.  He barred any of his subjects from engaging in privateering and stressed that neither privateers nor their prizes would be sheltered in the islands except in cases of "dangers of the sea."  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
David W. Forbes, ed., Hawaiian National Bibliography, 1780-1900 (Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 2001) III: 298. 

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