“As belief of Christianity gained ground in the minds of the [Hawaiian] rulers, we were happy to see a corresponding desire to do what seemed to them proper to do, towards enlightening and reforming the people. When we urged them to undertake this, according to their knowledge and good pleasure, we referred them to the word and will of God as the standard, and desired them to follow it themselves, and use their best influence to have their dependents understand, adopt, and practice, the principles inculcated in the Bible.”