HAWAIIANA. Document Signed ("Robert McNeil"), partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, being a bill of lading for Henry Gyzelaar's shipment of sandalwood and sea otter skins headed for Canton aboard the O'Cain,

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HAWAIIANA.
Document Signed ("Robert McNeil"), partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, being a bill of lading for Henry Gyzelaar's shipment of sandalwood and sea otter skins headed for Canton aboard the O'Cain,

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HAWAIIANA.
Document Signed ("Robert McNeil"), partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, being a bill of lading for Henry Gyzelaar's shipment of sandalwood and sea otter skins headed for Canton aboard the O'Cain, 1 p, 265 x 137 mm, engraved headpiece beginning "SHIPPED," "Woahoo [Oahu], S.I.," September 15, 1816, some creasing, three small wormholes.

EARLY HAWAIIAN DOCUMENT. An interesting bill of lading for sandalwood and sea otter skins on behalf of Henry Gyzelaar shipping on the O'Cain captained by Robert MacNeil. Gyzelaar had spent the early part of 1816 poaching sea otters in California (at one point imprisoned by the governor), before continuing to Hawaii as Captain of the Lydia. He sold the Lydia to King Kamehameha for "as much sandalwood for the ship as I wanted," according to Georg Anton Schäffer, commander of all the Russian forces in the area. It is likely that this shipment is Kamehameha's payment, alongside Gyzelaar's smuggled sea otter skins from his California adventure. When Gyzelaar returned to Kauaii aboard the O'Cain, he, McNeil, and three other seamen tried to remove the Russian flag which the King had raised under Schäffer's influence.
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HAWAIIANA. Document Signed ("Robert McNeil"), partially printed and accomplished in manuscript, being a bill of lading for Henry Gyzelaar's shipment of sandalwood and sea otter skins headed for Canton aboard the O'Cain,
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