The Distinction of Color. — The New Orleans Tropic, in relation to the fact that the Sandwich Island Ambassador was turned away from regular ordinary on board a steamboat in Connecticut, remarks:
‘This same ‘Sandwich Island chief’ came to this country via Mexico, and landed in New Orleans. He took lodging at the St. Charles Hotel, the first hotel in the South, in every respect, if not the first in the United States, and dined at the public table, with three or four hundred gentlemen. In the North – where such a vast deal of charity and philanthropy is displayed – he was not good enough to dine at the regular table of a steamboat, but was placed among the servants. Verily, this is all sorts of a queer country’!
(Liberator, March 24, 1834, pg 4)