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William P. Ragsdale

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Half-white resident of Wailua, Kaua‘i; attended meeting held by the Latter-day Saints in January 1854; donated fifteen to twenty pounds of beef to the missionaries on Kaua‘i; jailed on embezzlement charges in February 1854; served as interpreter for the Hawaiian legislature in 1866; exiled in later life to the Kalaupapa leper colony on Moloka‘i. (See Kuykendall, Hawaiian Kingdom, 2:258; Farrer diary, Jan. 9, 1854; GQC journal, Feb. 6, 1854.)