Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 07888
Claimant: Kahakai
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kahua
Statistics: 3534 characters 627 words
No. 7888, Kahakai
N.R. 470-471v5

I, the undersigned, hereby state my claim for a house lot at Kula of Kahua.

The beginning was as follows: On the 8th of March, 1844, my work began at this place. It adjoins the lot of Palani on the south. There was no fence, nor had a house been built and it was I myself who made the fence and built the house, no one else, nor has any one else opposed me there.

Seeing that it was a good place I again fetched lumber for a house from Matthew Kekuanaoa and at this time he asked, "Where is your house being built?" I replied, "Over there, south of the French lot; I am building there.2` M. Kekuanaoa assented, and I returned there and built my house and it has been there until this day. Therefore I thought it should be worked on by you, as directed by the law which called the claimants to c ....

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.... sistant, but I do know definitely that land is for Kewalo and Kapihi is the landlord. The boundaries are the same as the governor has just related. That is my knowledge.

Kalaau, sworn, I have known this lot is for Kahakai and it was Kahakai who had hired us to build a fence.

I have heard he had received this interest from Kinau, but I think this land is definitely for Kapihi. This land is a lele for Kewalo and the king had given it to Kapihi. The boundaries are the same as have been re-lated above by the witnesses.

Kailiolohe, sworn, I was living with Cook and when we, together with Koula, had vacated the place, I saw Kahakai building an enclosure. Kapihi was the owner of that land at that time and he still is at this time and I think Kapihi's claim is authentic, enabling him to give as he so desires.

[No. 7888 not awarded]