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No. 8035, Alaiki
Greetings to you, O Kamehameha III: /At/ Waakau in the `ili kupono of Koula, Hanapepe, is the land claim of Alaiki /which has been held/ from the time of Kaumualii Konohia /was the Konohiki/ at that time. When Kaikioewa was the Governor of Kauai, Kalunu was the Konohiki. Kanoa is the last governor, and Paaniani is the Konohiki of Koula. There are 14 lo`i, their length is 44 fathoms, the width is 22 fathoms that is the size of the taro/ land. The kula is 8 chains in length and its width is 4 chains that is the size of the kula.
24 January 1848
No. 10458, Alaika, Claimant, [margin notes says:] see 8035, 10458, Naopai
Kalepona, sworn, knows Claimant's lands. They are:
No. 1 - Okipu, a moo in ili of Koula in Hanapepe.
No. 2 - Akau, a moo ili of Koula.
No. 1 is bounded:
Mauka by Wainonoiia a kahawai
Wahiawa by Waiaka pali
Makai by Waiaka moo
Waimea by Hanapepe River.
No. 2 is bounded:
Mauka by Kalai a kahawai
Wahiawa by Hanapepe River
Makai Pualepa a moo
Waimea by pali of Nauaikala.
Claimant received No. 1 by marriage with Makua Opao's widow, who held it from time of Kaumualii ....
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.... taro patches in Okipuu (No. 1) did not belong to him but to a man named Koa. I replied that a just right and not how many or different places was the question. Kauai admitted that he could not disprove Alaiki's right. The [sic - they] both did belong to him but he thought it was more than he ought to have. To the 3rd objection I replied that as the taro patches of Koa were as he said near the S. boundary of the land, they were not in the part I had added but in the original survey by Mr. Pease which had already been awarded that such an objection was never before made to any one, nor to Mr. Pease. & when I was on the ground, neither Kanae, nor any other there knew of any taro patches in all that land (Okipu) that did not belong to Alaiki, but that Kanae told me expressly that he had no dispute with Alaiki about his claim. He asked to bring his witnesses by the 10th Inst unless he found Koa has cultivated those patches with Alaiki's permission - in which case he should drop the objection & write me a note. This has not been done - & I conclude I shall hear no more from him.
Yours Most Truly,
Sec. L. Com.
[Award 8035; Koula Hanapepe Kona; 2 ap.; 3 Acs 15 rods; TMK 1-8-01 2 pieces both listed as 8035:1, 1 for .61 Ac., the other for 2.7 Ac.]