Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00450
Claimant: Napela, Jonathan
Other claimant:
Other name: Jonakana
Island: Maui
District: Wailuku
Ahupuaa: Wailuku
Ili:
Statistics: 1410 characters 255 words
No. 450, Jonakana /Johathan/ Napela
N.R. 171-172v2


To the Land Commissioners, Greetings: I have a right from King Kamehameha III. I asked for some kula here at Wailuku. The description follows: on the north a cliff and an auwai, on the east the lot of Naleipuleho, on the south some taro patches, on the west the lot of Kaumu and the house of Kahilikaula. In the year 1844 in the month of July, I went to ask the King. I wrote for this thing I tho ....

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.... returned from the King and said the King would give me that place, and I am, however, the witness of that place. Therefore this thought to you, the land commissioeres: Let this be done before Mahune and your decision should be to award it.

P. Namakeha has hindered me at this place and that is why I am deprived ot it.
Farewell to you,
I am, with thanks
JOHATHAN NAPELA
Wailuku, 12 February 1847

[No. 450 not awarded; See 406]