Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00455
Claimant: Haa
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Wailuku
Ahupuaa: Waikapu
Ili: Aikanaka
Statistics: 2336 characters 423 words
No. 455, Haa
N.R. 176-177v2

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I have the right to a lot at Waikapu called Kaaikanaka, being the lot of Alona Pake /Chinese/. 1. This is my thought -- let my lot be returned. The agreement made previously between us two was that Alona would completely fence the lot and also plant cane on the dry land inside of this enclosure, and after five years his occupation would end and the land would be returned to me--that was our oral agreement in 1837. Afterwards, Alona leased this lot from the ali`i and Hoapli wahine. However, the lot was not yet completely fenced, only some acres. I forget the year, /40 perhaps, or 49 /sic./ when this lot was leased. 2. He completely took the water source for his cultivation only and d ....

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.... es of land for planting sugar cane. The plaintiff demands that leasehold to others be voided and that it would be best for him to have it [land].

Naholowaa, sworn, by the Bible, I have seen Haa's property which is in Waikapu. The year in which Kameha-meha I had returned from Hawaii is the time he (Haa) began to live there and the place is for him at this time. It has been enclosed with a fence by Haa and a friend named Aiona, whose work there is planting sugar cane. The patches are for Haa and the dry area is for Aiona. An acre of cane land was leased to Hoapili by Aiona which was contrary to Haa's idea. Haa had believed that it was right that contracts should be made by him.

[Award 455; R.P. 324; Aikanaka Waikapu Wailuku; 2 ap.; 35 Acs]