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Claim Number: 08851
Claimant: Kalama
Other claimant:Kailiwai, opposes
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Koolauloa
Ahupuaa: Waimea
Ili: Keauhou, Amanui
Statistics: 3398 characters 587 words
No. 8851, Kalama, Waimea, Oahu, February 8, 1848
N.R. 391-392v4


To the Land Commissioners: I, Kalama, am a claimant in taro lo'i in the mo'o of Malama. They are bounded on the north by a road, on the east by Malama's /land/, on the south and west by Pinoke's /land/. That is my claim, wrhich was given me by Kailikane and Kaiauaawa. The right was conveyed to me, and I had to go to the work /days/ and to pay an annual tax of $0.50 for those two lo'i. At this time they have been taken. I did not neglect the annual tax. I believe I have a right according to the law, if you will hear me.
KALAMA


N.T. 766-768v3
No. 8851, Kalama, Protest - Kailiwai, Honolulu. April 4, 1851

Kahanepoo, sworn, I am a native of Waimea in Koolauloa, island of Oahu.

I had lived there for 20 year ....

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.... it was I who had given these patches to Mahoe for cultivation and the yield was for himself or to sell as he so desired, but the soil beneath is for the konohiki. I feel it is right that the konohiki have taken these patches and I am the overseer under the konohiki

Mailoa, sworn, The statements made above are true; my testimony is truly the same.

Kau, sworn, I have seen his sections of land, two of them. Konohiki had taken these lands thinking they were Friday lands. I have never known they were Friday patches. I feel the land is for Kalama and not for Konohiki. He has not presented his problem before the tax assessor to the present tlme; therefore, he has no land. This land was acquired by his parents and at their death had bequested it to him. It was taken away without cause in 1848.

[No. 8851 not awarded]