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No. 8954, Kekupu
Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I have a claim in an `ili of Mapulehu Ahupua`a on the Island of Molokai. The name of this `ili is Mua. The `ili on the west is Puhiweuweu, for Kihilauakea. The `ili on the east is Kanaluaiwa, for Ku.* It is 60 feet by 20 fathoms. It was given me by Kanae.
I have cultivated this land until this day and go to the po`alima labor days for this land. I request that you award this land to me.
/The claim placed both the bounding `ilis on the west. However, in the previous claim the `ili of Kanaluaiwa is located on the east of Kekupu's claim./
Witness sworn, Ku, was konohiki at the time of Piianaia about A.D. 1839. P[?] & gave claimant this land. Patches two
Makai, Kan ....
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.... st in 1840 or 1839, and he had received it from Heulu.
Section 1 - 10 patches.
Mauka by Mahoe
Pukoo by Ku
Makai and Kaluaaha by Kanae.
Section 2 - Pasture.
Mauka by Kanae
Pukoo by stream
Makai by Kanae
Kaluaaha by pali.
Ku had given this land to have to the time of Kanae, the new konohiki.
No. 8954, Kekupu, 3 November 1853
Kamai, sworn, he has seen his taro land in Eleele, Mapulehu.
[It is bounded]:
Mauka by konohiki's land
Halawa by Ku's land
Makai by Konohiula's land
Kaluaaha by Leonui and Mahoe's land.
Land from Kamai in 1844 or 1845 probably, and he has lived peacefully to the present.
J. Kanae, sworn, Kekupu's claim is correct.
[Award 8954; R.P. 7972; Mapulehu; 1 ap.; 81.6 fathoms]