Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00549
Claimant: Rogers, Zaccheus
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Nuuanu St.
Statistics: 5384 characters 943 words
Claim No. 549, Zaccheus Rodgers
F.R. 26v2


Addressed to the Secretary, Sir:
For the information of the Commissioners &c., I beg to acquaint of the claim of Zacceus Rodgers (now absent) to a piece of land buidling lot in Kalanama [illegible Kawananakoa?], Honolulu, Oahu, & which is now in my occupation. I have a written power of attorney from the claimant to act for him on his behalf. Notes of the survey of said lot is herewith sent.
Signed, Daniel P. True
Honolulu, March 29, 1847

See page 128 for power of attorney


F.R. 128-129v2
Power of attorney connected with claim 549, Zaccheus Rodgers, continued from page 26

Know all men by these presents, that I, Zaccheus Rodgers, citizen of Massachusetts, United States of America, now residing at Tahiti, one of the Society Islands, have constituted, appointed, by these presents do make, constitute & appoint Daniel P. True, a citizen of Charlestown, Mass, United States of America, now residing at Honolulu, Island of Oahu, one of the Sandwich Islands, my true & lawful attorney for me & in my name, palce & stead, and to and for my use to ask, demand, take, sue for, recover, levy & received, all sum and sums of money, debts, rents, goods, wares, dues, accounts, & demands, whatever, which are or shall be ....

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.... ?], American Consul at Tahiti; stating acknowledgments before from Z. Rodgers of the genuineness of his signature to the document and the intention of its as described therein, dated 5 August 1844 at Tahiti.

R. Boyd, sworn, I am acquainted with these premises which are in Honolulu.

On Waititi side are premises of Isaac Lewis or Coleman, also on Makai side
Ewa side are native lands formerly Keleau's and
Mauka by native lands (Muaa's).

These premises are now occupied by Mr. True, and have been a series of years. Mr. Rogers has possessed them for 20 years; he got the place about 1827. The lot is fenced and has a house on it. I owned this land myself in 1826 and enclosed it with a large piece. I gave it up and claimant then took it and built a house on it, and lived there till he left the Island in 1840. I never knew his right disputed till the present time.

John Kuiau, sworn, I can only repeat the same testimony as Mr. Boyd's, which I know to be true as far as occupancy is concerned. I know Mr. Rogers lived peaceably till he left in 18490, and that Mr. True has occupied the place ever since. Mr. Boyd's account of the boundaries is correct.

Freehold &c. voted 22d December

[Award 549; R.P. 18; Nuuanu St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .13 Ac.]