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Claim Number: 00552
Claimant: Kaaua
Other claimant:Kapena, wife, for Pokini
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Hotel St.
Statistics: 4329 characters 763 words
No. 552, Kaaua, Honolulu, March 26, 1847
N.R. 247-248v2

To the Hon. William Rlchards and the other four commissioners whom the Mo`i appointed to quiet titles - Greetings: As in the law, in inheriting my wahine's reaI estate at the time of our marriage, it is for me to request and administer same, therefore, I testify to you concerning the interest in my wahine's house lot, which is on the east side of Mr. Hat's house lot, just makai of the road which goes along the lot of George Pelly, on the north side, also, of the road which goes along the government printing house. The in-terest is for me in the name of my wahine and we live at this place. No one has objected; however, I tell you, in accordance with the Law, that we have occupied this place for 20 years or more and have been peaceful until this time. Here are the witnesses:

Komo, a tall haole, who has oxen here, and Mahu and Kepaa who are women. There are many witnesses, however it is not necessary to mention them because no one has objected to us.

F.T. 55v2
Claim No. 552, Kaaua, October 27 [1847]

Kapena, wife of claimant appeared in whose behalf the claim is alledged [sic] to stand.

Kanauna, sworn, I know this place. It belongs to Kapena, wife of claimant, who I know has lived there since 1830. It was waste land when I first knew it; and I was ....

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.... very long time ago, the place had been for Pokini who was the first husband of Kapena. The place has been enclosed and it has a house and a well. Recently she (Kapena) married Kaaua and they are now living on the place. It is an idle land, with no other claim, and the couple has taken residence there.

Komo's lot is on the makai side. He is a Hawaiian.
Mauka is Hotel Street
Capt. Haka (?) on the Ewa side and
Kea Street is on the Waikiki end.

No one has ever objected to him.

Postponed to Wednesday when Kaaua and his other witnesses will appear. See page 360.

N.T. 360v2
No. 552, Kaaua, From page 358, November 3, 1847

Keoki Puki (George Bush), sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this land near the merging street of George Pelly's lot; Pilipi's lot on the Ewa side; Hotel Street mauka; Kea Street Waikiki and Kaanaana's lot is on the makai end.

There was no house there in the year 1825; it was covered with graves, and in the year 1831, the place was acquired by Kaaua. Kaaua's first husband had gone to the foreign land, but she had built some houses and had lived there always with her assistant, Kamokunui, who is also her substitute while she had
been living on Hawaii.

See page 357.

[Award 552; R.P. 99; Hotel St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .18 Ac.; Kaaua for Kapena]