Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 09919
Claimant: Laenui
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Hawaii
District: Kona, North
Ahupuaa: Keopu 1
Ili: Ililoa, Keolaloa, Kealaehu
Statistics: 1258 characters 216 words
No. 9919, Laenui, Kailua, Kona, Hawaii, January 26, 1848
N.R. 472v8

Greetings to you, Z. Kaauwai, and the Land Commissioners: I hereby petition for my kihapai claim. At a place suitable for sweet potato culture are 5 kihapai, and 4 kihapai are at Kaluulu.* I have not measured those places. ....

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.... fathoms are true as indicated in the claim and he feels the land surveyor will survey the boundaries carefully. This had been Laenui's parents land at the time of Kamehameha I and Kalaenui has it now; no one has objected to the present day.

[Award 9919; R.P. 3999; Keopu 1 N. Kona; 1 ap.; 2.65 Acs]