Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 10630
Claimant: Pali
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Lanai
District: Lanai
Ahupuaa: Kamoku
Statistics: 2772 characters 489 words
No. 10630, Pali, Lanai, February 5, 1848
N.R. 526v6

Greetings to you, Kaauwai and J. Ii and the /other/ Land Commissioners: Here is my message to you -- kindly consider my claim. Here are the lands of the Mo`i which I have on Lanai. They were given me by Auhea. I am the konohiki of the Mo`i or the lord of the land, so she said to me.

This is my claim. We spoke wilth Auhea concerning my being the Tax Collector -- when she and the Mo`i were through in the Government, then my occupation would end. That was what we spoke of, however the Government should not consider this claim of mine if my work should be at fault.

Here is this claim of mine - ....

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.... 39 and he has lived there peacefully since. On one is opposed to him and he is the one in charge of these lands.

Keawe, sworn, all the words above are true and my knowledge is the same.

Pali, sworn, the reason that I thought I would get them all together in one place was because I was cultivating some many areas all over and building houses, and I now leave the areas I cultivated in the various areas in accordance with the statement of the messenger and therefore my place is joined together in accordance with the testimony of the witnesses above and I am no longer laying claim in various areas.

[Award 10630; Kamoku; 1 ap.; 112 Acs 1 rood 23 rods]