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No. 700, S. Maunahina, Waikapu, Maui, July 25, 1847
To the Honorable William Richards, the President of the Land Commissioners of the Hawaiian Islands, greetings: I have just heard from my kane, Geogi*, that C. Kanaina has said that I consented to live as subject of Kekauluohi. I did agree but not with good grace. Here is my reason for agreeing but with bad grace: We were at Waikapu when we heard that Piho was sick and we went to Lahaina to see what his sickness was. I asked who the heir was and I was told that I was, and he also ....
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.... thus. Nor was it possible to petition at that time and be awarded.
Therefore, now that the new law has been announced, I petition you, the Commissioners, that I may be awarded. I am living with the thought that that action which was done to me was improper. I have heard, it has been said, that Piho bequeathed his property to Kekauluohi. That is not the truth - I was the heir.
I was evicted in the year 1843 - you had gone to England at that time.
I am, with aloha,
S. MAUNAHINA X
[No. 700 not awarded]