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Claim Number: 00723
Claimant: Kawahauwila
Other claimant:Umiokalani, opposes
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: King St.
Statistics: 4638 characters 774 words
No. 723, Kawahauwila, Honolulu, 23 September 1847
N.R. 382-383v2

To the one called the President, William Lee, of the Land Commissioners whom the Mo`i appointed to investigate the claims in the Hawaiian Islands on the island of Oahu, in the city of Honolulu.

I hereby tell you, the Land Commissioners, the basis of how this place was gotten. My makuakane, Kauhewa, got it from Kaumaumakea and Umiokalani, and I am living here at this time.

My house lot is at the Bridge at Kikihale on the mauka side of this Bridge. The circumference is 70 fathoms 3 feet 8 inches. I know that I have a perfect right there and no one has ever objected to my living as a native born resident nor has my occupation been forbidden. It is true that I have lived here as a native born resident.
With true aloha, There are some witnesses - when the day comes I will tell their names.
I am, with thanks, your obedient servant,

F.T. 195-196v2
Claim 723, Kawahawila, February 14 [1848], Counter Umiokalani 863

Kaawewela, sworn, This place is in Kikihale, Honolulu, bounded: ....

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.... n Kawahawila living there. That property had been for Hoolapa, later it was possessed by Kauhema, then he went away and Kawahawila acquired it. I have lived on this property under Umiokalani to this day. Kawahawila also has always lived here to this day."

See page 524, also Umiokalani's objections, page 524 [No. 863]

N.T. 524-525v2
No. 723, Kawahawila, From page 521, February 16 [1848]

Kalauapoula, sworn by the Bible and stated, "I have seen this place. Kawahawila's grandfolks, Kanehewa by name, had lived on this property and I am living there under Kawahawila. I had first lived there in the year 1831 and have been under Kawahawila to this day. The boundaries are the same as has been related to you by the first witness. I did not see Umiokalani while she had lived there and had built a fence and the house also. I have submitted my claim for that property as a land holder."

Kawahawila - I agree that Kalanapoula has an interest as land holder under me.

See No. 2088, Kalanapoula

[Award 723; R.P. 1115; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .10 Ac.]