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No. 812*H, Kaeo, Honolulu, 25 October 1847
The President of the Land Commissioners and the Commissioners appointed by the Mo`i, greetings: I hereby tell you of my house lots and my claims for them.
1. House lot in Honolulu on Oahu. On the north is the lot of Kahikona, on the west is the lot of Wm. Beckley, on the south is the lot of B. Namakeha and the road. This is my lot and I occupy it, together with B. Namakeha.
2. House lot at Lahaina, Maui. The place of A. Paki is on the south and the sea is on the west. The Halekamani is on the north and the pond is on the east. This is my place, where my makuahine lived, and on her death I inherited it.
3. House lot at Lahaina, Maui, at Puaa, mauka of the church. These house lots are submitted by me at this time.
4. House lot at Punahoa, Hilo, purchased by me from Wm. Beckley. These house lots 4 & 5 were mentioned by me in my letter to the Land Commissioners last year, in 1846.
6. House lot at Lahaina, Maui, which is situated as follows: The road is on the east, the house of Pikanele on the south, and the smithy and the lot of Baea on the west, and the stream on the north. This place belonged to my makuas and I inherited it.
I am prepared to bring the witnesses for these places mentioned herein when the proper time comes.
The 6 mentioned in this letter was given by me to I.W.H. Kaunahi and all my rights and benefits were conveyed to him.
I am, with thanks,
ASA KAEO, Eleele
F.T. 201v3 [See 976 to William Beckley]
Cl. 812, A. Kaeo, 1849
Z. Kaauwai, sworn, Part I. I know this house lot. It is in Apana 2 of Honolulu nui. It belonged to nobody in olden times. it being waste land, but it was taken up in 1825 by the Claimant. Naeo and [he] fenced it. He has possessed it in peace ever since and I never heard his claim disputed.
It is bounded:
Mauka by Wm Beckley's lot
On the Waikiki sides by the lot of Kahilona and the lot of Bent & Co.
Makai by Broadway Street
Ewa by Corso street [Cross Street?].
No one lived on this lot except those who live under Kaeo.
A. Paki, sworn, I have heard the testimony of Kaauwai, and it is strictly correct.
Part II. This is a House lot at Lahaina, Maui.
Z. Kaauwai, sworn, I know this lot. The Claimant received it from his mother, and she had it from Kahikili before the year 1820. Her title nor his has ever been disputed. Some of Kaeo's people live there but they have no claim for this land. It has always had a fence around it.
It is bounded:
Mauka by a small land dividing it from the land of Kekuanaoa and the Government
Olowalu by A. Paki's lot
Makai by the sea ....
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.... use lot: mauka of the church at Puaa in Lahaina. This lot has been opposed by the son of Manono, Keaupuni. I had first seen Manono living there in 1832 and he had received it from Kaaimalolo. He built a fence and he lived there to 1842. No one had objected to him to 1845 at which time he died and the land was bequested to his son, Keaupuni. Both Keaupuni and Kaeo's servants are on this land where they are quarreling one with another. Keaupuni has filed his claim as No. 307 in the name of Kuakamauna. This was done at the time Mr. Richard was alive on Maui.
I have not know the reason Kaaimalolo had given Manono land and whether it had been without cost or as a sale, perhaps. I had managed Kaaimalolo's bequest for he had told me the house lot was his and Manono was living under him and his (Kaaimalolo) son was living under Kaeo.
A. Paki, stated, "I had distinctly heard Manono, as he was preparing to leave for Kauai, say to Laaimalolo, `You may have the lot and my son shall be under you.' That is what I had heard."
Auwaa, sworn, I have seen this place over which there is a dispute. I had seen Kaaimalolo enclose this lot and Manono was living makai. When the chiefs acquired the lot, Manono asked Kaaimalolo to allow him to live there and his request was granted, but when he went to kauai, he let Kalua live there. Kaaimalolo complained to the tax assessor, but before the case could be heard, Manono died on Kauai. It was never taken before the tax assessor again. I have never known Keaupuni has an interest there; however, Kaaimalolo had specified Manono's interest there. The words are: "Puaa has that lot, the lot Manono has is the third (lot). This is all of your rights of living just as I am living."
Section V - This has been completed.
Section VI - Z. Kaauwai, sworn, I have seen this house lot in Lahaina, Maui. Kaeo had received this interest from Kaaimalolo, who had obtained it as an idle land in the year 1835, where Puaa had lived through Kaaimalolo. In the year 1834 or 1835 perhaps, Puaa died and his wife, Kamailohi, inherited his interest. In 1846 Kamailohi died and she had bequested to her brother, Hihio, and he is living there at the present time. Hihio has filed his interest as done for him by Mr. L. Lee.
Auwaa, sworn, Kaaimalolo owns all of that place, according to what I have heard and seen. Kamailohi lived under Kaaimalolo. I had seen the court hearing before Kekauluohi and Kaaimalolo had placed Hihio on this place under him because he was Hihio's guardian.
Later Kamailohi remarried to Ulunahele, then Kaaimalolo died in Hana. Hihio did not know about this. The bequest also was not known.
[Award 812; (Maui) R.P. 5563; Puaa Lahaina; 1 ap.; 1 Ac. 39 rods; (Oahu) R.P. 308; King St. Honolulu; 1 ap.; .49 Ac.]