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No. 915, Kaaona, Kawaihapai, October 28, 1847
To the Honorable Land Commissioners of the Hawaiian Islands, Greetings: I hereby tell you of my claim for land and house at Kawaihapai in Waialua, Oahu. It is bounded on the north and east by the land of Kaakau, on the south by a pali, on the west by the land of Mahiahune. The second of my claims is at the moo 'aina of Mahiahune. It is bound-ed on the north by Mahiahuni, on the east by my mo`o `aina, on the south by a pali, on the west by the patch of Paele. My third claim is bounded on the north by kula, on the east by my mo`o `aina, on the south by a pali, on the west by the land of Mahiahune. My fourth claim is bounded on the north by the land of ....
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.... und the right person as quite a number of the names are from Mokuleia and Kawaihapai, where the people are all satisfied with their allodial titles so far as I know.
No. 915. Kaona
I find 4 persons of this name. Two disclaim the transaction. One has gone to parts unknown, and one is dead & his heirs are satisfied with the allodial title in Kawaihapai.
I might perhaps get more information in respect to two or three persons, by keeping this and spending a day's time in hunting up the other persons, but I cannot well spare the time, and I do not think that they will ever wish to hear from the claims again.
Yours truly, (Signature) J.S. Emerson
Waialua, August 2nd 1853
[No. 915 not awarded]