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No. 25, J. Dudoit, Claimant
[Margin note: Presented 4 o'clock P.M. 21st April]
To the Board of Commissioners for Quieting Land Titles. Gentlemen:
I enclose [to] you agreeably with the law, my little deeds and proofs of title to:
1. An estate in Nuuanu Valley.
2nd. A lot of land in the village of Honolulu.
3rd An estate at Hanalei, on the Island of Kauai.
of which I request you to consider and award me according to law. 21st April 1846
Signed, J. Dudoit
[Margin note: translation. This claim is transferred to J.R. Vonpfister & becomes No. 45 Page 120 & the document is with that claim]
I, Mathew Kekuanaoa, Governor, together with G. Laanui hereby lease to Mr. Dudoit a certain piece of land up at Kawananakoa, Honolulu, Oahu.
The boundaries of said land are as follows beginning at the east, at a pile of stones above the water course, and running in a northerly direction to the west corner, five chains and 43 feet, which is the length of the north side; then turning & running westerly to the Nor ....
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.... it to Victoria; and a part to the King; and retain a part for myself. Laanui has a right to several taro patches.
Kekuanaoa, sworn deposed, that Kahumanu gave it to Kuakini. Kuakini gave it to Kailimelimeli and Kailimelimeli gave it to Laanui - only some taro patches in it. All this has nothing to do with Mr. Dudoit's premises.
The public lands of Oahu were the gift of Kamehameha 1st, that Kahumanu gave them to Karaimoku and he to Boki and when Boki left they fell to Liilia [Liliha], otherwise Madame Boki. In 1830 she was guilty of a rebellion, in consequence of which Kahumanu retook the lands and gave them out. The principles stated above found all the claims of Victoria in his Island. Mr. Dudoit's lease is genuine and the consideration good. Witness made it with reference to Victoria.
Mr. Dudoit stated that he had passed over all his claim in claim No. 25 to John R. Vonpfister, with the condition that he would fulfil all obligations. He stated that the taro patch in the Southwest corner of the land belongs to Victoria.
[No. 25 not awarded]