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No. 996, Lae, Kewalo, Pauoa, Honolulu, Oahu, November 16, 1847
To the Honorable Land Commissioners, Greetings: I hereby tell you of my land claim which is at Kewalo, Island of Oahu. It is bounded on the north by the lands of Kauakuike, Pila and Kamokupanee, on the east by an irrigation ditch, on the south by the land of Kukae, on the west by the irrigated land of Pahoa, and the po`alima. Also, two po`alima patches are situated in my claim and the konohiki. Kauakuike gave me those formerly. My house claim is at Auwaiolimu. It is bounded on the north by a schoolhouse and the road, on the east by the houses of Kaka, on the south by a road, on the west by the stream.
Cl. 996, Lae, 8 May , Keowai Counter to 1 kalo patch in No. 2
Mahina, sworn, This place is called Kiwalo in Honolulu, consisting of 3 district pieces.
1. House lot, is bounded by:
Mauka by native school & meeting house in Pauoa
Waititi by Government fence
Makai by lot of Kalawaia
Ewa by road leading up the valley.
It is partly fenced and claimant has one house on it. Claimant got this place from Lawaia in 1847, who got it from Boki and held it in peace till that ti ....
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Two patches and a pasture are on this section, but there is no house there. Lae's taro land had been received from Kanakuike which are parcels two and three and a pasture. This had been at the time of Kaahumanu until the present time. The konohiki is the person who is protesting for the ninth patch of parcel two."
Kanakuike, sworn and stated, "I had given the two parcels of taro land to Lae at the time of Kaahumanu. I had given nine patches in section two, two patches in section three and a pasture, but in the gear 1847, I had asked for a *koele because that had been a koele at one time. Kaowai is the person who had objected." Pg. 44
See page 44
/*Koele - Patches and gardens which were for the chiefs but planted by the common people for their landlords./
[No. 996], Lae, from page 42
Lawaia, sworn and stated, "I have seen Lae's property exactly as all of Mahina's statements which have just been read here.
Lae's land has been from me. I have not objected to him (for) I have given to him with love." Page 42
[Award 996; R.P. 1791; Auwaiolimu Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .55 Ac.; Kewalo Honolulu Kona; 2 ap.; 2.77 Acs]