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Claim Number: 01043
Claimant: Kamakahonu
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kikihale, Kaopuana, Beretania St.
Statistics: 7994 characters 1254 words
No. 1043, Kamakahonu
N.R. 604v2

I, the undersigned, hereby explain to you, the Land Commissioners, about my house lot claim of Kaopuaua in Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu. We purchased it from the Mo`i, Kamehameha III for four hundred dollars. The `li`i has no rights in this lot, it is conveyed absolutely to me, and upon my death, it shall be for my heirs and representatives.

Here is another house lot of mine at Kikihale. It was from Kaio to Kaiakoili, and when Kaiakoili died, it was bequeathed to me. Kaio gave it to Kaiakoili at the time of the landing of Mika Eleike /Mr. Ellis?/. The length of that lot is from the boundarw of Kaio ma's place to the place of Mikila, but the property survey has to be made. Here is a question to you: if there are objections to my claim, we should be quickly fetched to discuss his right and ours before your Commission. However, I have lived here since the death of Kaiakoili, until today I have some witnesses as to my right to live here.
Farewell to you, and thanks,
Kaopuaua, Honolulu, Oahu, November 30, 1847

Vol.1 - See the previous petition of Kahonu, page 98, No. 78.

F.T. 98v3
Counter claim 78, Kamakahonu 1043, December 17[1847]

Koia, sworn, I have known the place a long time. It is in a part called Kikihale, Honolulu. Claimalnt's father, Kaiakoili, came from Hawaii and had this place in 1822. He got it from Makulu and Kaeo. It was then waste. He dug a well, fenced it and built a house. He died in March 1834. The land was left to claimant's mother ....

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.... there are five houses in there, three of which are for Kamakahonu and two are for his servants. I have heard only that Kamakahonu's interest is from Liliha and that was probably in the year 1837 where he has lived to this day; however, the property had been for the King and he had houses there previously. It was called Kaopuana. Today I see by this document Kamakahonu has acquired the property permanently for four hundred dollars.

I, Kamehameha III, personally and not on behalf of the government, am binding in this (these) statement. I am relinquishing my interest in the house lot at Kaopuana named Wahinekapu.

All of my rights shall be possessed by the person whose name is written below here; there remains no claim for me.

However, the government's rights have not ceased; therefore, he is giving me $400.00 and because of his inability to pay the full amount, Kamehameha has granted him six months in which to submit the entire amount.
Here is that person,
My signature is posted on this 8th day of June 1847
June 8th 1847. Kamakahonu has paid a sum for the cost of the house lot of $300.00, leaving a balance of one hundred dollars. Kamakhonu shall remit within six months starting on this date henceforth.
June 8, 1847, Office of the Premier

The remainder has been paid on this date the way it has been mentioned above. See page 430 N.T. volume III
September 4 [1847]

[Award 1043; R.P. 1651 & 1755; Beretania St. Honolulu; 1 ap.; .79 Ac.; Kikihale Honolulu 1 ap.; .43 Ac.]