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Claim Number: 00033
Claimant: Cummins, Thomas
Other claimant:Kaumaka, wife
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Fort St.
Statistics: 3322 characters 525 words
No. 33, Thomas Cummins, Claimant, Honolulu, 28 April 1846
F.R. 44-46v1

[Margin note: Presented (missing) ½ o'clock P.M. 29th April]

Gentlemen: In pursuance of the notice in the Polynesian, February 14, 1846, I enclose for your consideration a deed for land claimed by me, and am ready at any time you may appoint, to prove my right to the same.
Signed, Thomas Cummins

This indenture made the 28th day of April 1846 between Keauiaolo and Kaumaka, daughter and Thomas Cummins, son-in-law of the said Keauiaole of the other part, that the said Keauiaole, for and in consideration of the natural love and affection which he hath unto the said Kaumaka and Thomas Cummins hath given, granted, alienate, released & confirmed, and by these presents, doth give, grant, alienate, lease and confirm ....

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.... s taken at the claimant's house by the President June 11.

Kamaka, sworn, deposed that her father father gave her the land claimed by Mr. Cummins at the time Governor Adams had charge of the Fort; and that the ground had been previously fenced by her father.

Keauiaole, sworn, deposed that Kaahumanu gave him the land claimed by Mr. Cummins at the time Governor Adams came down to take charge of Oahu; that he enclosed it with a fence; and subsequently gave it to his daughter, Kamaka, and to her husband, Mr. Cummins at the time of Kaomi's riotous conduct. No person has to his knowledge denied his or their right to the place. The fence now surrounding the premises constitutes the corner boundaries of what belongs to Mr. Cummins.

[Award 33; R.P. 4391½; Fort St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .26 Ac.]