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No. 1280*O, Kaaha, Honolulu
Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my land claims in Honolulu /in the/ `ili of Kawananakoa. It was from the Mo`i and I hold the po`alimas and the genuine land*. Also, there is my own claim for my own five lo`i and a house lot and a rented lot. These are my claims.
/*Translator's note: refers to land long developed and held under a konohiki./
Cl. 1280, Kaaha, September 6, 1848
Kaluahine, sworn, This land is in two pieces.
1. This lot is in Nuuanu Valley, called Kawananakoa, partly bargained for Judge Andrews. It is one large piece, bounded:
Mauka by John Ii's, Kekuanaoa's and Government land
Waititi by Nuuanu R ....
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.... i, sworn, My knowledge (about these lands) is similar to Kaluahine's knowledge; no one has objected.
½ Kawananakoa ili in Honolulu, Kona, Oahu.
Kaulalo, an ahupuaa in Lahaina, Maui.
Kuiloa, an ili, in Hanapepe, Kona, Kauai.
I hereby approve this distribution, it is good and may be presented before the commissioners who quiet land claims.
(Singed) Kamehameha (S)
Royal Residence, January 31, 1848
I declare this is a true copy from the Mahele Book.
G.M. Robertson, Secretary
Office of the Minister of Interior, September 6, 1848
[Award 1280; Land Patents 8178; 8205; 8493; Kawananakoa Honolulu Kona (Ap. 1); 1 ap.; .35 Ac; Kawananakoa Honolulu Kona ; (por. Ap. 2); 1 ap.; 5.98 Acs; See also same award 5572B]