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No. 46, Joseph Maughan, claimant
To the Commissioners of Land Claims, Gentlemen:
I have to request you will please confirm to me the piece of land formerly belonging to Mr. Marini, commonly known as the cow yard, given by him to me in November 1833 by & with the consent of his Majesty, Kamehameha III at the Pagoda, in the present of (to the best of my recollection) His Highness John Young and Jno Stevenson.
I wish to claim this piece of ground for the advantage of my wife, Cruz, daughter of the said Mr. Marini, and of my children born to me by her.
As I shall ....
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.... he ground for a building & a small yard around it. I built the house there accordingly. I met his Majesty and spoke to him about building the house for Cap. Maun. He told me to go on & build it. Claimant has always left witness as his agent in his absence, and he has supplied his family as they wanted, and has never heard of any opposition or interference of any with the land. During this time I met with Haalilio & spoke to him, and he said there would be objection to building the house and I had better speak to the King.
[Award 46; R.P. 2096; Maunakea St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .13 Ac.]