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No. 46 M.A., W.C. Lunalilo
[Listed under F.T. v16 for 8559B]
No. 8559B, (W.C. Lunalilo) C. Kanaina
W.H. Uana, sworn, says he knows the house lot of Lunalilo, in Kaluaaha, Molokai. It is bounded:
Mauka by the public road
On the Halawa side by a fish pond of the government called "Neaupala"
Makai by the sea beach
On Kaluaakoi side by a government fish pond called "Kaluaaha."
This lot formerly was ordered to be enclosed by Hoapili wahine and Kekauluohe when Eseta Kipa was Governess of Molokai. The people of Kekauluohi's lands erected a stone house on this lot in the year 1835. It is now in possession of Lunalilo as heir of Kekauluohi.
E. Kipa, sworn says, she knows the lot. I was Governess of Molokai under Hoapili wahine & Kekauluohi in former times, and by their orders enclosed this lot and built a stone house on it with the labor of the people of their own lands. When the government sold the land of "Kaluaaha" to the Missionaries, I heard Kalolou come and ask permission from Kanaina to live in the stone house, which permission she got.
(A. Paki sets up a claim for this lot as heir of Kalaolou.)
L. Haalelea, sworn says, he knows the house lot claimed by Lunalilo in Kailua, Hawaii. It is bounded:
On Kiholo side by the church lots
Makai by the public road
On Keauhou side by a road leading mauka
Mauka by some house lots.
It is enclosed by a wall. This lot I have heard belonged formerly to Keaho, the father of Mahuka. I have heard that when Keaho died he left this lot to Kekauluohi, and I have recently seen a letter from Mahuka to W.C. Lunalilo requesting him to allow Mahuka to retain charge of this lot under Lunalilo. In 1843 I was at Kailua & Kekauluohi was there. I then saw the later Governor Adams give her some money which he said was rent received for this same lot. Part of this lot is claimed by the heir of W.P. Leleiohoku. There is a fence remaining though and dividing the lot into two parts.
F.T. 82-84v16 and N.T. 82-84v16
No. 8559B, William C. Lunalilo
Polea, sworn says, he knows the lots claimed by William C. Lunalilo, at Lahaina, Maui.
The first called Luaehu, is bounded as follows:
Mauka by Kaiheekai and Hiram's land ....
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.... amalomalo ahupuaa, Puna, Kauai.
Kumukumu ahupuaa, Koolau, Kauai.
I've given the lands listed above to the government forever, all of them are for the government.
Please consider my request with compassion for me.
With appreciation, I am,
William Charles Lunalilo, Charles Kanaina (child guardian)
Department of Interior, 6 April 1852.
This is a try copy of Lunalilo's division with the government,
A.G. Thruston, Secretary
No. 8559B, William C. Lunalilo, Protested by Kaai
Mahuna, sworn, it is true my own place was written in the bill of sale to C. Kanaina, the place is just mauka of the land in Kailua of Kona, Hawaii, over which there is a dispute by Kaai. That is the lot I have transmitted to him, Kanaina, but I have not seen the property Kaai has at this present time; however, I had seen my parents living on this land at the time [of] Kaahumanu I. I had gone on a tour. Houses had been built, but I have not lived there since that time to the present, nor have I seen this lot over which there is a dispute with Kaai.
C. Kanaina, relates - the witnesses for this land on which Kaai and I are working are dead; although, I had thought they (two) would be my witnesses, but today they have denied by claim to this place. It is true this place had been for their father, Keoho, where he lived until he had died and they (two) are his own children, but I am demanding according to the old bequest of Keaho to M. Kekauluohi as well as by many other statements.
Naea, sworn, I have seen Kaai's place in Keopu of Kona, Hawaii, which is a house lot.
Mauka by Mahuka's lot
South Kona by a road
Makai by Government road
Kohala by vacant lot.
Land from Keoho (his father) upon his (Keoho) death in 1833. Keoho had obtained it long ago as idle land.
Kaai has always lived there peacefully to the present time.
Now C. Kanaina has offered a protest, I do not know the reason for it.
Kioloa, sworn, all of the statements above are true. I have known in the same way. I have not known the place was for C. Kanaina. It had been for Keoho, Kaai's father and now Kaai is the true claimant of this place.
[Award 46 M.A.; R.P. 5011; Mahana Lanai; See Award 8559B for other awards other than this one]