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No. 2578, Hewahewa, Hawaiian Islands
Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I, a claimant, hereby set my name and the diagram of my claim:
The place where my lot is at Ponahawai and Punahoa at a place called Kawela. It was from Pekelo and Aikane. Therefore I have a right to this place. Therefore I state truly, and not with deception, that you may see this diagram with its dimensions.
Farewell to you all.
No. 2578, Hewahewa
Kaapa, sworn deposed, he knows the land claimed by Hewahewa to be situated partly on the ahupuaa Ponahawai, partly on the Ahupuaa ....
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No. 2598!, Hewahewa, November 8, 1848
[should be 2578]
Kaapa sworn: He has seen in Ponahawai ahupuaa, ½ and in Punahoa ahupuaa ½ of Hilo, Hawaii of the house lot.
Mauka is Lumaina's lot
Hamakua is street leading to the uplands
Makai is Kaapa's lot
Puna is Keaniho's lot.
This is partially enclosed and there is 1 kihapai that is adjoining the makai lot. Petero Kaaipuhi had given Ponahawai by love in 1840; no one has objected to him.
Keaniho sworn: He has known exactly as Kaapa had stated here.
[Award 2578; R.P. 4553 & 4580; Ponahawai Hilo; 1 ap.; 1.82 Acs]