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No. 96, Kaeo, claimant, Honolulu
Document copied in Native Register page 99
& survey documents received from Maui, Febaruary 22, 1856, connected with the claim.
No. 96; Kaeo
Honorable William Richards; I hereby petition you for my house lot at Honolulu, at Kapuukola. Here is how I and my first wahine acquired this lot. We had lost our house in a fire, and Hewahewa brought us to live with him, then the Hulumanus assisted with lumber for a house for us. When the lumber was piled up I said to my wahine, "You go to your makuakane, Kekaulike, and ask for his house and the lot too," and my wahine agreed and went to Kekaulike - "I have come to you about your house below, since you two have gone up with Kekauluohi." Kekaulike agreed to my wahine"The house and lot is for you two. The lumber will be mine, and the furniture. My wahine agrees that this place shall be for you." My wahine returned an told me ....
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.... came (here). Their business here was not successful because their witnesses were in Hilo, therefore, the land title officers properly delegated Kaiana to assist in Hilo by taking note of the testimonies of the witnesses of Kaeo and Kalakuaioha, then delivering them (testimonies) to the office of the land title executives.
No. 96, Kaeo, Claims Adjustor's Office, September 16, 1846, See page 131
Kaniho's sworn testimony:
I have seen the property which Kaeo is living on now. Both my husband and I gave it for Kekaulike. We continued to live on the property since the time Ricord was tried by the haole who had stirred trouble on Maui. No one had lived there before us and no one has objected to them (two) to the present time.
[Award 96; Royal Land Patent No. 2647; Beretania St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .49 Ac.; King St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .48 Ac.; Royal Land Patent No. 8332; Beretania St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; 19,263 Sq. feet]