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No. 132, Samuel Thompson, claimant, Honolulu, July 11, 1846
[Note: Original afterwards substituted and taken to Registrar of Conveyances where it became again appropriated by S. Thompson]
Gentlemen:Agreeable to your public notice I beg leave herewith to enclose copy of title deed by which I hold possession of certain premises in the village of Honolulu, at present occupied by myself and family; and do respectfully submit the same to the Honorable Board of Commissioners to investigate and confirm. Should it be deemed necessary for me to produce evidence as to the validity of the deed, I desire that his Excellency, G.P. Judd and Mr. Rob. Boyd, whose names are appended to the same, may be cited to appear for that purpose when it suits the convenience of the Honorable Board.
Signed, Samuel Thompson
To the Honorable Board of Commissioners, &c, &c,
Know all men by these presents, that I, Peter Brothers, carpenter in the village of Honolulu, Island of Oahu, in consideration of the sum of one thousand dollars to me paid by Samuel Thompson (in the same village, the receipt whereof I hereby acknowledge) do hereby give, grant, bargain, sell & convey unto the said Samuel Thompson, his heirs and assigns, a certain tract or parcel of land, situate in the village of Honolulu aforesaid, bounded & described as follows, viz.:
From point of commencement at the water side in a Northeast direction 179 feet; in a Southwest direction 173 4/12 ft., the front bounded by road, the upper part by lot belonging to Paloanui, the back part of lot belonging to Charlotte Homes [Holmes], the lower part to lot belonging to Bennet and Haalilio, with all the privileges & appurtenances thereto belonging.
To have & to hold the afore-granted premises to the said Samuel Thompson and his heirs & assigns in fee simple forever; and I, the said Peter Brothers, for myself and my heirs, executors and administrators, do covenant with the said Samuel Thompson and his heirs & assigns that I am lawfully seized in fee of the afore-granted premises, that they are free from all incumbrances, that I have good right to sell and convey the same to the said Samuel Thompson as aforesaid, and that I will, and my heirs, executors and administrators shall warrant and defend the same unto the said Samuel Thompson and his heirs & assigns forever against the lawfulclaims & demands of all persons, and in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th January A.D. 1845.
Signed, Peter ....
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.... used for the road, and he was given a place as had been designated in a document, that is what I had heard at that time and he had wanted to sell it to me saying that he had received this for the place that had been taken away for the road. Later he sold it to Wilkinson and I received money because James Ruddock had a bill with me, thus Wilkinson gave me money for which I gave him a receipt.
M. K. (Kekuanaoa) will come on Tuesday to testify for the second claim of Thompson.
Henry Harmery [sic]
Dr. Rooke's sworn testimony:
I have certified my signature and I have seen the consul's signature as it was written, but I did not see the contents within the document. I had also heard a statement made by the consul in 1834 agreeing to build Paunea's house there; however, George [Judge] Lorrin Andrews did not approve of this plan at that time. I was the consul's assistant which gave him reason to tell me about this. That was the end of what I had known.
See page 1, Vol. II
No. 132, S. Thompson. Honolulu November 11, 1846, From page 182
M. Kuanaoa's sworn testimony: I know about the argument between George Alapa (Wilkinson) and Kaluaaina, and of the people who had tried them. Paahana had passed on leaving Unauna and Kuhia as the judges. When matters were settled the land was for Kaluaaina, but the rental payments were made to Kaluaaina and when a certain foreigner disputed the ownership of the land, it was then granted to Kaluaaina, at which time he (Kaluaaina) agreed with the foreigner that this (land grant) was on a lease basis. At the present time that property is for George Alapa (Wilkinson) yet it has been heard that the property is not for Kaluaaina, it is for Hikiau and Hikiau has complained that is should be for him. I have explained to him that unless he files a complaint with the claim adjustors and establish his status, only then would he be able to obtain land and that was the end.
(Here is) the main reason I had settled for Keoki Alapa (George Wilkinson). George Alapa (Wilkinson) is a poor foreigner who lives under his wife (the guardian of Kaluaaina). He built a house and after it was completed, Kaluaaina wanted to evict him; therefore, George Alapa (Wilkinson) has filed a complaint with me.
For every word
Therefore, I have made settlements because of his great losses. The property would be for him.
[Award 132; R.P. 1235; Alakea St. Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .35 Ac.]