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03968 Keoni, substitute
Claim Number: 03968
Claimant: Hoiwale
Other claimant:Keoni, substitute
Other name:
Island: Molokai
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honomuni
Ili: Haleokane, Haleokua
Statistics: 2527 characters 418 words
No. 3968, Hoiwale
N.R. 62v7

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I have a claim for land which I hereby state to you, in the Ahupua`a of Honomuni, Island of Molokai, which I have occupied from ancient times. I will tell you its dimensions: The length is 2 stadia and 6 chains, its length on the east side, 2 stadia 1 chain, 4 fathoms 1 yard and 1 foot is its length on the west side, 6 chains 5 fathoms 2 yards, 2 feet, is the length on the north side. 5 chains 10 fathoms 1 yard 2 feet is the length of the south side.

Furthermore, I am showing you its diagram and its boundaries. On the north is a pili grass kula, on the east is Pilaliohe's land, on the south is the sea. I also have a lihi* there.

/*An edge, or bulge of a boundary/

F.T. 29v6
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.... and the konohiki had agreed to him, no objections.

Taro land and pasture
Mauka by Kawaha
Manae by stream
Makai by sea
Malalo by Pilahohe. [Pilaliohe]

N.T. 134v10
No. 3968, Hoiwale, (deceased), Keoni (substitute), vs. konohiki

Kaaihue, sworn, I am the son of Hoiwale and Keoni was the substitute, he has deserted the land of my father which is at Haleokane, Honomuni, Molokai.

He went to Kalaupapa in 1848 and has been living there to the present time. He has never done konohiki work, nor has he contributed to the taxes of the land and I think he has no claim, it is for the konohiki.

Kealoha, sworn, every statement above is true.
Decision in favor of the konohiki.

[Award 3968; R.P. 6614; Haleokua Honomuni Kona; 2 ap.; 6.41 Acs]