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Claim Number: 04025
Claimant: Kawainui, Samuela
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Kauai
District: Halelea
Ahupuaa: Hanalei, Waioli
Statistics: 3828 characters 528 words
No. 4025, Silomona, Hanalei, Kauai
N.R. 95v9

Greetings to the Land Commissioners at Hale Kauwila in Honolulu: I, a man of the island of Kauai, hereby state to you my land claim which has been held from 1840 to 1848, until this day when it is stated to the commissioners whom the King of the Hawaiian Islands has appointed to confirm and award the claims of his subjects. On the east is Hakalau, on the south is Kamahale, on the west is Mahamoku, on the north is Hawaiiloaloa. My house claim is fifty by fifty. My witnesses are: Kimokeo, Ekela, Koi, Paaoao and Elika. May the Commission quiet title to the land.

F.T. 17-18v12
No. 9280, Solomona Kawainui, Claimant
No. 4025

Kaleikini, sworn, says I know the lands of Solomona in Hanalei & Waioli. They consist of six pieces:

No. 1 is a house lot in Hanalei.
No. 2 is some kula in Waioli.
No. 3 is a loi in Waioli called "Kumuulu."
No. 4 is a loi in Waioli called "Kaopai."
No. 5 is a loi in Waioli called "Koele."
No. 6 is a dry loi & some kula adjoining in Waioli.

No. 1 is bounded:
Mauka by kula of Hanalei
Napali by Makale's house lot
Makai by road on sea beach
Koolau by kula of Hanal ....

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.... orn, he has seen claimant's land of six pieces

Section 1 - House lot
Mauka by Konohiki pasture
Napali by Mahale's pa
Makai by Government pasture
Koolau by Konohiki pasture.

Section 2
Mauka by Waioli pasture
Napali by Pipiwai's pasture land
Makai by Waioli river
Koolau by Government kula.

Section 3 - Kumuulu loi in Waioli
Mauka by Puhaunui, Nuku's loi
Napali by Government pasture
Makai by Government loi
Koolau under Ioane loi.

Section 4 Kaopae loi in Waioli.
Mauka by Kuhimana loi
Napali by Waioli ditch
Makai by Luka, a loi [Luha]
Koolau Makaha's land.

Section 5 - Kaele, a loi.
Mauka by Under Nahau, several lois
Napali by Ahau, Nawaioni's loi
Makai by Nailiili's loi
Koolau by Kapela's land.

Section 6 - A loi below and the kula.
Mauka by Nawaioni loi/Kahookane kula
Napali by Government kula
Makai by Waioli river
Koolau by Kokokaia land.

Lands from S. Kawainui during the time of D. Papohaku. Section 4 was from Mareko, the loi Kaeli [sic] was from William, title clear.

Nuku, sworn, he has known in the same way as Kaleikini has related, no disputes.

[No. 4025 not awarded; See Award 9280]