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00187 Kekuanaoa
Claim Number: 00187
Claimant: Kalama, wahine
Other claimant:Kekuanaoa
Other name:
Island: Oahu
District: Kona
Ahupuaa: Honolulu
Ili: Kamakapili
Statistics: 5010 characters 844 words
No. 187, Kalama Wahine a Leoaipalale, claimant
F.R. 125v1


Document in Native Register, Page 153


N.R. 153v1
No. 187, Kalama Wahine a Leoaipalale /Kalama, wife of Leoaipalale/, Honolulu, August 15, 1846

Greetings to you, the Land Commissioners, who weigh the good and the bad. I am petitioning you for my little house lot because of being troubled by the Chiefs, Konia ma, taxing /me/ to work on the land, although I have an absolute, right to that place, which was from Keoholokahiki (sic), and was burned in a fire, and at this time the Alii. Manuia and Poki, set it to rights. It was Manuia who gave it to my husband, Leoaipalale, therefore we built the house and the fence; and my circumstances were comfortable, but at this time I am almost adrift and have no rights. I am a woman born in this Kingdom, but, at this time am very close to having no benefits, therefore, kindly regulate this for this weak body. /person/
Farewell to you, I am with thanks, your servant,
KALAMA


F.T. 23-24v2
Claim No. 187, Kalama Wahine Leoaipalali, September 27th [1847]

Formerly with the succeeding claim suspended for non-attendance.

Mehekul ....

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.... Street
John G. Munu's place, Waikiki
Piikoi's place toward the mountain and
The hotel is on the Ewa side.

This property had been mine and when the streets were being built, M. Kekuanaoa asked me for that property and I gave it to him as an exchange for another place. Now Kekuanaoa has his place and I have mine. Foreigners are now leasing Kekuanaoa's place. They are John G. Munu and James Robinson.

The place has been enclosed, but there is no house. Twenty dollars is the yearly lease by the foreigners for ten years. No one else owns this property and no one has objected."

John Ii, sworn by the word of God and stated, My testimony for this place is the same as Kalei has just given here about this property, but Kekuanaoa had leased this place to Esepena for ten years at ten dollars annually. The document of the lease is with the government and the years of this lease are close to the end. The hotel is on a separate lot."


N.T. 617v3
Nika, claim no. 560, and Kalama, claim no. 187, are in section I and the land officers have certified their rights in that section.

[Award 187; R.P. 4396; Kaumakapili Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .11 Ac.]