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Claim Number: 00199
Claimant: Dawson, John
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Lahaina
Ili: Kamakalaukalo
Statistics: 4880 characters 854 words
No. 199, John Dawson, Claimant, Lahaina, 4 September 1846
F.R. 135v1

To the Honorable Commissioners for quieting land titles, Gentlemen:
I present for your examination & adjudication my claims to a certain house lot in Lahaina at a place called Kamakaluukalo. Said lot is 18 fathoms long and 12 wide and was obtained from his Majesty the King about the year 1840. My title being admitted I desire that it be confirmed to my children, and their heirs, Hawaiian subjects, for their benefit.
(Note: a Survey & plan after communicated)

F.T. 134-135v1
Claim No. 199, John Dawson, Maui
[Margin note:] See Register 3135

Nalelui, sworn deposed. I know the Premises of J. Dawson. They were given him by the King, previous to the death of Hoapili Wahine. Hoounaka alii ia kapu ia Hoapili wahine a hiki au ia Hoapili Wahine la, olelo mai oia iau "e haa oe" a place for the foreigner." I replied `There is no unoccupied place," she said "give Your own house." I answered "if I do I shall become a wanderer." She said again - "look up a vacant ... to which I assented. After reflectio ....

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.... lace makai here. Hoapili sent Kapu again and I was asked to find a place with a passageway leading seaward. Keohokulole and I, with Hoapili, together bought that place for that haole here. That is the place he is living now which is close to the place that he had asked for previously. No one has objected until this time.

Kapu, sworn, and he testified, The king gave him that houselot which is makai of the government road and northwest of Puamana. The king had sent me and it was the chief who authorized him to live there with the privacy of that place and no one has objected to him. It was granted to him one year before the death of Hoapili. That is the end of my testimony. See page 77

N.T. 77v2
No. 199, John Dawson, from page 59

Greetings to you, Richards: I have received your writing in regards to John Dawson's property. I am going to tell you about that property. I had given him that property which is at Puamaena at the time he was doing some work there for me. Kapu had applied for it for me to Hoapili. That is it.
With appreciation,
Kamehameha III

[Award 199; R.P. 7390; Kamakalaukalo Lahaina; 2 ap.; 459 Fathoms 37 ft.]