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No. 4541, Aarona
Greetings to the Land Commissioners: We have a claim in the `Ili in the Ahupua`a of Halawa on the Island of Molokai. The name of this `Ili is Puupa. The name of the mauka `Ili is Kii, for Kaahui The pali of Puupa is above, and the muliwai is below. I occupied this claim from ancient times; it was given by Paia, the konohiki of Halawa, to my makuas. They are gone, and I have inherited this `ili and have it until this very time. Our new konohiki is Timoteo. We have occupied and cultivated this land from that time until this day, and I go to the po`alima work days. This is taro land and also kula land. Its length is 187 /?/ and its width is 115 /?/.
I hereby request that if this claim is found valid, it will be awarded to me forever.
The witnesses: Inui, Peleleu
Halawa, Island of Molokai, January 1848
5012, Kahaneui, 4541, Aarona
Kahanenui claims ili Puupa, kalo & kula.
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.... I, and he had quiet possession of the land until his death, when it was inherited by his son. At this time, the Konohiki is disputing the kula. The Konohiki has 5 lo'i in this apana.
T. Keaweiwi (Deputy Konohiki), sworn, The testimony of the prev-ious witness is confirmed.
No. 4541, Aarona, no Halawa
Ua anaia e A. Bishop, aole nae i loaa kona palapala.
N.T. 177v6 [also page 98]
No. 4541, Aarona, No. 5012, Kahananui
Inherited land from parents, 5 poalimas.
Puupa ili in Halawa.
Section 1 - Taro pasture.
Mauka by Kamai
Moakea by Moa
Koolau by river
Section 2 - Nininini ili.
Mauka by Lamakea
Moakea by pali
Makai by Naainaelua
Koolau by river.
No. 5012, Kahananui of Halawa.
No. 4541 Aarona of Halawa
This has been surveyed by A. Bishop, but he has no document.
[Award 4541; No. R.P. Puupa, Halawa; 2 ap.; 1.15 Acs]