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No. 215-216, Henry L. Brooks, Wailuku, Maui, September 7, 1846
To the Secretary, Sir,
No. 1: I beg you a copy of a deed from his Majesty, being a transfer of land as therein mentioned to me, that you may be pleased to make the Honorable The Board of Commissioners for lands &c acquainted with the same.
No. 2: Also I beg to state a claim to land situated at the Island of Mooi at the Kaha about 4 Miles distant and to the westward of Waimea on the estate of Na Mahana & named Buka, and which land was given to me by Kakauhaua, then the Governor at Mooi, for work done by me for him, but which land I was afterwards dispossessed of. I have testimony to my occupancy &c of such land.
The favor of your attention to this will much oblige &c &c.
Signed, H.L. BROOKS.
I, Kamehameha III hereby transfer for ever to Henry L. Brooks a certain piece of land in Wailuku named Makole. The land shall belong to him and his Hawaiian born heirs for ever more.
I, Kamehameha III do further give to ....
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.... en it shall revert to Kaunuohua or her heirs. Said ground shall not descend to the heirs of Henry L. Brooks.
Kamehameha III further agrees that said grounds shall never pay any tax nor rent, nor shall the people be required to labor for the King, until the natural life of said Brooks shall end, after which, taxes shall be paid, & the people shall labor like the people of other lands.
And Henry L. Brooks agrees on his part that he will continue to labor for the King as he has done previous to the date of this instrument, but the number of days which he shall be required to labour in one year, shall never exceed forty.
In testimony of our mutual assent to this agreement, we have hereunto subscribed our names on this 26th day of October in the Year of our Lord 1840 at Lahaina Maui.
Signed, Kamehameha III, Kekauluohi, Henry L. Brooks
Ike maka, Iona Kapena, Wm Richards
(Note: A survey by Mr. Metcalf is connected with the preceding communications.)
[Award 215; R.P. 7712; Makole Wailuku; 1 ap.; 10.7 Acs