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Claim Number: 05896
Claimant: Haawinui, Pakolomeo/Bartholomeo
Other claimant:
Other name: Haawinui, Bartholomea
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Kooka
Statistics: 2747 characters 471 words
No. 5896, Pakolomeo, 11 January 1848
N.R. 335-336v6

Greetings to the Land Commissioners of the Hawaiian Government: I hereby petition to enter my claims: a house lot and a mo`o combined, which is 30 fathoms on the south side and 10 fathoms on the west.

Those are my land claims on the Island of Maui, in Lahaina, in the ahupua`a of Kooka. I am under Apaa who is the konohiki. I am in peaceful possession, with no opposition until this day.

F.T. 7v116
Cl. 5896 [margin note: No. 3110] Bartholomeo HaawinuiSee H.
(See Cl. 4878 Part E a Counter Cl. in Part)

Keaweluaoli, sworn, I know the lands of the Claimant. They consist of a House lot and two moos of land in one piece.

The Claimant had these lands from Apaa in 1844, the head man of "Kooka", Lahaina, where this land lies. He held peaceable possession of them until 1848, ....

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.... his brother, the witness Pulu, who has land adjoining this until they quarreled when he went to Kekua or Apaa, her husband and asked for a piece of land to cultivate, and Kekua gave him this land to cultivate upon condition that he paid her 50 cents per year for the breadfruit on the land, and 25 cents per year for the moos. He took the land and the first year paid the sum agreed upon. The second year he would not pay the 25 cents for the moos, and he would not the third year, and hence Kekua took away the land and gave it [to] Kupalii. He did not go to the poalima like other men on "Kooka."

Manu, sworn, I am a man living on "Kooka," and it is my business to see [to] the poalima work and to receive the commutation for the same, when the men do not work. The claimant Haawinui has not been to poalima work or paid any commutation for the same.

[No. 5896 not awarded]