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No. 6325*K, M. Kekauonohi
To the President of the Land Commissioners, appointed as Commissioners to quiet title to lands and house lots. Greetings to you: I, the one whose name is below, hereby enter my claims for house lots, farm lands, cattle enclosures, and fish ponds, from Hawaii to Kauai.
My house lot claims on Hawaii, in Hilo: The lot of Kaaiawaawa, the lot of Kanahele, and the lot of Ana, they are dead, and I have them at this time. I have three house lot claims at Hilo from the makuas which are mine at this time.
My house lot claims on Maui, in Lahaina: 1. The lot of Kalua. 2. The hot of Hale. 3. The lot which was purchased and the lo`i and the muliwai. 4. The lot of Pupuka. 5. The lot of Mahoe. 6. The lot of Kahookano. 7. The lot of Iosepa Mills. 8. The lot of Kapihi. 9. The lot of Kaohie, bounded on the north by the lot of Laahili, on the east by Hoolili Pond, on the south by Hoolulu's /land/, on the west by the road. 10. The lot on the west of Hoolili Pond, named Halekamani. 11. The lot of Kahekili at Puaa on the east of the road. 12. From Kahekili also -it is inland of Kekio. 13. The lot of Kekuelike. 14. A cattle enclosure at Paukukalo in Wailuku. There is one fish pond at Kapunakea in Lahaina, which I myself made /and had/l until possibly the year 1840, when that place and my pond were lost.
Here again are some lots in Honolulu which were forgotten. Two lots are at Niolopa, one is Ewa side of Nuuanu Road and the other is Waikiki side. The lot of Kalawahine is on the Ewa side of the Nuuanu Road. The lot of Kimo is at Kalawahine also, on the east of the lo`i called Haole. The lot which adjoins Kahakai's on the east side of his lot. The lot on the northeast side of Puowaina, named Kaaihee. One cattle enclosure is at Waimalu, and the farm lot.
Here are some house lot claims which I had when I was governor of Kauai. Maunahuihui, at Koloa ....
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.... on account of Kekauonohi. The exchange of lots took place about 1838, since which time Pahumanamana has remained in the Kings' possession, and Halekamani has been in possession of Kekauonohi until recently.
Halekamani lot is bounded as follows:
Makai by A fence
Olowalu by Kaaionalalo's lot
Mauka by A fence and a fish pond
Kaanapali by Wall.
I, Namakeha, sworn, says Kalaimoku built the tomb of the King's mother. The burial place is in the lot called Halekamani. I leased this lot to Mr. Waldo on account of Kekauonohi and at that time the dividing fence was not erected (in 1847). I heard that the King had exchanged this lot with Kekauonohi, for Pahumanamana some time after the death of Nahienaena.
A. Paki, sworn, says this lot belonged anciently to the King's mother, after whose death it fell to Nahienaena, and when she died it fell to the King. The mother of Kekauonohi (Wahinepio) had charge of this lot for the owner - so also M. Kekauonohi. I know something of the place called Pahumanamana, the [lot] being given to the King. The King and Kekauonohi and others met at my house and the King asked Kekauonohi to let him have that lot as a site for a Hotel and she said if the King wants the place he can have it of course. They said nothing then about an exchange of lots. Shortly after this the King caused the large wooden house to be built on Pahumanamana.
[No number given], Decision, 24 January 1855
By the three land commissioners as they held conferences on this day. For the case between King Kamehameha III and M. Kekauonohi (for L. Haalelea) concerning the house site called "Halekamani," which lies in Lahaina, Maui. We hereby execute it for the King Kamehameha III, forever, thereby leaving M. Kekauonohi and his heirs with nought.
[No. 6325 not awarded on Kauai See Maui and Honolulu awards]