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No. 255, Hakau, claimant
1 document copied in Native Register page 23, volume 2
No. 255, Hakau
Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of my house site in the city of Honolulu in the district called Pahua above and on the west of the cemetery of Kawaiahao, along the road which goes to the church, mauka of Ehu's lot. Here is my right which I tell to you.
Our right was from Kaahumanu I; my kane, Kahananui and myself. /She/ said to build ourselves a house at the place of Hina, but my kane objected that that was not a good place - it was dirty, a road, and there would be trouble. Kaahumanu said, I do not want you two to live far away nor do I want to call you from a far away place. Kehananui said, Take a place over there, where Kalolo lives, that is all our place and a man will be expelled.
Kahananui said, It is a place for the brethren, a populated place for our teacher, for Mr. Kamalena /Mr Chamberlain?/. At this time Kalola was living at Apua. Therefore, Kahananui went with Hawanawana to attend to their place. S. Ehu's place was cut off and separated and Kahananui built a fence completely and completed a house. This continued until the death of Kaahuman ....
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.... same fence to this day. Kaahumanu had given Kahananui the right to live there (altho') they have lived at other places at times. He died in the year 1845. Ehu is objecting now and no one else is there now.
John Ii, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I remember clearly this property. The boundaries are the same as has been mentioned by Kauikea.
I have seen Kahananui build the fence and the house during Kinau's time on April 4, 1839. According to my knowledge Kahananui had received his in-terest from Kaahumanu just as Kauikea has testified. He had been Kaahumanu's accountant and when his first wife died, he married Hakau and together they had built a fence and house. After this Kahananui had become the judge for Koolau; therefore, they had their servant and went to live in Koolau. After three years had passed Kahananui died in Koolau and Hakau returned to the land where Hakau is claiming now and there has been no objections from the beginning. I had come to Ehu and had explained to him that if he had given (these) boundaries to Kahananui then it is for him, but if he had talked to Hakau and she had agreed that it was for him, then it is for him; if it is not, then it is not.
[Award 255; R.P. 63; Honuakaha Honolulu Kona; 1 ap.; .57 Ac.]