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No. 281, Dudoit [See below F.T. 213v2]
No. 281 James Wood, claimant
To the Secretary for the Land Commission:
I beg leave to hand to you a claim of a certain lot of land belonging to me, situated in Nuuanu Valley; said land is bounded by Lerus [Louis] Gravier's land on the side towards the town of Honolulu, and by George Wood's land on the side toward the pali, and the front side facing the main road, and measures two hundred & fifty-two feet in length and one hundred & sixty-nine feet in breadth, and is surrounded by a stone wall.
I have no title deed for the land; as it was given to me by the present King; and can produce sufficient proof that the same was a gift from him May 10, 1832, sinew which time I have had possession, and I pray your honorable board may grant me a patent for the same.
Signed, James Wood
Honolulu, January 8, ....
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.... nor have heard that anyone has opposed him for that property.
Namauu, sworn by the Word of God and stated, I have seen this property of James Wood at Nuuanu. James Wood has lived there for a very long time, twelve or probably for thirteen years.
I have heard from the mouth of (the) King Kamehameha III, how he (James Wood)
had acquired that land. I have not known a person who has ever opposed James
See page 324.
No. 281, James Wood, From pg. 321, Hale Kauila, 10-8-1847
King Kamehameha III stated before John Ii of the truthfulness of the granting of that property which is mauka in Nuuanu to James Wood. Kaihioewa [Kaikioewa] had given that place to him with his [King] approval and this was probably in the year one thousand, eight hundred forty-four.
[Award 281; Royal Land Patent No. 8305; Kahapaakai Honolulu Kona; 1 ap. .01 Ac.]