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00352 Puipui, wife
Claim Number: 00352
Claimant: Serang alias Lani
Other claimant:Puipui, wife
Other name: Lani
Island: Maui
District: Lahaina
Ahupuaa: Alio, Kainehe
Statistics: 4181 characters 678 words
No. 352, [Serang alias] Lani, Lahaina, Dec. 30, 1856
N.R. 100v2

My former occupancy was from Piikoi, but I have never gotten the land. My occupancy there at Kainehe was old, the land I had there formerly is not mine, it was returned by me to him.

However, what I am asking you is for my little houselot at Kainehe. Here are the dimensions. The length is 19.3 feet and the width is 17.3 feet. if you wish to question, Pupuka is the witness.

A letter about the houselot. I, Lani, hereby tell of my claim for a houselot at Lahaina. This is the right - the Ali`i Kaikioewa gave me the land and afterwards Nahienaena gave this to Leleiohoku. Because of the petition of Kaoo to the Chiefs her place was returned, together with our places.

The witness of the return to me of this place is Kaoo. After the houselot was returned to me the Ali`i told me to build a house in this lot. That is the basis of my right.
Lahaina, Jan. 9, 1847

F.T. 348v2

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.... is in here; therefore, Lani's place should be returned (to him).
Continued page 10, vol. 10.

N.T. 10v10
No. 352, Lani, from page 114, volume 2, 29 April 1851

Z. Kaauwai, sworn, he has seen his land named Olio [Alio], an ahupuaa in Lahaina, Maui.

[It is bounded]:
Mauka by "Polanui," C. Kanaina's land
Olowalu by "Ilikahi," Ikaka's land
Makai by Government road
Kaanapali by "Kooka," Namauu's land.

Land from Kaikioewa in 1837. Lani has lived there in peace to the present. Kaauwai has also known Kalaukumuole, Nakapa, Kauhihope and Kapule who are husbandmen on Lani's land and they had been living there before Lani had obtained it. He has heard of many other people who are living there, but he has not seen them nor has [he] known about their work.

[Award 352; R.P. 1174; Kainehe Lahaina; 1 ap.; .39 Ac. (Awardee index lists 62 Acs for Kainehe); R.P.; 409; Alio Lahaina; 5 ap.; 3.086 Acs 1 rood]