Mahele Documents

Claim Number: 00360
Claimant: Pikanele
Other claimant:
Other name:
Island: Maui
District: Honuaula,
Ahupuaa: Papaanui, Polapola
Statistics: 2650 characters 472 words
No. 360, Pikanele
N.R. 107v2

Greetings to the Land Commissioners: I hereby tell you of the basis of my right in my petition to you concerning my land penalized by Kanaina. This is what happened: Kanaina took back all his benefits over my land, all the authority and my days of work. I really paid him an annual tax of $.00.00 /sic/. I agreed and he got all my benefits over the land. These two things: all the benefits /revenue/ of the land and the annual tax I gave were his, if there were any of these things, and I was deprived./I/ petitioned the Tax Officer to investigate - and in the investigation the penalization was upheld and I w ....

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.... was I who let it (land) dry out for I was the tax assessor at that time and that was the last year I had been an overseer. I reported this condition to the chiefs and Mahune was the appraiser and he told me to call the people and konohiki together and say that anyone offering a substitution for the taxation of a particular property may have that property. Upon hearing this, Pikanele brought as payment of that land 80 (pieces) of cloth, 40 (pieces) Pau and 1 hog and the land was acquired by Pikanele, and since that time to this day, only now I hear that he had been separated (from the land) in the year 1846.

[No. 360 not awarded; See Award 310]