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Royal Patent Number(RP)0014 LCA Number:00067
Patentee: Pitman, Benjamin Island:Hawaii
District:Hilo TMK3-2-3-13
Ahupua'aHilo Ili
Statistics: 2931 characters 485 words
No. 14, Pitman, Benjamin, Piihonua Ahupuaa, Hilo District, Island of Hawaii, Volume 1, pps. 49-50 [RP Reel 1, 54-55.tif]

No. 14
Royal Patent,
Upon Confirmation of the Land Commission

Whereas, the Board of Commissioners to Quiet Land titles have by their decision awarded unto Benjamin Pitman, a Hawaiian subject, an estate of Freehold less than Allodial in and to the land hereafter described, and whereas the said Benjamin Pitman has commuted the said estate as awarded, for a Fee Simple, in accordance with the Laws.

Therefore, Kamehameha, by the Grace of God, King of the Hawaiian Islands by this Royal Patent, makes known unto all men, that he has, for himself and his successo ....

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.... Simple, unto the said Benjamin Pitman and to his heirs and assigns forever, subject to the taxes to be from time to time imposed by the Legislative Council equally, upon all landed property held in Fee Simple.

In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the Hawaiian Islands to be affixed, this 10th day of January 1849
(Signed) Kamehameha
Attest: John Young, Premier

Issued in duplicate the 10th day of January, 1849

Received of Benjamin Pitman $50 commutation for Land as Patent No. 14\
For the Minister of Finance Mr. Jarrett

[Royal Land Patent No. 14, Pitman, Benjamin, Piihonua Ahupuaa, Hilo District, Island of Hawaii, 1.92 Acs, 1849]