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No. 21, John Richards, Puako Ahupuaa, Lahaina District, Island of Maui, Volume 1, pps. 77-78 [RP Reel 1, 82-83.tif]
Upon Confirmation of the Land Commission
Whereas, the Board of Commissioners to Quiet Land titles have by their decision awarded unto John Richards, an estate of Freehold less than Allodial, in and to the land hereafter described, and whereas the said John Richards 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 successors in office, this day granted and given Absolutely, in Fee Simple, unto the said John Richards for the consideration of Twenty dollars, paid into the Royal Exchequer all that certain piece of land situate at Lahaina, in the Island of Maui, and described in surveyed boundaries, as follows:
Beginning at the East corner, on the Street called Hawaii kekee, where the lot joins one owned by Kaeo, and running toward ....
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.... ka Loi kalo; Alaila
Akau 46° Komohana kaulahao 11 Pauku a hiki i ke kihi 3 kapuai mao aku o ke kumu koa; Alaila
Akau 44° Hikina 89 Pauku a hiki i ke Alanui Hawaii Kekee; Alaila
Hema 46° Hikina 1 kaulahao 10 Pauku e holo ana ma ke Alanui a hiki i kahi e hoomaka'i.
a oi iki aku, a emi iki mai paha. Ua koe nae i ke Aupuni na mine minerela a me na metela a pau.
No John Richards ua aina la i haawiia ma ke ano Alodio a no kona mau hooilina, a me kona waihona a me na hope, he poe kanaka Hawaii nae lakou ua pili nae ka auhau a ka Poe ahauolelo e kau like ai ma na aina Alodio i kela manawa keia manawa.
A i mea e ikea ai, ua kau i ko'u inoa, a me ka Sila Nui o ko Hawaii Pae Aina ma Honolulu i keia la 16 o Aparila, 1849
Meaike [left blank], Kuhina Nui
Hoopoka papala ia i keia la 16 o Aparila, 1849
Lalani 7 Mailua mai, eiwa hua olelo ua holoua mamua o ke Kakau ana, o ka inoa.
[Royal Land Patent No. 21, John Richards, Puako Ahupuaa, Lahaina District, Island of Maui .97 Ac., 1849]