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4 houses, ili of land, See No. 686 for documents that apply to this claim
No. 4 M.A., Luluhiwalani [Oahu]
No. 686, Luluhiwalani, Waikele, Oahu, September 13, 1847
To the President of the Land Commissioners of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Greetings: In accordance with your announcement in the Elele, to those who wish to claim their lots, therefore, I petition you to administer my claim.
The interest was acquired as follows: At the time my foster child, Kamamalu, was living with her husband, Liholiho, my makuahine, Pualinui, was given the land of Pouhala. After this, Liholiho sailed for England, and my makuakane, Keoua, died. When my makuakane died, my makuahine returned to Maui and I went with her. The land was for my makuahine, and in my time the land was conveyed absolutely to me by Kamehameha III. My makuahine had given me the land as a place for my benefit in living with the Ali`i.
When the Ali`i gave land to Hulumanu /court favorites/, I was not given land because the Ali`i knew I had the land of Pouhala.
When the land passed to A. Kahekili, Moeikoolua was the konohiki and I was the one who possessed the land. At this time a portion of my land was taken, from dry land to the sea. This was the year 1839 and from that time to this it has been taken. This is the place I ask you to return to me in accordance with my knowledge that that was my land from /the time of the battle of/ Nuuanu.
When you see my letter then you may direct me and my witnesses to appear. I am a subject of the Mo`i.
The witnesses are: Mahu, Moeikoolua, Kamakini
See the opposition by Puhalahua, No. 5930
Claim 686, Luluhiwalani, January 31, 1848
Moekolua, sworn, I know his land called Pouhala. It is an ili and claimant is konohiki under the King.
It is bounded:
On Ewa side by Hoaeae, also Mauka
Waititi side by Hauna
Makai by Ulumoku and Hoaiai.
Claimant received it from Kamehameha 3 in 1826. It has no fence. Claimant has been konohiki since he received it.
Mahu, sworn, The boundaries , they [illegible] exactly given by Moekolua [illegible] on the land as a tenant. [illegible] there and [illegible] not on it [illegible] belong to it and work there [illegible] no other claim to it. Claimant [received her land] from the King. I have a claim to [illegible] and a house, and have lodged my [illegible] in this house lot.
See claim 770 [also Luluhiwalani not awarded]]
No. 686, Luluhiwalani
Moekoolua, sworn by the Bible and stated, "I have seen Luluhiwalani's place. It is at Waikele in Ewa on Oahu, Pouhala is the name. It is an ili and Luluhiwalani had been the konohiki for it under Kamehameha III.
Hoaeae is on the Ewa side
Ohua, toward the mountain on the Honolulu side
Ulumoku and Hoaeae are on the side toward the sea.
King Kamehameha III had given him this interest in the year 1826 and he still has it. It has no fence and I have not known the servants. No other person has a claim to that land."
Mahu, sworn by the Bible and stated, "I have seen this property and the boundaries are the same as Moekoolua has just related here. I have lived there for six years now, under Luluhiwalani. There are six men who go to work there. There are 4 houses there and more somewhere else. The king had given Luluhiwalani (interest) and I have a small interest there, a house and land also. There is no other konohiki.
[Award 4 M.A.; R.P.; 4486; Pouhala Waikele Ewa; 2 ap.; 2829.20 Acs; No. 686 not awarded; See also 770 not awarded]
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