By the Government.
A LAW FOR THE PERSONAL LANDS OF THE KING,
AND THE LANDS OF THE NATION.
[Here is a newly passed law of the land appearing in the newspaper Elele Hawaii. One of the functions of the newspapers was to inform the nation’s citizens of new laws and proclamations from the government. This particular law establishes the Crown Lands (and Government Lands) which still holds much importance to this day.
What is also valuable about this listing is that it describes in 1848 what ahupuaa a certain land belonged to, and so forth.]
(Elele Hawaii, 7/14/1848, pp. 17–20.)