TO ALL CLAIMANTS OF LAND IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.
The undersigned have been appointed by His Majesty the king, a board of commissioners to investigate and confirm or reject all claims to land arising previously to the 10th day of December, 1845. Patents in fee simple [alodio], or leases for terms of years, will be issued to those entitled to the same, upon the report which we are authorized to make, by the testimony to be presented to us.
The board holds it stated meetings weekly at Hale Kauila in Honolulu, to hear the parties or their counsel, in defense of their claims; and is prepared, every day, to receive in writing, the claims and evidences of title which parties may have to offer, at Hale Kauila, in Honolulu, between the hours of nine in the morning and three in the afternoon.
All persons are required to file with the board specifications of their claims to land, and to adduce the evidence upon which they claim title to any land in the Hawaiian Islands, before the expiration of two years from this date, or in default of so doing, they will after that time be forever barred of all right to recover the same, in the courts of justice.
Signed on this the 11th day of February, 1846.
Signed with the names, WILLIAM RICHARDS.
J. Y. KANEHOA.
(Elele, 3/3/1846, p. 184)