Object #1011556 from MS-Papers-0032-0561

2 pages written 17 Feb 1854 by Cort Henry Schnackenberg in Mokau

From: Inward letters - C H Schnackenberg, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0561 (73 digitised items). 69 letters written from Mokau, Kawhia, Aotea, Raglan and Wellington, 1845-1876 & undated. Includes piece-level inventory (letters accessioned in 1969 not added). Includes letters in Maori from: Hihaka to McLean, Mokau, 1857; Taherei Waitare to Rangihaeata, 1851; Waitara to McLean, Jul 1846.

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English (ATL)


Feb. 17/54

My dear Sir,

We were glad to hear from you - and the prospect pf perhaps seeing you here - A party of natives came with the lads to learn the contents of your pakapaka. Peketahi I buried the other day - others are of his mind about land but the chiefs are not here, therefore I dare not say haere mai though I suppose the natives will do so. +I have little doubt you will get the land but the oposition must be applied toby you and not by Takerei ma or they must be let alone until they come forward of themselves, I think. Kaka sometimes seems to take a little delight in telling me that Hikaka is of his mind, but I believe there would not be much difficulty in getting him over. I have been somewhat reserved in the matter.

We shall be glad to see you here but if you pass I hope you will let me know your present whaka aro.

Mrs. S. desires her respects,

I remain, Yours very truly,
C.H. Schnackenberg.

Part of:
Inward letters - C H Schnackenberg, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0561 (73 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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