Object #1011826 from MS-Papers-0032-0561
2 pages written 21 Sep 1847 by Cort Henry Schnackenberg in Mokau to Sir Donald McLean
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.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
I sent you a note from Te Waiiti about a fortnight ago, containing an Order upon you from Mr.Whiteley, which I hope has been delivered to you.
In my last, I think, I mentioned that Waitara had been to Auckland. He went in pursuance of a letter from the "Native Secretary", but when he got there, Mr.Symonds informed him that the Lugger was past repair, and that he would see what he could get for him aspayment for his pigs. Our old friend Kuri happened to be at Auckland too, and he accompanied me both to the N.L.office and also to Government House. His Excellency had sent Mr.Murant to fetch them from the Wherowhero's whare. They appear to have been highly pleased with the Governor's korero, and present of a bag of sugar and flour. On their return they visited Taunui, who in a korero between them sprang up and declared, "Ka ora taku patiti kia tapatapahia te tangata e haere ana ki Wanganui ki te patu i te pakeha" etc.
Our people here are very quiet and industrious at present. I am sure you will be pleased to see nga mara whiti when you come to visit Mokau. The natives are under an impression, that there will be another tau rahi, and this among other motives stimulates them to work. The weather is so unusually fine and dry that it is probable we shall have another dry summer. I never saw such a year than the last
summer and winter have been. We seldom feel any wind, and the river is as low and the roads as dry as if it was the middle of summer.
What is the news from the south? Kei wareware koe ki te tuhituhi. Mrs. S. desires her respects. She is at present, thank God, pretty well.
When shall we have the pleasure of seeing you here, to stay awhile, according to repeated promises?
Yours very truly,
D. McLean, Esq.
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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