Object #1015745 from MS-Papers-0032-0312
4 pages written by Henry Halse to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0312 (49 digitised items).
43 letters written from New Plymouth and Huatoki. Includes copies of letters from Wiremu Kingi, Witi, and Aperahama, Te Kani, 1851
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Since Wiremu Kingi and his right hand man voluntarily came forward about the news from the North I suggested to them the propriety of writing to the Governor, in place of an empty communication with me on an important though happily visionary rumour. If I have done wrong in sending copies for your information thinking it likely His Excellency would speak to you on the subject, why, I must throw myself on your mercy and promise better for the future.
I have no time to answer your letter of 30 June by this oppy. but will do so shortly.
Ehoa e te Kawana tena ra koe - kua rai mai te korero ki a matou te tikanga o Ngatipaoa raua ko Waikato, i rongo matou i etahi tangata i haere mai i raro tana tikanga kahore he wakaaro okonei, heotiano ta kone pakanga, he ngaki witi, hei hoko hoko ma nga Pakeha - tena, ko etahi tikanga atu kahore he wakaaro kei mea maikoe, tenei te waakaaro keikonei, kahore, kahore he wakaaro ki te tikanga a Ngatipaoa, mana atu tana tikanga mana ka he, meaha, te he noa atu ai.
Ehoa e kawana kahore aku wakaaro ki taua tikanga he atawai anake, ki aku mokai, he aroha, he noho i runga i nga tikanga.
Na tou hoa aroha,
Na Wiremu Kingi,
Hurae 16, 1851.
Kia Kawana Kerei.
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0312 (49 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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