Object #1017300 from MS-Papers-0032-0444

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From: Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0444 (67 digitised items). 58 letters written from Auckland and Hokianga, 1860-1870. Includes letter in Maori to Maning from Hone Mohi Tawhai, 1869; from Hoani Makaho Te Uruoterangi, Akarana, 1870; unsigned letter in Maori written from Weretana to Te Rauparaha, Sep 1869; T H Maning to his father, 1870; Maning to White, 1870; Harry H King to Maning, 1870.Includes piece-level inventory, 1860-1876 & undated (excluding 1969 acquisitions)

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English (ATL)

Weretana
Hepetema 4, 1869.


E hoa e te Rauparaha Tena ra Ko Koe

Tenei to reta kua tai mai kia hau, kanui to ku pai ki tau kupu e makara ana koe, na to meache korero whaitikanga to tana nei korero, e kore e pai kia whakarewa noatia, kanui to ku pai ki nga whakaro o nga rangatira kua tukl tuhi mai nei kia koe e pai ana a tau kia whakamatea te punga tutu e whakino ana, akwhaka--rau akore ana, i to tatore, kainga, i te motu katoa hoki, na ratou i whakararuraru, koia tatou te tahori ai ki te whai i nga ora, i nga taonga, i nga ahua reka o te ao. Koia toku kuhu ki a koe i Weretana ma korua ko te Makarini koutou katoa ko enei Rangatira e tahi tuhi mai nei kia, koe, ma kou tou e to te waka, a ka manu, he heke kau atu toku -- ara to aku rangatira e noho mai nei i te hiku, na na te mea e mohio ana nga raru raru a te Makarini otira e hia ake ranei nga ra, e kore e tino roa, kua mata nga raruraru -- na te mea kua mutu te pariameta a me katahuri atu i a, a te Makarini, ki te whakaaro i a taua tikanga e mohio nei taua, a mana te korero kia koe.

Kia kite a hau i au pukapuka tauira kua tukua atu nei e koe kia te kawanatanga katahi a hau ka whai whakaaro mo ena -- a maku e tahi tuki atu ki a koe; otiru kia te Makarini ma te tino tikanga na te mea he mahi ke toku.

Kahore he rongo hou o te Kooti, ko nga rongo whakamatanga enei kera whawhai ia ki nga tangatu o tetahi kainga e tata ana ki Taupo, e toro te kau o ana tangata i mate, otira i mai te mate a tera, e hia ranei, ko toku mohio tenei mo tena tangata mo te Kooti e tataana ia ki te he -- e kore eiei e tino rou kua raruraru.

Hoiano nga kirero ki a koe e hoa i tenei wahi ka haere nei a hau ka hoki ki taku kainga, a te 9, o nga ra a hau haere ai. Hoiano pea taku kitenga i a rkoe atira ko a taua whakaaro pucetcia e koe. Ko koe te tangata e tata atu ana ki te Kawana tanga mau ra te mahi -- he mahi nui ano hoki toku koia a hau ka mea atu ki a koe mau ra e whakapata a taua whakaaro, ma korua ko te Makarini hoki.

Heikona ra E hoa ka haere nei a hau, ahakoa kua rongo a hau i au korero, kua ki te a hau i a koe heikona ra Ehoa.

Naku etc. etc.

Part of:
Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0444 (67 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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