Letter from Hoera to McLean, 16 Oct 1845
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669B-14. Object #1030050
Letter detailing purchasing transactions
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
10 Oketopa 1845
E pai ana au kia utua taku witi aianei ano. Ka kore koe e pai katahi ano ka hopukia hetehi o nga kau hei utu mo aku kai, mo nga taewa, mo nga witi, mo nga taiepa, mo te whenua hoki, mo nga whakapati Kapene Kingi. Meake koutou nga Pakeha ka riri ki a au. Ehara i a au te he, no koutou ano te he, no nga Pakeha. Ki te hoake i nga kau ki runga ki toku whenua, ka nui toku raruraru ki tenei mahi kino. Nui ke te pouri o toku ngakau. Me aha koia he kai maku,
English (E Ma)
10 October 1845
I would like to be paid for my wheat at once. And if you do not agree then I will seize some of the cows as payment for my crops, for the potatoes, for the wheat, the fences, for the land, and for Captain King's flattery. Soon you Pakeha may be fighting me. But I will not be at fault, it will be your own, the Pakeha's. If the cows are let out onto my land, I will make a lot of trouble over this wrongdoing. I am very upset. How is there to be food for me
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
ma koutou? Koia e homai tetahi maku mo nga tau katoa e haere ake nei? Kua korero teka ia ki au. Kua mea ia ki au, me utu au e ia i te marama kotahi. Na, titiro ana au i taua marama, na, kihai iti tana owati. Ko taku ki ki a ia, i tika taku owati ki a ia, na, ko tenei mea ake tatou raruraru ai. E pai ana nga kau ki hoki mai ki to koutou whenua i te taone.
E hoa, kua waiho hei take whawhai ma tatou, otira kia noho pai ai tatou. Na, ko ta matou ritenga o mua, na, ka haere te poaka a tetahi ki te kai i te taro ranei, i te kumara ranei a tetahi tangata, ka mate, a, ka waiho hei take whawhai, a, ka patua rawatia te tangata nana nga poaka, a mate rawa. Heoi ano aku korero ki a koe.
E hoa, e mea ana au kia homai e ia he utu ki au, mo taku witi, kia £2. Mau e korero atu kia Kapene Kingi.
English (E Ma)
and for you? Will he give me some for all the years ahead? He has lied to me. He said to me that he would pay me in one month. Now I have seen that month go by, and his promise has meant little. What I said to him was that my promise to him would be fulfilled, but with this matter we are all in trouble. It would be good for the cows to go back to your land in town.
Friend, it remains as a fighting matter for us, when we should be living in peace. Now, according to our custom of old, well, if someone's pigs went eating another's taro or kumara, they would be killed, and it would be reason for a fight and so too the owner of the pigs would be beaten and killed. That's all I have to say to you.
Friend, I say to him to give me some payment for my wheat £2. You might speak to Captain King.
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