Letter from Ani Matenga Te Patukaikino to McLean, 21 Apr 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675C-11. Object #1030318

2 pages written 21 Apr 1851 by Ani Matenga to Sir Donald McLean in Ahuriri, related to Ngati Kahungunu.

A transcription/translation of this document (by E Ma) appears below.

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

21 Aperira 1851


Ki Ahuriri, ki a Makarini

E koro,

Tena koe. He rahi ano toku aroha atu ki a koe. E koro, tenei taku kupu ki a koe, moku tetahi kuri hei te rahopoka, hei te kuri pai. Mau e wakarite ki nga Pakeha. Ki te whakaae koe, tuhia mai, ki te kore tuhia mai. Heoi ano, mau e korero ki to hoa ki a Te Hapuku. Heoi ano.


Naku na
Ani Matenga Te Patukaikino
Ki a Makarini

[Note following]

E Makarini,

tetahi toroiho moku, hei te mangu.


Na
Maina

English (E Ma)

21 April 1851


To Ahuriri, to McLean

Sir,

Greetings. My affection for you is very great. Sir, my word to you is for a dog for me, one that is neutered, and a good dog. You could arrange it through the Pakeha. If you agree, then write to me, and if not, write to me. That's all, you should speak to your friend, to Te Hapuku. That's all.


From me, from
Ani Matenga Te Patukaikino
To McLean

[Note following]

O McLean,

and some stockings[?] for me, black ones.


From
Maina

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675C (15 digitised items)
Series 2 Inward letters (Maori), Reference Number Series 2 Inward letters (Maori) (3148 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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