Letter from Rihara Ahiaruhe to McLean, 2 Dec 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675I-12. Object #1030329

Letter regarding payment

2 pages written 2 Dec 1851 by Rihara to Sir Donald McLean, related to Ahiaruhe, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitane.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

No te rua o nga Ratapu o Tihema i tuhituhia atu ai tena pukapuka ki a Te Makarini.

E ta,

Haere mai, homai nga utu mo Te Ahiaruhe. Kia horo, apopo, ka haere mai i te Mane. Kia hoki atu ra koe, ka haere ai ki o kainga, ka kore ra[?] koe e tae mai, he patipati tahau ki ahau, no konei ahau ka mea atu, he ra[?] kotahi i te Mane. Ki te kore i te Mane, hei te Turei ka haere mai ki tenei o kainga, ka whakarite ai kia wawe te pou te korero.

Na Rihara, Ahiaruhe

English (E Ma)

This letter was written to McLean on the second Sunday in December [1851].


Do come here and give me the payments for Te Ahiaruhe. Come quickly, tomorrow, come on Monday. If you return, go off to your home and don't come here, you will have deceived me, hence I ask you for one day, on Monday, and if not Monday then let it be Tuesday that you come to this settlement and settle this, so that the discussion can soon be confirmed.

From Rihara, Ahiaruhe

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675I (12 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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