Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
26 Maehe 1849
E hoa, e Makarini,
Kua tae mai tou aroha ki ahau me tau kupu hoki me te kuao. E nui ana ano taku aroha ki a koe. Ko nga moni a te marama kotahi o Hanueri i pau noa iho, kahore i tae atu ki te kamura. E rua pauna i hoatu e au ki a Te Wirihana, inaianei e rima pauna i hoatu e maua ko Te Wirihana ki te kamura i te marama kotahi; i a Pepueri e wha pauna i hoatu e au, ka riri a Te Wirihana kahore i hoatu mo te hoiho. Ko tenei marama i a Maehe me hoatu etahi ki a Te Wirihana. Kia rongo mai koe, kua whakanuia atu e au tetahi taha o te whare nui e toru putu i nukuhia mai e au. Heoi ano, ka mutu.
E hoa, e Makarini, e hiahia ana au ki ta taua mahi pirihi i te takanga[?] o Hemara, kaua ka kapea[?] ano e au. Kotahi te marama i nui aku hiahi[a?] mo nga tangata i taka i te pirihi. Mau ano ia te tikanga, e taku matua aroha. E Makarini, tena ra koe.
Na to tamaiti aroha, na
Hipa, ki toku matua aroha, ki a Makarini
English (E Ma)
26 March 1849
Your affectionate greeting to me has reached me along with your word about the foal, and so my love for you remains strong. The money for the one month of January is all used up, and it did not get to the carpenter. I gave £2 to Te Wirihana, now £5 have been given by Te Wirihana and I to the carpenter in one month; in February I gave him £4, and Te Wirihana was angry that it was not given for the horse. This month of March, some must be given to Te Wirihana. Listen, I have increased a side of the meeting house by three feet. That is all, that's the end.
From me, from
Friend, McLean, I would like [to be part of?] our work with the priest [or, police], in the circuit of Hemara; I would not replace [?] him. Over a month my desire [?] increased to be with the congregations the priest goes round. But it's over to you, my dear father. McLean, greetings to you there.
From your loving son,
Hipa, to my dear father, McLean
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0673B (18 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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