Letter to McLean from unidentified correspondent, 5 Oct 1846
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0670B-06. Object #1030600
Letter to McLean seeking advice on contracting a Pakeha to do some work for him
2 pages to Sir Donald McLean.
A transcription/translation of this document (by E Ma) appears below.
Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
5 Oketopa 1846
E hoa, e Te Makarini,
Tenei ano taku korero ki a koe, he hiahia toku ki tenei Pakeha, kia haere mai ia ki te mahi ki a au. Maku e hoatu he utu ki a ia, te utu mona he rakau paraki whare mona, he pukatea, he rimu, he kohekohe. Mau e ki atu ki a ia. Kei Moturoa nga rakau. Kua kite koe i te witi a Tiki Parete, otira he kupu tenei naku ki a koe. Ko taku hiahia ki tana kaata hei utu mai mo aku rakau mo te taiepa i korerotia e au ki a koe i mua ra. Na, mau tenei e korero atu ki a ia. Na, e whakaae mai tenei Pakeha ki taku kupu, na me ki atu ki a ia kia kotahi marama ka haere ake ai.
Na tou hoa aroha, na
English (E Ma)
5 October 1846
What I have to say to you is that I would like this Pakeha to come here and work for me. I would pay him, pay him with trees, with timber for a house for him - pukatea, rimu, kohekohe. You speak to him. The trees are at Moturoa. You have seen Dicky Barrett's wheat, but I suggest this to you. I would like his cart as payment for my trees for the fence which I spoke of to you earlier. Well, you could speak to him of this. Now if this Pakeha agrees to my suggestion, then say to him to come up in one month.
From your good friend, from
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