Letter to McLean from unidentified correspondent, 31 Dec 1847

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0671B-11. Object #1030721

Letter to McLean reminding him of an obligation to provide assistance in harvesting wheat

2 pages to Sir Donald McLean, related to Horowhenua District, Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

19 Tihema 1847


E hoa, e Makarini,

Kia rongo mai koe. Kei whakaaro koe ki to taua waihotanga, kei mauahara koe ki to taua korerotanga. No nga tangata ia te whakakino i au, no reira ka nui atu aku kupu ki a koe, e patu ana koe i au, e patu ana au i a koe. Heoi ano ra, kei mauahara koe ki a taua.

Ko te witi i meatia e koe kia taka ki waho, me tuku mai tena hei ngakinga kai ma nga tangata. Heoi ra kia whaaro[whakaaro] koe.
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English (E Ma)


[Note following & drawing of a house] 'Dec. 31 1847. Letter of apology wishing Mr McLean not to think of what has passed[?] between.'

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

19 Tihema 1847


E hoa, e Makarini,

Kia rongo mai koe. Kei whakaaro koe ki to taua waihotanga, kei mauahara koe ki to taua korerotanga. No nga tangata ia te whakakino i au, no reira ka nui atu aku kupu ki a koe, e patu ana koe i au, e patu ana au i a koe. Heoi ano ra, kei mauahara koe ki a taua.

Ko te witi i meatia e koe kia taka ki waho, me tuku mai tena hei ngakinga kai ma nga tangata. Heoi ra kia whaaro[whakaaro] koe.
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English (E Ma)

19 December 1847


Friend, McLean,

Attend to me. Don't think about our leaving each other, don't have ill-feeling over our discussion. Because of the people who were rude to me, I had much to say to you, and, you attacked me and I attacked you. But don't let there be ill-will between us.

The wheat you said to leave out, we should put to grow as food for the people. That's all for you to consider.
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[Note following & drawing of a house] 'Dec. 31 1847. Letter of apology wishing Mr McLean not to think of what has passed[?] between.'

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0671B (11 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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