Letter from Wi Tako to McLean (with translation), 6 Jul 1846
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0670A-10. Object #1030736
Letter about the number of Pakeha supporters in Wellington's Maori population and a projection that war may start in Porirua
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To McLean, Tehanui
July 6, 1846
Friend Mclean, greetings to you all including your friend Te Waka.
Friend to not think I am not thinking of you as I have so much to tell you.
Friend this is one thing I have to tell you. The people of Wellington are joining up with the Europeans - one hundred and seven of them. So you will see and you can tell the people of your home. Later perhaps you will hear of this evil, or it may be life or it may be life or it may be death. Perhaps it is for evil, as there are forebodings that fighting will begin in August at Porirua. Therefore friend Mclean give a thought for you people.
I conclude. Friend you tell Te Mata to remain strictly at his home. I remain From
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