Letter from Haimona Pita to Te Puni, 19 Mar 1849
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0673B-03. Object #1030864
Letter arranging a meeting
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
19 Maehe 1849
Ki a Te Puni ratou ko ana tamariki katoa, ki a Te Pakuahi hoki ratou ko ana tamariki
E ta, Te Puni,
Tena a taua tamariki te haere atu na ki tau aroaro kia rongo i tau korero, i ta te Pakeha hoki, ko nga utu mo Wairarapa kia tangohia mai, otira kei te Pakeha ano te tikanga. Heoi.
E ta, e kore pea e riro te whenua ki te mano kotahi mo te tau kotahi, erangi ano kia wha mano mo te tau kotahi, ka pai tena. Heoi ano.
English (E Ma)
19 March 1849
To Te Puni and all his children, and to Te Pakuahi and his children
Sir, Te Puni,
Our children are going to see you and to hear what you have to say, and that of the Pakeha too, [about] the payments to be made for Wairarapa, even though it's the Pakeha's decision. That's all.
Sir, the land will perhaps not be acquired for a thousand pounds a year, but maybe four thousand a year, that would be fine. That's it.
From me, from
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0673B (18 digitised items)
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McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)
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