Draft translation of letter from Matohi and Parae, Taranaki, 23 Mar 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672A-10. Object #1030941

Contains a roughly written English translation relating to a purchase.

2 pages written 23 Mar 1848 by Matohi, related to Hemi Parae, Taranaki Region, Te Ati Awa.

A transcription/translation of this document (by 19th C) appears below.

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

English (19th C)

March 23rd

So this my letter to younger brothers and fathers - listen all of you to these my words - from Matohi and Paraie - but my friends (relative to) the lands of our forefathers. Let [illegible] payment be taken by me and my children we have been talking to Mr McLean (concerning them) and he has agreed to my idea that the only lands belonging to your mother are Petone and Katikara - but Mr Mclean gave to us the payment of our lands this letter is from us - from Manihera Pokau, Matohi, Tamawai [?] and Parae * - and that we all should [illegible]. Matohi, Parae Tamawai, Rongomaimaka [?] Temohuta and then to be taken to the Mokamoka for which reason I say let the next payment be taken by me the former payment is enough for you. Friend [?] McLean listen to me; let the payment of my land be given in cattle and money, as I care for nothing else,

*Rongomaimaka was paid by the Europeans some time ago he brought a gun to Rapati but I did not receive it

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672A (12 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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