Letter from Wi Tako to Tamati and others (with translation), 30 Aug 1845
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669B-10. Object #1031039
Letter advising chiefs to look after the Europeans in their areas and about the poor sale transaction of a horse
Whārangi 4 o te 5. Tiro i te āhua taumira teitei
From Wi Tako
To Tamati and others With kind wishes to the Europeans
To Te Waka Waitoki August 30 1845
Friend Tamati greetings to you all, your elders and your elder brother
Elder Te Waka, greetings to you all and to Potiki who will arrive there this evening. Live peacefully, do not say evil words to the Europeans. Let them live peacefully on the lands they have already cleared and You and your young kinsman Poharama should strongly exhort them to be peaceful.
I have received written words of bad happenings, never the less, you two should find out for yourselves what is happening between the bad and good elements. Enough. My Elder Waka on my arrival in Wellington with my horse. Many wondered as to how they could possess such an animal. I told them however, it was for Waka. It was taken to Waiwhetu and has not yet been returned to me. If it had been with me the sale would have been completed. It has, however, been inland for three
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