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Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674C-01. Object #1031053

2 pages written 10 Jun 1850 by an unknown author in Porirua City to Sir Donald McLean, related to Te Rangi Topeora, Takapuwahia, Ngati Toa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

10 Hune 1850

E koro, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Kua rongo au ki a koe he tangata pai koe, he tangata hoatu noa i te kahu mo te wahine. Ko au hoki tenei ka tono atu nei i tetehi kahu moku i a koe. E hoa, moku tetehi piwi kaone, horo, raka. I rongo hoki au he tangata atawhai koe, no konei au i tuhituhi atu ai ki a koe. Heoti ano.

Te Kuini

English (E Ma)

10 June 1850

Sir, McLean,

Greetings. I have heard that you are a good man, a man who gives generously of clothes for women. And so I ask you for some clothes for me. My friend, I would like a piece for a gown, a shawl and a rug[?]. I heard that you are a considerate man, and this is the reason I write to you. That's all.

Te Kuini

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674C (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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