Letter from Wanganui chiefs to Fitzroy, 12 Sep 1844
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0668-10. Object #1031097
English translation of an invitation to come meet and talk with the chiefs in Wanganui
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English (19th C)
September 12, 1844
To Governor FitzRoy
Friend the Governor saluting you our regard for you is great tho we have ben[?] yours.
This letter is to convey our love to you. As also our wish that[?] you will come here that we may see you, and that you could see us, The former Governor who came to this Island and is dead we have not been not has he seen us. We are most anxious that you could shortly come and to us that our hears may rejoice[?] and that you may speak
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English (19th C)
unto us. And that we may speak unto you as you are the light of this Island of New Zealand the Queen is the light of all the islands in the world, will you come to enlighten our hears to make peace between us and the Europeans as they continue to have ill will towards us.
These are words of love from the chiefs to the Governor
George Williams Heipand[?]
[note side] From chiefs of Wanganui To Governor FitzRoy
[note bottom] Trans Translation DML
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