Letter from Te Ngahuru to McLean, 10 Sep 1848
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672C-10. Object #1031106
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
Hepetema 10 1848[?] Kaore au i mohio ki te ra
E hoa, e Te Makarini,
Kia rongo mai koe ki taku tikanga i tuhi atu ai au ki a koe. E ki ana au kaore ano tetehi tangata i korero ki a koe mo au hoiho, no konei au i tuhi atu ki a koe. Koia tena, kua korerotia e te tangata te kuao a tau hoiho. E pai ana, kei a koe ano te whakaaro mo au hoiho. Kahore he tikanga i au, koia tenei ko taku i tuhi atu ai ki a koe. Koia tenei mo te kuao o Harata. Otira e kore pea e pai, no te mea kua tautohe nga tangata. E pai ana au maku au hoiho, otira kei a koe ano te whakaaro mo au kuri.
E hoa, e Te Makarini, kia rongo mai koe, ki te mea kua korero korua ko Hone Ropiha, e mea te whakaaro o Hone Ropiha mana e pai ana, e kore au e tohe atu ki a koe. Heoi ano.
Na Te Ngahuru
English (E Ma)
September 10 1848[?] I don't know the day
Listen to the reason I write to you. I say that no other person will have spoken to you about your horses, and so I write to you. It's this, a person has spoken for the foal of your horse. All right, but you make the decision about your horses. I have no right to do that, so this is why I write to you. It concerns Harata's foal. However, perhaps it won't do, because the people have argued over this. I am happy to have your horses, but you yourself are to decide about your animals.
Friend, McLean, listen, since you and Hone Ropiha have spoken and he agrees, then I will not argue with you. That's all.
From Te Ngahuru
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672C (14 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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