Letter from Tamati Waka to McLean, 3 Sep 1845

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669B-12. Object #1031309

Letter regarding an adultery

2 pages written 3 Sep 1845 by Tamati Waka to Sir Donald McLean, related to Ngapuhi.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

3 Hepetema 1845


E hoa, e Makari[ni],

Tena ra koe. Kia rongo mai koe ki taku tuhi mo te wahine a taku. Tena kua moea e Peneta. Me whakaae mai, ae ae, e pai ana kia whakaae mai a Peneta? Heoti ano te mea kino, he puremu. Mau e korero, ko kino tenei korero, he kino tenei mo taua?


Na
Tamati Waka

English (E Ma)

3 September 1845


Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you. Attend to my writing about my woman. Peneta[Spencer?] slept with her. Should [I?] agree, yes, yes? Is it all right, if Peneta[Spencer?] agrees? The only bad thing about it is that it's adultery. You tell me, is this bad news, is it bad for you and I?


From
Tamati Waka

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English (E Ma)


[Note on following page] 'Sept.3 1845. Tamata Waka relating to a woman.'

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

3 Hepetema 1845


E hoa, e Makari[ni],

Tena ra koe. Kia rongo mai koe ki taku tuhi mo te wahine a taku. Tena kua moea e Peneta. Me whakaae mai, ae ae, e pai ana kia whakaae mai a Peneta? Heoti ano te mea kino, he puremu. Mau e korero, ko kino tenei korero, he kino tenei mo taua?


Na
Tamati Waka

English (E Ma)

3 September 1845


Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you. Attend to my writing about my woman. Peneta[Spencer?] slept with her. Should [I?] agree, yes, yes? Is it all right, if Peneta[Spencer?] agrees? The only bad thing about it is that it's adultery. You tell me, is this bad news, is it bad for you and I?


From
Tamati Waka

[Note on following page] 'Sept.3 1845. Tamata Waka relating to a woman.'

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0669B (16 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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