Letter from Tamati Waka to McLean, 3 Sep 1845
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669B-12. Object #1031309
Letter regarding an adultery
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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?
English (E Ma)
3 September 1845
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?
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