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Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-674G-09. Object #1031311

2 pages written 21 Dec 1850 by an unknown author in Huatoki to Sir Donald McLean.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

21 Tihema 1850

E hoa, e Makarini,

Tena ra ko koe. Ka nui toku aroha atu ki a koe. Tenei ano te tikanga i whakaaro ahau ki tau pukapuka kua tae mai nei ki au, ta te mea he korero takoto na taua no nui rangi ake, e kore e wareware noa i au, me koe hoki, kahore hoki i wareware i a koe. E kore hoki i ahei kia whakakahoretia tau pukapuka kua tae mai; taku whirinaki tenei ki runga ki nga Pakeha, kia mate noa taku tinana, a, mate noa taku tinana. Heoi ano.

Hori Tamata

H. Halse [writer]

English (E Ma)

21 December 1850

Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you there. I have great affection for you. This is what I thought about your letter which has come to me, that because it was of a discussion we had over many days I could not just forget it, and you too, you won't forget that. I could not oppose the letter I received from you; such is my dependence on the Pakeha, until my body dies, indeed, until my body is dead. That's all.

Hori Tamata

H. Halse [writer]

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674G (10 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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