Letter from Te Reihana to McLean, 28 May 1849
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0673B-18. Object #1031323
Letter regarding land sales
2 pages written 28 May 1849 by Reihana in Parewanui to Sir Donald McLean in Wanganui, related to Muaupoko.
A transcription/translation of this document (by E Ma) appears below.
Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
28 Mei 1848
Ki Wanganui, ki a Te Makarini
Tena koe. Tenei taku korero ki a koe mo tetahi Pakeha, ko Tiemi tona ingoa, i haere mai ki te titiro i whenua i utua e koe, ki te tiro wahi mo ana hipi. Na kipa[?] taua Pakeha ki tana korero na, na Kawana te whakaaro ki a ia, kia haere mai me ana hipi. Ko te wahi i korero rau[a?] ki a koe, ko te wahi i pirangi ai e taua Pakeha hei wahi mona. Kahore ahau i pai ki a ia. E whakaaro ana ahau ki a koe, ta te mea kaore na reira[?] ata rite noa.
English (E Ma)
28 May 1848
To Wanganui, to McLean
Greetings. My message to you concerns a Pakeha named Tiemi [James?], who came to look at the land you paid for, to look at a place for his sheep. Now that Pakeha said then that the Governor put the idea to him to come here with his sheep. The part they[?] spoke of to you, is the part that Pakeha wanted for himself. I did not like him. And I thought of you, because that part is not properly settled.
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