Letter from Hone Ropiha to McLean, 14 May 1849

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0673B-12. Object #1031362

Written from Te Raiomiti regarding land sales

2 pages written 14 May 1849 by Hone Ropiha in to Sir Donald McLean, related to Teraeiomiti, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Teraiomiti
14 Mei 1849


E koro, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Ko tau aroha e tae mai ana ki ahau me taku aroha ki a koe, e noho mai [i] tena whenua. Kaore ano au i ara ake i te mate, kei te tata ano au ki a Takuta, kei te Atua ano te whakaaro.

E hoa, e Te Makarini, he kupu atu tenei naku ki te kuao a te hoiho nei, me ki mai koe e hia ranei iwi, e w[hia?] ranei. Mau e ki mai ki au nga utu kia mohio ai au. E mahara ana ano au ki ta taua korerotanga. E hoki iho nga utu? Me ki mai koe kia mohio au ki te hohoro mai koe; kei a koe te whakaaro. Kua tae mai ki ahau te kuao i nga ra o Mei, me te whare kei te hanga ano, ka ono nga ra i hangai, mea ake ka piri nga paraki ka oti. No tetahi tekau ma rua o nga ra o Mei, i riro mai ai. Heoi ano.


Na tou hoa aroha, na
Hone Ropiha
Ki a Makarini

English (E Ma)

Teraiomiti
14 May 1849


Sir, McLean,

Greetings. Your love has come to me and my love [goes] to you, living in that land. I am not yet recovered from being ill, I am soon again to see the doctor. But God will decide.

Friend, McLean, I've a question about the foal of this horse, tell me how much, how much it costs[?]. Tell me the cost so I know. I also recall our discussion. Will the payments come back? Tell me so I know if you will be quick; it's over to you. The foal came to me in May, and the house [stable?], it is still being built, it is six days in the building, and as soon as the battens are attached, it will be finished. On the 12th of May, it was brought here. That's all.


From your good friend, from
Hone Ropiha
To McLean

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0673B (18 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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