Letter from George Grey to Matiu, 11 May 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675D-09. Object #1031498

Copy of letter regarding informing Matiu of an intended visit

2 pages written 11 May 1851 by Sir George Grey in Wellington to Matiu Whata and Ihaia Te Waka, related to Ihaia Te Waka, Taranaki Region, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi), Whanganui.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

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Government House
May 11th 1851

E aku hoa, e Matiu raua ko Ihaia,

Tena ra korua. E hoa ma, tenei taku kupu ki a korua. Kei te aroaro mahanatanga ka tae atu au ki kona kia kite i a korua, kahore rawa au i te wareware ki a korua mahi pai. Kia mau te pupuri i te mahi pai. Heoti ano.

Ko taku aroha tenei ki a korua.

Naku na to hoa
'(signed)' G.Grey

English (E Ma)

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Government House
May 11th 1851

My friends, Matiu and Ihaia,

Greetings to you. Friends, this is what I have to say to you. I came there to see you in person out of warm feelings for you. And I will not forget your good works. Continue on with them. That is all.

My affection is for you both.

From me, from your friend
'(signed)' G.Grey

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675D (20 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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