Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
29 Maehe 1851
E hoa, e Makarini,
Tena koe. E nui toku aroha atu ki a koe. Naku koe i waiho atu kia whakarite ana i nga tikanga i haere ai taua. Hoki mai nei au ki to taua kainga ki te whakarite i enei tikanga. Kei maemae mai koe ki te tikanga i tuhituhia atu e Tamati Waka na, ki te kupu patu a Puketapu i nga Pakeha; e tika ana ano tau kupu, na Tame Watena. Ko te tikanga o tana kupu, he hau kau noa iho.
He kupu hou tenei naku ki a koe. E mea ana au kia whakatakotoria mai e koe tetehi tikanga ki au, ko te wahi i whakaritea e koe ki a au i mua, e mea ana au he turanga kai kore taua wahi.
Na to hoa aroha,
na Te Tahana Hone Paura
English (E Ma)
29 March 1851
Greetings. I have great affection for you. I left you to arrange the business we went to do. And now I have returned to our land to settle these matters. Don't be upset about the suggestion Tamati Waka wrote about, his word about Puketapu killing the Pakeha; you are right in saying it came from Tamati Watena. And the reason for his words is all wind.
I've a new matter for you. I suggest you put up another proposal for me; the place you arranged for me before, I think, can't be cultivated.
From your good friend,
Te Tahana Hone Paura
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675C (15 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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