Letter from Potangaroa and others to McLean, 10 Jan 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676A-05. Object #1031720

Copies of letters to people of Mataikona

4 pages written 10 Jan 1852 by Sir Donald McLean in and Port Nicholson to Wiremu Te Potangaroa, related to Mataikona, Te Hika o Papauma.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)


[Note at top] Manawatu e kore ai e rite i tenei haerenga karere na Te Makarini.
Poneke
10 Hanuere 1852


E hoa ma,

Tena koutou. Kua tae mai ta koutou pukapuka o nga rohe o te whenua ka oti nei i a koutou te tuku. E pai ana ta koutou whakahaere. E whakaae ana hoki a te Kawana Kerei kia utua taua whenua. Meake nei ka haere atu he kairuri ki te whakataki i nga rohe ki te takoto marama ai, kei putu he raruraru a muringa iho nei. Heoi ano enei korero o tenei takiwa.


Naku, na to koutou hoa,
na Te Makarini



Ki a Te Ketemona, ki a Poara, ki a Apiata

E hoa, e Ihaia, tenei nga ma ... [? unclear] pukapuka e ki mai koe ki ahau.

E hoa ma, e Te Otene Kupa, e Pehimana Kaka, e Wiremu Kingi, e Hahukuramaru[?]

Tena koutou. E pai ana kia penei ano he korero ma ta koutou i whakautu, kia whakaae te iti te rahi, me ta maua kupu ko te Kawana e whakaae ana ki to koutou korero.


Naku, na to koutou hoa aroha,
na Te Makarini
Poneke

Hanuere 12th 1852

English (E Ma)


[Note at top] Manawatu won't be settled on this messenger's journey from McLean.
Port Nicholson
10 January 1852


Friends,

Greetings. Your letter with the boundaries of the land that you have decided to give over has reached me. You have organised this well. And Governor Grey has agreed to buy that land. Soon a surveyor will go to peg out clearly the boundaries, so that trouble about them doesn't arise hereafter. That's all to say at this time.


From me, from your good friend,
McLean



To Te Ketemona, Poara, Apiata

Friend, Ihaia, these are the ... [illegible] letters you spoke about to me.

Friends, Te Otene Kupa, Pehimana Kaka, Wiremu Kingi, Hahukuramaru[?]

Greetings. It would be good if your response should take this form, that the great and the small agree, and that I and the Governor support what you suggest.


From me, from your good friend,
McLean
Port Nicholson

12 January 1852

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676A (13 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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