Letter from Hori Kingi Taumata to McLean, 1 Jun 1849

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0673C-01. Object #1031820

Letter informing McLean of details of a land committee meeting probably to discuss land sales

2 pages written 1 Jun 1849 by Hori Kingi Taumata in Manawapou to Sir Donald McLean, related to Hori Kingi Te Anaua, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Manawapou
1 Hune 1849


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena ra koe. Kua tae mai au ki konei. Tenei ano taku kupu kia rongo mai koe. Kei te Mane matou te tu ai ki te komiti mo te mira. Ki te mea ka tika, me kohikohi ki te moni. E kore matou e pai kia hoatu a Poaka no te mira. E whakaae

English (E Ma)

Manawapou
1 June 1849


Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you. I have arrived here. And this is my message for you to hear. On Monday we will hold a committee meeting about the mill. If it is approved, we must collect the money for it. We would not agree that Poaka gives [money?] for [?] the mill. I agree

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

ano au ki te tikanga a Matiu, he ahakoa kore he rawa i au; mau te whakaaro ki au. Ki te mea ka whakaae koe, tuhia mai kia matau au. Heoti ano.


Naku, na
Hori Kingi Taumata

English (E Ma)

with Matiu's proposal, and even though I've naught [to give], you might still consider me. If you agree, write to me so I know. That is all.


From me, from
Hori Kingi Taumata

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Manawapou
1 Hune 1849


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena ra koe. Kua tae mai au ki konei. Tenei ano taku kupu kia rongo mai koe. Kei te Mane matou te tu ai ki te komiti mo te mira. Ki te mea ka tika, me kohikohi ki te moni. E kore matou e pai kia hoatu a Poaka no te mira. E whakaae ano au ki te tikanga a Matiu, he ahakoa kore he rawa i au; mau te whakaaro ki au. Ki te mea ka whakaae koe, tuhia mai kia matau au. Heoti ano.


Naku, na
Hori Kingi Taumata

English (E Ma)

Manawapou
1 June 1849


Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you. I have arrived here. And this is my message for you to hear. On Monday we will hold a committee meeting about the mill. If it is approved, we must collect the money for it. We would not agree that Poaka gives [money?] for [?] the mill. I agree with Matiu's proposal, and even though I've naught [to give], you might still consider me. If you agree, write to me so I know. That is all.


From me, from
Hori Kingi Taumata

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0673C (11 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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