Letter to McLean from unidentified correspondent, 12 Dec 1846

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0670B-10. Object #1031885

Letter offering merchandise to McLean

2 pages to Sir Donald McLean.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

12 Tihema 1846


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Tenei toku whakaaro ki a koe. Moku tetehi paraikete. E hoa, whakatikaina mai taku pukapuka ta te mea i tuhituhi atu ai ahau ki a koe, he rangatira koe no nga Pakeha. Ko taku tenei ki a koe, e kore e whakatika ianai e koe,

English (E Ma)

12 December 1846


Friend, McLean,

Greetings. This is my suggestion to you. Let me have a blanket. Friend, act favourably on my letter, because I write to you as a chief amongst the Pakeha. But then I also say to you that if you don't act on it,

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

heoi ano, e hoa, maku tetehi tupeka hoki, kia kotahi tekau.

[No signature]

English (E Ma)

well, then, friend, let me have some tobacco, ten [plugs?].

[No signature]

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

12 Tihema 1846


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Tenei toku whakaaro ki a koe. Moku tetehi paraikete. E hoa, whakatikaina mai taku pukapuka ta te mea i tuhituhi atu ai ahau ki a koe, he rangatira koe no nga Pakeha. Ko taku tenei ki a koe, e kore e whakatika ianai e koe, heoi ano, e hoa, maku tetehi tupeka hoki, kia kotahi tekau.

[No signature]

English (E Ma)

12 December 1846


Friend, McLean,

Greetings. This is my suggestion to you. Let me have a blanket. Friend, act favourably on my letter, because I write to you as a chief amongst the Pakeha. But then I also say to you that if you don't act on it, well, then, friend, let me have some tobacco, ten [plugs?].

[No signature]

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0670B (12 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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