Letter from Hone Topi to McLean, 7 Dec 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676E-13. Object #1031909

2 pages to Sir Donald McLean, related to Topi Patuki, Ruapuke, Kai Tahu.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Ruapuke
7 Tiheme 1852


Ki a Te Makarina,

Kia atu ki a Hura kia utua mai taku poti, kua [o?]tinga mai i a Kupa. Kua e[he?] ana i a Tuhawaiki; na Tieke Mataana i ki kahore ano i utua. Kua mea mai te tikanga [a] Kupa te Pakeha, nana i hoatu ki a Tuhawaiki, kua utu katoati[a].

English (E Ma)

Ruapuke
7 December 1852


To McLean,

Tell Hura to pay for my boat, which Cooper has finished[?]. It is Tuhawaiki's fault; Tieke Mataana said it was not yet paid for. He said to me that Cooper the Pakeha gave it to Tuhawaiki, and paid it in full.

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)


Ki a Te Makarini. Kia atu ki a Hura, ki a Patunganga, ki a Kurapa mai ka utu.


Na Honi Topi

English (E Ma)


To McLean. Tell Hura, Patunganga, and Kurapa to pay [?].


From Honi Topi

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Ruapuke
7 Tiheme 1852


Ki a Te Makarina,

Kia atu ki a Hura kia utua mai taku poti, kua [o?]tinga mai i a Kupa. Kua e[he?] ana i a Tuhawaiki; na Tieke Mataana i ki kahore ano i utua. Kua mea mai te tikanga [a] Kupa te Pakeha, nana i hoatu ki a Tuhawaiki, kua utu katoati[a].

Ki a Te Makarini. Kia atu ki a Hura, ki a Patunganga, ki a Kurapa mai ka utu.


Na Honi Topi

English (E Ma)

Ruapuke
7 December 1852


To McLean,

Tell Hura to pay for my boat, which Cooper has finished[?]. It is Tuhawaiki's fault; Tieke Mataana said it was not yet paid for. He said to me that Cooper the Pakeha gave it to Tuhawaiki, and paid it in full.

To McLean. Tell Hura, Patunganga, and Kurapa to pay [?].


From Honi Topi

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