Letter from McLean to chiefs of Ngati Apa, 11 May 1846
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0670A-07. Object #1031955
Draft letter to chiefs to Ngati Apa seeking a response to an invitation to come and manage their lands and also a draft report to Major Richmond of a journey with Richard Taylor.
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
11 Mei 1846
E hoa ma, e nga tangata o Wangahu,
Kua meinga mai ahau e te Kawana kia haere mai ki te whakarite i nga whenua o tenei wahi mo nga tangata Maori hoki. Kei au ano te whakaaro ma tou koutou oneone. Otira me haere mai koutou kia korero tahi tatou i te Tairei o tenei wiki, ki nga tikanga mo tou koutou wahi.
Kei ture [turi?] koutou ki enei ritenga pai aku, ta te mea e kore he e rite a muri atu nei.
Na tou koutou hoa aroha, na
Ki a Aperahama, Hori, Te Munu, me etahi atu tangata o Ngai Apa
English (E Ma)
11 May 1846
Friends, people of Wangahu,
I have been instructed by the Governor to come and organise the lands of this area and for the Maori people also. I myself will have the decision over your land. However, come so we can talk together on Thursday of this week about the arrangements for your part. Don't turn a deaf ear to my good arrangements, because this can not be done later.
From your good friend,
To Aperahama, Hori, Te Munu, and other chiefs of Ngati Apa
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