Letter from Te Ropiha to McLean, 13 Sep 1846
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0670B-03. Object #1031966
Letter to McLean advising him of his allegiance and the allegiance of his friends and family
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
13 Hepetema 1846
E hoa, eMakarini,
Whakarongo mai koe ki taku korero atu ki a koe. E tama, e Makarini, kia atawhai koe ki aku tamariki, ki a Wereta, ki a Hoera, ki a Manahi. Kia rongo koe ki taku korero atu ki a koe, kua korero mai a Kawana ki a au, ki aku tamariki; naku anake i whakaaro te kupu a Kawana mo tenei kino. Ka tonoa au kia haere kia korero i nga tangata o Te Aro. Ka whakaae ratou ki taku kupu, ao ake te ra ka whakatika matou, ka haere ki te whawhai. Haere ana matou ka piki i Pareraho, ao ake te ra ka hopukia te tangata a Matene, na Te Matoha. Ka mutu.
Ki toku hoa aroha, ki a Makarini.
English (E Ma)
13 September 1846
Listen to what I have to tell you. Young man, McLean, please look after my sons - Wereta, Hoera and Manahi. Hear what I have to say to you, Kawana has spoken to me and to my children. Only I considered Kawana's word about this wrongdoing, and I was asked to go and speak to the people of Te Aro. They agreed with what I said, and the next day we set out and went to fight. We went on and ascended Pareraho; and the next day the man, Matene, was captured by Te Matoha. That's the end.
To my dear friend, McLean
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