Letter from Te Puni to McLean, 7 Feb 1851

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675B-03. Object #1032023

Letter written from Pitoone

2 pages written 7 Feb 1851 by Honiana Te Puni-kokopu in Petone to Sir Donald McLean, related to Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

7 Pepueri 1851

E tama, e Makarini,

Tena koe e mahi ra i tou kainga me ou tangata, kia ngawari te mahi. Kua tae mai tau pukapuka ki a au. E tika ana to kupu kia hoki mai a Henere, inahoki tana kupu ki a matou i tona haerenga, 'E kore au e hoki mai, kia tae ake a Makarini ka hoki mai ai au.' Otira ma tau kupu, ma taku kupu e whakahoki mai. Heoti ano.

Na tou Papa,
na Te Puni

English (E Ma)

7 February 1851

Young man, McLean,

Greetings to you as you work at home with your people; may your work proceed with ease. Your letter has reached me. You are right in saying that Henere should return here, for he said to us on leaving, 'I won't come back until McLean arrives and then I'll return. 'However, with a word from you and I he will come back. That's all.

From your Father,
from Te Puni

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0675B (13 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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