Letter from Poata to McLean, 22 Jul 1850

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674C-10. Object #1032361

Letter regarding land agreements

2 pages written 22 Jul 1850 by Poaha Tamaiakina in Patea to Sir Donald McLean, related to Nga Rauru.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

22 Hurae 1850

Haere ra, e taku pukapuka, ki a Te Makarini.

E hoa,

Katahi au ka whakaae ki to tikanga, katahi au ka whakaae ki to tikanga i nga taima i mua, ka mea koe kia rite ka tuhituhi mai ki a koe. Kua whakaae au ko Paora hei kaitiaki mo Tai[?], kua whakaae ia. Ka mea au kia kotahi pauna mo te marama kotahi, no te mea he nui to koutou tohe ia tau ia tau. Koia au i mea ai kia kotahi pauna mo te marama kotahi.

Naku tena pukapuka, na tou hoa aroha, na
Ki a Makarini

English (E Ma)

22 July 1850

Go off, my letter, to McLean.


Now I agree with your proposal. I agree to your proposal from an earlier time, when you said to me that when ready I should write to you. I have agreed to Paora as guardian for Tai[?], and he has agreed. I suggest £1 for one month. It is because of your great insistence each year that I say £1 for one month.

The letter is from me, from your good friend, from
To McLean

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674C (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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