Letter from Raniera Te Iho to George Grey (with translation), 4 Dec 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672F-04. Object #1032386

Letter written from Turanganui with contemporary translation regarding discussions on the sale of land

4 pages written 4 Dec 1848 by Raniera Te Iho in Wairarapa to Sir George Grey in Port Nicholson, related to Raniera Te Iho, Wellington Region, Ngati Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi), Te Ati Awa.

A transcription/translation of this document (by 19th C) appears below.

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English (19th C)


Translation
Dec 4th 1848


To. Port Nicholson - to Governor Grey

We the people who are friendly disposed, desire that you would come. Friend it remains with you to send back Mr Kemp to hear the saying of the people who are backward [?] to part with the land. Not us we are one - we have made a public declaration before Mr Kemp and [?] Bele [?]. The thing now remains with you - if it is agreeable to yourself come - if not send Mr Kemp - this is the great assembling of the Natives at Turanganui united with us the people who have consented to give up the Wairarapa.


S [?]
Raniera te Iho

His Excellency The [illegible] Chief [?]

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)





English (19th C)


Translation
Dec 4th 1848


To. Port Nicholson - to Governor Grey

We the people who are friendly disposed, desire that you would come. Friend it remains with you to send back Mr Kemp to hear the saying of the people who are backward [?] to part with the land. Not us we are one - we have made a public declaration before Mr Kemp and [?] Bele [?]. The thing now remains with you - if it is agreeable to yourself come - if not send Mr Kemp - this is the great assembling of the Natives at Turanganui united with us the people who have consented to give up the Wairarapa.


S [?]
Raniera te Iho

His Excellency The [illegible] Chief [?]

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672F (9 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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