Letter from Te Manihera to McLean, 13 Jul 1853

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0677A-17. Object #1032451

2 pages written 13 Jul 1853 by Te Manihera Te Rangi-taka-i-waho and Horomana Te Atua in Oterongo to Sir Donald McLean, related to Ngati Kahungunu.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

13 Hurae 1853

E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tena koe. Nui pu toku aroha atu ki a koe i roto i enei taima e he a[i?]. E Makarini, he aroha tenei noku ki a koe mo a taua korero i korero ai taua i mua i nga korero mo Oterango. Kia rongo mai koe inaianei. Ka apitia ano e ahau a taua korero tuatahi ki tenei pukapuka aku mou, ko te rua tenei [o] oku panga atu ki a koe he utu whenua.

Tenei pukapuka a matou ki a koe, kia homai e koe nga utu ki a matou inaianei. Kaua e kumea e koe kia roa, engari tukua tatatia mai ki a matou nga utu. Ki te pakeke koe, ka tukua e matou ki tetehi Pakeha ki a Teone Parani. Heoti ano.

Na Horomana, na Te Teira, na Te Manihera

English (E Ma)

13 July 1853

Friend, McLean,

Greetings. I have great affection for you indeed in these troubled[?] times. McLean, I am feeling for you in respect of the talk you and I had before at the discussions about Oterango. But hear me now. I attach [an account of] our first discussion to this letter of mine to you; this is the second of my appeals to you about payment for land.

This letter of ours to you is to [ask] you to give us the payments now. Don't drag it on, but release them at once to us. If you hold out, we will give [the land] to a Pakeha, to John Parani [Brand?]. That is all.

From Horomana, Te Teira, Te Manihera

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0677A (23 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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