Letter from Rongo to McLean, 14 Sep 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672C-13. Object #1032511

Letter of support to McLean

2 pages written 14 Sep 1848 by Tu Patea Te Rongo to Sir Donald McLean, related to Taranaki Region, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

14 Hepetema 1848


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tenei ano taku kupu atu ki a koe, e mea ana ka whakaaro mai koe ki taku pukapuka, he mea nau nou te tikanga i haere ai au ki te kawe i nga pukapuka o Te Wepita raua ko Kapene Kingi.

E hoa, e Te Makarini, kei te whakaaro tonu au ki to taua korero i Te Henui. I taku taenga atu ki te korero ki a koe, e mea nau me utu mai e koe ki au ki nga moni moku. Hoi, me whakaae mai koe ki tenei.


Na tou tamaiti haroha,
na Rongo

English (E Ma)

14 September 1848


Friend, McLean,

My message again to you is that when considering my letter, you said that you would decide about my having gone to fetch the documents of Webster and Captain King.

Friend, McLean, I am still thinking about our talk at Te Henui. When I went to talk to you, you said that you would pay me the money owed me. And so, you should agree to this.


From your loving son,
from Rongo

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English (E Ma)


[Note following] 'Sept.14 1848. Rongo. Wishing to be remembered for services rendered to Capt. Smith.'

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

14 Hepetema 1848


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tenei ano taku kupu atu ki a koe, e mea ana ka whakaaro mai koe ki taku pukapuka, he mea nau nou te tikanga i haere ai au ki te kawe i nga pukapuka o Te Wepita raua ko Kapene Kingi.

E hoa, e Te Makarini, kei te whakaaro tonu au ki to taua korero i Te Henui. I taku taenga atu ki te korero ki a koe, e mea nau me utu mai e koe ki au ki nga moni moku. Hoi, me whakaae mai koe ki tenei.


Na tou tamaiti haroha,
na Rongo

English (E Ma)

14 September 1848


Friend, McLean,

My message again to you is that when considering my letter, you said that you would decide about my having gone to fetch the documents of Webster and Captain King.

Friend, McLean, I am still thinking about our talk at Te Henui. When I went to talk to you, you said that you would pay me the money owed me. And so, you should agree to this.


From your loving son,
from Rongo

[Note following] 'Sept.14 1848. Rongo. Wishing to be remembered for services rendered to Capt. Smith.'

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672C (14 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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