Letter from Hori Taumata to McLean, 28 May 1852

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0676C-13. Object #1032527

2 pages written 28 May 1852 by Hori Kingi Taumata to Sir Donald McLean, related to Manawapou, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

28 Mei 1852

E hoa, e Makarini,

Tena ra ko koe. E hoa, e whakaae ana ahau ki tau pukapuka no te mea ka tae mai ki au hari rawa toku ngakau. Waihoki, kia pai mai koe ki taku kupu, kia nukuhia ake nga mea moku, ta te mea kahore ano ahau i eke noa ki runga ki nga he o te ao. Ko taku mahi he whakakahore tonu i nga mea he, i nga tikanga kino o te ao, no konei au ka mea hei mahi tonu tenei maku ki nga Pakeha, ki nga Maori. Otira, haunga o nga Pakeha, otira o nga Maori, whakaae mai koe ki taku kupu kia nukuhia ake nga mea moku, £4[?], no roto o te tau kotahi. Heoi ano, ka mutu.

Na Hori Taumata

English (E Ma)

28 May 1852

Friend, McLean,

Greetings to you. Friend, I agree with your letter for when it arrived I was very happy. Now similarly, agree with what I ask, that the things for me be increased because I have never done wrong in the world. I have continued to reject the bad habits and wrong behaviours of the world, and so I suggest that this work of mine continue for Pakeha and Maori. But despite the Pakeha and Maori, do agree to my suggestion to increase the amounts, £4[?], for me for the year. That's all, the end of this.

From Hori Taumata

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0676C (28 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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