Letter from Raharuhi Rukupo to McLean, 13 Jun 1851
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0675E-8. Object #1032561
Letter written from Turanga
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
kia korerotia te kuri a i Pe[?] i tikina tauatia i Ngati Manu. I te korero ano ahau ki a Te Kepa, me korero marie, ka kaha nga Pakeha. Kati ka tatari atu ki a koe. Kaore tera kia pai mai ki taku.
E hoa, utua mai taku, kia tika mai tau utu. E hoa, kei te mahi pouri ahau i te kore kai whakamana mo taku. E ta, ko koe tonu hai utu mo taku pukapuka. Kia horo mai koe, kia rokohia mai ai e koe nga mea a nga Pakeha e toe ana. Ka nui te kino, ka nui. Kia horo mai te utu mai, kia horo.
Ki a Te Makarini Kei Heretaunga
English (E Ma)
Pe's [?] dog, taken by a Ngati Maru war party, has not been mentioned. I spoke again to Te Kepa about speaking peacefully and supporting the Pakeha. Well, I'm waiting for you. He does not agree with me.
Friend, reply to me, direct your reply to me. Friend, I am working unhappily as I have no one to support me. Sir, only you can answer my letter. Be quick so that you can do something about these matters of the Pakeha that remain. The trouble is very bad, very bad. Be quick to reply to me, be quick.
To McLean At Heretaunga
[Note following] 'Turanga. June 13 1851. Raharuhi Rukupo. Wants payment for pasturage of Europeans cattle.'
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