Letter from Matiu Matia to McLean, 4 Oct 1848

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672D-04. Object #1032619

Letter written from Manawapou regarding a purchase agreement

2 pages written 4 Oct 1848 by Matiu Whata in Manawapou to Sir Donald McLean, related to Matiu, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Manawapou
4 Oketopa 1848


E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Tenei ano taku kupu ki a koe. Ko te toki tena i ki iho ai koe ki au, kia hanga he kakau, engari mau te whakaaro ki te utu he moni. E hoa, e ngawari ana taku tikanga, tene hereni e rima. Ki te pai koe me moni, e pai ana, ki te mea e pai koe me kakahu e pai ana. Heoi ano.


Naku,
na Matiu

English (E Ma)

Manawapou
4 October 1848


Friend, McLean,

My message to you is this. The axe which you said was for me, should have a handle made for it, but it is for you to decide about the money to pay for it. Friend, I would make it easy, ten shillings and five [pence]. If you agree to the money, good, if you say that it be clothes, all right. That's all.


From me,
from Matiu

[Note following summarises.]

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672D (11 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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