Letter from McLean to Tako, 18 Jun 1845

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669A-15. Object #1032628

Letter to Te Tako assuring him of his allegiance

2 pages written 18 Jun 1845 by Sir Donald McLean to Wiremu Tako Ngatata, related to Wellington Region, Taranaki Region, Te Ati Awa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)


[Note at top] 'Copy'
18 Hune 1845


E hoa, e Tako,

E pai rawa ana hoki au ki au korero, ki au whakaaro katoa. E hari ana toku ngakau ki a koe, ka tae mai ki tenei whenua kia kite koe i nga tangata Maori i nga Pakeha o konei. E aroha ana ranei

English (E Ma)


[Note at top] 'Copy'
18 June 1845


Friend, Tako,

I indeed agree with what you say and with all your views. My heart rejoices that you came to this part of the land to see the Maori and Pakeha here. Are the people of

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

nga tangata kainga ki a koe, kahore ranei?

Tenei tetahi kai hei oranga ma koutou ko o hoa, ko Te Waka me etahi o nga tangata noho pai ana, noho aroha ana ki a matou, ki nga Pakeha.


Na to hoa, na
Makarini

English (E Ma)

the settlements respecting you or not?

Here is some food to sustain you and your friends, Te Waka and other people who are living peacefully, and living with respect for us, for the Pakeha.


From your friend, from
McLean

Te Reo Maori (E Ma)


[Note at top] 'Copy'
18 Hune 1845


E hoa, e Tako,

E pai rawa ana hoki au ki au korero, ki au whakaaro katoa. E hari ana toku ngakau ki a koe, ka tae mai ki tenei whenua kia kite koe i nga tangata Maori i nga Pakeha o konei. E aroha ana ranei nga tangata kainga ki a koe, kahore ranei?

Tenei tetahi kai hei oranga ma koutou ko o hoa, ko Te Waka me etahi o nga tangata noho pai ana, noho aroha ana ki a matou, ki nga Pakeha.


Na to hoa, na
Makarini

English (E Ma)


[Note at top] 'Copy'
18 June 1845


Friend, Tako,

I indeed agree with what you say and with all your views. My heart rejoices that you came to this part of the land to see the Maori and Pakeha here. Are the people of the settlements respecting you or not?

Here is some food to sustain you and your friends, Te Waka and other people who are living peacefully, and living with respect for us, for the Pakeha.


From your friend, from
McLean

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0669A (16 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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