Letter from Takerei to McLean, 15 Apr 1850
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0674A-10. Object #1032689
Letter informing McLean of intention to sell lands
2 pages written 15 Apr 1850 by Takerei to Sir Donald McLean, related to Wanganui, Waipa District, Whanganui.
A transcription/translation of this document (by E Ma) appears below.
Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
15 Aperira 1850
E hoa, e Makarini,
Tenei taku kupu ki a koe, kua whakaae nga tangata mo te whenua a Ngature me ratou katoa. I rongo ahau i to ratou whakaaetanga, koia ahau ka tuhituhi atu ai ki a koe, kia rongo koe i te whakaaetanga o nga tangata katoa mo te whenua. Heoi ano.
Kua tae mai te pukapuka moku, kia haere ki Waipa ki te hui. Ka tae ahau ka korero maua ko Hikaka, ka whakaae mai ia ka tuhituhi atu ano ahau i te pukapuka, kia rongo koe.
E hoa, e Makarini, e mate ana ahau i te hiakai tupeka, engari mau e homai tetahi tupeka maku, 20, te ki, maku te whakaaro. Heoi ano.
Na to hoa aroha, na
Ki a Te Makarini
English (E Ma)
15 April 1850
This is my message to you, that the people have agreed about the land of Ngature, all of them. I heard their agreement and this is why I write to you, so that you will know of the consent by all the people in respect of the land. That is all.
A letter came to me to go to Waipa, to the meeting. I went and Hikaka and I talked, and he agreed that I write a letter to inform you.
Friend, McLean, I'm dying for some tobacco, so maybe you will give me some, say 20, I suggest. Suffice for now.
From your good friend, from
[Notes following page relate.]
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0674A (10 digitised items)
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