Letter from Pairoroku to Te Whatanui, 28 Sep 1853

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0677B-10. Object #1032743

Letter written from Otaki. Sent on to McLean with a note from Te Watanui?

3 pages written 28 Sep 1853 by Pairoroku in Otaki to Kipa Te Whatanui and Sir Donald McLean in Muhunoa, related to Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa.

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Otaki
28 Hepetema 1853


Ki Muhunoa[?], ki a Te Watanui

E hoa,

Tena koe. E tama, (ka) kua tae atu ta matou pukapuka ki a Te Rotu kia haere mai i te Paraire. Ko te rangi hoki tenei i rite i a tatou hei korerotanga, i whakaae ai hoki korua. No korua te he, kihai i haere ki toku whare i to korua hokinga, ki te ki mai kaore korua e hoki mai. Heoti, ko tenei, haere mai i tenei rangi ano mo te ahiahi ka korero. Heoti ano.



Na Pairorokua

Ki a Te Makarini

E hoa, e Ma, tenei ano ahau kei te tohe noa ki aku moni i a Te Watanui, tekau ma waru pauna i roto i takoto ai i a ia, 1847. He kuao hoiho te utu, kaore ano te matua hei putanga mai mo te kuao, hei utu mea ana ahau me moni he utu £18.

English (E Ma)

Otaki
28 September 1853


To Muhunoa[?], to Te Watanui

Friend,

Greetings. Young man, our letter has got to Te Rotu about coming here on Friday. This was the day that was arranged for our talk, and you two agreed. You are in the wrong because you did not come to my house on your return to say that you two would not come back. However, come today for a discussion in the afternoon. That's all.



From Pairorokua

To McLean

Friend, Ma, I am still arguing for my money from Te Watanui, £18, that he has had [since?] 1847. A foal should have been the payment, but there has been no horse to produce the foal, and I say he should pay in money with £18.

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0677B (23 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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