Letter from Matiu Matai to McLean, 28 Jul 1848
Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0672C-04. Object #1032861
Letter regarding the exchange of goods perhaps for land
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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)
18 Hurae 1848
E hoa, e Te Makarini,
Tenei ano taku kupu ki a koe. Ka tae mai te tangata nona te kakahu ka taua ki au, he[i?] te hoatu ki a koe. Engari me homai e koe te moni ki te pirihi, kotahi pauna e rima hereni.
Tenei hoki tetehi, ko te toki i kite nei koe, me homai e koe te moni, tene hereni, e rima, he toki pai tenei mou. Ma te pirihi e tango mai, ma tetehi tangata e tango atu ki a koe.
na Matiu Matai
English (E Ma)
18 July 1848
This is my message to you. The man came whose cloak I had settled on to give to you. But you must give the money to the policeman, £1.5s.
Another thing, the adze that you saw here, give me the money for it, ten shillings and five [pence]; this would be a good adze for you. The policeman can bring [the money] to me, and another person take [the axe] to you.
from Matiu Matai
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0672C (14 digitised items)
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