Letter from Hori Kingi Taumata to McLean, 3 Feb 1849

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0673A-04. Object #1032902

Letter written from Manawapou informing McLean of dissention in the Maori community

2 pages written 3 Feb 1849 by Hori Kingi Taumata in Manawapou to Sir Donald McLean, related to Hori Kingi, Taranaki (Taranaki Iwi).

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

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

3 Pepuere 1849

Haere ra, e taku pukapuka, ki toku hoa aroha.

E hoa, e Te Makarini,

Ka nui toku aroha ki a koe. Kia rongo mai koe ki taku kupu. Kei whakarongo koe ki nga korero a Ikaripa, he pono ranei ana kupu, kahore ranei, no te mea koia anake te kaha ana ki tona tikanga. Tena ko te tokomaha kua hoki haere te whakaaro ki muri, ki te kahore. Kia rongo koe, kei roto i te tokomaha te panga o taku kupu; ki te whakaae ratou kei reira hoki au ka whakaae. Heoti ano.

Hori Kingi Taumata

English (E Ma)

3 February 1849

Go off, my letter, to my good friend.

Friend, McLean,

I have great affection for you. Listen to what I have to say. Don't listen to Ikaripa's talk, whether his words are true or not, for he only keeps to his own law. But the majority have gone back to their previous thinking, to the contrary. Listen, what I would say is affected by the majority; if they agree then I also will agree. That is all.

Hori Kingi Taumata

Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0673A (10 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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