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Papers Relative to the Native Meeting Held at Peria, in October, 1862

Translation. — Pineaha Wharekowhai To His Excellency The Governor

Pineaha Wharekowhai To His Excellency The Governor.

Auckland, November 14,1862.


Salutations to you, the father of works. Hearken: we went to Peria to listen to the korero but it was not straight. The Bishop has all the korero, enough upon that.

Taraia and I are coming to Auckland soon. Enough.

This is another word of mine to you. The workmen are working, and are thinking at the same time about being paid, I mean for my work.

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We are now going to have our mill built. Rire (? Reed) is the pakeha (millwright), and do you also find a skilful pakeha at once for this mill.

Pineaha Wharekowhai,
Native Assessor

To the Governor,