Piripi Matewha To Mr. Halse, Auckland.
Friend Mr. Halse,—
Salutations to you. The tribes have assembled at the Peria meeting. William Thompson's idea being to get all the intelligent men together to have the benefit of their collective wisdom. This is the object of the meeting. As soon as it is concluded, I will send yon a letter. Enough upon that. This is another word of mine to you; it is in reference to my friend whom I am sending with this letter. I wish him to gather any news that there may be there (in Auckland), for our information here. If there is any korero there, tell it to him, and do not let him want for food. I wish to ask you also if Maka Winiata has called upon you. If he has, let us know what was said. This is all.
From Piripi Matewha.