| THE MESSENGER.
TE KARERE MAORI.
VOL. VII.] AUCKLAND, DECEMBER 15, I860.AKARANA, TIHEMA 15, 1860. [No. 19.
WE have much pleasure in giving publicity to the following testimonial presented to Captain Norman, of H. M. Steam Ship " Victoria," by the Chiefs whom he brought up from the South to attend the late Conference.
It must be highly gratifying both to the Captain and to the Surgeon of the ship to find that their kind at- tentions have been justly appreciated and are thus gratefully acknow- ledged:
July 5, I860. 0 father, the Captain of this fine steamer "Victoria." This is our expression of thanks to you for your great kindness to us. Our regard for you is very great and you will never be forgotten by us. Your Sur- geon also. we shall always bear in remem- brance, on account of his great attention to us while suffering under severe sickness. Our love to you and to all your Pakehas is very great.
Farewell in this your ship. May our God protect you.
From us from the Chiefs of the South passengers to Auckland. From
Tamihana Te Rauparaha Matene Te Whiwhi,
E ARONUI ana matou ki te pukapuka e mau nei kia panuitia ki te " Ka- rere;" ara, he pukapuka ia ki a Ka- pene Nomana, te rangatira o " Wiki- toria," tima manuwao, na nga ranga- tira Maori o runga, i utaina mai e ia ki konei, ki te Runanga.
Heoi, ka waiho ia hei manawa- rekatanga mo taua Kapene; mo te takuta hoki o te tima, he whakaho- kinga a roha iana mo ta raua atawhai pai, tiaki marire hoki i aua tangata.
Kaipuke Tima, Hurae 5, 1860.
E pa, e te rangatira o te tima pai nei o " Wikitoria,"
Tenei ta matou kupu aroha iho ki a koe, mo to atawhai pai i a matou. He nui to matou aroha ki a koe. E kure e wareware koe i a matou. Me to takuta hoki, ka ma- hara tonu matou ki a ia, mo tona mahi tirotiro i a matou e mate nei, i tenei mate kino. E aroha ana matou ki a koutou ko o Pakeha katoa.
Hei konei i to kaipuke. Ma to tatou Atua koe e tiaki.
Ka matou na nga rangatira o to pito ki to Tonga utaina nei Akarana.
Na Tamihana Te Rauparaha, Na Matene Te Whiwhi, Na Hukiki, x