Journals of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada Volume 8

Journals of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: quieting their men, _deolaring that they never " would be the first to shed blood. This moderation is the more worthy of praise, from the " fact that probably net a single man of Captain Boulton's party would have escaped. It " was at four in the morning, when the men were benumbed by the intense cold, after a " march'of several hours; besides they were not prepared to offer immediate resistance, for " they thought to pass by unnoticed. On tlie other hand, Doctor Schultz was coming up " the Tied Paver from its month, mising the Indian population, the Swampers and " English half-breeds. They were asked to come forward not to fight, but to arm themselves " in order to rescue the prisoners. " The junction of these two armed bodies took place near the Scoteh Church at Kil-" donan. The Scotch refused to take part in this movement, which fact at the outset cast " a damper on it. " The plan of the leaders, whose followers mustered some hundred men, was, it is " said, to take possession of the Palace of the Bishop (of St. Boniface) and of the Cathedral, " and from thence attack Fort Garry. The party also relied on the aid of some French Cana-" dian half-breeds, who were to gather at a certain point and, thence proceed to devastate the " properties (aiul in fact, it is said, to assault the; families of the soldiers of the Provisional " Government, ) in order to compel them to disband for the protection of their homes. TJlis " latter movement did not take place. These events occurred on the days of the 14th " 15th and IGth February, at a time when we in Ottawa believed that everything was " settling down. This mud project had the effect of strengthening the Provisional Govern-" ment. Very nearly all the French hitherto opposed to that Government, and who...
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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664957
  • 9781236664952