A Letter to the Earl of Liverpool [Relating to the North-West Company's Attack Upon the Red River Settlement] Accompanied by a Correspondence [Of J. Halkett] with the Colonial Department on the Subject of the Settlement. [With] Appendix

A Letter to the Earl of Liverpool [Relating to the North-West Company's Attack Upon the Red River Settlement] Accompanied by a Correspondence [Of J. Halkett] with the Colonial Department on the Subject of the Settlement. [With] Appendix

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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. 1819 edition. Excerpt: ...Lord Selkirk, and the other gentlemen, by a Dr. Mitchell of Drummond's Island (of whom mention is made in my letter to your Lordship of the 31st July, 1817), on a charge of having committed a riot at Fort William, forcibly entering the gates, putting the inhabitants in fear of their lives, &c. &c. The original, warrant which Mitchell had issued was produced, but neither the information upon which it had been granted, nor the person by whom the charge had been laid. The Solicitor-General, however, having stated, that he had witnesses following him from York, who would support the charge, and whom he expected at Sandwich that evening, --the Court adjourned.-On the following day, about the time when the Court was to be resumed, the Solicitor-General proposed to Lord Selkirk, that instead of proceeding with the examinations before so numerous a Bench, they should be taken privately before two or three Magistrates. He added, that unless this proposition was agreed to, he would have the parties arrested a-new, and taken before a Magistrate of his own choosing. Lord Selkirk replied, that it was immaterial to him before whom the examinations should proceed, and that the matter must rest with the Magistrates. Mr. Boulton then proceeded to the Court-House, where he made the same proposition; but the Magistrates considered it as improper, and accordingly rejected it. Lord Selkirk, Captain D'Orsonnens, and Mr. Allan, were then sent for, that the examinations might go on; but Mitchell's warrant having been left, at the adjournment of the Court, in the custody of Robertson the constable, the attendance of that person was previously required. He refused to come, and Mr. Boulton, who, on the rejection of his proposal, had left the Court-House, also...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531108
  • 9781236531100