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Riel, Louis (1844-1885) [détails]. [Letter] 1869 Dec. 14, Fort Garry [to] Eustache Prudhomme, Montreal. 1869.
Description matérielle : [4] p.; 23 cm.
Langue : français
A previously unrecorded autograph letter of Louis Riel, written at a most important juncture of the first Red River Rebellion, a mere seven days after Riel?s band of Metis rebels had captured Dr. Schultz and his party at Fort Garry and imprisoned them, and just six days after the publication of the famous Declaration of the Inhabitants of Rupert?s Land. At this time, Riel was in complete command of Fort Garry, and control of the Red River Settlement was in the hands of the Provisional Government of Rupert?s Land. In the letter, written to long time friend, Eustache Prudhomme, 1845-1927, a Montreal notary and poet, Riel is exuberant.
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