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Red River Rebellion
The cause of it: In a series of letters to the British Government on the importance of opening the overland route through Rupert's America from Canada to British Columbia, for the introduction of means for the administration of justice therein, the promotion of emigration, and earnest appeals to stop bloodshed in the Red River Settlement, by extending righteous rule to that country
Corbett, Griffith Owen (fl.1851-1904.)
fl.1851-1904. From England as medical missionary for Colonial and Continental Church Society, 1851; at Red River, 1852-1855; built Headingley Church, 1854; appeared before Select Committee on HBC in England, 1857; one of party of five who made exploratory trip southeast as far as Lake of the Woods to test practicability of road between Red River and Lake Superior; brought to trial for his relationship with a maid, sentenced to 6 months, escaped from jail, and fled from region and family, 1863; returned to England, 1864; held many short-term appointments as a curate; listed in Crockford's as late as 1904; wife and family remained in Red River Settlement (Hargrave, Red River).