Declaration des habitants de la Terre de Rupert et du nord' [sic] ouest

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Creator Assiniboia. Provisional government, 1869-1870
Bruce, John
Riel, Louis
Title Declaration des habitants de la Terre de Rupert et du nord' [sic] ouest
Identifier P000490
Subject Rebellions and Regimental Histories--Red River Rebellion
Prairie Provinces--Politics and government
Red River Rebellion, 1869-70
Rouge, Rébellion de la rivière, 1869-1870
1869
Notes print Broadside: 68 lines.; Type-page, 25.3 x 11.1 cm.
Language French
Media Text
Contributor University of Alberta
Description For English version, <i>see </i>Peel <xref>491</xref>. This broadside proclaimed the establishment of a provisional government. Two preliminary drafts were printed. Col. Dennis at Lower Fort Garry recorded in his diary for the evening of December 7 that Mr William Coldwell had arrived from Fort Garry with a copy of a draft: "Mr Caldwell [sic] said that he had been forced to print it, that the French were not satisfied to keep his press from him but in addition, forced him to work for them by threats of armed men, who were placed in possession." For facsimile <i>see </i>Bruce Peel, <i>Early printing in the Red River Settlement 1859-1870 </i>, page 22.
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