North-West Territories

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Creator MacDougall, William
Title North-West Territories
Identifier P000509
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
Notes print Broadside: 71 lines.; Type-page, 26.5 x 16.8 cm.
Language English
Media Text
Contributor University of Alberta
Description Signed: "At the Red River in our aforesaid North-West Territories, the first day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, and in the thirty-third year of our reign. By command, J.A.N. Provencher, Secretary." Text: "…Now know ye, that We have seen fit by our royal letters patent…to appoint the Honourable William Macdougall, of the city of Ottawa…to be during our pleasure the Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories…." William MacDougall, still at Pembina, sent this proclamation to Fort Garry with Col. J.S. Dennis. Surreptitiously printed by the "planers process" with type smuggled out of the Nor'-Wester Office by George B. Winship. He was assisted by Patrick G. Laurie. When the printers ran out of lower case "j"s they used inverted "f"s. They printed 300 copies and were probably finished on December 2 or 3, 1869. For facsimile <i>see </i>Bruce Peel, <i>Early printing in the Red River Settlement 1859-1870 </i>, page 12.
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