To the loyal inhabitants of Manitoba

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Creator Wolseley, Garnet Joseph 1st viscount
Title To the loyal inhabitants of Manitoba
Identifier P000612
Subject Rebellions and Regimental Histories--Red River Rebellion
Canada--Military history
Red River Rebellion, 1869-70
Rouge, Rébellion de la rivière, 1869-1870
Notes print Broadside .; 31.5 x 25 cm.
Language English
Media Text
Contributor University of Alberta
Description Text in double columns. Printed July 21, 1870. English text, 29 lines; French text, 35 lines; common text, 1 line. According to Alexander Begg, this proclamation was issued and published by Riel and the printing superintended personally by him during the last night at the New Nation office. The proclamation assured the inhabitants that the purpose of the militia force was to "secure Her Majesty's sovereign authority…The strictest order and discipline will be maintained and private property will be carefully respected. All supplies furnished by the Inhabitants to the Troops will be duly paid for, should any one consider himself injured by an individual attached to the force, his grievence [sic] shall be promptly enquired into." For facsimile <i>see </i>Bruce Peel, <i>Early printing in the Red River Settlement 1859-1870 </i>, page 36.
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