Title: Letter of 17 May 1870 from Alexandre Antonin Taché to Joseph Howe
Author: Taché, Alexandre A. (Alexandre Antonin), 1823-1894
Source: Société historique de Saint-Boniface Archives, Fonds of the Corporation archiépiscopale catholique romaine de Saint-Boniface, Taché Series Ta3970
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Transcription

Notwithstanding that uneasiness and all the noise
of the Press, peace and quietness continue to pre-
vail, and I have no doubt that fair and peaceable
arrangements will meet with universal satisfac-
tion. I am sorry to say that a contra-
ry feeling is experienced by the population at large,
both English and French, when they compare the
arrestation of all sorts, conferred on some in-
dividuals who are rather notorious characters
in this country. I perfectly understand the diffi-
culties which heretofore surrounded the govern-
ment about the North West question, but it is
not easy to make the people comprehend that
men who undoubtedly and mischeviously, have
brought the country to the brim of destruction,
are now considered and treated as heroes,
loyalists, true champions of the Canadian
Cause, and deserving all praise and regard.
Allow me to mention another cuase of
surprise amongst us: The report of Mr. Smith
charges the Revd. Father Lestanc, with a heavy
reasponsibility. I am very sorry that the efforts
made by Father Lestanc to save the verly life
of Mr. Smith, have determined this gentlman

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