Title: Letter of 23 January 1872 from Alexandre Antonin Taché to John A. Macdonald
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 Ta3993-3996
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because the intended scheme seems to me,
unfair to Governor Archibald, unjust to our
people and unpolitical to yourselves.
The half breeds have been promised the distribution
of their lands, in such a way as to
please them, and they expect fairness on that
point. The scheme proposed by Mr. McMicken
is entirely opposed to their wishes and interests,
so much so that if adopted by the government
they will feel frustrated in their expectations,
deceived by the Government, and a feeling of
uneasiness would prevail to a large extent.
An order in Council of the 25th of April
last states that the Lieutenant Governor will
choose Townships or parts of Townships, in
which the grants to the Half Breeds shall be
allotted. This official document in hands
and in face of the prevailing uneasiness and
excitement, Governor Archibald thought
proper to make the selection in order to please
the Half Breed. I am entirely satisfied that he acted
wisely and in the interests of the Canadian Government,
as well as the Province of Manitoba, and
no doubt he and we would feel very much
the adoption of a scheme which would be

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