Title: Letter of 30 December 1891 from Joachim Allard to Alexandre Antonin Taché
Author: Allard, Joachim, 1838-1917
Source: Société historique de Saint-Boniface Archives, Fonds of the Corporation archiépiscopale catholique romaine de Saint-Boniface, Taché Series, T46154-T46156
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perhaps be instructed with the object of their visit any message the
and convey the same to His Grace message and transmit the answer. Then Mr.
Greenway told me that he has been called to
form a new Government which he was intending
to strenghten in taking in one of the French
M. P. P. who ever His Grace could be agreeable
to His Grace, that he, Mr. Greenway, was quite willing
as I distinctly remember, to guarantee that the separate
schools and the official use of the French language will
remain undisturbed as well as the French electoral division.
Mr. Greeway then volunteered to come back for an
answer, I told him that I cold avoid him that trouble
and go myself to Winnipeg after I would have seen
the Archbishop. It was agreed that I would meet Mr.
Greenway at 9 o'clock on the following morning at Mr.
Alloway's office on Main St. Winnipeg. The 2 visitors then left the
I went to His Grace's apartments to report to him
as I had been told. His Grace was in his bed suffering with
a severe attack of his illness. The Rev. Father Ritchot, P. P.
of St. Norbert was at his bedside. The Rev. Gentleman
Father, Dean of the Secular Clergy being on of His Grace's
advisor, I was asked to deliver my message in his
His Grace listened very attentively to all that was said,
expressed his pleasure of the good will shown by
the one who was to be our new Premier affirmed said that
he had no reason to oppose and administration
as long as it does not encroach with our religious
and other acquired rights and that owing to the
declaration made by Mr. Greenway he would do nothing
against his administration and
The next moring, as it was agreed I met
Mr. Greenway at Mr. Alloway's office in Winnipeg and gave him the

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