Title: Letter of 16 February 1870 from John A. Macdonald to Alexandre Antonin Taché
Author: Macdonald, John A. (John Alexander), 1815-1891
Source: Société historique de Saint-Boniface Archives, Fonds of the Corporation archiépiscopale catholique romaine de Saint-Boniface, Taché Series T7142-146
Page 1 of 5


No. 6 T74142
Department of Justice
Ottawa Canada
February 16th 1870
My dear Lord
Before you leave Ottawa
on your mission of peace I think
it well to reduce to writing the
substance of the conversation I had
the honor to have with you this
morning. I mark this
letter private in order that it
may not be made public
document to be called for by
Parliament prematurely, but you
are quite at liberty to use it in
such manner as you think
most advantageous.
I hope that you arrive
at Fort Garry, the insurgents, after
the explanations that have been
entered into by Thibault
DeSalaberry and Smith, will have
laid down their arms and allowed

Digital Resources on Manitoba History