Title: Letter of 16 September 1898 from Archbishop Louis Philippe Adélard Langevin to Father Albert Lacombe, copy in letter-book
Author: Langevin, L. P. A. (Louis Philippe Adélard), 1855-1915
Source: Société historique de Saint-Boniface Archives, Fonds of the Corporation archiépiscopale catholique romaine de Saint-Boniface, Langevin Series, Box 136, fo. 256-7
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September 16th
My dear Father Lacombe,
I really
think that this plan of a French publication
for colonisation, giving us means to sup-
port our schools would produce marvellous
results, and go a long way to bring peace
to the country. The circumstances are most
favourable; the way things are in the rural
districts, we have for the present moment
real Catholic Schools, and one of the strongest
checks against immigration is thus partly
removed. Now is the time to advertise
the country, that it may be better known.
We have no idea how our French Canadians
are prejudiced against these countries. All
those who come are enchanted, and confess
that they never thought it was so good.
No doubt that a news paper giving lots of
useful informations would produce a
strong impression. It could be sent in
the old country and induce many people

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