Titre: Letter of 17 May 1870 from Alexandre Antonin Taché to Joseph Howe
Auteur: 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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to take the responsibility of such mighty ac-
cusations. The desire not to throw any dif-
ficulty in the way of settlement determines
us to bear silently before the public, any amount
of abuse, keeping for quieter times, the vindication
of our own honor. So, if I take the liberty
to mention our names of the present, only to
the Government and merely to remove what
migth be at once a difficulty in the way. Revd.
Father Lestanc had never any share in the leader-
ship mentioned by Mr. Smith except when
human life was at stake, it is naturally pain-
ful to him to see a public charge laid by
one who is largely indebted to him for the
very preservation of his existence. I hope
Mr. Smith acted in good faith, but the igno-
rance of the country and of the people has de-
ceived him. I remember what you told me
in Ottawa about the cautiousness of our people
to avoid bloodshed; more information will prove
how to explain that astonishing fact
here up to the 4th of March, "a dry revolution".
I observed in the answer of Sir George Cartier
to the Parliament that no communication form
me had reached the Government, I am sure
very preservation of his existence. I hope
Mr. Smith acted in good faith, but

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