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The Red River Expedition

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Lato adviccs infurm us that th Canadian Red River expcdition lud ar rivc-d at the Lako of ttie Woods, anc were slowly making thoir way to For Garry. Of the ninety miles of roa remuining to be cut tbrough the wilder ness, between the Lake of the Wood and L:ke Winncpeg, cearly lialf ha( been ciada by the Canadian troops, an Riel, the late insargent leader, had sent out men to assisl in opening the way. An aid of Colonel G, J. Wolaely, commauding ihe Red River furces, had reaehod Eiel's headquarters, and with his 8anction had issued a proclamalion, declaring tliat tlio sole objoct of sending troopa out to Manitoba was to secure iho sovereign authority of Queen Victoria, and that their misíion was one of peace. Riel had also proclairaed the peaoeful settlcment of all political differeoces, and holds himself ready to surrendcr the power iuto the hands of Col. Wolsely. Brighsm Young expsriencos a jeaning delire to miiiry the whole Lydia Thompson troupe.


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Michigan Argus