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By John Wilson

John Franklin explored and charted Canada's arctic seacoast in 1819-1822, 1825-27, and 1845. at the first excursion he approximately starved and at the 3rd he died. None of his males survived the 3rd day trip, however the look for clues to their destiny helped open up the North and his celebrated Canadian tune and tales.

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The excitement culminated in the appointment of a committee by the Imperial Parliament, the results of which are embodied in the Blue Book of 1857. In a general sketch such as this, it is unnecessary to enter into a statement of the details of the struggle. The Hudson's Bay Company wisely discerned the signs of the times, made excellent terms with the Government, and has now in a wholehearted and earnest way thrown in its lot with the country, and become one of the strongest forces in its development.

Daylight was just gone as we reached Georgetown. The prairie all — 44 — The Abortive Fenian Raid on Manitoba around seemed to be lighted up with a lurid conflagration at once to us, strangers to prairie life, as grandly imposing and dread inspiring. We had hardly freed ourselves from the coach when Mr. Wyllie was accosted by Mr. Pearson, father of Harry and Alfred Pearson, since well known as good citizens of our good city. He addressed Wylie in a very excited manner and asked him if Mr. McMicken was one of the passengers, Wylie hesitated and answered evasively, owing to the injunction of secrecy respecting my name, as it might bring danger to the whole party.

He said there was every reason to apprehend a rising; that he was doing what he could to operate on them through Fathers Dugas and Ritchot, but they insisted as a condition that he would give them a satisfactory assurance that the promise -51 — GILBERT MCMICKEN of a full amnesty would be fulfilled at once. Without this they could exercise no influence upon their people; that Riel had their hearts and he would not yield unless the amnesty was granted forthwith. After some discussion upon the state of affairs, Mr.

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