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"Wild rumours" telegram, March 29, 1885
"Wild rumours" telegram, March 29, 1885
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Riel Rebellion Telegrams fonds

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Series 1 Scanned Document Telegrams 1 through 49. -- March 2-28, 1885
Series 2 Scanned Document Telegrams 50 through 99. -- March 28-30, 1885
Series 3 Scanned Document Telegrams 100 through 149. -- March 30-31, 1885
Series 4 Scanned Document Telegrams 150 through 199. -- March 31, 1885
Series 5 Scanned Document Telegrams 200 through 249. -- March 31-April 1, 1885
Series 6 Scanned Document Telegrams 250 through 299. -- April 1-2. 1885
Series 7 Scanned Document Telegrams 300 through 349. -- April 2-3, 1885
Series 8 Scanned Document Telegrams 350 through 399. -- April 3-4, 1885
Series 9 Scanned Document Telegrams 400 through 449. -- April 4-6, 1885
Series 10 Scanned Document Telegrams 450 through 499. -- April 6-8, 1885
Series 11 Scanned Document Telegrams 500 through 549. -- April 8-9, 1885
Series 12 Scanned Document Telegrams 550 through 599. -- April 9-11, 1885
Series 13 Scanned Document Telegrams 600 through 649. -- April 11-13, 1885
Series 14 Scanned Document Telegrams 650 through 699. -- April 13-14, 1885
Series 15 Scanned Document Telegrams 700 through 749. -- April 14-16, 1885
Series 16 Scanned Document Telegrams 750 through 804. -- April 16-18, 1885

Inventory

Series 1 Telegrams 1 through 49. -- March 2, March 21-28, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  March 2, 1885
M-2286-1 W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to John M. Egan, Winnipeg re daily train service to Moose Jaw
  March 21, 1885
M-2286-2 B.S. Jenkins, Qu'Appelle to John M. Egan, Winnipeg re rebels taking prisoners on government line.
M-2286-3 E.W. Warner to B.S. Jenkins, Qu'Apelle re rebels gathering
  March 22, 1885
M-2286-4 B.S. Jenkins, Winnipeg to John Egan re rebels gutting several stores, taking prisoners and chopping down telegraph poles.
  March 23, 1885
M-2286-9 Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Crozier holds Carlton Fort, Nolin sentenced by Riel to be shot.
  March 24, 1885
M-2286-8 A.E. Fenton, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re stores at South Branch seized.
  March 25, 1885
M-2286-5 March 25, 1885. -- Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re no messengers from Carlton.
M-2286-6 March 25, 1885. -- Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re trouble with Indians around Touchwood.
M-2286-7 March 25, 1885. -- Warner, Qu'Appelle to Mr. Egan re citizens of Fort Qu'Appelle forming company.
M-2286-10 March 25, 1885. -- Warner, Regina to The Sun (newspaper) re news report on troubles.
  March 26, 1885
M-2286-11 E. Dewdney, Broadview to Mr. Egan re satisfactory interview with Crooked Lake reserve Indians.
M-2286-12 C. Shields to J.M. Egan re Special left Broadview.
M-2286-13 E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re no news since leaving Humboldt.
M-2286-14 F.N. Leslie, Reeve Argyle to Minster of Railways, Ottawa re great dissatisfaction.
M-2286-15 Section foreman, Oak Lake to H.P.T. re found half breed put piece of iron on track.
M-2286-16 Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re no news from north.
M-2286-17 Griswold to J.H. McTavish re have arrested Louis Gimeville.
M-2286-18 J.M. Murray, Winnipeg to J.M. Egan re section foreman found iron on track.
  March 27, 1885
M-2286-19 A.G. Irvine, Carlton to E. Dewdney, Regina re rebels attack Crozier at Duck Lake.
M-2286-20 A.G. Irvine to ?. -- Virually same message as that above.
M-2286-21 E. Dewdney (A.G.I.), Regina to General Middleton, c/o J.M. Egan re Crozier's party attacked.
M-2286-22 John Ross, McKay's Harbour to J.M. Egan re message received from General-Manager.
M-2286-22a E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re nothing heard, great suspense. Note: This telegram was missed in the transcripts.
M-2286-23 R. Burton-Deane, Reg. Sup't and Agent to General Middleton, c/o J.M. Egan re Supt. and Lieutenant-Governor will meet you.
M-2286-24 E. Dewdney, Regina to J.M. Egan re will meet General Middleton.
M-2286-25 B.S. Jenkins, Winnipeg to J.M. Egan re instruction issued regarding Government business.
M-2286-26 A.G. Irvine to ? re names of those killed and wounded when Crozier's party was attacked.
M-2286-27 S. Cruthers, Qu'Appelle to Hon. A. Caron, Minister of Militia, Ottawa re Piapot and three other chiefs in council.
M-2286-28 Haytor Reed, Carlton to E. Dewdney, Regina re the force coming should be cautioned.
M-2286-29 R. Burton Deane to General Middleton, c/o Egan re can hardly spare escort, scarcity of men.
M-2286-30 W.S. Morris, Battleford to General Middleton, Winnipeg re am sending 25 police and 25 volunteers to Carlton.
M-2286-31 A.G. Irvine, Carlton to Dewdney, Regina re Officer Commanding militia should be warned.
M-2286-32 R. Burton-Deane, Regina to General Middleton, c/o J.M. Egan re Inspector Morris will send you distribution state of police in southern district.
M-2286-33 E. Dewdney, Regina to John A. Macdonald re Indians in south quiet.
M-2286-34 E. Dewdney, Regina to Sir John A. Macdonald re force should be 1500 strong.
M-2286-35 E. Dewdney, Regina to General Middleton, c/o J.M. Egan re rebels good shots, force must be strong.
M-2286-36 D.N. McDowall to J. Wrigley re recommend use of wagons for transport.
M-2286-37 E. Dewdney, Regina to J.M. Egan re four messengers sent to Crozier, no reply.
M-2286-38 E. Dewdney, Regina to J.M. Egan re all satisfactory about message.
M-2286-39 E. Dewdney, Regina to Wm. Anderson, Edmonton re warn Indians to remain on reserve.
M-2286-39a A. McDonald, Touchwood to E. Dewdney, Regina re spent yesterday with Cree bands, Lawrence Clarke situation, Riel threatens attack on Carlton.
M-2286-40 ? to ? re was Lawrence Clarke putting provisions into Carlton?
M-2286-41 ? to ? re Riel at Batoche threatens to attack Carlton tonight.
M-2286-42 B.F. Egan to J.M. Egan re merely supposition that half-breed put iron on track.
  March 28, 1885
M-2286-43 March 28, 1885. -- A.G. Laurie, Battleford to The Times, Winnipeg re a party of Crozier's men fired upon at Irvine; 101 men and 28 volunteers at Carlton.
M-2286-44 March 28, 1885. -- O'Keefe, Oak Lake to J.M. Egan re public aware of private telegrams.
M-2286-45 March 28, 1885. -- E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re attempt made to burn barn containing transport horses.
M-2286-46 March 28, 1885. -- J.C. Waugh, Morden to Colonel Noughton re will government accept services of volunteer company?
M-2286-47 March 28, 1885. -- F.C. Shield, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re will enroll protection brigade; send arms.
M-2286-48 March 2?, 1885. -- A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Lt. Colonel D. Scott, Regina re authority given to start company.
M-2286-49 March 28, 1885. -- T.G. Shaughnessy, Montreal to J.M. Egan re troops leave by special train.
Series 2 Telegrams 50 though 99. -- March 28-30, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  March 28, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-50 Thomas Wastie, Brandon to J.M. Egan re enroll company for protection.
M-2286-51 Fred Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Major C. Boulton, Winnipeg re how many men to join force?
M-2286-52 W. Osborne Smith, Winnipeg to General Middleton, Troy re If General M. approves will raise battalion.
M-2286-53 John Ross, McKay's Harbour to J.M. Egan re about 400 troops to be forwarded to Winnipeg.
M-2286-54 A.P. Caron, Ottawa to General Middleton, Troy re men under Otter moving to front.
M-2286-55 A.P. Caron, Ottawa to General Middleton, Troy re composition of force?
M-2286-56 Sydney Schreiber, Minneapolis to General Middleton, Troy re Schreiber's description, applies for command.
M-2286-57 W.C. Van Horne, Bathurst to J.M. Egan, Winnipeg re Mr. Boissevain on way to Winnipeg.
M-2286-58 Thomas Wastie, Brandon to J.M. Egan re confine organization of company at Brandon to employees.
M-2286-59 Kamloops, Calgary toThe Times re Irvine and Crozier's commands, safety unsure, fear, Edmonton half breeds on war path.
M-2286-60 W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan, Winnipeg re first detachment left Ottawa.
M-2286-61 P.O. Richards, Qu'Appelle to T.P. Coones, Winnipeg re mess, must have your resignation.
M-2286-62 George B. Elliott, Calgary to Sir David MacPherson, Minister of the Interior, Ottawa re news of Crozier creates alarm, asks permission for company to drill.
M-2286-63 Note: number not used.
M-2286-64 R.J. Milloy, Park Crossing to Fred White re ice good, crossing safe.
M-2286-65 F. Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Lt. Col. Osborne Smith, Winnipeg re authority to organize battalion.
M-2286-66 F. Middleton, Qu'Appelle to A. Caron, Ottawa re good mounted infantry needed, travel difficult.
M-2286-67 E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re troops waiting.
M-2286-68 J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re 100 men enrolled at present.
M-2286-69 John Ross, McKay's Harbor to J.M. Egan re reports on number coming from the East.
  March 29, 1885
M-2286-70 E.W.Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re troops marched to Prince Albert.
M-2286-71 C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re enrollment list, no fire arms.
M-2286-72 George Elliott, Winnipeg to Captain Whitta, Qu'Appelle, 90th Battalion re asks permission to join company at Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-73 Secretan, Qu'Appelle to Chicago Times re arrived with Major Middleton and staff 90th Battalion.
M-2286-74 Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Crozier was advancing, rebels opened fire.
M-2286-75 A.P. Caron, Ottawa to F. Middleton, Qu'Appelle re going up.
M-2286-76 E.T. Galt, New York to H. McBealt, Medicine Hat re has ice gone out, boats safe?
M-2286-77 C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Indians in war paint and armed, expect attack tonight.
M-2286-78 C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re rumour of Blackfeet [Blackfoot] attack on Calgary tonight.
M-2286-79 Archibald McDonald, Qu'Appelle to Joseph Wright, Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg re expect attack on Battleford tonight.
M-2286-80 C.S., Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Father Lacombe thinks no immediate danger.
M-2286-81 C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan, Battleford to Indian Commissioner, Regina re Poud Maker and Little Pine.
M-2286-82 Fred White, Ottawa to Superintendent Deane, Regina re men take orders from Middleton.
M-2286-83 J. Stewart, Ottawa to Major William Murdoch, Calgary re mounted organizaton put on military basis.
M-2286-84 A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Major Middleton, Qu'Appelle re advisable to enroll men with own horses and rifles.
M-2286-85 J. Stewart, Ottawa to Duncan Campbell, Fort Macleod re organize mounted force of rangers [Rocky Mountain Rangers].
M-2286-86 Melgund, Chicago to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re arrive Winnipeg on Monday.
M-2286-87 Elliott, Winnipeg to Captain Whitta, Qu'Appelle re Jones says to return.
M-2286-88 Free Press, Winnipeg to R. McKnight, Qu'Appelle re sending out special.
M-2286-89 C.T. Lewis, Qu'Appelle to J.E.B. Cuddy, Daily Telepgraph, St. John's re I & C withdraw forces from Carlton.
M-2286-90 A.P. Caron, Ottawa to General Strange, Gleichen re like to see you to the front again.
M-2286-91 George B. Elliott, Calgary to Sir David McPherson, Ottawa re troops go to front under Major Hatton.
  March 30, 1885
M-2286-92 J.N. to J.M. Egan re light engines required.
M-2286-93 J.N., Ignace to J.M. Egan re return to Nipigon to make arrangements.
M-2286-94 John Ross, McKay's Harbor to J.M. Egan re artillery and baggage to reach Red Rock Saturday.
M-2286-95 E.W.Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re attach expected on Battleford.
M-2286-96 C. Shields, Medicine hat to J.M. Egan re nothing new re Indians.
M-2286-97 John Ross, McKay's Harbor to J.M. Egan re news of Abbott.
M-2286-98 R. Baxter, Fort William to J.M. Egan re request for a pass.
M-2286-99 J.M. Roy, Battleford to Indian Commissioner, Regina re Poundmaker and Little Pine with Indians broke into Finlayson Brothers farms. Expect to have council.
Series 3 Telegrams 100 through 149. -- March 30-31, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  March 30, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-100T.G. Shaughnessy, Montreal to J.M. Egan re notify Hudson's Bay Company to furnish supplies for men and equipment.
M-2286-101John McDonnell, late Captain 28th Battalion to Major General Middleton re acceptance of Infantry under J. McDonnell's command.
M-2286-102Hartly Gisborne, Battleford to F.N. Gisborne, Ottawa re people in barracks, Indians close.
M-2286-103Opr [Operator?], Qu'Appelle re Nicholl instructor killed.
M-2286-104I.G. Baker, Calgary to Captain Thomas Howard re express four Winchester rifles.
M-2286-105A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Major Hatton, Calgary re acceptance of services,
M-2286-106C.A. Boulton, Calgary to General Middleton re authority-settlers protection, Indians kept quiet.
M-2286-107 E. Dewdney, Regina to Fred White, Ottawa re Indians at Battleford attack.
M-2286-108John Ross, Biscotasing to J.M. Egan re provisions for men - more left Toronto.
M-2286-109John Ross, Biscotasing to J.M. Egan re camp provisions for 800 men.
M-2286-110A.M. McKay, Battleford to Trade Commissioner Wrigley, Winnipeg re talk with armed Indians.
M-2286-111J. MacRae, Battleford to Mrs. MacRae, London re safe in barracks, no fighting.
M-2286-112George Murdoch, Calgary to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re the urge of arms to be forwarded from nearest point here.
M-2286-113S.W. Trott, Calgary to N.F. Trott, Collingwood re everything quiet and safe here.
M-2286-114R. Hardisty, Calgary to Joseph Wrigley, Winnipeg re excitement uncalled for- Indians quiet.
M-2286-115A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Major Middleton, Qu'Appelle re what men can attend to and what can be done.
M-2286-116 J.H. Inkster, Winnipeg to A. McDonald, Fort Qu'Appelle re if Hughes can get him into with the scouts.
M-2286-117C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan, re Indians at Battleford broken into homes.
M-2286-118John Ross, McKay's Harbor to J.M. Egan re first two hundred to Red Rock Friday night.
M-2286-119R. Burton Deane, Regina to Fred White, Ottawa re Herchmer with horses and men left for Swift Current.
M-2286-120A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Major Murdoch, Calgary re communications regarding your telegram- relief provided.
M-2286-121James Ross, Columbia to J.M. Egan re condition of engines.
M-2286-122A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Tom Tweed, Medicine Hat re order of two hundred arms.
M-2286-123John McDonald, Battleford to Winnipeg re carts to start by April tenth; Indians assembling.
M-2286-124C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re nothing new regarding Indians.
M-2286-125General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Peebles, Winnipeg re description and amount of arms.
M-2286-126Postmaster, Battleford to W.W. McLeod, Post Office Inspector re Swift Current Post Office abandoned- people well armed in barracks.
M-2286-127L.W. Coutlee, Fort Qu'Appelle to Mrs. L. Coutlee, Attorney Generals of Winnipeg re arrived all well.
M-2286-128E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Battleford attack expected- police anxious to settle matters.
M-2286-129E. Dewdney, Regina to Bishop Grandin, St. Albert re Coulett-St. Boniface to investigate half-breed claims- maintain peace.
M-2286-130E. Dewdney, Regina to Indian Agent, Edmonton re description of flour necessity.
M-2286-131George Hatton, Calgary to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re steps to be taken before Stewart's arrival.
M-2286-132A. Manuel, St. Paul to J.M. Egan re message taken to Fort Snelling- Indians quiet.
M-2286-133Father Lacombe, Blackfoot Crossing to John MacDonald, Ottaware saw Crowfoot and Blackfeet- loyalty promised.
M-2286-134W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re six hundred men leave Toronto.
M-2286-135W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re eight officers with First Detachment send sleeping car.
M-2286-136R. Bogue, Moose Jaw to Minister of Militia, Ottawa re permission to organize company.
M-2286-137T. Dowling, Calgary to Fred White, Ottawa re desire to get Captain Steele to Calgary .
M-2286-138A.W. Burgess, Ottawa to Agent of Dominion Lands, Calgary re time spent in active service count as residence upon homestead.
M-2286-139J.N., Nipigon to J.M. Egan re hope to have 1st Detachment by Friday.
M-2286-140J.N., Nipigon to J.M. Egan re 1st Detachment left Dog Lake- need hay and oats.
M-2286-141W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re take certificates from commanding officers.
M-2286-142Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Indians at Battleford offer to settle.
M-2286-143D.L. McPherson, Ottawa to George F. Clarke, etc, Calgary re telegrams given to Minister of Militia.
M-2286-144D.L. McPherson, Ottawa to G.B. Elliott, Calgary re communication regarding defense of threatened points.
M-2286-145R.G. Laurie, Battleford to Times, Winnipeg re Indians gather- threaten attack.
M-2286-146Operator, Qu'Appelle to "Sun" re not certain Nicholl was killed- rumor he was favorite with Indians.
M-2286-147R.G. Laurie, Battleford to Free Press re Indians threaten Battleford.
M-2286-148W.S. Morris, Battleford to Fred White, Ottawa re Indians threaten- communication gone, needed immediate reinforcements.
  March 31, 1885
M-2286-149W.C. Van Horne, Ottawa to J.M. Egan re Elliott killed at Duck Lake.
Series 4 Telegrams 150 through 199. -- March 31, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  March 31, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-150W.J. Reid, Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re H.G. Taylor wire- engines coal burners.
M-2286-151E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re McRae advised to settle with Indians. Lines open.
M-2286-152L. Owen to J.M. Egan re two cars stores not received.
M-2286-153N. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to J. Wrigley, Winnipeg re place steamer "North West" at disposal of Captain Herchmer, Medicine Hat.
M-2286-154S.A.F., Qu'Appelle to "Sun" re four doctors wanted, rebel lines across prairie refuse to let mail through.
M-2286-155William McKay, Battleford to Wrigley, Winnipeg re Indians and half-breeds plunder stores, shots fired.
M-2286-156C. Shield, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Dewdney wants engine at Regina to go to Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-157Rae(?), Battleford to Fred White, Ottawa re Indians risen, two men killed.
M-2286-158James H. Prince, Battleford to Mrs. Prince, Yorkville re safe now, police expect attack.
M-2286-159E. Dewdney, Regina to L. Vankoughnet, Ottawa re Blackfoot loyal, Bett would be of service.
M-2286-160Operator, Moosomin to E Dewdney, Regina re special messenger with telegram.
M-2286-161W.H. Mahorell, Qu'Appelle to Captain Howard re boats and barges on river.
M-2286-162H.L. Reynolds, Winnipeg to Hugh J. McDonald, Qu'Appelle re wire Sir John to get Benson appointed.
M-2286-163W.N. Johnson, Winnipeg to Major MacKeand re sixty rifles at drill hall must be put into store- Colonel Pebbles.
M-2286-164W.D. McBean to Hingston Smith, Winnipeg re prices of rifles and ammunition.
M-2286-165George B. Elliott, Calgary to Captain Stewart, Winnipeg re volunteer corps under Douglas organization.
M-2286-166A. McDonald, Winnipeg to Jonathan McDonald, Battleford re arms, ammunition and provisions.
M-2286-167E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Indians plundering Hudson's Bay Company stores at Battleford, shots fired.
M-2286-168Jonathan Cottingham, Calgary to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re see white for use of cypher on important communications.
M-2286-169Wrigley, Winnipeg to Captain Shields, Medicine Hat re place yourself and boats at disposal of Major Middleton.
M-2286-170A. Peebles, Winnipeg to Thomas Wild, Medicine Hat re rifles and ammunition sent to you.
M-2286-171R. Gorman, Mattania to A. Ferland, Calgary re report of Indian rising in Medicine Hat correct.
M-2286-172A.M. Burgess, Ottawa to T.W. Jackson, Qu'Appelle re half-breed commissioner to be at Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-173Major-General Laurie, Oakfield, N.S. to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re services offered to government.
M-2286-174Mary Laurie, Battleford to Dr. Carney, Windsor re Indians sack house, family in barracks.
M-2286-175E. Dewdney, Regina to Lawrence Herchmer, Moosomin re half-breeds at Oak Lake plan to leave.
M-2286-176Thomas Botterill, Medicine Hat to Sir Johnson and Company re rifles and few revolvers by express.
M-2286-177R.B. Deane, Regina to P.O. Inspector re no mail to Battleford via Swift Current.
M-2286-178Wrigley, Winnipeg to Governor Dewdney re send information regarding Indian rising at Oak Lake and Battleford.
M-2286-179G.E. James, Oak Lake to J.M. Egan re Indians quiet, no trouble.
M-2286-180C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re cars, rails and switch at junction.
M-2286-181E. Dewdney, Regina to F. White, Ottawa re leave for Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-182A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Major Middleton, Qu'Appelle re Houghton Jackson take charge of Winnipeg.
M-2286-183Wrigley, Winnipeg to McKay, Battleford re how are provisions, troops coming.
M-2286-184A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Major Middleton re authorized to do what is necessary.
M-2286-185C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Colonel Herchmer arrived at Medicine Hat, leaves here by steamer.
M-2286-186J.A.C., Rat Portage to J.M. Egan re trains full before reaching Selkirk, hope no repetition of complaint.
M-2286-187H.W. England, Battleford to Jonathan England, Toronto re safe in barracks.
M-2286-188J.G. Oliver, Battleford to J.G. Galer, Ingersoll re three settlers killed, buildings burned.
M-2286-189A. McDonald, Qu'Appelle to J. Wrigley, H.B. Co. re supplies requested.
M-2286-190J.N., Nipigon to J.M. Egan re blinding snow storm, mild.
M-2286-191William McKay, Battleford to Wrigley re cannot secure goods untouched by Indians.
M-2286-192C.E. Hamilton, Winnipeg to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re formed home guardian, arms and ammunition.
M-2286-193William McKay, Battleford to Wrigley re we have provisions for three weeks.
M-2286-194T.L. Bedson, Qu'Appelle to Charles Graham, Winnipeg re wish to hire more teams.
M-2286-195E.C. Wylde, Battleford to H. Wylde, Dundas re telegraph dispatches true.
M-2286-196W.J. Scott, Battleford to Ca Gough, Finance Department, Ottawa re are in barracks, much destroyed.
M-2286-197Arch. McDonald, Qu'Appelle to Joshua Wrigley re Bedsons axle grease
M-2286-198T.H. Schneider, Battleford to Mrs. T.H. Schneider, Winnipeg re safe, Indians on war path.
M-2286-199A.P. Caron, Ottawa to R. Bogue, Moosejaw re refer to General for organization of company.
Series 5 Telegrams 200 through 249. -- March 31-April 1, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  March 31, 1885 (continuted)
M-2286-200J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re six teams at Red Rock need to make transport quickly.
M-2286-201J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re Ross expects 633 men and officers Thursday.
M-2286-202J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re trains at Nipigon, Red Rock and Port Arthur.
M-2286-203E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re no news- operator left Clarks Crossing- Indians scouring country.
M-2286-204Thomas Howard, Winnipeg to I.G. Baker and Company, Calgary re rifles not sent today- express.
M-2286-205J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re engines sent to Port Arthur.
M-2286-206J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re suggest to get teams from east, in Port Arthur hard to get- prices high.
M-2286-207W.A. Clark, Qu'Appelle to J.T. Clark re no immediate danger.
M-2286-208Wrigley, Winnipeg to William McKay H.B. Co., Battleford re keep strict account, get books.
M-2286-209E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re no sets available.
M-2286-210George Davis, Winnipeg to Daniel Davis, Battleford re battalion- 1500 coming from Ontario.
M-2286-211Jack H. Young, Fort Qu'Appelle to George H. Young, Winnipeg re Battleford town raided by Indians.
M-2286-212Mary, Battleford to Mrs. Thomas Barbridge, Ottawa re in barracks- well fortified.
M-2286-213Mrs. Bruce, Battleford to James Bruce re all well- confident till troops come.
M-2286-214Wrigley, Winnipeg to William McKay, H.B. Co., Battleford re sparing of provisions.
M-2286-215Laurie, Battleford to Free Press, Winnipeg re Indian instructors killed, settlers robbed- coming in destitute condition.
M-2286-216A.P. Caron, Ottawa to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re Battleford should be relieved- men in danger.
M-2286-217F.W. Pelins, Brandon to Conductors re teamsters to be transported.
M-2286-218J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re room on sidetracks for artillery horses loaded from main line.
M-2286-219C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re nothing new- wild telegraph reports.
M-2286-220J.M. Rae, Battleford to Governor Dewdney re things look serious.
M-2286-221J.M. Rae, Battleford to Fred White, Ottawa re Stonies are up in arms.
M-2286-222J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re some doubts about getting a road.
M-2286-223J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re expect first detachment at Heron Bay.
M-2286-224J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re two teams in Nipigon and one working on Bridge- ask $10 per team.
M-2286-225description of officers and men in 90th Battery.
  April 1, 1885
M-2286-226 J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re going over to Red Rock.
M-2286-227Fred Middleton, 34 miles from Clarkes Crossing to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re off to seize Clarkes Crossing.
M-2286-228W.C. Van Horne, Ottawa to J.M. Egan re 630 infantry left last night.
M-2286-229 J.N. Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re severe storm- artillery and horses arrived at Port Munroe - food needed.
M-2286-230W.E.B., Portage La Prairie to R. Kerr re Montana wagons 5'4".
M-2286-231Hartley Gisborne, Battleford to F.N. Gisborne, Ottawa re Indians raiding- Barney Fredman killed- expect attack.
M-2286-232J. Pool, Qu'Appelle to Times, Winnipeg re troops advance to Touchwood.
M-2286-233J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re Port Arthur ask permission to use waiting room for meal.
M-2286-234J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re drill men and troops to best advantage.
M-2286-235J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re one engine take 1st detachment from Dexter.
M-2286-236J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re Ross has no team at Port Arthur.
M-2286-237General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re provide cars when needed.
M-2286-238A.P. Caron, Ottawa to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re Mr. Galt's barges at disposal of department.
M-2286-239E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re lines working to Battleford.
M-2286-240General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Peebles Winnipeg re send arms to W.D. Perly-Wolseley.
M-2286-241E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Indians on war path- Rae asks to burn store.
M-2286-242Captain Haig, Halifax to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re starting for Winnipeg- want employment.
M-2286-243Daniel Hattie, Clarks Crossing to Mrs. Daniel Hattie, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia re no damage- Indians not close.
M-2286-244General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to C.E. Hamilton, mayor, Winnipeg re no arms at present- some expected.
M-2286-245Major Cuthill, Halifax to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re seeks employment under Middleton.
M-2286-246W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re teams needed to transfer baggage.
M-2286-247Will, Battleford to Thomas Morris, Fredericton, New Brunswick re all well- severe snow storm.
M-2286-248G.H.H., Qu'Appelle to Mail, Toronto re careful- correct sensational news.
M-2286-249Warner, Qu'Appelle to B.S.J. re 1,000 Indians on war path- Rae asks to burn store.
Series 6 Telegrams 250 through 299. -- April 1-2, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  April 1, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-250 William Latimer, Battleford to James Latimer, Fire Department, Ottawa re Indians on war path- whites in barracks - scalping done to settlers.
M-2286-251W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re half-breeds assist in distributing notices.
M-2286-252J.P. Young, Portage La Prairie to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re need arms for home guard.
M-2286-253Thomas Howard, Winnipeg to Governor Dewdney re Galt's boats and barges available.
M-2286-254D.L. Scott, Regina to Minister of Militia, Ottawa re guard organized for home protection.
M-2286-255Burley, Medicine Hat to E.T. Galt, Ottawa re steamboats and barges put in order at once.
M-2286-256A.P. Caron, Ottawa to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re do what is necessary- Jackson good man to organize Winnipeg.
M-2286-257D.H. Harrison, Winnipeg to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re do you authorize Minnesota Company to be attached to Colonel Smith's.
M-2286-258W. Reglin, Winnipeg to General Middleton, Qu'Appelle re blankets ordered- revolvers being procured.
M-2286-259E. Dewdney, Regina to Fred White, Ottawa re Father Lacombe quieted matters.
M-2286-260W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re have 150 tons Pittsburgh ready to ship.
M-2286-261W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re send 150 tons Pittsburgh coal to Medicine Hat.
M-2286-262G.S.W., Qu'Appelle to Tait re cannot accept Prince Albert business.
M-2286-263Melgund, Qu'Appelle to Lady Melgund, Ottawa re arrived here- fine.
M-2286-264S.L. Bedson, Qu'Appelle to W.W. Taylor, Winnipeg re express- two boxes- move whole column tomorrow.
M-2286-265Fred Middleton, Qu'Appelle to A.P. Caron re should like some good cavalry.
M-2286-266E.T. Galt, Ottawa to H. McBeath re send men to bring barge.
M-2286-267J. Norquay, Winnipeg to Middleton, Qu'Appelle re have scouts to go front, need arms and horses.
M-2286-268E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re will I accept orders signed General Middleton.
M-2286-269General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re comply with Mr. Bedson's requisition for transport.
M-2286-270 George H. Ham, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re pass for Alex Beard to Winnipeg - can't take him.
M-2286-271J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re men resting at Port Munroe.
M-2286-272E.T. Galt, Ottawa to E. Dewdney, Regina re steamers and barges to leave for Swift Current- move supplies down.
M-2286-273Major D. Morvat, Regina to Colonel Powell, Ottawa re company drilling- waiting orders.
M-2286-274E.T. Galt, Ottawa to H. McBeath, Medicine Hat re two horse teams to haul freight from Swift Current to south branch.
M-2286-275Wrigley, Winnipeg to Major Boulton, Moosomin re cannot interfere- better communicate with Egan.
M-2286-276J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re will supply coal from Medicine Hat.
M-2286-277E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re yes regarding C.P. car.
M-2286-278Major Middleton, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re all troops to be forwarded to this point.
M-2286-279Major Middleton, Qu'Appelle to B.S. Jenkins, Winnipeg re better comply with Caron's wishes.
M-2286-280Major Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Hon. Norquay re enough scouts for present.
M-2286-281 C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re weather - clear.
M-2286-282Melgund, Qu'Appelle to Captain Gilpin, Winnipeg re General has nothing to offer.
M-2286-283Jonathan W. Douglas, Rapid City to Major Middleton re need arms and ammunition for home guard.
M-2286-284T.G. Shaughnessy, Montreal to J.M. Egan re cancel insurance on grain Port Arthur elevator.
M-2286-285W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re results of attempt to burn Medicine Hat coal.
M-2286-286W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re if Hudson's Bay Company provide for soldiers, do nothing.
M-2286-287T. Shaughnessy, Montreal to J.M. Egan re how much coal required.
M-2286-288William McKay, Battleford to Trade Commissioner re ordered to secure stores across river- found it badly scattered.
M-2286-289C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re excitement died down.
M-2286-290J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re loan of 17 sleighs- 1st Detachment left Port Munroe.
M-2286-291W.D. Creighton, Gleichen to J.M. Egan re send first train- organizing a company.
M-2286-292E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re box here okay, but not delivered.
M-2286-293J. Poole, Broadview to Times, Winnipeg re Dewdney holds pow wow, Regina.
M-2286-294E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Sioux threaten to cut government lines.
M-2286-295J.M. Egan to Murray re inquire from agent when they leave for west.
M-2286-295aJ. Murray to J.M. Egan re agent at Moosomin expects they leave Saturday.
M-2286-296General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re train to bring Major Boulton's men and horses from Moosomin.
M-2286-297 Description of numbers of men in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th detachments.
  April 2, 1885
M-2286-298J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re 2nd Detachment reach John Ross' today, 3rd tomorrow.
M-2286-298aS.L. Bedson, Qu'Appelle to J. Norquay, Winnipeg re George Hamilton wishes leave of absence.
M-2286-298bArch. McDonald, Qu'Appelle to Joshua Wrigley, Winnipeg re ship at once oats and hay.
M-2286-298cGeneral Middleton, Qu'Appelle to J. Wrigley, Winnipeg re cavalry coming- have enough.
M-2286-299General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to W.G. Nellier, Winnipeg re no arms to issue in Winnipeg.
Series 7 Telegrams 300 through 349. -- April 2-3, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  April 2, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-300General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re send number and description of troops and arms- need hospital for sick and wounded.
M-2286-301Fred Davis, Qu'Appelle to Free Press, Winnipeg re company's start- Touchwood- advance post and supply depot.
M-2286-302J. Kerr (Surgeon) to General Middleton re can equip field & ambulance corps services with Woolsely.
M-2286-303J. Niblock, Nepigon [Nipigon] to Doctor Sutherland re room in either battalion- will raise company or go as private.
M-2286-304W.F. Buchanan, Winnipeg to S.L. Bedson, Qu'Appelle re can supply 60 teams.
M-2286-305H. Swinford Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re what charge from special from Moose Jaw to Medicine Hat.
M-2286-306E. Dewdney, Regina to John A. MacDonald, Ottawa re half-breeds uneasy- buyer should be sent to buy horses.
M-2286-307W.S. Sutherland, Qu'Appelle to J.H. Griffin, Ottawa re authority received from Post Master General.
M-2286-308E.T. Galt, Montreal to J.M. Egan re like to receive coal steamers at Medicine Hat.
M-2286-309W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re Galts boats to go to Swift Current.
M-2286-310W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re only lump coal for Medicine Hat.
M-2286-311E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to B.S. Jenkins re Indians threaten to cut Government lines.
M-2286-312J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re Colonel Otter with Queen's Own passed Dog Lake.
M-2286-313J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re horses and baggage with 2nd and 3rd.
M-2286-314A.P. Caron, Ottawa to General Middleton, Troy re Land Surveyors to get men as scouts.
M-2286-315C.E. Hamilton to Mr. Egan re reception planned for troops.
M-2286-316C. Shields to J.M. Egan re will furnish coal to Galt.
M-2286-317W.H. Griffith, Ottawa to Postmaster, Qu'Appelle re when letter delivered to Middleton.
M-2286-318W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re learn from Ross troop movement.
M-2286-319H. McC., Brandon to B.F. Egan re Spooner will go by first train.
M-2286-320W.H. Griffin, Ottawa to General Middleton, Troy re authority to receive letter addressed to Alex Foster.
M-2286-321 E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re troops arrived - all quiet.
M-2286-322A. Manuel, St. Paul, Minnesota to W.C. Van Horne re rate for specials.
M-2286-323Peters, Brandon to J.M. Egan re will issue tickets to Captain Wasties Company.
M-2286-324J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re 3rd detachment making good time.
M-2286-325J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re 1st detachment left Jack Fish Bay.
M-2286-326C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re will give Galt's boat 35 ton coal.
M-2286-327C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re everything quiet.
  April 3, 1885
M-2286-328J.N., Nepgion [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re progress of the 3rd detachment.
M-2286-329T. Revell, High Bluff to J.M. Egan re reports Riel has 1900 followers, also that prisoners were scalped.
M-2286-330 E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re lines cut - troops at fort.
M-2286-331 D. Leary, Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re two panels of bridge in place - ready for east span.
M-2286-332 J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re 1st detachment - Colonel Montizambert in command.
M-2286-333J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re cancel No. 1 out of Port Arthur.
M-2286-334J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re Leary wired about bridge.
M-2286-335T. Revell, High Bluff to J.M. Egan re will go to see Harvie.
M-2286-336J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re intstructions re billing volunteers and outfits.
M-2286-337C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M Egan re government wires cut.
M-2286-338 Description of distance.
M-2286-339A.S. to J.M. Egan re spare cars.
M-2286-340J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re will receive 1st detachment at Red Rock.
M-2286-341J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re troops en route to Red Rock.
M-2286-342E. Dewdney, Regina to W. Wrigley, Winnipeg re Fort Macleod Blood Indians quiet and anxious.
M-2286-343 J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re not enough tickets - give officer requisition.
M-2286-344E. Dewdney, Regina to Fred White, Ottawa re Fort Macleod Blood Indians quiet, anxious, willing to work.
M-2286-345F. Revell, High Bluff to J.M. Egan re Riel, 1900 followers, armed.
M-2286-346C.E. Montizambert, Eagle River to J.M. Egan re have letters brought down on our arrival.
M-2286-347J.G. Ogden, Montreal to J.M. Egan re what transportation certificates received.
M-2286-348W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan, Winnipeg re 1st detachment to reach Nepgion [Nipigon].
M-2286-349W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan, Winnipeg re change Galts special unless enough freight.
Series 8 Telegrams 350 through 399. -- April 3-4, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  April 3, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-350J.G. Ogden, Montreal to J.M. Egan re get receipts for transportation.
M-2286-351T. Revell, High Bluff to J.M. Egan re full report re conversation with Harvie.
M-2286-352Fred Middleton, Fort Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re accept offer to take pilots and crews to Medicine Hat.
M-2286-353J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re understand about tickets.
M-2286-354J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re letters will be delivered.
M-2286-355J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re arrangements made to give troops quick dispatch.
M-2286-356J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Captain Todd and 4th Dispatch reach Ross.
M-2286-357Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re troops arrived at Red Rock.
M-2286-358A. Manuel, St. Paul to J.M. Egan re sent message to Van Horne.
M-2286-359S.L. Bedson, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re give transport to seven men.
M-2286-360 W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan, Winnipeg re how far to extend line - time and cost to build line - Bushlake to where boats land on the Saskatchewan.
M-2286-361W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re maybe, do not put daily to Moose Jaw unless needed.
M-2286-362 J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re everything loaded - moving soon.
M-2286-363W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan, Winnipeg re send 150 tons Pittsburgh coal to Medicine Hat.
M-2286-364J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re Colonel Otter anjd 2nd detachment at Jack Fish.
M-2286-365J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re men here until day light.
M-2286-366 J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re commanding officer will go with horses and drivers - sent for more troops.
M-2286-367P.A. Bogue, Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re rate to bill military equipment.
M-2286-368 J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re commanding officer leaves with horses - have enough trains.
M-2286-369C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re everything quiet.
M-2286-370C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re arms and ammunition arrived for Peebles.
M-2286-371C.G. Montizambert, Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re through train requested.
M-2286-372C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re armed Indians at Swift Current.
M-2286-373 A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Middleton, Fort Qu'Appelle re Captain Haigh and General Laurie left for Qu'Appelle - at your orders.
M-2286-374W.H. Jackson, Winnipeg to General Middleton re stationed as principal supply and transport officer.
  April 4, 1885
M-2286-375 J.N., Nepgion [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re uneasiness about Indians at Rat Portage - will watch movements.
M-2286-376 F.E. Gauteen, Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re men eaten nothing since morning - maybe should prepare tea.
M-2286-377 J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re teams arrived - three played out.
M-2286-378F. Middleton, Fort Qu'Appelle to J.M Egan re men to leave Moose Jaw as soon as possible.
M-2286-379J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re time first train left the place.
M-2286-380 J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re sent fresh teams - second train will leave immediately.
M-2286-381 J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re can I send a coach - can get it back for 4th detachment.
M-2286-382E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Swinford in town.
M-2286-383 E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re government line working to Clarks Crossing - no news from Battleford.
M-2286-384 E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Middleton at fort, line working - quiet.
M-2286-385A.F.W., Port Arthur to H.P.T. re first train left Ignace.
M-2286-386Reached Rat Portage.
M-2286-387J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re reached Port Arthur.
M-2286-388 C.E. Montizambert to J.M. Egan re crowd men - coach now available.
M-2286-389 C.E. Montizambert to J.M. Egan re leave horses and caboose - men will remain.
M-2286-390H.C. Iver, Milaca to J.M. Egan re special St. Paul to St. Vincent for Mr. Galt.
M-2286-391E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re special to go west required on arrival at Moose Jaw.
M-2286-392W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re cannot build line from Swift Current or Rush Lake.
M-2286-393Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re outfit train with commanding officer and some staff left.
M-2286-394J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re John Ross has 350 troops at end of his track.
M-2286-395 W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re all right forward - Galt special.
M-2286-396 J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re last team within 1 - miles.
M-2286-397Major Middleton, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re special with boat crews for Galt.
M-2286-398J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re second train left Red Rock.
M-2286-399J.N. Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re train left Nepigon for Port Arthur.
Series 9 Telegrams 400 through 449. -- April 4-6, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  April 4, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-400 Unknown to E.D. re critical state, Indians will join rebels - need supplies.
M-2286-401 C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re O.K. re specials - run train to Calgary.
M-2286-402 H.P. Timmerman, Winnipeg to J.M. Egan re trains on time - weather clear.
M-2286-403 N.N. Ruttan, Fort Qu'Appelle to Major Johnston, Winnipeg re send drilled men for B Company - uniforms and armed.
M-2286-404R.J. Molloy, Clarks Crossing to Fred White, Ottawa re ice just started to run.
M-2286-405C.E. Montizambert, Rennie to J.M. Egan re cannot accept invitation.
M-2286-406H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re how many men and horses left Winnipeg.
M-2286-407J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re commenced to rain.
M-2286-408J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re what did the 2,000 include.
  April 5, 1885
M-2286-409J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re expect Colonel Otter at Red Rock.
M-2286-410Montizambert, Ignace to J.M. Egan re Captain Peters in command at Nepigon [Nipigon].
M-2286-411 J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re teams made two trips - cannon and supplies - commanding officer went on ahead.
M-2286-412J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of 3rd, 4th and 5th detachments.
M-2286-413C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re ready to take batteries A and B .
M-2286-414W.T. Reed to J.M. Egan re require one driving axel.
M-2286-415W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re price for specials low enough, Galt's too fast.
M-2286-416C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re schedule for "special".
M-2286-417 J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re last company arrived - awaiting teams.
M-2286-418 J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re 2nd detachment left - 365 officers and men.
M-2286-419E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan, Winnipeg re lines down to Prince Albert and Battleford.
M-2286-420John Cotton, Fort Macleod to F. White, Ottawa re forward at once 100 Winchesters.
M-2286-421W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re furnish sleeping car for officers.
M-2286-422C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re special to arrive in Medicine Hat.
M-2286-423L. Omer Genest, Winnipeg to J.M. Egan re will attend to the blankets.
  April 6, 1885
M-2286--424J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Colonel Otter detained for baggage and men.
M-2286-425J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re took 1st and 2nd 32 hours from Jack Fish to Red Rock.
M-2286-426J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re any sleepers for officers?
M-2286-427Herald - Press Report to Free Press re meeting of settlers - Calgary at John Glenn's Association formed called "The Alberta Settlers Rights".
M-2286-428Unknown to J.M. Egan re military special left Brandon.
M-2286-429R. Hardisty, Calgary to Joseph Wrigley, Winnipeg re messengers arrived from Macleod - no bad news.
M-2286-430Operator to Free Press, Winnipeg re water low - steamboats ready to go - town well guarded.
M-2286-431C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re military special arrived Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-432T.W. Jackson, Fort Qu'Appelle to John A. McDonald, Ottawa re half breeds desire sufficient land given each to make homestead.
M-2286-433G.H.H., Qu'Appelle to Mail, Toronto re troops moved north - no news from north obtainable.
M-2286-434C.E. Montizambert, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re send on express - chief officer, Troy.
M-2286-435C.E. Montizambert, Qu'Appelle to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re I go to front - send McDonald.
M-2286-436J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re 3rd detachment belongs to Colonel Otter.
M-2286-437W.D. Otter, Ignace to J.M. Egan re to reach Winnipeg - all wants supplied.
M-2286-438C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re will return equipment from Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-439C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re officer gives artillery requisitions.
M-2286-440C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Swift Current and Gleichen without arms.
M-2286-441J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re colonel in command of 3rd, 4th and 5th detachments.
M-2286-442C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re men say sufficient water to run boats.
M-2286-443A.P. Caron, Ottawa to Major General Middleton , Qu'Appelle re what troops now at Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-444W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re like to know movements of troops.
M-2286-445F.E. Gautier, Rennie to J.M. Egan re time to start for Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-446J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re 17 teams gone.
M-2286-447Colonel Otter, Eagle River to J.M. Egan re where to get horses - men require hot meal.
M-2286-448E.W.W., Q'Appelle to J.M. Egan re was promised requisition for freight.
M-2286-449J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Colonel Grassett with 3rd detachment at McKay's Harbor.
Series 10 Telegrams 450 through 499. -- April 6-8, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  April 6, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-450J.G. Ogden, Montreal to J.M. Egan re get receipts from commanding officers of all troops from east.
M-2286-451C. Drinkwater, Montreal to J.M. Egan re transport certificates cannot be cashed, placed at our credit.
M-2286-452Colonel Otter, Vermillion Bay to J.M. Egan re wish men to get a night's rest.
M-2286-453J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re 1st and 2nd detachments only taken government allowance for 48 hours - much left.
M-2286-454J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re enough teams, crowd teams east with supplies.
M-2286-455T.G. Shaughnessy, Montreal to J.M. Egan re Minister of Militia message - 2,000 blankets.
M-2286-456J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Colonel Otter left cheque for his debt.
M-2286-457E. Dewdney, Regina to L. Van Koughnet, Ottawa re Applegarth and wife escaped Indians.
M-2286-458E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re line working - nothing from Battleford or Prince Albert.
M-2286-459Charles B. Rouleau, Swift Current to J.A. Chapleau, Ottawa re got here safe - am very poor.
M-2286-460J.H. McIlree to Lieutenant Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re desire 50 rifles and ammunition.
M-2286-461Winnipeg Man to Unknown re list of provisions sent to Nepigon [Nipigon] for troops.
M-2286-462Unknown to Unknown re General Laurie asked no mistake about his passage.
M-2286-463J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re arrival time of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th detachments.
M-2286-464H. McBeath, Medicine Hat to Captain Howard, Winnipeg re Captain Sheels to take one of our barges.
M-2286-465Mrs. John Rae, Swift Current to Miss Stewart, Kingston re leave for Winnipeg - home soon.
M-2286-466A.E. Fenton, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re Applegarth, with wife and sister arrived from Red Pheasant's reserve where they were raided by Indians and told to leave.
  April 7, 1885
M-2286-467J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Colonel Grassett and 3rd detachment arrive at Red Rock.
M-2286-468E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re line working - nothing from Battleford or Prince Albert.
M-2286-469E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re requisitions for freight and men's fares.
M-2286-470Lo Genert, V.D. to J.M. Egan re boxes of scale weights for Fort William elevator on train.
M-2286-471H.T.W., Port Arthur to H.P.T. re 25 officers, 305 men - other report wrong.
M-2286-472H.T.W. to H.P.T. re time Grassetts' command left.
M-2286-473W.D. Otter, Brandon to J.M. Egan re accepted lunch from Brandon ladies - supply officer to give requisition.
M-2286-474W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re nothing on special for Galt.
M-2286-475J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re arrival at Port Arthur of Colonel Grassett and command.
M-2286-476J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re 3 men injured on Nepigon [Nipigon] bridge, iron fell.
M-2286-477J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re troops not moving on Ross' work.
M-2286-478H.C. Iver, St. Paul to J.M. Egan re will arrange transportation of car 10 to St. Paul.
M-2286-479T.G. Shaughnessy, Montreal to J.M. Egan re if blankets not all solid, send 250 pairs to James Ross.
M-2286-480Jason A. Smart, Brandon to J.M. Egan re time and number of Queen's Own going through Brandon - lunch prepared.
M-2286-481J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re raining hard.
M-2286-482Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re 4th regiment left Jack Fish.
M-2286-483J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re rained, now snowing - wire down.
M-2286-484E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re General Middleton in camp 30 miles north of fort.
M-2286-485J.S. Grassett, Ignace to J.M. Egan re wired Jackson regarding what we require.
M-2286-486J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re sufficient cars for 4th and 5th detachments.
M-2286-487T.G. Shaughnessy, Montreal to J.M. Egan re sold government 2,000 blankets from Winnipeg store.
M-2286-488C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re O.K. regarding special for otter, also Galt.
  April 8, 1885
M-2286-489Whitewood to Editor - Sun, Brandon re no Indian trouble in Whitewood.
M-2286-490Middleton, Qu'Appelle to General Terry, St. Paul re Grosventrers and Crows sending war party via Cyprus Hills - this true?
M-2286-491Middleton, Qu'Appelle to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re authorize 3 momths field allowance?
M-2286-492Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Osborne Smith, Winnipeg re report to Major Strange on arrival.
M-2286-493Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re General Strange's requisition for arms, et cetera.
M-2286-494W.D. Otter, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Montague, c/o J.M. Egan re please sign transport requisition for Queen's Own.
M-2286-495E. Dewdney, Moose Jaw to J. McDonald, Ottawa re get Galt to build telegraph line to Fort Macleod.
M-2286-496E.T. Galt, Moose Jaw to Sir A.T. Galt, Montreal re telegraph line built to Fort Macleod at once - borrow things from Van Horne.
M-2286-497Middleton, Fort Qu'Appelle to Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re give outfit supplies, arms and ammunition to G.W.R. White.
M-2286-498T.G. Lyons, Whitwood to Lieutenant Governor Dewdney, Regina re Indians south well armed, threaten to fight Red Coats.
M-2286-499H.P.T., Winnipeg to J.M. Egan re time table of special with Queen's Own.
Series 11 Telegrams 500 through 549. -- April 8-9, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  April 8, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-500A.N.W., Winnipeg to J.M. Egan re time table of special with Queen's Own.
M-2286-501E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re report rebels plan attack on Saskatoon and Clarkes Crossing.
M-2286-502C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re time military and Galt special arrived.
M-2286-503Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re 100 good teams shipped for transport.
M-2286-504Lans Kail, Qu'Appelle to Associated Press c/o H. McDougall, Winnipeg re "A" battery just reached front.
M-2286-505J.L. Legade, Regina to Arch Bishop Tache, St. Boniface re half breeds regarding Government supply according to their work on farms.
M-2286-506E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re none from here.
M-2286-507C. Shields, Maple Creek to J.M. Egan re half breeds friendly to whites - band of Indians from Carlton coming to raid Clarkes Crossing - need arms.
M-2286-508J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re 4th detachment and Colonel Quinets arrived.
M-2286-509Fred Middleton, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re want train to take men to Swift Current.
M-2286-510J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re when will cars for 5th and 6th detachments arrive?
M-2286-511J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of 5th and 6th detachments?
M-2286-512C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re can have train at Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-513Memorandum of Galts Special.
M-2286-514L.T. Owen, Emerson to R. Kerr re what rate for cars with rifles and ammunition?
M-2286-515C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re time table - Galt's special - train with troops to arrive in Swift Current.
M-2286-516E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re report J.M. Rae Indian Agent killed by Big Bear.
M-2286-517J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re wires down east of Nepigon [Nipigon].
M-2286-518C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Galts special arrived Medicine Hat.
M-2286-519Jason Ross, Columbia to J.M. Egan re if special with money not sent, wire President.
M-2286-520C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re times of military and Galt specials.
M-2286-521Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Osborne Smith, Winnipeg re send requisition to Calgary, Macleod and, if necessary, to Gleichen.
M-2286-522J.G. Ogden, Montreal to J.M. Egan re get receipts from all commanding officers.
  April 9, 1885
M-2286-523T.R. Strange, Calgary to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re one troops general service, other local.
M-2286-524Pike, Fort Qu'Appelle to Associated Press c/o H. McDougall, Winnipeg re some infantry to join Middleton - 40 to go to Swift Current.
M-2286-525McKinnon, Swift Current to Witness, Montreal and Sun, Winnipeg re Indians came asking for presents and ammunition - left Saturday without ammunition.
M-2286-526G.H. Wainwright, Medicine Hat to Howard Wright, Winnipeg re all quiet - go to Swift Current with Galt.
M-2286-527Sam Fox, Qu'Appelle to E. Farrar - Editor, Mail, Toronto re Queen's Own arrived Toronto - contingent had hard trip.
M-2286-528John D. Hay, Qu'Appelle to R. Hay - M.P. House of Commons, Ottawa re leave for Touchwood to join Middleton.
M-2286-529Herretor Preskost, Port Arthur to La Preesse, Montreal re leave Port Arthur for Winnipeg.
M-2286-530General Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re Colonel Quiment with battalion proceed to Calgary.
M-2286-531F. Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re places to send ammunition to.
M-2286-532H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to G. Wrigley, Hudson's Bay Co., Winnipeg re satisfied with rations.
M-2286-533E.T. Galt, Medicine Hat to F. White, Ottawa re boats leave - line put up to MacLean in 20 days.
M-2286-534J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re requisition sent by train.
M-2286-535C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re departure times of military special.
M-2286-536E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re J.M. Rae Killed - not authentic.
M-2286-537A.S. to J.M. Egan re memo regarding spare cars in Winnipeg.
M-2286-538J.M. Egan to H.P.T. re where are the others - give time at Red Rock and Port Arthur.
M-2286-539A.H.W., Port Arthur to H.P.T. re Colonel Quinet and battalion and 292 men left.
M-2286-540Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re 40 of infantry school went to Swift Current.
M-2286-541J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of 5th and 6th detachments.
M-2286-542J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re 2nd detachment reached Ross' work - Colonel Williams stopped at Magpie.
M-2286-543W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re time to put telegraph line from Rush Lake to Saskatchewan.
M-2286-544E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re massacre at Frog Lake - many killed - Rae killing untrue.
M-2286-545J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re where 6th and 7th detachments are.
M-2286-546J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re spare coaches - what to do with 7th detachment?
M-2286-547F. Middleton, Touchwood to J.M. Egan re at present, only 65th sent to Calgary.
M-2286-547aJ.N. to unknown re Munro tomorrow night.
M-2286-548J.N. to J.M. Egan re Colonel O'Brien and 5th detachment left McKay's.
M-2286-549Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Indians risen on every side of Battleford - Fort Pitt - ask assistance.
Series 12 Telegrams 550 through 599. -- April 9-11, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now. Descriptions of these telegrams appear below.
  April 9, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-550F. Middleton, Touchwood Hills to J.M. Egan re move Colonel Otter's command to Swift Current.
  April 10, 1885
M-2286-551Herald to Press, Winnipeg re report of Blackfeet and Cree on warpath.
M-2286-552J.M. Egan, Winnipeg to Montreal Star re Battleford quiet - danger advancing.
M-2286-553C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re train to Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-554C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re will have train for troops at Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-555P.G. Laurie, Battleford to Gouinlock, Times, Parkdale, Ontario re John Gouinlock and wife killed by Indians at Frog Lake.
M-2286-556J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of 6th, 7th and 8th detachments.
M-2286-557C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re timetable for specials.
M-2286-558C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re requisition for Calgary special.
M-2286-559C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Galt's steamers left for north.
M-2286-560W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re go ahead with Rush Lake telegraph line.
M-2286-561J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Ross reports rain and bad travelling.
M-2286-562C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re ready for special from Winnipeg.
M-2286-563J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re trains which left Winnipeg and Port Arthur.
M-2286-564J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re coaches from Winnipeg enough for 6th and 7th detachments.
M-2286-565J.M.E to H.P.T. re number of coaches on number 26.
M-2286-566A.T.W., Port Arthur to H.P.T. re 9 soldiers left here - not so much whisky now.
M-2286-567J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re 9 men of Colonel O'Brien's were left in Port Arthur.
M-2286-568C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re word from Swift Current for Herchmer.
M-2286-569A. Wily, Moose Jaw to J.M. Egan re hotel provide breakfast for 65th.
M-2286-570A. Wily, Moose Jaw to J.M. Egan re hotel keepers cannot feed men in cars, but in hotel.
M-2286-571W.H. Forrest, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Peebles, Winnipeg re have you received tents for battery.
M-2286-572C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Governor Dewdney asks for special to Cluney.
M-2286-573John A. Reid, Battleford to D. Gorden, Dom Bridge Works, Lachine, Quebec re safe - Indians all around.
M-2286-574E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re cannot find whereabouts of Fraser or Elliott.
M-2286-575James Clinkskill, Battleford to Thomas Taylor c/o Joshua Metcalf, Winnipeg re house and store plundered - safe.
M-2286-576L.N.F. Crozier, Battleforld to D.R. Crozier, Belleville, Ontario re whole force of rebel attack - people brave.
M-2286-577W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re fix sleeping car for hospital.
  April 11, 1885
M-2286-578General Steele, Calgary to Sir John A. McDonald, Ottawa re General Strange wishes me and men in the Rockies.
M-2286-579John Cotton, Fort MacLeod to Fred White, Ottawa re all quiet and satisfactory.
M-2286-580Father Lacombe, Blackfoot Crossing to J.A. McDonald, Ottawa re Dewdney here, Crowfoot promises loyalty.
M-2286-581Father Lacombe, Blackfoot Crossing to Archbishop Tache, St. Boniface re here all is quiet.
M-2286-582General T.B. Strange, Calgary to Sir John A. McDonald, Ottawa re can't move to Battleford for want of cavalry.
M-2286-583Brandon to Press re Albian hotel burned.
M-2286-584Thomas Scott, Winnipeg to Middleton, Camp re await marching orders.
M-2286-585J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re when train due.
M-2286-586Montreal to J.M. Egan re battalion left - re train transfer at Jack Fish.
M-2286-587Lanskail to A.P. re arrangements for expedition accompanied them.
M-2286-588Camp via Qu'Appelle to Associated Press, c/o H. McDougall re General Laurie and 40 men reach Middleton.
M-2286-589Pike, Camp via Touchwood to H.P. Dwight, Toronto re leaving for Touchwood.
M-2286-590J.D., Calgary to D. Leary re no danger for bridges on Bow River.
M-2286-591J.D., Canmore to D. Leary re ice out of Bow River - only damage was at 6th Crossing.
M-2286-592C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re times regarding specials.
M-2286-593C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of specials.
M-2286-594C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Galt took only 5 cars of coal.
M-2286-595J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re cold - 7th detachment laid up at Jack Fish.
M-2286-596Arch. McDonald, Qu'Appelle to J. Wrigley, Winnipeg re Colonel Otter requires 100 teams.
M-2286-597J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re any teams required at Red Rock from Port Arthur.
M-2286-598Crowfoot, Blackfoot Crossing via Gleichen to John A. McDonald, Ottawa re Crowfoot's message declaring loyalty to the Queen.
M-2286-599J.M. Murphy, Fort Qu'Appelle to Sun, Winnipeg re full detachment of Grenadiers just arrived here.
Series 13 Telegrams 600 through 649. -- April 11-13, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now.
  April 11, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-600J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re stopped raining.
M-2286-601G.G. Bambridge, Brandon to J.M. Egan re any troops left Winnipeg for west.
M-2286-602Mrs. Dan Finlayson, Battleford to D.A. Finlayson, Glencoe, Ontario re safe in barracks - lost provisions.
M-2286-603F. Newby, Qu'Appelle to George Crookshank, Ottawa re whereabouts of troops.
M-2286-604T.J. Agnew, Humboldt to Andrew Strong, Winnipeg re ship provisions and groceries by first boat.
M-2286-605T.J. Agnew, Prince Albert to W.G. Scott, Winnipeg re Elliott of Kinistinoo killed.
M-2286-606Fred Middleton, Salt Plains to J.M. Egan re teams to be sent at once to Swift Current to Colonel Jackson.
M-2286-607W.R. Bell, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re 100 teams ordered to Swift Current from Winnipeg.
M-2286-608Jonathan Ross, McKay's Harbor to J.M. Egan re timbers for bridge delivered last fall.
M-2286-609C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re cannot get along without telegraph operators during rush.
M-2286-610C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re need a night operator at Swift Current.
M-2286-611Fred Middleton, Salt Plains to Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re will move Otter's force from Swift Current.
M-2286-612J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Colonel Williams and 7th detachment leave Jack Fish.
M-2286-613J. Niblock, Red Rock to J.M. Egan re movements of detachments.
M-2286-614J. Niblock, Red Rock to J.M. Egan re what does Hudson's Bay Company wish done with leftover supplies.
  April 12, 1885
M-2286-615J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of train cars.
M-2286-616J. Niblock, Red Rock to J.M. Egan re shortage of teams at Jack Fish.
M-2286-617O.D. to S. Phipps re will supply brake engine for troop special.
M-2286-618J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re expect Colonel Williams and men.
M-2286-619C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re ready for special leaving Winnipeg.
M-2286-620J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re 7th Fusiliers of London last troop heard from.
M-2286-621E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re reports Indians in Prince Albert joining Riel; Battleford still surrounded by hostile Indians.
M-2286-622P. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re see Mr. Wrigley re material to Swift Current.
M-2286-623E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re regular reports.
M-2286-624F. Middleton via Qu'Appelle to Major Strange, Calgary re repeat message - arrange transport with Harding.
M-2286-625Lanskail, Qu'Appelle to Associated Press re camped on Salt Plains - no more alarming news.
M-2286-626Fred Middleton, 32 miles from Humboldt to Major Brisbois, Winnipeg re how many arms required.
M-2286-627Fred Middleton to M.G. Strange, Calgary re done all to order arms.
M-2286-628S.L. Bedson, 32 miles from Humboldt to W.W. McLeod, Winnipeg re cannot keep up mail service on line of march - wire tri-weekly.
M-2286-629Fred Middleton to Colonel Scott, Winnipeg re know nothing of joining Knight troop to your regiment.
M-2286-630Hardisty, Calgary to Wrigley, Winnipeg re advance north - supplies here- all quiet.
M-2286-631E.T. Galt, Medicine Hat to White, Ottawa re river low, navigation dangerous.
M-2286-632H.M. Lonctat, Gleichen to The Gazette, Montreal re 1200 Indians camped one mile away.
M-2286-633John R. Davis, Medicine Hat to T.B. Davis, Rock Island, Illinois re river low - progress slow.
M-2286-634G. Amyot, Rat Portage to J.M. Egan re many things wanted for men.
M-2286-635H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to J. Wrigley, Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg re ship supply officer at Swift Current - 7 cars oats.
M-2286-636Fred Middleton, Qu'Appelle to Colonel Scott, Winnipeg re await orders - get fully equipped.
M-2286-637Pike, Camp via Qu'Appelle to c/o H. McDougall re grenadiers camped at Touchwood.
M-2286-638J.S. McDonald, Qu'Appelle to Sun, Winnipeg re detailed report of tragedy at Frog Lake.
M-2286-639R.J.M., Clarkes Crossing to Free Press, Winnipeg re report troops, Indian program and condition of people in barracks.
M-2286-640P.G. Laurie, Battleford to Pioneer Press, St. Paul re report of tragedy at Frog Lake - names of the murdered.
M-2286-641Kamloops to Times, Winnipeg re report regarding Colonel Quimet's battalion and General Strange's command also regarding Captain Steele's Health.
M-2286-642Kamloops to Times, Winnipeg re Fort McLeod ladies arrive, Captain Denny employed some Indians - Captain Steele to come.
M-2286-643Flaherty, Gleichen to Times, Winnipeg re Indian matters quiet, Dewdney met with Crowfoot and council.
M-2286-644F.B. Strange, Calgary to Colonel Osborne Smith, Winnipeg re one company at Gleichen, another to be sent to McLeod - Jackson to get spare ammunition.
  April 13, 1885
M-2286-645E. Dewdney, Regina to Sir John A. McDonald, Ottawa re suggestion that George H. Johnstone be appointed in Steele's absence.
M-2286-646Kennedy, Swift Current to Witness, Montreal; Sun, Winnipeg re breeds at Calgary friendly, will advocate employment of them.
M-2286-647J.E. Woodworth, Winnipeg to General Middleton, Camp re order Colonel Peebles - arms and ammunition for Dennis County.
M-2286-648Unknown to J.M. Egan re Adams compliments Egan - will see Adjutant General and give answer.
M-2286-649H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to Wrigley, Hudson's Bay Company, Winnipeg re flying column under Colonel Otter.
Series 14 Telegrams 650 through 699. -- April 13-14, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now.
  April 13, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-650W.H. Jackson to Mr. Egan re 9th to be ready to move to front.
M-2286-651E.J. Chambers, Humboldt to E.G. O'Connor, Star, Montreal re people stopping my dispatches.
M-2286-652G.H. McDougall, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re built 11 miles of wire.
M-2286-653H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re when will the 195 teams get to Swift Current.
M-2286-654E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Colonel O'Brian remains here.
M-2286-655F. Middleton, Camp to Colonel Jackson, Winnipeg re 9th ready to move, send arms and ammunition to Mr. Brisbois at Minnesota.
M-2286-656Brack, Broadview to J. Murray re number of officers.
M-2286-657Kennedy, Swift Current to Witness, Montreal re putting telegraph wire along trail to river.
M-2286-658Harkin, Swift Current to Star, Montreal re river route may be abandoned in favor of trail.
M-2286-659Flint, Swift Current to Globe, Toronto re troops leaving for Saskatchewan and Battleford.
M-2286-660T.G. Shaughnessy, Montreal to J.M. Egan re blankets may be required by James Ross.
M-2286-661W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re build telegraph line if you think it best.
M-2286-662C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re wired Moose Jaw about meals.
M-2286-663C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re sufficient train men now.
M-2286-664J.S. Dennis, Carberry to J.M. Egan re can you have sleeper cut off at Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-665D.A. MacDonald, Ignace to Supt. Egan re Colonel Williams command to reach Winnipeg.
M-2286-666A. Williams, Ignace to J.M. Egan re cannot reach Winnipeg before 2 - McDonald wired as to breakfast.
M-2286-667J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re Colonel Williams detachment arrived at Ignace.
M-2286-668A.G., Barnsville to J.M. Egan re train into St. Vincent has hospital stores.
M-2286-669C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re meals ready for Colonel O'Brien troops at Moose Jaw.
M-2286-670C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re 4 cars outfit from Banff not loaded until tonight.
M-2286-671C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re train to Broadview.
M-2286-672J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Colonel Williams request to remain in cars during night.
M-2286-673J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re cavalry and 9th detachment at Jack Fish.
  April 14, 1885
M-2286-674G.H. McDougall, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re 29 miles of wire built - take lumber to build office.
M-2286-675J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Colonel Williams with detachment left Red Rock.
M-2286-676J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re Governor General's guard, Colonel Dennison arrived at Port Arthur.
M-2286-677E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re General Middleton, advance guard at Humboldt.
M-2286-678E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re report part of Riel's band crossed Saskatchewan River - Riel's scouts scouring country around Middleton.
M-2286-679W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re wire Regina, answer every purpose.
M-2286-680H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to A.J. Wrigley, Hudson's Bay Company re reports received of massacre of all whites at Pitt.
M-2286-681J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of 10th detachment.
M-2286-682E.T. Galt, Medicine Hat to John Galt, Winnipeg re has grant left steamers.
M-2286-683C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re Otter and Herchmer camped at Saskatchewan River - regarding boats.
M-2286-684C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re men coming on every train with nothing to show for passage.
M-2286-685C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re no delay in rushing military supplies.
M-2286-686C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re Steamer Northcote arrived at Swift Current.
M-2286-687Arthur H. Williams, Austin to J.M. Egan re few men missed train.
M-2286-688E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Mr. Swinford was advised that Indians took Fort Pitt, massacred inhabitants - not authentic.
M-2286-689H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re no facilities to feed men - can supply rations.
M-2286-690George T. Dennison, Rat Portage to J.M. Egan re like to retain cars till morning.
M-2286-691J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Colonel Williams between McKay's and end of track.
M-2286-692W.C. Van Horne, Montreal to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of battalions.
M-2286-693T.W. Peters, Brandon to J.M. Egan re ladies could not prepare lunch for troops.
M-2286-694C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re can get warm meal for 400 men on special.
M-2286-695C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re requisition for special, Qu'Appelle to Swift Current.
M-2286-696E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Battleford - no Indians in sight.
M-2286-697J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of 9th and 10th detachments.
M-2286-698A.P. Caron, Ottawa to General Middleton, Camp re Galt says must appoint officer to take charge at Flotilla.
M-2286-699E.T. Galt, Medicine Hat to A.P. Caron, Ottawa re impossible to get steamers down river.
Series 15 Telegrams 700 through 749. -- April 14-16, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now.
  April 14, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-700P.G. Laurie, Battleford to Mail, Toronto re country north of here burned for twenty miles along river by predatory bands.
M-2286-701John A. McDonald, Ottawa to Chief Crowfoot, Gleichen re Governor General desires to thank you for your promise to be a faithful friend.
M-2286-702T.B. Strange, Calgary to Colonel Osborne Smith, Winnipeg re pushing arrangements.
M-2286-703J.W., Winnipeg to J.M. Egan re slip attached from Globe.
M-2286-704Wrigley, Winnipeg to General Strange, Calgary re Hardisty's requisition ready.
M-2286-705Kennedy, Swift Current to Witness, Montreal, Sun, Winnipeg re Captain Howard distinguished fire signals.
  April 15, 1885
M-2286-706C. Shields, Maple Creek to J.M. Egan re ready to take Winnipeg battalion.
M-2286-707C. Shields, Maple Creek to J.M. Egan re will hold cars at Moose Jaw.
M-2286-708F. Middleton, Humboldt to J.M. Egan re Captain Swinford to sign requisitions.
M-2286-709John McDonald, Battleford to McDonald, Winnipeg re Mcdonald left freight at crossing.
M-2286-710Alice Bruce, Battleford to James Bruce, Morden re all quiet - preparing for worst.
M-2286-711W.S. Morris, Battleford to Fred White, Ottawa re Indians raided houses and carried off much.
M-2286-712McDonald, President, Hudson's Bay Company, Qu'Appelle to Sir John A. McDonald, Ottawa re railway funds from England withheld - will government guarantee money.
M-2286-713H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to J. Wrigley, Winnipeg re Dewdney says no truth regarding Pitt.
M-2286-714T.J. Bowles, Winnipeg to William Henderson, Qu'Appelle re last car left - meet Friday, Regina.
M-2286-715Wrigley, Winnipeg to Captain Swinford, Qu'Appelle re what position is company regarding Northcote.
M-2286-716Agent, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re Colonel Tyrwhitt, 35th battalion, Swift Current.
M-2286-717C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re one car, horses and outfit at Banff.
M-2286-718J.G. Ogden, Montreal to J.M. Egan re transportation certificate from Montreal to Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-719J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re military special left Ignace.
M-2286-720Pike, Humboldt to H.P. Dwight re arrived today - ordered to remain - waiting.
M-2286-721W. Osborne Smith, Rosser to J.M. Egan re what places will hot meals be provided.
M-2286-722J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re when do coaches leave for Halifax.
M-2286-723C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re will bring Winnipeg battalion through.
M-2286-724C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re okay for number 11 to come to Swift Current.
M-2286-725E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re many Indians gathered around Battleford - expect an attack.
M-2286-726J.W. Laurie, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re tell agents to accept my requisitions for transport.
M-2286-727C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re okay regarding Howard's car of horses from Banff.
M-2286-728C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re 28 miles Swift Current to river by trail.
M-2286-729C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re Colonel Williams to reach Swift Current, breakfast in Moose Jaw.
M-2286-730C. Shields, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re Galt unload 4 cars coal for steamers, what about remaining 15.
M-2286-731A.E. Fenton, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re think General Laurie is north of Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-732E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re nothing to confirm Pitt massacre.
M-2286-733E. Dewdney, Regina to Sir John A. McDonald, Ottawa re message from Stony Indian reserve Morleville - trust in 2 great powers.
M-2286-734R.J.M., Clarkes Crossing to Free Press, Winnipeg re progress of Indians - expect attack on Battleford.
M-2286-735Pike, Humboldt to Associated Press c/o McDougall, Winnipeg re grenadiers passed here today.
  April 16, 1885
M-2286-736J.M. Egan to J. Murray re any delay in supplies for Swift Current - reply - no delay.
M-2286-737G.N.N., Humboldt to Times, Winnipeg, Mail, Toronto, Pioneer Press, St. Paul re Indian signals seen on hills during night - troops leave early.
M-2286-738W. Osborne Smith, Indian Head to Pioneer Press, St. Paul, J.M. Egan re passed Broadview, men fine.
M-2286-739C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re agents told to accept Laurie's transport requisitions.
M-2286-740C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re do not require more clerks now.
M-2286-741W.H. Jackson, Winnipeg to Governor Dewdney, Regina re ammunition and supplies, more.
M-2286-742W.H. Jackson, Winnipeg to W.O. Smith, Swift Current re quantity of rations supplied for Smith's battalion.
M-2286-743J.G. Moore, Winnipeg to Osborne Smith, Swift Current re Middleton reaches Clarkes Crossing - Battleford safe.
M-2286-744W. White, Swift Current to Major Bell, Queen's Hotel, Winnipeg re clerks left with Armit - ration supply nil.
M-2286-745C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re military special left Swift Current.
M-2286-746C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re military supplies to Swift Current and Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-747C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re attention given government supplies.
M-2286-748William Shannon, Winnipeg to General Middleton, Camp re Turtle Mountain settlers formed volunteer company.
M-2286-749John Carling, Ottawa to G.T. Orton, M.P., with Middleton, Camp re will arrange that Frank of Commanding Officers of each battalion honored as postage when sent in parcel to Winnipeg.
Series 16 Telegrams 750 through 804. -- April 16-18, 1885. Scanned Document View transcripts now.
  April 16, 1885 (continued)
M-2286-750J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of 10th detachment, Quebec and Halifax regiments.
M-2286-751E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Fort Pitt - no news - Battleford people in great suspense.
M-2286-752W.C. Van Horne to J.M. Egan re operators to pass messages to and from H.P. Dwight.
M-2286-753J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of Quebec 10th and Halifax 11th detachments.
M-2286-754Bailey, Swift Current to Globe, Toronto and Free Press, Winnipeg re Colonel Otter with Mounted Police and men rush to Battleford.
M-2286-755Bailey, Swift Current to Globe, Toronto and Free Press, Winnipeg re report of stationing of the various troops and detachments.
  April 17, 1885
M-2286-756C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re taken 10 teams from Banff to Swift Current.
M-2286-757W. Osborne Smith, Calgary to J.M. Egan re settle regarding requisitions for meals.
M-2286-758E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re reported Riel entrenched at Batoche.
M-2286-759G.N. McDougall, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re wire working O.K. to river.
M-2286-760C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Swinford issued requisitions for teams.
M-2286-761J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re require 3 passenger cars.
M-2286-762J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of Halifax detachment and Quebec cavalry.
M-2286-763J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re 385 men in Halifax regiment.
M-2286-764W. Osborne Smith, Gleichen to J.M. Egan re not a captain in my corps.
M-2286-765W.W. McLeod, Qu'Appelle to Post Master General, Ottawa re fear rebels stopped Edmonton stage.
M-2286-766C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re military special left Gleichen.
M-2286-767C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re supplies reached Calgary.
M-2286-768E.W.W., Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re Middleton reported some of Riel's followers deserting him - most of town burned, barracks O.K. as yet.
M-2286-769J.N., Port Arthur to J.M. Egan re 3 coaches at Port Arthur on number 2.
M-2286-770W.R. Baker, Portage la Prairie to J.M. Egan re is charge for oats same as other freight.
M-2286-771C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re 40 cars military supplies to Swift Current.
M-2286-772K, Swift Current to Star, Montreal re this place new base for all operations against rebels.
M-2286-773C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Dewdney asks for special for 30 police, Beaver to Calgary.
M-2286-774C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re Colonel Williams asks for special for troops to Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-775John Carling, Ottawa to Colonel Willianms, Swift Current re letters from active militia men franked by general sent to Winnipeg free, stamped and sent on at public expense.
M-2286-776A.P. Bradley, Ottawa to William Hope Johnson, Beaver, B.C. re appointed commissioner of police on Ross Mountain.
M-2286-777J.N. Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re will use coaches as far as they go.
M-2286-778A.T. Galt, Montreal to General Middleton, Camp re anxious for security of railway bridges and workshops, Medicine Hat.
  April 18, 1885
M-2286-779Major General Middleton, Front to C.E. Hamilton, Attorney General, Winnipeg re grant Collins Corp offered by him.
M-2286-780H.E. Wise, Clarkes Crossing to F.A. Wise, 286 Nelson St., Ottawa re arrived with advance party - river was difficult.
M-2286-781Hugh H. Bean, Prince Albert via Humboldt to Reverend William Bean, D.D., Kingston re safe, prospects for future good.
M-2286-782W.R. Bell, Winnipeg to J. Wrigley, Winnipeg re send 50 hay racks instead of boxes to Swift Current.
M-2286-783George A. Miller, Prince Alberta via Humboldt to Mr. Robert Miller, Wroxter, Ontario re friends will, Prince Albert safe, provisions enough.
M-2286-784Lieutenant D. Ramsay, Qu'Appelle to Associated Press c/o McDougall, Winnipeg re Swift Current troops under Graham ordered to join headquarters at Qu'Appelle at once, reported part of Riel's force moving to cut off supplies and teams between Middleton and Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-785Herald, Calgary to Free Press, Winnipeg re some left to escort men from Red Deer settlement home, then onto Edmonton - anticipate no trouble from Bloods and Peigans.
M-2286-786Hooper, Swift Current to Star, Montreal re stationing different troops and battalions - steamers fitted with field guns.
M-2286-787J.N., Nepigon [Nipigon] to J.M. Egan re whereabouts of cavalry and Halifax regiment.
M-2286-788J.N., Red Rock to J.M. gan re 10th detachment and horses left Red Rock.
M-2286-789Dr. Thomas G. Roddick, Swift Current to Mr. Egan, Winnipeg re bunk house for hospital.
M-2286-790A.E. Fenton, Swift Current to J.M. Egan re wire and insulators sent to Medicine Hat.
M-2286-791E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re 3 of Riel's scouts captured.
M-2286-792C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re military special left Broadview, arrived at Qu'Appelle.
M-2286-793E.W. Warner, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re 2 messengers sent from Battleford re condition of Pitt - one captured, other not heard from.
M-2286-794J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re John Ross lay track east from Nepigon [Nipigon].
M-2286-795J.N., Red Rock to J.M. Egan re Halifax regiment at Jack Fish.
M-2286-796J. Carney, Battleford to Sun, Winnipeg re report of rebels progress, anxiety regarding Pitt - nothing reliable regarding Poundmaker or Big Bear's movements.
M-2286-797Thomas Scott, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re forward battalion store to Qu'Appelle immediately.
M-2286-798P.G. Laurens, Battleford to Free Press, Winnipeg re difficult in getting reliable men to face dangers of route to Pitt - Little Pine and his band plan to go to the Missouri.
M-2286-799C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re get government requisitions from Colonel Smith's special.
M-2286-800Kennedy, Saskatchewan Landing via Swift Current to Witness, Montreal and Sun, Winnipeg re troops on wagons - Captain Howard to Clarkes Crossing on Northcote.
M-2286-801C. Shields, Medicine Hat to J.M. Egan re requisitions for Colonel Smith's special received.
M-2286-802 F.C., Saskatchewan Camp via Swift Current to Globe, Toronto re leave at noon, ? of Number One Infantry sent home sick.
M-2286-803H. Swinford, Qu'Appelle to J.M. Egan re see that all supplies to officers at Troy and Swift Current are pushed to destination.
M-2286-804Baillie, Swift Current to Globe, Toronto and Free Press, Winnipeg re progress and position of different battalions and forces - steamers escort to leave for Clarkes Crossing with Middleton's supplies.
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