Item FC 3213 L55 019.010 - 1842 (Dec) from Henry Budd to Smithurst

Transcript 1842 Dec 30 - Letter from Budd

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1842 (Dec) from Henry Budd to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.010

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  • December 30, 1842 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper with integral address face and remnants of a red wax seal.

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First Indigenous North American to be ordained priest by the Church of England, and founder of the mission at Riviere du Pas (The Pas, MB).

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Place: Revier du Pas

From: Hy Budd

To: The Revd John Smithurst, Red River

Details: 3pp and integral address

Notes: Henry Budd writes to Rev. Smithurst with news. Mr. H. McKenzie arrived by boat and let Budd know that Rev. Smithurst arrived back in Red River safely, as well as bringing goods sent by Rev. Smithurst, including books, cloth, and tea. Budd discusses leather clothes for the Native children. Budd also mentions that he is "at a loss what to do with these children when they turn ill, having nothing of any kind to give them, but Salts." His brother-in-law, who was originally from Norway House, recently died after injuring himself with an axe and being unable to reach help.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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