Item FC 3213 L55 020.010 - 1844 (Jun) from Henry Budd to Smithurst

Transcript 1844 Jun 28 - Letter from Budd 1

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1844 (Jun) from Henry Budd to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.010

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  • June 28, 1844 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper + integral address face with 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: Cumberland Station, River du Pas (sic)

From: Henry Budd

To: The Rev’d J. Smithurst, Indian Settlement

Delivery: Carried by courier

Details: 3.5pp + integral address face

Notes: A letter briefly outlining six enclosures originally included with the letter (but now lost), with instructions on processing certain accounts. Other issues include Charles Cook resigning, and John Turnor Junior taking his place (at a wage of ten (10) skins a month) to fish, cut, and haul firewood, square timber, and do other labour. Mr. Budd and his family are happy to hear that a minister has been assigned to their outpost, and while they anticipate meeting Reverend James Hunter, they are distressed that Smithurst himself cannot come to the settlement to baptize the Natives. The chief had also hoped to see Smithurst, and has now gone to Norway House in the [Hudson’s Bay] Company boats, probably to York Factory.

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

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