Item FC 3213 L55 019.057 - 1845 (Jun) from Henry Budd to Rev. John Smithurst

Transcript 1845 June 24 - Letter from Budd

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1845 (Jun) from Henry Budd to Rev. John Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.057

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  • June 24, 1845 (Creation)
    Budd, Henry

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One sheet of paper with integral address, originally sealed with red wax.

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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: Red River Settlement

From: Henry Budd (Hudson's Bay Clerk and Missionary), Cedar Lake (on route to Grand Rapids)

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 3pp

Notes: The letter from Henry Budd discusses the return of empty kegs for butter and lie soup, garden vegetables being grown thereby requesting vegetable seeds. Mrs. Budd's gift of gloves to be sent via Les Perance and Mr. Budd's watch is enclosed for repair.

Cedar Lake is located Northwest of Lake Winnipeg and the letter was carried down to Grand Rapids down Lake Winnipeg and then to Red River Indian Settlement. The Letter was most likely carried by Mission Boat that carried supplies as well as mail to Grand Rapids.

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

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