lieutenant-governor of Nova Scotia, but died at Government House, Halifax, after holding off=ice for about a month.
The In 1869 the Hudson's Bay Company con-North-West. sented to give up its trade monopoly- and its right to govern Rupert's Land and the North-Nest Territory for 1300,000 in money and a twentieth part of the lands, yet to be surveyed, south of the north branch of the Saskatchewan River and west of bake Winnipeg.
There were now about 12;000 persons (chiefly half-breeds) in the Red River country. Of these the French