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Rescue. news of the outbreak reached the older provinces, 2,000 volunteers, under the command of a British officer, General :Middleton, were ready to go to the front. Quebec, Kingston, Toronto, Winnipeg, and many other places sent their citizen-soldiers. The Mari-time Provinces a'4so offered men, and the loval enthusiasm

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of all proved once more that the sons of Canada are ever ready to defend her in time of need.

Though the north-West could be! reached far more quickly than in the days of the R~d River rebellion. there were long gaps in the still unfi,lished railway, and the volunteers were obliged to tramp many weary miles through fast-melting snow. The last Ii Lrt of the journey was. the worst. Batoche, to which the main body of


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