PAS_TR_107_1067_P130_3; PAS_TR_107_1068_P130_4

May 12, 1885, Batoche

To: Mrs Middleton, 428 Lewis St. Ottawa
From: Fred Middleton, Major General

“Our victory yesterday was most complete. Not a sign of the enemy anywhere – No Firing into bivouac or camp last night. The officers and men have done their work and behaved splendidly. I have got about Hundred and fifty women and children on my hands now? Poor things I am sorry for them. The steamer with wire on board turned up all right yesterday evening just as the fight was over. Beautiful weather and warm sleeping in open air without tents. I am very well and hope I have broken the back of the rising. Have sent to Riel to surrender by a priest who thinks he will. I do not – Best Love to all”