PAS_TR_107_1266_P210_2

PAS_TR_107_1266_P210_2

May 31, 1885, Battleford

To: Mail Toronto
From: A W Fox

“Steamers? Alberta Marquis & Northwest left for Pitt [morning?] with Midland two hundred + fifty men nineteenth, two hundred and twenty five Grenadiers; two hundred and fifty [?] A + B Batteries and had [calling?] sixty men Boulton’s scouts;  sixty Surveyors Corps;  fifty [little?] bank. Lake French thirty Fifty mounted police went by south trail. Force expected to land this side of Indian position tonight and with Strange on other side surround them a fight is expected Tuesday. Much indignation is felt in Queens own Camp that they were not allowed to go Recent [particulars?] of fight at Pitt say the 65th wanted to charge Indians but were not allowed. Strange concluding he had not enough men to make successful fight he has a bout four hundred men in the field.  A squad of 10 men are missing from 65th who were on a barge on river it is thought they are safe.  Poundmaker examined today he is to be sent Regina. Telegraph repairers started to day to repair line which is cut and are twisted round poles for some distance.  Three Stoney Indians have been killed by persons unknown a great many will surely follow as it is rumored a vigilance Committee is being formed. The Baroness expected from Prince Albert tomorrow, she goes on to Pitt with supplies”