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MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18 / C146-131
Ottawa, 21 June 1887
Aborigines Protection Society
In compliance with the request made by you, after certain matters in connection with the Indians of the Canadian North West had been discussed in this branch of our Legislature, I enclose you the report made by a select committee of the senate, appointed ‘for the purpose of collecting information, regarding the existing natural food products of the North West Territories, and the best means of conserving and increasing them,’ which may interest you, and possible be of slight service for the information of the noble society whose protecting arm has so often shielded off entirely, or lessened the weight of blows frequently inflicted on the weaker races. I would also commend for your careful perusal the report of the superintendent general of Indian affairs which I send herewith as showing the efforts made by the government here in their behalf, and trusting that this year of jubilee may also inaugurate peace and good will between the aboriginal and intrusive races of men throughout the world.
Yours very faithfully
My address will be Dr Schultz, the Senate, Ottawa, Canada