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HARGRAVE (Joseph James)
HARGRAVE (Joseph James) Red River,  Printed for the Author by John Lovell, Montreal, 1871
xvi + 506 pp. very faint marginal stain affecting last gathering, 8vo. original cloth, spine slightly sunned,
The author arrived in the settlement in 1861 and gives a compehensive account of the settlement from its inception by Lord Selkirk in 1811. He was a Scottish landowner who made philanthropic efforts to find a place for the displaced Scots during the highland clearances. Hargrave continues with the history, laws and religion, from that time to 1869 when it was "sold" to the Dominion of Canada.

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