Rev. Dugas said you bought from him, as authorized by me, some land I had to sell; have received the £10; am sending my mother for the balance; he said you offered to use your influence in my election with people at Oak Point; I accept the offer.
Dear Mister Bannatyne, Reverend father Dugast told me the other day, that you had bought from him as authorized by me, a land I had to sell. He told me how fairly you have given the bargain. I have received the £10.0.0 and given him the reciept. I send today My mother to receive in my name, if you please, the balance. Reverend father Dugast that the land has been sold £30.0.0, thirty pounds. Besides, the reverend gentleman told me that you had offered him to use your influence for my election, with some people of OAK Point. I accept the nice offer. and remain very thankfully Yours respectfully Louis Riel