Have heard guards speaking of a reporter of the Globe wishing to interview me; ask you to allow me to see him; I stated I am the Prophet of the New World; have revelations which are glorious to publish; an interview will be useful to the new world and agreeable to those whom God has appointed to take care of me. (Add. note by Judge Richardson - if the prisoner desires to see the reporter I see no reason to refuse.)
Sir, I have heard by chance some of my guards speaking in the guard room about a reporter of the Globe, I think, wishing to have an interview with me: and that it was left to your Honor to give such permission. In case, I have heard well, I ask your Honor to allow me to see that gentleman of the Globe. I have had the honor to state before your Honorable Court that I am the Prophet of the New World. I have revelations which coming from God are glorious to publish. And if you have the kindness to give me the permission of an interview with the Globe reporter, I will try that it be not only usefull to the New World; but that it be agreable to those whom God has appointed to take care of me since my entering into General Middleton's tent, on the Saskatchewan in May last. By granting the favor I ask for, you would oblige very much, Your very respectfull and obedient servant and prisoner Louis «David» Riel.