And late Mr. Joseph de la Broquerie, uncle of the Archibishop. Of all those kind and very generous benefactors Archibishop Taché was the first. He never paid any visit to Montreal during my studies without coming and seeing me at the college. Late Reverend M. Ch. Lenoir was director of the college after Mr. Dennis. Revd. Mr. Daniel Lefebvre being all the time "Econome" and a special benefactor to me. Late Reverend Mons.[?] Dominic Granet was Superior of the House of St. Sulpice during my studies. I left the collège 8th of March 1865. Left Montreal 19th June 1866. Came to St. Paul, lived in Minneapolis, St Anthony and Saint Paul 2 years. Left St. Anthony in July 68 and came to St. Joe. Dakota. Came back to St Boniface on the 26 th. of July 68. It was early in the morning when I saw again my birth place; a sunday, before sunrise. It was a beautifull day. Saw my very dear mother, brothers, sister, that very same day. Had had the great sorrow and misfortune to lose my beloved and good Father the 21st of January 1864. Began the movement of 69 on the fifteenth day of August that year. Was elected secretary of the HalfBreed national committee about the middle Sept. following. Started with eleven men on the 18th. October 69. to meet Hon. W. McDougall. Took Fort Garry on the 3rd of November 69 with 120 men. th Nov. 1869 held a convention of 24 delegates of the people, at Fort Garry. Took Dr. Schultz and his armed house on the 7th of December 69. Proclaimed provisional government 8th of Dec. Was elected president of the provisional government 27th of Dec. by the french halfBreeds. Had a convention of Forty Delegates english and french at Fort Garry 25 January 70. Convention continued up to the eleventh of February. Then I was acknowledged and elected president by the whole people. Named the Delegates to Ottawa the eleventh of February. Send Delegates to Ottawa on the 22d of March, 70. Accepted confederation 24th of June 1870. 24 of August, had to retire from Fort Garry on account of colonel Wolseley's threats and determination to fight, notwithstanding the peace of the treaty. Went to the states till the 31st. of April 1871, when I came back to St. Vital. 8th. December 71, 16 brigands come disguised and masked to his house at St. Vital. They enter the house threaten the boys and women while Riel was delivering a speech at St. Boniface in a public meeting. 22nd December 1871, the legislature of Ontario offer five thousand dollars for his capture. 22nd of February 72, leaves Manitoba for a while at the request of Bishop Taché, his benefactor. Riel returns the 5th of July of 72. At the following elections of 72, on the day of nomination resigns his candidacy in favor of Sir George E. Cartier, at the request of the very Right [Reverend] Archbishop Lynch of Toronto, at the request of late Bishop of Ottawa, of his administrator. And at the request of the very Right [Reverend] Archbishop of St. Boniface. Riel elected 15th of October 73, member for Provencher, Parliament was dissolved. Was reelected member for Provencher 13th Feb. 1874, was expelled from the House the 17th. April 74, was reelected 3d day of Sept. 74, was expelled a second time 12th Feb. 75. Was banished from British Possessions 25 April 75. 14th of July 75, was announced in writing his grand Mission by late Archbishop Ignace Bourget,. who said to him: Dieu qui vous a toujours dirigé assisté jusqu'à l'heure présente ne vous abandonnera pas au plus fort de vos peines car il vous a donné une mission qu'il vous faudra accomplir en tous points. 8th. January 74, was miraculously [cured] from prostration and complete exhaustion of his strength, was miraculously saved by the prayer of Archibishop Ignace Bourget. The 3d day of May 73, received at the hands of the very reverend sister St. Theresa the blessing which his late father had left to that good grey sister, for his absent son; blessing which Riel had been seeking for, during nine years without knowing if it had [been] left for him. 8th of December 75, he receives the holy Ghost at the Gloria in Excelsis, during High Mass in St. Patrick's church, Washington, and there God anointed him with his divine gifts and fruits of his Spirit, as prophet of the new world. 14th December 75, at one o'clock in the afternoon, the Spirit of God comes upon him, fills his body and soul of his divine light and essence; transports him to the fourth heaven and instructed him about the nations of the earth, speaking to him for at least an hour and half. On the 2nd day of January 1876, Bishop Bourget writes to him, saying: "Be blessed by God and by man." Entered Canada the 29th January 76. Entered the Longue Pointe Lunatic asylum in March. The Beauport lunatic asylum the 20th day of May 76. His communication with God beeing continual and taken for insanity. Was discharged from the asylum, the 23d of January 78. His banishment ends 25th April 1880. The 17th day of May 1880 declares his intention to become an american. Benton, Choteau County, Montana. Married the 28th of April 1881. The 16th of March 1883 receives his naturalization papers. Begins to teach school at St. Peter's Mission on the 18th December 83. Receives the visit of delegation from the Northwest 4th of June 1884. Arrives at Batoche the 1st of July 1884. Receives the blessing of Bishop Grandin who blessed the halfbreeds with him, 5th Sept., 1884. On that [day] Riel chooses St. Jean Baptiste and St. Joseph as patron saints of the Half-Breeds. On the 24th of Sept. Riel explains to the Half Breeds and to the clergy of the Saskatchewan why he has choosen St. Jean Baptiste and Saint Joseph.