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Date: May 13th 1885

May 13 - Up with the rising sun, it was preparation day, to make ready to be on the move again. Our next move being to relieve Prince Albert, 120 miles northwest. The little garrison there had been besieged for the last month and riders had informed us that the population of 350 men, women and children stood in great danger of being massacred by Indians. Only 50 Mounted Police protected them.

By 10 a.m. we were on the march. Reached Guardapuis Landing by noon. Crossed in ferry to west side of the South Saskatchewan River and camped. There Louis David Riel, the rebel leader, was captured by the Scouts and brought to our camp. Nearly mobbed by the prisoners he had treated so badly.