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NILE EXPEDITION (CANADIAN VOY. AGEURS.) The following is a copy of letter to the Marquess of Lansdowne, Governor General of Canada, from General Lord Wolseley, dated the 13th April, 1885, acknowledging the services of the Canadian Voyageurs in the Nile Expedition of 1884-85 Cairo, April 13, 1885. My Lord,—The Canadian Voyageurs who have recently been employed with the Nile Expe- dition, having now all returned to Canada, I am anxious to express to your lordship my high sense of the services they have rendered, and of the value they have been to the Expeditionary Force. With a few exceptions they have been thoroughly competent boatmen; they worked exceedingly well. They have undergone the hardships of this arduous campaign without the slightest grumb- ling or discontent; and they have, on many occasions, shown not only great skill, but also great courage in navigating their boats through diffi- cult and dangerous water. I much regret that in so doing some of them should have fallen victims to the dangers they were attempting to overcome. The officers, and especially Colonel Denison, have shown much energy and good \#ill, and have proved them- selves of considerable value. I beg to ask that your lordship will have the goodness to convey the purport of this letter both to the officers and men of the Canadian voyageurs, and also to the authorities in Canada, certain unfounded statements having ap- paared in various papers, to the effect that their employment had been attended with unsatisfactory results. I desire to place on record, not only my own opinion, but that of every officer con- nected with the direction and management of the boat columns, that the service of these voyageurs had been of the greatest possible value, and further, that their conduct throughout has been excellent. They have earned for themselves a high reputation among the troops up the Nile. It was, moreover, a source of much satisfaction to these troops to find the Canadians represented on this Expedition, and sharing with them their priva- tions and risks. At a time when English, Irish, and Scotch soldiers are employed, the presence with them of Canadians, shows in a marked manner the bonds which unite all parts of our great Empire. In the advance up the Nile next autumn, I propose to employ a considerably larger number of voyageurs than that employed in the past winter. On this subject, however, I will make a further communica- tion to your lordship as the period of active operations draws nearer. Lastly, I am anxious to express to your lordship personally my sincere thanks for the trouble you have taken with regard to the engage- ment of these voyageurs, and in all other arrange- ments connected with them.

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