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Lady Stanley and the Indian's Child.

Lady Stanley has met with an adventure, of which she sends home (says the London correspondent of tho "Liverpool Post") an interesting account. She accompanied the Governor-General of Canada in his tour westward. They visited r-hc Indian reservation of the Blaekfoots. There Lady Stanley observed a little white child, some five or six years of age, playing about with the -Jndian children. Tho . child could not speak a word of English, and seemed quitp at home with her Indian sisters. On inquiry, Lady Stanley found '.that tho| child had been captured, when a baby, during an Indian raid on the United States. L:idy Stanley endeavoured to induce the Indians to part with their prize, but they had grown to love the little thing, and no money would buy her. On returning to Ottawa communications were opened with the Government- at Washington, and an American agent was despatched to the spot. From his inquiries it seemed probable that the child was the daughter of a United States officer killed in some Indian foray, but of her identity there was no trace. The President has given instructions that the cluld.is to. be rescued at any cost,: and a United States officer has been sent to the reservation with these instructions. From what Lady Stanley learned of the views of the Indians, ifc seems doubtful whether, anything but main force will induce them to give up the child.

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Lady Stanley and the Indian's Child., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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Lady Stanley and the Indian's Child. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 16 May 1890

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