In The Case of Louis Riel, Convicted of Treason, and Executed Therefor, Memorandum of Sir Alexander Campbell
CAMPBELL, Sir Alexander
Sir Alexander Campbell (1822-92) was Minister of Justice during the Louis Riel treason trial. The Committee of the Privy Council requested a report on the case and this document was the result. Submitted on November 25, 1885, the report contains four criticisms against the trial: 1) the jurisdiction of the court and the fairness of the trial; 2) the sanity of Riel and his responsibility for his acts; 3) whether Riel's crime was a political one; 4) whether rebellion alone should be punished by death.
Publisher: Printed by MacLean, Roger & Co
Date Published: 1885
Place Published: Ottawa
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 10 p. 25 cm. Blue paper covers. Vertical crease, some small chips, black mark on front cover.