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Letter to Bourassa (eng) p.3 - Claudius Corneloup - We were there

RG24, dossier 649-C-1596, bobine T-8653
Claudius Corneloup, Soldier, to Henri Bourassa, Publisher of the Newspaper Le Devoir, Draft Article Opposing Conscription and Critical of Canadian Military Leaders, January 23, 1917 (Document Seized and Never Sent) (English translation)
Addressed to Henri Bourassa, this article was seized and used as evidence of the author's dereliction of military duty. Corneloup did not deny having written the article, but confirmed that he had intended to show it to the censors. He was sentenced to four months of internment and forced labour, which was commuted to three months of Field Punishment No. 1 -- the court did not agree to hearing testimony in Corneloup's favour from some officers, as they were too far away.

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RG24, file 649-C-1596, reel T-8653

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