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Review Questions

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1. Why was Simcoe so apprehensive about arresting the murder suspect ?

2. What would have complicated Simcoe's action regarding the crisis?

3. Suggest a reason why Dorchester failed to respond to appeals from Simcoe for advice.

4. Explain: (a) respite the convict; (b) proceed on his own initiative; (c) learned of his lordship's pleasure; (d) all manner of opprobrious epithets; (e) neither close nor cordial; (f) without cause or provocation.

5. What do you think happened to the treaty?

6. Summarize the main theme and the important details of this narrative.


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