Gaggin to Birch
Quesnelmouth 13 September 1864
I have the honor to report for the information of His Excellency the Governor, that in conformity with a letter received by me from Mr. Commissioner Cox, I proceeded on the 9th inst. [[expand to Instant on mouse-over]] down the "Frazer" River to Alexandria, taking with me Constable Sullivan and on the following morning received from Mr. Cox at Alexandria seven (7) Chilacoaten Indians, charged with being participants in the Bute Inlet Massacre, their names are nearly as they can be made out, are
immediately on receipt of the prisoners, I placed them on board the Steamer Enterprize, in charge of Constables Sullivan and Pine, and returned to this town, where I handed them over to the Chief Constable who lodged them safely in a building which I had previously rented, and had fitted up for their reception.
They were properly washed and supplied each with one pair of new trowsers, one blue flannel shirt, and one good blanket, and are secure from any possibility of escape.
I have the honor
J. Boles Gaggin
Request Mr. Gaggin to state what has become of the eight prisoners.
FS 24 Sep. 1864
Source: BCA, Colonial Correspondence, GR-1372, F623/11, B-1330, John Boles Gaggin, Letter to Birch, September 13, 1864.
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