We do not know his name: Klatsassin and the Chilcotin War

Seymour to Cardwell, No. 93

19 July 1865

With reference to my despatch No. 81 of the 8th Ultimo, I have the honor to report that Ahan and Sutas, two Chilicoten Indians were found guilty of active participation in the Massacres of last year and sentenced to death. Ahan, the Chief, was executed yesterday.

2. I eagerly availed myself of some favorable circumstances in the case of Sutas and sent him back pardoned to his tribe. A sufficient number of Indians has now perished on the scaffold to atone for the atrocities committed last year.

I have etc.

Acknowledge receipt.

ABd7 Sep

Mr. Cardwell

I think so. We express no opinions about executions or Remitting Capital Sentences.

TFE 8/9

Making some reference to 81/8243.

EC 9


Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 69, 16 September 1865.

Source: Great Britain Public Record Office, Colonial Office Records, CO 60/22, p. 254, 8624, Frederick Seymour, Letter to Cardwell, No. 93, sent July 19, 1865, received September 7, 1865.

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