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

Cardwell to Seymour, No. 10

Union St.
New Milns
24 February 1865

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 69 of the 23rd of November reporting the execution of two chiefs of the Chilicoten Tribe of Indians, with three of their followers who had taken part in the recent massacre at Bute Inlet.

It is satisfactory to learn that the law has been vindicated, and I trust that the effect may be to produce a salutary impression on the Native race.

I entirely approve the measures of relief towards the starving Indians which from a sense of humanity, and I doubt not also of true policy, you have adopted.

I have etc.

Source: Great Britain Public Record Office, Colonial Office Records, CO 398/2, p. 297, Edward Cardwell, Letter to Seymour, No. 10, February 24, 1865.

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