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

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Waddington to the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia

Victoria, August 29th 1864


I learn from the account published by the Government, that eight of the Chilcoaten murderers have surrendered themselves and that three more are dead. There seems however to be considerable uncertainty concerning the remainder, and before venturing to resume operations on the Bute Inlet trail, I should feel much obliged by an answer, as to whether it would yet be safe for me to place men on the trail, where the work was abandoned, so as to risk no more lives in the undertaking.

I remain, Sir
very respectfully
Your Obedt. humble servant
Alfred Waddington

Source: BCA, Colonial Correspondence, GR-1372, F1809, Mflm B-1372, Alfred Waddington, Letter to the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia, August 29, 1864.

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