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

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Draft Letter from Colonial Secretary's Office to Cox

8 October 1864


I have duly received and laid before the Governor your letter of the 2nd instant on the subject of the Indian witnesses


and I am to convey to you His Excellencys approval of the course you suggest for employing "Tom" as a packer and you are authorized to employ him yourself if convenient or to obtain employment with some other Magistrate for him.

His Excellency also authorizes your making some provision during the winter months for the 2 Indian women until they can return in safety to their own [[strike]]country[[/]] tribe.

Source: BCA, Colonial Correspondence, GR-1372, F380/1, Mflm B1321, Arthur N. Birch, Draft Letter to Cox, October 8, 1864.

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