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

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Lillooet Letter

The British Colonist, December 9, 1862

Lillooet, Nov. 25th, 1862.

By a gentleman who came in this evening from Cariboo, and is certainly the last out this season, I give you the following if you like to make it news.

On Williams Creek Flour, 80c. per lb.; Beans, 90c.; Sugar, $1.25; Tea, $3; Bacon, $1.12; Coffee, $1.50; Candles, $3.50; Salt, $1.25, all retail prices.

About 120 men are wintering out there, and some four inches of snow was on the creek.

My informant states that at the mouth of Quesnelle nearly all the Indians were down with the smallpox. The majority of the tribe had died. The disease had been promulgated from the Bute Coast Indians, who have been gradually receding to the interior. The complaint, according to siwash accounts, is heavy on the new trail. Two merchants from the junction above Alexandria have been removed to here for medical treatment, and progress very favorably. The Indians out here have none of this small arrangement...

Source: "Lillooet Letter," British Colonist, December 9, 1862.

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