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

Seymour to Cardwell, No. 49

24 September 1864

I trust that I may be permitted, with reference to my despatch No. 37 of the 9th instant, stating how we have dealt with the insurrection of the Chilicoten Indians, to forward copy of a proclamation issued by the Governor of Colorado Territory under somewhat similar circumstances.

2. You will allow me to state that in doing so, it is not my wish to draw any comparison or contrast, but merely to point out the difficulties that white men may have to encounter in this part of the world.

I have etc.

Mr. Elliot

See 10955.

VJ 29 Nov


Newspaper clipping, unnamed, 11 August 1864, "The Way Our Neighbours Settle Indian Difficulties," containing a proclamation by John Evans, governor of Colorado Territory.

Source: Great Britain Public Record Office, Colonial Office Records, CO 60/19, p. 268, 10948, Frederick Seymour, Letter to Cardwell, No. 49, sent September 24, 1864, received November 29, 1864.

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