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

Cardwell to Seymour, No. 39

29 October 1864

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your Despatch No. 25 of the 30th of August, reporting the progress of the Expeditions for the discovery of the perpetrators of the Bute Inlet massacre.

I await your fuller Report on the subject, but in the meantime I have to express my great satisfaction that you have safely returned to the duties of your government, and that so much discipline and good order was maintained, and so little loss of life incurred.

I hope that in the result security will be reestablished and friendly relations with the Indians generally not disturbed.

I have etc.

Source: Great Britain Public Record Office, Colonial Office Records, CO 398/2, p. 259, Edward Cardwell, Letter to Seymour, No. 39, October 29, 1864.

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