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

Cardwell to Seymour, No. 53

1 December 1864

I have had the honor to receive your Despatch, No. 56 of the 4th of October, written in acknowledgement of mine No. 30 of the 1st of August.

I have every reason to approve of the moderation an[d] justice enforced by you during the late Expeditions into the country of the Chilicoten Indians.

I do not understand the meaning of the paragraph in which you speak of inviting every white man to shoot every Indian he might meet. I shall rely on your continued adherence to the line of conduct hitherto pursued by you, which appears to have been perfectly consistent with humanity and good policy.

I have etc.

Source: Great Britain Public Record Office, Colonial Office Records, CO 398/2, p. 271, Edward Cardwell, Letter to Seymour, No. 53, December 1, 1864.

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