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

Seymour to Cardwell, No. 10

19 May 1865

25 February 1865

With reference to my despatches described in the Margin* I have the honor to forward Copy of an interesting and highly satisfactory letter received from Mr. John Ogilvy, the Constable and Collector of Customs at Bella Coola, North Bentinck Arm. Mr. Ogilvy held the second Command in Mr. Cox's Volunteer force after Mr. McLean was shot by the Indians, and was appointed to his present post by myself.

2. It is gratifying to see how well placed has been the mercy which Mr. Brew extended to Anaheim, the Chief of the Western Branch of the Chilicoten tribe and how sore pressed are the murderers still at large.

I have etc.

* Governor to Secretary of State
No. 7 of 20 May 1864
No. 25 of 30 August 1864
No. 37 of 9 Sept. 1864
No. 56 of 4 Oct. 1864
No. 58 of 7 Oct. 1864
No. 69 of 23 Nov. 1864
Mr. Elliot


Abd 15-5
TFE 15/15


Newspaper clipping, unnamed, no date, J.D.B. Ogilvy's letter to Seymour of 6 February 1865 describing events in his region and particularly Anaheim's endeavours to capture the remaining Indians involved in the massacre.


Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 24, 19 May 1865.

Source: Great Britain Public Record Office, Colonial Office Records, CO 60/21, p. 67, 4584, Frederick Seymour, Letter to Cardwell, No. 10, sent February 25, 1865, received May 15, 1865.

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