The Government Says No to Henderson

Department of the Interior, Ottawa 29th July 1901.

Copy Gold Commissioner

File: 60386 T&M


I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st ultimo, addressed to the Minister of the Interior with respect to the application made by Mr. Robert Henderson for compensation owing to the insufficient benefit which he claims to have obtained from his discovery of gold on the Klondike River, and enclosing a magazine article which you have prepared on “The Discovery of the Klondike”. In reply I am to inform you that careful consideration has been given to the statements in your communication, and in the article which accompanied the same, but it has been decided that no departure can be made from the decision already arrived at in connection with this matter, and which was conveyed to the Gold Commissioner in the Departmental letter to him of the 9th of May last.

Your obedient servant, P.G. Keyes

HJ Woodside Esq., Secretary

Managing Editor,

The Yukon Sun

Source: National Archives of Canada, RG 85, vol. 2158, file 23613, P.G. Keyes, The Government Says No to Henderson, July 29, 1901

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