Letter to Wm. Young, Colonial Secretary

Salt Spring Island
24th Feb'y 1869

Wm A.G. Young Esqre
Colonial Secretary


I beg leave to state to you that as some of my family were walking on my Farm, near the beach, they perceived some Indians in a Canoe, and on returning they saw the same Canoe at a little distance, and in a few minutes they fired a Gun, and the ball alighted within a few yards of them. I state these facts in order that the Indians may be driven out of the Bay entirely, as our lives and property are not safe for a moment, and all the settlers, as well as myself are quite uneasy and unsettled, several Murders having been committed on the Island, within the last twelve months.

Trusting that you will immediately lay these few lines before His Excellency,

I have the Honor to remain,
Your mo Obdt Servant

J.G. Hollins

Forward to Mr. Terry for the perusal of the

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Col: Secty
1 March 1869

2 March 1869

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to Comr in Chief

My dear Sir

In accordance with instructions from the Gov I forward to you herewith a letter addressed to me by a settler named Hollins on Salt Spring, or Admiral Island, representing that some of his Family had been fired at by Indians, and I am to request that you will lay the letter before Admiral Hastings for his perusal.

W.A.G. Young

Source: BCA, Colonial Correspondence, GR1372, F. 780/1, J.G. Hollins, Letter to Wm. Young, Colonial Secretary, February 24, 1869

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