[Jno. Morley to Colonial Secretary]
September 6, 1869 My Record: 318
NOTES: I have the honour to inform you that an Indian of Chemainus named Kath-a-lock, the father of Tom, who was lately executed at Victoria has made an application to me for certain property, namely a box containing some clothing, and four blankets, etc. [...] lately the property of the said Tom which he states is now in the possession of a man named Thomas, a settler at Chemainus.
I told the Indian that by reason of Tom, having been executed as a felon, the property was forfeited to the Crown but that I [would] write to you for instruction and if the property was given up to Tom's relatives I would let him know. I cannot learn at present by what authority the man Thomas is in possession of the articles.
[Colonial Secretary to Jno. Morley]
October 18th, 1869
Sir, I have the honor to ack. The receipt of your letter of the 6th Sepr relative to certain property belonging to an Indian "Tom" lately executed at Victoria & I am instructed to inform you that the property in question may be given over to Tom's relatives.
I have etc.
[signed P.J. Hankin]