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

Cox to the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia

Gold Commissioner's Office
Richfield B.C.
29 May 1864


I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt this morning of your communication of the 14 instant referring to the murder of Europeans by Indians near Bute Inlet.

I shall leave this place for Quesnelmouth tomorrow morning where I intend making the necessary arrangements for proceeding immediately to the scene of the late outrage and will use my utmost endeavors to bring the perpetrators to justice.

I have the honor to be
Your most obedient Servant

Wm. Ge. Cox

Source: BCA, Colonial Office Records, F379/22, Mflm B-1321, William George Cox, Letter to the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia, May 29, 1864.

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