No. 93
19th July 1865
With reference to my despatch No. 81 of the 8th Ultimo, I have the honor to report that Ahan and Sutas, two Chilicoten Indians were found guilty of active participation in the Massacres of last year andsentencedManuscript image sentenced to death. Ahan, the Chief, was executed yesterday.
2. I eagerly availed myself of some favorable circumstances in the case of Sutas and sent him back pardoned to his tribe. A sufficient number of Indians has now perished on the scaffold to atone for the atrocities committed last year.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient, humble Servant
Frederick Seymour
Minutes by CO staff
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Acke. rect.
ABd 7 Sep
Mr Cardwell
I think so. We express no opinions about executions or Remitting Capital Sentences.
TFE 8/9
Making some reference to 81/8243.
EC 9
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Draft reply, Cardwell to Seymour, No. 69, 16 September 1865.
Seymour, Frederick to Cardwell, Edward 19 July 1865, CO 60:22, no. 8624, 254. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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