No. 121
12th November 1865
With reference to Mr Seymour's despatch No. 77 of 3rd June, and your reply No. 63 of the 3rd September, I have the honor to forward Copies of the Depositions taken before Mr Pender R.N. of HerMajesty'sManuscript image Majesty's Surveying Ship "Beaver" respecting the fate of Antoine Luccavage the Murderer of Mr J.D.B. Ogilvy, late Collector of Customs at Bella Coolla.
I have the honor to be,
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Arthur N. Birch
Minutes by CO staff
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Mr Elliot
Acknowledge rect.
It is not quite certain, I think, whether Ahmete shot the Murderer Antoine offensively or defensively. We must assume the latter.
ABd 3 Feb
Put by?
TFE 3/2
WEF 4/2
EC 6
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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D. Pender, to Rear Admiral Joseph Denman, 17 October 1865, forwarding deposition relating to the murder of Ogilvy.
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Statement of Klelulkin, 3 October 1865, reporting the events surrounding the death of Antoine.
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Statement of Mr. Moss, Indian Agent and Customs Officer at Bella Coola, 2 October 1865, reporting the circumstances of the murder of Antoine by Ahmete.