Fletcher to Granville
128, New Bond Street,
London
19th July 1869
My Lord,
I take the liberty of sending the enclosed statement just received from my Son, Mr W.H. Fletcher, who is a settler at Bella Coola, British Columbia, which he wishes me to lay before your notice, & by a notice of the case to the new British Governour from you, it might be productive of great protection to the White Settlers in British Columbia.
Your Lordship may safely rely upon the truth of my Son's statement in every particular, and, apologising for thus troubling your Lordship,
I remain My Lord,
Your Lordship's very Obednt Servant
Henry Fletcher

Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Rogers
See Minute on Acting Governor's despatch 22/8154.
CC 22/7
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This is not at all a bad account of what has passed.
I would tell Mr Fletcher that Ld G. had perused his son's account of what has passed at Bella Coola. That his son is probably aware that if he wishes any statement of this kind to be made a ground of action on the part of the S. of State he must forward it thro' the Govr. That meantime Ld G. is glad to be able to inform Mr F. that what has passed has not been overManuscript imagelooked by the Local Authorities.
WM 28/7
G 28/7
Documents enclosed with the main document (not transcribed)
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Statement of the disturbance which occurred at Bella Coola on 16 December 1868, signed by W.H. Fletcher, Matthew Feak and E.L. Pierce, with additional comments concerning subsequent events.
Other documents included in the file
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Monsell to Henry Fletcher, 4 August 1869, advising that the case had not been overlooked by the local authorities.
Minutes by CO staff
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I have omitted that such a statement ought to have [been] forwarded thro' the Govr, as in the P.S. the son says he had done so.
Fletcher, Henry to Leveson-Gower, Granville George 19 July 1869, CO 60:37, no. 8130, 544. 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. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B696F04.html.

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