No. 23
1 June 1866
I have the honor to transmit to you a copy of a correspondence between Sir Edmund Head, this Office and Governor Seymour respecting the introduction of Spirituous Liquors among the Indians on the Peace River and in the Athabasca District.
I should be glad to learn whether you can suggest any measures that mightproperlyManuscript image properly be taken with the view of checking the evil.
I have the honor to be
Your most obedient
humble Servant
Edward Cardwell
Other documents included in the file
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Copy, Head to Rogers, 17 April 1866, informing that traders in the Peace River and Athabasca District have introduced spirituous liquor "among the Indians there."
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Copy, Elliot to Seymour, 27 April 1866, enclosing a letter "relative to the introduction of spirituous liquors among the Indians by Traders who have visited the Peace River and Athabasca Districts from British Columbia," and planning a meeting with Head to determine what steps should be taken "to check this evil."
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Copy, Seymour to Elliot, 8 May 1866, suggesting the "occasional visit of a Ship of War" to deal with the problem of the sale of spirituous liquor.