Bijou, Laurent
In this despatch illustrating the wealth of gold being acquired in the colony at the time, Douglas refers to several miners in the Cariboo region, including Laurent Bijou. Douglas writes that Bijou is a native of France that left Cariboo on 1 August 1861.1 He had spent about a month mining in Cariboo and in that time acquired $4500 worth of gold dust. According to Bijou, he was not so fortunate, as others were making as much as $1000 a day. Bijou had mined in California before, but never saw a Gold-field so rich as Cariboo.2
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