Burns
Mr. Burns, gold miner. The Victoria Gazette (8 January 1859) reported a man by the name of Burns among a party of rowdies from Hill's Bar. Warrants were issued for the arrest of him and another miner by the name of Farrell after an incident in which a group of miners allegedly beat a black barber named Dixon. Burns was subsequently acquitted of the charge when Dixon was unable to recognize him.
See also Gazette and British Colonist, 15 January 1859. BCDES 40.3.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Burns. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/burns.html.

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