In this despatch, Douglas writes the follwing account of McDonnell: The Cariboo Gold District was discovered by a fine athletic young man by the name of McDonnell, a native of the island of Cape Breton, of mixed French and Scotch descent, combining in his personal appearance and character, the courage, activity and remarkable powers of endurance, of both races. His health has suffered from three years constant exposure and privation, which induced him to repair with his well earned wealth to this Colony for medical assistance.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. McDonnell. 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.

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