Smith, William
Smith was a settler on San Juan Island.1 Along with twenty-one other settlers, Smith signed a petition written to General William Selby Harney regarding protection of the American settlers from bands of marauding northern Indians.2 Later that year, Henry R. Crosbie signed off on a notice, dated 1 August 1859, which certified Smith as a constable on San Juan.3
  • 1. Hubert Howe Bancroft, The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Volume XXXII. The History of British Columbia. 1792-1887. (San Francisco: The History Company, Publishers, 1887), 617.
  • 2. Milton, William Fitzwilliam, viscount, A History of the San Juan Water Boundary Question, As Affecting the Division of Territory between Great Britain and the United States (London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1869), 256-257.
  • 3. Douglas to Lytton, 8 August 1859, 9570, CO 305/11, 29.
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