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RETURN Of all correspondence and expense connected with and incurred in the arrest of the Indian "Hunter… British Columbia. Legislative Assembly. 1882

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 45. Vic. Correspondence—Arrest of Hunter Jack. 491
Of all correspondence and expenses connected with and incurred in the arrest of
the Indian " Hunter Jack," and the expedition to Chilcotin in the Poole murder
By Command.
Geo. A. Walkem,
Attorney-General's Office, Attorney-General.
Wth April, 1882.
To G. A. Walkem.
Clinton, August 8, 1881.
Hunter Jack arrested for murder Poole family and remanded until further evidence
procured from Pemberton or vicinity.    Shall I go down?    Will wait for instructions.
W. Livingstone.
Victoria, B.C., 8th August, 1881.
To W. Livingstone, Clinton.
You can go down if you consider there are sufficient grounds for doing so.
Geo. A. Walkem.
Victoria, B.C., 9th August, 1881.
F. W. Foster, Clinton.
Don't release Hunter Jack till Livingstone's return from Portages.   He has been
telegraphed to look up evidence.   Detain by remands.
Geo. A. Walkem.
Mr. F. W. Foster, J.P., to the Attorney-General.
Clinton, 16th August, 1881.
Sir,—I have the honour to enclose the particulars of a case that was heard before
me as J.P.,—Regina vs. Taspola alias Hunter Jack. The evidence being all hearsay
and pertaining to gossip, and depending chiefly on one witness—an Indian named Bob,
who now denies what he has stated to witnesses—and there seeming to me no possible
chance of getting further evidence or more positive proofs of guilt,—I wish you to
inform me if I am justified in committing the prisoner for trial, or shall I release him.
We have so much to fight against in this business. You may remember a case being
reported to you, where J. Martley had promised, in his office as J.P., to moderate a
sentence against one Budwig, if he will alter his evidence on a trial against Scotty: a
totally different charge to that before him. And now we have J. L. Hughes, as testified
to in the accompanying evidence, sending word to the Indians to get the accused
Hunter Jack out of the way.
Pray tell me quickly how I am to act, as it seems to me we can spend the whole
revenue in arrests, &c, and be no further advanced.
I have, &c,
(Signed)      P. W. Poster. 492 Correspondence—Arrest of Hunter Jack. 1882
Victoria, August 23, 1881.
F. W. Foster, Esq., Clinton.
Evidence received by you wholly insufficient to commit for trial. Await Livingstone's return from Portages, and see what further evidence he produces. Telegraphed
him on 8th August to go there if necessary.
Geo. A. Walkem.
The Attorney-General to the Government Agent, Clinton.
Victoria, B.C., 14th October, 1881.
Sir,—By direction of the Hon. the Attorney-General, I have the honour to request
that you will inform him by whose authority the expenses re Regina vs. Taspola, set
out in Requisitions 15, 16, 17, and 19, were incurred.
I have, &c,
(Signed)       Eli Harrison, Jr.,
Sol., A. G. 0.,
for the Attorney-General.
Mr. Soues to the Attorney-General.
Clinton, 26th October, 1881.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 14th, asking
by whose authority the expenses re Regina vs. Taspola, set out in Requisitions 15, 16,
17, and 19, were incurred. I have handed your letter to Mr. Livingstone, who acted in
the matter, and he has written you a full report of the same.
I have, &c,
(Signed) E. Soues,
Government Agent.
Mr. Livingstone to the Attorney-General.
Clinton, October, 26th, 1880.
Sir,—I have the honour to state with reference to your letter to Mr. Soues of tho
14th instant, asking for information concerning the expenses incurred as per Requisitions
15, 16, 17, and 19, that information was laid by an Indian woman named Lily, charging
Taspola, alias Hunter Jack, with the murder of the Poole family.
At the time the information was laid I was informed by John Currie and the Indian
woman Lily, that evidence to substantiate the charge would be given if certain parties
in the vicinity of Anderson Lake and Pemberton, were summoned as witnesses. Before
summoning these parties I telegraphed to Victoria for instructions, and I was directed
to procure this evidence if I considered there was sufficient grounds for doing so. I
considered from what I had heard from the above and other sources, that the evidence
was likely to substantiate the charge, and accordingly summoned the witnesses, whose
names appear on the requisitions.
While Hunter Jack was in custody he made a statement implicating tho Chilcotin
Indians in the murder. As I had not time to investigate this statement personalty,
being busy assessing, I directed Mr. Reed to institute a. search amongst the Chilcotin
Indians. He was sworn in as a special constable. No special arrangement was made
as to what pay he was to receive.    It was considered necessary from the nature of his 45 Vic. Correspondence—Arrest op Hunter Jack. 493
journey and the country through which he would have to travel, that he should have
an assistant with him, and Mr. C. Connor was accordinglysworn in as assistant constable.
On Mr. Reed's return, no special arrangement having been made, he was informed that
he would bo allowed the usual fees for special constables, for himself and assistant. Mr.
Reed, however, made the charges sent in by requisition, and charged for the services of a
guide and packer which, he states, it was necessary to employ. I considered Mr. Reed's
bill should be paid according to the scale of special constables' fees. I may state that
a report of the result of Mr. Reed's investigation would have been forwarded you
directly on his return here, but owing to my absence from Clinton, it has not been done,
but will, be forwarded with this letter, through Mr. Justice Robertson. Should the
Government, after receiving Mr. Reed's report, desire to investigate the matter further,
it will be less expensive, as I will then be able to undertake the duty myself, if I am so
Any journey to the Chilcotin country would, however, require to be undertaken at
once, as owing to its great altitude and the consequently great depth of snow which
falls there, it will in a short time be almost inaccessible, and does not usually open up
before May.
I have, &c,
(Signed) W Livingstone.
Mr. Reed to Mr. Livingstone.
Clinton, 26th October, 1881.
Sir,—In compliance with instructions received from you, I, in company with Mr. C.
Connor, proceeded to the Chilcotin country, for the purpose of ascertaining the truth or
otherwise of the statement made by Taspola, then in gaol on the charge of murdering
Poole and family.
Unable to procure the aid of the Indian interpreter we anticipated, we took with
us, as interpreters and guides, Anaham and Joe, Chiefs of the Chilcotins and Alexie
tribes respectively. We interviewed and subjected to a close examination the two
squaws whom Taspola stated to have met on Bridge River. They confirmed the
meeting in every particular, but firmly denied the other portion of his statement, as
they understand nothing of Taspola's language, nor does he understand theirs, nor can
the squaws speak Chinook; and much of their evidence was confirmed by one or two of
the white settlers, for several years resident on the Chilcotin. This leads me to believe
that the statement of Taspola was, to a great extent, a pure fabrication, and made
solely for the purpose to cast suspicion from off his own shoulders to those of the Chilcotins. I am further convinced, from what has since transpired, that had Taspola been
held in charge and time allowed for a more extended search for evidence, that strong
and important revelations would and could have been brought forth, and the perpetrators of the murder discovered.
During the examination of these women and two or three other Indians, I could
but notice the readiness they evinced in answering all our enquiries, in marked contrast
to the conduct of those living near the scene of the murder. We here visited several
camps, but could find nothing to excite our suspicions. We then proceeded to Chilco
Lake, and there interviewed a Squamish Indian named Charley, living with a Stone
woman, whom we had learned sometime previous sold to various Stone Indians blankets
and clothing. The whereabouts of the Indian in possession of the blankets we could
not discover, the Stones being either ignorant or purposely refused to discover him to
us. This Charley stated he had worked for some years past at Moody's saw-mill, and
that he had only been in the Stone country three months. He was wounded in the left
arm, being as he stated accidentally shot when in bed; but from his actions at meeting
and other circumstances connected with him, both myself and Connor strongly believed
in his implication, a belief in which we were justified in holding from what has since
transpired, the nature of which evidence you will find in my second report. Strong as
our convictions were, I regret we could find no clue to warrant his arrest. We then
left Chilco Lake, and proceeded to examine several other camps between it and Tatla 494 Correspondence—Arrest of Hunter Jack. 1882
Lake, in none of which could we find any portion of the Poole property. As we travelled rapidly through the country the camps were taken by surprise, and therefore had
no time to secrete or make away with any property they may have been in possession
of. There was one camp of the Stone Indians we could find nothing of,—Indians I am
well acquainted with,—and who were absent from the Chilcotin during the winter
Poole was murdered.
I am, &c,
(Signed) Thos. P. Reed.
Mr. Reed to Mr. Soues.
Clinton, 26th October, 1881.
Sir,—When making my report to Mr. Livingstone and giving the result of my visit
to the Chilcotin and Stone country to investigate the truthfulness of Taspola's statement, 1 was under the impression that an expense had been incurred to no purpose.
Such, however, I am happy to say is not the case. When at Soda Creek two weeks ago,
I received information from Mr. English which I considered warranted further investigation. I at once proceeded to the Chilcotin and there ascertained the following:—A
Stone boy, about eighteen years of age, working for Mr. English, enquired of two boys
belonging to the Stone country the object of my late visit. The boys told him, and
further stated that some time ago they had heard, when in camp with the Stone Indians,
one Tseeter recite the whole particulars of the murder, viz., that three or four Indians
were engaged in it; that they first shot Poole through the back, cut his throat and put
him in a hole; then cut the girl's throat, placing her with her father, the boy in the
meantime escaping to the bush; that they overtook him, shot him, and cut his head
completely off, covering the body with brush. Tseeter further stated he had on several
occasions seen a gold watch, an overcoat, and flour in possession of the Squamish Indian
Charley; and in reply as to where he got the watch, stated from the coast. This boy,
working for English, further informed me that when on my visit to Chilco Lake, Ana-
ham heard that Charley had been in possession of a watch, but when questioned by
Anaham denied all knowledge of it. I must here state that the murder was known to
but a few of the Stone Indians; this I learned the other day. The two boys in question
are now off hunting with other Indians, but will shortly return. English's boy offers to
go amongst the Stones and endeavour to obtain some of the articles which he thinks
can still be obtained. It was the intention of the settlers of Chilcotin to address the
Attorney-General, urging action in the matter, but I told them I would proceed to
Clinton and place all particulars before the authorities there, and that I had no doubt
steps would be taken immediately towards investigation. This I did some ten days ago,
but nothing has been done, the fear of a small expenditure apparently paralyzing every
action of those in authority here. The murderer of a Chinaman has been at large
amongst the Chilcotins for the last eight or nine years, and if tho Poole murderers are
allowed to go at large with impunity, and no attempt made towards their arrest, the
settlers consider there is no telling how soon they may meet with a fate similar to that
of Poole and family. Another reason that immediate steps should be taken is, these
boys may at any moment return, and unless some one is there to interrogate them at
once, knowledge of enquiries being set on foot may become known to the Indians, and
all trace of the murderers destroyed. I would strongly urge that some one be at once
sent to reside at English's, where a good and trustworthy interpreter resides, and in
five or six weeks the whole affair can be thoroughly sifted, and the utility of further
investigation determined.
I am, &c,
(Signed) Thos, P. Reed.
P.S.—Mr. Cargile tells me there were four Indians of the Stone tribe absent during
the winter of Poole's murder, and did not return to the Chilcotin until Spring. The
evidence against the China murderer is the one who accompanied him at the time.
The report addressed to Mr. Livingstone was given in on my return from the Chilcotin, but appears not to have been forwarded.
(Signed) Thos. P. Reed. 45 Vic.
Correspondence—Arrest of Hunter Jack.
To F. Soues, Clintion.
Victoria, B.C., Nov. 26th, 1881.
Arrange if possible with Reed for him to immediately carry out suggestions in his
report for further investigation in Poole case amongst Stone Indians and telegraph me.
(Signed)       Geo. A. Walkem.
Mr, Soues to the Attorney-General.
Government Office,
Clinton, 27th Nov., 1881.
Sir,—I have the honour to report in reply to your telegram of yesterday, instructing
me to arrange if possible with T. P. Reed, for him to carry out his suggestionfor further
investigation in the Poole case among the Stone Indians. In reply, 1 beg to say that
Mr. Reed is at present residing with B. F. English, in the Chilcotin country, watching
matters there.
I shall inform him by this mail of the purport of you telegram, and anything fresh
transpiring there I shall at once report to you by telegraph.
I have, &c,
(Signed) E. Soues,
Government Agent.
To G. A. Walkem.
Clinton, December 1st, 1881.
Reed returned to-day; from fresh information received, advises the immediate arrest
of a certain Indian at present known to be between head waters of Homathco River
and Tatla Lake. This is the wish of all settlers in upper part of District, who will
address you on the subject. Reed has seen and known the Indian; can go to where he
is in seven days from Eraser River, f leaving at once.    Answer.
(Signed)       F. Soues.
To F. Soues, Clinto?*..
Let Reed go and arrest the Indian.
Victoria, December 2nd, 1881.
Geo. A. Walkem.
Mr. Reed to Mr. Soues.
Clinton, 5th December, 1881.
Sir,—When I returneijlrom the Chilcotin in October last, I then represented the
necessity of some one proceeding there at once to investigate the report of two Indian
boys respecting the Poole murder. I also laid what information I then possessed before
Mr. Harrison, at the same time urging that immediate steps be taken ; representing,
also, it to be the urgent wish of the residents in that portion of the country for the
authorities to act in the matter. Relying on your receiving the necessary power to act,
without further delay I proceeded to the Chilcotin, and from what information 1 there
gleaned, I am confident that some of the murderers of the Poole family belong to the 496 Correspondence—Arrest of Hunter Jack. 1882
Stone tribe of Indians. The difficulty of procuring evidence direct will at once be
apparent to you, owing to the time allowed to elapse since the committal of the murder
without any effort being made to obtain a clue in this direction. It now appears the
Squamish Indian Charley made no bones, this summer, as to his having killed a white
man, that he had yet goods stowed in the mountains, and wanted his klootchman (a
Stone woman) to go with him this fall and get them away, not having had time before
to do so. He has also acknowledged to being in possession of a gold watch, which was
seen by one "Tseeter." It is by the arrest of this Indian, and getting together the
various evidence bearing on him, that I expect to fathom the whole mystery. I am
acquainted with two of the four Indians who were absent during the winter of the Poole
murder. One is known as the China murderer, the other his brother. The names of
the other two I will obtain, and, with the assistance of one Indian boy, who has quietly
worked in my behalf, I anticipate getting the necessary evidence against them. From
the talk amongst the Indians, since my first visit to Chilco Lake, it is evident the implication of the Stones in the murder has only of late been generally known, and that they
are now endeavouring to hide their tracks, to withhold information they at first appeared
willing to give.
So convinced are the settlers of the Chilcotin that the Stones are parties to the
murder, that they, as well as all those on this side the Fraser, in the neighbourhood of Dog
Creek, Williams Lake, and Alkali Lake, desired me to say that you will represent their
wish to the authorities that every endeavour be used to bring the guilty parties to
This, however, will be forwarded by them to the Attorney-General direct.
I am, &c,
(Signed)      Thos. P. Reed.
Mr. Soues to the Attorney-General.
Clinton, 6th December, 1881.
Sir,—I have the honour to report for your information, that Constables Livingstone
and Reed left here to-day to proceed to the heat? waters of Homathco River, or elsewhere, to arrest an Indian, or Indians, supposed to be implicated in the Poole murder.
I have taken two of the Government horses (Section 3, main Trunk Road), from
winter quarters, and given them this team, which they will take asJfar as Pinchbeck's, Williams Lake, and leave them there for their return. They do not expect to be
back for three weeks or more.
There can be no doubt that their journey is a hazardous one, but they do not anticipate any trouble from deep snow so early in the winter-
I shall inform you by telegram of their return.
I have, &g.;
(Signed) F. Soues,
Government Agent.
Mr. Soues to the Attorney- General^
Clinton, fth December, 1881.
Sir,—I have the honour to inclose herewith Requisition No. 40, original and duplicate, and in connection therewith I have to report for your information, when Mr. Reed
reported here in the latter part of October to Mr. Harrison as to the information he
then possessed, and that it was the urgent wish of the settlers in the upper part of the
District that the Government should move in the matter without delay, he returned to
Chilcotin on the 28th October, to watch the case, relying on authority to do so following
him at an early date. 45 Vic Correspondence-—Arrest of Hunter Jack. 497
This not coming as soon as he expected, he decided to return to Clinton, and at the
70-mile House received my official letter containing the purport of your telegram of the
26th November. On receipt of this he decided to come on to Clinton to make arrangements with me for another white man to accompany him to the head waters of Hom-
athco River, or elsewhere. I may here say that Mr. Reed spent about four weeks in
the Chilcotin country previous to the 28th October, investigating in the same case, for
which he has made no charge. He has also been very unfortunate in drowning, first one
good horse, and then another, in attempting to cross Fraser River on the ice, in the
latter part of November. I enclose herewith letter received by me, from him, which I
forward for your information.
I have, &c,
(Signed) F. Soues,
Government Agent.
Clinton, Jan. 4th, 1882.
To G. A. Walkem.
Constable Livingstone and Reed returned here last night.   Report by mail leaving
F. Soues.
Mr. Livingstone to the Attorney-General.
Clinton, January 4th, 1882.
Sir,—I have the honour to inform you that, on receipt of your instructions, I, in
company with Mr. Reed, started for the Chilcotin country for the purpose of arresting
the Indian Charley, supposed to have been implicated in the Poole murder; but on our
arrival there found that he had crossed the mountains some time previous, and was then
encamped on one of two streams emptying into the head of Bute Inlet.
Owing to the great quantity of loose snow which had fallen in the Coast range of
mountains, the Indians deemed the crossing of them impracticable, and would not make
the attempt.
We were in consequence compelled to return, after having travelled a distance of
150 miles north and west of Fraser river, without having accomplished anything.
. The most practicable way of effecting his arrest now, I think, would be to send a
couple of men to the head of Bute Inlet, where I think there would be no difficulty in
finding him as there are only three or four Indians there, and he being of a different
tribe from the others would be readily known.
A number of the Chilcotin Indians say that he is in possession of a gold watch, and
that he has related to them the circumstances of the murder of a white man and two
children, when, as they say, he had a sick tum-tum.
Awaiting your further instructions in this matter,
I have, &c,
(Signed)       W. Livingstone.
Mr. Harrison to Mr. Soues.
Victoria, B. O, 27th January, 1882.
Sir,—1 have the honour to state, with reference to the Requisitions sent by you to
the Treasury, as to the Chilcotin expedition (Nos. 40, 16, 19, and 17), that they have
been referred to this Department, and I have to request you to furnish the following
For what offence was A. W. McLean arrested ?
Why were Taspola and McLean not arrested by Mr. Livingstone, instead of by
Mr. Reed? 498 Correspondence—Arrest of Hunter Jack. 1882
During Mr. Reed's two trips to Chilcotin, had he a horse ?
If so, for how long ?
Full items of board, $38.81.
The following would appear to be what should be paid, subject to explanations as
to arrest of Taspola and McLean :—
Reed, 22 days to Chilco Lake, @ $3 per day  $66 00
?   „    22    ,,     horse hire, 1        „            22 00
Indian guide      13 50
,,     interpreter      20 00
»          12 00
,,      messenger with letters  3 75
S. C. Connor, 24 days, @ $3  72 00
?         „          horse, 24 days, @ $1  24 00
Board (items to be furnished)   38 81
Reed, 34 days, @ $3  102 00
?   „    horse hire, 34 days, @ $1  34 00
$408 06
In addition to Requisition No. 46   145 00
$553 06
Mr. Livingstone says, in his report of the 26th October last, "I directed Mr. Reed
" to institute a search amongst the Chilcotins.    He was sworn in as a special constable.
" No special arrangement was made as to what pay he was to receive.    It was consid-
" ered necessary       *       *       * that he should have an assistant.    On Mr. Reed's
" return, no special arrangement having been made with him, he was informed that he
" should be allowed usual fees for special constables for himself and assistant.     *     *
" I considered Mr. Reed's bill should be paid according to the scale of special con-
" stable's fees."
Do the requisitions, including No. 46 of 10th January, 1882 (which has been allowed) shew and cover all expenses connected with the above matters ? If not, be good
enough to have them all sent in, so that the entire cost from beginning to end may be
considered and disposed of.   I have, &c,
For the Attorney-General,
(Signed)       E. Harrison,
Solicitor, A. G. O.
Mr. Soues to the Attorney-General.
Clinton, 8th February, 1882.
Sir,—I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 27th ult.'
received here last night, and in reply thereto I have the honour to report as follows:—
1st. Warrant was issued for the arrest of A. W. McLean, by F. W. Foster, Esq.,
J.P., for selling whiskey to Indians. The said McLean succeeded in evading the officer
sent to arrest him.
2nd. Mr. Connor accompanied Mr. Reed as assistant in the arrest of Taspola, alias
Hunter Jack.
3rd. Mr. Reed was deputed for the arrest of McLean, Mr. Livingstone being engaged
on other duties, which prevented him going.
4th. Mr. Roed had two horses during his first trip to Chilcotin, one pack and one
5th. C. Connor had one horse same trip.
6th. (Items, board, $38.81). Board, ferriage, horse-feed, and ammunition, for Reed
and Connor on first trip amounted to $77.62, one-half of which was paid by Connor.
Items of same can still be had from Mr. Reed.
7th. Mr. Reed made application for payment of his services in accordance with the
1st section of Schedule B, Scale of Fees, 30th May, 1873, which were handed to him by F.
W. Foster, Esq., who also had empowered him by warrant to go to the Chilcotin country. 45 Vic. Correspondence—Arrest of Hunter Jack. 499
8th. In reference to Requisition No. 19, the witnesses named therein were summoned
by F. W Foster, Esq., J.P., for the examination of Taspola, alias Hunter Jack.
9th. The whole of the charges in connection with the before-named cases, including
the different Chilcotin expeditions, are comprised in Requisitions Nos. 15, 16, 17, and 19,
dated October 3rd, 1881; No. 40, December 7th, 1881; No. 45, dated January, 7th, 1882,
(but not mailed until January 25th, 1882, as the correct amount of some of the items
were not ascertained), and No. 46, January 10th, 1882, all of which have been forwarded
to the Hon. the Minister of Finance.
I have, &c,
(Signed) F. Soues,
Government Agent.
Statement of Expenditure in the arrest of Indian Taspola alias " Hunter Jack," and
the expedition to Chilcotin in the Poole murder case, as brought to account at
Treasury to 20th April, 1882.
W. Livingstone, team hire, 6 days @ $5  $30 00
Do.            horse hire, 4 days @ $2.50  10 00
G. R. Tinker, horse feed   1 00
R. Carson, meals and horse feed  20 00
J. Currie,       do.                 do  8 00
T. C. Harris, do.                do  14 00
T. Hoey,        do.               do  3 00
Indian " Bob," assistance  2 00
F. Soues, keep of prisoner " Hunter Jack," 56 days    56 00
T. P. Reed, 29 days' service as Special Constable in search of Indian "Charley"
at Chilcotin, @ $5  145 00
$289 00
The following claims, amounting to $1027.43, have also been made by requisitions
from the Government Agent at Clinton, F. Soues, Esq.:—
Requisition No. 15.
Indian guides with Special Constables Reed and  Connor in Chilcotin and
Chilco country        $13 50
Indian Chiefs " Anaham" and " Joe " as interpreters and assisting Constables
Reed and Connor investigating in the Chilcotin and Chilco country, $10
each          20 00
$33 50
Requisition No. 16.
T. P. Reed, Special Constable, 5 days, arresting   " Taspola"   alias Hunter
Jack, at Seaton Lake, @ $6 per day  30 00
Mileage, 100 miles, @ 25 cents per mile  25 00
One day to arrest A. W. McLean, on J.P.'s Warrant, at Pavilion Mountain.... 6 00
Mileage, 40 miles, @ 25 cents per mile    10 00
22 days to Chilco Lake instituting search among Chilcotin and Stone Indians
relative to Poole murder, @ $6 per day   132 00
Mileage, 400 miles, @ 25 cents per mile    100 00
$303 00 500 Correspondence—Arrest of Hunter Jack. 1882
Requisition No. 17.
Charles Connor, Assistant Special Constable, with T. P. Reed, instituting
search among the Chilcotin and Stone Indians relative to the Poole murder, 24 days self and horse, @ $4 per day         96 00
Board for the trip         38 81
$134 81
Requisition No. 19.
Witnesses summoned and brought before F. W. Foster, Esq., J.P., in the case
of "Taspola" alias Hunter Jack, charged with the murder of Thomas
Archibald McDonald, 6 days, @ $3 per day  $18 00
Thomas Church, 2 days, @ $3  6 00
Thomas Humphries, Interpreter, 4 days @ $3  12 00
Indian "Little Bob," 4 days  4 00
Squaw "Lillie," 2 days  2 00
Squaw " Annie," 2 days  2 00
Indian messenger with letters  3 75
$47 75
Requisition No. 40.
T. P. Reed, continuing search among Chilcotin and Stone Indians in the matter
of the Poole murder, from October 28th to November 30th, inclusive, 34
days @ $6       204 00
Mileage to Chilcotin and return to Clinton, 200 miles @ 25 cents          50 00
$254 00
Requisition No. 45.
Transport of Constables and Prisoners—Constables Livingstone and Reed:—
O. T. Hance, board and drilling     $    9 00
Indian packer and guide, 17 days @ $1    17 00
Pinchbeck, horse feed and sundries  49 62
Indian Joe, horse feed    2 00
W. Morrison, board and horse feed  4 00
John Wright, do.                    do  2 00
A. Isnardy,      do.                   do  5 00
Sisulletze, Indian, horse hire  12 00
G. Hamilton, board and horse feed  6 00
Alexis, an Indian, packing  4 00
B. F. English, hire 4 horses   68 00
S. Withrow, board and horse feed..  5 00
L. W. Riske, do.                  do  5 00
T. M. Hamilton, do.             do  10 00
Isaac Saul, board and sleigh hire.  17 00
C. Mclntyre, sleigh repairs    2 00
Whordoch, bringing horses from winter quarters  1 50
F. W. Foster, blankets and bacon  35 25
$254 37
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