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Wong Kong Ying et al

As part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative, we’ve digitized a small selection of inquests and inquiries from 1872 to 1934, found in series GR-0431. These were chosen to reflect the experiences of early Chinese immigrants to B.C. – their living and working conditions, and their unfortunate accidental or unusual deaths.   They range from a woman working in a brothel in Barkerville who died of natural causes to three sawmill workers who died from malnutrition. Learn more.

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BC Archives GR-0431

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A. Some we couldn't buy at the time we cross off. Those we cross off we couldn't buy

Q. 393 What are the things crossed off? Are they anything?

A. Some of the Chinese vegetables, not in season?

Q. 394 Did the meat come at that time?

A. Yes.

Q. 395 Was that bill for Camp No. 2?

A. There are two shipments on January 10th - King Faun Old Camp $84.65 and Lam Guey See $34.85

Dr. Morgan Q.396 Is that Camp No. 2?

Mr. L. A. I am going to call King Faun and clear that up.

Dr. Morgan Q.397 He is the foreman at Camp No. 1?

Mr. L. A. Yes, but I am wondering who Lam Guey See is

Juryman. Q. 398 Was there an order sent in December that wasn't filled?

A. Well, we filled part of the order, but not the whole order.

Juryman. The evidence given the other night that they were looking for an order just before Christmas; that order came in January.

A. There is an invoice of December 20th.

Juryman. Q.399 Is that King Faun Camp?

A. Mr.L. One is to King Faun Camp, both headings, King Faun Camp - Lam Guey See, shipment made of three boxes and 5 sacks $35.40.

Mr. L. Q. 400 When was this one shipped dated December 20th? When was that shipped?

A. It was shipped on the same day.

Juryman. Q.401 That was for both camps, that order?

A. Mr.L. Yes, apparently for both camps, and it consists of .... (reads list of groceries, etc.

Shipping bill of shipment dated December 20th put in as EXHIBIT No. 4

Q. 402 Have you the shipping bills for the 10th of January?

A. Yes.

Four other shipping bills put in as EXHIBIT No. 5

Juryman to Coroner. Q.403 Did the beri beri take place in King Faun Camp or the other camp? One camp said they had lots of food, including meat, and not the other. Is it possible that one man got all the food?

A. The beri beri cases were in Camp No. 2


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