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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. Yes, Mr. Colqhoun phoned me.

Q.528 What did he tell you?

A. Say that the white men have no provision at Camp; say two Provincial sergeant come and see him.

Q.529 Did the Sergeant show the wire he received from Corporal Dunbar?

A. I suppose they did.

Q.530 Do you remember how the telegram read? (Telegram read) Do you remember being told that?

A. Colqhoun told me.

Q.531 Do you remember the reply sent by the Police (Telegram read) After that what? Did you ship some more food?

A. They send goods when they receive orders only.

Q.532 You remember the reply that Dunbar sent to Colqhoun?

A. Mr. Colqhoun phoned me to say that the goods already received.

Q.533 Did he tell you Dunbar said this? (Telegram read)

A. Yes, I remember that.

The above three telegrams referred to put in as EXHIBIT NO. 7

Q.534 What do you get out of this for your part of the work?

A. A commission.

Q.535 From the contract?

A. From the actual work.

Q.536 Has he got any money?

A. No, I haven't got money myself yet.

Q.537 Who is responsible to these men for these wages, you?

A. Mr. Colqhoun and Mr. Stewart.

Q.538 That is General Stewart?

A. Clark & Stewart.

Q.539 Were they all in partnership with you?

A. Besides these three I think there are two other men. One called Roy (?) I have forgotten the name of the other one.

Juryman to Mr. Leighton. Q.540 This man is really a sub-contractor and he gets a commission on their work?

A. That is what I understand. It is the usual way.

Q.541 Dr. Morgan. Haven't you got a contract there to show Mr. Leighton. Q.542 This is a contract dated January 11th, 1934. Is it a similar contract to what you had?


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