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Frederick Tregillus Letters from the Cariboo Boys

Letters to Frederick James Tregillus from Barkerville men who served in the First World War: Joseph Callanan, J.H. Ellis, George Freeman Killam, George Gilchrest, R. Norris, Mr. and Mrs. Nowosky, John Petterson, Ernest Seeley, N.W. Thompson, George Turner, and John Benjamin Westover. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0426

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East Sandling, Kent Dec. 1st/16

Dear Friend

Your letter 24th Sept, concise and interesting as usual received in due course, and very welcome it was.

Conditions in your vicinity seem to be more than good from all appearances, and most sincerely trust that well earned profit then due of hard earnest work may continue to flow to those who deserve it, and that up in Little old Barkerville you may continue to reap a bountiful harvest, even as you have sown.

It was a great satisfaction to see the way the election went in B.C. so far as Bowser and his crowd were concerned - more than a satisfaction, and you can pretty well depend that so long as there are votes to come from the boys over here there are excellent chances of him staying out.

I guess a lot of the citizens of my old district thought I got my job through a political pull, but nothing is farther from the truth, even admitting what everybody knew (and not least of all myself) that my Barkerville job was one huge joke, and that I didn't know the difference between a

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 3 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Freeman Killam, 1915 - 1917.

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