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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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a bit slow for a bit to let the rear catch up, then me back to the rear to encourage the weary to another effort for the country & thus we moved through the town of Princ George in fair shape the train came in while we were still ¼ mile away & our funny man & one or two others helped to cause a bit of confusion & more fun. However all were willing and anxious to go only some wanted to prolong the spree as it appeared to be. Many people told me what a fine bunch of men I had but were much worried as to how I could get them started. I had no fear about that (only I had a dread of the whole bunch being made a laughing stock by reason of one or two)

On the whole the bunch was much admired for their lively but good natured behaviour & a number came to me & congratulated me on my

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 5 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862 - 1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Ernest Seeley, 1915 - 1919.

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