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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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was not there either at 3 am or 730 am when we realy did leave. Though at Church which I & Murphy attended they spent a lot of time praying for the King & his army & navy & especially for a long list of men whose names were read off.

At South Fort George a booster met me & told me he had been sent by Cook to take us over to Prince & that Cook was waiting to see me. I asked him if he had any writing & he had none so I told him to go & tell Cook to wait. I soon found out after I had got the boys stowed away in South that the man was a fraud. Luckly I had wit enough to refuse to take his word. I had several little jobs like that put up on me & did not fall for any of them. Soon I shall think I am confedent to travell alone if I keep out of these shysters hands.

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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