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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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it had been aranged should play them. I will cut this off now as the noise & racket is past all bounds. it turns out it is Halloween night I say to el with it if this is all the fun they can make

In a new place the writing room of the Dominion Hotel Pat Careys old house I belive, we the steady ones axcept the invitation to use it, conveniences & the drinking ones use the bar very much.

If you have seen last Sundays Colonest you will have seen the picture of part of the Cariboo Bunch i made a kick just befor the picture that some of our most noted Cariboo men were not here & the Luiet sent men off to get them shell as it was a rush order all did not get there thus G. Shaw & Moffat are not there. G. Shaw was much pleased when I repeated to him your remarks re a future premier he is well pleased with this life & is getting on fine as far as I can see he does not drink much. R. Norrie also is going very well as is Jack Westover. G. Turner too often gets on a small gag but I feel sure will soon cut it out. I am sorry he has been full as much as he has as there by he missed being made a L. C. Worth Dwyer & Barlow are to get a stripe in a day or two I have won mine now nearly 20 days. I have been made to practice twice drilling a platoon once with our own which resented it & execueted the orders in a very slovenely way & our Co S.M. who ordered me to drill them noticed it & told me that I did much better drilling them than they did doing it. The other time was with a strange platoon (44 men) but they took it in good part & after I had drilled them a while the S.M. took them & mixed them in a knot & then said Seeley Here they are all tied up, untie them & put them in to platoon

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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