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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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that I have been in far less comfortable places than a jail during most of these last 42 months. Such things all help to take away the natural feeling of satisfaction we ought to have in at last having well finished the job.

There is one great fact that I gleaned which speaks louder that any speaches or any number of points even up to & over 14 x 14 & that is that I was told by all the French (who I could get to talk with) who had lived in the parts of France held by the Germans & that was that the germans when ordered to go to some front after a rest in billets always showed a dread & dislike at being sent to a front held by us British. That tells me a lot. We were the ones who gave them the most hell & more of it than any of our allies.

Food is a wicked price. far too high. Most all the food handeling cos. have paid large sums in excess profits & it still goes on. Apples are (very poor ones) 9d a lb ( dried fruit not to be had at all, where are they? nuts 2/- a lb instead of 2d in the early part of 1914. & clothes & boots about 3 times what they used to be. All this is very hard on many people (not exaclty wage earners) whose income remains about what it was befor the war. Still the work unions, are still demanding more & pay & less work. Looks to me

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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