PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF MOUNTED CONSTABLE
for the Cariboo-Lillooet District, 1887
extracted by Hugh Armstrong
Provincial Secretary's Office, 24th February, 1887.
Mr. Bird to the Attorney-General.
150-Mile House, 21st February, 1886.
(Signed) Henry Bird, J.P.
To the Honourable A.E.B. Davie, Attorney-General:
|Jefferson Hough, Labourer||D. Murphy||John Murphy, Farmer|
|John Armitage, Miner
Henry Bird, Justice of the Peace
Gavin Hamilton, Proprietor
Charles O. Hamilton, Carpenter
Thomas R Humphreys, Farmer
George Johnston, Blacksmith
W.H.G. Thompson, Clerk
|Pedro Bere, Packer
Thomas Bishop, Teamster
Miller Henry Felker,Trader
Ernest Hilton, Miner
Peter O. Hamilton, Farmer
Vieth & Borland, Traciers
|Anthony Bishop, Labourer
James Ford, Farmer
John Hudson, Carpenter
Samuel Kyes, Miner
Joseph Stephens, Packer
|At the Mission School, 12 boys and 18 girls
J.D. Chiappini, Catholic Priest
Santiago Huerta, Farmer
Charles Marchal, Priest
George Steitz, Gardener
|J.W. Bowman, Wheelwright
Frederick Guertin, Catholic Priest
Maurice Mansfield, Farmer
Frederick Rainville Trafesser
|Amedee Isnardy, Farmer||Frank Isnardy, Farmer||Joseph Isnardy, Farmer|
|T. Chambers, Farmer
St. Joseph's Mission:
|Henry Gillotte, Tailor
John Huff, Labourer
|E. Harper, Carpenter|
Sir, - I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 21st ult.,
enclosing requisition for a constable and lock-up at the 150-Mile House.
I have laid the same before the Executive, and hope to have the matters
fairly entertained when the Estimates are considered.
March 8th, 1886.
Sir, - The accompanying petition to the Lieutenant-Governor in Council
is handed to me by the Dog Creek mail carrier, with the request that I
forward the same to you.
His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor in Council: We, the undersigned, residents of Cariboo and Lillooet Districts wish to bring before your notice the necessity of appointing a resident Constable for the Districts of Soda Creek, Chilcotin, Williams Lake, 150-Mile House, Alkali Lake and Dog Creek. That there is not a Constable or Government Agent between Quesnellemouth and Clinton, a distance of one hundred and eighty-four miles. That during the past year an alarming illicit whisky trade has been carried on amongst the Indians, and also a large number of cattle stolen from various ranches or farms. That the services of a Constable could be utilized in the collecting of Government Taxes, licenses, &c., from Chinese and others, which at, present are not collected, on account of present collectors being only able to visit the above districts occasionally. That the agricultural interests of said districts are steadily increasing, and the settlers and residents generally seek that protection due them and which is accorded to every other district in the Province. Hoping your honourable body will give the above your earliest consideration. Your petitioners in duty bound will ever pray.
|P.C. Dunlevy/Soda Creek
J.C. Starrett/Soda Creek
W. J. Anders
Wm. Laing Meason, J.P.
Soda Creek Mills:
|James Griffin/Soda Creek
Thos. P. Reed/Soda Creek
Henry Yeates/Soda Creek
R. J. Skinner
No Address Given
Henry J. Bowe
Little Dog Creek
Wm. L. Meason, Jr., (per W.L.M.)
|Frank Higman/Soda Creek
Wm. Robertson/Soda Creek
Malcolm L Meason (per W.L.M.)
Victoria, B.C., 15th March, 1886.
Sir, - I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, enclosing petition with reference to appointment of Constable for Soda Creek, Williams Lake, and Alkali Lake.
I have, &c.,
Copy of a Report of a Committee of the Honourable the Executive Council,
of Council recommend that William Frederick Allen, now of Clinton, British
Columbia, be appointed a Constable and Collector of Provincial Revenue
Tax, for the Electoral Districts of Lillooet and Cariboo, to usually reside
at the 150-Mile House, at a salary of one hundred and twenty-five dollars
a month, to take effect from the first day of May now next.
The Provincial Secretary to Mr. W.F. Allen.
Victoria, 24th April, 1886. Sir, -
I have to inform you that you have been appointed, as from the 1st proximo, a Constable and Collector of Provincial Revenue Tax for the Electoral Districts of Lillooet and Cariboo.
You are to reside and usually perform your duties at the 150-Mile House, and your salary will he at the rate of one hundred and twenty-five dollars a month.
I have, &c.,