009425 1880 Departure Bay, a few miles from Nanaimo, Aug 5 9, A.M. — —Dear Louie We are coaling here & what a rumble they are making. The shores here are very imposing A beveled bluff topped with giant cedar spruce & fir & maple cypress with varying green Here & there a small Mad[illegible] too, wh here is near its northern limit We went ashore last eve at Nanaimo for a stroll Magee & I, & we happened to meet Mr Morrison A man that I knew in Fort Wrangle who told me particulars of the sad Indian war in which [Toiyette?] was killed He was present & gave very graphic descriptions. We sailed here at daylight this
Departure Bay, A few miles from Nanaimo
1880 Aug 5
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