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from the Victoria Daily Colonist, 13 Jan 1904, pg.8

Despatch From the Governor General Regarding Clallam

Early yesterday morning His Honor the Lieut.-Governor, received the following despatch from Ottawa which indicates in no small degree terms the widespread sympathy felt for Victorian in mourning:
Ottawa, Jan., 12th
His Honor Lieut.-Governor, Victoria:

It is with deepest regret that I have heard of the terrible disaster to the steamer 'Clallam'. Please express my sincere sympathy with the bereaved and my admiration at the splendid behavior of all connected with that sad event.
(Signed) MINTO
In reply the following was forwarded to Ottawa:

His Excellency the Earl of Minto, Governor-General of Canada:

Your kind message just reached me. It will be gratefully received by everyone.