No. 291.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. West.

Sir: With reference to my note of the 17th instant in relation to the raids of Canadian Indians into this country, I have the honor to inclose herewith, for the information of Her Majesty’s Government, a copy of a telegram, dated the 22d instant, to the War Department, from which it appears that Captain Norwood, of the Second Cavalry, with his command overtook an intruding band of British Cree Indians near the boundary line at the east end of the White Horse Lake, and that a fight occurred there, in which two Indians were killed, after which the bands escaped across the line.

I have, &c.,


Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.:

General Ruger telegraphs General Terry that Captain Norwood, Second Cavalry, with his command, after a forced march of 105 miles, overtook the band of British Cree Indians near the line at the east end of White Horse Lake. A fight occurred, in which two Indians were killed, the bodies being left on the field. This is the band who stole the horses from the Crows a few days ago. There were seventeen of them, fifteen of whom escaped back across the line. The stolen horses stampeded during the engagement and ran back. They will probably be recovered by the Indians. No casualties to the troops.

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.