Fort Wrangell , Sitka (struck through), Alaska, Sept 27, 1900.
Kootwat Yutkook Shatrich
I have just been talking to the Stickines [Stikeen] as I talked to you at Chilcoot. I have urged Shakes to go to George's feast so that he could have the opportunity to consult with other leaders of the Thlingit [Tlingit] and think out what is best for you to do as a peo- ple. I assured him that you would treat him kindly and would not bring up any old quarrels to fuss over. I know that you will treat him kindly for my sake because I have urged him to go.
Respectfully yours [signed] John G. Brady Governor of Alaska