We arrived at Fort Walla Walla on the 4th of October. On the next day the fort was burned. Our party assisted the men of the fort to save their good. The Indians were so numerous that it was not deemed safe to camp there, but we traveled down the Columbia until midnight.
Flett, John. "Interesting Local History: A Sketch of the Emigration from Selkirk's Settlement to Puget Sound in 1841." Tacoma Daily Ledger, February 1885.
James Sinclair, BC Archives