The Daily British Colonist and Victoria Chronicle

Tuesday Morning, December 21, 1869

The mysterious Murder at Esquimalt-- In the case of Henry Hewitt, who surrendered himself for examination upon a charge of murdering James Smith, near Esquimalt some two years ago, Inspector Bowden yesterday testifiled that when the body was found he had a conversation with Hewitt, and asked him to go see the body of Smith. He said he would not, as he did not like to see dead bodies. He afterwards went to the Coroner's Inquest and identified the clothes of the deceases. The case was still further remanded until Friday, to allow the Doctor who examined Smith to attend.