to recommend that [Robert Cowan (particularily) have his] pay
raised again in consequence of [his] good conduct.
came out quite strong at Langley with Serjt. Rogers and was the
best man of the party. He is on very low pay and I know not
since when this has been the case. However, ever since he
has been with me, he has done everything that could be wished for
and I am very glad he was not sent to England. From what I
have heard him say, I know he would have liked it above all
things, so there would have been no need to put him on board a man
of war to prevent him from bolting.
from Captain Haig to Colonel Hawkins, 6th June 1859