to recommend that [Joseph Jenkins have his] pay raised again in
consequence of [his] good conduct.
[He] is a
most valuable man as long as he gets no chance to drink. As
a surveyor is competant. He is very intelligent and this is
what I employ him for. As a good and obediant soldier he
does not shine so much, especially when under Serjt. Rogers, for
whom he entertains, I think, a sort of contempt or perhaps, not
quite so strong a feeling, say, ridicule.
from Captain Haig to Colonel Hawkins, 6th June 1859