Jacksonville O.T. Nov 8th 1854
My communication covering a copy of a letter to Agent Culver dated Sept. 22' last, informed you of grave charges, derived from sources then regarded by me as most reliable, of official misconduct on the part of that gentleman, characterized by flagrant injustice to the Rogue River Indians with whom we had treated and which unless speedily disavowed and ratified, would most probably involve the settlement in that portion of our Territory, in the calamities of another savage war; and that under a sense of Official responsibility, in view of serious nature of the accusations, and the consequences likely to result, I had suspended him from the functions of his office until his conduct could be investigated.
I hasted to Mr. Culvers district as soon as the interests of the general service would permit, and made a careful personal investigation of his conduct in the premises, and am happy to say that no testimony has been adduced to sustain the charges of misconduct alleged against him in the discharge of the duties of his present agency, nor warranting the continuance of his suspension. I have therefore restored him to the exercise of his official functions, and recommend his continuance in his present position.
Very respectfully your obt servant
Hon Geo W Manypenny
Com. Washington City