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Mott to Thompson, 22 September 1858, in United States, Office of Indian Affairs, Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-1880, National Archives Microcopy 234, Roll 611 (excerpt), NADP Document D63.
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      Col. J. W. Nesmith, the Supt. shows a disposition to afford me every facility in the prosecution of my duties, and urges the most thorough scrutiny into the management of Indian Affairs since his accession to the Superintendency –
      He is a plain, blunt man, of great force of character, and has impressed me most favorably, both as to his efficiency & integrity –
      His manners and his language may be somewhat bruske and at times insubordinate, yet I think it will be found that he has conducted Indian Affairs of these Territories without reference to his own pecuniary advantage –
      I have had fair access to his office & have yet to find, or hear anything that reflects in the slightest degree upon his official integrity –