Rawlins, ffyo., Dec. 5, 1892.
Arthur L. Thomas,
Govenor of Utah.
Two years ago I resigned my position -o Gelogist and Mining
Engineer for Wyoming in ordor to aeoept other employment. During
the four years I was in the employment of the Territory and State,
my professional duties often brought me to Rawlins, and I betu-me
aoquainted with Mr. Malachi Dillon, who owned coal lands and a
small coal mine near the town and who was thoroughly acquainted
with the surrounding Country. I always placid reliance upon him
and for this reason and because of his intelli ence I frequently
applied to him for information in tha line of my work.
1 understood and knew that he was subject to peculiar fits of
depression during which he would frequently drink to excess and
it was a common report that at 3ueh times he was not himself but
peculiar and had best ba let alona even by his friends. In all my
connections with him I found him to be an upright and kind hearted
man and ono in who*i T not only placed confidence but towards whom
1 always felt friendlv.