Richard Henry Pratt submits the abstract of bids for material and part of the labor to build a hospital for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt includes the advertisement that appeared in the Herald and Mirror as well as the Valley Sentinel. Pratt notes that he is unhappy with the bidding process due to the lack of bids which he believes is a result of having some of the labor being done by the school limiting the upside of the contract. He also notes a conflict of interest with the low bidder due to their relationship with one of his employees. Pratt seeks authority to bid out the different parts of the building separately.
Abstract of Bids on Hospital Building Construction
April 12, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 14, 1881-#6196