Richard Henry Pratt seeks clarification on how to use the Osage Fund in such a way to avoid complications on the Carlisle Indian School's accounts. Pratt indicates its similarity to other funds as well as the Comptrollers instructions provides conflicting advice. Pratt ends by saying that he would request authority to use the fund for the transportation of 50 Apaches and would ask for authority to cover other expenses.
Clarification Sought on the Use of the Osage Fund
March 18, 1884
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 180, 1884-#5462