Richard Henry Pratt discusses the case of Chester Cornelius with the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that Cornelius purchased a section of land under the Severalty Act with the intention of renting it out to support himself as he enrolled in a Commercial School in Poughkeepsie, New York. However, the Agent has now indicated he cannot rent the land. As a result, Pratt asks that Cornelius be given the same consideration as other Indian youth and be given an allowance of $167 to attend school.
Request for Allowance for Chester Cornelius to Attend Commercial School
December 18, 1890
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 687, 1890-#39337