Richard Henry Pratt notes that he left off his estimate wool hats in order to buy them on the open market. Pratt indicates that the wool hats purchased by the Department are too inferior for the School's uses. He asks authority to purchase 50 dozen soft wool hats at a cost not to exceed $9 per dozen.
Request to Purchase Soft Wool Hats on the Open Market
September 19, 1891
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 779, 1891-#34156