Richard Henry Pratt provides an update on the Apache prisoners brought from the Mount Vernon Barracks in the winter and spring of 1886-1887. Pratt notes that of the 106 students, 27 have died and two others will likely die within a few days. Pratt describes the generally downward trend of the party of students and requests to return the party of students back to Mount Vernon. In particular he requests to return seven girls who will likely be confined to their beds and die within a short period of time.
Request to Return Apache Prisoners to Mount Vernon Barracks
May 24, 1889
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 523, 1889-#13860