Richard Henry Pratt returns a letter from Thomas A. Metoxen who had requested to be returned home. Pratt also encloses an endorsement from Marianna Burgess disputing his statement. Pratt further states that it has been the policy of Carlisle to only accept students on a five year term and that Metoxen only has one more year left on his enrollment period. Pratt further states Metoxen could use more time in school and that sending him home early would establish a precedent. He then discusses the differences between the Indian Service and a regular grammar school education.
Response to Thomas Metoxen's Request to Return Home
April 4, 1889
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 511, 1889-#8664