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Request for Transportation for Pratt, Assistant, and 25 New Students to Carlisle
October 28, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests transportation for himself, an assistant, and 25 students from Milwaukee to Carlisle.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters...

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Creek Parents' Desire to Send Children to be Carlisle Students
November 8, 1880

A. W. Crain writes to Richard Henry Pratt on behalf of several Creek parents about the possibility of sending their children to the Carlisle Indian School. Crain adds that certain Seminoles would be interested as well. Pratt forwards Crain's letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and...

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Request to Enroll 40 Children from the Green Bay Agency
November 8, 1880 - January 14, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from the U. S. Indian Agent at the Green Bay Agency, E. Stephens, writes to Captain Pratt requesting to enroll forty students from his agency from three tribes: the Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge. Stephens writes that the progress of the two students...

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Corrected Weekly Statement of Funds
November 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a corrected weekly statement of funds.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80...

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Desire to Fill Quota for Indian Students at Hampton Institute
November 13, 1880

Samuel C. Armstrong informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. M. Marble that Richard Henry Pratt is likely not bringing any new students to fill the quota of 68 Indian students at Hampton Institute. Armstrong continues to say that Lieutenant Brown at Yankton Agency knows of many Indian...

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Enrolling Cheyenne and Arapaho Students
November 14, 1880

John D. Miles, Agent for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency, tells Richard Henry Pratt that his agency gave students cattle to take care of over vacation. As students did not know about the money and effort involved in caring for the animals, Miles relays a suggestion from John Holmes Seger (from...

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Request for Approval of Two Forms to Complete Quarterly Accounts
November 15, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to approve his Changes in School Employees and Report of Irregular Employee forms for September 1880 so that he can complete his third quarter accounts.

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Harness and Collar Order not yet Fulfilled
November 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that they have not yet completed the order for collars or harnesses.

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Request for Information on the Civilization Fund
November 16, 1880

E. Hind states that he recently visited the Carlisle Indian School and was very impressed by the work being done there. He asks for information on how the school pays its expenses and for specific details on the Civilization Fund.

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Plan for College and University Presidents to visit the Carlisle Indian School
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz that the presidents of Amherst, Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Rochester universities are all invited and will visit the Carlisle Indian School near the end of December.

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Report of Irregular Employees, October 1880
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for October 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

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Request to Rent 110 Acre Farm from Mr. Parker
November 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt states that last year both the Secretary of the Interior and Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreed that he should rent a farm adjoining the Carlisle Indian School to teach male students how to farm "general crops" and female students how to care for dairy cows. Unfortunately...

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Request to Repair Floors and Enlarge Bathroom Facilities in Boys' Quarters
November 19, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $200 on repairing floors and enlarging the wash and bathroom facilities in the boys' quarters.

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Funding Issues with Building New Hospital
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt explains to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the price of lumber has increased by 25% since building the chapel. He also describes his issues in obtaining funding to install steam heating in the boys' quarters, and due to lack of funds, requests to postpone building a...

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Request to Extend Cooking Range and to Purchase Two Copper Boilers
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase a four foot extension to the school's cooking range and two copper boilers totaling $126. He explains that the current range is too small to accommodate the recent increase in students.

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Request to Purchase Special Food Supplies for Sick Students
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $90 on butter, eggs, milk, and other food that the school physician believes is necessary for the students in poor health.

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Special Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $1,700 that includes traveling expenses, supplies, employee pay, and contingencies.

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Information on Potential Plots of Land to Rent for School Farm
November 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the seven potential plots of land they could rent and use as a school farm. He provides details on pricing, distance from the school, contracts, size of the plot, and taxes, with certain plots having advantages over the others.

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Claim for Traveling Expenses while Transporting Southwestern Indian Students
November 29, 1880 - December 21, 1880

Second Auditor O. Ferriss allows Sheldon Jackson's claims for $197.97 and $23.90 for travel expenses incurred while transporting Indian students from New Mexico to the Carlisle Indian School in the Summer of 1880. Jackson encloses the claim to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and asks him to...

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Request to Visit Washington to Discuss the need for a School Farm
December 1, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to visit Washington, D.C. to discuss the need for a school farm. He also requests to visit New York to purchase an addition to their cooking range and material to manufacture clothing and to meet with Frank D. Karr to discuss the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured...

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Issues with Two new Students that are Former Florida Prisoners
December 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's received the two new students from Bishop Huntingdon. He sent the first one home almost immediately due to poor health, but the second one was fine, and he receives quarterly payments from a patron on the student's behalf....

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Report of Irregular Employees, November 1880
December 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for November 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

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Request to Purchase Beef and Flour, First Quarter 1881
December 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $645 on flour and $1,686 on beef for the first quarter of 1881.

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Possibility of Sending Northern Arapaho Students to Carlisle
December 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs P. M. Roberts that he received a letter from Mr. Ballou, a teacher at the Shoshone and Bannock Agency, looking to send Northern Arapaho students to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that he told Ballou to send the letter to...

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Potentially Terminal Illness of Ernest (Knocks Off)
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Chief White Thunder's son, Ernest, is very sick and may die. Pratt believes that it's "entirely his fault" and that he "wants to die."

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