Letters/Correspondence

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Pratt Requests Harness Sample be Repacked
May 14, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests that sample harness be repacked in the trunk and set aside until his next visit to Washington D.C. which would allow him to return it to Carlisle without cost.

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Answer Sought for Returning Nancy Iron Son and Dessie Prescott
May 16, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests an answer from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding his request to return Dessie Prescott and Nancy Iron Son. Also requests what answer he can give to Colonel Langdon about the Apaches.

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Pratt Informs Office Safe to Return Two Students to Pine Ridge
May 21, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the school physician has declared it safe to return two girls from Pine Ridge with an escort.

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Pratt Requests Round Trip Ticket for Escort for Two Students
May 21, 1888 - May 22, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the delay in providing tickets to two students to Rushville leaves them two weeks to go alone. Pratt requests that the Office order round trip tickets for them and authorize expenses of escort.

A note indicates the ticket for...

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Delay in Transferring Apache Prisoners to Carlisle
May 26, 1888

William Endicott, Secretary of the War, replies to an Commissioner of Indian Affairs report on the transportation of Chappo and Go-So who are prisoners at Fort Pickens to the Carlisle Indian School. Richard Henry Pratt has indicated that while he is willing to enroll them at Carlisle but does...

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Request to Return Luther Kuhns
May 28, 1888 - June 2, 1888

M. L. McKenzie, Clerk in Charge of the Pawnee Agency, requests the return of Luther Kuhns to the Agency in order for him to employed as a carpenter at the Agency. Richard Henry Pratt forwards the request to the Office of Indian Affairs stating Kuhns qualifications and noting that he will only be...

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Transfer of Students from the Martinsburg Indian School to Carlisle
May 28, 1888 - May 31, 1888

P. A. Bridenbaugh, head of the Martinsburg Indian School, writes to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the transfer of Oneida students at Martinsburg to Carlisle. Bridenbaugh states that he has asked a policeman at the Agency to ask for consent for the transfer. Bridenbaugh also includes a...

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Request to Enroll Henry E. Harris at Carlisle
June 5, 1888

Thomas H. Breen, the Superintendent of the Grand Junction Industrial School, requests that Henry E. Harris a student at his school be transferred to the Carlisle Indian School in order to become a teacher.

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Cover Letter Forwarding Plans and Specs for New School Building
June 9, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt forwards copy of plan and specifications for the proposed school building. Pratt requests that he be allowed to advertise for bids to construct the building.

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Pratt Requests Upshaw Allow for Advertising of New School Building
June 9, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs General A. B. Upshaw that he has sent plans and specifications for the new school building to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt requests that he be given permission to advertise immediately in order to overcome the delay in passing the Indian Bill.

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Request to Return John Elm
June 12, 1888

Lewis Elm requests the return of his son, John Elm, from the Carlisle Indian School. Elm states that his son has been at Carlisle for three years which is the term he agreed to when he enrolled. Elm states that Pratt is willing return his son but at his own expense; however, Elm claims that he...

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Response to Request to Enroll Henry Harris
June 14, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the enrollment of the Henry Harris at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he would be happy to accept Harris at Carlisle to further his desire to become a teacher.

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Five Apache Students Transferred to Mount Vernon Barracks
June 21, 1888

William Endicott, Secretary of War, that he has directed the five youths referred to in the Department of Interior letter have been transferred from Fort Pickens to Mount Vernon Barracks. They will be held at Mount Vernon until an appropriation is available to transport them to the Carlisle...

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Inability to Add to Exhibits Currently in Washington D.C.
June 21, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding an upcoming exhibit in Cincinnati. He notes that Carlisle cannot add to the exhibits currently in Washington D.C. at the Office of Indian Affairs and Senate Committee Room on short notice with the exception of some...

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Pratt Responds to Request to Return John Elm
June 21, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request to return John Elm to his home in the Green Bay Agency. Pratt notes that Elm's father has properly stated his position in regards to Elm's return that he is willing to return him at his own expense as he is...

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Request to Enroll Two Sioux Boys from Minnesota
June 21, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to arrange transportation for two Sioux boys currently under the care of Bishop Whipple in Minnesota. Pratt states that Whipple believes the boys would benefit from the discipline at Carlisle.

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Travel Arranged for Henry Harris from Grand Junction
June 21, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has arranged transportation for Henry Harris from Grand Junction to Carlisle.

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List of Students to be Returned to their Homes for June 1888
June 22, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of the Indian Affairs of the 60 students who are entitled to return to their home at the end of the school term due to the expiration of their enrollment or sickness.

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Pratt Transfers Students from Martinsburg to Carlisle
June 22, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has 25 Oneida and 7 Osage students transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Martinsburg Indian School. In addition, he notes that he has left the Oneida girls for work who will come to Carlisle when the 5 Osage and 12...

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Proposal to Use Leftover Appropriation for Transportation of Crow Prisoners
June 23, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt notes that after paying for beef, flour, and other bills the school will have $400 in the current quarter at the Treasury. Pratt proposes using this money to transport the Crow prisoners at Fort Snelling ordered to Carlisle by the President.

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Report on the Transfer of Students from the Martinsburg Indian School to Carlisle
June 23, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt provides an account of transferring students from the Martinsburg Indian School to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he and P. H. Bridenbaugh told the group of students of the benefit of staying in the East and continuing their education but that it was up to them...

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Pratt Requests to Send Physician to Green Bay with Martinsburg Students
June 25, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests to send the Carlisle Indian School physician to the Green Bay Agency to settle with parents of the returned Martinsburg Indian School students. Pratt notes that the physician has requested to go on leave in July and wishes to spend it in Kansas but is willing to go...

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Pratt Inquires if Office Telegram Authorizes Him to Send Physician to Green Bay
June 26, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt inquires if the Office of Indian Affairs telegram from the day before authorizes him to send the Carlisle School physician to Green Bay and cover expenses.

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Follow Up to Transfer of Martinsburg Students to Carlisle
June 27, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that P. H. Bridenbaugh that two of the girls who stayed behind to assist with some of the work while students remained. Pratt writes that he believes the girls should come to Carlisle and asks that if any Office decision is needed that...

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Pratt Expresses Frustration with Office of Indian Affairs Over Transportation
July 5, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs of the delay in returning students to their homes due to a lack of communication between the Office and the Passenger Agent. The Passenger Agent informed Pratt that he only just learned that his bid was accepted but he does not have...

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