Letters/Correspondence

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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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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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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Irregular Employees Required for July 1888
June 21, 1888

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with a list of irregular labor required for July 1888. Pratt also includes details on compensation, position title, and the number of workdays required for the month. 

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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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Proposals for New Construction of a New School Building
July 5, 1888 - July 21, 1888

A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, forwards a copy of the proposal of Andrew Wetzel as well as Samuel Wetzel for the construction of a new building at the Carlisle Indian School. The Acting Secretary of the Interior H. L. Muldrew approves the contract if there are...

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Multiple Agencies, 1888
July 7-11, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 61 individuals discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to their homes in the San Carlos, Laguna, Wallace, Isleta, Quapaw, Eufaula, Omaha, Winnebago, Nez Perce, Crow, Kiowa and Comanche...

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Estimate of Funds and Regular Employee Pay, First Quarter 1888
July 9, 1888

Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1888 amounting to $13,183.62 for support of the school and for transportation of Indian children. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $8,095.00 for regular employee pay. 

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Pratt Requests Authority to Spend Money Visiting Outing Students
July 9, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend money allowing Carlisle Indian School staff to visit outing students during the 1889 fiscal year.

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Request to Repair Buildings and Build Employee Housing
July 14, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various supplies to repair various buildings as well as build housing for the engineer and laundress.

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Response to Office Letter on the Return of Three Students
July 19, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the return of Hartley Ridge Bear and Harry Raven. Pratt further notes that the ticket for Henry Outa to return to Purcell, Oklahoma was not used due to Outa being too weak to travel when the authorization was received...

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Pratt Suggestions for Improving Student Recruitment for Training Schools
July 24, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter providing authority to transport to Wallace Charging Shield and Perry Laravie while also suggesting they serve as escort for other students. Pratt then states that he does not believe individuals in Agencies are currently capable...

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Student Recruitment in Western Agencies for Summer 1888
July 25, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to send school physician, Obadiah G. Given, to various agencies in the West to recruit 50 to 75 students. Pratt asks for latitude in recruiting students and arranging their transportation rather than having to request specific tickets from each Agency.

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August 2, 1888

Wilson Elm requests the return of his ward Margaret Thomas, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, who is on outing in Colora, Maryland. Elm states that Thomas wishes to return home due to her health.

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Request of Charles Chickeny to Reenroll at the Carlisle Indian School
August 6, 1888 - September 3, 1888

Alfred John Standing forwards a request from Charles Mat Chickeny (here Charles Chickeny) to reenroll at the Carlisle Indian School with his cousin Peter Kewa-ta-wa-py. Standing indicates that he would approve of Chickeny's request as an individual or perhaps as part of a small party of students...

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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