Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request for the return of Onondaga children currently enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt provides context to the request for the return of the children and determines that it might be best to return the students at their parents expense.
Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1884 amounting to $14,401.00 for support of the school and estimate of supplies ammounting to $1,196. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $5,510.00 for regular employee pay.
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Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Lincoln Institute wants 27 students. He also asks if there is any trouble with the reimbursement to his funds that separate vouchers be taken for the Lincoln Institute for those from Arizona which would cover orders from June.
Richard Henry Pratt makes the recommendation to the Office of Indian Affairs of keeping students whose terms are set to expire through the end of the school term in June.
These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statements of Pupils regarding 27 children transferred to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the Carlisle Indian School. Those children, from a variety of Nations, had previously been sent to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs how many children will from Arkansas City will join Carlisle Indian School Agent and school physician Obadiah G. Given.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Baptiste Bayhylle and Ralph J. Weeks regarding a request from a Pawnee Chiefs to visit Carlisle. Pratt provides some context to their request including the fact that many served as scouts during the war with the Cheyenne, Kiowas, and Comanches. He...
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Mrs. Cox is coming to the Carlisle Indian School to arrange for transferring girls to the Lincoln Institute. Pratt asks for the conclusions from the Office of Indian Affairs about authorizing the transfer.
Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, forwards a copy of a telegram to inform the Department of the Interior that Lieutenant West has departed San Carlos in charge of 52 children including 47 boys and five girls for Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt asks of the Office of Indian Affairs if he should pay for the transportation of 27 girls to the Lincoln Institute.
Petition for the return of James Thomas, Matilda Thomas, and Mary Johnson from the Carlisle Indian School. The petitioners claim that the children were sent to Carlisle under the false pretense that the school was a school for white children that would allow their children to learn English. The...
William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency, provides a recommendation on which railroad route to send 50 children to the Carlisle Indian School along with ways to limit the cost of involved by sending one Agency employee and one army officer.
Richard Henry Pratt details his disappointment the fulfillment he made of a request for boots from the Department of the Interior. Pratt notes that he expected a variety of sizes but was instead only provided with one size. As a result he specifically requests various sizes for the following...
Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Secretary of the Interior regarding a proposal to supply four wagons to Sioux Chiefs rather than having them travel East.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request to enroll six students from the St. Regis band. Pratt states that Carlisle can take the students and provides details concerning the characteristics of the students.
Thomas W. Haskins, President of the Homewood School, informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the second group of students have to Carlisle and he will follow-up with the particulars.
Richard Henry Pratt states that he can get through the present fiscal year on his appropriation but needs aid for travel expenses and maintenance of the incoming party from Mescalero.
Richard Henry Pratt requests that he have written authority to cover the verbal authority to increase the number of pupils from San Carlos as well as other additional pupils including eight from the Chippewa Nation.
Richard Henry Pratt answers a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding students from the Onondaga Nation and a disconnect regarding the status of R. H. Gardner as an Agent in New York. Pratt also encloses a letter from Julia E. Remington regarding sending home Onondaga students...
E. B. Townsend, Special Agent, writes the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a student from the Sac and Fox Nation who was sent East to study at the Hampton Institute but is currently living in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The student has indicated that he would like to study at the...
Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $6,362.80 for support of school.
J. L. Thomas writes regarding a request from the Onondaga Nation to have their children returned from the Carlisle Indian School. Thomas references the Onondaga Chief Daniel La Fort's visit to Washington where he secured a promise to have the children returned home but has had no word since.
Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding the ownership of the property upon which the Carlisle Indian School is located. Pratt notes that the Department of the Interior has made significant improvements to the property and should have the title as approved under...
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Department of Indian Affairs that he has contracted to have fifty students from the Mescalero Band of the Apache Nation to be transported to the Carlisle Indian School. He queries the office as to where the funds to pay for the transport should be taken from.