E. Ballon writes to the E. M. Marble, the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he was informed of the decision to enroll Arapaho students at Carlisle. He notes that Black Coal was excited at this response and immediately went to gather pupils to send to Carlisle in order to send them by February 1st. Ballon further requests the opportunity to stop at Zanesville, Ohio while traveling with the students and his mother.
January 19, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 4, 1881-#1454