Authority for Pratt to Bring Hampton Students to Carlisle

Authority for Pratt to Bring Hampton Students to Carlisle
Date: 
August 25, 1879

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he is giving permission to Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt to proceed to Lee, Massachusetts. Bell notes that Pratt will secure current Hampton Institute students who are on outing and take them to the Carlisle Barracks. These Hampton students will become Carlisle Indian School students. Bell also authorizes Pratt to purchase furniture needed for the new school.

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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National Archives and Records Administration
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RG 75, M234, roll 481, frames 815-817