Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt acknowledges receipt of communication from Joseph M. Herman Shoe Co. regarding the Carlisle Indian School Supervisor in Charge refusing to pay a $97.20 bill for delivering shoes to the school. Meritt asks Supervisor in Charge Oscar H. Lipps for a full report on the matter. Lipps encloses all communication between him and the shoe company to Meritt.
Second Assistant Commissioner C. F. Hauke tells Lipps that the Bureau of Indian Affairs thinks that the claim is legitimate, and that if Lipps agrees with the legitimacy of the claim, he should submit a voucher to the Bureau to pay for the claim. The Principal Teacher in Charge at Carlisle encloses the voucher for 72 pairs of shoes amounting to $97.20.
Treasury Department auditor Oscar A. Price returns the voucher and other papers to the Commissioner. Meritt forwards these papers to Carlisle.