January 25, 1880
Richard Henry Pratt forwards to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt a copy of the first issue of Eadle Keatah Toh, the first newspaper published at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that more donations will soon fund the purchase of a better printing press, and discusses other topics including new student uniforms and the possible purchase of farmland. Regarding future students he states that he would prefer more girls than boys, not over the age of sixteen, and that ten is not too young.
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 79, box 574, Miscellaneous-1880-P-#0132