Richard Henry Pratt informs A. O. Hyde that his son-in-law Lieutenant George LeRoy Brown has been using leave of absence from his post in Dakota to serve as the disciplinarian for the male students at the Carlisle Indian School but will have to return soon. As Pratt thinks this would be a monumental loss for the school, he informs Hyde that he'd like to secure temporary, and eventually permanent, authority for Brown to stay at the school and asks Hyde to write a letter recommending this authority to the newly appointed Commissioner of Indian Affairs, R. E. Trowbridge. Hyde forwards and endorses Pratt's letter to Trowbridge. Charles T. Gorham encloses and endorses both Pratt and Hyde's letters to Trowbridge.
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."