Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School Oscar H. Lipps writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a $5,000 donation from sisters Mary P. and Eliza O. Ropes in 1908. He states that the money was given to former Superintendent Moses Friedman, who gave the money to a board of volunteer trustees. Mr. Weitzel and Mr. Ray, two trustees from this board, recently gave Lipps railroad bonds and a $179.40 check. He asks the Commissioner what to do with the bonds and check.
Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt tells Lipps to account for the bonds and the check under the "Miscellaneous Receipts, Class 4" account.