Cornelia A. Merritt sends a lengthy letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs in regards to her sick leave of absence. Merritt explains to the Commissioner that she believes her sick leave should be granted with pay. Merritt argues that, because she is also a government worker, her leave of absence should be with pay as well. Merritt also explains in the letter that she needs her one month's salary to pay for medical expenses.
Explanation of Cornelia A. Merritt's Need for Sick Leave
February 8, 1893
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 950, 1893-#5001