Extended Outing Finalized and Summer Outing Report

September 16, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt comments that he has made arrangements to allow six large boys to remain in their summer outing homes. In addition, 17 other boys and 6 girls were found homes for the fall period. Pratt notes that he consulted with the students on their preferences and that the school will provide clothing and books while their board will be paid for by their morning and evening labor.

Pratt ends by saying that the summer outing program saw 109 students placed in country homes with six returned due to dissastifaction from patrons. He notes that many students say rapid gain in their ability to speak English due to their isolation.

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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 39, 1881-#16572
Extended Outing Finalized and Summer Outing Report