July 15-25, 1907
Major William A. Mercer explains to Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee that Cook Lizzie James has been so sick that she has taken 30 days of paid annual leave and 30 days of paid sick leave and is now requesting 30 days of unpaid sick leave. Assistant cook Nekifer Shouchuck has taken her place, and Mercer requests to pay him James' salary until she returns.
Mercer also forwards James' application for 30 days of unpaid sick leave and a physician's note certifying her sickness. Larrabee grants James' leave and authorizes Shouchuck's temporary raise to receive her pay.
Standard Forms & Transactions
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 3714, 1907-#64252