Richard Henry Pratt contests a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs claiming that the position of the Commissioner is not according to the law nor the position of Governor. Pratt further states that he has used the charity fund throughout the history of the school in a similar manner to what is currently being opposed.
Pratt Contests Position of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs
February 4, 1897
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 1390, 1897-#5180