Richard Henry Pratt responds to an inquiry from H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, regarding a request to alter the composition of the delegation to be sent to Carlisle. Pratt notes that because of the greater expense of transporting students from the Crow Agency that it is more important to have a delegation that is able to succeed at Carlisle and therefore no alteration should be made.
October 22, 1883
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 160, 1883-#19594