Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs letter which enclosed a letter from Charles H. Potter requesting the return of Joseph Hamilton, the son of Sin du ha ha. Pratt answers that Hamilton is small for his age and unable to run a farm on his own. In addition, approving the request might cause other parents in Hamilton's party to also request their children to return. However, Pratt notes that a compromise would have Hamilton return for the summer or a year before returning.
June 14, 1886
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 314, 1886-#15838