Richard Henry Pratt responds to Thomas Metoxen's request to either be sent home or receive additional pay to remain at Carlisle. Pratt notes that Metoxen choose to stay as part of the band when asked (in order to travel to and perform in Chicago) and that the possibility for increased pay depending on the appropriation. However, at the moment Metoxen and other members of the band are currently out in the harvest field.
July 8, 1892
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 883, 1892-#24383