Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to bring in an additional 275 students from various agencies for the upcoming fiscal year. Pratt notes that the school currently has 611 students, but he expects to lose about 175 due to expiration of enrollment terms. Further he states that he was in negotiation to bring in students from various agencies when he was informed by the Office of Indian Affairs that transportation funds were exhausted.
As a result, Pratt reiterates his suggestion that agency schools be sending their best students to the industrial boarding schools rather than the lowest-grade students that have made up over half of the students at Carlisle since its inception. If this policy is not adopted, Pratt requests the ability to have authority to arrange his own transportation.