Captain W. A. Mercer sends a letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs advising him that Mr. Yeager's request for leave of absence was approved by his office on July 20th. Mercer also advises the Commissioner that he made no mention of Yeager being a temporary employee and that Yeager has been employed for several years as a fireman making him eligible for a leave of absence. Mercer requests the Commissioner to reconsider his decision and approve Mr. Yeager's request.
Request to Approve Fireman Mr. Yeager's Request for Leave of Absence
September 15, 1904
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 2608, 1904-#64424