Request for Commissioner to Reconsider Declining the Purchase of Tents

Request for Commissioner to Reconsider Declining the Purchase of Tents
Date: 
June 20, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks regarding Brooks' decision to not allow Pratt to purchase tents or take his students to camp in the mountains over the summer. Pratt tells Brooks that he had already discussed the plan with Commissioner R. E. Trowbridge, who was very receptive to the idea, and requests that Brooks reconsider his decision. Pratt further notes various matters related to the industrial training including tin ware and wagon manufacturing.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, M234, roll 485, frames 1028-1031