Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from the U. S. Indian Agent at the Green Bay Agency, E. Stephens, writes to Captain Pratt requesting to enroll forty students from his agency from three tribes: the Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge. Stephens writes that the progress of the two students already at Carlisle shows the benefits of the school including in its ability to teach the English language by bringing together different Nations. In Pratt's note to the Indian Commissioner notes that he would be glad to take as many students as the Department wishes to send due to the limitations of the current grounds he would struggle to have more than 300 students at one time.
Request to Enroll 40 Children from the Green Bay Agency
November 8, 1880 - January 14, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 3, 1881-#759