Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, stating that he is in Washington on an emergency trip to look after the best interests of the school. Pratt notes that the Congressional bill about the founding of the school is currently under debate, and requests permission to continue staying in Washington.
March 3, 1880
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 79, box 574, Miscellaneous-1880-P-#0308