April 17, 1900
Richard Henry Pratt notes that he only received one bid to supply bricks due to an excess of orders that will delay construction. Pratt notes that he has since negotiated a lower price with a company in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania that will deliver bricks promptly at a lower price. As a result, he requests authority to purchase the bricks in the open market or be allowed to enter into formal contract.
Standard Forms & Transactions
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 1776, 1900-#19258