William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that no bids were received for cement blocks, lintels, sills, etc. As a result, Mercer requests to purchase the entire block-making outfit along with materials to make the blocks on the school grounds. By producing the blocks at the School it would further allow industrial training in a growing industry.
Request to Purchase Cement Block Production Operation
February 11, 1907
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 3459, 1907-#14560