Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he needs to modify the recent authority to advertise for coal due to the different boilers. In particular, he notes that he does not need broken anthracite coal and can instead use bituminous coal. Pratt therefore requests authority to re-advertise for 1600 tons of bituminous coal when the price drops in August..
June 21, 1900
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 1799, 1900-#29897