Request to Return John Elm

June 12, 1888

Lewis Elm requests the return of his son, John Elm, from the Carlisle Indian School. Elm states that his son has been at Carlisle for three years which is the term he agreed to when he enrolled. Elm states that Pratt is willing return his son but at his own expense; however, Elm claims that he is too poor to pay the travel expense and asks the government to cover the expense due to the John having been at Carlisle for his enrollment period.

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RG 75, Entry 91, box 468, 1888-#15371
Request to Return John Elm