The Chief Clerk for the Secretary of War forwards a series of documents to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the transfer of the Carlisle Barracks from the War Department to the Interior Department. First, Adjutant General E. D. Townsend issues Special Orders No. 194 stating that Richard Henry Pratt now officially works in Indian education and reports to the Secretary of the Interior.
Second, Captain William G. Mitchell issues Special Orders No. 179 creating a Board of Survey to appraise the property being transferred at the Carlisle Barracks. The Board of Survey consists of Captain James M. Marshall, representing the War Department, Pratt, representing the Interior Department, and Lieutenant E. T. C. Richmond, the present commanding officer of the Carlisle Barracks. Also included is Major General Winfield S. Hancock's explanatory cover letter for Special Orders No. 179.
Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."