Response by Edgar A. Allen to claims by an anonymous individual alleging that John Miller (also addressed as William Miller) used fraud to enroll at the Carlisle Indian School. Also included are legal affidavits by Miller and John Pulcifer claiming their innocence.
Bloomsburg State Normal School
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School has opened for the school year with three vacant teaching positions. Mercer reports on the temporary assignments to fill the work, including temporarily employing former student Sarah Williams. He acknowledges receiving notice of the appointments of John L.…
The Commissioner forwards a letter from former student Edith Bartlett in which she requests a new U.S. Indian Agent for the Fort Hall Agency based on her observations over the summer. William A. Mercer was asked how much credence should be placed on her request, and he responds by providing information related to her time at Carlisle.
William A. Mercer addresses the concern that Sarah Williams cannot be temporarily employed as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School if she is still enrolled as a student. Mercer notes that she has been dropped from the student rolls.
Susie Rayos requests to take the required examinations to enter the Indian Service. William A. Mercer forwards the request along with additional information about Rayos.
William A. Mercer recommends that Susie Rayos be given an appointment as a teacher in the Indian Service.
William A. Mercer requests to have Susie Rayos, a former Carlisle Student, as a teacher rather than have a white teacher appointed.
William A. Mercer forwards voucher covering surgery for Edith Bartlett who was attending the State Normal School at Bloomsburg.
William A. Mercer provides a list of former Carlisle Indian School graduates who could fill seamstress or assistant matron positions in the Indian Service.
This material includes information regarding Nellie Cox and her noncompetitive teacher examination upon graduating from the Bloomsburg State Normal School. Includes the results of the examination.