Dispute over Gardener's Salary

May 11 - July 21, 1909

Carlisle Gardener Reinholt H. Hoffman writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs because he was tasked with working as a temporary agricultural teacher but only received a gardener's salary. Superintendent Moses Friedman argues that Hoffman should not receive a higher salary since he did not actually teach. However, even though Hoffman's work was unsatisfactory, Chief Clerk J. H. Dortch sides with Hoffman and tells Friedman to pay Hoffman the teacher salary.

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RG 75, CCF Entry 121, #36789-1909-Carlisle-165
Dispute over Gardener's Salary