Richard Henry Pratt indicates that the delegation of students recruited by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson are not acceptable and that the matter should be should be left to the Indian agents. Pratt states that if there is difficulty in finding girls to attend Carlisle that there should only be the same number of boys sent in order to keep the gender ratio in Carlisle relatively even.
March 21, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 12, 1881-#5009