Richard Henry Pratt discusses the appropriation of $20,000 for employees at the Carlisle Indian School and his incorrect interpretation for applying the funds. Pratt indicates that he believed the funds only covered regular employees and not irregular employees and Indian apprentices. As a result, Pratt requests that he be allowed to make alterations to not lose his irregular employees and student labor.
October 14, 1881
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 44, 1881-#18126