Richard H. Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt regarding a board to appraise property at the Carlisle Barracks. Pratt notes that, because of the timing of this visit, he will be unable to meet a group of recruited students in the West as planned, and instead suggests sending teachers Alfred J. Standing and Sarah Mather. Pratt discusses need for support from chiefs for recruitment, and also notes the presence of journalists around the school looking for information.
October 9, 1879
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 79, box 571, Miscellaneous-1879-P-#1029