Richard Henry Pratt discusses the number of students that Carlisle can carry for the upcoming school year in 1883. He declares that the school is currently has around 320 students enrolled and can carry over 400 which he proposes to acquire from traveling West in order to select certain students who are better suited for Carlisle. In particular, Pratt notes that Carlisle is better able to train older students than younger and is glad to see the Kansas schools be selected to train young students.
August 18, 1883
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 151, 1883-#15346