Richard Henry Pratt notes that he only received one bid to supply bricks due to an excess of orders that will delay construction. Pratt notes that he has since negotiated a lower price with a company in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania that will deliver bricks promptly at a lower price. As a result, he requests authority to purchase the bricks in the open market or be allowed to enter into formal contract.
April 17, 1900
Standard Forms & Transactions
National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Entry 91, box 1776, 1900-#19258