Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs actions he has taken regarding Simon Powlas, the escort of the Oneida Nation students recently arrived at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that as Powlas had already waited a number of days he purchased a ticket for him to return home. He was then informed by the local railroad agent that a ticket for the escort was waiting for him as requested by the Office.
Pratt requests that the ticket be recalled and his action in purchasing a ticket for Powlas be approved. He then notes that there should be a better system for arranging transportation to prevent delays and make the accounts simpler.