William A. Mercer requests of the Commissioner of the Indian Service to be reinstated in the Indian Service.
Larrabee, C. F.
This document contains correspondence written by Superintendent William A. Mercer, the Chief of the Purchase Division of the Department of the Interior, Chief Clerk F. M. Conser, and two auditors for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company named John S. Donaldson and John T. Denniston. The correspondence is about bills of lading and goods shipped by…
J. R. Wise replies to Education Circular 120 from C. F. Larrabee with the correct location, post-office and telegraphic addresses, and the nearest railroad station. Wise provides a breakdown of the usual routes for passenger and freight routes.
George Zeigler, Comptroller of the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company, returns a letter to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the lack of a blank to certify the rates charged were current and the lowest charged to the public for the same service.
William A. Mercer responds to a letter from C. F. Larrabee regarding the Comptroller's decision on the use of funds to build a new hospital building. Mercer lays out the difficulties in using student labor and provides further details to the Office.
Frances A. Veitch requests from the Office of Indian Affairs if she is eligible for a transfer to another department under the Secretary of the Interior as a clerk. William A. Mercer provides further information on Veitch's request.
Frances A. Veitch requests transfer to another school as a seamstress before taking the clerk's examination. William A. Mercer forwards the letter along with his recommendation that her request be granted. He further states that he will provide a recommendation for her replacement in a later letter.
William A. Mercer requests action on his request to have John F. Mackey transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from his position at the Omaha Agency.
Acting Superintendent J. R. Wise recommends that John H. Londroche, a member of Carlisle's Class of 1903, be appointed as a disciplinarian in the Indian Service. Wise forwards Londroche's application and references to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and endorses him in his cover letter.
Thomas Clarke declines the position of fireman at the Carlisle Indian School. J. R. Wise forwards the letter along with the appointment letter to the Office of Indian Affairs.
William A. Mercer corrects and returns information for the Route Book of the Office of Indian Affairs.
Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, returns papers related to the Carlisle Indian School preparing students for the United States Cavalry. Included are William A. Mercer's original plan along with comments by the Office of Indian Affairs and a final ruling by the Acting Judge-Advocate General of the Army.
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Correspondence regarding William A. Mercer's proposed plan to have a Cavalry troop at the Carlisle Indian School as well as the proposed legislation in both the Indian Appropriation Bill and Army Bill.
Office of Indian Affairs memos regarding discussion on a plan of William A. Mercer sent to the War Department for having the Carlisle Indian School prepare students for the U.S. Cavalry service.
Correspondence related to the request of Arthur A. Heald, Superintendent of the Public Schools of the Town of Wareham, to enroll Eva and Ellen Simons at the Hampton School or the Carlisle Indian School.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the request of Carlisle Indian School student John Archuleta for a position in the Indian Service as a shoe and harness maker.
Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee forwards reports reports on leaves of absence taken by two employees, John F. McKey (clerk) and Cora B. Hawk (teacher), from 1903-1906. due to sickness. Mercer also forwards physician's certificates verifying employees' illness. Included is an explanatory cover letter.
Correspondence between the Interior and War Department regarding the proposed plan of William A. Mercer for developing a course of training at the Carlisle Indian School to prepare students for the U.S. Cavalry.
Correspondence regarding the cook vacancy at the Southern Ute School and the possibility of Ella Beck or Louisa French filling the position.
William A. Mercer appeals through the Office of Indian Affairs the decision of the Auditor of the Interior Department not to credit the Carlisle Indian School with the proceeds of harness sold to the Blackfeet Agency in the following fiscal year.
William A. Mercer responds to a request of the Ute Chiefs for Robert Ouray to serve as an interpreter for their upcoming trip to Washington by recommending another student Fred Mart.
William A. Mercer requests forms for posters printed requesting bids for the new hospital building at the Carlisle Indian School to be forwarded to him.
W. S. Olive, Special Indian Agent, requests instructions from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding whether he should remain at Carlisle during William A. Mercer's absence before taking up the matter of individual Indian money.
A separate note from C. F. Larrabee asks if Mercer is on general or special authority for his absence from…
William A. Mercer responds to the report of W. S. Olive, Special U.S. Indian Agent, regarding unaccounted funds. Mercer states that the nature of the Athletic Funds means they should not be run through the Indian Office and he is willing to resign his position if it means complying with Departmental regulations.
William A. Mercer follows up with the Office of Indian Affairs regarding progress on locating the freight shipment sent to the Jamestown Exposition. Included is correspondence regarding how the shipment was lost and obtaining compensation.