Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, approves request of William A. Mercer to furnish 400 carbines, with equipment, and 20 old pattern swords or light sabers for the use of students at the Carlisle Indian School.
Oliver, Robert Shaw
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.
Also included is…
Robert Shaw Oliver, Assistant Secretary of War, informs the Interior Department that there is no objection to the Hamilton Library Association copying maps and surveys of the Carlisle Indian School grounds.
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.
William A. Mercer recommends that the proposed plan of having a Cavalry Training course at the Carlisle Indian School be dropped to a lack of support from the War Department.
These materials include correspondence, legal documents, and an Executive Order regarding the appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian for the Large Boys Quarters of the Carlisle Indian School. The position had been temporarily filled by numerous teachers and recent graduates without satisfaction, so Stimple was requested by…