Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to keep Miss Hyde on the regular employee roll to continue in her role while alterations are made to the girls quarters. In addition, Pratt requests authority to pay for an irregular employee to visit outing pupils and to hire an additional clerk.
Request to Employ Irregular Employees
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase supplies to expand the chicken house at the Carlisle Indian School farms as well as paying for various laborers.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for repairs as well as student labor on the school farm. Pratt notes that the farm is three miles away from the school and serves as an outing experience for the students.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase supplies including gravel to continue the work of improving the roads and walks of the Carlisle Indian School as well as the pay of a mason and plasterer.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to pay additional labor including a painter and carpenter as well as general repairs. Pratt notes that the labor is needed to begin repair work to avoid a rush of work during the vacation months.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to employ carpenters and painters in order to complete the changes and repairs to the Kutz Farm buildings and other buildings on the school grounds.
William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the use of irregular carpenter services. Mercer provides the Office with the original request along with the authority granting the request.
William A. Mercer requests authority to employ a practical horse shoer during the present quarter. Mercer notes that the present blacksmith does not have the expertise to perform the role or to properly teach students.
William A. Mercer renews his request to employ a horse shoer a couple days a week until a blacksmith is appointed.