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Notification that Pratt is Going to New York
November 20, 1879

Richard H. Pratt notifies Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he's going to New York on Friday and Saturday to make purchases.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send a Christmas Gift to the Carlisle Indian School
November 24, 1879

Lea Lugner asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs if she can send a small Christmas box to the Carlisle Indian School.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Buy a Horse
November 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase a horse and asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt when he's going to send him the spring wagon that he promised.

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Request to Use New Lumber for Siding Frame Buildings
November 27, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that he has found a method of siding frame buildings with lumber designed exclusively for that purpose and asks him if he can use this new lumber to build the chapel and assembly room.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Authority to Purchase One Spring Wagon and One Horse
December 1, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz grants Richard Henry Pratt authority to purchase one spring wagon and one horse.

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Variety of Updates on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt provides Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt with a variety of updates about the Carlisle Indian School: everyone is in good health, he will send Hayt a uniform sample in a few days, his corps of assistants is almost complete, he's found a clerk, he'd like to keep a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Permission to Build Chapel and Assembly Room
December 3, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz approves plans and an estimate for constructing a building that will function as a chapel and assembly room at the Carlisle Indian School. Schurz grants authority to spend $1,165.94 on the project. 

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Invoice for Shipment of Copy Ink and Copy Paper
December 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a receipt for copy ink and copy books.

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Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Visit Washington, D. C. to Discuss the School
December 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests to visit Washington, D.C. to discuss the Carlisle Indian School with the Department of the Interior. A note on the bottom notes that Pratt has telegraphed to cancel the request to visit.

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Withdrawal of Request to Visit Washington, D. C.
December 6, 1879

In both a letter and telegraph, Richard Henry Pratt withdraws his request to visit Washington, D.C.

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Application for Employment from W. H. Stevens
December 9-18, 1879

W. H. Stevens applies to be a physician at the Carlisle Indian School. Stevens includes four letters of recommendation to support his application.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Employment of a Doctor
December 9, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender would be willing to be the Indian School's doctor for $600 per year. However, Dr. Bender is the leading physician in the town of Carlisle and has many patients. Pratt suggests that it could be better for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Rest of the $4,000 Needed
December 10, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding a request for $4,000 from November 4th. Pratt states that Hayt only sent him $1,031. Pratt then asks for the rest of the requested funds, particularly the $2,100 needed for rations.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Obtain Offer for Annual Medical Services and Machines
December 11, 1879

Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt requests that Richard Henry Pratt obtain an offer for medical services and machines for $600 per year.

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Request to Photograph Students and Buildings to Send to Parents and Agencies
December 12, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to spend $100 to take photographs of the buildings and students, both individually and in groups, to send to Indian agencies and the students' parents.

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Special Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1879
December 12, 1879

Richard H. Pratt transmits a "Special" Estimate for Funds form for the fourth quarter of 1879 amounting to $1,250.50 for the fitting of chapel and school room, repairs, and supplies. An explanatory cover letter is included.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Temporary Employment of Dr. J. J. Bender
December 12, 1879

Richard H. Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that Dr. J. J. Bender will be hired in a temporary capacity. Dr. Bender will visit the school as often as necessary and will "take charge of all cases of sickness."

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Construction of Chapel Nearly Finished
December 13, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt requests that funds be transferred to his account in New York to pay for the chapel, which is almost finished.

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Cost of Manufacturing Uniforms
December 13, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. J. Brooks that the cost of manufacturing uniform suits ranges from $5.50 to $8.00, with the addition of corporal and sergeant striping increasing the cost to over $8.00.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1880
December 13, 1879

Richard H. Pratt transmits an estimate of funds form for the first quarter of 1880 amounting to $6,000 covering subsistence, salaries of employees, supplies, contingencies, and repairs.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for the Cost of Transporting Students to Carlisle
December 13, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt asks how much it costs to transport students from Yankton, Dakota to Carlisle and from Wichita to Carlisle for his records.

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Estimate for Stationary, December 1879
December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt requests a six-month supply of two dozen different blank administrative forms used by the United States Indian Affairs division of the Department of the Interior.

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Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt's Belief that his Pay is Inadequate
December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt regarding his pay. Pratt references a conversation he had with Mr. Brooks regarding his personal expenses, and Pratt argues that his pay is inadequate for the needs of his position.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Requests Five Additional Crusts of Vaccine Virus
December 15, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt that the five crusts of vaccine virus previously sent are insufficient with many not taking and requests five additional crusts.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Financial Papers, First Quarter 1880
December 17, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a series of financial papers for the quarter ending September 30, 1879

Note the papers are not attached.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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