Richard Henry Pratt recommends returning two students from the Sioux Nation. The first is Lawrence due to ill health and the second is Philip Good Voice due to a request from his father and his current home sickness which may lead to poor health in the future.
Employee Travel - Taking Students Home
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of a telegram he received from Dr. Faulkner in Prairie du Chien. Faulkner states that he is snow bound and requests funds.
Dr. W. H. Faulkner reports that he has arrived at the Yankton Agency returning both Charley Mills and Daniel Mandan along with the body of Lawrence. He ends his report that he will continue to Rosebud in order to deliver Philip Good Voice home.
Richard Henry Pratt, brings to attention the account of Carlisle School physician Dr. W. H. Faulkner who was advanced two hundred dollars to accompany two sick students to their homes. According to Pratt this transaction was approved by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs but the official transaction has not yet received official departmental…
Richard Henry Pratt relays a copy of the last message he received from former Carlisle Indian School physician Dr. W. H. Faulkner regarding expenses accrued by Dr. Faulkner while returning two students to their homes at the Rosebud Agency. Due to delays Dr. Faulkner was stuck at Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin where one student died. Pratt notes…
Richard Henry Pratt requests to send the Carlisle Indian School physician to the Green Bay Agency to settle with parents of the returned Martinsburg Indian School students. Pratt notes that the physician has requested to go on leave in July and wishes to spend it in Kansas but is willing to go to Green Bay first.
Richard Henry Pratt inquires if the Office of Indian Affairs telegram from the day before authorizes him to send the Carlisle School physician to Green Bay and cover expenses.