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Approval of Estimate of Expenditures for Building Repairs
September 12, 1879

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell returns an Estimate of Expenditures for building repairs at the Carlisle Barracks to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. As Bell deems these repairs to be necessary to converting the Barracks to a school, he grants Richard Henry Pratt authority to spend $...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Rate for Shipping Supplies to Carlisle Indian School
October 8, 1879

Frank D. Karr, Superintendent of Warehouse, informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the rate for shipping freight to the Carlisle Indian School is $0.90 per 100 pounds. Karr further requests that the mark to be placed on the goods to be shipped to Carlisle be provided to him.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Shipping Rates from New York to Carlisle Indian School
October 8 - October 11, 1879

Frank D. Karr, Superintendent of Warehouse, encloses two letters, one of which relates to shipping organs to Yankton Agency and the other by N. L. Douglass relating to shipping rates to the Carlisle Indian School. Pennsylvania Railroad Company Agent Douglass provides a list of shipping rates...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Lack of Promised Funds
October 11, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that funds promised in previous correspondence have not yet been received. Pratt warns that, if the funds are not received soon, he will be unable to meet recruited students at Winfield, Kansas as previously arranged.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Fence Construction Funds
October 11, 1879

Request from Richard Henry Pratt for $430 of previously authorized funds to be credited to his account, for the construction of a fence at Carlisle Barracks.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Transfer of Repair Funds
October 11, 1879

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs transfer $1332.50 of approved funds to Pratt's control for repairs to buildings at the Carlisle Barracks.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Invoice for Shipment of Paper and Envelopes
October 16-28, 1879

Richard H. Pratt signs an invoice confirming that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs sent him a large shipment of letter paper, note paper, and envelopes.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Approval to Purchase $1,972 of Supplies
October 25, 1879

Secretary of the Interior Carl Schurz returns a list of articles and supplies requested by Richard Henry Pratt for the Carlisle Indian School. Schurz grants immediate authority to make open market purchase of the requested supplies amounting to $1,972.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Fund Transfer for Salaries and Debts
November 4, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting $4000 be transferred to his credit for the purposes of settling debts and paying owed salaries. A note in the file suggests that the Commissioner had a total of $7000 transferred into Pratt's account.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Cost and Blueprints for Chapel and Assembly Room
November 15-17, 1879

Samuel Wetzel, Superintendent of Building and Repairs, prepares a blueprint and estimate of cost, amounting to $1,165.94, for the chapel and assembly room. Richard H. Pratt forwards both documents to Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. A. Hayt and includes an explanatory cover letter.

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Financial Documents, 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
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Invoice for Shipment of Copy Ink and Copy Paper
December 4, 1879

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

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80...

Format: Financial Documents
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
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the...

Format: 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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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Urgent Requests for Funds for Chapel
December 30, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes two letters to officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, inquiring why needed funds for the construction of the chapel have not been provided. In the first letter, to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, Pratt notes that he has borrowed money to fill the...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwarded Cash and Property Accounts for Fourth Quarter 1879
February 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards his cash and property accounts for the fourth quarter of 1879 to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Edwin J. Brooks.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Claim for $2.35 from February Irregular Employees Report
March 29, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a disallowed sum of $2.35 from his February irregular employees report. Pratt explains the error and transmits a new and corrected report.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Cover A. J. Standing's Expenses
April 5, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that A. J. Standing incurred $206.80 in expenses. Pratt asks that the funds be placed on his next remittance.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Voucher Covering A. J. Standing's Expenses
April 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt transmits a copy of a voucher that covers all the items of expense from A. J. Standing's trip that Pratt paid for.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cash and Property Accounts, March 1880
May 1880

Richard Henry Pratt lists the cash and property accounts for the quarter ending March 31, 1880 and forwards them to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contracts to Rent 18 Acres of Land for the School Farm
June 15, 1880 - July 16, 1880

Acting Secretary of the Interior A. Bell encloses to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs agreements allowing Richard Henry Pratt to rent 10 acres of land from Annie and Laura Alexander and allowing Pratt to rent 8 acres of land from Benjamin Sanno. The land, which will be rented for a full...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Assistant Matron Zonie McKenzie's Claim
June 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he hired Zonie McKenzie to serve as an interpreter and assistant matron when he brought Sioux students to the Carlisle Indian School in 1879. Pratt notes that he paid her a monthly salary of $10 and covered her expenses and requests...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Acknowledgement of $8,805 Disbursement to Pratt's Credit
August 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of an $8,805.00 deposit to his credit to cover the Carlisle Indian School's expenses for the current quarter. Pratt requests Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge's written approval for the disbursement of the funds.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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