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Statement of Cost of Employees and Issues and Expenditures, June 1904
June 30, 1904

Richard H. Pratt submits a statement of cost form that lists the total amounts for subsistence, clothing, school materials and furnishings, light and fuel, miscellaneous expenses, new buildings and repairs, the value of subsistence raised by schools and issued to pupils, and pay for regular and...

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Turn Over Funds to Meet Contracts
July 2, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter directing him to deposit the unexpended balance of his funds for the fiscal year. Pratt notes various contracts regarding work to be done on buildings.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Seeks Clarification on Private Fund of Students
July 7, 1904

William A. Mercer acknowledges receipt of two circulars regarding weigher's return be attached to vouchers as well as attaching a schedule to financial accounts. Mercer asks if the amendment applies to private funds of students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Eye Treatments and Treatment of Students on Outing
July 9, 1904

Request by William A. Mercer to spend money on the treatment of students who fall sick while on outing as well as for sending students to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for eye treatment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Henderson Farm Rent for the 1905 Fiscal Year
July 9, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $400 to continue renting the Henderson Tract for the 1905 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Academic Supplies for 1905 Fiscal Year
July 9, 1904

Request for the purchase of academic supplies for the Carlisle Indian School by William A. Mercer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Stamps and Cover Burial Expenses
July 9, 1904

Request by William A. Mercer to purchase on the open market postage stamps for student letters and burial expenses in case of student deaths during the year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Authorization for use of Irregular Carpenter Services
July 11, 1904 - November 7, 1904

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Change in Accounting of Individual Student Money
July 11, 1904

William A. Mercer proposes changing the the accounting of individual student money due to the large amount of small transactions. Mercer requests clarification on what is needed for Superintendents and what constitutes proper vouchers.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Criticism of Office Related to Closing Pratt's Accounts
July 15, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to criticism of the Office of Indian Affairs for a letter signed by Edgar A. Allen related to the closing of Richard Henry Pratt's accounts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Letter Regarding Disposition of Three Instruments
July 19, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding his request for authority to drop three instruments from his property returns. Pratt details that he did not occur to him the instruments were on his property returns as they were not previously and the new instruments...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Inquiry on Transportation Funds
July 21, 1904

Edgar A. Allen responds to an of Office of Indian Affairs letter addressed to Richard Henry Pratt regarding transportation of students and the authority which covers it.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Resubmits Voucher for Transportation for the Uintah & Ouray Agency
July 23, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter returning voucher for $8 for transportation expenses at the Uintah & Ouray Agency for May 26, 1903. Mercer resubmits the voucher with the requests that the preliminary special authority be granted.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Quarter Master Informed Freight Shipments Will Require Prepayment
July 23, 1904

H. C. Clevenger, General Freight Agent for the Cumberland Valley Railroad Co., informs the Quarter Master General that all freight charges on shipments to the Carlisle Indian School will require prepayment.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Complaint of Joseph C. Hart
July 26, 1904 - December 6, 1904

Correspondence regarding the complaint of Joseph C. Hart, Superintendent of the Oneida Indian School, regarding the recruitment of students for the Carlisle Indian School without his consent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Submission of Revised Contract with Local Water Company
July 28, 1904

William A. Mercer submits a revised contract between the Carlisle Indian School and the Carlisle Gas & Water Company of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Mercer outlines the revised contract locks in the price for ten years.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Submits Plans and Specifications for Addition to Small Boys Dorm
July 29, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards the plans and specifications for adding a third story to the small boys dormitory and revises the estimate.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Audit of the Financial Transactions of Richard Henry Pratt
August 23, 1904

This audit and report, which concerns the finances of the Carlisle Indian School as administered by Richard Henry Pratt, was prepred immediately following his retirement as superintendent of the school. The report focuses on the use of non-governmental funds - charitable donations to the school...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fiscal Year 1906 Financial Estimate
August 23, 1904

William A. Mercer provides a report to the Office of Indian Affairs on the state of the Carlisle Indian School during the previous fiscal year. Mercer focuses on the physical plant of the school including the sewage and electric plants and proposes building additional rooms to split the small...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Responds to Freight Charges from CVRR
August 25, 1904

William A. Mercer responds to a letter from H. C. Clevenger, General Freight Manger of the Cumberland Valley Railroad regarding freight charges on goods shipped to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Voucher for Expense of Burial Casket of Mabel Stack
September 3, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards for approval a voucher for the casket of Mabel Stack.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contract for S. L. Diven to Provide Medical Services for 1905 Fiscal Year
September 8, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards the contract between the Carlisle Indian School and Dr. S. L. Diven to furnish medical services for the School on a temporarily basis.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Provides Explanation for Ouray School Oat Purchase
September 10, 1904 - October 3, 1904

William A. Mercer provides an explanation for why oats were purchased by the Uintah & Ouray Agency before the close of the 1904 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Henry Markistum to be Sent to Carlisle with Bill for Ticket
September 19, 1904

William A. Mercer requests that Henry Markistum be sent to Carlisle with bill for ticket.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Voucher Covering Caskets for Two Students
September 19, 1904

William A. Mercer forwards voucher for burial and casket of Mabel Stack and voucher for casket of James Wolfe.

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

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