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Request to Return 48 Students and Enroll 70
June 13, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return 48 students of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that of those being returned 23 students are being sent home due to the expiration of their terms and 25 for various reasons. In addition, he requests permission to bring to Carlisle 70...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Commissioner to Grant Outstanding Authorities
July 15, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to pending requests for authorities requested on June 13, 1885.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Bids for Transporting Students from Rosebud and Pine Ridge
August 12, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt provides the bids received for transporting students from the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies to the Office of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Inquiry Regarding Charity Funds
August 17, 1885 - August 18, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an inquiry by A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner, regarding the charity fund by referring to previous annual reports as well as furnishing a copy of the deed of trust for the Hocker farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Standing Responds to Inquiry Regarding Henry Kendall's Travel
September 30, 1885

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a receipt for a ticket for Henry Kendall travel to Washington D.C.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Crow Agency Informs Office of Ability to Send Students to Carlisle
October 26, 1885

H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he can send six or ten students to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Replies to Office Letter Regarding Hocker Farm Rent in 1885
November 16, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the lease of the Hocker Farm. Pratt notes that he believed the lease which was renewed in 1884 was for five years and was confirmed in this belief when the funds for the second quarter were granted without question and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Pay Assistant Disciplinarian
November 25, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to cover the expenses of an Assistant Disciplinarian in charge of large boys for the months of November and December which was omitted from the Irregular Employees report.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Expenses Incurred in Treatment of Festus Pelone on Outing
January 29, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt forwards travel expenses of Obadiah G. Given to treat Festus Pelone while on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Letter Regarding Paying Students
February 18, 1886 - February 6, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the pay of students for apprentice work. Pratt provides the history of paying students at Carlisle and the justification for such payments. Also included is a copy of a letter written to a previous Commissioner of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations for Improvements to the Carlisle Indian School
June 22, 1886

Clinton B. Fisk, Chairman of the Board of Indian Commissioners, provides his inspection of the Carlisle Indian School to John D. C. Atkins. In particular, Fisk suggests purchasing the Parker farm, building a large barn, and building a large new dormitory building for the boys. Fisk additionally...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Disallowed Travel Requests to Interior Secretary
July 3, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt forwards transportation requests covering students and employees over the Union Pacific and the Sioux City & Pacific railroads which were disallowed to the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Pay Temporary Help Over the 1886 Summer
July 14, 1886

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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Renew Hocker Farm Lease for Fiscal Year 1887
July 15, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to renew the lease on the Hocker Farm. Pratt provides the justification for the lease by claiming that the lease goes to support the charity fund which in turn is used to rent additional farmland including the Henderson and Sanno Farms. Pratt ends by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Second Comptroller Requests Hocker Farm Lease be Filed at Office
July 29, 1886

Isaac H. Maynard, Second Comptroller, requests written evidence of the renewal of the lease of the Hocker Farm for the benefit of the Carlisle Indian School be filed with his office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Comptroller Transmits Contract for Hocker Farm to the Office of Indian Affairs
August 7, 1886

Isaac H. Maynard replies to the request of John D. C. Atkins transmits a contract between James Andrew McCauley, Robert M. Henderson, and Richard Henry Pratt for the lease of the Hocker Farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Forward Transportation to Mitchell Dakota Station
August 10, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt requests that transportation from Mitchell, Dakota to Carlisle, Pennsylvania be forwarded to the Agent at Mitchell Station. Pratt further requests to be notified so that he make necessary arrangements for the girls expenses enroute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Add Carpenter to Irregular Employee Roll for February 1887
January 29, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he omitted a carpenter to assist in general repairs in his report on Irregular Employees for the month of February 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Service Needed at Carlisle in April 1887
March 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the irregular service needed at the Carlisle Indian School during the month of April 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Add Printing Assistant to Estimate of Irregular Service for April 1887
March 22, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests to add one assistant in the Printing Office in his estimate for Irregular Service for April 1887.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Appropriated Funds for Purchase of Parker Farm be Made Available
April 7, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests the $18,000 appropriated to purchase the Parker Farm be made available to him in order to pay the current owners.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Authority to Sell 50 Uniforms to Sitka Mission School
May 4, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to produce 50 uniforms for the Presbyterian Board of Home Missions in Sitka, Alaska.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Details Finances for Returning Students to Their Homes
June 4, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt details finances to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding returning students to their homes.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Revised Lease of the Hocker Farm for 1888 Fiscal Year
July 7, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Office of Indian Affairs the agreement between the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Carlisle Indian School Charity Fund to reduce the rent of the Hocker Farm from $1000 to $600. Pratt notes that the agreement covers the period from July 1,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Irregular Service Needed at Carlisle in August 1887
July 10, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt provides the irregular employee services that will be required at the Carlisle Indian School for August 1887.

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

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