Richard Henry Pratt forwards a copy of a letter from the Carlisle Gas and Water Company regarding cost of water while the Barracks is occupied. Pratt requests permission to resume payment of a long-standing water contract, as requested by the company.
Financial Affairs - Contracts and Bids
Richard Henry Pratt notes that the Carlisle Herald and Valley Sentinel of Carlisle have the two largest circulations of the local papers and would be the best to advertise for material costs. He provides estimates for lumber; masonry excavation of plastering; hardware; roofing tin and spouting; painting; and a water closet, waste pipe, and…
Richard Henry Pratt submits the abstract of bids for material and part of the labor to build a hospital for the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt includes the advertisement that appeared in the Herald and Mirror as well as the Valley Sentinel. Pratt notes that he is unhappy with the bidding process due to the lack of bids which he…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a contract between the Carlisle Indian School and Glatfelter and Nace for the latter to provide 600 barrels of flour for the 1885 fiscal year.
Richard Henry Pratt provides the bids received for transporting students from the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Agencies.
Acting Secretary of the Interior H. L. Muldrew returns a letter from Richard Henry Pratt regarding exceptions of the Second Auditor taken regarding settlement of accounts for various contractors. The contracts were modified to reflect that payment was made by Pratt and not the Office of Indian Affairs.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from Lucius Q. C. Lamar, Secretary of the Interior, with information about two Nez Perce students, Luke Phillips and Samuel Johns, who became ill during their second term of enrollment. Pratt notes that he believes in many cases it is better to retain students at Carlisle then send them home where he…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards copy of plan and specifications for the proposed school building. Pratt requests that he be allowed to advertise for bids to construct the building.
Richard Henry Pratt informs General A. B. Upshaw that he has sent plans and specifications for the new school building to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt requests that he be given permission to advertise immediately in order to overcome the delay in passing the Indian Bill.
Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs of the delay in returning students to their homes due to a lack of communication between the Office and the Passenger Agent. The Passenger Agent informed Pratt that he only just learned that his bid was accepted but he does not have sufficient information to fulfill the order.
A. B. Upshaw, Acting Commissioner of the Office of Indian Affairs, forwards a copy of the proposal of Andrew Wetzel as well as Samuel Wetzel for the construction of a new building at the Carlisle Indian School. The Acting Secretary of the Interior H. L. Muldrew approves the contract if there are no objections.
Charles R. Bishop, Eastern Passenger Agent for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, informs C. A. Maxwell that the railroad cannot carry business to Carlisle and so cannot provides rates for student travel.
Percy G. Smith, Passenger Agent, for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad provides a quote to A. B. Upshaw for the A and P Junction to Carlisle Pennsylvania.
Robert A. Parker, Passenger Agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, provides a quote for a ticket for A&P Junction to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase various food supplies along with scarlet braid and cord. Pratt encloses form used to advertise the contracts.
Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of an Office of Indian Affairs letter inclosing contracts between various individuals.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase needed supplies on the open market due to being out of various contract goods that are not being replaced quickly enough.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter that they have been informed unofficially that in transporting students to and from Carlisle he does not invite competition from different railroads. Pratt requests to be furnished with the complaint in full, to know the parties making it, and for it to be made official in order…
Richard Henry Pratt submits plans for a laundry building along with the invitation for proposals for supplies and further requests authority to spend the money in order to erect the building.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that is forwarding contract, certificates of inspection, weigher's return, and schedule of deliveries for 55,487 pounds of beef and mutton as well as 2,503 pounds of bacon from Fred H. Davis.
Alfred John Standing forwards contracts for building materials for enlarging a school building at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of various bids that have been received for sky-blue kersey. Pratt notes that due to the proportion of boys in the past year is greater requiring a higher amount of fabric than previously requested.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase an additional 100 winter coats with a local supplier to furnish all female students with a winter coat.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he is forwarding contracts for building materials in 1900.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he needs to modify the recent authority to advertise for coal due to the different boilers. In particular, he notes that he does not need broken anthracite coal and can instead use bituminous coal. Pratt therefore requests authority to re-advertise for 1600 tons of bituminous coal…