Richard Henry Pratt writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, requesting permission to purchase the listed supplies for the school. Some of the supplies had already been purchased for immediate use. The request includes construction materials, repairs to buildings and the ambulance, books, scientific and medical supplies, industrial…
Mortuary-Related Supplies and Expenses
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.
William A. Mercer forwards voucher for burial and casket of Mabel Stack and voucher for casket of James Wolfe.
William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase 24 marble head stones for the Carlisle Indian School cemetery. Mercer notes that the cemetery is in poor condition with 18 unmarked graves.
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for the purchase of two burial caskets.
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay voucher for the casket used in the burial of Delia Williams.
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay for the casket of Edward Angalook.
William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase neckties, headstones, and matting.
Request to cover indebtedness incurred in the purchase of a casket for the burial of Henry Rose by William A. Mercer. Francis E. Leupp approves request.