The first page opened with a poem titled "Sound Principle But Poor Poetry," followed by "A Boy Needs a Trade," about the degradation of a ditch digger reprinted from the Detroit Free Press. There was also an article called "A Sick Man who Wanted Whiskey." The second page included a report in the shape of a turkey titled "Our Thanksgiving Turkey…
Outings - Student Illness/Injuries
Richard Henry Pratt forwards travel expenses of Dr. Obadiah G. Given to treat Festus Pelone while on outing. Forwarded document is not attached.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards accounts covering medical care for two students who are on outing in farms in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for approval by the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt notes that Charles Carr was unable to be transported back to the school and so was cared for at his outing home. Pratt ends by claiming that it is general habit…
Alfred John Standing requests authority to pay expenses incurred due to the illnesses of students on the outing program as well as a funeral of a student on the outing program.
Alfred John Standing forwards account of E. H. Doan for the medical treatment of Fred Harris while Harris was on outing. Standing notes that Harris was brought back to Carlisle as soon as he was able to travel.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards voucher covering the cost of treating Johnson Spencer while on outing from an attack of pneumonia.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards account covering medical costs for approval in the treatment of Enos Graham while on outing.
Alfred John Standing requests authority to pay for the treatment of Mary Couture while on outing.
Alfred John Standing requests authority to pay for expenses incurred in the treatment of Peter Howe while Howe was on outing.
Richard Henry Pratt requests the Office of Indian Affairs increase the expenditure for services of an attending physician to $600.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay the medical expenses associated with the smallpox treatment of Thomas Walker while on outing.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay the expenses in the treatment of Louisa Ance while on outing.
Alfred John Standing forwards voucher of H. C. Barton for expenses incurred while Thomas Walker was on outing at Barton's home.
Alfred John Standing requests authority to reimburse the Carlisle Indian School private funds the expenses incurred in the treatment of Percy White Bear while on outing.
Alfred John Standing request authorization to spend an additional $200 to visit the outing homes of students during the year as well as having sick students returned.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay vouchers covering the treatment and recovery of a student with typhoid fever and another from pneumonia while on outing.
Edgar A. Allen requests authority to pay expenses incurred in the treatment of Thomas Mayo while on outing.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards voucher for treatment of a student on outing as well as services for a burial of a student.
Note: The funereal expenses mentioned in this letter likely refer to the burial of Jemima Metoxen, who had died during the previous month and been buried at the school cemetery.
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.
William A. Mercer forwards voucher for payment covering the medical treatment of Katherine Ransom (here Katie Ransom) while on outing.
William A. Mercer forwards voucher for the treatment of seven students on the outing program.
William A. Mercer requests authority to pay telephone rent, for medical treatment of students on outing, and for transportation and board of students being treated in Philadelphia.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the death of Lottie Sireech of tuberculosis.
William A. Mercer forwards voucher for expenses incurred in the treatment of Rueben Ridley for measles while on outing.
William A. Mercer requests the authority to pay for bringing in S. L. Diven to help treat Chauncey Charles who suffered from a severe attack of pneumonia.