Requests by Eli Sheridan and Theodore McCauley to go home in order to aid their fathers. Richard Henry Pratt in returning the requests to the Bureau of Indian Affairs recommends denying the requests on grounds that he had recently lectured both students and believed the requests to have resulted from these lectures.
Problems on Outings
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs inquiry regarding Raymond Stewart's request to return home. Pratt notes that Stewart did not want to go home in January and so was placed in the outing program where he was eventually forced to leave. After being returned to Carlisle he was put on trial and sentenced to remain at…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the request of Joseph Scanadore for the return of his son Jemison Scanadore. Pratt provides Jemison's history at the Carlisle Indian School since his transfer from Martinsburg and ends by noting that he ran away from the school on February 25, 1891 and is likely already back…
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request to be returned home by Festus Pelone. Pratt includes a copy of Pelone's disciplinary record while at Carlisle and notes that his punishment of being on "no pay" is deserved. Because of the pattern of bad behavior, Pratt is willing to send Pelone home but…
Richard Henry Pratt replies to the request for the return of William and Sarah Archiquette by their parents. Pratt notes that the students were offered each year to return home and they choose to stay at Carlisle. He ends his letter by discussing his discontent with the author of the request S. S. Burleson.
Richard Henry Pratt notifies outing patrons of a change in how outing earnings are to be handled. Pratt indicates that paying students directly has led to various offences and as a result all pay will be approved by Pratt. Further any money given to students is no longer considered part of their pay.
Edgar A. Allen forwards correspondence regarding the desertion of Jose Henry from his outing and subsequent work at a New Jersey farm. Allen requests Office assistance in returning Henry to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to former student Nellie Lillard's request to be released from the regulations of the Carlisle Indian School requiring her not to settle in or around Carlisle.
Correspondence regarding requests from Nancy Hill asking for the return of her son Isaac Hill following his unauthorized departure from his outing.
These materials include correspondence regarding the church attendance of Benjamin Black Elk while on outing. Upon receiving an answer to his inquiry, William H. Ketcham, the Director of Catholic Indian Missions, objected to the placing of pupils in homes where they were unable to attend Mass regularly.