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Parker Farm Lease
February 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a the lease and contract for the Parker Farm. The lease and contract stipulate how the Government will farm under the lease.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Clarifies Details of Lease of the Parker Farm in 1881
February 19, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt replies to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the arrangement between the Carlisle Indian School and Richard Parker regarding the Parker Farm. Pratt states the share of the crop to be obtained by the Government this year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease for the Parker Farm in 1881
February 28, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter forwards the lease of the Parker Farm and states that Mary P. McKeehan is a widow.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Returns Corrected Lease for Parker Farm in 1881
March 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt returns the corrected lease for the Parker Farm in 1881.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Office Informed of Intent to Terminate Lease for the Parker Farm
December 28, 1882

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has notified Richard M. Parker of his intent to terminate the lease of the Carlisle Indian School for the Parker Farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Visit D.C. to Discuss Farm Matters
January 22, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to visit Washington D.C. to discuss farming at the Carlisle Indian School.

A note from Hiram Price recommends that Pratt's request be approved by the Secretary of the Interior.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease for the Humrich Farm for the 1884 Fiscal Year
February 17, 1883 - March 2, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards for approval the lease agreement between the Carlisle Indian School and Samuel K. Humrich for a 225 acre farm beginning on February 17, 1883.

Henry Morgan Teller, Secretary of the Interior, approves the lease.

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Given Sends Deed of Trust Covering Purchase of Hocker Farm
October 10, 1883

Obadiah G. Given forwards the deed of trust covering the purchase of the Hocker Farm by the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Forwards Lease of the Hocker Farm
December 5, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt forwards at the request of the Office of Indian Affairs five copies for the lease of the Hocker Farm signed by members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. Pratt notes that Board was authorized to act in all matters pertaining to the Trust and that one of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Lease Money for the Hocker Farm Early
February 27, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests the money for the Hocker Farm lease early in order to pay interest, taxes, and other expenses due on April 1, 1884. Pratt asks how to proceed to receive the funds in time.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up on Making Payment of Hocker Farm in April 1884
March 10, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his letter of February 27, 1884 regarding the Hocker Farm lease. Pratt notes that part of the $1000 now and the remainder to be used at the end of the month and asks how the payment should be made.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Follows Up Again on Disbursing Hocker Farm Money in April 1884
March 14, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs how to disburse the Hocker Farm money as he has not heard a reply to his letters of February 27, 1884 and March 10, 1884.

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
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
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
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 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 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
Comptroller Transmits Contract for Hocker Farm to the Office of Indian Affairs in 1887
July 14, 1887

Sigourney Butler, Comptroller, forwards the original contract between James Andrew McCauley, Robert M. Henderson, and Richard Henry Pratt for the lease of the Hocker Farm by the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Supplies to Repair Fence at the Parker Farm
August 6, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 1000 chestnut rails and 200 locust posts for repairing the fence at the Parker Farm.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Forwards Board of Survey Proceedings Convened in February 1888
February 13, 1888 - February 17, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a Board of Survey to the Office of Indian Affairs convened on February 15, 1888 to dispose of broken or otherwise unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Approval of Lease for the Hocker Farm in 1888
April 16, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Office of Indian Affairs the lease of the Hocker Farm and requests its renewal by the Office's endorsement. Pratt also encloses the agreement between the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Carlisle Indian School to reduce the rent.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Auditor Acknowledges Receipt of Extension of Henderson Farm Lease
April 20, 1888

William S. Day, Auditor, acknowledges receipt of the notice of extension of lease between Rev. J. A. McCauley, R. M. Henderson, Richard Henry Pratt, and the Office of Indian Affairs for the Henderson Farm.

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

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