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Request for Funds to Manufacture Clothing
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $1,000 on material for clothing and its manufacture for students.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request Funds for Contingent Expenses, First Quarter 1880
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay for the school's contingent expenses in the current quarter, which he estimates to be $1,280.

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Request to Purchase Beef and Flour
August 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $2,125 on beef and flour for students.

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Request to Purchase Food for Student Health, 1880-1881 Fiscal Year
August 14, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase fruits, butter, eggs, milk, and berries for students' health during the 1881 fiscal year.

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Special Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1880
August 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form amounting to $2,220 for areas covering shops, supplies, repairs, and traveling expenses.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Purchase Special Food Supplies for Sick Students
August 27, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $90 on the purchase of butter, milk, eggs, and fruit for sick students and the "general health of the school."

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Attention Called to Request for Funds to Manufacture Clothing
August 28, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt calls attention to his request for $1,000 to purchase supplies to manufacture clothing.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Purchase 400 Tons of Coal
August 28, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to add a $1,980 purchase of four hundred tons of coal to his "special" estimate of funds.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request for Blank Letter Paper in the Future
September 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt acknowledges receipt of two packages of letter paper with "United States Indian Service" printed on the top of each page. Pratt requests that, in the future, he receive blank letter paper, so he can use the Carlisle Indian School's print shop to print a unique heading.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880
September 18, 1880

Estimate of Funds for the fourth quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,880 for beef and flour, $1,000 for clothing and material to manufacture clothing, and $700 for fuel, stamps, water, and other contingencies.

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Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880 (Report)
September 18, 1880

Estimate of Funds for the fourth quarter of 1880 amounting to $9,180 for subsistence, employee pay, clothing, repairs, and contingencies.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Distribute Student-Manufactured Goods at the Annual Indian Fair
September 18, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he's sending samples of goods manufactured by Carlisle Indian School students, including tin ware, double harness, and repaired shoes, to the annual Indian Fair. Pratt believes it will help show Indians what students are doing...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Requisition for Stationary, October 1880
October 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests 50 blank Bills of Lading and 50 blank Invoice forms.

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Request for Funds to Fit up and Furnish Teachers' Rooms
October 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $250 on "fitting up and furnishing" five teachers' rooms.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Purchase two Sewing Machines for the Tailor Shop
October 11, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase two Tailor's Heavy Singer Sewing Machines amounting to $70 for the school's tailor shop.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Issues with Transporting Goods to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency
October 22, 1880

Superintendent of Warehouse Frank D. Karr informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the Acting Superintendent of Carlisle Indian School requested him to arrange the transportation of the school's goods to the Cheyenne and Arapaho Agency in Indian Territory via a transportation contractor...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Harness and Collar Order not yet Fulfilled
November 16, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that they have not yet completed the order for collars or harnesses.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Extend Cooking Range and to Purchase Two Copper Boilers
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase a four foot extension to the school's cooking range and two copper boilers totaling $126. He explains that the current range is too small to accommodate the recent increase in students.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Request to Purchase Special Food Supplies for Sick Students
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $90 on butter, eggs, milk, and other food that the school physician believes is necessary for the students in poor health.

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Special Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880
November 22, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $1,700 that includes traveling expenses, supplies, employee pay, and contingencies.

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Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Beef and Flour, First Quarter 1881
December 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to spend $645 on flour and $1,686 on beef for the first quarter of 1881.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds to Purchase Materials to Manufacture School Uniforms
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that his students are very hard on their clothes and that many of them have outgrown their clothing from a year ago. He requests to spend $2,000 on materials needed to manufacture new uniforms for his current students as well as new...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase 300 Washable Bedspreads and Blankets
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase 300 washable bedspreads and blankets for the male students in order to increase cleanliness. Pratt notes that he believes it will cost $495 or less.

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Request to Purchase 95 Animals for the School Farm
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase livestock amounting to $1,000 to stock the new school farm. Pratt notes that he would like to purchase 4 horses or mules, 12 cows, 1 blooded bull, 25 sheep, 2 sows, 1 boar, and 50 chickens.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Supplies, First Quarter 1881
December 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to purchase a variety of school supplies in the open market amounting to $1,100 during the first quarter of 1881.

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

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