Richard Henry Pratt writes that the father of Alfred Brown requests his son be sent home in order to see him due to his illness. Pratt also notes that Clement Black Deer is ill and will require some time to recover and may benefit from being sent home as well.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned to their homes at the end of their enrollment terms. Pratt notes that many of these students have expressed a desire to remain and notes that agents should attempt to secure permission from their parents for their children to remain. Pratt notes many students who were expected to…
Request to send George Walker home. Walker had remained at the Carlisle Indian School after this term of enrollment was up at the behest of the Sisseton Indian agent to further learn the harness making trade prior to taking over the agency shop. Pratt recommends returning Walker to his home when the agent is visiting Carlisle.
Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1883 amounting to $9,674.65 for support of the school. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $5,166.26 for regular employee pay.
Richard Henry Pratt returns to the Indian Affairs Office a letter from U.S. Indian Agent H. J. Armstrong from the Crow Agency. Pratt recommends returning Hears Fire and Steals the Bear to their home due to illness.
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return to their homes Tommie McGillycuddy and Oliver Spotted Tail due to tuberculous infections. As a result of their conditions Pratt notes that they will need an escort to accompany them on their way home.
Lewellyn E. Woodin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, notes that the mother of Harriet Mary Elder (here Harriet May) requests her daughter to be sent home from Carlisle. Woodin writes that the mother is part of a party going from the Oakland Reservation to Idaho and wants her daughter to accompany her.
Lewellyn E. Woodin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, provides the answers of the parents whose children's terms are set to expire regarding extending their terms at Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt requests to send home Fannie Merrick and Mary Tyndall. Pratt notes that Alice C. Fletcher is set to visit the Omaha reservation and can escort the two students back.
Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew that he has made arrangements for several students to work aboard the American Steam Ship Line bound for Europe. Pratt also requests Agnew's attendence at the May 23rd board meeting, and discusses the printing of a trust. This letter is part of a series of related…
Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding the ongoing attempts of President Chester A. Arthur to secure funding for the school from Congress. Pratt also mentions a board meeting scheduled for the 22nd and 23rd of May, and the preparation of a trust. This letter is part of a series of related…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from L. D. Davis, Superintendent of the Indian Boarding School at the Pawnee Agency, regarding sending twelve Pawnee students to Carlisle. Davis notes that many of the older students desire to go to Carlisle because some of their former classmates are at Carlisle and they have a correspondence.
Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew about the upcoming meeting of the Board of Trustees on the 23rd of May. Pratt’s letter is written on a copy of the “Deed of Trust” for a parcel of land in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania that became part of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School property.
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Jane Freeman, a member of the Creek Nation, to her home due to pulmonary trouble.
L. D. Davis, the Superintendent of the Pawnee Boarding School, writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding sending additional boys to the Carlisle Indian School. Davis includes a number of written requests from students asking to attend the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return Fanny Morning and Kaha Kuh to their homes as a precautionary measure due to their health.
Richard Henry Pratt notes that while he does not think it in the best of interest of the students he will comply with the wishes of the parents of the Pueblo students and return them to their homes. He believes it should be done as soon as possible in case they want to return for the Fall in order to allow them more time to visit.
Lewellyn E. Woodin, U.S. Indian Agent for the Ponca, Pawnee, and Otoe Agency, requests that Luke Phillips a student at the Carlisle Indian be sent home immediately to serve as an interpreter for the agency.
Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority to return students whose terms of enrollment have expired to their homes.
Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Indian Affairs Office that he has received word regarding a wagon the school is selling to Big Horse. Big Horse asks if the government will pay for the transportation of the wagon which Pratt recommends. Pratt also notes that Wolf Face has asking for a wagon and was notified that Big Horse was paying for his.…
Richard Pratt requests to omit 10 reams of notepaper and 10 reams of foolscap paper because a Massachusetts papermaker sent him 400 pounds of writing paper as a gift.
Richard Henry Pratt writes in regards to an inquiry from the U.S. Indian Agent of the Colorado River Agency to sending students to Carlisle. Pratt notes that Samuel C. Armstrong of the Hampton Institute is going to be visiting agencies in Arizona and recommends that the students from the agency instead be sent to Hampton via Armstrong's return…
Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $1,579.29 to purchase fresh beef.
The U.S. Indian Agent at the Arapaho Agency requests the return of the body of Adam McCarty, a member of the Modoc Nation, who is a student at the Carlisle Indian School. The Agent notes that McCarty is dying and the Modoc Nation is greatly distressed.
Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority for allowing Joshua Given to serve as an interpreter for three chiefs Kiowa Agency while they visit Washington D.C.