Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for $80, to cover the expense of the Spring Wagon shipped to Captian Saukadota and to purchase fresh beef.
Richard Henry Pratt replies to a letter received from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding small girls to be sent to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia. Pratt notes that he would be willing to send a number of young girls at Carlisle to be sent to the Lincoln Institute along with young boys if it does not impact his budget.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from C. L. Hall regarding the appointment of the Superintendent of the Fort Stevenson Indian School. Pratt notes that he agrees with Hall that the Superintendent should be subject to the whims of the Agent.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from former student William B. Peery regarding the state of the Peoria Agency. Peery states that the Indian Department is withholding money meant to educate students as well as preventing students from being sent out to school. In addition the Agent is preventing an agreement that if a member of the Nation…
Charles E. Monteith, U.S. Indian Agent for the Nez Perce agency, requests authority to purchase a new wagon due to the unsafe and unfit wagon the agency recently received from the Carlisle Indian School. Monteith provides details of how the wagon is unfit and criticizes the foreman in charge at Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his earlier letter emphasizing his request to return Manuelito Chou as soon as possible due to his poor health.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return and pay expenses for Manuelito Chou, Francisco, Eva Rufina, and Edward Myers to be returned to their homes due to their health. In addition, Pratt requests authority to return John Bull to be returned to his home due to the expiration of his term.
Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1883 amounting to $19.116.40 for support of the school and transportation of Indian supplies. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds for regular employee pay.
Richard Henry Pratt reports on the death of Taylor Ealy, a member of the Pueblo Nation, while vacationing with Dr. T. F. Ealy in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania. Pratt notes that he instructed Dr. Ealy to have Taylor Ealy be buried in Schellsburg and to forward the bill to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a letter from John Harris, the U.S. Indian Agent for the Lemhi Agency, in regards to sending a delegation of students from the Agency to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt also comments on the current number of students currently enrolled at Carlisle and the ability of the school to take additional pupils. Pratt…
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to visit students on outing in order to determine how students are doing and whether they should be able to remain during the winter in order to attend local public schools. Pratt also requests authority to pay for the transportation expenses of certain students on outing to return to the school.
Richard Henry Pratt seeks authority for his actions in returning the Mary Ealy, the last member of the Pueblo (Zuni) Nation at Carlisle, with the party of ill Navajo students being led home by Dr. Lippincott.
Richard Henry Pratt inquires from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs what action to pursue as he has not heard from the Secretary of the Interior regarding a proposed course of action to use Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania as a school for training Native women in a manner similar to the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Julia E. Remington, a missionary at the Church of the Good Shepherd, to enroll Moses Cole, Martin Hill, and Stephen Webster at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt documents his trip to the Rosebud Agency where he attempted to secure ninety students for the school. He notes that after an initial meeting where this was received with much enthusiasm, he failed to gather the allotted students due to the work of the Catholic priest at the agency. Pratt claims that the priest may be opposed…
Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of blueprints for building a small house for the disciplinarian of the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that the house will allow room for additional pupils.
D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, writes to the Richard Henry Pratt on the anger of Manuelito regarding the death of his son. Manuelito asks for all of the Navajo students to be sent back from Carlisle. Riordan states that at a minimum Manuelito's son should be returned.
Pratt also states in his letter to…
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to send 43 pupils to their homes following the expiration of their three year term of enrollment. Pratt notes that the number of students might decrease when he meets with the parents during a visit to the various agencies in order to convince them to keep their children at Carlisle longer.
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to return four Crow students who had various ailments upon their arrival to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt requests permission to pay for the expenses of transporting Robert Stewart and Antoinette Williams to the Navajo Agency in order to take positions as teachers.
Richard Henry Pratt discusses the number of students that Carlisle can carry for the upcoming school year in 1883. He declares that the school is currently has around 320 students enrolled and can carry over 400 which he proposes to acquire from traveling West in order to select certain students who are better suited for Carlisle. In particular…
Richard Henry Pratt notes that he has received a letter from the Superintendent of the Albuquerque School that Carlisle could receive an additional 50 pupils from the Pueblo Agency.
Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return Manuelito Chiquito due to his father's requests as well as another student. Pratt notes that Manuelito Chiquito desires to discuss with his father the benefits of Carlisle and then return. Pratt believes that it is unlikely that he will return but requests that he be allowed to return if able.…
Richard Henry Pratt forwards letter from D. M. Riordan, U.S. Indian Agent for the Navajo Agency, discussing the hardships involved in overseeing the agency. Pratt also discusses various matters at the Carlisle Indian School.
H. J. Armstrong, U.S. Indian Agent for the Crow Agency, notes he wants to send twelve students to the Carlisle Indian School but has to wait until his employees return from Little Big Horn.