Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request for the return of Onondaga children currently enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt provides context to the request for the return of the children and determines that it might be best to return the students at their parents expense.
Estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1884 amounting to $14,401.00 for support of the school and estimate of supplies ammounting to $1,196. Richard H. Pratt also requests additional funds amounting to $5,510.00 for regular employee pay.
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Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Lincoln Institute wants 27 students. He also asks if there is any trouble with the reimbursement to his funds that separate vouchers be taken for the Lincoln Institute for those from Arizona which would cover orders from June.
Richard Henry Pratt makes the recommendation to the Office of Indian Affairs of keeping students whose terms are set to expire through the end of the school term in June.
Major General John Pope telegraphs Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, regarding enrolling children from the Apache Nation at Carlisle or other schools.
Lincoln forwards a copy of the telegraph to the Secretary of the Interior along with a statement that Richard Henry Pratt had written him that he could enroll 50 to 75 Apache students…
These materials include a cover letter and Descriptive Statements of Pupils regarding 27 children transferred to the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the Carlisle Indian School. Those children, from a variety of Nations, had previously been sent to Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt notifies the Office of Indian Affairs that Obadiah G. Given is at the San Carlos Agency recruiting students for the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs telegraph that he has sent the school physician Obadiah G. Given to recruit students among the Pueblos and Apaches. He also details arrangements he has made with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad company.
Pratt then details the various actions he has taken in regards…
Richard Henry Pratt inquires of the Office of Indian Affairs how many children will from Arkansas City will join Carlisle Indian School Agent and school physician Obadiah G. Given.
Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from Baptiste Bayhylle and Ralph J. Weeks regarding a request from a Pawnee Chiefs to visit Carlisle. Pratt provides some context to their request including the fact that many served as scouts during the war with the Cheyenne, Kiowas, and Comanches. He further states that preference should be given to those…
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Mrs. Cox is coming to the Carlisle Indian School to arrange for transferring girls to the Lincoln Institute. Pratt asks for the conclusions from the Office of Indian Affairs about authorizing the transfer.
Robert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War, forwards a copy of a telegram to inform the Department of the Interior that Lieutenant West has departed San Carlos in charge of 52 children including 47 boys and five girls for Carlisle.
Richard Henry Pratt asks of the Office of Indian Affairs if he should pay for the transportation of 27 girls to the Lincoln Institute.
Petition for the return of James Thomas, Matilda Thomas, and Mary Johnson from the Carlisle Indian School. The petitioners claim that the children were sent to Carlisle under the false pretense that the school was a school for white children that would allow their children to learn English. The petitioners further claim that Richard Henry Pratt…
William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency, recommends sending 50 children to the Carlisle Indian School following the positive association with the school. Llewellyn notes that the sooner this is accomplished the easier it will be to send the students. He further sends a cost breakdown to send the…
William H. H. Llewellyn, U.S. Indian Agent for the Mescalero and Jicarilla Agency, provides a recommendation on which railroad route to send fifty students to the Carlisle Indian School along with ways to limit the cost of involved by sending one agency employee and one army officer.
Richard Henry Pratt details his disappointment the fulfillment he made of a request for boots from the Department of the Interior. Pratt notes that he expected a variety of sizes but was instead only provided with one size. As a result he specifically requests various sizes for the following year.
Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Secretary of the Interior regarding a proposal to supply four wagons to Sioux Chiefs rather than having them travel East.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request to enroll six students from the St. Regis band. Pratt states that Carlisle can take the students and provides details concerning the characteristics of the students.
Thomas W. Haskins, President of the Homewood School, informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the second group of students have gone to Carlisle and he will follow-up with the particulars.
Richard Henry Pratt states that he can get through the present fiscal year on his appropriation but needs aid for travel expenses and maintenance of the incoming party from Mescalero.
Richard Henry Pratt requests that he be given written authority to support the verbal authority he received to increase the number of pupils enrolled, including from San Carlos and eight students he has already accepted from the Chippewa Nation.
Richard Henry Pratt answers a letter from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding students from the Onondaga Nation and a disconnect regarding the status of R. H. Gardner as an Agent in New York. Pratt also encloses a letter from Julia E. Remington regarding sending home Onondaga students on vacation and their return to Carlisle as well as…
E. B. Townsend, Special Agent, writes the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a student from the Sac and Fox Nation who was sent East to study at the Hampton Institute but is currently living in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. The student has indicated that he would like to study at the Carlisle Indian School and Richard Henry Pratt has…