Page 1 of letter from R H Pratt to Mary Burnham dated 31 May 1881

Training School for Indian Youth, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
Established Oct. 5, 1879.
Number of Students, --Boys, 198; Girls, 90; Total, 288.

Tribes Represented:—Sioux, Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Kiowa, Comanche, Osage, Creek, Pawnee, Pueblo, Apache,
Menomonee, Ponca, Wichita, Seminole, Keechi, Towacanie, Nez Perce, Iowa,
Sac & Fox, Lipan, Shoshone and Gros Ventre.

Carlisle, May 31st 1881


Mrs. M. D. Burnham
Syracuse N.Y.

Dear friend,

The better way will be to do as
you suggest. You pay all the expense
and let the Govt. re-imburse you. This
I will attend to. Let Mr. Wicks take
receipts for all money he spends for
travel or meals, for the two boys, on the
blank forms I enclose here-in and in
their order of number, and keep a memorandum
of all expense, so that, if for want of time or other
reason some receipts may not be obtained, he
has a written acct. in his own hand made at

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the time to which he can make oath
of correctness, for this will need to be
done for the whole amount. When he
has reached the end of his journey
he can send the receipts and
memorandum to me, and I will have
the vouchers made up correctly and send
to him for his signature and affirmation
of correctness, and will settle the acct.
myself and place in my own accounta-
bility.

We have our examination on the
16th June and it may be more than
I can do to come up and see the
boys off.

Cordially & faithfully

RH Pratt
Lt.

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