Correspondence to the Secretary of the Interior from John H. Oberly, Commissioner of Indian Affairs
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Horace R. Chase; John H. Oberly; Major Edmond Mallet; Secretary of the Interior
Genoa Indian Industrial School; Genoa, Nebraska
Secretary of the Interior
April 11, 1889
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
Washington, D.C., April 11th 1889
The Secretary of the Interior
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt by your reference
of the 28th ultimo, for report, of a letter from Inspector Mallet,
report that Superintendent Chase of the Genoa School has been
reckless in using transportation requests, that many of the names
of persons transported are absolutely false &c., and requesting
that he be furnished with a statement of all requests used by Mr.
Chase, on the form enclosed by him.
In reply I would state that Mr. Chase has been in charge of
the Genoa School for nearly four years and during that time has
used hundreds of transportation requests over subsidized roads, in
bringing children to and from school. Most of them have been
settled and are on file in the Second Auditor's Office, with the
claims of the railroad companies presenting them for payment. It
is therefore impracticable to furnish such a statement; but if
Inspector Mallet has discovered any improper use of transportation
requests, he should report the facts in the case to the department
and the matter can be considered in the final settlement of the
accounts of Superintendent Chase.
The letter of Inspector Mallet is herewith returned.
Jno. H. Oberly
Edmond J. Mallet Collection. Emmanuel d'Alzon Library Manuscript and Photograph Collection. Assumption University, Worcester, Massachusetts.
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