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Identified Persons

Horace R. Chase; John H. Oberly; Major Edmond Mallet; Secretary of the Interior

Identified Places

Genoa Indian Industrial School; Genoa, Nebraska

Author

John H. Oberly

Recipient

Secretary of the Interior

Date

4-11-1889

Approximate Date

April 11, 1889

Original Item Medium

Correspondence

Accession Number

2013.001.164

Folder Name

Genoa-Indian-Training-School,-Genoa,-Nebraska

Language

English

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS
Washington, D.C., April 11th 1889

The Honorable
The Secretary of the Interior

Sir:

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.

Very respectfully,
Jno. H. Oberly
Commission.

E.S.W.

Correspondence to the Secretary of the Interior from John H. Oberly, Commissioner of Indian Affairs

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Keywords

Native American Reservations, Native American Schools, Transporting American Indians, Office of Indian Affairs