Cheyenne and Arapaho Letterbooks, Vol. 90:403.
G.W.H. Stouch to Major R.H. Pratt, Supt., Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle, Penn., October 22, 1900.
I have to acknowledge receipt of your enclosing a letter from John A. Moore, relative to money sent to you for his daughter Ellen. Of course, this money belongs to Ellen and she is at liberty to do with it as she sees fit; but knowing her father as I do, I would not advise her to send him any of it, and think she should keep it until she graduates from your School, when all can be paid her and be used for benefit as she may choose.
The letter from Moore no doubt was dictated by Marsh and Wallace, a firm of lawyers in El Reno, who make a business of working up cases for Indians and otherwise interfering with affairs pretaining to this Agency much to the detriment of the Indians and annoyance of the Agent in Charge. I think Moore owes them something for services, hence the letter.

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