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Military reservation.  This starting point of the water supply for the school garden and lower farm is of vital importance to the school and should be under the control of the School Authorities.  The stone wall diverting the water from the creek into the ditch has to be watched and this cannot be done well when it is within the fenced enclosure of an outsider.  The Supt. is desirous to put the fence on the line of the Military reservation and then bring the starting point of the ditch within the School enclosure.

The removal of Compo's house, corral and fence for 200 feet is quite a task to the Indian, and it would be very unfortunate to raise his ill will against the School by abitrary methods, and I trust I may be pardoned for expressing the hope that it may be deemed expedient to have a considerable portion of the work of removal done by Agency Employees, that the school may in no way become unpopular with the Indians.

Respectfully

[[signature]] Alice C. Fletcher [[/signature]]
Spl. Ind. Agt.
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