Aug. 24, 1891 – To Rev. Griffin, Worcester MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Aug. 24, 1891
Rt. Rev. Mgr. Griffin
Dear Rev. Monsignor

At the time you received my telegram I fully intended leaving for Holyoke as soon as possible after the closing of our Annual Retreat Aug. 15 and to proceed from thence to Worcester for the purpose of consulting with you relative to the property for mission, &c, &c. But I regret to say that my arrangements have been partially disturbed on account of some communication, which reached me after the Dedication of the new Convent at Holyoke. On that occasion His Lordship Bp. O’Reilly, signified his wish and intentions of forming a Mother-house of our Order in his Diocese and while awaiting the result of this matter I deemed it advisable to postpone my journey. Hoping the good work may yet be accomplished in your parish and wishing you every success I am

Most Respectfully
Mother Mary Edward, S.G.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, p. 143, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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