Dec. 12, 1894 – To Sr. M. of Mercy, Sisters of Providence, Montreal QC from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Dec. 12, 1894
To Rev. Sr. M. of Mercy
My dear Sister,

The amount contained in your kind letter of Miss Cleary was received with much regret. In her weak condition and under the present disheartening prospects I heartily sympathize with the poor child and I would be glad to have her with us and bestow all the care and comforts in my power until the end. But I believe his Grace does not wish to have her come to Kingston.

Archdeacon Kelly called yesterday and begged me to write you at once, asking you to please request your physician to give him a perfectly true statement of Miss Cleary’s condition and, if possible, send it to him before Saturday the 15th inst.. The Archdeacon shall go down on Monday and do what he can for her. At his request I also ask you, dear Sister, to inquire among your Sisters who visit the English speaking people, if they know any family who would undertake to care the poor girl; he would be willing, I am certain, to recompense them well for their services. It is truly painful, and I hope a nice place in some private family can be secured for her.

Kindly present my love and heartfelt sympathy to Miss Cleary and believe me to be ever your loving and grateful sister in the S. Heart,
Mother M. Edward, Sup. Gen.
Notes: This letter is a typed copy pasted into the copybook.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, p. 190, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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