Dec. 26, 1894 – To Priest, Stanleyville, ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Dec. 26, 1894
Dear Rev. Father:

Only a few moments ago I received your letter. I tried to telegraph you an answer but discovered you had no office in Stanleyville. I am infinitely sorry not to be able to do as you request me in regard to the poor girl, but we never undertake the care of such persons. If they come I shall treat the people kindly and direct them to the General Hospital where the girl will receive all the care and attention her case demands. It might be well to inform them that as soon as the girl will be well enough to leave the Hospital she must take the child with her.

I think, Rev. Father, they would do better to send her to the Sisters of Mercy, Dorchester, Street, Montreal, where the child will be kept and thus prevent further exposure.

Many thanks for Christmas greetings. Kindly accept the kindest wishes of the entire Sisterhood and my own in particular for a New year of great happiness and prosperity, believing me to be ever your

Sincere and grateful friend,
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. 196, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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