Feb, 25, 1889 – To Rev., Holyoke MA, from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Feb. 25, 1889

Your letter of the 7th inst. reached me yesterday and I felt so deeply grieved at its contents that I am quite at a loss to express my sorrow that one whom I have regarded with grateful esteem should be so grossly offended by a member of my Community and particularly by one holding the position of Superior, truly saddens and afflicts me.

I am however comforted at the thought that you confided this to me and be assured dear Rev. Father that prudent measures will be taken immediately to remove the cause of anything that might seem unpleasant or disagreeable for you during these morning visits at the Mount. I appreciate too much the great strain such long trips for Mass must bring your delicate constitution not to feel grievously pained at the thought that you have been vexed or annoyed by any want of courtesy or unkindliness and not to remedy the injustice when in my power.

In the meantime may I ask you dear Rev. Father, as a favor to make yourself as comfortable as possible when out there and kindly accept the apology which I very sincerely extend you.

In conclusion permit me to solicit a remembrance in your pious prayers and with many kind wishes for your health and happiness.

I am dear Rev. Father Yours Very Sincerely
My Dear Rev. Father
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, pp. 103-104, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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