Jan. 11, 1889 – To Rev. Mackey, Marysville, ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Jan. 11, 1889
Rev. M. Mackey, P.P.
Marysville, Ont.
Dear Rev. Father,

Your letter was duly received and I was as much surprised at its contents as you could possibly be at mine. I beg to inform you dear Rev. Father, that the annual collection in question is not our arrangement. We have been authorized by His Lordship the Bishop to make a tour through each parish every year. I would not wish to cause you any displeasure in the matter; still I cannot abstain from sending the Sisters to Marysville this winter unless authorized by the same Authority, as the Annual Collection through the Diocese is the means adopted by His Lordship for the maintenance of the Poor in the House of Providence.

With the kindest wishes for you health, I am dear Rev. Father
Yours Very Respectfully
Sister Mary Edward, Sup. Gen.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, p. 96, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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