July 31, 1894 – To General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON from Mr. Spratt, Toledo ON

July 31, 1894
The Rev. Mother Edward,
Dear Madame,

I have here two little girls aged 5 & 7 years. Their mother is dead and their father is addicted to drink. I cannot find a place for them although I have been searching for two months or more. They have been wandering about the village. Can you kindly take charge of them. If so I will bring them next week when coming up to retreat. You need not fear the father as I will assume all responsibility.

You may give children to any good person willing to take them.

M.J. Spratt
Source: 105.6-C, Mother Mary Edward General Superior sous-fonds, Correspondence series, Letter July 31, 1894, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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