June 13, 1894 – To Miss McAuley, Toronto ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
June 13, 1894
Miss Matilda McAuley
76 Power St.,
Toronto, Ontario
My dear Friend:

You will find enclosed the travelling expenses, and with it my grateful thanks for your kindness in doing the act of charity. I perceive you always try to get a bit of fun whenever you can, and, you must have been highly amused at the thought of poor Mary being a nunl; that man needed – “a pair of ears only.”

Well now, my dear Matilda, about your own affair, give the matter due consideration and remember all I said to you about the breaking up of your little home. You certainly will get writings that will entitle you, as long as you live, to the room and all the other privileges of a lady boarder; no change in the Offices can alter that arrangement, once it is completed. Of course, you know that our principal Officers are changed or are liable to be so, every six years. In two years I go out of Office for I will then have completed my second term, twelve years. Let nothing influence you to come against your own desire; you are contented in your own little home and think twice before you break that up.

Hoping that whatever you do will be for your own benefit, I am your devoted and sincere 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. 174, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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