Mar. 29, 1894 – To Archdeacon, Archdiocese of Kingston ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Mar. 29, 1894
My dear Archdeacon:

Will you please present to His Grace, at your earliest convenience, the following requests of the Community:

The Steam Laundry at House of Providence, needs a new roof and we wish to raise the building another storey, and thus make it like the other building, corresponding with the wing on the west end. Also to put an addition or “L” at the back of same Laundry on Bay Street, about 30 x 25 ft. to be used as a drying room, as the present drying capacity is by far too small.

We desire to light the Institution by Electricity instead of the coal-oil system now in use. The Community earnestly ask permission to purchase the premises adjoining the House of Providence on Ordnance St. in order to have a place for the children in the houses on that property as the apartments now occupied by our 55 little ones is needed for the better accommodation of the 121 old people, 62 women and 59 men under our care.

If you will kindly obtain for us from our beloved Lord Archbishop these permissions you will greatly oblige the Community and especially,

Yours very respectfully
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. 163, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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