Mar. 29, 1895 – To Sr. M. of Mercy, Sisters of Providence Montreal QC from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Mar. 29, 1895
Rev. Sister M. of Mercy,
My dear Sister

The purple cloth arrived almost as soon as we did; it is nice and cheap also – thanks.

I had so many things to ask you that my old brain was quite muddled and consequently I forgot some items of information that I was desirous of obtaining. What about the Communions on the feasts of the Servites? Are they still left in the Rule or are they cancelled?

Dear Sister, it was one of our priests that asked me to despatch to you for “Miserere Cards” but he has managed otherwise and will not require them now.

I sent the Book and a note to our friend Mr. Carufel, and, dear Sister, would it be too much to ask you if you are out to call for it? I requested him to give it to you if you called; I think it would relieve my other friend to find it on her return.

I have had a severe attack of intestinal indigestion from which I suffer occasionally. This is why I have not written sooner. Enclosed you will find $3.50 for the hand and $5.00 which I wish you to dispose of as follows: One dollars worth of Street car tickets for Mother John and the same for your Sr. Superior; a half doz. tea and tablespoons and a half doz. plated forks for Sr. Olier for the little dining room for strangers. $1.05 for the purple goods.

Hoping you are quite recovered from the effects of La grippe and thanking you for your many kind favors, I am as ever in the Heart of our Mother of Sorrows

Your affectionate sister,
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, pp. 203A-204, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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