May 10, 1894 – To Suregon-Major Neilson Kingston, ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
May 10, 1894
Surgeon-Major Neilson
The Barracks, City
Dear Doctor:

Permit me to address you a line in connection with the two boys, Henry and Lawrence Marsh, admitted to our Orphan Asylum some five months ago at your request. Mrs. Capt. Drury informed us recently that the children were entitled to a share of money, but we have never received anything to aid in the support of these poor little children, and, as I received them at your request I now hope to obtain through the same channel, that portion of money to which they are entitled.

I know you will interest yourself in the matter and I shall be very thankful for the amount, even if it be only a trifle.

Both children are perfectly well and doing nicely, the larger boy is improving at school and his conduct is fairly good.

Earnestly soliciting a reply as soon as you can conveniently attend to the business, I am dear Sir,

Respectfully yours,
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. 169, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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