Oct. 21, 1895 – To Mr. White, Separate Schools Inspector, Toronto ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Oct. 21, 1895
My dear Mr. White,

I thank you heartily for your esteemed favor of the 4th inst., and gladly do I accept the very kind offer it contained, namely, your recommendation for the extension of the Sisters’ certificates.

The result of the appeal was unfavorable and consequently, I trust in your goodness for the above favor.

Mr. Pendergast has just finished his visitation in Perth. He gave a little conference at the Convent there, from which the Sisters derived much profit and encouragement. It occurred to me, if the privilege of having the Inspector’s conference this year held at the House of Providence could be secured it would be a great advantage, not only for the teaching sisters but for those studying, and we have a large class-room fitted up in our new addition that would accommodate all the teachers engaged in the City Separate School work. But, dear Mr. White, it is only through you kind influence and suggestion that I can hope for this favor, as I am not acquainted with our new Inspector and being a stranger he might not feel disposed to make any change. I know well that a word from you to Mr. Pendergast previous to his visit here in the City would rightly settle the matter and render us valuable assistance.

Again thanking you for so many kindnesses, I am dear Mr. White Yours respectfully and sincerely,
Sister Mary Edward, S.G.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, p. 216, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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