Sept. 8, 1885 – To Bishop of Springfield, MA from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Sept. 8, 1885
Rt. Rev. T.P. O'Reilly,
Bishop of Springfield
My Lord,

I was hopeful of having the pleasure of seeing your Lordship during my visit to Holyoke but was informed when there that you were absent from home. As I have not heard directly from Your Lordship since I replied to your favor of the 8th of May – relative to the Collections and as the matter was then undecided I beg leave to address Your Lordship again on the subject.

My anxiety about the debt was not abated and I am desirous to know if you will finally permit the collection to be taken up according to my request. Please pardon me, My Lord, if I seem importunate – but the desire I have to free the Mission from the necessity of paying heavy interest and thus enable them in the near future to enlarge their Asylum forces me to press my petition.

Awaiting a reply at Your Lordship's convenience
I am, My Lord, Most Respectfully
Sister Mary Edward, Sup'r.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook p. 60, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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