Feb. 28, 1895 – To General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON from Rev. O’Connor, Chesterville ON

Chesterville, Ont
Feb. 28, 1895
Rev. Mother M. Edward, Superior
House of Providence,
Kingston, Ont.
Dear Rev. Mother General,

I was very pleased at receipt of your letter of Saturday last informing me of the safe arrival home of your dear Sisters who had been here last month collecting for the poor under your care; as I had not heard or seen to speak to them, after they left Chesterville for Crysler and Moose Creek, and did not know, until I received your letter aforesaid, but what they might yet be snowed in at Moose Creek! They fortunately had fine weather during their quest in this parish and I have learned from outsiders that they fared better in poor Chesterville than either in Crysler or Moose Creek! But, of course it is an enhanced satisfaction to myself and my parishioners to have received from yourself this assurance of your satisfaction with the result of their labors here.

I cannot boast (nor would not) of the extent of my own offering to them this last visit of theirs; but I can state that if I had what is honestly owing to me here and elsewhere, I would have at least doubled it! Better luck next time – I hope!

I remain as ever sincerely yours in XT
John S. O'Connor, Dean
Source: 105.6-C, Mother Mary Edward General Superior sous-fonds, Correspondence series, Letter February 28, 1895, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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