In reference to the private interview, which Rev. Dr. Beaven had with the Sisters, I thought it might interest you to know what it consisted in.
I presented myself and was told by the Rev. Dr. Beaven that he had a petition, which had been drawn up by Bp. O’Reilly of Springfield and he wished all the Sisters who were in favor of the movement on Holyoke side to sign their names to it. He said the Bishop of Springfield wished to send it to Rome and also to convince himself of the number.