Jan 18, 1894 – Petition to Kingston Council from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

Jan. 18, 1894
The Petition of the House of Providence humbly sheweth:

That for many years they have been engaged in the work of caring for the aged and infirm and for the homeless children of this City.

That the Institution is entirely nonsectarian, applicants of every denomination being admitted and receiving the same care and attention.

That the growing demands upon the Community have necessitated their securing, at great cost to the Community, increased accommodations.

That the House is now provided with every convenience and every comfort that the welfare of its inmates demands.

That although large annual grants of money have been made to Institutions doing similar work in the City, yet the House of Providence has never received any grant from the Kingston Council.

That the action of the Kingston Council in this respect is quite the exception to the rule that obtains throughout this Province.

Your Petitioners therefore pray your honorable body, the consideration of the ever increasing demands made upon the House, especially during this period, the great expense of maintaining the Institution and caring for its inmates and will grant the House such assistance, as in the opinion of your honorable body, may seem just and equitable.

Mother M. Edward, Superior Gen.
Source: 407-409-A, General Secretary Fonds, Annals of the Congregation/Generalate series, Volume 1893-1901, pp. 74-75, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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