Jan. 2, 1902 – To First Assistant Mother M. Edward from Rev. O’Connor, Marysville, Tyendinaga ON

Tyendinaga, Ontario
Jan. 2, 1902
Mother M. Edward
House of Providence, Kingston
Very Dear Friend

On yesterday I received the Beretta with your kind wishes, & perhaps of your handy work! by C. Express to replace the one presented to me on the occasion of reception of Papal Delegate at Kingston, and which then disappeared, – how I could never find out, if not because it was a fine one indeed. Yet I hope I am not treading upon any one’s corns, when I confess I like the shape and style of this beretta much better than I did the other one! There now, it’s written, and I must abide the consequences!!! I got a glimpse of Father John T. Hanley when en route to say his 1st Mass in his native parish of Read, Tyendinaga, Ont. and I certainly thought him a creditable specimen of our Irish-Canadian product! Don’t you think so too? For sure! I was indeed glad to note your really robust appearance the last time I was in Kingston. I am so, likewise. D.G. / With my 48 years of Priesthood behind me since 17th Dec. 1901!

Heartily wishing you the complts of the Season, and many returns; and with respectful regards to Rev. Mother Genl. Scholastica, Sr. Gabriel, Sr. Ignatius and the rest.

I remain as Ever, Yours in Christ
John S. O'Connor, P.H.
Source: 105.6-C, Mother Mary Edward General Superior sous-fonds, Correspondence series, Letter January 2, 1902, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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