Jan. 3 1894 – To Priest, probably in Syracuse, from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON

House of Providence, Kingston
Jan. 3, 1894
Dear Rev. Father:

Being very desirous of receiving some information from a reliable source regarding an unfortunate brother of mine, John McKinley, living in the vicinity of East Washington Street, I respectfully request you, Rev. Father, to do me the very great kindness of making some inquiries about his condition and that of his family. About ten years ago he married a widow, Mrs. O’Donnell, in Toronto with four children and I regret to say the ceremony was performed by a protestant clergyman. I do not know if there are any children under this marriage. The members of his own family lost sight of him for some years until within a week or two of Christmas when a letter to my address, bearing his signature, was received, I am doubtful whether it was written by himself or not. The address it contained was: Messrs. Edw. Callaway & Co., 58 East Washington St.

If you could obtain any information regarding the poor man and drop me line I would feel very thankful,

I am, Rev. Father, Respectfully yours,
Mother M. Edward, Sup. Gen.
Notes: This letter is a typed copy pasted into the copybook.
Source: 105-C, General Superior's fonds, Correspondence series, Copybook, p. 155, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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