My dear Vicar General: As this is the season for straightening up, I thought it well to draw your attention to the fact, that it is now seventeen years since a collection has been taken up in Brockville, or aid in any form given to help maintain the poor sent to us from time to time. I can say truly that, that town has always had a representative in our Institution.
During the last eight years we admitted Patrick O’Neil, who lived seven years; Murty Mahoney, who lived three years and had a mere trifle in the way of pension; Mrs. Carr, who is here four years and John Malloy, who is in his second year.
The St. Vincent’s Society are in arrears for the keeping of old Mrs. Young, ten months. We have also two M’ Court children for more than a year, Joseph Johnston for three years, as well as, Arthur Shurtclif who was here nearly a year. Now, my dear Vicar Gen. with Moses and Mrs. Lacy and Joseph Ramson added to the list, I feel that you cannot fail to see the justness of my claim to some aid from Brockville. No other parish in the Diocese furnishes as many poor persons, and in each of these we have a collection once a year and in some cases, receive aid from the Council.
Hoping that it will be possible for you to devise, at once, some means of providing for the support of these poor people under my care.