Your favor of the 21st inst. is at [hand)] and in reply beg to say that if the old man in question were from Smiths Falls, I would be most happy to admit him at once but it is customary with us not to receive poor from any parish without application being made directly from the Parish to which they belong. We adhere strictly to this rule and I know you can readily surmise our reasons for so doing. If I have made a mistake in locating Elmsly in the parish of Perth send the man at once, otherwise, the case stands as above. Do not think dear Rev. Father that I would hesitate for a moment to oblige you. I [feel] satisfied that you understand my motives in acting as I do.
July 23, 1887 – To Rev. Stanton, Smiths Falls, ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Kingston ON
Smiths Falls, Ontario
Catherine McKinley’s Letters
This letter is part of a large database of correspondence written by and to Catherine McKinley, who is considered one of the founders of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul. As a Sister of Providence she was known by her religious name Mother Mary Edward.
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