Referring to yours of the 20th inst. I find myself quite perplexed as to a reply – I must certainly co-operate with you in this urgent appeal on my charity by receiving the poor homeless creature. But the question arises from what source can we obtain the usual assistance in supporting her or others admitted into the institution from a parish where we do not receive a yearly collection. You are aware of course that this is our established mode of providing for the poor of the Diocese, who come under our care – and where collections cannot be secured the Council contributes toward the maintenance of those placed at the Institution.
I shall be pleased to hear from you concerning this matter as soon as convenient and will endeavor to conform as far it as possible with any arrangement you will make in aiding us to support the Poor of Brockville while in the House of Providence and believe me to be