June 7, 1892 – To Archbishop Cleary, Archbishop of Kingston ON from General Superior Sr. M. Edward, Holyoke MA

House of Providence,
Holyoke, Mass.
June 7, 1892
My dear Lord Archbishop,

Yesterday my heart was made glad by the reception of your kind consoling letter. May I never by word or act prove ungrateful for all that you have done for me!!

On Monday evening I cabled to Mgr. O’Bryan; the message contained 21 words and cost $6.72, and although twenty-four hours have elapsed no answer yet.

I enclose a copy of my letter to Mgr. O’Bryan and hope it will meet the approval of Your Grace.

Nothing new has occurred since my last; but I am expecting hourly to be called upon for what the Commissioners will be pleased to call my discourteous answer to the Archbishop of Boston.

I trust you are feeling better and hoping that this troublesome affair, which has cost Your Grace so much time and thought, will soon be settled.

I am with respect & gratitude Your Grace’s humble Child
Sister M. Edward, Sup. Gen.
Source: 407-409-A, General Secretary Fonds, Annals of the Congregation/Generalate series, Volume 1861-1892, p. 319, Archives, Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul.
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