We have here at our Institution a girl of 14 years, an Imbecile, for whom we are desirous of obtaining admission into your Institution. The child is very strong and robust, of a cheerful disposition and willing enough to work, but has not sufficient mental capacity to commence and finish any one duty that might be assigned her.
She is of French descent, an orphan and entirely destitute and was placed under our care in 1891. It now becomes necessary to remove her from the other children and acting on the advice of our Physician I make application, hopeful that you may be pleased to admit the poor afflicted girl.
Earnestly asking a reply at your earliest convenience to this important matter, I am, dear Doctor,