St. Aloysius Orphanage
1852 - 1945
"Whosoever Shall Receive One of Such Children in My Name Receiveth Me. Mark 9-36"
|May 2, 1927
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dear Rev. Mother,
I am writing you concerning my little baby, which is yet to be born in a few weeks. Will you take it? I have no home for it, no parents and no husband now. If you take it; let me no if I must
pay anything and if I should furnish all its clothes. I wouldn’t want it in for adoption as I hope to be able to take it out some day for myself.
Now another thing, would you take my little boy, who is five years old; just for days, he will have to go to school this fall. I would take him home every evening but he would have to stay
with you on Saturdays too. I would buy his clothes of course.
How much would you charge for him per weeks? Now please answer me as soon as possible, so I’ll know what to do, as I am getting so worried over it all, as the time is drawing near. If you
won’t take the little boy, then perhaps you will take the baby.
Mrs. Agnes Fitzpatrick
[Letters rescued from St. Aloysius Orphanage by Janet Peters - Submitted by Tammy Peters Bruns - Transcribed by Cinda Head]
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