St. Aloysius Orphanage
1852 - 1945
"Whosoever Shall Receive One of Such Children in My Name Receiveth Me. Mark 9-36"

Catholic Rectory
Brookfield, Mo.

Sep. 2, 23
Rev Sister Superior
St. Aloysius Orphan Asylum
Quincy, Ill.

Dear Rev. Sister:
     Mr. John Chase, a non-catholic of Brookfield has requested me to inquire if it would be possible for him to place his children, two boys aged three and seven and a girl aged 20 months in your institution. He says he would be able to pay $10.00 or $12.00 per month.
     The mother is insane and the children are now in the care or rather under the supervision of the Missouri State board of charities, and cared for by private families. Mr. Chase is not willing to permit adoption and is dissatisfied because he is not permitted to visit the children.

Very sincerely,
F.P. Cummins

[Letters rescued from St. Aloysius Orphanage by Janet Peters - Submitted by Tammy Peters Bruns - Transcribed by Cinda Head]


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