DATE: April 16th 1923
[Letter form from Kingston Penitentiary]
[stamp of DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE-REMISSION BRANCH-APR 23 1923]
[stamp of KINGSTON PENITENTIARY-WARDENS SECRETARY-APR 18 1923]
To the Honourable Minister of Justice
I was not responsible for what I was doing and I was in illhealth and gave birth to twins shortly after my trial I have 8 children living their ages are from 3 to 15 years and I feel they need a mothers care I hope and trust that you will please release me, I have 3 years time finished and have always tried to do what the matron has told me and I have not any reports against me . It is very hard to be parted from my children they write and ask me when I am coming home, my father is a very old man and not able to take care of little ones. If I am released I have means to support myself and family I was never in trouble before and truly hope you will never regret if.
you give me my release
Source: ANC, , RG 13, Box 1507, File Houde Marie-Anne, vol. 1, part. 1, Marie-Anne Houde, Letter from Marie-Anne Houde to the Minister of Justice, April 16, 1923, 2.
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