Aurore!  The Mystery of the Martyred Child

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[Letter form from Kingston Penitentiary]


DATE Jan 16 1924

Minister of Justice

Ottawa ont

Most Hon Sir—
I beg to state that I am an inmate of the Kingston Penitentiary. I have been here three yrs. I have a life sentence. Sir I did not know what I was doing at the time or I would never have done such a terrible thing – I remember nothing at all about it. I was insane –

Sir I have 7 children and my aged father all of whom need one.

Words cannot express my regret for what happened – to say I am sorry seems useless.

I would have to get out to my children and my father so please sir consider my case –

Most respectfully

Yours humble servant
Marie Houde.

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, January 16, 1924, 1.

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