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Fr JFR Pestre to Fr C Cognet, Meanee, 10 June 1898

Translated by Brian Quin, February 2002



Meanee 10 June 1898

Reverend and very dear Father Cognet
Having received the sheet of accounts from the Procurator’s office in Lyons,[1] I hasten to send you your quarterly payments with appendices. Here are your accounts:
£ s d
1. Your two quarterly allowances 31 0 0
2. 14 Mass stipends for you personally 1 3 2
". 190 Mass stipends from Fr Hervier 11 8 0
3. Gift to Fr Maillard by his father. 8 0 0
". Gift from M Chomat for you 40 0 0
Total assets 91 11 2
Accounts Oct – Dec ’97: a box of wicks 0 2 3
May 2: paid to Fr Guillemin, Sydney, for you 1 4 6
A/c for Jan – March ’98 – Sub to
The Echo of Fourvière 0 6 4
Total liabilities 1 13 1
Balance to your credit 89 18 1
So I am sending you a cheque for £89.18.1
I don’t know whether the second part of the Third Order Manual [written by] M[oire?] is translated into English. In any case, I don’t have the slightest intention of asking for it, as no one has asked me for a copy of the first part.
I am sorry to have to tell you of the death of Fr Louis Rondel, in Wallis. Please inform Fr Maillard and say the usual prayers.
Yours very devotedly in JMJ
J F R Pestre

PS This sum of £1.4.6 which I have paid to Father Guillemin for you, goes back to last October or November. Father has not told me why it is owed, but he says that he had asked you for it without receiving a reply.


  1. At this time, this would mean from the headquarters of the Society of Mary - translator’s note

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