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THE GLOSSOP CONVENT.

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THE GLOSSOP CONVENT. Mr. James McDonnold, writing from Wakefield, makes the following remarks :— As father to three of the girls, called in the news- paper.? young ladies, who lately ran away from the Grlossop Convent, and were sent by the Sheffield police to the Sheffield Convent, I desire to say a few words in vindication of my children. The children at Glossop are at school there as boarders; some are paid for, others are taken in without charge. I had four girls tli-ii-e, all paid for by me. The three who ran away were the eldest, aged seventeen, fifteen, and eleven respectively. The fourth is aged nine. The tlu'ee were sent to me from Sheffield, and I fetched the youngest from the school. I am not satisfied with the manner in which my children have been treated, J according to their own account, which I hare no reason I to believe untrue, especially as what they say is borne out by the condition in which they were found. The Mayor of Sheffield has treated the matter very lightly in his letter to the Secretary of State, calling it "a very pretty story," and much ado about no thing." I will only say that all my children had lice on their persons or clothing; one had sores two have lost a great toe-nail each from chilblains the youngest had the itch and they all complain of harsh treatment. In the interests of the children sent by poor parents, and of orphans, I deem it my duty to express my con- viction that the girls are not the guilty parties which many seem willing to consider them, and that they had sufficient grounds for desiring to quit the school. I am informed that the churchwarden's letter which appeared in your columns some weeks ago is the letter of a gentleman who, besides being churchwarden, is land agent or steward to the patron and owner of the Glossop School, who is an excellent nobleman. I don't know whether he is fully acquainted with the school management. If I may rely upon what my girls say, he cannot be.

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