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xliv County Direciory of Scotland Advertiser.
LAUNDRY,
HOUSE OF MERCY, ST. CATHARINE'S COIIYENT,
4 LAURISTON GARDENS,
EDINBURGH.
Cljc Sisters of W^^^^'^
Who conduct this Laundry — opened three years ago, and now enjoying
extensive patronage from Families resident in Edinburgh, Schools, and Hotels
— solicit further Orders. Terms moderate. Printed Price List to be obtained
by application to the Reverend Mother Superior at above address.
The Van collects and returns Washings in all parts
of the City and Suburbs.
NEEDLEWORK AND KNITTING ARE ALSO DONE
ON THE PREMISES.
The House of Mercy has been established to board, lodge, and train as
domestic servants, girls who have no home or proper protection. Numbers
of girls are being lost daily for want of those safeguards which a respectable
home insures, and which are so necessary for a girl in a city like Edinburgh.
Those only who visit the very poorest and lowest localities can know the terrible
dangers and temptations by which such girls are surrounded. It is idle to
deplop« the number of those who fall, and who, besides losing their own souls,
bring many others to ruin, if strenuous efforts are not at the same time made
to avert this evil. The Sisters, therefore, confidently appeal to the charitablt-
for assistance in a Avork which, they venture to think, can have no small claim
on their sympathy and support.
Annual Subscriptions, however small, and
Donations of Money, Food, or Clothes, will be
thankfully acknoAA^ledged by the Reverend Mother
Superior, who v^ill be happy to show Visitors
over the Laundry on Thursdays and Fridays.

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