Attempted Abduction of Sister Mary Basil


Attempted Abduction of Sister Mary Basil

Orange Association of British America

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Title continues: "Official Report of the Evidence of Sister Mary Basil in her action for $29,000 damages against Archbishop Spratt, Dr. Phelan and others for attempted abduction of the Nun from the House of Providence, Kingston, Ontario, to place her in an Asylum for the Insane in the Province of Quebec." Sister Mary Basil of the Sisters of Charity, Kingston, Ontario claimed to have been persecuted by the Diocese of Kingston after threatening to expose the apparent maladministration of Mother Superior Mary Francis Regis. After a trial in Kingston, Ontario in November 1917, Sister Mary Basil was awarded $24,000 in her suit against Archbishop Michael Spratt, Dr. Daniel Phelan, Police Constable John Naylon, and the Mother Superior. This summarized account provides the plaintiff's testimony, her cross-examination, and evidence from other witnesses. Though justice was apparently served, the publication of this pamphlet by the Orange Association suggests its purpose is to blacken the reputation of the Catholic Church in general.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Legislation Committee of the Orange Association of British America
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: ca. 1917
  • Place Published: Kingston, ON?
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    52 p. 30 cm. Blue paper covers with moderate soiling. Ink stamp on title page. Paper browned. A few small tears.

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