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Letter from Peter Bryce, to Mrs. L. Sauro, October 22, 1940
Letter from Peter Bryce, to Mrs. L. Sauro, October 22, 1940.
Rev. Libero Sauro was arrested on September 7, 1940 and held at Don Jail before being transferred to Petawawa Internment Camp.
From his arrest, Clementina was relentless in her mission to have her husband released. She wrote many letters on his behalf, including in one example, a letter to M.J. Coldwell, a Social Democratic politician and a fellow clergyman. As a result, Coldwell raised the issue of Libero’s internment in the House of Commons, pointing out that Sauro’s sons were in the Canadian services.
It does seem that many member of the United Church also rallied to support Sauro. The author of this letter, Peter Bryce, would later provide a written testimony on Sauro's behalf (see ICEA2010.0008.0016), as would the others named, Mr. Agar and Dr. Dorey (see ICEA2010.0008.0018.a-b and ICEA2010.0008.0015).
This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials donated by the Sauro family.
October 22, 1940
Recto: [t-b, l-r]: [printed on paper] Metropolitan United Church / [symbol] / The Very Reverend Peter Bryce, D.D., LL.D. / Minister [typed] 51 Bond Street, / Toronto, / October 22, 1940. / Mrs. L. Sauro, / 104 Millwood Rd., / Toronto. / My dear Mrs. Sauro:- / Since your visit to me, I / have been in touch constantly with Mr. Agar / and with Dr. Dorey. They have been acting / for us on your behalf. I have not heard / anything from them for the past few days / but trust that before long you may have good / news. / Assuring you of my friendship / and my desire to be of service to you. / Very sincerely yours, [signature in ink] Peter Bryce
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