In so doing, I wanted to call to the attention of the representatives of our city and "commune" of the Vannes commune and, later, if need be, that of the Government, to the services that you and your Congregation have been providing for so long to our city and to its children; these services are highly appreciated by the whole population.
There is in our city a concern of major importance which allows its Municipal Council to mediate, by way of wishes clearly expressed, with the State representatives to obtain, at least, that the said law of "Abonnement" be not imposed on you with such rigor.
We hope to convince the authorities that it is in the interest of our city that you continue, as in the past, to educate its children, a service highly prized by our fellow citizens. We also wish to show them by how much the already heavy charges assumed by the State would have to be increased if, by maintaining the merciless exactions of the fiscal law they were to ruin you; moreover, if they were to eliminate all your charitable institutions they would be totally unable to fulfill your responsibilities with such dedication and
* In order to plead with the competent authorities, the Mayor request some statistics concerning the work of the Institute.
The Mayor of Vannes,