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Brother Aidan's Extracts


"What action is to be taken in regard to the Province of Canada's extending, or attempting to extend, its limits into the United States by founding houses therein." Minutes of Provincial Chapter, August 14, 1861

"No foundation from Canada should be permitted without the making of a vigorous protest to the Superior General. Should he decide unfavorably to the Province of Indiana, after every representation has been made to him, we shall submit to any arrangement made according to the Constitutions.

"In the representations to be made to the Superior General he shall be informed that if prompt justice be not done, we shall deem it our duty to refer the matter to Rome." Minutes of Provincial Chapter, August 14, 1861

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