University of Notre Dame


1843 no date
Baraga, (Father) Frederick : (Lapointe, Wisconsin)
 to  Bishop Peter Paul Lefevere : (Detroit, Michigan)

Enclosed are the details of Baraga's little mission. If the Bishop should wish any other information Baraga will do his best to satisfy him. But he cannot give reports about any other mission as for instance Father (Francis) Pierz's, because he was never in that part of the country, but he hopes that it will become a very interesting mission. Father (Otto) Skolla should remain at least another year in or around Detroit to learn French properly, because he cannot be of use to Baraga without the knowledge of French. But in and around Detroit are many Germans, he can be of use to them and at the same time study French. As the Bishop has been very kind to Baraga and tried to satisfy his petitions, Baraga asks for one thing more the little box of candle ends which the Bishop has in his Cathedral. He should send it: c/o Mr. Livingston, Saut de Ste. Marie.

III-2-h - A.L.S. - French - 2pp. {3}

Baudouin, Agathe : (New Orleans, Louisiana?)

A poem entitled "Donnez a L'Orpheline."

V-4-n - Printed Poem - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {0}

Bellier, Father J.P. : (Vincennes, Indiana)
 to  Bishop (Anthony) Blanc : New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Bellier had some fear after what Blanc told Father (J.B.) Chassé, that in sending Father (Stanislaus) Buteux he might have displeased Blanc. But Buteux promised to work only with the children who awaited him. Buteux should stay in New Orleans only long enough for the children to complete their preparations and leave. When Bellier learned that Blanc intended to come through Vincennes, on his return from Baltimore, Bellier rejoiced that he would have a talk but circumstances made him lose the opportunity. How sorry he was, especially the day he went to see Blanc with their little "Orleanais." Bellier at last decided to write Blanc in the interest of (St. Gabriel) College so that Buteux can prove that he is sent by Bellier, and can find protection and assistance. Buteux is to bring them a number of students. They are only beginning, they have had great difficulties. However their little college is going ahead little by little and will arrive at prosperity if Blanc continues the kindness he has already shown to their men (Eudists).

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 8vo. - {5}

Bellier, Father J(ohn) P(eter) : (Vincennes, Indiana)
 to  Bishop (Anthony) Blanc : N(ew) Orleans, L(ouisian)a

The bearer of this letter is one of their men whom Bellier is sending to Bishop (Michael) Portier asking him to ordain him for (St. Gabriel) College at Vincennes. He will ask hospitality going and returning but will stop only long enough to find a boat. A letter received yesterday by Father (Auguste) Martin announces the departure of Bishop (Celestin) de la Hailandière for the first days of August. Dr. Baty sends greetings to Father (J.E.?) Martin if he is still alive but it is impossible for him to come to see him as Martin wishes. (On the address side of the letter) Politeness of Mr. Masterson.

V-4-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {8}

Chevillon : (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to  Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc : New Orleans, Louisiana

Blanc's account with Chevillon, a carpenter, for materials and labor at St. Augustine's Church, amounting to 730 dollars(?).

V-4-n - Account - (French) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}

Hecker, Isaac :
 to  Orestes A. Brownson : (Chelsea, Massachusetts)

Hecker returned in the afternoon from Alcott's and was much pleased with the people. He met a Mr. Bower who gave him the "Reasons" which were similar to those of Brownson's, and Hecker informed Bower of this fact, hence, he wanted Hecker to show them to Brownson. Hecker will probably go to Fruit land. He visited the Shakers and received a lesson of self-denial from them. He is going to Brook Farm this afternoon.

I-3-g - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}

(Louisiana, New Orleans) : Orleans Parish
 to  Bishop (Anthony) Blanc : (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $54 for 1842 taxes on Square 48, $50,000; 2 slaves; Square 49, $1,000; Square 66, $2,000. Signed by Emile Well, collector.

V-4-n - Receipt S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {2}

Taylor, James H.N. : Holly Springs, Mississippi
 to  O(restes) A. Brownson : (Boston, Massachusetts)

Taylor lacks personal acquaintance with Brownson. He regards Brownson as the defender of constitutional liberty and the guardian of the minorities. Taylor would like Brownson to continue his fight. The South reads with eager delight Brownson's article on "Popular Government" in the Democratic Review. The people of Mississippi have to battle against political dogmas. The people are looking forward to an article from Brownson's pen, setting forth the rights of the minorities. The views of Taylor are also the views of others. If Brownson does answer, it will show Taylor that his efforts have not been treated with indifference.

I-3-g - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}

Vallos, M. : (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Vallos gives permission to his negress to have her child baptized. (In another hand is written): Born December 1, Marie, the mother; Celestin Alevas(?), godfather; Catherine, godmother. (On the back is written): M. Wallis.

V-4-n - A. Note S. - (French) - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}