University of Notre Dame


Brisbane, A(lbert):
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

Brisbane asks Brownson to return the copy of Fourier that he gave him at Miss Peabody's on West St. He wants it sent to him, care of Mr. Ripley, Brook Farm. He adds that Brownson could request Mr. Greene to have it sent to his home.

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

(Chartier, Father Stephen): Rapides, (Louisiana)
 to (Bishop Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Report of the pastor of Rapides and Avoyelles to be taken to the Diocesan Synod of 1844. (Chartier), born December 26, 1798, was ordained in Québec on December 28, 1828. He was named pastor of St. Francis Xavier at Rapides at the end of last October. He knows of only 2 lots in Alexandria belonging to the church: the one on which the church is built and the other on which is the presbytery. (He gives the dimensions of the church and a list of its furnishings and sacred vessels.) (Chartier) took over the parish of St. Paul in Avoyelles on last July 23. (He gives an estimate of the Catholic population and the dimensions of the church). There is a rural chapel 18 miles away on the other side of the Red River. (He gives the pastor's salary and fees, the furnishings of the church, the number of baptisms and Easter Communions). There are three Catholic schools: one for girls, run by the Misses De Générès; one for boys by their cousin Ed(ouard) Génèrès in Father (Nicholas) Francais' house near the church; a third, mixed, run by an Irishman, near the rural chapel, whom he has not yet met.

V-5-a - Incomplete - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {7}

(Dupuy, Father Ennemond): Iberville, (Louisiana)

Statistical report for St. Gabriel Church, Iberville. Dupuy, the pastor, born September 16, 1802, ordained November 20, 1831 at the Barrens; sent to Iberville December 27, 1837. The population figures, statistics for the church, fees, inventory of church goods, number of baptisms, marriages, and deaths in 1843 are given.

V-5-a - A.D. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {1}

Férec, Father J.C.: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A sermon on Chapter 8 of St. Paul to the Corinthians.

V-5-a - A.D.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {0}

Green, F(rances) H.: (Smithfield, Rhode Island)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusett

Green has been waiting for the 2nd edition of her work but is obliged to send Brownson a copy of the first which Green will exchange later on. She would like for Brownson to judge its worth. Green is sorry that she did not have a copy of the other edition which contained a biographical sketch of Governor Dorr. Mr. "G" bids Green to say he has been out of town and but for this, he would have seen Brownson.

I-3-g - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16to. - {1}

Henni, John Martin, Bishop of: Milw(aukee, Wisconsin)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

A few days ago Henni received a copy of "Synodes Diocesana Vincennensis" in which it is stated under "De Matrimonia" that Pope Gregory XVI had ruled January 10, 1841 that the decrees of the Council of Trent are in force in that diocese. If such be the case with Indiana and the diocese of Vincennes, Henni thinks Wisconsin and Detroit and Michigan fall under the same predicament. If the Council of Trent has been promulgated at stations south of them it must have also been published at earlier missionary places as Detroit, Mackinac, St. Mary's, Rapides des Bois(?). He asks (Lefevere) for the necessary information on the subject. He had understood just the contrary.

III-2-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}

Hughes, Bishop John: (New York, New York)

"An Account of the Conversion of An American Family in Onondago County, New York" to which is added "The True Principles of a Catholic" written in the year 1780. Philadelphia Catholic Tracts, No. 1, Philadelphia, published by M. Fithian.

I-1-e - Printed Booklet - 10 pp. - 8vo. - {1}

Martin, Father G(iles) F.: (St. Martinville, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans), Louisiana

Father Gille Martin, who for a very long time has been in poor health, is getting worse and finds it necessary to ask for his withdrawal from his parish and for someone to replace him.

V-5-a - L.S. - (French) - 1p. - folio - {2}

O'Connor, Michael, Bishop of: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)

O'Connor formally testifies that Father M. Schifferer of the dicces of Nancy had been in that place for nearly three years. Just a few days ago he learned that he had incurred a suspension in Nancy but for what reason he does not know. O'Connor knows of no other censure that he had incurred.

V-5-a - A.D.S. - (Latin) - 1p. - 4to. - {1}

Peabody, Elizabeth P.:
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Chelsea, Massachusetts)

The writer has a customer for the book of Mullers. She would like Brownson to send it over. She thought Brownson's review excellent but she asks were it not a little savage to refute a man completely and garnish his reputation with such withering contempt. She is glad that Hildreth's book is demolished. The writer has not seen the book.

I-3-g - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}