University of Notre Dame


(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Thomas Lynch, a laborer, born in Waterford County, Ireland, aged 45, married, was admitted to this hospital May 31, 1844 and died on July 1; he had come from New York, was 8 months in this city. Cause of death, enteritis.

V-5-c - Note - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}

(Brownson, Orestes A.: Boston, Massachusetts)
 to (Bishop John H. Hopkins?: Burlington, Vermont)

The fundamentals are so because they are the foundation of the Christian faith. He need not attempt to entrap (Brownson) by Jesuitical subtleties and Scholastic distinctions. He wishes him to remember that when he introduces distinctions, he must not accuse (Brownson) of Jesuitical subtlety or Scholastic refinement for trying to get at what he means. (Brownson) is only asking questions and begging to be enlightened. He distinguishes the doctrines of the Gospel into fundamental and non-fundamental. (Brownson) wants to know of what the fundamental are the foundation.

I-3-h - A. Draft (Incomplete) - 1p. - 4to. - {1}

Fuselier, G. L(aclerc) and others: (Charenton, Louisiana)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: (New Orleans), Louisiana

They are addressing a request which several have made already in separate conversations. They propose Father Joseph Billon as pastor of their church. In his short stay among them he has won their esteem and confidence. The rent of pews does not go over 250 piastres and the fees do not go over that but they believe they might be larger with a permanent pastor. Even the minority who speak English would not exclude him because he does not know that language. (Signed by) Fuselier, Godefroi Verret, F(ranc)ois Etienne, Louis Verret, Victor Verret, Gervais Verret, Désiré Verret, Vachel Stevens, Philippe Verret, Francis Mora, C(esai)re Fay, A. Labau, Pedro Mendosa, Gerard Moore, Darius Legnon, Joseph Segerson, Cimmonet Robichot, Valery Robichot, Valiérre Robichot, Louis P. Lange, A. Bertaud, Dazincour Lange, Zénon Bourgois, Louis Lou Vierre, Joseph Lou Vierre, Grégoire Badin, Terence Badin, Simon Baudin, Domingue Navaro, J(osep)h Mendoza, Rigobert Verret.Jr., J.A. Dumartrait, F. Huttet(?), Auguste Mora, Label Francoise Mendosa, Jean Mendosa, Antonio Mendoza, A.D. Carpentier, Bains, his mark, Noel Vassaille, Manasset McCallum, E. McCullum, Rigobert Varret, T.F. Duminil, Joseph Foote, A.J. Lafontaine, R.P. Lancelin, J. Gaillard, A. Poeymirau, A. Armelin, Th(add)é(?) Armelin, Geo(rge) O. Foote, P. Gigleux, B(aptis)te Maynard, Simeon Paton.

V-5-c - L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - folio - {57}

Féraud de Robinier, Father: Paris, (France)
 to (Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A circular advertising the lithograph "L'aire de l'Eglise Catholique".

V-5-c - Printed Circular - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {1}

Dunigan, Edward: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Francis P.) McFarland: (St. John's College, New York)

A statement of books purchased.

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

M(cMaster), James A(lphonsus): (New York, New York)
 to E(dgar) P. W(adhams): (Ticonderoga, New York)

McMaster believes Clarence Walworth's letter will give Wadhams the news. He wishes Wadhams would visit Walworth and him. McMaster states that this note concerns business and begging; because he is financially embarrassed and wishes to borrow five dollars from or use the credit, at the bookstore, of Wadhams. He expresses his desire to have Wadhams come down for a last embrace.

I-1-m - A.L.S. - 1p. - 2 by 6 - {2}

Hecker, George: (New York, New York)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Chelsea, Massachusetts)

A letter was received from their son Isaac (Hecker) who had wished for Brownson to hear that he had landed after 25 days. Isaac said he would write after he reached St. Trond which would be in a few days. "He feels that it is the goal which he has for years secretly wished for." Mr. Hecker would like Brownson to write as often as he can because of the advice which he gives to Isaac. "This leaving has come very severe upon Mother, she can hardly overcome it." George Hecker wants Brownson to send any Catholic news which he might have.

I-3-h - A.L.S. - opp. - 8mo. - {2}

O'Connor, Michael, Bp. of Pittsburgh: (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

The German priests there have requested him to receive into the diocese, Father Alexander Martin now at Cincinnati. It was at their suggestion that he thought of going to Pittsburgh, but he himself had decided against remaining in Cincinnati. He dislikes holding communication with priests of another diocese but as Father Martin seems determined to go elsewhere, he decided to receive him with Purcell's approbation, and to write to Purcell immediately. He received Purcell's second letter and will remitt what he owes as soon as possible. He would like to demur to Father Montiers(?) his part of the bill and who is now at Montreal. Even though his part is $150, O'Connor is pleased to have parted with him. Bishop (Francis Patrick) Kenrick thinks that he conferred quite a compliment in ridding O'Connor of him.

II-4-i - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {6}

O'Connor, Michael Bp.: Pittsburg
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He is glad to find that Purcell consents to Father (Joseph) O'Meally's remaining to help get up the community of "The Presentation Brothers". O'Connor has no doubt that with his aid the community will flourish. However if he is to devote himself to the work Purcell must withdraw any allusion to his return to Cincinnati in the spring. O'Connor has just concluded the purchase of a fine bit of land for them, but has had to shell out all his loose cash and hopes that his Cincinnati creditors will give him a little time. He asks for the details of the death of Father McCarthy.

II-4-i3pp. - 16mo. - {6}

Pise, Father Charles Constantine:

Manuscript of his book, "Zenosius or the Pilgrim Convert," printed by Edward Dunigan of New York. The numbered pages are 43 but there are other insertions. (The 3rd edition number 245 printed pages.)

I-1-j - Handwritten Manuscript in Notebook - 43pp. - 4to. - {1}