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1845 Nov. 1
Eades, John R. and Charles P. Johns: South Union K(entuck)y
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Having presented Blanc a book some 12 months since on behalf of their society, they now present the second part. They present this book as they did the former without any desire of compensation, hoping it may do much good to their fellow mortals.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 4to. - {2}


1845 Nov. 2
McEvoy, John: Corpus Christi, Texas
 to Bishop Anthony (Blanc): New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Seeing Blanc's name in the recommendations of the new edition of the Douay Bible, McEvoy takes the liberty of writing. He is in H Company of the 8th Infantry. He asks (Blanc) to offer a Mass for the souls departed and encloses one dollar. The bearer of the letter is Sergeant John Smith, Company H of the 8th Infantry, commanded by Captain J.V. Bumfort(?).

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {4}


1845 Nov. 2
(Smith, S.C.), Sister Regina: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister has received several letters from Sister Lor(r)etta, (S.C.) who says to tell Blanc that the lumber merchant will wait until January for his money; also that Miss Knauff's going up depends entirely upon (Blanc). She thinks it would be better for Ann to wait until the room is finished. Sister Gonzaga, (S.C.) came last Tuesday; she is not too strong. Sister Judith, (S.C.) has been spitting blood. Yesterday Sister Regina received a letter from Mother saying the Sisters (of Charity) would leave St. Joseph's on the 23rd of last month; two for Sister (Francis) Regis and one for Sister Regina. Mrs. Clannon's sister, Mary Hagan, accompanies them.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {9}


1845 Nov. 3
Timon, C.M., Father J(ohn): St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Timon arrived on All Saints day. He thanks Blanc for accepting his troublesome commissions; he wishes they could be here by the 16th, the day on which the consecration will take place. He fears his wish to enjoy Blanc's presence is in vain. It appears that several refusals had been made to applications for Brothers of the Christian Schools but he is sure that Blanc's demand will obtain a decided preference. Bishop (Peter Richard) Kenrick is highly pleased; the Brothers, if established, would soon send out a branch. Timon may not get to New Orleans this season; his absence will probably keep him occupied with work of months passed. Father (John) Boullier, (C.M.) will, he hopes, make some instructions to the Sisters of Donaldson. Bishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.) is likely to be very successful; his voyage will be of great benefit to Texas. P.S. Father Pasqual, (C.M.) desires to come up in order to learn English. Father (Hector) Figari, (C.M.) goes down to supply his place as aid of Father (Joseph) Giustiniani, (C.M.).

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 4to. - {8}


1845 N(ov.) 4
Lorretta, (S.C.), Sister M.: Donaldsonville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, L(ouisiana)

Sister Clement (S.C.) has petitioned for her cousin to be received as a candidate, she is not able to bring the required sum and wants to know if some dispensation can be made. She is 22, born in Dublin, was about 5 or 6 when she came to New York. Her father has purchased a small farm 10 miles west of Dubuque. Mother Xavier, (S.C.) wrote that on account of good qualities they might make some dispensation. Sister Loretta has received a letter from Mother Etienne (Hall, S.C.) saying that the Council has dismissed Sister Abraham, (S.C.) from the community. Sister (Francis) Regis, (S.C.) is to give her $50 to send her to New York or any place she wishes to go. Two sisters left St. Joseph's on the 23rd, one for Sister Regina (Smith, S.C.), the other for Sister Regis; the third will be picked up on the way, a school Sister for the Asylum. It is Sister Irene, (S.C.) of Cincinnati

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {8}


1845 Nov. 4
Francais, Father N(icholas): Buzy, (France)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Francais was placed in the diocese of Verdun; he has been there since the first of October. If anyone has reported that Francais spoke badly of (Blanc's) administration, he begs him to regard it as false. He left Louisiana only because the work was too hard for him, all the more so because he was often ill.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}


1845 Nov. 5
Amat, C.M., Father T(haddeus): Perryville, (Missouri)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father J(ohn) Timon, (C.M.) arrived last Thursday. Amat inquired about the slates of which (Blanc) spoke. He said he expected some but could not know whether they were those (Blanc) got. Amat is no more in the College; he lives at the Seminary of Barrens though he must be yet at the head of the family.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}


1845 Nov. 5
Connelly, Jo(h)n Jos(eph): Vicksburg, (Mississippi)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Connelly presents his friend, Doctor W. Hare who, with his family, leaves this afternoon to become a resident of New Orleans. In parting with them, their little congregation loses some pious Catholics and the community a good physician.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}


1845 Nov. 5
Raviol, Father J(ohn) F.: Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Several days ago Raviol received (Blanc)'s circular about the retreat in November. In his delirium he was fortunate in recognizing Father (John Francis) Ab(b)adie, (S.J.) at his bedside. (Blanc) can see that he cannot be sure of going down for the retreat. He became ill October 2; the causes were 8 hours of rain, a 42 mile trip and ministering to Mrs. Hilaire Bordelon. Three times he was better; Dr. Acher has given him some encouragement; it is an intermittent fever. The priests from Grand Coteau have not been able to come so he has had to do the best he can. Today he has taken 5 doses of quinine. He does not dare promise to come.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {4}


1845 Nov. 9
Young, E.J.:
Mt. St. Mary's College Emmittsburg, Maryland
 to Father F(rancis) P. McFarland: St. John's College, New York

As prefect he writes to the professor of rhetoric and moral philosophy. He has little to say except about the weather. There are about a hundred students. He describes the prefects and fellow students.

I-1-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 4to. - {2}


1845 Nov. 10
(Armand, Father D.): Aspremont, (France)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana

After waiting in vain for three months for news of the 12 doubloons (Blanc) told him about in his letter of June 4, (Armand) decided at the beginning of October to write to (J.) Choiselat (Gallien) at Paris. He replied a week later that he held at (Armand)'s disposal 982 francs, exchanged for the gold which (Blanc) sent. (Armand) collected this at Gap in October. 2 months after (Blanc's) letter, (Armand) received one from Father (Stephen) Rousselon dated 4 days before (Blanc's). The one to have been brought by Bishop (John Mary) Odin never arrived. He is glad that (Blanc) divided the city into parishes or vicariates. He has in his parish an assistant who can take his place when he is ill. (Armand) hopes that if his brother, the pastor of Poche, announces his death, (Blanc) will pray for him. He has left to Mrs. Dolliole, his books, a wardrobe, etc. He is glad (Blanc's) health is good; he has become a useless member.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {5}


1845 Nov. 10
Bessaiche(?), Father: Rennes, (France)

Bessaiche, Superior of Rennes Seminary, certifies that Isidore Cuny of Hédé spent a year at this seminary and behaved in a very satisfactory manner. He commends Cuny to the Bishop of the diocese to which he will go.

- A.L.S. - (French) -


 On the same paper: 

(1845 Nov. 10)
(Saint Marc), Bishop G(odefroy Brossais): Rennes, (France)

(Saint Marc) joins the Superior of their seminary in recommending Cuny to the Bishop of New Orleans.

- A.Note S. - (French) -


V-5-d - A.L.S., - - A.Note S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1845 Nov. 10
(Chanche), Bishop John Joseph: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Chanche) received Blanc's letter too late to meet Blanc on the coast. He intended going to New Orleans this morning but received a letter from Georgetown on Saturday informing him that Archbishop (Samuel Eccleston) had started for Cincinnati and spoke of paying (Chanche) a visit. (Chanche) feels certain he will come down with Bishop (Michael) Portier. If he can persuade them to remain till after Blanc's retreat, (Chanche) will go down with them. Father (William) Blenkinsop has asked permission to join Blanc's retreat; they could not both be away at the same time. (Chanche) is much obliged for the cask of wine.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {4}


1845 Nov. 10
Julia: St. Joseph's Vale, (Emmitsburg, Maryland)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Julia received (Blanc)'s letter about 2 weeks ago. She was glad to hear that he will visit the vale next year after the council. Then they will go home together. She hopes (Blanc) will pray that she may be thought worthy to approach the Sacrament of Love this year; it would please her parents so much. (Blanc) is to give her love to her parents.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}


1845 Nov. 10
Martin, Father J(ea)n: St. James, (Louisiana)
 to Father (James) Lesne: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Martin certifies that on the 9th he published a bann, the parties being dispensed from the other two, for the marriage of Euphémon Sosthene Roman, attorney, son of the late Onésime Roman and Céleste Cantrelle to Marie Louise Roman, daughter of Sosthène Roman and Arthémise Lavidreaux. The parties have declared that they have obtained a dispensation from relationship in the second degree.

V-5-d - A.D.S. - (French) - 2pp. - folio - {7}


1845 Nov. 12
(Purcell) J(ohn) B(aptist), Bishop of: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefevere,: Detroit, (Michigan)

This letter was presented by Almon W. Babbitt, agent of the Church Council of Navoo, Illinois, (Church of the Latter-Day Saints), who intends to communicate to Lefevere the resolutions of his society concerning their temple, public buildings and other property in Hancock County, Illinois. Purcell is well acquainted with Babbitt who has very worthy relatives, friends of Purcell, in Cincinnati. He introduces Babitt as entitled to respect and confidence and his proposals deserving of the most serious consideration and of the energetic action which the neighboring bishops or Catholics can take to obtain settlers for the farms and tenants or other occupants for the houses thus abandoned by their proprietors. May God bless the Commonwealth with peace which has been so long distracted by the dissensions of that portion of its citizens.

III-2-h - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo - {4}


1845 Nov. 13
Dupuy, Father Enn(emond): West Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dupuy, pastor of Iberville, having been commissioned in (Blanc)'s letter of the 7th, went to West Baton Rouge to examine the church and the presbytery, and meet with the trustees. He gives his report (giving details of the furnishing of the church, its size, the size of the presbytery, the fees, etc.). The trustees of St. John Baptist Church passed a resolution to accept his report and send a copy to Blanc. (They sign here): J. Tras(imond) Landry, president; H. Bergeron, W(illia)m White, O. Labauve, Joseph Landry. The two others are Vincent Kirkland and Dorville Landry.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - folio. - {9}


1845 Nov. 14
Giustiniani, C.M., Father J(oseph): Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Giustiniani takes advantage of Father (Roman) Pasc(u)al, (C.M.)'s departure to give Blanc news of their parish. Pascal is going to St. Louis to learn English. Father (John) Timon, (C.M.) sent the order in a letter of October 17; he said the priest who would replace him would arrive before Pascal got to St. Louis. Giustiniani finds it hard to express how much he feels this separation. They have been together for more than 5 years. Pascal was about to finish his round of Bayou Pierre when the letter came from thier Visitator. Their parish continues to do well. The storm Giustiniani caused by his refusal of the Free Mason has brought some anonymous and haughty letters but he thinks it has been good for religion. They have new pews in their church. The letter Blanc wrote about the establishment planned for them has greatly encouraged the people. They have improved the property by a fence costing more than 1000 piastres, he is sure there is nothing like it on the Red River. They often ask him when the Sisters will come; he tells them that Blanc is arranging it. There are two schools for girls at Natchitoches; one run by the Protestant minister's wife, the other by a widow, also Protestant. A number of Catholic children attend. On the Prudhomme side the teacher is an English Protestant. Pascal will bring this letter.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {5}


1845 Nov. 14
Mégret, Father A(nthony) D(ésiré): Vermilionville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mégret received his register at the return of Father (Francis) Abbadie, (S.J.) and (Blanc)'s circular letter of October 8 from Father Rousselon. Mégret has not yet taken up the collection for the seminary. He will not go into court; he has a lawyer who will represent him. Mégret will send Rousselon the balance of the estate of Father (Flavius Rossi) Rossy.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {3}


1845 Nov. 14
Noguèz, P(eter) C(heri): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

About 15 months ago, Noguèz entered St. Xavier College at Cincinnati. His stay there has made him wish to become a priest. As he lacked money, Father (John A.) Elet, (S.J.) wanted to keep him without paying on condition that he teach a class in French. However, he finds that this class keeps him from his own studies. Elet will take $55 off his pension so if (Blanc) could pay $100 a year for him he could finish in two years and enter the seminary. If not it will take him three years. Would (Blanc) receive him then? Bishop Purcell has as much as asked him into his diocese but as Noguèz knows French and knows little English he believes he would be more useful with (Blanc).

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {3}


1845 Nov. 15
Boullier, (C.M.) Father J(ohn): Donaldsonville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Boullier received (Blanc)'s letter of the 10th. At the moment they have many sick people; almost every day there is a new case and he believes that several would go without the Sacraments if they knew he was not there. Yesterday they called him for Odalie Pedesclaux who is very ill. On Tuesday there was the wedding of Edmont Poursine who wanted Boullier to perform it. If (Blanc) is agreeable Father (Joachim) Alabau, (C.M.) could go to St. Michael next next Monday and stay a few days. If the Ladies need Boullier, Alabau will return and Boullier will go next Wednesday or Thursday. Boullier gave (Blanc)'s letter, inclosed in his, to Father (J.) Masnou, (C.M.) who is here.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {5}


1845 Nov. 15
Lorretta, (S.C.), Sister M.:
Charity Hospital (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The Sisters (of Charity) have arrived, only two came, Sister Delphine, (S.C.) and Sister Amelienne, (S.C.). Sister Irene, (S.C.) came as far as Louisville; she told the Sisters she would return to Cincinnati, that she would write to Father (Louis Regis) Deluol. Lorretta has written to Mother. The lumber merchant will not supply the lumber for the kitchen unless he has an order from Blanc. Mr. Gantra(?) told Sister Paulina of it since Lorretta left.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {8}


1845 Nov. 15
Meighans, John: Schenectady, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to: O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

After reading his April number he has concluded that he shall become a subscriber, and requests the price of the back numbers. By this subscription he hopes that it will do him, his children, those who may be after him, and those with whom he is connected, good. He has learned that he is a cousin of Brownson's. George Healy told him that Brownson married his (George's) uncle's daughter. Meighans married Jesse Healy's grand-daughter of Charleston, New Hampshire. Her mother's name was Elizabeth. Before he believed himself to be the only Catholic married into his wife's family, but now that he has learned that such a distinguished Catholic as Brownson is also a member of it, he hopes to God that the leaven will leaven the lump. His wife has become a Catholic since her marriage to him. Perhaps he will call on Brownson during the winter.

I-3-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1845 Nov. 15
Thébaud, S.J., Father Aug(uste) J. St. Mary's: (Lebanon), Kentucky
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Father (Clement) Boulanger, (S.J.), on his last visit made Thébaud rector of this college. One of the letters that Blanc wrote to Father (William S.) Murphy, (S.J.) last year is lost and several of the priests thought that Blanc asked for Father (Louis) Petit, (S.J.) for next Lent. Others do not, so that Thébaud is completely in doubt on the subject. Will Blanc let him know. Thébaud will always remember his two weeks in New Orleans two years ago and will never forget Blanc's kindness.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {4}


1845 Nov. 16
Oakley, S.J., Father M(aurice):
St. Charles College Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc) thanks him for such a small service; Oakley thanks (Blanc) for his kindness and interest which have made their establishment more flourishing. He has just written to Father (Stepehn) Parrondo, (S.J.) about the boy (Blanc) spoke about in his last letter. He wishes Parrondo could talk to the father or the mother of the child. They are expecting several students, so they must be more prudent than ever in admitting them.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {2}


1845 Nov. 16
Barthe, Father F(ranc)ois(?): St. Charles, (German Coast, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Barthe regrets that he cannot take advantage of the retreat beginning the 19th. For more than 6 weeks he has suffered from an ailment which leaves him very weak. He can recall some of the exercises he did attend in the solitude he is experiencing now, the people being busy in their sugar mills and he kept in the presbytery by an illness that prevents him from going out.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}


1845 Nov. 17
Brownson, Mrs. R(elief): Ballston, New York
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts

She thanks him for the present he sent her but she did not really need it since she saved some of the money he sent last July. Although Therina is now much better, Mrs. Brownson did not write because of Therina's illness, and although her own health is poor, she is able to care for the household and work on the loom. She doesn't think it a fault in her for not asking him for help since he seems to understand when a time of need is coming. She feels under great obligation to him for his help in her old age, poverty and affliction, since its more than she could expect. She has sufficient hay, meat and flour until the spring, so she leaves it to him to decide how much she needs. She wants to see him and his family but fears she never shall in this world.

I-3-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1845 Nov. 17
Hallinan, Father D(aniel) M.: Hamilton, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Mr. O'Mealy senior and family arrived there a few days ago with the intention of making the place their residence. Since they had no fixed place to go, Hallinan invited them to stay at the pastoral residence, until they were able to suit themselves. Mr. O'Mealy announced this morning that he had Purcell's permission to reside with him and that he would leave only on Hallinan's apparent unwillingness. Hallinan would be gratified to know Purcell's will in this matter. Father (Joseph) O'Mealy asked him if his Father's family could reside with him. Hallinan told him that he would not let anyone live with him without the bishop's sanction. This was the last he heard of the matter until that morning. He is willing to accomodate a brother priest provided he suffer no detriment to himself. Purcell is of course aware that the O'Mealy family consists of Mr. and Mrs. O'Mealy and their daughter. He will be happy to know at Purcell's earliest convenience.

II-4-i - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}


1845 Nov. 17
Daley, Matthias: Covington, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

The few Catholics of Covington were gladdened by the arrival of Father (Adrian Rouquette) Rocquette and his colleague. Rocquette stands high in the opionion of both the Catholics and the Protestants. Would to God that he were destined to take charge of his native parish. Should they receive the services of a priest, Daley thinks that Covington could contribute from $10 to $15 a month and the whole parish about $40. Miss Luckett, a very exemplary Catholic, wishes to teach the catechism in the church, Sundays, with Blanc's permission. She is a very successful school teacher. Daley asks Blanc to do something for them, "sheep without a shepherd."

V-5-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {4}


1845 Nov. 17
McNamee, Father J(oseph): Fort Ball, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He regrets to inform Purcell and relatives in Cincinnati of the death of old Mrs. McLaughlin of the McCutchensvil le congregation. She was well when he left for the retreat, but died on Nov. 2, a very happy death. The German priest arrived too late to administer the sacraments, however. Her funeral was the largest the village has ever witnessed. They had Mass in the new church for the first time yesterday. The church is unpretending, but large and spacious, capable of holding 1600 or 1700. As regards the dispensation for the French woman, he has made inquiry and cannot find out for certain about her husband. It is the common opinion and Father (Joseph P.) Machebeuf who performed the marriage says that he has reason to believe that the man was married before and is living with his former wife. The French lady is very uneasy and awaits Purcell's decision. McNamee expressed his attachment to Purcell.

II-4-i - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1845 Nov. 18
Beauprez, Father P(ierre) F(rancois): Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Villeneuve Bergeron and Adeline St. Cyr ask a dispensation from second degree relationship in order to be validly married. P.S. The reason Beauprez cannot go to the retreat is that he has a service and a marriage that week that cannot be put off.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1845 Nov. 18
Blanc, Ant(hony), Bp. of New Orleans: New Orleans, Louisiana
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

The good Sisters, less one, arrived the day before yesterday and only this morning did he receive Purcell's letter. Sister Ire has done something very evil. Already the news has been going about among the Catholics of St. Patrick's among those frequented by Mlle. Hog. She has told the sisters that he intends to return to Cincinnati and submit her case to Father (Lewis) Deloul, but he believes that she will stay at Louisville with the Dames de bon Pasteur. In any event it is bad example especially to the young sisters who accompanied her. He also thanks Purcell for the happy dispositions of young Nogues one of his diocesans. Blanc will accept him for his diocese. If it is advantageous for Nogues, Blanc will let him remain at Cincinnati for some time rather than come immediately to New Orleans. It seems best that he might learn better the English language, and perhaps the Greek at Cincinnati, but in New Orleans he would learn better the Latin. He has a young man who can read Latin very well. He sent another to the Propaganda 16 months ago who could scarcely read in 1839 but now has entered theology this year. If Nogues has learned English he will not lose it in the seminary because there are in the seminary now four Irishmen who also speak French. Two are ordained subdeacons, one to minor orders, and the other to tonsure. The decision of the Council of Emmitsburg, Md., about the care of orphans should have been taken a long time ago. For six or seven years he has been tormented to have them for his Asylum there. He made the request, but it was not received, and he had returned the request. He has been informed by Bishop (John J.) Chanche of Natchez that Purcell has obtained for them a visit of Archbishop (Samuel) Eccleston, and that he already is at Natchez. He has asked Chanche to retain him there until they have finished (?) their retreat which they are to start the evening of the next day. Some of the priests have arrived and others are coming, and for that reason he has to close the letter.

II-4-i - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - (French) - {9}


1845 Nov. 19
(Loras), Bishop Mathias: Dubuque, (Iowa)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc)'s letter of October 17 arrived on the 5th; the two boxes also arrived. The pictures are in the church; he hopes the Catholics will make good use of the fine Way of the Cross. He congratulates (Blanc) on getting a new staff of clergy. It certainly was necessary in 1830. Father (Simon A.) Paris of St. Louis, is a little discouraged and is talking of returning to France in the spring, because of the English language and the Irish. He is, (Loras) thinks, the most accomplished priest in that diocese, except for English. (Blanc) could see him as he goes through St. Louis to the council. Bishop (Peter Richard) Kenrick certainly values him in giving him his confidence. (Blanc) is to put in his portfolio that paper about (Loras)'s will he sent (Blanc) about 2 years ago. Some changes might be made when they see each other at Baltimore. Will this be the last time they meet there; will there be an archbishop at the superb church in Cincinnati? (Loras)'s intention is to insist on the clerical garb; it is scandalous to see the dress of the clergymen in the east. P.S. (Loras) has just written to Father (Joseph) Richard Bole to encourage him. He has noble qualities.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {4}


1845 Nov. 19
Brogard, Father J(oseph) N(icolas): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

His bad health prevented him from attending the retreat. The trustees every year are to make the Easter Collection for the fabrique which now has a debt of 2,000 piastres. Brogard showed them Blanc's pastoral letter on this subject; Blanc acceded to their request to excuse them from this until they are out of debt. They had never made a Christmas Collection before and it brought almost nothing. He can write no more; the feast of All Saints tired him so; when he is better he will send consoling details about his mission.

V-5-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}


1845 Nov. 22
Gomez, J.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Mary (Dedune): (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A bill for $5.62, signed by L. Babolla.

V-5-d - A. Bill - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}


1845 Nov. 24
Lamirault: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Miss Marie (Dedune: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipted meat bill from July 4 to November 24 (for the Bishop's house).

V-5-d - A. Bill S. - (French) - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}


1845 Nov. 24
(Hughes), Bishop John: New York, (New York)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

When (Hughes) received Blanc's letter of May 6, he wrote a long article for the Courier and Enquirer which the editor promised to publish but which he afterwards omitted. The article not only vindicated Blanc but put the editor in an awkward position for indulging in the remarks of which Blanc complained. Business in the seminary, the reconstruction of some 35 congregations from which lay trustees had been ejected, sickness, etc. succeeded and it is only now he is answering the letter. He sails from Boston on the first of next month with poor Father (John) Harley, president of St. John's, Fordham. This voyage is his last hope for that dear and valuable young ecclesiastic. (Hughes) wishes to bring a colony of Christian Brothers from France or Ireland. He wishes to get persons to teach trades to orphan boys and girls to remedy the ruin that awaits them when bound out as at present. (Hughes') seminary and church are now as good as finished; his temporal affairs all arranged for his absence. The College - the (Religious of the) Sacred Heart - are prosperous. His coadjutor, Bishop (John McCloskey), enjoying (Hughes') confidence and affection, fills his place. Blanc is to give (Hughes') respects to Mr. and Mrs. Brandiger and tell them that Caroline Odile, and Camillus are behaving bravely.

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1845 Nov. 24
McCloskey, John, Coadj. Bp. of N. Y.: New York, N. Y.
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He takes the occasion to introduce a young gentleman (A.H.) VanBuren who leaves New York with the intention of making his residence in Cincinnati. Mc Closkey wishes him to have the acquaintance of Purcell and that through Purcell he may become more instructed in the teachings of the church which he has entered by baptism The man's brother who married Dr. Mott's daughter is also a convert as well as his wife.

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1845 Nov. 25
Haskins, Father Geo(rge) F.: Providence, (Rhode Island)
 to Father J(ames) R(oosevelt) Bayley: Fordham, New York

After Haskins' return from New York, he found Father (William) Wiley relapsed and very sick, and he obtained permission from Bishop Fenwick to return to his aid. When Haskins was in New York, he called immediately on Bishop (John Hughes). The servant returned and said that the Bishop was occupied so Haskins spoke with Bishop McCloskey instead. One day when in Bishop Fenwick's room, Haskins was shown a letter from Hughes asking that Haskins might be allowed to come to help him at his college (Fordham) as (John) Harley was sick, Dr. Monahan was leaving, etc. Another letter shown Haskins stated that Harley was better and perhaps the matter had better rest for the present. That rainy Sunday Haskins preached for Father Larkin, otherwise he would have visited Bayley. Wiley says Father Hamilton was off to Jerusalem for a month before he left Rome. (P.S.) Wiley's health is now excellent.

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1845 Nov. 25
Martin, Father Aug(uste): Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

At the request of Bishop (Celestin de la Hailandière) the Pope has set the solemnity of the anniversary of the Cathedral on the third Sunday of November of each year. Martin learned it too late to write before the printing of the ordo. He asks the editor to have a separate leaf printed at the expense of the Diocese of Vincennes. Martin is obliged to put off his trip to New Orleans indefinitely. He is back from St. Louis where he went to get the (Vincentians) to come to take charge of the seminary. All his efforts were in vain; they do not wish to come. How he would have liked to see (Blanc) and talk with him; if only he could have seen him before the council. God has blessed this mission too well in its beginnings to abandon it now.

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1845 Nov. 26
(Portier), Bishop Michael: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Portier) ought to make Blanc wait for a reply to his two letters as long a time as Blanc made him wait for a reply to his two letters of last month. He is occupied with the payment of the note and plans to be in New Orleans before December 7 for the date due. Lyons and Paris have increased his allocations but he will receive nothing until April; he would need a thousand piastres before that time. He will tell him in person what he knows about the new administration of the hospital. They have finished the brick work on the cathedral and will work on the roof next spring. Times are very hard.

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1845 Nov. 27
Duerinck, Father J(ohn) B.: St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, Ohio
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts

An account of bill of Brownson's son, Orestes, for one half session. Forty dollars has been deducted and the matriculation fee credited. He may pay at his convenience. They are sparing no exertions to make the boy happy, and he sends his best respects.

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1845 Nov. 27
McCloskey, John, Coad. Bp. of New York: New York, N. Y.
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He has taken the liberty of giving a letter to a young gentleman (A.H. VanBuren) who intends to visit the West, especially Cincinnati. The young man has been lead by his brother and sister-in-law to embrace the faith. His early training leaving him devoid of religion his heart did not yield its assent when the mind was convinced, but because of his unwillingness to travel without baptism, McCloskey baptized him. He writes this so that Purcell will understand his condition and not admit him to the other sacraments. Purcell will find the man anxious to become a good Catholic. Bishop (John) Hughes will said for Europe Dec. 1, and will leave for Boston tomorrow. McCloskey shrinks from the burden which will then fall on his shoulders and asks Purcell's prayers.

P.S. Sub secreto he says that Bishop Hughes has made arrangements with the Jesuits to take over St. John's College (New York), a cause of worry. Purcell will probably hear high words in Louisville (Ky.) because the establishment in Kentucky will be broken up. Purcell is not to indicate that he learned this from McCloskey.

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1845 Nov. 27
Deluol, Father L(ouis) R(egis): Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Blanc's letter of the 9th was received by Deluol last week. Although he saw that there were not two sides in the case of Sister Abraham (Hoey, S.C.) still Deluol wanted to consult the motherhouse before replying. The officials did not hesitate to confirm the sentence already passed. Deluol depends on Blanc's prudence for carrying it out. Could she be sent to Donaldsonville and sent back from there? She cannot remain in the Community; the scandal would be worse.

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1845 Nov. 28
Armengol, Father B(onaventure): Mexico
 to Magin Armengol: Assumption, L(ouisian)a

If Magin, Armengol's nephew, still wants to go to Mexico, he now would have company. Fathers (Emmanuel) Domenec(h, C.M.), (Roman) Pascual, (C.M.), and Brother (Damian Miramón, C.M.) Marimon have had orders from the Superior General to go there. In Vera Cruz Magin will have everything he needs, as Armengol has told these gentlemen.

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1845 Nov. 28
(Eccleston, Samuel) Abp. Baltimore: Baltimore, Maryland
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He thanks Purcell for his letter relative to Father (John) Elet,S.J., in which Purcell quoted Elet as saying that Eccleston told him that he disapproved of some of the things said by the Bishop at Cincinnati about the Jesuits. Father Elet was a short time in his room and the conversation was about Elet's original intention of entering the seminary in Baltimore and some common place likely passed about the Jesuits. One thing is certain ECcleston says he did not express any disapprobation of remarks passed by the assembled bishops at Cincinnati. The fact was he did not hear them utter any sentiment about the Society in which he did not concur. Father Elet should have told Purcell enough that the matter would be clear. As to the rest he wrote to Rome but once about the Jesuits and that was in benefit and praise for them. It was copied and at Georgetown and sent to the General. His trip homeward was pleasant except for a delay by snow 40 miles from Baltimore, and his health has been greatly benefited. He sends remembrances to Father Edward Purcell and Father Collins.

P.S. Purcell may use this letter as he wishes.

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1845 Nov. 30
Edmonds, Jos(eph) M.,: Portsmouth, (Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

He had previously requested Brownson to lecture before the People's Lyceum, but had received no reply. The fee is ten dollars and the lecture given by Brownson in Boston on "Humbug" would be a good one. He asks for a reply either accepting or declining the invitation.

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