University of Notre Dame


(1846?) May
Hicky, Aurore, Caroline Morgan, and Odine Sherburne: (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louis(ia)na

Blanc knows the deplorable state of the finances of their church. This has led the ladies to attempt a fair and to put the proceeds into the hands of the trustees. They ask Blanc to endorse it to the Sisters and others so that they may be able to keep their church going. Enclosed Blanc will find a copy of the resolutions adopted at a meeting of the Catholic ladies of Baton Rouge.


Choppin, Henriette: (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Resolved that a fair be held immediately following the fair of the Agricultural Society to exhibit the work of the ladies and any others who wish to contribute. The proceeds will be used for the most pressing needs, especially the cemetery. A corresponding committee is to have charge of inviting the ladies of West Baton Rouge to participate, of writing to the Bishop and Sisters of New Orleans, St. James, and Grand Coteau. The articles are to be sent to Mrs. Menard, treasurer. Meetings are to be held the first and third Thursday of the month until the time of the fair. Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Sherburne and Miss Aurore Hicky are named the correspondence committee.

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1846 May 1
De L'Hoste, Father: St. James, (Dreux, France)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He thanks (Blanc) for his letter. For several years he had been attached to things of earth only because of the burden on him caused by the old age and infirmities of Mrs. Destrem. Now that he is free, he hopes that God will inspire Mr. Zamora to accept, in payment of De L'Hoste's note, part or all of the lands he owns in Louisiana in his name or by Mrs. Destrem's death. He suffers by not being able to fulfill an obligation brought on by the position Zamora placed him in by being obliged to remain in Paris with his children whom he left in the crisis. He asks (Blanc) to appeal to Zamora and urge him to come to an agreement. (Blanc) has told him that the mother of the negro, Francois, has suffered losses because of the insolvency of De L'Hoste's successor. (Blanc) is to have her come to see him also and come to an agreement with her. Mr. Villemain, in whose family De L'Hoste is, has placed his daughters with the Ladies of the Sacred Heart. In case Zamora does not agree with (Blanc)'s methods of settling things, (Blanc) is not to tell him where he lives; he has nothing in France. His residence is still at Dreux.

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

1846 May 2
O'Neill, Father T(homas): (Hickory, Maryland)
 to Father F(rancis) P. McFarland: Watertown, New York

He apologizes for his delay in answering because he has 4 congregations to care for. He is pleased that the Bishop (John Hughes) has arrived safely and that Father (John) Harley has received a doctorate. In Latin he makes fun of such an honorary degree. O'Neill notes that they recognize all native ability and that Harley had only ordinary talent. He thinks the same of William H. Elder. So also for all the McCloskeys. John McCloskey he considers an old woman in a cassock, George a little better. He asks if the Jesuits are coming to New York. If McFarland visits his mother he should gather all he can about his father's people. He is pleased that McFarland will visit him. He relates the news he has heard from the Mountain.

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1846 May 4
Layton, Tho(ma)s: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: Baltimore, Maryland

Layton sends the result of the election for directors of the New Orleans Catholic Male Orphan Asylum which took place yesterday. (The names of the 15 elected are listed as well as the 11 of the opposition ticket). Their city is in a state of excitement in consequence of the recent unfavorable news of the situation of an army on the Rio Grande. A. Rasch desires remembrance.

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1846 May 4
Ledoux, Valery: Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

At a meeting of the trustees of St. Francis Church of Pointe Coupée held at Road 9 at Fausse Rivière yesterday, after considering Blanc's letter sent through Father (Victor) Jamey dated April 25, telling of giving Father (Peter Francis) Beauprez permission to leave and informing them that Jamey was to replace him, the following resolutions were passed. They wish Beauprez to finish the year as if he does not they will have to retain the last quarter of his salary due June 1 since he will be breaking his contract with the trustees. They are ready to make the necessary arrangements with James on June 1. The president is to reply to Blanc's letter and to Jamey and Beauprez, sending them copies of the resolutions.

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

1846 May 5,
Brigden, Joseph: Worcester, (Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts

He tells Brownson that he is a convert to the Church and that there are some questions in his mind that he believes Brownson, with his greater talent and research, could settle for him. He is bothered about the doctrine of devotion to the saints and to the Blessed Virgin, believing that it is unreasonable that glory and homage should be accorded to anyone other than God Himself. Also he wonders why recourse should be made to saints or to the Blessed Virgin, since, through the assistance and mediation of the all-sufficient Son of God, one can obtain infinitely more than from the saints or the Blessed Virgin. He also considers it very unreasonable, even untenable that great devotion should be given to the Blessed Virgin and that she should ask and expect it. Then he asks if the angels have mediatorial power, since they are completely subject to the will of God and have no other will than His.

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1846 May 6
Cartuyvels, J.F.: St. Trond, Belgium
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mrs. Cartuyvels wishes to learn some news of her son, Father John Louis Cartuyvels, who was in (Blanc)'s diocese towards the end of 1845. Now it is almost 8 months since they have had any news; his last letter was dated October 14, 1845. The anxiety of a mother, 67 years old, makes her ask (Blanc) to reply to her letter.

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

1846 May 6
Hughes, John Bishop of: New York, (New York)
 to Father John O'Dowd: (Watertown, New York)(In care of)Father Francis P. McFarland: New York, (New York)

Hughes says that he took in O'Dowd on condition that his conduct would justify him. He now feels that he must take away from him all spiritual faculties. He is to instruct the bearer on the duties of the parish. Whatever belongs to him he is to sell to the bearer or take with him. His conduct towards himself and his coadjutor is such that he feels that he must pass from the diocese.

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1846 May 7,
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Boston, Mass(achusetts)

He has received a closely-written letter from a Joseph Brigden concerning the devotion which Catholics pay to the Blessed Virgin and the Saints. He professes to be a convert. If he is a Catholic, Brownson would commend him to his spiritual director and his catechism. If he is not a Catholic, as he assuredly is not, Brownson will not reply to questions until they are proposed in his true character. If he is really a Roman Catholic, he has not as yet learned the simplest elements of the Catholic Faith and is ill-prepared for anything but the simplest instructions, which it would be much more convenient and proper for him to receive from his pastor rather than from a stranger and a layman.

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1846 May 7
Rousselon, Father E(tienne): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: Baltimore, M(arylan)d

Father (Adrien) Rouquette and Father (J.) Moulard left for South Carolina on May 1. Rousselon gave Moulard $50 for his organ. Father (Peter) Lucas will replace Moulard for the present. Mr. Choiselat wrote on March 13 that there was an error in Blanc's favor. The 4,000 francs from (the Association of the Propagation of the Faith) was collected from both Paris and Lyons, also the reserve of 3000 was allocated to them. These amounts and the note for 2500 from Father (Hercule) Brassac leave 7986 francs 60 centimes to Blanc's credit at Paris. May 3 they laid the first stone of Father (Edward) D'Hauw's chapel. (Father J.?) Mullen, to whom Rousselon gave Blanc's letter, was up to his old tricks before he left. When Rousselon arrived for the ceremony, he was challenged by D'Hauw, in the presence of Father (James?) Connway, Mullen, and several Irishmen, to tell whether D'Hauw had offered the title of the land of St. Joseph Church to the Bishop and whether Blanc had approved the erection of this church. D'Hauw told Rousselon that Mullen had spread the rumor that D'Hauw received the money for the church from the Irish but that the property was his own and that the Bishop did not approve. (Father James?) Lancaster did not come, after an hour's waiting. Mr. Mullen, the merchant, went to get the pastor of St. Patrick's, Father (James Ignatius Mullon) who gave a superb discourse. May 10 there will be the blessing of the Widows' Chapel (Annunciation Church); the walls are already 10 feet high. Father (Angelo) Mascaroni is up to his old tricks. Rousselon believes that if Mascaroni pushes him too far he would be tempted to interdict him. Rousselon has just received 1049 piastres for (Francois Sylvester) Poidebord; this is Blanc's affair and Rousselon will not mix in it. Father (Peter Vincent) Plunkett has been very ill; Rousselon does not think Blanc will ever see him again. Father (John) Brands, (C.M.) left again for Texas; they have had no more news of Bishop Odin. If Blanc goes to New York he is to find out if Mr. Ebberne, their organ maker, is not coming or sending someone to move the organ to the new church. The painting of their church is going ahead. Blanc is to tell Bishop (John Joseph) Chanche that his order was on board the Paul Jon(es?) and it was impossible to get it off. Rousselon paid $28.60. He also sends respects to Bishops Portier, Chanche, and Loras.

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1846 May 8
Brassac, Father H(ercu)le: Paris, (France)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Brassac does not recall whether he acknowledged receipt of Blanc's last letter containing a draft on Mr. Choiselat for 2000 francs to pay to the heirs of the late Father (Auguste) Jeanjean. He had no little trouble in obtaining a receipt of which he encloses a copy (no enclosure). He had received a letter from Mr. Baugeuil accusing Blanc of turning to his own profit the funds left by his brother-in-law. Brassac has been in Paris for 2 weeks; he leaves next week to return to Marvejols and his father. If Blanc comes to France after the council it would be very nice if he and the Bishop of Natchez would spend a few days with their old friend. This letter will be brought by Narcisse Landry who is waiting for a boat to leave for New Orleans, with his wife and little daughter born January 1. His son and young wife will not follow them yet, the young wife's health does not permit her to travel.

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

1846 May 8
Corbe, Father J(ohn): St. Mary's of the Woods, (Indiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: Baltimore, M(a)ryl(an)d

Conforming to what Father (Auguste) Martin recommended in behalf of Blanc, Corbe hastens to write but they cannot accept his offer which would bring so many advantages to the community (Sisters of Providence) of which at the moment, Corbe is Superior. Martin has talked to Blanc about their difficulties with the bishop and now Corbe has hopes that they are ended. He asks Blanc in his relations with Bishop (Celestin de la Hailandière) not to make any mention about the Sisters as anything could renew his animosity towards them. Martin has made him take some imprudent steps which could cause great disgrace to Corbe. (The letter is sent) in care of Father (Louis) Deluol.

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1846 May 10
Guillot, Edward: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Permission for his servant Louise to have her child baptized, born January 2, 1846. (On the note in another hand) Marie Elisabeth; Valsin Vignon, Desirée Vignon, baptized May 10, 1846.

V-5-e - A Note S. - (French) - 2pp. - 32mo. - {2}

1846 May 11
Villeré, G. St. Bernard: (Terre aux Boeufs, Louisiana)

Villeré gives permission to the slave, Bequy, to have her child baptized. (In another hand): Baptized May 10, 1846.

V-5-e - A Note S. - (French) - 2pp. - 32mo. - {0}

1846 May 12
(Guérin, S.P.), Sister St. Theodore: St. Mary's of the Woods, (Indiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They rejoice that (Blanc) has found a Community to further his zeal in the foundation he plans. In spite of their desires, they are too few and too young to stretch so far. Sister believes their Superior (Father John Corbe) has written to (Blanc). They are grateful for (Blanc)'s interest.

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(1846) May 13
Elet, S.J., Father J(ohn) A.: Cincinnati, O(hio)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts

Father Elet tells Brownson that his apology for delaying the payment for young Orestes (A. Brownson Jr.) expenses was unlooked for; such payments were to be left to his convenience. Father Elet did not insist upon young Orestes making his first Comminion because he felt that a delay would remove certain difficulties. Father Elet hopes for free Catholic Institutions soon.

(At the top of the letter there is a receipt for $50 from Brownson for the expenses of Orestes Jr. at St. Xavier's College. It is signed by J. B. Duerinck.)

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1846 May 13

Holy Cross College (Worcester, Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, (Massachusetts)

Masters John and William Brownson owe the college a bill of $127.91.

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1846 May 14
Casirier (?), L G.: New York, (New York)
 to Mark A. Frenaye: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)

His letter of May 12 announced tthe awarding of Frenaye's allottment of 19,400 francs which at 5 francs 30 will be $3, 660.28 which, after the commission of $9.15 is deducted, will be $3,651.23. According to instructions, he sends this in seven certificates of deposit on the Merchants Bank, New York. Having compared the rate of exchange with that of other brokers, he is sure Mr. Casirier will be satisfied. He asks, both for Mr. Frenaye's sake and his own benefit, that the drafts not be divided between Mr. Chazonenes(?) and himself in the same mail. This creates an unpleasant rivalry because these drafts come in at only two or three houses of their firm. Thus, Mr. Chazonenes, who has besides a draft for 12,796-53 sent by Frenaye another for 19,000 of the same kind, calls on the same buyers and this cannot be anything but unfavorable. Casirier hopes that Frenaye will understand his remarks. (In the papers of Bishop Peter Paul Lefevere).

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1846 May 16
Robillard, J.C.: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Robillard announces that the Sisters of Providence have just received a variety of church vestments with a view of showing them to the Bishops meeting in this city. The assortment, from which orders will be taken, comprises vestments from very law on upwards.

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

1846 May 19
McFarland, J(ohn) A.: Tiffin, (Ohio)
 to Father F(rancis) P. McFarland: Watertown, N(ew) Y(ork)

He has received Francis's letter of the 10th. He wishes to enclose some money for books but has not been making sufficient collections. He wishes him success in his new surroundings, but expected him to find everything well. He thinks the exercise he will have to take will be good for his health. Francis will have trouble getting a housekeeper. Father (Joseph) McNamee, their pastor, has this difficulty. Possibly their mother would come and live with him. She could not do the work but she could supervise the work of another. It would be well to write and ask her before visiting her. She lives with Jerome and keeps her own house, but it is too much for her. Bishop (John Baptist) Purcell is expected there about the middle of June. It is 2 years since he was in Tiffin. In a few weeks the cars can run as far as Carey. He is pleased that Father is coming to visit them. Josiah writes that he is well. He thinks he will attend medical school. His own family is well.

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1846 May 19
Pierz, Father Francois: Arbre Croche, Michigan
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan

Pierz pays his respects to Lefevere and sends him the receipts from his teachers, whom he payed the first of the month. There is no receipt from Kosegwad, teacher at Middletown, because he had not taught school for a long time. Pierz received $150 from Lefevere through Watson's agent at Mackinac. He asks Lefevere to send him the balance of his salary for this year because on June 16, he will have to pay 3 notes and for the American workers finishing the saw-mill, which should be ready in about 3 weeks. After this he will have no trouble in meeting any expenses. Pierz is not through visiting the affiliated missions of Grand Traverse and has already more than 206 Catholics and a great number of pagans preparing themselves to be baptized. The Indians insist on having a priest to stay there and want also to build a church. Pierz's conscience does not want to accept any such unconstitutional circular as this Presbyterian chicque has made, using the government's name. He will still establish a strong mission there. Pierz hopes that Lefevere will not be dissatisfied by this action. The Presbyterian ministers do not have more authority in this place than himself. Pierz is still saddened by the report of the commissioner for the Indian affairs talking of deporting the Indians to the West of the Mississippi. He asks Lefevere to send him any information concerning the sentiment of the government toward the Indians. Ever since Pierz heard that (Henry) Schoolcraft was employed by the government with a salary of $1,000, he lost all hopes for the Indians. This gentleman has already started working in the state of New York. One of the Indian chiefs answered Schoolcraft as follows: "Why do you want to chase us from our own land? Can you tell us what crime we have committed? You hate us without any reason and your whites persecute us as the whites have hated and persecuted Jesus Christ our Lord to death." Pierz' mission, under the benediction of God, proceeds very well and Father (Ignatius) Mrak begins already to speak in Indian and heard confessions of the sick during Pierz' absence. Last winter there were many deaths and there is still a great number of the sick. The savages ask Pierz if Lefevere would come to visit them next spring. Pierz always gives them the hope that Lefevere will come as soon as he can. Pierz believes that Lefevere's visit would do a lot of good among the savages. Pierz wants to know at what time of the year Lefevere would like to give him the honor of his visit. Pierz proposes the day of Corpus Christi to assist at the procession at Arbre Croche, unless Lefevere has to go to Detroit to assist at the procession there. After Corpus Christi Pierz wants to pay a visit to the Indians of Lake Superior to look for his clothes and to give them consolation, but to trip t see these Chippewas will cost a lot of money.

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1846 (May 19)
McNamee, Father (Joseph): (Tiffin Ohio)
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He tells the story of baptizing a four year-old boy, a native of Waldo, Ohio. The childs Father is an Englishman and his mother the daughter of a Universalist. The child asked to be baptized, and showed McNamee that he knew what he said, and used and understood the rosary. McNamee baptized him Sunday and in the presence of the congregation and is preparing his mother for baptism also. Last Sunday the congregation made up a collection for the relief of the suffering in Ireland. The debt of the church is paid. However, he himself owes for a note to John Baupher(?) for $80 which he does not see how he will pay. He sold his horse in making other payments, and has sent some to his mother. He trusts that he will make atonement yet.

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1846 May 21
Herval, Father G.: Havre, (France)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Herval asks Blanc to extend his kindness to the person bringing this letter. She is a teacher in a Catholic family of New Orleans, whose head, Mr. Landry, is a friend of Blanc. Their new archbishop has much zeal, a great simplicity, and great charity. (On the back of the letter in Blanc's hand): Confirmed at Assumption Church, (La Fourche), 65; St. Elizabeth, (Paincourtville), 61; St. Joseph's (Thibodeauxville?), 121. July 24, for(?) Donaldson, $56.75. $20 given to Father (J.) Masnou, (C.M.); more than $20 paid for Father (Ogée?) Oger.

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1846 May 21
Jacquier, Father: Grand-Anse, Martinique
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A young man from Martinique is going to join relatives at New Orleans. Jacquier received (Blanc)'s letters in reply to those brought by (Alphonse) de Gentile; Jacquier is pleased to see the progress of religion in (Blanc)'s diocese. Since his last letter Jacquier has become head of the Mission of Martiniqueand named Prefect Apostolic by a decree of August 18, 1844. This position is far above his strength and he is about to resign as he has just heard that they are to be made bishops. If (Blanc) can be of any help to Johann(?) St. Fremont during his stay, Jacquier will be grateful.

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1846 May 23
Kenrick, Francis Patrick, Bp. Philadel.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He encloses a letter for Father (Peter ) Steibacher. Mrs. Jarvis has called for the manuscript of Purcell's sermon at the opening of the Cojncil. He asks Purcell to give it to the bearer. He asks Purcell to lay the foundation stone of the church at Douglasville about to be erected by Father Flannery who will apply to Purcell at Reading, (Penn.). Purcell will oblige Kenrick by exercising all episcopal and sacerdotal functions in his diocese.

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1846 May 23
Robert, Fanchonnette: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Permission for her servant Lucile to have her child Ophelia baptized, born July 22, 1845. Godmother, Elisabeth, slave of Mrs. Gardiner.

V-5-e - Note S. - (French) - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}

1846 May 26
Borgess, Father Otho H.: Chillicothe, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He begs pardon for the manner in which he addressed the letter because he did not know whether Purcell was in Cincinnati or not. Having read in the Wahreitsfreund that Purcell was visiting the diocese, administering confirmation and he concluded that he would visit Chillicothe. As the present church is too small he takes the liberty to ask Purcell to defer the visit until they have finished the new church. They have just now arranged for plastering the church and they expect it to be completed in two months. If Purcell could then visit the church for consecration and confirmation it would be more pleasing to the whole congregation. This is just a suggestion. They are all living in peace.

II-4-j - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1846 May. 26
O'Neill, Father Thomas: Harford County, M(arylan)d
 to Father F(rancis P. McFarland: St. John's College, N(ew) Y(ork)

He explains the lack of correspondence between them by a misunderstanding. He did not get along with the authorities at Mt. St. Mary's College, especially about the funds from the parish at Emmittsburg. He asked the Archbishop for a change and was assigned were he is. The income is sufficient and he has 4 missions to attend. He has seen the rumors about the Jesuits, but they would not train up men for the diocese. As to McFarland's joining the order that is a matter for his confessor to decide. He has read some account of Hogan.

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1846 May 26
Purcell, William, R.C.:
Administrator Balleyoughter Chapel House Camokin, Wexford, Ireland
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Calling to mind a past kindness of Purcell in which a destitute woman received a communication from Purcell in regard to a family in the Cincinnati diocese she desires to introduce the bearer Laurence O'Toole, a young man from the town of Gory. He is obliged by reduced circumstances to seek the means of support in America. The testimonials of the writer and the Bishop of the diocese Bishop Keating, will show in what esteem the man's family is held. He has not ceased tp pray for his namesake Bishop Purcell.

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1846 May. 28
(Rappe, Father Louis Amadeus): Toledo, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

They have read in the Telegraph that he is giving confirmations at Sandusky City on Trinity Sunday and at Lower Sandusky on one of the days following, and they ask that he visit also LaPrairie where he will find a small chapel. If he leaves Monday on the steamboat he will reach the prairie three or four hours in the afternoon. He will have the children prepared and will conduct Purcell to Lower Sandusky. He can go to Norwalk on Wednesday. They will expect him at Toledo on Sunday June 14, and wish to know if he will have the goodness to give confirmation also at Maumee. Rappe should be at Lower Sandusky on Pentecost and Trinity. He will be grateful if Purcell will let him know if he subscribed to these propositions. If Purcell writes to him at Lower Sandusky before Trinity he can notify the congregation of these arrangements. It would be more agreeable to Purcell to go by steamboat from Norwalk to Toledo but there will be no boat at that time between the two places. Father (Louis) DeGoesbriand prepares the lodgings. Rappe's lot is to prepare the children of Lower Sandusky, LaPrairie and Maumee for confirmation. P.S. Father DeGoesbriand sends his respects and they call to mind the good pastor of Cleveland.

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1846 May 29
Ganucheau(?), E.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Permission for his slave Perrine to have her child baptized. (On the note in another hand): Francoise Mélite, aged about 6 months, Charles Pierre, Francoise, baptized March(?) 29, 1846.

V-5-e - A. Note S. - (French) - 2pp. - 32mo. - {0}