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1847 Jan.
Lecomte, Laure: Nazareth, (Bardstown, Kentucky)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Laure wishes Blanc many blessings for the new year. Sister Dorothée (Villeneuve, S.C.) received Blanc's letter; she will reply at the bottom of Laure's letter. Atala and Clothilde are teasing Laure and making her laugh while she is writing. The Sisters (of Charity) have a good school, Laure likes it but she often thinks of her teachers, especially Mother Seraphine. Laure has heard that Madame St. Angele and Madame St. Etienne are dead but she does not know whether it is true. (At Nazareth) there are 80 students, very few Catholics. Recreation days and leisure time Laure spends in Sister Dorothée's room. They often talk of Blanc; Laure tells Sister that her eyes resemble Blanc's. Sister is partial to them; she is the only one who speaks French. Leontine and Clothilde made their First communion at Christmas. They and Atala and Eliza send their compliments to Blanc. If Blanc goes to Natchitoches he is to have Laure's father take his picture.

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


 On the same paper: 

1847 Jan.
Villeneuve, Sister Dorothée: Nazareth (Bardstown, Kentucky)
 to (Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Sister wishes Blanc many blessings. The sixth of next month will be the feast of her patron saint; she asks Blanc to say Mass for her. She encloses a bookmark (no enclosure).

- A.L.S. -


V-5-g - A.L.S - (French & English) - 4pp. - 4to. - {6}


1847 Jan.1
Delacroix, Cyrille:
St. Xavier College Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Wanting to have an ordination in Lent Bishop (John Baptist) Purcell has placed Delacroix's name among those to take part. Delacroix's position is the same as it was last May and he is convinced a warm climate would suit his health better. So before taking an irrevocable step he reminded Purcell of the approach he had made to Blanc at the time of the last council at Baltimore. Purcell, understanding that Delacroix would be more useful to Blanc, asked him to write and told him that Blanc consents to receive him but could not assume the expenses he has cost Purcell. Purcell has made a gift of them. Not having an answer to his letter of last year and Purcell's prolonged absence had made Delacroix uneasy. In order to be able to finish his theology he accepted the position of professor of French rhetoric which Father J(ohn) A(nthony) Elet, (S.J) offered him; this arrangement is binding until next vacation. Blanc is to say whether he is to receive holy orders from the Bishop of Cincinnati or from Blanc.

- A.L.S -


 On the same paper: 


(Purcell) Bishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cin(cinnati, Ohio)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Purcell has nothing to add to the above letter except that (Delacroix) is a very edifying young cleric and has always given great satisfaction.

- A.L.S. -


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


1847 Jan. 1
Lamy, Father John: Danville, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He acknowledges Purcell's letter and wishes him a most happy New Year. As requested he sends the number of Baptisms, Easter communions, marriages and deaths for the last three years. Although the weather was bad this last Christmas, the church was crowded. They have made arrangements to add a twenty foot addition to the church. They are to have a steeple and Lamy promised to furnish the bell himself.

P.S. Lamy's father died on the 7th of September. They urge him to visit France but he has no desire to go.

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


1841 Jan. 2
McCallion, Father Charles: Boston, Massachusetts
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He was much dissappointed when he wrote to Purcell before. But since then he has raised $1500, $1300 in the past twelve weeks. He sent $1100 to James Gallagher, and $400 to a creditor for shingles etc. This reduced the debt to something like $1000 or $1100 at most. He has just returned from Halifax and and St. John's, New Brunswick and some four or five ;ott;e ;aces wjere je was treated very kindly, raising nearly $800 but forced to beg from door to dorr. If he could do that in Boston he would quickly pay off the rest of the debt. He must do the best that he can but he is tired of begging and will have more prudence the next time. He tells Purcell that he feels that he must leave Ohio. He has run deeply into debt for his own personal support. He has his father and mother to support and in Ohio he could never get enough to give them any money. He has ten persons calling for a priest now for every one in Guernsey County(Ohio). He will collect until Purcell grants him his exeat, which he asks to be sent to Boston, or will remain and collect until Purcell grants him his exeat, which he asks sent to Boston, or will remain and collect until the last cent is paid. But he asks Purcell not to ask him to remain further in the diocese. His salary was not enough and taking into account the repairs he has had to make re received worse than nothing. He has been thinking of this for a month, but still thought of getting all he owed for the church in Washington (Ohio), and then asking his exeat. All that he has at home that would require his presence is not wor th $100 that he would spend in getting there. He asks Purcell to give him his exeat and he will try himself in the places he has had in his power since he went to Guernsey County. He asks that his character be protected. P.S. He asks Purcell to give his regards to Father (Edward) Purcell whom he accuses of passing him by in Baltimore and in Boston as if he were a dangerous character, while he was merely collecting for a church, money that should have been collected at least in part in Cincinnati.

II-4-j - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {7}


1847 Jan. 2
Marivault (CSC), Father T(heophile): Pokagan, (Michigan)
 to (Bishop Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

If Marivault has not answered Lefevere's letter of August it was because his superior (Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C.) was to pass through Detroit and he figured they would discuss the mission of Pokagan. Lefevere promised to come and Marivault, waiting from day to day for him, did not write. Further he did not like to say that the cause of the trouble was the deed for the land of Pokagan. He asks Lefevere to let him speak of the situation. The Indians are discouraged that the position of the priest among them is so bad. He would forget his own sufferings if he had a co-worker. The Indians wish a suitable church, or else they ought to announce that the mission will be discontinued. They have lost Mantiwasibi which might have been saved if Lefevere had come when he promised. The Indians are dissatisfied by his failure to keep his promise three times during the year. The Indians do not look to the justice of his reasons. Marivault prefers 300 Pottawatomies to 1000 other Catholics if the mission gets what it needs. While they could have a mission without a church, if they had a church they would also have hopes of reuniting a good number of Indians around the church. They can manifest a good intention by preparing for that construction. Marivault would give his own goods if he could not get the money from collection. He would not do like the people of St. Joseph and kalamazoo. He asks authorization to build on the forty acres which is reserved for the mission and for which the Bishop of Vincennes has the deed. (Father Edward Sorin, CSC), the superior will be at Detroit. (Sorin) just returned from Vincennes and Marivault understood that Bishop has renewed his claim on him. Marivault had promised to write as soon as (Sorin) returned. Happily Sorin has said nothing of the things he feared and he remains in Lefevere's diocese.

III-2-h - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp - 12mo - {4}


1847 Jan. 2
Tardy, Stephen S.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Receipt for $100 paid by Father Rousselon for painting at St. Mary's Church, Condé Street.

V-5-g - A. Receipt S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}


1847 Jan. 4
Dufour, Father L: St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

All goes as usual here except that part of Pont Br(e)aux about which Dufour spoke in his letter sent by Father (Anthony Désiré Mégret) Maigret. It is the habitués of the tavern and billiard hall who make up this anti-church group. Since Blanc's visit Dufour asked two men to take charge of the pews and repairs. After paying debts and buying a new vestment and a ciborium, Dufour gave a public account and remarked that the reason there was money left in the treasury was because he had never taken anything for his services for 18 months. He thought it not unjust that he receive some of the 300 piastres from the pews. Some of this anti-church group held a meeting and acting as trustees voted to install the (pastor?) of St. Martin. Dufour talked to Vabry Martin, president of the trustees here. On his last trip, Dufour told the congregation that the simplest way to avoid all discussion was to cede the property of the church and cemetery to their Bishop, something they were doing right now at Lafayette and that when everything was in order, he would return to Pont Braux but otherwise he would not. He also asks a favor of Blanc or Father Rousselon. Mrs. St. Laurent, who runs a small boarding school, needs an English teacher. She will pay 200 piastres and board. Possibly a young lady could be found among the orphans; the school will reopen January 15.

V-5-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {6}


1847 Jan. 4
McCaffrey, Father James: Marietta, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He acknowledges Purcell's letter of Dec. 11, asking him to ascertain if any of the sailing boats being built in Marietta were destined for any coast of Ireland. He made every inquiry and although two have been launched he cannot find anything definite about their destination or date of sailing. However it will be known next March what course they are taking and their destination, and he will write to Purcell. Purcell asked also for the number of baptisms for last year. This he gives as 30 at St. Marry's Marietta, and 12 at St. James' Meigs Creek. There were nine converts. They have had a fine Christmas and the church was too small for the crowd. They had 14 first Communicants and for them they had a novena of the Infant Jesus ending on Christmas Eve. He has not received his ordo for 1847.

He also asks for intentions for masses.

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


1847 Jan. 4
Martin, Father Aug(uste): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

After stopping at Donaldson where he said Mass in the chapel of the Sisters of Charity, he resumed his way on the Little Rock and arrived at Baton Rouge at 9 o'clock. Yesterday he contracted for the Faverot house. This is only a makeshift; the essential thing is to get established. He found the people more enthusiastic than ever about the coming of the Sisters. The Sisters will find their house newly furnished, with all essentials, by a collection to be taken up this week in the country and next week in town by Mrs. Sherburn and Mrs. Ménard. The widow Sherburn has already prepared two suites of rooms for the Sisters on their arrival from New Orleans. Sister Mary Margaret, (S.C.) will find compensation for the sacrifice it cost her so much to make. He has given the Catholics hopes that (Blanc) will come to install the Sisters. He found Father (Nicholas) Francais of Iberville here; he seems very tired of his inaction. At the college Martin found everything necessary to furnish the classrooms, at a very low price.

V-5-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {7}


1847 Jan. 4
Miles, Richard Pius, Bp. Nashville: Nashville, Tennessee
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

The bearer of this letter belonging to the Milwaukee s.b. called on Miles for some pictures for Purcell. Miles presumes that they are the same about which Purcell wrote to Sister Xavier. Unfortunately the originals, from which those he gave Purcell were taken, are not there, having been carried away by another who promises to return them. When he does, Purcell will have the goodness to say how many he desires to be taken, the whether he wants framed to daguerre type pictures.

N.B. He has heard that Father (John) Maguire is looking for a situation in Purcell's diocese. He wonders if this is true. He wishes Purcell a happy new year.

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


1847 Jan. 4
(Ray, R.U.), Sister Ste. Seraphine: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Since Sister presumes that the Sisters will leave right after retreat, she asks Blanc to have their obediences ready a little before. There are three to be made; one for Sister Josephine Blin de St. Arsene as Superior, one for Sister Marie Rosalie Truchet de St. Stanislas as Assistant and the third for Sister Elizabeth Bennett de St. Ambroise as lay Sister. The obediences should be read in choir before the assembled chapter.

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


1847 Jan. 5
Pierz, Father Francois: Arbre Croche, Michigan
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: of Detroit, Michigan

Pierz sends the report of the last year concerning the conditions of his mission. He tells Lefevere that he is not satisfied with the conditions of the schools. He made some changes during the winter; he teaches school at Arbre Croche to many children. Father (Ignatius)Mrak takes care of the school at Lacroix since Pierz promised him the same payment that he uses to give to Eniwechki and Kinis. Concerning the schools in the affiliated missions Pierz tells Lefevere that they are maintaining a status quo. A great misfortune happened lately at Cheboygan; many savages got the smallpox. But they were well taken care of and they got out of it very nicely. Pierz at once sent for the doctor, but the doctor not being able to come sent the serum for the vaccination. Pierz did a good job and vaccinated more than 900 savages with fairly good results. In the old Mackinac, the small-pox made great ravages among the Indians. There were some homes where the entire family died. The winter has been very cold; four feet of snow covers the ground. P.S. Pierz owes Rentenghen $52. He asks Lefevere to pay him with the money from his salary.

III-2-h - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}


1847 Jan. 6
Deluol, Father L(ewis) R(egis): Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Deluol thanks (Blanc) for bringing to an end the ticklish affair of Sister Pauline (S.C.). Sister Lor(r)etta, (S.C.) should be the one to carry out the work under (Blanc)'s direction. When Deluol wrote and Mother wrote to Lor(r)etta, they were in the midst of the battle of New York. Bishop (John Joseph) Hughes, having exacted conditions to which they could not subscribe, demanded that they with draw all their Sisters (of Charity) from his diocese, 62 in all. Among them were many dissatisfied ones. Hughes had announced that he was going to open a motherhouse of his own, and as there were about 20 in his diocese of which they wished to be relieved, Deluol wrote that those who preferred could remain in New York. 28 accepted the dispensation and 34 remained with Deluol. A 29th is going to join the 28. He thinks that when Sister Pauline arrives in New York she will join the new band. He saw evidences of Jansenism in the St. Vincent's manual she was compiling. At the time, great ado was made about sending away Sister Abraham, (S.C.); in spite of the urgent letters written to her by Mother Xavier, (S.C.) for a whole year, alarming reports were received about her from Mobile, Donaldsonville, and New Orleans. There was much ado in the United States about sending away a Sister who had been in the Community 34 years. She was expelled by Mother (Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton), Seaton and Bishop (John) Dubois. She came back by force, and for years escaped punishment. But at last she went to the Sacraments only every 5 or 6 weeks; she spent the fortune of several thousand left her by her brother, etc. There was another who had spent 16 or 17 years in the Community but her pride and a boys' asylum caused her loss; she left last year. At present she is teaching school 50 miles from Milwaukee. She had been a protege of Lor(r)etta, who could not prevent her. But the public does not know these details. Deluol is sending Blanc a colony for New Iberia. It will cost Blanc, at least for a time, Sister M(ary) Margaret, (S.C.) but she will be replaced by Sister Ambrosine (S.C.).

V-5-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {11}


1847 Jan. 6
Martin, Father Aug(uste): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The Faverot property on which the Sisters (of Charity) are located is going to be sold, to be torn down to extend Lafayette street up to the Statehouse. So they must move. Mr. Burke is seeking a loan of 4 to 5000 piastres in order to keep his house, hoping to sell it more advantageously in 2 or 3 years. Mr. Adams offers his house for $5000; this morning some one said it was to be sold today. If it is not, they could have it. Mr. McColm wishes to sell his house on the street where the church is, but would probably ask $6000. The Adams house would be preferable. Henderson, pressed by his creditors — he must owe 40,000 piastres — and having decided to retire to his residence which Paul Choppin abandoned, must sell his house in town. It is two blocks from the church, in perfect repair. Henderson paid 8 or 9000 piastres. Yesterday, Martin offered his 7,000 pending Blanc's approval. He accepted on condition of $1,000 cash and six notes. The Sisters could handle it; if necessary they could raise their prices a little. A music teacher would be more necessary than ever. Martin would contribute what he could. Blanc could send power of attorney to Ant(hony) Choppin, Mr. Ménard being absent next week, or to anyone he wishes. Martin promised an answer by the 13th.

V-5-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {9}


1847 Jan. 7
Beverley, C.B.: New Orleans, Louisiana

License granted to Father J(ames) Lesne to marry Peter R. McDonald and Mahala Fane Berry.

V-5-g - License S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {3}


1847 Jan. 7
MacNamee, Father J(oseph): Fort Ball, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

The bearer will give Purcell $29.71 with which to square MacNamee's account with the Cincinnati book store. He asks Purcell to do this because the bearer might not know to whom to give the money. John Schaefer wishes to have the current volume of the Telegraph. Although the winter is not so agreeable as former winters, they enjoy tolerable good spirits. They have had tremendous rains and great floods that have washed away the north bridge of Tiffin and a portion of the west bridge. Others were tied to tries to keep them from floating away. It will be some days before the total damage will be known. Jane Kinny, wife of Patrick Kinny, died on Jan. 1, after receiving the consolations of religion. Mrs. McLaughlin's family are well and wish to be remembered to Purcell. They would like a letter from Cincinnati. He wishes Purcell a happy New Year.

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


1847 Jan. 7
Tardy, Stephen S.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A receipt for $100 received from Father Rousselon for painting at St. Mary's Church, Condé Street.

V-5-g - A. Receipt S. - (French) - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}


1847 Jan. 8
(Ray, R.U.), Sister St. Seraphine: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Sister learned this morning that Blanc wanted her to send again the names of those who need obediences for Texas. They are Josephine Blin, Sister de St. Arséne as Superior; Sister Marie Rosalie Truchet de St. Stanislas as assistant and Sister Elizabeth Bennett de St. Ambroise, lay Sister. Sister St. Bruno not being received by the chapter as a member of their community, (Ursulines), she does not need an obedience. She is to make her profession in their church because Bishop (John Mary) Odin wished it, as did St. Arséne and St. Stanislas who are taking her with them. The only other trouble is with the three postulants who are not for their house. St. Seraphine hopes to see Blanc during their retreat.

V-5-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {8}


1847 Jan. 9
General Director of Postoffice,: The Paris (France)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts)

They are holding a letter dated at Rome and posted at Marseilles. It will be sent on after the payment of sixteen decimes additional postage.

I-3-h - A.D. - 1p. - 12mo. - (French) - {1}


1847 Jan. 10
Delarue, A.: New O(rleans), L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc) Leblanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Delarue asks for employment in one of (Blanc)'s presbyteries. He arrived here three months ago without means of existence. Brought up in Paris his parents wanted him to embrace the ecclesiastical state so they had him study at the seminary. He was employed as a cantor in several churches in Paris such as St. Roch and others.

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


1847 Jan. 10
Martin, Father Aug(uste): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Martin has just received, with (Blanc)'s reply to his letter of the 6th, the power of attorney to act in the Henderson house affair; he will carry out (Blanc)'s wishes regarding the day of signing the bill of sale as well as the 6 percent. As soon as Mr. Henderson returns, Martin will talk with him. If he will not agree to the diminution of interest, Martin will assume the difference by signing to pay 200 piastres in two years. Martin has informed Sister M(ary) Margaret, (S.C.) of (Blanc)'s agreement. Father (John Peter?) Bellier left again this morning for plains to give instructions in Christian doctrine; he will return Saturday. On Saturday Martin will baptize a young American lady who will make her First Communion Sunday. On Christmas Day a young American, Mr. McIntosh, 26, received First Communion. Will the French remain behind? Martin puts his hopes in Father (John B.) Maisounabe (S.J.)'s retreat.

V-5-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {6}


1847 Jan. 12
McFarland, J(ohn) A.: Tiffin, (Ohio)
 to Father F(rancis) P. McFarland: Watertown, N(ew) Y(ork)

John has written a few words for Jerome which he is sending with this. They expect a visit from Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe on January 24, for a spiritual retreat. He will remain about a week and be accompanied with several priests, English and German. The Bishop is visiting the diocese urging a spiritual retreat and urging all to become teetotalers. Father (Maurice) Howard was with them last Sunday and gave the first English sermon since the pastor left, except that of Mr. Daughtery. Howard will probably take charge of the congregation until the spring when he is said to be going to the Buffalo diocese. There is a report that Father (Joseph) McNamee would return but John does not believe that, but thinks a change would be good. He is thinking of going to some other place. It will require some effort to do so. He would like a more Catholic place. He suggests Cleveland or Cincinnati, William McFarland has thought of moving also and John hopes he will because he cannot raise his children as he ought where he is.

I-1pa. - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {5}


1847 Jan. 13
Collins, Father E(dward) T.: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He sincerely thanks Purcell for his kind admonition and will try to prove that it is duly appreciated. Words are needless and he will use as few as possible and let time tell the rest.

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


1847 Jan. 13
Lawrance, Henry: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Lawrance has just received from London a proof likeness of the present Pope Pius IX; the resemblance is acknowledged to be striking and is the only one in the United States. The price is $30. Lawrance's office is at 13 St. Charles Street.

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


1847 Jan. 13
Sorin, C.S.C. Father Edward: Notre Dame, Indiana.
 to Bishop Peter Paul Lefevere: of Detroit, Michigan.

(Withdrawn to Provincial Archives)

{2}


1847 Jan. 14
Sacred Heart, Religious of the: St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

This year more than ever they welcome the feast of St. Anthony to make up for the silence they had to keep at New Year's. They pray that his burden will be lightened.

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


1847 Jan. 15
Boué, Father: Lyons, (France)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Boué arrived from Sury today; he gave (Blanc)'s filial respects to his old aunt, Boué's mother. She died on the 10th. Boué saw (Blanc)'s brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces; all are well. Mrs. Blanc is not quite recovered from Marie's death. Several days ago she had the happiness of seeing the arrival of a little girl, Antoine's child. Boué and (Blanc), his cousin, only have left the aunt at St. Cyrien. Boué gave all the relatives the hope of seeing (Blanc) again next year. Boué probably will not go to Sury so often; he was always glad to see there a worthy successor of Father Metton. Their country is suffering from high prices; without grain from Russia and America they would have had a famine like Ireland's. Boué has spoken several times to their provincial, Father Jordan, about the acquiring of Jefferson College but he does not seem to be financially able. Jordan is now on a tour of inspection of their establishments in Algeria. The accounts of the flooding of the Loire are not exaggerated; there has not been one like it since 1789. Only that of 1546 exceeds it.

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


1847 Jan. 15
Martin, Father Aug(uste): B(aton) R(ouge, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

On arriving from New Orleans Martin found his wine-cellar partly emptied. Four demijohns of red wine were drained; the 100 bottles they contain is usually what he uses in 4 months. He asks Blanc to have his dealer send him a cask of red wine and 200 bottles, all in care of Messers. Choppin and Lafond.

V-5-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 16mo. - {2}


1847 Jan. 15
Schwarz, J G: Vienna, (Austria)
 to Bishop Peter P(aul) Lefevere,: Detroit, Michigan

Schwarz thanks Lefevere for his letter of January 16, 1846. Fortunately last year Schwarz succeeded in obtaining 1900 fl(orins) for Lefevere's diocese. The 1100 fl(orins) for Fathers (Francis) Pierz, (Frederick) Baraga, and (Andrew) Vis(z)o(c)zky were special donations. He fears it will not be possible to obtain anything this year as there are so many applications. Father (Joseph) Melcher, Vicar-General of St. Louis, is there at present urgently asking for support. It is hard to judge to whom to send relief as eleven out of twenty-two dioceses make very sad reports, the funds are scarcely enough for five dioceses so they have resolved to support chiefly those dioceses where a great number of Germans reside. Last March Schwarz received the speech of the Honorable Lewis Cass which made great noise in Europe. He asks Lefevere to pay his best respects to the Cass family. If Joseph Campau is still living he asks Lefevere to greet him and tell him that Schwarz will always be grateful for his interest in him in Detroit and especially when he received news of his father's death. Schwarz has received 1190 fl(orins) 28 k(reutzers) from the nuncio there as the year's amount of the Joffroy Foundation for Lefevere's account which will be paid over to Lefevere by D. Appleton & Co. in New York. This will be the last year, as it will be paid next year to the Diocese of Cincinnati. He asks Lefevere to have the enclosed (not with letter) delivered to Julius Gruber whose wife is from Vienna and if Lefevere can procure employment for him it would greatly oblige Schwarz. Schwarz has not heard from his brother for two years. His brother should pay at least the interest on Schwarz's capital of 1000 pounds due him since 1822. He asks Lefevere for news of the brother.

III-2-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {9}


1847 Jan. 16
Kevill, James: Amherstburg, (Canada)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Kevill incloses a letter for Father (Peter Francis) Beaupre(z), who visited here last September for his health. While he expressed a wish to remain and thought of lecturing, they have not heard from him since. Kevill asks Blanc to inform him if Beaupre(z) is in the States or in Europe, he was in very poor health while here. Their former priest was Father (Louis) Boué who died about 14 months ago much regretted by his parishioners. Kevill signs as post master.

V-5-g - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1847 Jan. 17
Adler, G.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Since the day that Adler delivered Mr. Friedel's letter to (Blanc), his health has grown worse. Finally, under the care of an American doctor who studied in Germany in Adler's native city, he is in shape to begin working. He has just found a German chemist who is a foreman in a dye works? and as Adler worked at that in Germany he has got him a job. He asks (Blanc) to lend him 20 piastres for a month. He will present his credentials. If Blanc will let him know his terms, Adler will come for them tomorrow morning.

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


1847 Jan. 17
Downs, (S.L.), Mother Berlindis: Loretto, (Kentucky)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Miss M. Frances Miller arrived last evening and Blanc's recommendation suffices to expect every satisfaction from her. They would be thankful if Blanc would often recommend such pupils and they send him a prospectus of their school. P.S. Miss Miller is well and presents her regards.

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1847 Jan. 17
Howard, J(acob) M.: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere) Lefebvre: Detroit, Mich(igan)

At the request of Father (Edward) Sorin, (C.S.C.) who claims as assignee of Father F(rancis) V(incent) Badin a considerable balance as due from the Church of St. Anne, Howard begs to call Lefevere's attention to that claim. Father Sorin is anxious to have an amicable settlement without the intervention of the law. If Lefevere is not convinced that a private settlement can be had, Howard asks him to appoint arbitrators to hear and determine all questions growing out of the claim. In that case, Howard agrees with Sorin that the account and vouchers left with Lefevere for examination by Dr. (Louis) Cavalli, should be placed in their hands until they make their award.

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1847 Jan. 17
Lecler, A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Receipted bill charged to Father Rousselon for tin work from October 21, 1846 to January 14, 1847. (Some charges are for) St. Augustin Church and for the convent. Paid February 3, 1847.

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1847 Jan. 17
Louisa St. Joseph: (Emmitsburg, Maryland)
 to (Father Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Cartouche will not forget (Blanc) on his feast day. Louisa heard from Matilde yesterday that (Blanc) had spent a day at Ravenswood and went from there to Donaldsonville with which he was much pleased. She wishes she had been at home when he was there. She is delighted he was pleased with the stole. She hopes Adèle received many premiums. She hopes Titine is going to spend her vacation at home. She sends love to Sisters Regina, Loretta, Cleophas and Clotilda. Mother Etienne, Sisters Maria Louisa, Marie Clara, and Raphael send love. Louisa sends respects to Father Ladavière.

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 On the same paper: 


Julia (St. Joseph: Emmitsburg, Maryland)
 to (Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Julia's father has allowed her to remain here another year. She hopes (Blanc) will be here next distribution a year. Will it not be the year for the Council? Has he seen her sister Lizzy lately? She sends love to the Sisters including Francis Regis, Theonilla, and Mary Austin.

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1847 Jan. 17
Raviol, Father J(ohn) F.: Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Francois Castille wishes to marry Cyprien Lalonde, his cousin, and asks for a dispensation. Raviol visited Calcasieu, being gone almost 3 weeks. He found a large Catholic population, well disposed. He found a former pupil of Blanc's at Baton Rouge, Miss Bouchenelle, married to a Mr. Williams of Alexandria who has become a Catholic. There is a unanimous desire for a priest; some have offered to build a church at Calcasieu. Raviol promised to talk to Blanc. He has had 192 baptisms. He asks Blanc to recall that he needs an assistant.

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1847 Jan. 19
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Boston (Massachusetts)
 to (Archbishop) J(ohn) Hughes: of New York, (New York)

Brownson writes concerning the controversy existing between (Freeman's) Journal and the (Boston) Pilot. The stand taken by Hughes in regard to the Pilot is approved by Brownson. He writes to ask Hughes' forbearance because the editorial manager has retired and the editorial matter is to be furnished by persons who enjoy the confidence of Bishop (John Fitzpatrick) of Boston. It is the intention to make the Pilot unobjectionable to the authorities of the Church. The controversy has been placed in Brownson's hands at his request. It would be bad policy to wound any more than absolutely necessary the pride of the Pilot. Brownson does not wish to make a humiliating apology for the former members. He may be asked to write an article on the controversy; if so, he will endeavor to shape it as to enable Hughes to close the controversy honorably to the Journal. Brownson suggests a means whereby this can be done. The proprietor of the Pilot is a Catholic but is ignorant and has had bad advisors. The organization of the Pilot needs time to permit them to work silently and cautiously and not risk all by attempting to do too much. It is the opinion that it is better to reform the Pilot than to kill it. Hughes, if he continues his attacks, will kill it. Brownson wants the Pilot to have a chance to redeem itself and the Journal should not demand the Pilot to retract. He wishes it not to be known that he is connected with the Pilot for the object may be defeated.

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1847 Jan. 19
Chabrat, Buy Ign(atius): Louisville, Kentucky
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Since he writes with difficulty he will be excused if he answers two letters in one. 1. He and Bishop (Benedict Joseph) Flaget accept Purcell's proposal and will be at any time ready to sign the proposal that Covington and Newport (Kentucky) become part of Purcell's diocese. Meanwhile Purcell is to consider them as such and they give him their power there. 2. The state of Indiana, the diocese of Vincennes was a part of the diocese of Bardstown until the nomination of Bishop Simon Brute and consequently Bishop (Edward Dominic) Fenwick never had any jurisdiction over it except as vicar general. If Purcell received some news from Rome he will confer a great favor on Chabrat if he will inform him. If God spares him he will leave for Rome next May. If he can be of service to Purcell, Purcell may rely on his good will. He asks that they pray for each other.

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1847 Jan. 19
Tumoine, Father H(yacinthe): Lafayette, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Learning that Blanc will be coming to Attakapas next month, Tumoine thought he would put off writing, but he thinks he should tell Blanc about his arrival here. He arrived at N(ew) Iberia on the Tuesday before Christmas but could not find a way to get to Lafayette before Christmas day. Father (Julien) Priour had him sing the Mass on Christmas day. His little church was magnificently decorated. The following Thursday the pastor sent him to Abbeville for the New Year's Day. The bad weather prevented a large number; there were only about 3 dozen. After Sunday he left for Lafayette. He does not like to talk about providing for his upkeep; he talked to Father (Anthony Désiré) Mégret but hesitated to ask again. He has neither saddle nor horse; whenever he goes out he has some little expense. At Abbeville two couples came to be married. They had been married civilly; Tumoine had no precise delegation from the pastor but they were disposed to fulfill their duty and had come from a distance. He baptized three children for them. He has found things at Lafayette worse than he thought. He found contentment amid the poverty of Abbeville. English is useless here; he will soon forget all he knows. He sends respects to Father Rousselon.

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1847 Jan. 19
Young, Father Josue M.: Lancaster, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

His absence from home during the week prevented his answering sooner. He gives in detail the number of baptisms, first communions, confirmations and burials during the years 1843, 4, 5 and 6. His absence on Sunday Jan. 10, was to Circleville, thence to Columbus for two or three days. A. Columbus he was compelled to lobby a little for Canon Buffalo's spiritual children of both sexes having drafted a bill to incorporate each society with the individual responsibility clause. The model was the chapter of the Literary Society of St. Joseph of the Dominican. There Mr. Warren called, and told him he had just received a letter from Purcell, and manifested a disposition to aid the application. If Purcell should find it expedient to interpost Mr. Warren will give him defferential attention. He regrets to hear that the people of Guernsey County are meeting a double loss. He heard that Father (John) Jacomet intended to return to his convent. It seems to Young that Purcell should limit the size of the Churches in giving his approbation for them. A church 25 by 40 would have done in Washington, Guernsey County, for half a century. He has no idea that the church at Chauncey will be filled up in that time. He has confidence that Father (Charles) McCallion would give scandal only by excess of zeal. One of the reasons McCallion gave Young for wanting to go to New England was to get rid of his relatives. Young does not know what to think of some of the priests of the Boston diocese, particularly Father John Boyce. The general health of the community is good except for the small pox, one mild case of which is in the congregation. Mr. (Thomas) Ewing appears to be reestablished in health, while his daughter continues to suffer from scrofula. They and the rest of the people extend to Purcell the greetings of the New Year.

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1847 Jan. 20
Lesne, Father J(ames): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Lesne sends a receipt for Bishop (Michael) Portier and asks Blanc to give it to him. Mr. Renaud has expressed the desire to have his marriage blessed. His wife is a Protestant, he doubts if she has been baptised. They were married by a Protestant minister; Lesne thinks he did this because he knew all his friends were opposed to such a marriage and he was too much involved to withdraw.

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1847 Jan. 20
Moore, S.J., Father James:
Holy Cross College, Worcester, Mass(achusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, Mass(achusetts)

Necessity forces him to call on Brownson at this time for something; he would have delayed longer without calling on Brownson, but he can't help it. Brownson's four fine sons are well, are advancing rapidly, and bid fair to be ornaments of society.

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1847 Jan. 20
Pearce, (V.H.M.), S(iste)r M. Eulalia:
Monastery of the Visitation Georgetown, D.C.
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, Mass(achusetts)

Presuming upon their slight personal acquaintance, Sister Eulalia seeks his assistance. His remarks upon religious novels suggested to her a project in connection with the salvation of a soul on which she requests his opinion. She encloses (no enclosure) a piece of prose composition with some verses written by a girl of sixteen, one of their Pupils, who left them last September. She was the eldest of three sisters confided to their care by a protestant father from Virginia, their mother being dead after a year or two. The eldest and the youngest became deeply interested in their holy religion but feared to ask their father's permission to join the church. The youngest was a saintly child, devoted to spiritual things, taking no interest in the world or its vanities. On the contrary so great was her horror of its corruption and her aversion to heresy that she daily besought the Lord to let her die (at the Convent). September last after a four days illness she expired after receiving baptism. Both the others entered the church without delay. The eldest is now in Lynchburg, V(irgini)a, surrounded by all that wealth, human affection, and flattery can combine to entice her from her duties. The moment Sister Eulalia read the article in his last number, she could not but think her will calculated to aid in realizing his ideas.

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1847 Jan. 21
Calot, A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $4.60 for window glass at the archbishopric from January 21 to December 23, 1846.

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1847 Jan. 21
Calot, A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Receipt for $2.50 paid by Father Rousselon for two consoles at the bishop's church.

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1847 Jan. 21
Calot, A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Receipted bill for $2 paid by Father Rousselon for 200 scapulars.

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1847 Jan. 21
McCallion, Father Charles: Boston, Massachusetts
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He has received Purcell's of Jan. 11, and says it is the most severe he has ever received. He also received Purcell's from Minister dated Oct. 10, which one of the priests at the bishop's house had for him. As there is not much in the letter of Oct. 11, he will not answer it minutely now. Purcell has said that McCallion had judged Father Edward Purcell rashly. McCallion says he merely lamented Father Purcell's actions, and mentions also a refusal of Father Purcell in Nov. 1845 to lend him $100. He will endeavor to collect what he can to pay the debt on the church at Washington (Ohio) and will assume the rest as a personal debt and give his personal note for it, and again ask his exeat. Purcell should send his letters in care of Father T. Fitzsimmons of South Boston as McCallion will be out of the city for a week or two at Taunton, Fall River and the Hartford diocese. If Purcell can provide for the Guernsey County missions he had better do so. As to McCallion's brother's staying, that is a matter between the brother and Purcell. In case Purcell sends his brother in his place, McCallion will leave all to him, except a few things he brought there. Otherwise Edmund Gallagher will know what belongs to the church and what to McCallion. He prefers not to go back but will do so for a time if Purcell insists. He asks Purcell not to write him any more letters like the last. If in answer to the charges in Purcell's letter he has been doing no good in the diocese he feels that he should leave it.

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1847 Jan. 22
McFarland, A(nn) E.: Tiffin, (Ohio)
 to Father F(rancis) P. McFarland: Watertown, N(ew) Y(ork)

Mrs. McFarland expressed her gratitude to Father McFarland for his letter since she had been greatly disappointed when Father had gone by with his mother. She asks him to give her her love. She does not know whether they will visit New York next summer since it is too distant then to know. She does not accuse John of forgetfulness since he is very busy. They had an unpleasant winter with much rain and now has been excessively cold for two weeks. She gave Father (Joseph) McNamee McFarland's message, and he says he would like to hear from him, although he regrets that McFarland did not visit Tiffin on his way back. She hopes to become a good Catholic some day and hopes that Father will remember her in his prayers. Josiah McFarland is with them for a while. He says he intends to marry in the spring to Miss Adelia Blackburn of Allentown, who is intelligent, handsome and wealthy. The boys are well and John Francis promises that he will write Father a letter. John adds a message. He apologizes for his neglect in writing and hopes that their mother's health is good. There is little sickness in Tiffin but some small pox and "black tongue" a few miles away. He has not decided whether he will return Father's visit next summer. Father (John) Harley has ended his labors. He asks of Mr. Clark. He asks if Francis will remain another year in Watertown.

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1847 Jan. 24(?)
(Portier), Bishop Michael: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Portier) replies to Blanc's request about a claim of 2000 piastres on the assets of the inheritance of the late Father Aug(ustin) de Angelis. This is the first time (Portier) has heard of it; (Portier) thought de Angelis owed him. In February 1830, (Portier) bought 49 arpents of land from De Angelis for which he paid cash. In '34 or '35 the heirs of John Murrell claimed that a third of this land belonged to them. De Angelis said he could do nothing and that he had not given a clear title. This is the land on which the convent is built. So (Portier) was obliged to pay the second time for the same land. De Angelis had reserved for himself at the side of this land, an arpent facing on the Springhill road and 6 or 7 arpents in depth. (Portier) discovered that by the same title given by the deceased, he had sold (Portier) four times more land than he had and so (Portier) annexed these arpents in order to reach an equitable agreement. He sold only his rights based on the 17 arpents for which he was forced to pay the real owner 3 or 4 years after. The Visitation Sisters should reply to the request Blanc made to (Portier). He is sending a note, payable to his order, to be given to Mr. Lesne. No Jesuits, no Brothers.

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1847 Jan. 25
(Brunner), C.PP.S., Father Francis D.: Thompson, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He sends the number of baptisms for the year ending Nov. 1, 1846, for the following places; Peru, St. Alphonsus 45; Sacred Heart at Richland 20: Avon 4; Attica 16; Thompson 12; Tiffin 17; and Liverpool 30. He wishes Purcell a prosperous New Year. The Mother of the Sisters of the precious Blood desires to go to Germany to dispose of her possessions. Further the congregation needs certain things and she might also find some benefactors. Brunner asks Purcell's blessing on her journey and a few words in writing. Her name is Maria Anna Albrecht. He has been sick but is well now. They have received no ordos, although he wrote to Baltimore in September.

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1847 Jan. 26
Rappe, Father (Louis) A(madeus): Toledo, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He received Purcell's of Jan. 2, and would have answered immediately had he not been detained along the Sandusky mission until Friday. Instead of going to Sandusky City, Father (Joseph P.) Machebeuf came to meet him at Lower Sandusky and together they went to River Aux Toussaint on the lake between Toledo and Portage River. The good pastor of Portland will return among his French congregation in a few days in order to encourage the erection of a log chapel which had been delayed by the want of a father and of authority. When he returned he found Father (Louis DeGoesbriand) preparing the children for first communion, but with a touch of the shaking fever. He went to Maumee, but the fever kept him from celebrating. Their friend Mr. O'Hara has met with adversities in his business and Rappe does not know when he will get over it. It is better to be a missionary or to sing French canticles with Father DeGoesbriand. He forgot to tell Purcell that Robert Denevan gave his claim against Maumee to Mr. O'Hara as security for money owed. O'Hara wrote to Father (Joseph) MacNamee at Tiffin but received no answer. Rappe thinks that Robert is right, and if he is not, Father MacNamee should prove it against him. About the Ursulines of Charleston (?), S.C., he has no opinion. The matter is too delicate to be treated without knowledge of personnel. Besides as he hopes to stay at Toledo he will do his best to live in peace with the Sisters of Notre Dame.

P.S. His opinion is that the Pope is above the General Council and above the Provincial Council (1846) of Baltimore and and he hopes that he will anihilate the last proceedings of that council. The Sisters are well and send their respects Purcell is not to trouble about the health of Father DeGoesbriand.

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1847 Jan. 26
Arceneaux, Louis L(ucien):
St. Vincent de Paul Seminary Assumption, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisia)na

The terrible calumny under which he has suffered for a long time compels him to write. When he first arrived at Bayou Lafourche, some girls by the name of Judice said that either he looked like a person of color or that he was one. A lady took his part against them without knowing him, as he learned from Father (John Francis) Llebaria, (C.M.). Father (Anthony Désiré) Mégret told Arceneaux that the Superior learned it either from a trustee or these girls, or both. There is no foundation of their assertion. Not only is it false that his family has mixed blood, but it is also false that any such calumny existed in Attakapas. If Blanc believes that Arceneaux would be more detrimental in his diocese than useful as a priest, if he becomes one, he asks Blanc to give him permission to go to the place recommended by Father (Julien) Priour.

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1847 Jan. 27
Brady, John: Middletown, Connecticut
 to Benjamin H. Green: Boston, Massachusetts

He has his letter, and must inform him that he paid the sexton of St. Mary's Church six dollars for Brownson's Review for 1845 and 1846; that he received the Review for 1845 and 1846; that he received the Review in such an irregular manner that he wrote Rev. Jos. O'Reilly of St. Mary's to enter his name on Donahue of the Pilot's list of subscribers for the Review. (In Orestes A. Brownson Papers)

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1847 Jan. 28
Marziou, V(ictor) and Company: Havre, (France)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

They have shipped today two packages on the American boat Solon. They contain articles to be sent to Father (John) Timon, C.M. These packages are sent by the Daughters of Charity of Paris. Signed by A. Heuzer for Marziou and Company. Enclosed is a bill of lading signed by Geo(rge) Bucknum, Captain of the Solon.

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1847 Jan. 28
Miller, M. F(rances): Loretto, (Kentucky)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

She acknowledges the receipt of Blanc's letter before her departure from New Orleans. The Lady Superior, Mother (Berlindis Downs,S.L.), Berlindus told Miller she had written to Blanc the day after she arrived. They arrived at Louisville on January 10. She did not leave the boat until the Captain sent for Father (John) McGill to whom she presented Blanc's letter. McGill had her taken to the house of Mrs. Webb, his sister. She remained there until the 15th when she left in the company of Father (John) Bruyère. They arrived in Bardstown the same day; Bruyère conducted her to the house of W(illia)m Queen, the agent. Miller delivered Blanc's letter to the Mother Superior by whom she was very kindly received. She has found the Sisters (of Loretto) very kind; she has commenced her studies. She asks Blanc to give her respects to the Sisters of the St. Augustine Convent. The Sisters of Loretto send their respects.

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1847 Jan. 28
Mullon, Father J(ames) I(gnatius): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

This morning Mullon called to see Father (William) Ivers who said that he would resume his duties tomorrow. Much is being said of him and Blanc is to ask him whether he knows Mrs. Tinsel who keeps a boarding house in Diamond's Row, and her sister, now Mrs. Flower. Another story is that he took a woman into his room. Meeting Mrs. Tinsel's sister in St. Patrick's, he begged her not to go to confession to anyone here, but in Lafayette. Should any of these stories become more public, who shall stem the torrent in the Church of New Orleans.

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1847 Jan. 28
Roothaan, S.J., Father Jo(hann Philipp) Superior General: Rome, (Papal States)
 to Bishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Roothaan acknowledges Purcell's letter of Nov.6 which filled him with consolation. He is sorry to hear that Father (John) Elet, S.J. has been a cause of trouble to Purcell to whom the Society owes so much. He does not doubt, however, that the incident arose from hasty zeal rather than from bad will. However, he cannot but be sorry and desire to make amends to Purcell. He is happy, however that Purcell has deigned to make him more sure since he as well as Purcell desires the (St. Xavier's) College to progress, and fulfull Purcell's expectations. He leaves Father Elet as president for the glory of God, Purcell's consolation and that the college may progress. He thanks Purcell for his great care for the progress of the college and his great kindness to the Jesuits, whom he hopes will worthily respond to it.

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1847 Jan. 28
Young, Father Josue M.: Lancaster, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He would suggest that Purcell had made it more easy for him to determine the will of God in the case he proposed. He asks that Purcell tell him the precise time when he is to report to his new locality and what kind of announcement to make to the people. If it is Purcell's pleasure that he accept the two offices, he will do so but with distrust of his qualifications, especially for the chaplaincy. However he will undertake the work in consideration of the vigilance of superiors and counsellors to aid him. He frankly feels great regret in leaving Lancaster, but he exposed the difficulties of leaving to Purcell in the spring. He thinks that the difficulties can better be taken care of by the one whom Purcell will choose to succeed him. He asks that Purcell make it a condition that the Jesuits preach a mission for them at a very early day. He will try to be very grateful to God for the blessing He has bestowed on the church in Ohio. He will look with anxiety for the indication of Purcell's final determination.

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1847 Jan. 30
Donelan, Father John P.: Balt(imore), M(arylan)d
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

Donelan introduces George C. Collins of Baltimore, one of the most zealous members of the Board of Managers of St. Vincent's Church. He visits New Orleans on business and wishes to have Blanc's acquaintance.

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1847 Jan. 30
Maurice, Rev. J. M.: Ambertburg, Canada
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

He asks Brownson to excuse the liberty he takes of addressing him and sending him observations made about one of Brownson's (Quarterly) "Review" articles by one of the good Catholics here. The gentleman, Mr. Wingfield, is a convert. He was at first entirely ignorant of the Catholic religion. Mr. Wingfield applied to him for instruction, and since he (the writer) could hardly speak English at all, he gave Mr. Wingfield some books he thought would help him. Now he is quite progressed in theological knowledge. But, after reading an article by Brownson, he was disturbed because he thought Brownson heterodox in some of his statements. So he asks Brownson to please clear up the matter with him for Mr. Wingfield, as he cannot, himself, speak English well enough to discuss some of the more or less difficult questions that Mr. Wingfield proposes. He encloses a letter written by Mr. Wingfield, after his conversion, to a brother in England.

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