University of Notre Dame


(New Orleans, Louisiana?)

St. Charles, Grand Coteau, Father Ant(hony) Parret, S.J., rector; Father Aloy(sius) Rocof(f)ort, S.J., assistant. St. Michaels, (Louisiana), Father Fr(ancis) Abbadie, S.J., rector; Father W. Giles, S.J., assistant. New Orleans. would like the house, and later the church, to have.

V-5-i - Note, Incomplete - (French) - 1p. - 32mo. - {6}

1848 ( ) 20
Brown, Alexander: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to (Bishop Alexander Smith): (New Orleans, Louisiana?)

Brown received a letter from his father the same day (Smith) left Scotland. Brown wants to go home and would like to get $100 and his father will pay (Smith) when he goes home as stated in the letter. (P.S. Brown asks that) this be given to the Bishop of Glasgow when he comes. (On the back of the letter in Blanc's hand): Mary Ann Conrey, wife of Rich(ar)d Brun, Sarah Brun, 10 years, December, 1847.

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

Chambost, Charles: (Assumption, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Chambost has reviewed his theology and learned the ceremonies. Whenever it suits the Bishop to call him to the priesthood, he will respond. It will be painful to leave his good superiors. He has received a letter from Father Duplay, Superior of Lyons seminary; he says their country is in a violent state. Father Nicod, pastor of La Croix Rousse and his assistants have been driven from the rectory and church. Father Gardette's funeral was very solemn; there were at least 300 priests. Mr. Chervet is to write his life. Chambost's father was furious after his flight but now he is beginning to say, with the others, that it was the will of God. His youngest sister almost died at the first news of his leaving but she has now recovered and all his family is well and prosperous. Maybe they will decide to write him later. He is told that Father (Anthony) Parret, (S.J.) will be in town when Chambost goes there; he would be happy to see him and tell him how much he esteems him. He would also be happy to pay a visit to Father (Jean) Caretta, (C.M.).

V-5-i - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - folio - {7}

Ivers, Father William: (University of Notre Dame, Indiana?)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Blanc is to direct Brother Joseph and those at the presbytery of St. Patrick to hand over everything that belongs to Ivers to the bearer, Brother Vincent. The Society is disposed to do all they can for Ivers but it is worse than death to trouble them as he brought no property whatsoever. There are three establishments in this locality, noviciate, convent, and college with the lake in the center. Blanc is to speak to Father (Edward) D'Ha(u)w who has written to the priest who was in St. Patrick's formerly but who has been in Milwaukee for two years past and who calumniated Ivers. D'Ha(u)w has always been Ivers' enemy; it was heart rending when the Bishop of Milwaukee told Ivers of it. However Ivers took a mission and left it with honor after one year and came here. He has been belied in New Orleans by C. and D'Ha(u)w. If he has to go to New Orleans to arrange his affairs it will give Ivers an opportunity of refuting all their charges and those of Dunn. It was C. who got the anonymous letter sent to Blanc that sent away this French priest from St. Patrick's before Ivers went there. Vacation will not begin until July 4. Ivers did all he could to go to Leghorn but the American captain said he would take no passengers. Ivers went about the harbors and found only one that he went in. He told Father (James Ignatius) Mullon so before he left. Ivers left the papers of the property he purchased for a college or some religious house there with Father (John) Flanagan. If Ivers condemned himself to Blanc, it is not to be inferred that the accusations of others were true. Anyone who was fond of study as Ivers has always been, was never the bad character spoken of by C., etc. Why did Ivers want to leave 6 months before he did; why did he take a room in the brick buildings near Camp Street; why did he change to(?) another room and still pay for C.'s room but to avoid his company.

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

Renningham, Mrs.: (New Orleans, Louisiana?)

A calling card. (On the reverse side): Mrs. Renningham at Mrs. Sholl's, 28 Canal Street.

V-5-i - A. Card - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}

(Portier), Bishop Michael: (France?)
 to (Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Portier) has gone through the register of ordinations several times but he has not found the name of Christoval Noriega. He ordained 27 Mexican priests in 1831. He cannot account for this but since Noriega is a prior, he must have shown his ordination papers and so cannot suffer. Things are going on in France like the new telegraph! Poor Philipe saved it without bringing his umbrella! (Portier) is glad to see that the Archbishops of Lyons and Paris have taken the initiative and shown themselves as good Republicans as Lamourette. There is some good in all these events as Father (W.?) Giles, (S.J.) says. (Portier) would not be surprised to see all the Jesuits of Europe go to America before a year. The Swiss and Piedmontese have rejected them; Naples will follow suit. Rome will not be able to resist the urgings of her most devoted friends. (Portier) fears that the box from the Association was sunk(?).

V-5-i - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {4}

(St. Anne, Society of: New Orleans, Louisiana?)

Indulgences to be gained by the members of the Society and good works to be done.

V-5-i - Note - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}

St. Aubin, Father F(rancois) C(harles) Boutelou de: (Paris, France)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Aubin could not foresee that Rousselon would know how to prevent him from embracing him before his departure for his native land and that he would let him go with the conviction that Rousselon would never forgive him for not having finished the church at Houma. This is not what worries him the most. Bishop (Anthony Blanc) promised to make out an order for $100 on Mr. Choiselat Gallien; St. Aubin was to get it at the bishop's house after taking his baggage to the boat. But the departure which was announced as 7 o'clock was changed to 5 and he had only time to claim his cabin with Dr. Martin, uncle of Mrs. Viger. He believes the Bishop would have sent on the draft to Choiselat who has promised to put this sum at St. Aubin's disposal as soon as he receives it. It is about what remains of the funds allocated to (Blanc) for the year. Choiselat has not yet has notice from Bishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.) of the $1500 which St. Aubin advanced him and for which he must account to a family of friends in New Orleans. Choiselat sent Odin, last month, what was allocated for the current year. If Odin has not deducted his $1500 he will have to wait for the funds of 1849. After the finest trip of his life, 10 days and 20 hours, St. Aubin arrived in Paris. He visited Bishop (Benedict Joseph) Flaget in Louisville; how one wishes to be a saint when he sees men like that! At Cincinnati he called on Bishop (John Baptist) Purcell whom he knew at St. Sulpice. Dr. Martin was amazed at the gracious reception. They arrived at Buffalo on Sunday. St. Aubin went to hear Mass at St. Louis Church and there he was told where to find Bishop (John) Timon. But it was Bishop (John Hughes) Hugues who was officiating (paper torn here), Timon being on an episcopal visit. (Hughes) left that same evening for New York. They arrived in New York on the 27th and were to leave on the 28th. But the Doctor wished to cross on the new boat, America, which has just arrived at Boston in 10 days and 8 hours; he offered to pay all expenses in New York. St. Aubin dined several times with Father (Annet) Lafont with Father Petit. At Boston he called on the Bishop from whom he learned that Father (Louis) Dufour had been at Boston for some days in order to go by the America. St. Aubin will write what is going on in Paris. One priest wanted to bet yesterday with Father Houssard(?) at St. Sulpice that Henry V would be on the throne before 1849. It is the prayer of all classes, except the communist. St. Aubin sends respects to the Bishop and Father Perché; to Father Morisot and to Rousselon.

V-5-i - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {13}

B(ellier), Father J(ohn) P(eter):
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

(He asks Rousselon for books which he lists. At the bottom of the letter is this note): $50 to the Bishop for 4 vestments.

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