University of Notre Dame


1848 Nov. 2
Barthe, Father E(dward): Houma. (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisia)na

Barthe had promised to write 10 days after Blanc was here but Mr. Froste, the brick maker had not set a price for the bricks for the church until today. He estimates 27,000 bricks to do the work and his price is $400. Barthe writes to have Blanc's consent to this. He received Blanc's letter of October 11 today; he thanks him for the Mass stipends. When Father (Charles M.) Menard goes or has the ordo brought next month they could be brought at the same time. Barthe spent 5 days at Terrebonne and was very edified by the good will of these people. He gave First Communion to 15 young people over 12, very well instructed by Mr. Fournier, the teacher there. If he had one like him at Houma his task would be easier. At the same place he gave Communion to 21 persons of all ages. He was also at Bayou Black but the children were not sufficiently instructed; he will go back next week. There is little faith there. He will go to Grand Cailloux, which, like Terrebonne, is 18 miles from Houma. And after that he will go to the seminary. Yesterday and today he had several confessions before Mass but like the people of Petit Cailloux and Bayou Cannes, Houma is insensible. People come from afar for Mass and those who are near do not come.

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

1848 Nov. 3
Priour, Father J(ulien): New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisia)na

He asks Rousselon to send him a Roman ritual. Father (Charles) Sanson, the bearer, will give Rousselon the news.

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

1848 Nov. 3
Raviol, Father J(ohn) F.: Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Raviol received Blanc's letter of the 20th of last month. The coming of Father (Simon) Rominger will be very useful to him. The way in which he asked for the dispensation about which Blanc speaks was too brief. Raviol was ill when this marriage presented itself. The man is about 35; he has a child by his first wife. The young lady is about 19. The public adds that she is in "an interesting" position. In France there must be government authorization but not in Louisiana. It exists in St. Landry parish in similar cases. (Like?) that of Louis Valin who married the two daughters of Henri Valery Roy. Raviol hopes to make a little retreat at Blanc's next month.

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

1848 Nov. 4
Whipple, Cha(rle)s W.: Detroit, Mic(higan)
 to Bishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Whipple takes great pleasure in introducing Mr. George Wisner, a lawyer of Michigan. Wisner is going south for his health and Whipple asks Purcell to receive him kindly and to commend him to the sympathy and hospitality of such friends in New Orleans as Purcell may deem proper.

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

(18)48 Nov. 5
Clotilda, (S.C.), Sister: Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Sister wishes to see Blanc to ask his advice. Will he give her permission to visit New Orleans? She can go down on the Elisha without expense; the Captain makes no charge. (P.S.) School continues pretty good. They have 43 pupils. The number in the free school has greatly diminished since the public schools have been in operation.

V-5-j - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16mo. - {2}

1848 Nov. 5
Jordan, (S.J.), Father Jul(es?): Paris, (France)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans (Louisiana)

Jordan does not want to miss this opportunity to offer his thanks for all Blanc's kindnesses to their friends in America. Father (John F.) Cambiaso, (S.J.) is the bearer of this letter. He will console their Fathers afflicted by the loss of Father Maisounabe. At one time Jordan thought this mission would be his. On leaving Lyons he saw the curé of Ainay taking his commissions as if Jordan was leaving for America. His representative will take his place and carry on Maisounabe's work.

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

1848 Nov. 5,
Pierz, Father Francois: Arbre Croche, Michigan
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: of Detroit, Michigan

Pierz sends the teachers' receipts from the school at Arbre Croche, but he does not send those from the private schools in the affiliated missions, since Lefevere has not yet them. He is not able to send the report of the school at Arbre Croche properly, since he cannot lie about the poor conditions. Indeed, if he would write a true report concerning the conditions in the school Lefevere would not be able to send it to the government. Lefevere can make any report he wishes. Ever since he was isolated from the school at Arbre Croche, nothing has been changed as to the inspection or direction of the school. However, he did not neglect the instruction of the children and adults in the church; and he did not lose the opportunity to exhort the parents to send their children learn very little. The school in the mission itself is always more neglected but the private schools in the affiliated missions are always florishing. A great number of children have learned to read. It is a pity that there are no books to be given to the savages. He has satisfied and paid all the teachers. He did not take any money out for any time wasted, he paid them $2 and gave them some presents for the work of examining each pupil, who learned how to read and pray well. Pierz is very much saddened by the lack of means to keep going to 4 schools in the affiliated missions. To satisfy the teachers and pay all the debts of the mission Pierz spent his entire salary, so that now he is without anything for himself and his cook. Because of his age he needs some good food and good clothing. He received a letter from the Chief Pichobe from Grand Traverse asking him to come at once for some are sick and the Catholics want to make their devotions before the navigation is closed for the winter. Behold more expenses and suffering. Pierz asks Lefevere to be more compassionate and be good enough to send him at his convenience the balance of his salary for the past year; at least any sum between $113 and $600, as Lefevere promised and paid for the last few years. Furthermore, Pierz would like to know what salary Lefevere will be willing to pay him so that he could proportion his expenses with his salary. Pierz asks Lefevere if he willing to approve the schools in the affiliated missions. He hopes that Lefevere would not leave him in such a poor situation and that he will be willing to furnish sufficiant means to take care of the great mission and to do his duty the way it should be done. Pierz advises some changes to improve the school at Arbre Croche; the best thing to do would be to establish a small convent and send 2 sisters to keep school and educate the children of the savages. Pierz wrote Father Ivo (Leivez) to come to Arbre Croche, since Pierz does not have the means to keep an assistant. If Pierz had more means he would be able to do more for the mission.

III-2-h - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1848 Nov. 6
Boué, Father: Lyons, (France)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Boué received two letters from Blanc, one brought by L'Abbé Mullen dated March 26. This young Irishman arrived at Lyons about six months ago. Thanks to the letter Blanc gave him he was admitted to the seminary where he found another Irish student. Blanc's nephew Victor (Blanc) is beginning his theology with one named Chatin from Sury. Boué advanced 200 francs to Blanc's brother Pierre for his son's board. When Boué was at Sury to see his mother he also saw Blanc's brother's. Mrs. Blanc Goulard was at Sury with Augustine and their young sister. They hope that in 2 or 3 years they will see Blanc at Sury. He will find the church enlarged. Father Metton had hope that Blanc's named would be on the list of subscribers. Boué has just received a new letter dated October 3. Blanc talks of his hopes that he (Bishop Odin?) would bring Blanc some subjects. He has not yet returned from Rome. Boué has given him a gold watch which the family is sending (Father Anthony) T(h)èves. The aunt at St. Cyprien asks to be remembered. Boué will write to Téves by Bishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.). Blanc asked Boué at another time to negotiate for the sending of some Brothers to New Orleans. The Superior replied that it could be arranged and that perhaps Blanc could call on the novitiate at Montreal. It appears that Blanc has lost sight of this reply. Bishop Timon could help Blanc out. This establishment could be of great advantage to Blanc.

V-5-j - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 8vo. - {7}

1848 Nov. 6
Mina, Father Ve. M(odest)e: St. John Baptist, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Adam Octave Haydel wishes to marry Marie Livie Bossié; they ask for a dispensation from relationship.

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1848 Nov. 7
Armengol, Father Bonaventure: Mexico
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He had hoped to make a trip to New Orleans but it is impossible. His nephew will give Blanc news of the two families of (Vincentians) in this country. Father Magin (Armengol) will give the details. He will return at the end of the year and Blanc can give orders for anything Armengol can do for him.

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

1848 Nov. 7
Grandeler, Father (Christopher): Danville, Knox County, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Not having occasion to see Purcell in Danville nor to speak with him he writes to him. He continues to take care of the mission entrusted to him. Purcell would hardly believe the joy of the people when they learned that Purcell had sent to them a missionary who could speak German, for the English language is used there by scarcely anyone. The frequentation of the services, the family prayers, the attendance at the sacraments and their concord with the other sects he thinks are witnesses of their progress in virtue. He mentions likewise the large number of non-Catholics who visit the church not merely through curiosity but through devotion even attending on bended knee at Mass and making the sign of the cross. For his sustenance the families wish to conyribute but on the condition that he reside among them at St. Joseph's. Thinking of last winter he thinks their request well founded, because the Mohican River floods its banks and cuts off the other place for a month or two at a time. Another disturbing thing is the need of a school for the children who do not attend the school circles where religion is neglected. Considering his advanced age and his rheumatics he thinks it would be very consoling to reside at St. Joseph's and be free from painful journeys. Some of the families wish to help him build a house near the church at St. Joseph's. They have given him a plot of land and have begun to erect a house which he expects to see completed in a few weeks. He feels that this will be for the good of the faithful as well as for his own happiness. He has visited Londonville and Millersburg on the banks of the Killbuck River. Some heard him and others he thinks will hear him in the future. He sends his regards to the members of Purcell's household.

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1848 Nov. 7
(Purcell), Bishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

The Archbishop and the Bishop of Boston come nearest to Blanc in friendship for (Purcell). The others, except the Bishop of Albany, are cold. Not a word was said to (Purcell) by any of Dr. Bonner's family on the subject Blanc named. (Purcell) presumes neither of his sisters would accept the post. There is no later news from Rome than a September 7 letter (Purcell) has just received from Dr. (Paul) Cullen who was at Frascati managing the Propaganda concern but determined to beat a retreat to the Irish College. He says the Congregation would proceed at once to provide for Chicago and Vincennes. These long delays are very inconvenient and injurious. Vincennes, where 3 or 4 priests have fallen into deplorable abysses, one becoming a Free Mason, is bad enough but he fears Chicago is nothing better. (Purcell) has just returned from Indiana where he administered Confirmation and blessed a church and where he heard enough to convince him that delays are dangerous. Blanc has had a serious political squabble in his city. Their day will doubtless come and judging from the character of their people will surpass anything in Europe. Bishop (Martin John) Spalding is hard at work; the old Bishop consecrated him at a Low Mass. At one time (Purcell) hears that Bishop (Edward) Barron is to be placed over Chicago; at another a sister writes that he is dying of consumption and again he is told he is back again at the new Archbishop's. There is no more said of Bishop (Andrew) Byrne wanting to leave Little Rock; he ought to stay. (Purcell) is getting two more priests from Clermont. Does Blanc want one? Father (Victor) Jamey, who left France on October 1, chose them. As for the division of provinces, of the two, Baltimore and St. Louis, (Purcell) would prefer the former. (Purcell) knew one of the priests and one of the Sisters who had the martyrdom of charity, Father Czakert and Sister Julia. (Purcell) asks to be remembered to Father Rousselon and the incomparable Sister Regina(Smith, S.C.).

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1848 Nov. 8
Maller, C.M., Father M(ariano): St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

The bearer, Father Mark Anthony, (C.M.) has undertaken a trip to Blanc's diocese to raise a little help to terminate the church of LaSalle, (Illinois). Maller hopes to start for Louisiana in about 2 weeks and anticipates an interview with Blanc to arrange all mat ters, especially that of Natchitoches. Since Blanc's last letter Maller has seen Father (Joseph) Giustiniani, (C.M.) and heard some of his difficulties.

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1848 Nov. 10
O'Connor, Bishop M(ichael): Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Some intimation was made which makes O'Connor uneasy about the conduct of Father (J.F.) Dean during his stay in New Orleans last winter. Blanc is to let O'Connor know if anything occurred which would unfit him for the discharge of his duties.

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1848 Nov. 10
Quiblier, Father: Norwood, near London. (England)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

After his long trips, Quiblier is spending a few months here where he has cooperated in the establishment of a very respectable religious community. He is sending a prospectus which he asks Rousselon to have published in some of the papers. Bishop (John Joseph Chanche) came to visit Quiblier. He has had little success in England. He seemed satisfied with Rome although he has not obtained the principal goal of his trip. They spoke of the Bishop and Rousselon. Quiblier almost promised to (come?) to Baltimore next spring for the 1849 council. (The prospectus is for the) Convent of Our Lady of Norwood, the Countess D'Osseville, Superioress.

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

1848 Nov. 10
Smith, Bishop Alex(and)re: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc) will probably have known of Smith's visit to the United States. The ravages of fever, 20,000 visited by it in Glasgow, and the depression have left them in a state which bids fair to deprive them of their orphan asylum and some of their churches. Smith undertook to wander through the world in quest of aid. He has visited nearly all the dioceses of the States and has raised a large proportion of what was essential to prevent the sale of Catholic property. He expects to leave St. Louis in 17 or 18 days and, if he can have (Blanc)'s permission, will go to New Orleans.

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

1848 Nov. 11
Hennesy, C.M., Father Rich(ar)d: Galveston, (Texas)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Bishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.) has been indisposed since his return from the country on the 9th. He requests Blanc's presence at the consecration of their new Cathedral on the 26th. Bishop (John) Timon has promised to attend; he will be in New Orleans about the 18th.

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

1848 Nov. 11
(Purcell), Bishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A distinguished member of the bar. George W. Wisner of Detroit, for whose acquaintance (Purcell) is indebted to Judge Whipple of that city, will present this introduction. Wisner is at New Orleans for the improvement of his health. Will Blanc make him acquainted with a few citizens who will cheer him during his absence from his family. (On the letter in Rousselon's? hand) Wisner is at Verandah Hotel and too feeble to call.

V-5-j - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1848 Nov. 11
Raho, C.M., Father B(laise): Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Blanc's letter of the 4th has been received; when it came Raho was in bed, sick. As soon as the church was sold and his proposition accepted Raho wrote to Bishop (John Joseph) Chanche. The last letter from Chanche was dated London, September 25. In one from Paris, September 14, he said that after some delay in England he probably would return to France. Raho fears Chanche will be delayed on account of a college, offered him in Washington, 5 miles from Natchez. All agree that the debt is just, that Graves, Hamilton, etc. have worked faithfully but still there are a few who endeavor to prolong the suit. This is unjust and will injure the reputation of the Bishop. Raho is thankful for the kind cooperation Blanc offers. He will avail himself of it. He is told that when he comes, Blanc may be on his way to Galveston for the consecration of Bishop Odin's cathedral. Here they are making all efforts to collect funds.

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1848 Nov. 11
Rogalle, Father F.: Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

He apologizes for letting three months pass without sending news. His work continues to be successful. There are not many sick and most have called on him to administer the last sacraments. Blanc knows that at the time of his pastoral visit an Episcopal Bishop came to Morganza to preach in a cabaret. He learned that there was a plan to build a place of worship and to name one of his supporters as pastor of St. Peter's at Pointe Coupée, recommending that he set up a school for children. The minister carried out the plan for two months and then found it better to become the schoolmaster at Bénit Cooley's house where it looks like he will not stay long. The trustees were to meet yesterday but did not have a quorum. Rogalle told them of Blanc's wish to have a little house at Fausse Rivière and he thinks at their next meeting they will agree. Some repairs are necessary at Pointe Coupée; they have promised to do them. Rogalle is well and sends greetings to Father Rousselon.

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

1848 Nov. 11
Waston, E. G.: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, (Massachusetts)

He is going to teach the children of Hale, the state geologist, in Albany and will keep the Reviews until he again returns. He will be glad to find a home under a Catholic roof with Hale, for he is tired of eating salt with those to whom he finds himself constantly opposed.

I-3-i - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

(18)48 Nov. 13
Browne, James: Charleston, (South Carolina)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Browne has Blanc's letter of October 20. He has today drawn on Blanc for $14, the amount of his subscription to the Catholic Miscellany to July 1. Browne desires to obtain some one to solicit new subscribers and to collect. He asks Blanc to recommend some one.

V-5-j - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}

1848 Nov. 13
Murphy, John per M.J. Kelly: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Father F(rancis) P. McFarland: Watertown, N(ew) York

The office of the United States Catholic Magazine acknowledges $5 from McFarland, crediting $2.50 to P. Hart and $2.50 to McFarland. They apologize for their failure to acknowledge an earlier payment. P.S. He encloses a catalogue of their books.

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1848 Nov. 14
Greene, Benjamin H.: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $3 for Brownson's Quarterly Review for 1848.

V-5-j - Receipt - 1p. - 32mo. - {2}

1848 Nov. 14
Murphy, John: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts

He has partially determined to discontinue the "(U. S. Catholic) Magazine", and asks if Brownson would like to purchase the subscription list, or propose some conditions for supplying Murphy with copies of the "Review" on such terms as would make it desirable for Murphy to retain such subscribers as would make the exchange. He asks for Brownson's most liberal offer in as early a reply as possible, so that any announcement may be included in the December number. He adds that he has under consideration the issuance of a weekly paper which might interfere somewhat with the purchase of the subscription list.

I-3-i - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1848 Nov. 14
(Rappe, Louis) A(madeus), Bp. Cleveland: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He steals a few moments of the retreat to ask Purcell whether he intends to leave Mount Eaton in the Cleveland diocese or attach it to Cincinnati. The people there have asked for a resident pastor and he thinks that a decision should be made before he answers them. He asks Purcell to direct him in this matter. If Purcell will make a demarcation between the two diocese. Rappe will accept it and ask Rome to sanction it. He wishes that the line be the lines between counties but will accept whatever Purcell says. Bishop (Richard Vincent Whelan) has arrived a bit late but makes up for his tardiness by his zeal and talent.

II-4-k - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - (French) - {4}

1848 Nov. 16
Godfert, Father Antoine: Green Bay, (Wisconsin)
 to Father (Napoleon Joseph Perché?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Perché) has no doubt heard of the loss of Godfert's church and the seminary attached to it. They have bought a Methodist church which is too small and not yet paid for. They are in danger of losing it. He asks (Perché) to give him some Mass intentions to pay for his paper. Godfert has been in the United States six years and has worked with the Sioux. Last year he was sent to Green Bay. He found a fine church here built in 1831 by Father (Samuel) Mazzuchelli, (O.P.). Godfert had not been at Green Bay three months when fire destroyed the church. They could save only the tabernacle, ciborium, and a small silver monstrance with the inscription "… given by Nicholas Perrot to the mission of St. Francis Xavier…1686." He begs Perché's intercession in asking the people of New Orleans for aid.

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1848 Nov. 16
(Purcell), Bishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cin(cinnati, Ohio)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The enclosed (no enclosure) was handed to (Purcell) by a priest from Boulogne sur Mer, Father Carron(?) who, with another, has come out to the diocese of Cleveland. This Father Brasseur, as (Blanc) doubtless knows, is the author of the California memoir to Cardinal (James Philip) Fransoni. Carron gives information that makes him an imposter and charlatan of the worst dye. No news yet from Rome. Father (James Ignatius?) Mullon countermands his demand of Miss Bonner. He says a lady of the congregation has taken charge of the babies of his sister.

V-5-j - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {6}

1848 Nov. 17
Blenkinsop, (S.J.), Peter J.: Worcester, (Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Chelsea, Massachusetts

A bill from the College of the Holy Cross on account of John and William Brownson. $180.50 was credited by Father Ryder, and even by Finnigan's book Brownson was entitled to this amount. Finnigan has a thousand apologies to offer. William remained for less than two months, February to April, and according to the prospectus no student is admitted for less than six months, yet they will charge him only for the time William actually spent in College.

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

1848 Nov. 19
Drouelle, C.S.C., Father V(ictor): Notre Dame, (Indiana)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere,: Detroit, Michigan)

Droulle regretted not finding Lefevere at his see when he returned from New York. He wanted to talk to Lefevere about the Sisters (of the Holy Cross) at Bertrand, (Michigan) and to tell him that the present Superioress of Canada (Mother Mary du Sauveur) is to be offered to replace the lately deceased (Mother Mary of the Cenacle). Drouelle begs Lefevere to pass judgement on the constitution put into his hands two weeks ago. He begs Lefevere's blessing for the success of the difficult mission which Drouelle is soon to undertake in the Antilles (West Indies).

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 On the same paper is written the following letter: 

Sorin, (C.S.C.), Father E(dward): (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere,: Detroit, (Michigan)

Sorin sends Lefevere a copy of the letter which Father Drouelle wrote. Sorin is glad of the consolation that Lefevere's approbation of the constitutions will give to Drouelle before his departure for Guadeloupe (West Indies). Last Sunday they blessed their new chapel which is a miniature of the Cathedral of Detroit.

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1848 Nov. 19
Smith, John B.: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)

(1.) Copy of a resolution passed by the wardens of St. Francis Church on October 31, 1848: That from January 1, 1849 an annual salary of $600 be allowed to the curate of the parish and $400 to one assistant, the wardens reserving the right to stop the salary in case of misbehavior. (2.) Copy of a resolution passed November 19, 1848: The resolution of October 31 requires no change.

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1848 Nov. 20
Abbadie, S.J., Father J(ohn) F(rancis): St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He has already taken steps to have a chapel at the two ends of his parish and has not yet asked the Bishop's approval. Rousselon is to find out what he thinks of it. In the Association of the Propagation of the Faith the year begins, he thinks, the day one is enrolled. He will try to get some more subscriptions to the Propagateur. If two chapels are built, however, would not the registers of the church for baptisms, burials, etc. suffice? The Ladies will start their vacation December 13. Father Gilles and Father Corne are well.

V-5-j - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1848 Nov. 20
Sorin(C.S.C.), Father E(dward) F.: Notre Dame du Lac, (Indiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Sorin introduces Father Drouelle, (C.S.C.), Visitor of their Society, who plans to visit Blanc on his way to Guadelupe. He is a stranger in the country but Sorin hopes he will find the advice he needs for his trip. He will speak of Father (William) Ivers for whose affairs Sorin solicits Blanc's attention.

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1848 Nov. 22
Rogalle, Father J.: Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Nothing new in the parish since Rogalle's last letter. He must abandon them now to the sugar cane harvest to reclaim them in Advent. On All Saints and All Souls days Rogalle gave about 70 Communions. The minister did not succeed in founding his establishment and he will leave the parish. Rogalle hopes to go to New Orleans soon. In the meantime he would like to have two numbers of the Annals of the Propagation of the Faith, two dozen catechisms and the ordo. He will pay Father Rousselon on his arrival. He sends respects to Rousselon and Father Duquesney. Mail must be sent by the packet to Waterloo to Mr. Demoruelle to be put on La Belle Créole.

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1848 Nov. 23
Praz, R.S.C.J., Madame A.: St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Their distribution of prizes will be held December 12; Sister hopes nothing will deprive them of seeing Blanc. Madame Lavy, (R.S.C.J.) has been here almost 2 weeks, why did she return? Praz does not know. She has written to Madame (Maria) Cutts. (R.S.C.J.) to notify her. Madame Gallwey, (R.S.C.J.) needed a French teacher. Madame Cutts decided that Madame Riché, (R.S.C.J.) would go to St. Louis as they recently received two persons from France and are well provided for in that line. The boarding school has received 7 new pupils since the beginning of this month. Everyone is well except the two Egan ladies.

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1848 Nov. 24

Marziou, V(ictor) and Company Havre, (France)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

On the French boat, Pius IX, leaving tomorrow for New Orleans is a box for which the notice and bill are enclosed (no enclosures). It is sent by P. Rusano and destined for Bishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.) at Galveston. They ask Rousselon to send it on to Texas.

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1848 Nov. 25
(Kenrick), Archbishop Peter Richard: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bishop (Edward) Barron plans to spend the winter in the south; his doctor advised it. He will go to the hospital on arriving, where the Sisters of Charity will care for him. He probably will decide to go to Havana or Pensacola.

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1848 Nov. 25
Lecomte, A. and Henry Hertzog: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans), Louisiana

They have heard that application has been made to Blanc to recall their pastor Father (Joseph) Giustiniani, (C.M.) from their parish. They ask him to wait until the Catholics of this congregation can give a true account of the facts. (There are two copies of this letter. In the duplicate Hertzog states) that Lecomte being absent, he has signed for him.

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(18)48 Nov. 25
Sorin, (C.S.C.), Father E(dward) F.: Notre Dame du Lac, (Indiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sorin learned from Father Martin about a year ago that at customs in New Orleans there was a box addressed to Sorin. Would Rousselon get this box and send it by way of Madison, Ind(iana) to the care of Father (Hypolite) Dupontavice who will hold it for him. Sorin has lost two other boxes in 18 months. He takes the liberty of recommending their visitor, Father Drouelle, (C.S.C.) who left yesterday for New Orleans.

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1848 Nov. 25
Legrand, Father F.: Pont de Breaux, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Mr. St. Clair, who will bring this letter, will also bring 14 piastres which together with what Rousselon has makes 34. Legrand would like to have a green vestment, a chalice and altar cards. If they can be had for $50 or $60 Rousselon is to give them to St. Clair. By January 1 Legrand hopes to realize this sum and when Mrs. Chevalier comes down in February, she will bring the money. The Bishop's visit had very good results here. Now that the cemetery and presbytery are almost done, there remains the church. The Bishop advised a plan which although good for other places, Legrand does not think would be successful here. He will try it later. The crop is not sold; everyone complains of poverty. He will wait for a more favorable moment.

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1848 Nov. 26
(Rappe, Louis)Amadeus), Bp. Cleveland: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He has received Purcell's letter of the 19th on his return from Ravenna, not through the good Father (M) Caron (Curon ?), but by post. Caron is enchanted with the reception he met with in Cincinnati and offers his homage to Purcell. In answer to Purcell's request he gives his plan for dividing the dioceses. Accepting the latitude given by Rome let a line be drawn across the state and the counties placed in that diocese in which is the greater portion of it according to that line. He gives this only at Purcell's asking but if Purcell has a better means of terminating the affair he will gladly accept it. The more the line will push him into the north the more he will thank Providence for having proportioned the burden to his personal forces. He wishes to be outside the decision and will take whatever is decided, having confidence in Purcell's decision.

(Purcell adds a note in his own hand) That he write to Rappe agreeing to have the counties divided according to his suggestion, and offered to throw in during his own episcopate Holmes County. Dec. 5, 1848.

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1848 Nov. 27
Bacon, W(illiam) T.: New Haven, (Connecticut)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts)

He has requested his publisher, Nichols, to send Brownson this volume and note. He is a stranger to Brownson, nor is this volume and note sent with any intention to forestall Brownson's just judgment; he does not thus insult Brownson. He writes, however, to remind Brownson of a circumstance calculated to lead him to look into the book with more interest than he might otherwise feel. Ten years before he published a book of early poems and Brownson's first edition of his "Review" contained half a dozen pages devoted to the book, conceived in a genial spirit and written with kind encouragement. This present volume contains the thoughts of the same mind in different positions and somewhat deeper into the lessons of life. If the voice of truth seems to Brownson breathed out from these pages, he doubts not that it will find an echo in Brownson's breast.

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1848 Nov. 27
Buteux, Father S(tanislaus): Bay St. Louis, (Mississippi)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Not thinking about next week being Advent, Buteux told two young people they could be married next week. If he tells them now to wait, they will probably be married by the judge. Buteux will be obliged to go to the city this week; they can no longer stay in the courthouse because of the cold. The hotel has been sold; Buteux must see the new owner for the use of the hall. If he is not in New Orleans by Thursday, Blanc is to write and tell him what to do in the above case.

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1848 Nov. 27
Henry, J(ea)n: Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Henry is taking a step about which he has thought for ten years. Only one thing held him back; he did not want his return to God to be interpreted as caused by misfortune. He comes to ask whether Blanc thinks he has a vocation to the priesthood. Father Perché can make a judgment on that. He made classical and philosophical studies in France but has never taken a theology course. Henry met Blanc at Thibodaux at Father Menard's house. Because of his character he may be destined to become a bearer of the word of God in uncivilized and distant countries. (P.S.) Henry (is) the school master at Plaquemine.

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1848 Nov. 28
Chandron, Father: St. Pierre, Martinique
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Chandron is a priest of Valence diocese. For 11 years he has been in the missions of the French colonies. He wishes to go to (Blanc)'s mission or Texas or Mexico, whose language he knows. He would like information about the last two countries. His cousin, Father Jouve, canon at Valence, has the same desire. Family misfortunes and the good of souls have inspired a taste for the missions. Chandron asks (Blanc) to reply to Father Thoué, assistant at the Fort.

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1848 Nov. 28
St. Palais, Father M(auri)ce: Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Learning from Bishop Bazin that (Blanc) has $25 belonging to the diocese, St. Palais has drawn on him for $22.50. He has also asked Bishop (Michael) Portier to send (Blanc) $30 which he owes St. Palais. Not knowing anyone whom he can trust in New Orleans, he asks (Blanc) to take this trouble.

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1848 Nov. 28
Spalding, Bishop M(artin) J(ohn): Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The bearer, Bridget Niles, is an exemplary Catholic of the Cathedral congregation. She visits New Orleans with a Protestant family with which she is living. She expects to remain until June. Any attention shown her will be gratefully acknowledged.

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1848 Nov. 30
McFarland, J(ohn) A.: Tiffin, (Ohio)
 to Father Francis P. McFarland: Watertown, N(ew) Y(ork)

He has received Francis's letter of October 18. They are all well, also those at Kendall, Ten and Wapakonetta. A letter from William J. indicated that he had looked over sites in Indiana but will probably settle at Wapakonetta. He would like to buy their father's estate, offering $900 cash. He asks John's opinion. He told William that his mother said that their father asked that she control the farm while she lived, and that he was not willing to dispose of it. He would leave it to their mother and brothers to decide. John thinks it strange that the farm should be depreciated 50% while the property of the county has increased in value. Josiah talks of leaving Section Ten but has not decided where he will go. John is pleased that William plans to go where his family can attend church. A good many families from Franklin County have come to Tiffin. But he thinks the morals of the town have decreased with the increase in population. He mentions several who have won prizes for art work in Cincinnati and New York. Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe is expected at Christmas time. He was there a few weeks ago for a day or two. He wishes that he could send Francis some money, but he can not collect enough now.

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