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(1849?) (Nov.?
(McMaster, James A.): (New York, New York)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts

McMaster was grieved to think Brownson thought him unfriendly. He advances reasons why Brownson may think the way he does. Because he is so busy McMaster never writes unless on business. The beginning of the volumes is the proper time to get subscribers. The October number was liked but he could not say as much for the July issue. Brownson's separation of civilization from the simpler dogmas and practices of religion, and the apology for Massachusetts' education under state control in the common school struck him as Giobertism as did the calling for the production of a non-monastic literature. Evidently, Brownson was studying Gioberti, McMaster is rejoiced to think that Brownson is going to take up the damnable principles of cartesianism because of the doctrine being taught in the colleges. The Jesuits will be out on Brownson. In so doing Brownson is teaching what Gioberti held. The man is sound but the book is not. McMaster does not like for Brownson to borrow from Gioberti when he can get the material elsewhere. The devil left the Jesuits in a pit which they were digging for some one else. McMaster has answered Father (J. Coolidge) Shaw (S. J.). Shaw may write again but McMaster will be too strong for him. Their attacks do not hurt McMaster. He intends to write a book about the Jesuits in America.

I-3-i - A.L. (Incomplete) - 4pp. - 16to - {3}


(1849 Nov. 1)
Mina, Father Ve. M(odest)e: St. John Baptist (German Coast, Louisiana)
 to (Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Statistics for St. John Baptist parish from November 1, 1848 to November 1, 1849; population, baptisms, marriages, and Easter Communions.

V-5-l - A. Note S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1849 Nov. 1
Brownson, Orestes A.: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Count (Charles) de Montalembert: (France)

Though an obscure foreigner and a total stranger (Brownson) presumes to thank Montalembert for the generous ardor and the distinguished ability with which he defends religion and the cause of social order. For some years he has read with great interest Montalembert's speeches, especially those he has made since the Revolution of 1848. Brownson is a republican, at least for (the United States) and no great admirer of monarchy for any country, but he has not been able to persuade himself that any good could come from the attempt to plant the republican order in the monarchical states of Europe. The workings of that order, or rather of the Democratic order, have not been so satisfactory even (in the United States). He sends some numbers of his Quarterly Review.

I-3-i - A. Draft (Incomplete) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}


1849 Nov. 1
O'Connor, M(ichael), Bp. of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

The Redemptorists by a high handed measure have placed O'Connor in a serious difficulty. In consequence of the action of the Proprietors' of St.Mary's (Pa.) not acceding to a fifth contract proposed to them, in which the Redemptorists upset all former stipulations and make demands which amount to over $60,000, the Redemptorists abruptly called away their priests and turned the missioned with 3000 souls over to O'Connor. O'Connor asks Purcell to let him have a prudent German priest for a few months until he can get one from Europe.

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


1849 Nov. 1
Regis, (S.C.), Sister F(rancis): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $18.60 for milk from the New Orleans Female O(rphan) Asylum.

V-5-l - A. Bill S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}


1849 Nov. 1
Reynolds, I(gnatius) A., Bp. Charleston: Richmond, Virginia
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Reynolds left home on Monday on his way to Baltimore on business. He spent a day at Wilmington, N. C. He regrets that he is not a home to pay every possible attention to Mrs. Springer, but he has written to Dr. Lynch to call on her. The whole five volumes, the entire works of Bishop (John) England are out. Mr. (Orestes A.) Brownson is the only one to whom Reynolds sent the volumes as they came out. He has not yet got a copy for himself. Reynolds goes on to give his note for $4300, the debt contracted by the publication, and to promote the sale of the work. He asks Purcell to have it mentioned to his people. Reynolds did not see Bishop (Michael) Portier though he stopped a day in Charleston. Bishop (John J.) Chanche spent three days in Charleston but Reynolds was absent on his visitation to Georgia. They had the yellow fever badly in Charleston. Reynolds hopes he will see Bishop Flaget and Father Badin before they die.

II-4-k - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {9}


1849 Nov. 1
Whelpley, James D.: New York, New York
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

He has a sight draft of Brownson for $50. The agreement made was that $50 should be paid only if the article amounted to a full form of 16 pages, but if less than that, it should be paid for at $3 the page, or $36. He has no copies the letters he sent embodying this offer and asks Brownson to refer to those sent by Whelpley in Brownson's possession.

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


1849 Nov. 2
Abbadie, S.J., Father J(ohn) F(rancis): St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)

He did not reply sooner because he was waiting for a letter from Father (John F.) Cambiaso, (S.J.) which has not yet come. It seems that Cambiaso has persuaded Father (Vital?) Gilles, (S.J.) to give the retreat at Grand Coteau. Abbadie told him to learn Blanc's wishes and ask some one either for the retreat at the convent here or for the parish during Abbadie's visit to Amité River on November 11. He has had no reply. 5 rolls of tobacco have been waiting for Blanc for a long time. Father (Frederick) Larnaudie, (S.J.) gave a three-day retreat to the children of the convent. They hope soon to have Blanc among them.

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


(18)49 Nov. 2
Patout, Appoline: St. Mary's, Jeannerett's (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Blanc's letter pleased her, seeing that he had no objection to the building of this little church. She saw Father (Julien) Priour and Father (J.E.) Blin who said they were satisfied. They had hoped to see Blanc in October. The workman wanted to order the wood but she told him they could not decide until the middle of next month. Blanc is to write about it. (Written) by H. Patout for Appoline. (On the letter in pencil): Terrion.

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


1849 Nov. 2
Raho, C.M., Father B(laise): Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Bishop (John Joseph) Chanche asks him to send the enclosed letter for Father (John) Llebaria, (C.M.) (no enclosure). Raho does not know whether he is gone or not. If he has, Rousselon is to send back the letter.

V-5-l - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1849 Nov. 3
(Kenrick), Archbishop Peter Richard: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Kenrick) introduces Dr. J.H. Johnson who visits New Orleans for purposes connected with his profession. Although not a Catholic, his lady is an edifying member of the Church and he has a near relative in Philadelphis who recently embraced the faith. Johnson has been for some time a professor in the St. Louis Medical College.

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


1849 Nov. 4
Noguès, P(eter) C(heri): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Last Friday Noguès was presented to Bishop (John Mary Odin) Audin of Texas, who offered to take this letter. He has begun the school year studying passably well but he is far from shining in his classes. He is persuaded that by the end of this year he can decide between the two states, which he could not do last August. (P.S.) (Blanc) is to tell Father Delacrois that is is a long time since he heard from him.

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


1849 Nov. 5
Fontbonne, Father James: St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Sostène Wiltz and Suzette Leblanc ask for a dispensation from second degree relationship. Fontbonne would like to go to the retreat but he does not know whether these grand lords of America will permit it. These people want what they want or they are no longer Christians.

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


1849 Nov. 5
Baraga, (Father) Frederick: L'Anse, (Michigan)
 to (Bishop Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

Baraga asks the Bishop not to accept the money order for $100 payable May 1, 1850, which he has drawn up before his first departure from Detroit. He does not know the exact date of that order. It is the only one he made out while he was in Detroit in September. If the Bishop has not yet accepted it, he should refuse, it, as Mr. Boswell, the proprietor of a saw-mill, has not fulfilled his contract this summer and must not be paid until he has done so. Baraga wants an answer right away. His return trip was pleasant, but very slow. He was obliged to wait 8 days in Sault (Ste. Marie). He arrived in L'Anse on Oct. 25, and found his little mission in good order. No one died and the Indians assembled in the church every Sunday morning and afternoon while he was gone. They sang hymns and recited their beads. They were very happy to have him back again, as a false rumor said that he would not return again. (Note on back in another hand that Mr. Baraga "countre orders" about the payment of 2 notes).

III-2-h - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 8vo - {1}


1849 Nov. 5
(Purcell), Bishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cin(cinnati, Ohio)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bishop (John Mary Odin) of Galveston was at his side when (Purcell) received (Blanc)'s letter of (October) 25. (Odin) will tell (Blanc) that they tried to do the needful for him but his stay was rather too short for the object in view. The Ursulines will duly acknowledge the $75 from the Duplessis family for Elizabeth Snelling's board and room. (Odin) gives the amount to them and is to receive the same from Father Rousselon. Father (R.B. Hardey?) Hardy was dismissed from Boston for excess in drink. Years ago (Purcell) heard something worse but does not vouch for it. He is intelligent and honorable; he committed no fault in Ohio. (Purcell) would have given him a place if he had asked for one before he concluded to leave Dayton where he was on a visit to a relative and officiated much to the edification of the faithful. The Redemptorists have just left St. Mary's in Pittsburgh diocese. The Bishop is in the lurch. Mrs. Snowden arrived today with her daughter. (Purcell) fears she is too hard to please in a school. (Odin) is just going but (Purcell) wants to tell (Blanc) how much he prizes their friendship. (Purcell) recommends a convert of his who accompanies the Bishop's Ursulines to (Blanc)'s counsel and also the poor priest whom he tries to raise from degradation.

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


1849 Nov. 6
Figari, C.M., Father H(ector): Cloutierville, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: N(ew) Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Figari asks Rousselon to send him an ordo or two. Mr. Fabre is the bearer of this letter and will take them. He hopes they will see the Bishop among them next winter.

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


1849 Nov. 6
Purcell, Father Edward: (Cincinnati, Ohio)
 to Bishop An(thony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

For fear of accident, Purcell is enclosing a draft for $300 for Bishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.). He was to have received it the day of his departure but by a misunderstanding did not do so in time.

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


1849 Nov. 7
Maller, (C.M.), Father M(ariano): Wheeling, (West Virginia)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Blanc's letter of (October) 19 reached Maller on the 4th at Baltimore when he was returning to St. Louis. He regrets he must make decisions which will pain Blanc but he would rather seem to act from caprice than to be lacking in his duty. He acts for the greater good of Blanc's diocese in refusing his desires at present. He speaks in great confidence. There are orders in the United States who can do more good in Blanc's diocese than they. The Jesuits would be suitable for parish work and Natchitoches could not do better, as well as the Ladies of the Sacred Heart. The direction of Sisters and administration of parishes is not properly the field of the (Vincentians). Maller thanks Blanc for the offer of St. Teresa's Church. Maller is very anxious about Father (Joseph) Giustiniani, (C.M.) not having had news of his health since Maller wrote Blanc at Baltimore. The affair of Father (John) Llebaria, (C.M.) also troubles him.

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


(18)49 Nov. 8
Margaret, (S.C.), Sister M(ary): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Blanc has heard ere this of the recovery of Father (Auguste) Martin. On her return last Wednesday she expected to find him confined to his room but heard he had said Mass and preached on All Saints. Still she thinks he is far from well. They (Sisters of Charity) expect many new scholars tomorrow. Many say Mrs. Fisher's former school, now kept by her sister, will fall and they will be the best school in town. She hopes Blanc and Martin will be able to get Mr. Shepper's house for them. She does not think they will be able to keep school in this one this winter, especially when the music Sister comes. Sister Cleophas, (S.C.) will leave tomorrow for New Orleans. Margaret will have to do the best she can in the line of cooking with Isabella. She forgot to ask Blanc, when in New Orleans, to say Mass for Sister Reine, (S.C.).

V-5-l - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 4to. - {7}


1849 Nov. 8
Marziou, V(ictor) and Co(mpany): Havre, (France)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

They received from the Bishopric of Nantes, a small package of great importance to its owner, Father Guillou, a passenger on the Rouennais which left week ago for New Orleans. If Guillou is still there Rousselon is to give it to him as soon as it arrives. If not, it is to be sent in care of Bishop (John Joseph) Chanche of Natchez. P.S. November 10. They have just received a package of Annals to arrive by the same boat, Buena Vista.

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


(18)49 Nov. 8
O'Keeffe, Ja(me)s B.: Savannah, Georgia
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

There had been no prospect of completing his studies in the Pittsburgh Seminary because of the departure of the Oblates(of Mary Immaculate) from that institution. Enclosed is a copy of his testimonials of character. He also has a letter of Father O'Mealy in which he gives him recommendation as a virtuous and orderly student. O'Keeffe first came to New York, having an uncle there. Not having succeeded there, he came to Savannah where he has another uncle. He now makes application to (Blanc). Father Jer(emia)h Moynahan knows O'Keeffe and will give every information respecting him. O'Keeffe read 8 months theology under Father (P.A.A.) Telmon, (O.M.I.). O'Keeffe is 24. P.S. His address is in care of Rich(ar)d O'G.(?) Browne. The two enclosed testimonials of character are from Telmon, dated September 16, (18)49 and from Bishop Mich(ae)l O'Connor, dated August 8, 1849.

V-5-l - A.L.S. - (English & Latin) - 4pp. - 4to. - {7}


1849 Nov. 9
Rominger, Father Simon: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

He waited a long time for an answer to his two letters while he was still at Evansville. He had great difficulty in getting out of that unfortunate situation. Without the German priest he would probably still be waiting for his trunks which contain the means for his trip to Europe. On arriving in Pittsburgh he had no more money and in order to be received by the Liguorian Fathers, he had no certificates or letter as all were left in New Orleans. He asks Blanc to get him out of this difficulty and to let him know where his belongings are so that he can get to New York as soon as possible. Blanc is to send his papers and to send him a letter of exchange for 18 or 20 piastres. The dangerous trip is from New York to Havre. Blanc is to forget the past and remember that Rominger is one of his own priests. He is beginning his retreat today. Fortunately on arriving at the Ligourians' he was recognized by one of the Brothers who had seen him at Lafayette saying Mass and preaching. Otherwise he would not have been received. He asks Blanc's pardon for all the trouble he has caused him; after his retreat he promises to live the rest of his life as a good priest. (P.S.) He will write to Father Rousselon as soon as he arrives in New York. (At the bottom of the letter, written and signed by) Father George Beranek, C.SS.R.: "Rominger came in a very disturbed state and is making a retreat."

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


1849 Nov. 9
Rominger, Father Simon: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

Rominger does not know whether Rousselon received the letter he wrote while he was still in Evansville. He asks Rousselon to let him know what has become of his belongings, of which he has great need. If he had followed Rousselon's advice he would not be in this sad situation. He still had some money in his trunk. He asks Rousselon to send him a bill of exchange so that he can continue his trip to New York. At present the Liguorians have offered him hospitality and he has decided to make a retreat before leaving Pittsburgh. Then, as soon as he hears from Rousselon he will leave for New York where he will embark to join his old father and live there as a good priest. (At the bottom of the letter): "Rominger came to make a spiritual retreat." (Signed) by Father George Beranek, C.SS.R.

V-5-l - A.L.S. - (French & Latin) - 3pp. - folio - {2}


1849 Nov. 9
Van De Velde, S.J., Bishop J(ames Oliver): Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Father S(tephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He asks Rousselon to send him 5 dozen ordos for 1850 to St. Louis and ask the priests there to send them on by mail. Many of his priests are a great distance from Chicago and do not get his letters for three weeks. He sends regards to the Bishop and priests and to Huchet K(ernion?) and family.

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


1849 Nov. 10
Barthe, Father E(dward): Houma, Terrebonne, (Louisiana)

In this parish report, Barthe gives the figures for the Catholic population, baptisms, marriages, Easter and First Communions.

V-5-l - A. Report S. - (French) - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}


1849 Nov. 10
(Brownson, Orestes A.: Boston, Massachusetts)
 to (James A.) McMaster: (New York, New York)

If Brownson had supposed that McMaster was really unfriendly to him, he would not have written the letter he did, but from the manner in which McMaster had spoken of the Review of July and October, Brownson concluded that something had offended him. The offense appears to have been greater than he had supposed. McMaster and (Brownson) do not appear to understand (Vincenzo) Gioberti alike. In asserting traditional philosophy, McMaster must agree either with Gioberti or (Felicite de) Lamen(n) ais. (Brownson) might with as much propriety caution McMaster against his friend Bonetty, as McMaster him against Gioberti.

I-3-i - A.L.(Partial Drafts) - 6pp. - 8vo. - {4}


1849 Nov. 10
Legrand, Father F.: Pont-Breaux, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisia)na

The state of his health does not permit him to attend the retreat in January. If he is better and navigation is reestablished through Plaquemine, he will go. Rousselon is to make his excuses to the Bishop. All is well here. Confessions are more numerous and attendance at services greater. Only the money is very scarce. He would not worry but he has a church to build; when he goes to the city he will buy a ciborium and missal.

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


1849 Nov. 10
Migne, Father L.: Petit-Montrouge, (France)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

His letter of May 17 reminded Rousselon of a debt of 36 f(rancs) for a subscription to his paper, La Voix de la Vérité. He repeats his request for payment. He has renewed the subscription for a year. (Signed by) Molard for Migne.

V-5-l - L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}


1849 Nov. 11
Henni, Bishop John M.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Father Lucien Galtier has left his congregation with Henni's consent and desire. His flock is not able to finish a church which they commenced years before Henni was called to Wisconsin. It was principally done at the instigation of Bishop (Mathias) Loras who at that time had the administration of western Wisconsin and who believed that Prairie du Chien would become an episcopal see; hence the large stone church. Henni has asked Galtier to try his best by collections. It is the first time Henni has allowed collections out of his diocese. He hopes Blanc will not take it amiss. Galtier is truly a worthy priest.

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


1849 Nov. 12
Andrieu, C.M., Father A(nthony): Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

He asks for a dispensation for Stephen Kile and Elen Power. Kile says he does not know whether he has been baptized. His conduct makes Andrieu hope he will soon become a good Catholic. The marriage is to take place on the20th. Andrieu's confrere, when alone, celebrated one of these marriages and gave the dispensation, based on the faculties of Father (Joseph) Giustiniani, (C.M.). He asks if he should renew the consent. Here it is the custom not to have children baptized until they are one, two, or more months old. Andrieu has preached against it, to no avail. Could he sometimes administer it in the home with no other reason? The adults they have buried have all fulfilled their duty; a good number of the faithful frequent the sacraments. There are scarcely any worldly meetings; balls are totally dead. On All Saints they had 53 Communions at the church and 17 at the convent plus the two Prudhomme ladies. P.S. Andrieu asks the vicar general to send two more Annals.

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


1849 Nov. 12
(Mudd, S.C.), Sister M(ary) Austin: (Donaldsonville, Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Sister has seen Narcisse Landry and Judges Duffel, senior and junior. They advise her to keep the house locked to prevent the sick being put into it, and not to move into it until other arrangements have been made. There seems to be a party here determined to force them to receive the sick. They say the appropriation by the Legislature was made for that purpose. If they enter under present circumstances they will have no room for the orphans, nor themselves. The donation of the land, ratified by the Legislature, left the Sisters (of Charity) free to act as they should see fit; now they are bound by this clause of hospital in the donation of the $5,000. Sister saw this difficulty before Father (John) Boullier, (C.M.) went away and told him of it. He did not think as she did. She is sorry to be told that Father (John Francis) Llebaria, (C.M.) is with the opposed party. Scandal is abroad; it would be a happy thing were he away. Many say they will uphold him and he shall not leave even if he be ordered by the Bishop. She was told this by Mrs. Narcisse Landry who begged her to represent it to Blanc.

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


1849 Nov. 13
Brunswick and Owners: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for the payment of $8.58 for freight from Havre. Signed by J(osep)h P. Pouf(?) and F. Solinu(?).

V-5-l - Receipt S. - 1p. - 32mo. - {3}


1849 Nov. 14
DeGoesbriand, Father L(ouis): Cleveland, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

DeGoesbriand received Purcell's letter containing the $28. He will write to Bishop Rappe about the money Purcell wants placed in the hands of Father (Joseph) Carriere. A Redemptorist priest from Pittsburgh having visited the German Catholics of Youngstown, sometime last last year, requests Purcell to let DeGoesbriand know what he thinks of the validity of the absolutions he may have given there.

II-4-k - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {5}


(18)49 Nov. 14
Laurentia, (S.C.), Sister M.: Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

She cannot think of letting Father (Auguste) Martin go without a few lines to show she has not forgotten Blanc's kindness. She hopes he will not take Martin from them; they have heard something to that effect. They have a very good school at present, over 60 children. Some ladies arrived last week with the intention of commencing a boarding school; they have tried to get some of their children but have not yet succeeded. When is Blanc Coming up? Did Blanc get the picture of Father (George) Blackney; they were all pleased with the retreat he kept. She asks a few words from Blanc at Martin's return.

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


1849 Nov. 14
Lynch, C.M., Father John: St. Louis, Missouri
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Lynch is afraid to teach theology at present at the Barrens (St. Mary's of the) lest any unpeasant consequences might result from a second Theological Seminary in a diocese. After considering the matter, the Vincentians will take a few pious young boys if the parents have no objection. They will give them a sound they do not wish to be priests they can leave.

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


1849 Nov. 15
Francais, Father (Nicholas): Abbeville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

He is not replying to Blanc's circular, which he is still waiting for, but he wants to excuse his absence from the retreat. He learned from Father Priour that the retreat was to be November 15. Last Saturday he had a visit from Father (Anthony Désiré) Mégret who said Blanc had told him to give him the news. At present it would be impossible to spend 5 piastres. He has finished his presbytery which took all. A servant costs 6 piastres a month. He must go to Chainieres aux Tigres on the Gulf on the 20th. Several times he sent them an English catechism to prepare the adults to receive baptism. He has a wedding the 15th and a Mass. He does not know when he can finish his church. He hopes to see Blanc in January; then he will make his retreat at Father Perché's. He hopes Father Rousselon will send him his orders by Father Priour. He receives the Propagateur regularly.

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


1849 Nov. 15
Chilany(?), Paris: Covington, L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A member of the Catholic Church is desirous of receiving the last sacraments. Father Brunet is attending the retreat; Chilany asks Blanc to have him return or to send some other clergyman by the Leanora on her return trip.

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


1849 Nov. 15
Giustiniani, C.M., Father J(oseph): Donaldsonville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father (John Francis) Llebaria, (C.M.) seems to use the time Blanc assigned to him here only to do all the harm he can to the Congregation and his Superiors. There is no horror he does not speak against them. And if there is any service to render to the parish, it falls upon Giustiniani. From what Giustiniani has heard, Llebaria intends to go to California. When advised to go to Paris he becomes furious. His sermons continue to be invectives against doctors and Pharisees. He does not see that sensible people disapprove of him. Almost all respectable people regret their foolishness the morning of (Blanc)'s visit, especially T. Landry. Father (Eudald Estany, C.M.) Estagni has been here for two days; he is about to leave for Spain. Giustiniani longs to see the two go. P.S. Mr. Mauriac has entirely abandoned Llebaria. Giustiniani hopes to hear from him the secret he told (Blanc).

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1849 Nov. 16
Ricord, F(abius): Marksville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(L.) Roule has just come to say that Blanc wishes to know how much the fees were which the church of St. Paul gave to the late Father (Charles) Dalloz. Dalloz received 600 piastres a year and lodging. He also had the Masses, baptisms, and marriages which could amount to $800 and lodging. It is impossible to increase the revenues; a large number of the parishioners cannot give more support to the church. He hopes Blanc will find these conditions satisfactory and in view of the large Catholic population, he hopes the parish will soon have a pastor, of which they have been deprived so long. Ricord signs as president of the trustees.

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1849 Nov. 16
Caussau, Francois: Iberville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

For a long time he has wished to be employed in a church; at present there is an opening at Plaquemine. The church will be finished in January and the pastor will need a beadle. Caussau is a father of a family. He will do his best. He asks (Blanc) to grant him this favor. He and his family live at the home of Landry Landry.

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1849 Nov. 17
Deydier, Father A.: Evansville, (Indiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc) will have learned before now from Bishop (John Mary) Odin what has happened here in regard to the person in question. After many lies, he left, showing several people a purse full of gold pieces. Someone said he had $1000. He paid all those he owed. He left before the arrival of (Blanc)'s letter to Riddle by which he was authorized to borrow $25. As the letter arrived the same day as Odin did, Deydier advised Odin to send a telegram to Father (Annet) Lafont not to pay the $150 until further order from (Blanc) but Odin feared to do so. As Deydier received the $10 sent in care of Father (Roman) Weinzoepflen with what was included in (Blanc)'s letter of November 8, he is overpaid by half a dollar and will say a Mass for (Blanc)'s intention to settle it. Deydier did not ask for the Masses from (Blanc) until after the false reports that there were more in the city than could be fulfilled. If Deydier can do anything for (Blanc) he is to address him directly rather than his friend who lives 14 miles in the country. P.S. Is there, among Father (Charles) Oppermann's books, a Latin concordance in 2 volumes? Deydier has not seen it since he left; perhaps he took it with his books by mistake. Mr. Riedel could not have advanced the money because the letter authorizing it did not arrive until after the person had left.

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1849 Nov. 19
Aliquot: ()
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Aliquot asks Rousselon to talk to Father (Ve. Modeste) Mina about her and to ask him whether he believes God is glorified in what she did under his direction. She could send someone in her place to Bonnet Car(r)é. There are several white boys around 12 years old who wish instructions to make their First Communion. Perhaps Mina will say that the Negroes are not consistent but they have not been instructed enough. Here they are better instructed and they persevere. This holy man has more than he can do. If Rousselon advises her to return to St. John Baptist, she will do so.

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18(4)9(?) Nov. 19
(Van de Velde), James Oliver, Bishop of: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: (Detroit, Michigan)

A Canadian arrived with a letter for Mr. P. Lyret of Detroit containing money. Thinking it unsafe to send by mail, Van de Velde opened it in the presence of Father (Isidore Anthony) Lébel and found it to be Canadian money which is at considerable discount. He gave shilling to Mr. Burch to frank this letter when he sends on the money. When Lefevere receives this letter the money will be safe at the Michigan State Bank in (Detroit). Lefevere is to give Mr. Lyret the letter inclosing the money, or if he is not in Detroit, Lefevere is to keep the amount for him or correspond with the cure who sent it.

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1849 Nov. 20
Ivers, Father W(illiam): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Ivers is now perfectly recovered and will continue so if he could only leave the city immediately. Father (James Ignatius Mullon) Mullen was right when he said staying here would destroy his peace of mind. The Superior had no right to send Ivers down here. He cannot do on a mission but he was informed at the monastery or noviciate that no one can do better in a religious house. The Superior asked him when quitting whether he had anything against the Institution. Ivers said no, but that it was a bad sign to leave on the last day of May. Ivers went to the parish where he officiated 4 weeks. He wrote back for admittance and was refused. He walked and rode half the way to Kentucky. He met a priest who dissuaded him from going to the Trappists. Ivers entreated the Superior of South Bend to send him to the Trappists. He wants to return to the Trappists of Kentucky and begs Blanc to enable him to go there. On leaving South Bend he had $7.78. He would want clothes (he lists his needs). He lost his trunk and all his letters. He asks Blanc for a letter to the Trappists. He sent for a priest to hear his confession the day before he lost his reason and could not get one. He has never committed himself since he left the last 5th of July two years. Blanc is to speak to Father Flanigan (and the) Moynahans. He sends love to Fathers D'hau(w) and Mullen. Ivers regrets he cannot repay Blanc's noble conduct except by prayers. He wishes Blanc had seen Father (Edward F.) Sorin, (C.S.C.)'s testimonials; Ivers thinks they acted wrong in not receiving him. But Sorin is a splendid priest. Ivers forgives D'hau(w) and Mullen. He forgives Father (John Flanagan?) Flanigan who refused him hospitality and threw him in the streets of New Orleans. P.S. He was never as far as the monastery of Kentucky. P.S. 2. He has apprised Sister Regina (Smith, S.C.) of the clothes. P.S. 3. Any of the priests on the coast may go in a Kentucky boat and carry Ivers with them.

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(18)49 Nov. 20
(Mudd, S.C.), Sister M(ary) Austin: (Donaldsonville, Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Hearing that Mr. Lewis intended going to Texas, put Austin in mind to remind Blanc of several things in the contract which remain to be finished; conductors for the water, two chimneys to be prevented leaking, and a lock. The examination of their pupils will take place on the 29th.

P.S. Sister Regina has sent Sister Marcella, (S.C.) home for health. Austin has sent Sister M. Magdalen, (S.C.) in her place before consulting Mother, viewing it as a necessity.

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1849 Nov. 20
Rocoffort, (S.J.), Father L(ouis): Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He thought he should use the dispensation he asked for during the past month, in favor of Vital Leblanc. There are few free persons of color in their parish and their differences in fortune make it difficult to ally with strangers. To send them away at the time of marriage creates a scandal. They might not resist the temptation to be married by the judge.

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1849 Nov. 20
Woodruff,:
John O. and Co(mpany) New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A receipt for $3.97 from Father (Stephen) Rousselon for freight on the Creole.

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1849 Nov. 22
Spalding, Bishop M(artin) J(ohn): Louisville, (Missouri)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Mr. Zalezzi, an Italian gentleman of merit, wishes to visit New Orleans and asked for an introduction to Blanc.

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1849 Nov. 23
Brunemann, Father Joseph: Newark, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He has just returned from a visitation of his missions and he submits certain cases that he met. 1. A case of affinity for which he desires Purcell to telegraph the answer. 2. A carpenter asks him whether Purcell has given the $100 he promised, intending to start civil suit if Purcell has not given it. Brunemann asks that Purcell send him the money which he will hold as a loan until it can be sent back. 3. Since Newark does not offer him a decent livlihood and Carrol county can he has told them that unless they provide sufficient sustenance he will desert them visiting it with Father (Thomas) Boulger merely as a mission. He now proposes that he move to Dover on the canal to take care of the large congregation there. 4. He asks for altar stone, chalice and altar cards for which he will gladly pay. However he asks that they be sent now and he will pay when he can. 5. The subscription to pay the debt on the Newark church amounted to $150 and at an opportune time he will collect it.

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1849 Nov. 23
Hanford, C. J.:
Woolashall, Tewkesbury, Worcestershire, England
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts.

He thanks Brownson for his notice on his work on Balmez, and is glad Brownson thinks so highly of it. He has directed Burns to send 12 copies to Copes. He also directed Burns to send the "Rambler" to Brownson and the future copies; if Brownson thinks the back numbers would help, or that he could reprint them, he will forward them. He has ordered the back numbers of the "Review". They are establishing a weekly Catholic journal of literature in England for the poorer classes, to sold for a penny, and he thinks some of Brownson's articles may be reprinted in this cheap form. He would be obliged for a list of American Catholic and Protestant periodicals to whom Brownson should think it desirable to send for publishing, Catholic books. Bohn of London, Protestant, has published in his "Standard Library", the best collection of cheap standard books in England, translations of such Catholic works as Frederick Schlegel's. He asks if Boorback's "Bibliotheca Americana", of which he has a copy, is the best list of original works and reprints. He believes there is a Catholic weekly published in New York that would be good for that purpose. Brownson only mentioned Balmez and did not devote an article to him; the translation will afford him a new opportunity. He is collecting some notes of Balmez' views, from Protestant writers chiefly, and thinks Brownson's article may be useful to him for the finding of other such views. He asks if Brownson can secure a translation of the life of Luther by Audin which is out of print in England.

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(18)49 Nov. 24
Alesmoniere: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He sends a letter of recommendation from the Bishop of Autun and asks for a private audience (no enclosure). His address is at Mr. Bonnefonds(?), restaurant keeper.

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1849 Nov. 24
Jourdant, S.J., Father Ant(hony) J.: (Grand Coteau, Louisiana)
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

He takes advantage of Father (A. Pierre) Ladavière, (S.J.)'s going to give an account of the mission Blanc has given to Jourdant. He has examined 5 novices and gave them the veil on St. Stanislaus day. Nothing new at Opelousas. The (Jesuits) continue to serve the parish. Father (John F.) Raviol will be coming soon. Without that, it would be difficult to let two priests outside the college after classes resume, especially since (James) Maguire, (S. J.) has been called to Baton Rouge. They have been obliged to give Father (Anthony) Parret, (S.J.) the duties of prefect-general of studies which makes it necessary for Father (Louis) Rocoffort, (S.J.) to replace him, in great part, in the parish. In any case they continue to serve St. Landry parish. Ladavière, who has not a day of good health, is going to Springhill. Their classes will be as large as last year and possibly greater as the harvest is generally good.

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1849 Nov. 25
Rosecrans, Gen. W(illiam): Newport, Rhode Island
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

He told the Mechanics Association of Newport he would forward their invitation to Brownson to lecture before them. Brownson need to be told how happy they are of an opportunity for doing such good and Rosecrans suggests that he give them something of his previous lecture. If it is necessary to name the Catholic Church he knows it will be quite acceptable and for the honor of religion, concerning whose influence on true liberty they are in the dark. He desires that it be so managed that no one can say a Catholic discussion was forced on an unwilling audience, since they are sensitive on that point.

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1849 Nov. 26
O'Connor, Bishop M(ichael): Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)

This will be presented by Mrs. McDonald who goes south during the winter accompanied by her two daughters for the health of one. She is a worthy member of the congregation and he sympathizes in their affliction.

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1849 Nov. 28
Dufour, Father L(ouis): Paris, (France)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Dufour received Blanc's letter written before he left for the council. He has not written because he had gone to his family to arrange his affairs and he wanted to see how his health would be. He consulted Dr. Recamier who said that Dufour could not be exposed this year to the same things which had so damaged his health. Recamier prescribed a severe regime under which Dufour is doing well. Nothing has modified his disgust for what is happening in France, nor his inclination toward his missions. The papers will have let Blanc know how right Blanc was in his prophecies when he wrote Dufour at St. Martin. (Dufour here gives his views of the situation in France). He has not seen anyone from America; if Blanc knows of any, he is to send their address. Blanc is to tell Mr. Daron that he saw his nephew, Mr. Daquin. He found him in his room studying. If Blanc knows of other young men sent to Paris, Dufour will look after them. His address is in care of Mr. Bouchart. Dufour is always close to Blanc in heart and spirit. (P.S.) He sends regards to Father Rousselon.

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1849 Nov. 29
(Kenrick), Bishop Peter Richard: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Although (Kenrick) gave a German priest, L() a letter dated the 26th of this month testifying that while here, he did nothing blameworthy, (Kenrick) afterwards found out some things which show that this man is of little worth.

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1849 Nov. 29
(Kenrick), Peter Richard, Abp. St. Louis: St. Louis, Missouri
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Since, on Nov. 26, he gave testimonial letters to L saying that there was no censure of his morals, he feels obliged to tell Purcell that he has since learned that L had shown himself a man of no value.

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1849 Nov. 29
Verhaegen, S.J., Father P(eter) J.: (Bardstown, Kentucky)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

This note will be brought by Verhaegen's friend, Comte de Soyer. For his recommendation Verhaegen will use the words of Father Paulin, Superior of the Trappists in Kentucky: "He belongs to a very distinguished family of Vendée, his uncle was Bishop of Lucon, another uncle a General, and his father who is to come here, is a former officer who served his king with distinction and who is now occupied in serving his God with even more distinction." Their College is going well.

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1849 Nov. 30
Curran(?), M.R.: Jackson, L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

The Catholic inhabitants of Jackson and vicinity, had on July 16 presented their grievance to Blanc; it was the calling from them of their pastor. Their hope that another was being sent is now turning to despair. Blanc is to consider what he did for them in bringing back wanderers to the fold. Even those who differ in religion enquire for him. (48 signatures follow the letter; most are Irish names).

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