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(1850 Jun.)
B(ellier), Father J(ohn) P(eter): ()
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Mr. Moran is very ill in body, perhaps more so in soul. There is some one who pulls him from his bed all the time and he wants the negro woman to stay near him and forbid it, etc. He asked to go to the hospital. It is probably the only place they can make him do what the doctor prescribes. Dr. Kerry thinks so too. However B(ellier) does not want to take it upon himself without Blanc's permission. If Blanc says yes, Sister Irene, (S.C.) and the carriage will be ready and B(ellier) will accompany him.

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


1850 Jun.
Chambost, Father C(harles): Jackson, Louisiana
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

When he wrote last time, he was bitter, his Catholics seemed indifferent and enemies of religion asked if he still and hope of building his church. His health was very bad. But things have changed. An old Protestant body who had spent her life doing good and is known as the grandmother of the town, came to hear Chambost and asked to be baptized. She asked him to accept immediately 14 lots, and her house, garden and furniture after her death. His Catholics and even the Protestants flocked to the church. He has begun his subscription; they want a brick church. This week he will visit a number of families and will have some subscriptions to show to the Bishop when he goes to Baton Rouge Sunday. Chambost received Rousselon's last letter; all will arrive without fail; the two ladies at the store are his friends. Chambost has written several letters to Father Perché but he has never answered. (P.S.) The letter Rousselon sent on was from Chambost's younger brother. He wants to come to America but Chambost told him he should stay in France for his philosophy and two years of theology and then he could teach him English and send him to Baltimore for two years.

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


(1850 Jun.?)
Dubreul, Father J(osep)h Paul: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dubreul wrote about two months ago, immediately after his arrival from France to ask for information about a young man from Orleans, France, who died at New Orleans last October. Dubreul sent in his letter, that of the sister, written just before Dubreul left. Not having had a reply, Dubreul fears that his letter may not have been addressed correctly. He would regret the straying of Miss (V.) Lemaire's letter which was enclosed and which gave the name of the doctor who attended the dead man, (Georges) Ambroise Lemaire. From this doctor (Rousselon) could learn in whose house the young man died and whether he had the consolations of their religion and what priest attended him. These are the details the family wants about this 20 year old son. The name of the doctor was something like de Villeneuve (Dr. Bruan De Villeneuve). He has a mother in Paris to whom he wrote that a young man from Orléans had just died in New Orleans as he was about to set out for France and (Bruan) asked his mother to try to let his family know Miss Lemaire's letter contained all the details necessary to put them in touch with the family and priest who cared for the young man. Dubreul received a letter from Father Denavit who announced that their confrere, Bishop (Armand) De Charbonnel is definitely Bishop of Toronto and has just left Aix(?), where he taught moral science since his return from Canada, to go to Rome and receive consecration.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 8vo. - {6}


1850 Jun.

Lanfear and Company New Orleans, Louisiana
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipted bill for $10.47 for freight and primage on the Athens. Receipted by Théo Daron on July 9.

V-5-m - receipt S. - 2pp - 16mo. - {2}


1850 Jun. 1
(Chanche), Bishop John Joseph: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

There is a bird cage in the room (Chanche) occupied in Blanc's house, on the cage is a card with the address of Father (Blaise) Raho, (C.M.). Blanc is to have it put on the Princess next Tuesday. Father (Theobald) Mathew left this morning for Vicksburg. Many more took the pledge than (Chanche) expected; he is rather pleased with Mathew and his visit. (Chanche) had some notion of going north this summer to see how matters were going on but believes he will give it up and take a trip to the Bay. Raho has not yet returned from his mission; (Chanche) can hardly expect him before July. (Chanche)'s fine bell is up; it is loud and musical but badly hung. When Blanc gets any news about the Council, Bishops, etc., he is to let (Chanche) know.

V-5-m - A.L.S - 2pp. - 4to. - {3}


1850 Jun. 1
Female Orphan Asylum: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipted bill for $12.40 for milk. Signed by Sister M. Irene, (S.C.).

V-5-m - A. Receipt S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {2}


1850 Jun. 1
Lambert, Rich(ar)d: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $20 for one month's service as organist.

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


1850 Jun. 1
Ménard, Father Ch(arle)s M.: Lafourche Intérieure, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Ménard asks Rousselon to fill the small bottles he is sending and give them to the bearer. In case he cannot give them to him, Rousselon is to send them by boat. Ménard has learned nothing more about their Communion rail; he would like it as soon as possible. Father Jordan is well and presents respects

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


1850 Jun. 1
Rocoffort, (S.J.), Father L(ouis): G(ran)d Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Rocoffort asks for a dispensation for William Callaghan, son of Burney Callaghan and Mary Therése Fall; and Marie Ezelie Fall, daughter of John Fall and Théresa Miller.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {7}


1850 Jun. 2
Lesne, Father J(ames): N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Lesne is sorry to go back on his word but at the time he assembled the different sections of the book he noticed that some were in black print, some very faint. He had to go yesterday to have his workman promise to do them over. Without this incident Rousselon would have had more than 100 copies. Lesne also noticed that the cover had no resemblance to the one Lesne sent Rousselon.

VI-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1850 Jun. 3
Lucas, Father P(eter): West Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Lucas received Blanc's letter of May 18 about preparing for Confirmation on June 13. Blanc says he will leave by the mailboat(?) on Wednesday and arrive on Thursday morning. But the boat does not arrive until four in the afternoon. If he leaves on the 11th on the Princess Number 3, he will arrive Wednesday morning. Lucas' servant and carriage will be at his disposal.

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


(18)50 Jun. 3
(Mudd, S.C.), Sister M(ary) Austin: (Donaldsonville, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The words of the act as presented to them are as follows: "An act making appropriation for the general expenses of the State up to 31st Dec. 1851." "For the benefit of the Sisters of Charity Donaldsonville $1000." Mr. Landry says he knew nothing of the petition being made until some time after. Sister does not know why it should have been given for their use unless it was given as bait. It is in Sister Emily, (S.C.)'s hands and (Blanc) is the proper one to direct its use. The school directors have revoked their directions for changing their school house and request them to continue as heretofore. Father (Mariano) Maller, (C.M.) will have made the tour of the U(nited) States before he reaches them.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {6}


1850 Jun. 3
Mégret, Father A(nthony) D(ésiré): Vermilionville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Louis) Lucien Arcéneaux is coming to Blanc on his way to Baltimore. His dispositions are excellent; he will make a very good priest. He would have left a long time ago if he had had the money. Yesterday they crowned the new statue of the Blessed Virgin which they are placing in the new sanctuary of the church. The church is almost finished; in a few weeks they will begun the porch.

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


1850 Jun. 3
Mina, Father Ve. M(odest)e: St. John Baptist, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Mina received Blanc's letter of the 1st. He asks to keep Father (P.G.) McMahon for this week and on Monday he could leave on the Eliska. Mina has always wanted a confrere to help him but would not want to deprive a parish where he would be more useful. When Blanc has one, Mina asks him to remember him.

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


1850 Jun. 4
Dubail, Mrs. F.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A receipt for $14 for board for a family for 8 days. (On the back, in Rousselon's hand): Board for the Mexicans.

V-5-m - A. Note S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}


1850 Jun. 4
Jourdant, S.J., Father Ant(hony) J.: (Grand Coteau, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

This letter will be brought by Dr. Roaldès, a French doctor and sincere catholic. Roaldès is leaving Opelousas, where he was called 5 or 6 years ago by his uncle General Garrigues, to establish himself at New Orleans. Jourdant recommends him to Rousselon's interest.

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


(18)50 Jun. 5
Paulin, (O.C.S.O.), Father Marie: Gethsemani, (Kentucky)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The young man to whom the enclosed is addressed told Paulin, on leaving Gethsemani, that he was going to New Orleans. Not Knowing his address, and the letter being of great interest to him, Paulin sends it to (Blanc). Paulin takes the opportunity to thank (Blanc) for all his kindness to the (Trappists). God has already called three, one priest and two brothers. Some of the newly arrived are struggling with acclimation. The health of the rest of the community is perfect. They have a great number of postulants: 16 have already taken the habit as novices; 11 for the choir, of whom 3 are priests and six lay. There are 7 Germans; the others are Irish or French. The crops look very good. The first year was one of trial but they kept up their courage. They are waiting for Father (Marie) Eutrope (Proust, O.C.S.O.) to begin their real building. Their Bordeaux vines, if they can acclimatize them, will yield delicious wine. P.S. Paulin sends respects to Father Rousselon.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1850 June. 6
Carriere, S.S., Father Joseph: Paris, France
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He acknowledges Purcell's two letters although he received that of April 26 before that of May 9. After what someone had written to him of Purcell's men he awaited the arrival of Purcell or at least a letter announcing his coming, but after Purcell's silence he began to think that the report had been false. Between Carriere's letter and the one he wrote, someone sent him the other 2000 fr. from Bishop (Louis Amadeus) Rappe. He has also received from M. Boiteaux 148 fr. 50c. for Father (Louis) DeGoesbriand which he asks Purcell to send to him. To extinguish Purcell's debt at the Seminary of S. Esprit, Carriere thinks is better to pay these debts because that house had changed hands. M. Libermann is superior now. Carriere does not know whether the two communities will be able to get along together. The Sulpicians are moved by Purcell's desire to have them in control of his seminary but there are many difficulties in the way. There is the difficulty of getting subjects and the difficulty they already have of furnishing men for the two missions they have already. The rest will be discussed at their assembly set for July 9. In the meantime they hope that Fathers Faillon and Guiter will have arrived in Europe. The assembly will open with the election of a superior, and they have need of Purcell's prayers on that occasion. They have prayed for the deceased Bishop Flaget and are also pleased Father (Stephen Theodore) Badin still lives. When Purcell's letter arrived (John W.) Brummer was already a subdeacon. Carriere conversed with him and was satisfied. He received the subdiaconate at his director's orders. The others are well. Mr. (Damien) Bender has been tonsured on a dimission from his bishop or origin, that of Treves. The Bishop of Osnabruck that Mr. (John) Albrinck's case was now one for Purcell, so he was not ordained awaiting a letter from Purcell. There will be no difficulties in the future because of the powers Purcell has given Carriere. A dispensation on account of age will be necessary for Bender. For the last two Purcell grants their papers; as the bishop of their domicile. Carriere hopes that Rome will expedite the American business. The business of the French council is not yet completed. The extreme party with its organ the UNIVERSE seeks to dictate the policies even to the bishops. the L'AMI DE LA RELIGION is not able to withstand it. Carriere asks if it is true that Father John Lamy has been made bishop of Oregon. There is still something due to the publishers from him.

II-4-k - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - (French) - {8}


(18)50 Jun. 6
Martin, Father Aug(uste): Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Martin received (Blanc)'s letter and dispensation. The young man promised to pay the $100, half now and half in six months. Father (Hector) Figari, (C.M.) has been here a week. He leaves tomorrow for Shrevesport from where he will write to (Blanc). Father (J.) Guy arrived this evening; he seems satisfied. Father (Isidore) Cuny leaves tomorrow for Bayou Pierre to visit people up to 40 miles around Shreveport where he will visit Figari and go down the river to Fairpoint and from there to Campté. It will leave Martin alone about 5 weeks. The Catholics knew that Martin wanted to buy the Taylor house as a stepping stone to a college. They also knew that his great desire was to have the Jesuits and that he wished to borrow $1500 for this purpose. The Mrs. Lecomte, Boyce, and Deblieux, without a word to Martin, organized a fair to be held on June 3. They counted on making $500 with the help of Cote Joyeuse. But Cote Joyeuse, in the main, stood aloof at the instigation of Phanor Prudhomme. It is the second volume of the bitter opposition to the Convent of the Sacred Heart. These people hate the Jesuits. George Morse and 2 or 3 others, plotted all they could against it. In spite of opposition and scarcity of money, they made $850. They will have another next winter. The fine property consists of 40 arpents, 30 of which border on the lake. Last Monday, also they had an anniversary service for (Blanc)'s brother (Father John Baptist Blanc).

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {14}


1850 Jun. 6
Priour, Father J(ulien): New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Priour asks for a dispensation for Edward Broussard and Marie Broussard who are preparing to marry on the 11th. Father (John F.) Cambiaso, (S.J.) can give Rousselon recent news of Attakapas. Priour wants to know when the Bishop will visit them.

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


1850 Jun. 7
Paris, Father S(imon) A.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Paris received (Blanc)'s letter. He is very sorry to see that the affairs of their confrere still cause anxiety to (Blanc). It seems to Paris that while he lived, the people of Little Rock should have made the complaints they are making now. Bishop (Andrew Byrne) Burns knew that the church cost 4000 piastres and that he surrendered it for 1000 and on condition that Mr. Manhaut (Father Constantine Maenhaut?) use it only for a religious purpose and under the direction of the Bishop. Ma(e)nhaut having accepted this condition, he would not want to speculate but only to oblige a confrere who needed to recover part of his own money used in the building. When Father (Joseph) RichardBole told Paris that he had turned the church over to Ma(e)nhaut, Paris remarked that conscience did not permit such a transaction. RichardBole said he has only withdrawn part of his advances. So Paris looked on it as an act of condescension on Ma(e)nhaut's part toward RichardBole and an act of charity to the diocese of Little Rock. It seems now there is nothing else to do but to talk to Ma(e)nhaut and to have it understood that this church is to be put to the best use. Paris has always believed that without this condition in the contract, RichardBole could never have surrendered it. The diocese of Little Rock could not keep the church as their property, having paid only $1400. There is not much doubt that Ma(e)nhaut put in the contract a clause about leaving the church for worship. They have cases of cholera; it attacks not only the poor but the eminent! The Bishop sends his respects and says that his diocese will continue to use (Blanc)'s ordo.

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


1850 Jun. 9
Armengol, Father B(onaventure): Mexico
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Bishop (John Mary) Odin wrote that he had a letter in his favor on Armengol for $1100, payable in Mexico at 15 days sight. The Bishop asked Armengol to send him the money to New Orleans without loss or less loss than proposed, that is, 60 piastres. Armengol wrote Odin that he did not have such an opportunity, that twice he had taken a loss of 16 per 100 in New Orleans. He hears that notes on London have a considerable advantage; if this is so, Armengol could send this money at once. Mr. Cusack(?) will bring Rousselon's letter. Father (Roman) Pascual, (C.M.) arrived in good health; he is very satisfied. Cholera has made great ravages here. Their Sisters are doing much to assist in the hospitals and homes. Armengol sends respects to Bishop Blanc.

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


(1850?) Jun. 10
Carrington, L(ouisa M.): ()
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

Mrs. Carrington was ashamed and mortified upon her return from New York when she found that her subscription to the Review had run out. She says that they are blest to have had the dear Bishop among them. She hopes that some poor soul heard him and found in his subject material the way to the Church. She chides Brownson for going to Montreal before, instead of this month or next month, because if it had been during either of the latter periods she would have profited. She says that Dr. (John M.) Forbes' vocation is strong and she is inclined to rebel at his being placed in Brownson's neighborhood, but the Bishop is wise, and she has not a word to say. She offers thanksgiving at every communion that Dr. Forbes was brought in safely. She remarks that she will not soon forget the conversation she had with Brownson on the sofa of her front room. She asks Brownson to come her way and give a lecture soon and to make her cottage his home. She says that her husband is the best Protestant that ever lived, as the Bishop and Mrs. (George) Ripley will testify. He is puzzled by the Church but is not deficient in his feelings toward Catholics. She inquires about Bishop (John) Fitzpatrick. She says that she must have scandalized him in Baltimore, if such a good man can be scandalized, but at the time she was so filled with emotion at her new earth and heaven that she could not control herself. With all the powers of (Bishop John) Hughes, she is not straightened out yet.

I-3-j - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16mo. - {5}


1850 Jun. 10
Reynolds, Bishop I(gnatius) A.: Charleston, S(outh) C(arolina)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Reynolds received (Blanc)'s letter of the 4th today. (Blanc) does him more than justice in the prudent charity which (Blanc) attributes to him. Alas, he is often hasty in his words but not in publishing anything written about another. The article in the Miscellany was written under his own dictation after much reflection. Mr. F.'s Dragoman attended service in the Episcopal church; Reynolds was told that F. attended Protestant services. They arrived on Friday and came to see Reynolds on Wednesday after presenting to Protestant ministers, letters from Bishops Potter and Whittingham. They were taken up by the Protestants from whom they collected about $300. They passed as anti-papists. Reynolds requested Dr. Bellinger and Dr. L'eaumont(?), French gentlemen and Father (Patrick Neeson) Lynch to investigate. They saw some Protestant gentlemen and Reverend Hanckel, Episcopal minister. Reynolds further wrote to Bishop (Francis Patrick) K(enrick) whose letter Reynold encloses. He did all this before writing the article; he cannot retract a word, he fears it is not half enough. If (Blanc) noticed the dates of the consul's letters, it would require a miracle for them to have reached Baltimore from Syria in 30 days, having been remailed in New York. There were many other strong indications of forgery. Reynolds wrote to Father Lazarian, a true priest from Constantinople to know who (Father) Flavianus is. He has no answer as yet. He wished to plead the Archbishop's authority for Reynolds' diocese. Reynolds respects and loves the Archbishop but he cannot give jurisdiction to clerical questors in Reynolds' diocese.

 Enclosure: 

1850 May. 16
Kenrick, Bishop Francis Patrick: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvanis)
 to Bishop (Ignatius A.) Reynolds: Charleston, (South Carolina)

Their letters crossed. His silence was owing to his absence on visitation. He is not willing to put the least obstacle to Reynolds' measures for filling the new see but has given him the reasons for not supporting the nomination. Kenrick gave no letter to Flavianus, but leave to say Mass. The continuance of the Drogoman to frequent sectarian temples throws great suspicion on the whole affair. The warm commendations of the Bishop of N(ew) York disposed Kenrick to think favorably of the priest. He has no means of ascertaining the fact of Bishop Potter's letter. He fears any notice in the C(atholic) Herald would give scandal to Catholics who regarded Flavianus as a priest in communion with the Church. Something might be inserted in the C(atholic) Miscellany to put the Catholics of the South on their guard. The Archbishop of Baltimore assured Kenrick that he gave him no letter. Their Widows Asylum is crowded. If a vacancy occurs, Kenrick will suggest the admission of the person Reynolds recommends. Kenrick is aurprised that Reynolds should imagine any displeasure on his part at Reynolds' critique. He received it thankfully.

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V-5-m - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 4to. - {10}


1850 Jun. 10
Tinney, John H.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

The stated meeting of the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Catholic Free School Association which was to have been held yesterday has been postponed to this evening at Mr. O'Donnell's book store near St. Patrick's.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {3}


1850 Jun. 11
Masnou, C.M., Father J.:
(Assumption) Seminary, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

Rousselon is to buy 2000 cigars at 50 cents a hundred from the young man of color opposite the Bishop's house and send them on the Mary Foley(?). Nothing new at the seminary; all are well. They are expecting the Bishop for the 30th.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}


1850 June. 12
Kenrick, Francis Patrick, Bp. Phil.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

A woman named Alice Banigan alias Sweeney has called on Kenrick to state that she has been informed that her husband James Banigan, now in Cincinnati, has married another wife. Her husband deserted here and her four children. She desires relief and the correction of her husband.

II-4-k - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}


1850 Jun. 12
Loughran, W(illia)m: Phil(adelphi)a, (Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Loughran received Blanc's communication of May 25 concerning the lot claimed by Widow Costello in St. Michael's burial ground. Her claim is not good. The lot was purchased in common at $25. It consists of three graves; one belonged to R. McClarnan, the other two to Mr. Costello. Costello went to New York, bound for New Orleans. On this occasion James McClarnan lent her $25 to go after her husband. In return she gave him the deed of the lot in part payment. James' mother was buried in one grave. James before his death gave the deed to his brother Roger McClarnan with orders to have his corpse in the other grave. Loughran refused the head stone, which induced Roger to write Mrs. Costello that he could not put up a stone at James' grave until she let the trustees know that she has a lawful claim. She did show the claim to be good. There are now many of the family buried in the lot. Loughran caused all the parties to come before the trustees of the church.

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


1850 Jun. 12
Mouret, Father C.: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mouret will arrive in New Orleans in the first 15 days of July. Yesterday he received from Father (Louis) de Goesbriand, vicar general and administrator, his full consent and testimonial letters. He has many things to settle in the four congregations confided to his care. He has had trouble obtaining leave from the diocese; the Bishop has not yet arrived but the two vicars general do not wish to oppose him.

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


1850 Jun. 14
(Purcell), Bishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Blanc must place some of the annoyance of (Purcell)'s frequent letters on his position as the head of the Gulf, mouth of the rivers, and center of much of its ecclesiastical importance. Father Hamon, superior of Bordeaux Seminary, has recommended a wine merchat, Mr. Lafargue. (Purcell) has ordered 4 barrels which (Purcell) has asked him to consign to Blanc's care on the O.T. Chafee, Captain Thomas. If Blanc thinks it good and cheap, he can keep it; if he does not want it, he is to send it to (Purcell) when the state of the rivers permits. (Purcell)'s indebtedness for the amount advanced by Blanc to the Lafayette church grave digger he will pay to (Peter Cheri) Noguez for the printer of the catechisms. Having been away 2 or 3 times since Blanc's letter of May 10, he has no tidings of Joseph Altemer(?) to convey to Father Rousselon at present; he will look out for him. A lady of Louisiana, a few months ago, gave birth at one of the hotels, to a female infant which she brought to have baptized privately as she desired to have her christened only when she got among friends at New Orleans. She had a little boy, about 6, whom she called her son. She presented two gold pieces for the poor and gave her name as André. Then (Purcell) read in the Cincinnati Enquirer of such a person having been two months under suspicious circumstances at a hotel and of having given away her infant to the doctor, promising to send money to have it attended to. (Purcell) simply adhered to Archbishop Eccleston's nomination for Monterey. But he agrees with Blanc about religious as nominees. Should his brother (Father Edward Purcell) go, he will lose a treasure. The Bishop of Charleston wants an ex-Jesuit for Bishop of Savannah. He will rue it; (Purcell) never saw a low Mass said as his nominee said it! All their Sisters have taken their vows. Has Blanc seen in a French paper, the account of Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe's triumphal arch in a village of the Pas de Calais, made of a large seine, strewn over with red herrings like flowers? It was unique and rather fishy. (Purcell) must sent the extract to Bishop Portier. (Purcell) has some six or seven churches underway in or near town. Father (Stephen Theodore) Badin is as lively and active as ever. He smokes at night and sleeps by day but is never better pleased than when requested to sing Mass or preach. The Bishop of Galveston wrote to (Purcell) about the organ for San Antonio, when it must have been near him. (Purcell) is getting a fine supply of German priests. The Archbishop of Baltimore has given him a treasure of a native one, Father (R.J.) Lawrence born in Washington but lately loaned to Bishop Whelan at Wheeling. (Purcell)'s seminary will soon be ready but he still hopes for men from St. Sulpice to direct it. (P.S.) Is Father (Theobald) Matthew coming this way?

V-5-m - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 4to. - {14}


1850 Jun. 15
Cazeau, Father C.F.: Quebec, (Canada)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

It was just at the moment when he was leaving for a visit to his diocese, that Bishop (Peter Flavian Turgeon) could see Michael Moisan mentioned in the letter Blanc wrote on April 5. The Bishop has asked Caylan to supply the information. This person denies absolutely what Barbara Kenny imputes to him. He affirms that many others have had relation with this prostitute. He refused any reparation, saying he has no obligation in justice. The Bishop cannot judge if Moisan is wrong or right except to inform Blanc and to express his regret that Thomas Diamond who gave, in his favor, a certificate of liberty, had not make known then the obligations he had contracted with Barbara. Perhaps it will be possible to obtain, before declaring him free, the indemnity which says he has a right to refuse.

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


1850 Jun. 15
Smith, S.C., Sister Regina: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Yesterday two Sisters of the Good Shepherd arrived from France and will leave for St. Louis where they have a house. Father (Joseph) Soller, (S.J.) being absent, Smith asked Father (Edward) D'Hauw to hear their confessions. A letter from Mother announces the departure of Sister (Francis) Regis, (S.C.) from the motherhouse for Philadelphia where she is to replace a Sister who is ill.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {5}


1850 Jun. 18
Gelisaire, (F.S.C.), Brother: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Brother Facile, (F.S.C.) their Visitor, wishes Gelisaire to express his regret at not being able to visit (Blanc). When (Blanc) is ready to receive some of their Brothers, he is to let them know a little in advance. Facile has asked Gelisaire to see that the house and classes are arranged according to (Blanc)'s constitutions and customs. He plans to go to New Orleans, the last week of July.

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


(18)50 Jun. 19
Irvine, Dr. W(illia)m: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

About 15 minutes ago, Brother Joseph was missing from the hospital. Irvine apprehends that he went to Blanc's residence. His improvement is so manifest, he is almost restored to his senses. He was desirous to leave yesterday but Dr. Rhodes thought it better for him to remain a few days longer.

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


1850 Jun. 20
Achard, C.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Achard wrote last April about Alphonse Faure of Lyons who was recommended by Mr. Clemencon, Rousselon's friend. Achard also wrote the Consul; today he received a letter from him saying that he could learn nothing of what had become of Faure. In his anxiety and that of Faure's nother, whose letter Achard sent Rousselon, Achard asks Rousselon's help. He believes Faure must be dead. (P.S.) Achard's address is still in care of Dominique Stock.

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


1850 Jun. 20
McCarthy, D. E.:
(Assumption Seminary, Louisiana)

McCarthy asks the gentlemen what they think of his character as a seminarist and a man whilst in this seminary.

 On the same paper: 

1850 Jun. 20
)O'Reilly, Michael:
Assumption Seminary, (Louisiana)

O'Reilly affirms that during the past year he has considered McCarthy as a sincere and truly pious student.

 On the same paper: 

1850 Jun. 20
Gendziorowsky, Anto: Bayou La Fourche, (Louisiana)

Gendziorowsky affirms McCarthy's good character. (In Latin).

V-5-m - A. Notes S. - (English & Latin) - 1p. - folio - {2}


1850 Jun. 20
Cavaroc, Charles: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $14.52 for freight and primage from Bordeaux on the Ely Whitney.

V-5-m - Receipt S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}


1850 Jun. 20
Dartigues, A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $4.80 for hay.

V-5-m - A. Receipt S. - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}


1850 Jun. 21
Masnou, C.M., Father J.: Assumption, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

(Mr. Henessy?) Henecy and (D.E.) McCart(h)y left the seminary on the 20th. Masnou noticed that for several days, these two kept apart from the other seminarians. He called them to his room and asked them why. Henecy said he had no reply. Masnou told them he could not permit such conduct and that they must change or leave the seminary. The asked for money and left. Because of their antipathy and jealousy toward the French seminarians, expecially (H.) T(h)irion and (Francis Mittelbronn) Mitelbrun, Masnou asked them to leave at once as they had already excited (Anto Gendziorowsky) Gangevoski and Snäyder to go along with them. They accuse Masnou of being too partial to the French. Father (John) Brands, (C.M.) approves of Masnou's action.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {8}


1850 June 22
Lynch, C.M., Father (John):
St. Mary's Seminary, (Barrens, Mo.)
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Lynch acknowledges Purcell's draft of $150. Purcell's two young men are doing very well. Donahue has finished his course of Philosophy. Fitzgerald stands second in his Latin class; he promises to be a brilliant subject. The Archbishop of St. Louis gives them full permission to teach theology. The vacations begin on the 1st of July. Lynch wishes that all students be in the seminary before the 15th of August. The (Vincentians) have received aid from the Propagation of the Faith. He has two young men for whom he must find a Bishop in a few years.

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


1850 Jun. 22
Mearns, S.J., Father W(illiam): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc) will find enclosed the bill of lading for the catechisms. Mearns today signed a draft on (Blanc) for $332.50, the whole cost of the 3000 books. Mearns has taken a receipt from (E.) Morgan on the types, which secures them to (Blanc) and puts them at Mearn's disposition. When (Blanc) wishes to print another edition they can be given to any other person (Blanc) wishes. Should (Blanc) prefer them to be at the College, Mearns will have them brought here.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - - 12mo & 4to. - {2}


1850 Jun. 22
Noguès, P(eter) C(heri): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Noguès received Blanc's letter yesterday. He has just finished his retreat and is still Blanc's subject and will be going to New Orleans toward July 15. (E.) Morgan sent the Cathechisms yesterday. There were 3000 less five. Father (William) Mearns, (S.J.) kept 3, Bishop Purcell, one, and Noguès, one. Mearns will tell everything in his letter.

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


1850 Jun. 23
C., L.J.: Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

This is the first time C. has written to Rousselon since he left New Orleans. It is a consolation for his father for C. to write to his benefactor. C. has had news of Father (Auguste) Martin; he hears Martin likes to stay there better than at Baton Rouge. C.'s father has an illness which will lead to his death. C. likes it at Baton Rouge; his only desire is to see his father, mother, brothers, and sister. He is studying Latin and other subjects. He does ten times more work with Father (John) Duffo, (S.J.) than he did with Martin. The two pictures are for Marie and Amélie. (The letter is addressed to) Louis R. Courtin to be given to Rousselon.

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


1850 Jun. 25
D'Aquin, Thomas: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop Ant(ho)ny Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $38.16 for groceries. Signed by Edouard Sigg(?).

V-5-m - A. Receipt - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}


(18)50 Jun. 25
Irene, (S.C.), Sister M.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

One of the orphans is dead. Her father is buried in St. Patrick's graveyard and her mother wishes to have her buried there also, but she has not the means to do so. Sister asks Rousselon to send a certificate to have her grave free. Her name is Margaret Carbery, aged 4.

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


1850 Jun. 26

Adams, D.C. and Company N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

A bill of lading for a box shipped by Father (Stephen) Rousselon on the Alhambra, Captain Smith, bound for St. Louis, to be delivered at Cape Girardeau to Father (John) Chandy, (C.M.).

V-5-m - Bill of Lading - 1p. - 4to. - {3}


1850 Jun. 26
Kimball, William: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A bill of lading for one box on the J.T. Doswell, shipped by Cha(rle)s Crampon to Father A(uguste) Martin at Natchitoches.

V-5-m - Bill of Lading - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}


1850 Jun. 26
Lauveau, J.: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Father C(harles) Chambost: ()

A receipted bill for $19.75 for wine. Receipted by R.H. Lefebvre for Lauveau.

V-5-m - Bill S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}


1850 June 26
Lupke, Charles A., Bp. of Osnabruck: Osnabruck, Germany
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Although he has not corresponded with Purcell for some time he heard from Father (Bernard) Hengehold that Purcell is in good health and that the church is making great progress in Purcell's diocese. Although the church in Germany undergoes public disturbances and is in danger of losing her liberty the unity and united action of the German bishops has not only served to inspire the faithful but has so affected those opposed to the church that the evil may result in good. In reference to the legacy of Bernard Kemper of the village Alphausen in the diocese of Osnabruck of $1000 for which Purcell was to pay the annual interest by Vicar in Paris, two years interest is due and the Vicar says he cannot pay them from lack of funds and refers him to Purcell. The pastor at Alphonse suggests as a solution that Purcell send the interest for two years and the principal also to avoid further difficulties. Lupke suggests that if Bernard Kemper be still alive a document be drawn up committing the legacy to the care of some pastor in Aphausen making him accountalbe only to the Bishop or his Vicar. Lupke would be pleased if Purcell could procure and send this declaration.

II-4-k - L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - (Latin) - {5}


1850 Jun. 27
Raviol, Father J(ohn) F.: Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Raviol hopes Blanc has not forgotten that he promised to send him an assistant as soon as possible. He is trying to spur his trustees on to make some repairs on the church. He thinks he will succeed but they do not wish to present a report every year. This has been going on for 8 years. The plan at Washington, Negreville, about the church has fallen through. But he believes they could build one if Blanc advised them and could come to their aid. The people are well disposed. He validated the civil marriage of Amedée Martel and his cousin Eleanor Chocheré. This marriage took place last year during Raviol's absence before Justice of the Peace Robert Taylor. They are looking forward to seeing Blanc for Confirmation.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {6}


1850 Jun. 28
Latapie, Heloise Decuir: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to (Bishop Anthony Blanc: New)Orleans, (Louisiana)

Receipt for 12 piastres for the services of her servant Fanchonnette.

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


1850 June 29
Leach, George C.: Frederick City, (Maryland)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

He thanks Brownson most kindly for his kind expressions in his behalf, and the Bishop. He has not however attempted to lecture. The inconsistency that would seem to be between his business in selling a protestant book and giving public lectures on the Church, has prevented him. He will leave Bower if he finds other employment. Father Plunket told him that Brownson's son Henry was in the city so he went to call on him. In a short time Henry appeared, tall, gaunt, emaciated, and ghost-like; he seemed to take little interest in mundane matters and seemed more interested in his brother Orestes than the rest of the family. Henry completed his noviceship in five months. Leach has no doubt that Henry is blessed and is on the way to Heaven, but must confess that his life looked like a hard one. He makes it his business to call on the clergy wherever he may be. He has met only one that has taken the least exception to Brownson's labors. They generally speak in the highest terms of Brownson. The Catholic Church has not a large representation in Virginia. Churches are few in the western part of the state. Virginia is hundred years behind Massachusetts. He made very little money on the trip. Although he sells as many books, living expenses are high. But he will continue to trust in God.

I-3-j - A.L.S - 4pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1850 Jun. 29
Raveneau, O.C.S.O. Father Louis: Gethsemani, K(entuck)y
 to Bishop (Anthony) Le Blanc(!): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The letter which Father Marie Paulin, (O.C.S.O.) asked Blanc for, is the same one Raveneau waited in vain for, for two weeks at New Orleans. Being without money, Raveneau was obliged to return to Gethsemani, whence the letter had left a day before his arrival. It is doubtless from his brother, the notary, to whom Raveneau wrote to write to Father (John) McDermott of Washington, Indiana. Raveneau asks Blanc to open it to find out the name of the Mr. Marciou's chargé d' affaires. Raveneau asks that gentleman to send it, with about 60 francs and to find out about the departure of a boat for France; in about 2 weeks. (P.S.) If he does not want to send it, Raveneau asks him to let him know the contents.

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


1850 Jun. 30
Cutts, R.S.C.J., Madame M(aria): Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

At last she is back from her long trip. She regrets not being at St. Michael for the feast of the Sacred Heart in order to see Blanc. At Grand Coteau they have more than 50 children who are not confirmed; a good number will not return next year. Four of their postulants will take the habit on the feast of St. Madelaine: The Misses N. Lebesque, C. Barry, Harper, and Martin. Sister Buard(?) will take her first vows. Will Blanc appoint someone for the usual examination? All are well at the moment. They have lost so many and they are needed for their foundations. She hopes nothing will prevent that of New Iberia resuming classes. Their buildings are not yet begun; but all will be underway next month.

V-5-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {6}