University of Notre Dame


1850 Sep. 1

The Delta (Newspaper) New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archibishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipt for $5 for six months' subscription to the Daily Delta. (Signed by) Jo(h)n G. Wire, Coll(ecto)r.

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

1850 Sep. 1,
McCloskey, Father, John W.:
(Mount Saint Mary's College) Emmitsburg, Maryland
 to (William Seton): (New York, New York)

A receipt: One hundred dollars has been received from William Seton, Sept. 1, 1850, and two hundred from Mrs. William Seton Nov(ember) 7, totalling three hundred dollars on account for their three son's tuition and board at Mount S(ain)t Mary's College.

II-1-a - Receipt. S. - 1p. - 16to. - {1}

1850 Sep. 2
Chanet, J.: New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Although he does not recall how he could have compromised himself in his last letter, he appeals to Blanc's indulgence by attributing his fault to an excess of zeal. Several persons having died without the sacraments, and being unable to have a priest come, people have asked the sacristan to come to say the prayers for the dying. This being repeated a number of times has made him lose about 10 pupils. Now a drunkard has got together four people to request the administrators of St. Martinville for the post of schoolteacher. Chanet does not believe he will succeed as most of the parish is for him. The people of New Iberia object to paying the pew rent and consequently to paying the sacristan's salary. When people ask why Blanc does not send a priest to poor parishes, Chanet has always defended Blanc and said that Blanc had asked the Superior of Assumption to send a priest here but circumstances prevented. Chanet asks Blanc to pardon his displeasing words.

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

1850 Sep. 2
Ménard, Father Ch(arle)s M.: Thibodaux, Lafourche Interieur, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Day before yesterday Ménard received the chalìèe Rousselon bought for his church. The person paying for it as well as those who have seen it find it very fitting. The bearer of this letter, Omer(?) Dautin, will give Rousselon the $45. Ménard learns with pleasure that Rousselon will be here for the blessing of the bell.

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

1850 Sep. 3
Boué, Father: Lyons, (France)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Boué received Blanc's letter of July 18 in which Blanc sent a draft for 3645 francs with an order to pay 1500 to Mr. Poidebord for interest and to give 150 francs to his brother Pierre (Blanc) to help in the education of Blanc's godchild. Boué does not think Poidebord will claim the money Blanc still has in these uncertain times; he is very glad to have a secure place for it. The 2000 francs remaining could be for Blanc's student at Propaganda or for the vestment dealer, when Blanc sends his order. Not only could Boué not send the young seminarians but Father Jouve, from whom Boué had more than 20 letters, and who had said he was going the first days of September, has just backed out at the moment of departure. It has affected him so he has become ill. Blanc is sending an enclosure from Jouve's last letter (no enclosure). So Blanc is no longer to depend on them; he is to occupy himself seriously with a native clergy. Then he is to come in the spring; he will find some subjects, Boué hopes, here or there and settle definitely with his old creditors. Boué sends greetings to Fathers Rousselon and Tèves.

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

1850 Sep.3
Howard, Father (Maurice): Springfield, Ohio
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Howard wrote last week that they would not be ready to receive him at the appointed time. He fears the letter was lost as he mis-addressed it. He asks Purcell to put off his visit until they have the church ready which will be All Saints' Day. The people subscribed about $500. Howard thinks they will be able to put up a church in Urbana this fall. This subscription list is $500 and Mr. Ryan is giving a lot. It is doubtful about the church in Xenia. The people subscribed little and have no desire to build a church. There is nothing to warrant undertaking it.

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

1850 Sep. 4
Dartigues, A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Dominos (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipted bill for $12.07 for hay, oats, etc.

V-5-n - A. Bill S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}

1850 Sep. 4
Fontbonne, Father James: St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Nicolas Provost and Mathilde Judice ask for a dispensation.

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

1850 Sep. 4
Seton, W(illiam):
Mount St. Mary's College (Emmitsburg), Maryland
 to (Emily Prime) Seton:
East Chester Westchester Co.,N(ew) Y(ork)

He asks her how she and the other inmates of Cragdon are. He and his brothers are well. He doubts whether what she desired is to be found here. Bob (Robert Seton) is already accustomed to his new home and is the happiest of the three. Emily (Seton) is to write and never forget to say something about Gerry and Tisby. They did not commence studying till Tuesday, but he thinks he will catch up to those who started before him. He lost his violin, but he is not at fault. It was put in the baggage car at Williams bridge and was not missed till they were half way to Philadelphia. He will make further inquiries. (Monsignor Seton adds this note on the letter): Gerry and Tisby were two house-dogs at Cragdon, 1882. (He also notes on the address side of the letter): This is an early letter from Mother Seton's eldest grandson William who with his brothers Henry (Seton) and Robert was at Mount Saint Mary's The violin was a valuable Cremon brought from Italy nearly 70 years before by William Seton, afterwards the husband of Mother Elizabeth (Ann Bayley) Seton.

II-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {6}

1850 Sep. 6
Walsh, William, Bp. of Halifax: Halifax, Nova Scotia
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

This letter will introduce a worthy lady who is going to Cincinnati to visit her son. She is a very much respected inhabitant of this city and a genuine Catholic. Walsh is sorry that he could not meet Purcell last year at Blatimore and was much obliged for Purcell's kind inquiries. Walsh may take a trip south for the winter and perhaps see Purcell enroute.

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

1850 (Sep. 8)
Poincy, D.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $25 for bread for the bishop's house. Receipted by A. Dufoye(?)

V-5-n - A. Bill - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}

1850 Sep. 8
Priour, Father J(ulien): New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisia)na

Priour has just received Rousselon's letter of September 3. Priour was already gravely ill before all these misfortunes and Rousselon can imagine what a thunderbolt this was; after 4 years of work to have all destroyed by fire. On August 27, he appeared before the court and must go back. It seems there were 2 guilty, a little mulatto of 14 or 15 whom Priour had recently bought from a Mr. Lamarque and a little negro of one of Priour's neighbors, about 11 or 12; who is accused of having set fire to a house of his former master on Bayou Salé. Priour's boy had always said that it was that little negro who pushed him to this crime by showing him what to do, by giving him the matches and himself setting the fire in several places in the middle of the convent while Priour's set a fire in a wardrobe inside. All was burned. The same night Priour had to go on a sick call and got lost on the prairie. However he is much better.

V-5-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - folio - {3}

1850 Sep. 9
Pierz, Father Francois: Mackinac, Michigan
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan

Pierz says that in his mission the savages fear an epidemic of small-pox. It is for this reason that Pierz had to come to Mackinac to get the serum to vaccinate them. But here in Mackinac there is not any good serum. Consequently, Pierz asks Lefevere to send him the drug and he will pay him out of his salary. This is very urgent. At the same time Pierz asks Lefevere to give him an answer to his last letter and to send him some money through the Bank in Michigan. Indeed, he needs the money to pay the school teachers and the expenses of his trips from mission to mission.

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

1850 Sep. 9
Xavier, (S.P.), Sister F(rancis): St. Mary-of-the-Woods, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Having learned from Mr. Martin that Blanc never received a reply to the letter he wrote their Superior General about having the Sisters of Providence in his diocese, Xavier wishes to convey the Superior's gratitude which she expressed to Blanc immediately after receiving his offer. If Mother were here she would express the double regret of not having been able to accept because of the small number of subjects, and of her reply not reaching him. Their Superior, Mother Corbe, (S.P.), also replied immediately to Blanc's second letter. Her sentiments were the same as those of Mother-Theodore (Guerin, S.P.).

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

1850 Sep. 11
Blin, Father J.E.: New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Blin received (Blanc)'s latest letter. He will open Mrs. Patoux's church when she was fulfilled all the required formalities. But he cannot serve it on Sunday and that is the only day that suits. (Blanc) is to decide whether burials can be made there. At L'Anse Blin had faculties to receive into the confraternity of the scapular and the Sacred Heart of Mary; he is continuing without renewing his faculties. He would need special authorization to accept Mrs. Patoux's gift.

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

(18)50 Sep. 13
Hennesy, C.M., Father Rich(ar)d: Cape Girardeau, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The young Irishman who came up with Hennesy for the Barrens did not stop at St. Mary's landing or go to the seminary at all. Hennesy saw Father (John J.) Lynch, (C.M.) in St. Louis the week before last and Lynch knew nothing of him. Mr. (Louis) Déroche is safe at the seminary. The College here is flourishing and his companions fine men but Hennesy still thinks constantly of Bishop (John Mary) Odin (C.M.). Hennesy loves Odin and Texas. The decrees of the Synod held by Archbishop (Peter Richard Kenrick) of St. Louis were published last week. In general they gave satisfaction to the clergy. A few things deserve to be mentioned. A cathedraticum and chancellery have been established; the proceeds will be for the support of the seminary. The banns even for mixed marriages must be published at least once and conferences are to be held by the clergy twice a year. The whole was conducted in a way highly creditable to the Archbishop. Father (Mariano) Maller, (C.M.) is in Emmitsburg; they expect him here next November.

V-5-n - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {7}

1850 Sep. 14
Chambost, Father C(harles): Jackson, L(ouisia)na
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Chambost has already written twice about having a plan for his church from (T.E.) Girau(d) and has had no reply. The people and their friends, the Protestants, are giving up hope. The church should be 60 by 40 feet; how many bricks for all? There should be about 40 pews. Father Perché has not replied, neither has he heard from Father Parody. The Bishop says Chambost must write to (Dr.) Wederstrand(t) to establish a mission at St. Francisville. He will do so although he has been so harshly treated there. But the Bishop sent a priest there with a flattering letter for Wederstrand(t) who immediately wrote Chambost an insulting letter and notifying his poor neophytes of his approaching recall. Chambost congratulates the Bishop on his good opinion of Wederstrandt although he has not done himself credit in choosing him for his confidant. Chambost is ready to pack up and even to be thrown into the sea. He will patiently await an immediate change.

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

1850 Sep. 14
Noguès, P(eter) C(heri) A.: Florissant, (Missouri)
 to Archbisop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

In compliance with Blanc's wish, Noguès left the seminary the day after receiving his letter and went to St. Louis where he saw Father (John Anthony) Elet, (S.J.) and was admitted as a novice. He hopes he will persevere. He asks Blanc's pardon for the trouble he has caused him for almost 5 years and thanks him for his kindness. (P.S.) He asks Blanc to thank Father Masnou for his help and to tell Father Delacroix that he will write as soon as he is permitted to.

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

1850 Sep. 14
Tumoine, Father H(yacinthe): Avoyelles, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Tumoine received Blanc's letter of last month with his power of attorney for the land for a church at Marksville. The subscription is not yet completed. Tumoine does not think it will go over $1200. They are counting at Marksville on Blanc's raising the sum to a round figure. It is one of the poorest parishes of the diocese. Father (Ma. Francis) Mazzuchelli was the only one who found money here; Tumoing hopes Blanc will send him back as soon as he returns, to resume his former place. Are Tumoine's faculties for the scapular, given him at Thibodaux, still in effect? Fulgentius Coco and Clara Normand ask for a dispensation from second degree relationship. They brought the license while Tumoine was absent. Blanc knows that a deputation came to ask that Mazzuchelli come back here on his return from Europe. Blanc promised Tumoine that he would only replace Mazzuchelli during his absence.

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

1850 Sep. 17
Payne, B.H.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans), Louisiana

At Rousselon's suggestion of yesterday, Payne writes this to him. The property proposed to be sold to the Sisters lies on the south side of Nacogdoches, Texas, and contains about 27 acres; 7 are enclosed for a garden; the remainder in dense forest. The house is on a hill at whose base runs a beautiful stream. The house is unfinished but is two stories high with 8 rooms below and 7 above. As a location for a literary institution it is unsurpassed. Many are now compelled to send their daughters away. Father (Louis C.M. Chambodut) Chamboudie knows the property well. The house is new. Payne is authorized by the parties to sell it.

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

1850 Sep. 18
Kupfer, Father L.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Act of marriage of slaves(Negroes). Upon receiving the enclosed permission and dispensation from the three banns, Kupfer received the mutual consent of marriage from Joseph, son of Célestine and Justine, daughter of Hipolite Dely, in the presence of Joseph, Charles Werda, and Bernard Mauran who sign.

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1850 Sep. 18
Trénis, A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Trénis permits his slave Justine Delilne(?) to marry.

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1850 Sep. 18
Montagnue(?), Widow: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

She permits her slave Joseph to marry Celestine, belonging to Mr. Trénie.

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V-5-n - A.D.S. - (French) - 3pp. - folio & 32mo. - {6}

1850 Sep. 20
Borgess, Father C(aspar) H.: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Borgess reminds Purcell of the engagement for Confirmation in this congregation on the first Sunday in October. Father (Josue M.) Young has been here on a visit for four days. Mrs. Going has been sick with cholera. The Miss. Rupells are well.

P.S. Several Catholics and many Protestants wish Borgess to inform Purcell of their desire to have a female academy established in this city under the care of nuns. Such an institution would prosper in this city. They promise every patronage. Dr. Snow stated that he knew of ten boardeers who would be sent immediately. Borgess asks Purcell to consider the matter.

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

1850 Sep. 20
Michel, Marie: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for 12 piastres for the hire of her servant Henriette.

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

1850 Sep. 20
P(erché), Father N(apoleon) J(oseph): Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

P(erché) leaves next Monday for the north with Bishop (Ignatius A.) Reynolds who arrived here a day after P(erché). They will go to Cincinnati, and by way of Sandusky to Buffalo. From Buffalo they will go to New York. From there P(erché) will go to Boston. Then they will go to Philadelphia and to Baltimore. From Baltimore P(erché) will go to Washington and, if Reynolds will wait for him, he will go with Reynolds to Charleston. From Charleston to New Orleans should take only four days; he should be there by the last week in October. His trip from New Orleans to Louisville took too long, four days. As they left the Mississippi and entered the Ohio magnificent views opened up; which recalled the theater of his first missions in America and his ministry, 20 years ago, on the banks of the Loire. On his arrival at Louisville, he found neither Bishop (Martin John) Spalding, nor his brother, Father (Benedict J.) Spalding; they had gone the day before to their father who was dangerously ill and who died several days later. Perché was welcomed with joy at Portland. The congregation and the town are flourishing. They are building a steeple which their resources would not permit them to do ten years ago. Across from the church, there is a boarding school run by the Sisters of Loretto. Near there is a house belonging to the Bishop. Behind it are 20 acres which Perché has urged Bishop (Guy Ignatius) Chabrat to buy. This land cannot fail to grow in value. At Louisville they are building a cathedral on the site of the old church. (Perché gives the details of this building). The land Chabrat bought ten years ago for a new Cathedral is too far from the center of town; he ceded it to the Jesuits who last year built a fine house. They have 130 students. On the same ground they have a free school for boys with 150 students. Louisville has two churches for the Germans, already too small, a convent of Sisters of the Good Shepherd, an orphan asylum run by the Sisters of Nazareth who also have a free day school. By the gift of an Irishman who died sometime ago, some land at Portland has been bought for a free school for little girls; it will be run by the Sisters of Loretto who have the boarding school at Cedar Grove. If Rousselon sees anything in this letter to publish in the Propagator he is to use it. Perché thinks the Bishop will not yet be back from his pastoral visit. (P.S.) According to letters received here from Rome, Bishop (Anthony) Blanc will receive the bulls as archbishop without delay. It seems certain that Father Joseph S. Alemany, Provincial of the Dominicans in the United States, is Bishop of Monterey, California; Father (John Baptist) Lamy, a priest of the Cincinnati diocese, Bishop of Santa Fé, New Mexico; and Father (Joseph A. Schneller?) Shneider, of Brooklyn, Bishop of Savannah. It is also assured that Father (John) McGill is Bishop of Richmond. Virginia will be divided into 2 dioceses and Bishop (Richard Vincent) Whelan will establish his see at Wheeling where he has resided for two years.

V-5-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 8vo. - {17}

1850 Sep. 20
St. Sacrement, (O. Carm.), Sister Marie du: Vermillionville, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

On the anniversary of her secret fault, she must again ask pardon. It is always a new reason for humbling herself. She appreciates more and more the honor God has given her in choosing her among millions to form young hearts. Bishop (Anthony Blanc) said Mass at the convent on the 16th; he seemed very much satisfied with their children. Then he came back on the 18th and saw each one in particular. The peace and union of the first is still with them. Sister Ste. Anne, (O. Carm.) sends her respects and all ask to be remembered. (P.S.) Sister St. Paul, (O. Carm.) plans to write soon. She will tell Rousselon that the Bishop has decided that it is impossible to remain without making an addition to the house. P.S. The Bishop promised to send Rousselon to Vermillion when he got back to the city. Rousselon must see it all for himself.

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

1850 Sep. 22
Ludington, D(aphne) A.B.: Sweden, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

She thanks him for his blessings conferred on her. If she had her life to live over again, she would live it differently. Two of the boys are with her and two of them work out. She wishes to have Brownson answer some questions: James says he has a lot of land in Michigan mortgaged only to the extent of $50; he wishes her to go with him to the land accompanied only by the younger boys, since the older boys would want more than they would earn. He has no deed and she wonders if it would be prudent to go to the woods with him without any provisions or money. Should Samuel sell his land and go west, as he has suggested he might, then she might go, but not alone. Emeline has an adopted daughter 6 weeks old. The rent is paid till spring, and the very kind-hearted landlord who said last spring when she was left alone that he would not turn her out even though the rent was not paid, would likely reduce the rent if she should be left alone again. She wants to know Brownson's circumstances, since her sister thinks them to be low. Perhaps it would be well for Daniel to do something as for Brownson to do it all. She asks that his reply be directed to Benjamin F. Ludington, Brockport.

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

1850 Sep. 23
Conway, R(ober)t: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

The servant, Clarissa, now in Blanc's employ, has in the parish of St. James a mother far advanced in years who wishes to see the last of her remaining children born in this state after her removal from Africa. As an act of kindness to her who has always been a faithful servant and nurse to Conway's wife, a member of Blanc's flock, he wishes to obtain a leave of absence for Clarissa from tomorrow until Saturday evening, to pay her mother a visit on the Coast, her time to be deducted and her expenses paid by Conway.

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

(18)50 Sep. 23
Paulinus, (O.C.S.O.) Father Mary: Gethsemani, (Kentucky)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Paulinus received (Rousselon)'s letter of August 27 asking for news of Mr. Ravenau and the vine plants sent several months ago. Rousselon's letter to Ravenau, or rather, God's grace, has worked wonders in this young man. His sentiments are entirely changed; he is now an example to the community. But Paulinus knows his inconstant character and dares not give him the habit yet. The vines arrived here without their knowing who sent them or where they were from. He would be obliged if (Rousselon) could tell them. They took hold very well; some have sprouts 2 feet long. Up to now the vines from France, especially from Bordeaux have done as well as he native ones. The Americans assure them that only the Catawba from Cincinnati will bear raisins that mature. They have planted 15,000 feet of land. The exposure of the land could not be better, according to their Americans; it is diametrically opposed to that of France.

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

1850 Sep. 24
Derbès, A(lexan)dre: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License is granted to Father Jacob Buhler to marry Eilard Roeben and Maria Leigher, widow of William Schen Kamp.

V-5-n - License S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {4}

1850 Sep. 24
O'Connor, N.J.: Barrens, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

O'Connor received (Blanc)'s letter of July 30 by (Louis) Deroche who arrived here two days before Assumption. He was delighted to learn that there was another young man coming here from the diocese. But as yet he has not reached here. Deroche stopped at the Cape and advised Mr. Flynn to land with him but Flynn continued on. About August 20, they commenced studies and about three weeks ago they made a retreat. His studies are nearly the same as last year. They have about 43 boys but most of them are only commencing their Latin. Their are 7 theologians and 3 philosophers.

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

1850 Sep. 24
Sadlier, J(ames): Montreal, (Canada)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Boston, (Massachusetts)

While speaking with La Rocque the Bishop expressed the wish that Brownson would again come to lecture there. He is sure that larger audiences, would be attracted than before. Brownson's lectures of the past winter did much good for Catholics, and set many Protestants inquiring. The True Witness has already more than 1000 subscribers and is increasing. The proprietors, Clerk and Sharing, have purchased type and a press and there is no doubt of their success if they are only careful.

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

1850 Sep. 25
Dicharry, Father Félix: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

It is time that he inform (Blanc) of his arrival in America. (Blanc) perhaps had guessed it if he received the letter which the Secretary of Propaganda was to write (Blanc) soon after Dicharry's departure from Rome. He left on August 4, went by way of Paris and the last of the month boarded the Asia at Liverpool for New York where he arrived September 11. He leaves tomorrow on the Ohio for New Orleans. So he will see (Blanc) next week. He will be happy to arrive at his destination where he was born, where he hopes to spend the rest of his days in the ministry under the only Father remaining here below, and near an adored mother. Rome was quiet when he left. French bayonets hold in line the ungrateful people who repay with treason the kindness of the best of popes. Dicharry will bring his blessing to (Blanc) as well as to Dicharry's friend and compatriot Adrien (Roquette). He gave Dicharry a medal. If the Pope had given Dicharry the pallium for (Blanc) he would have been delighted. New Yorkers are mad about Jenny Lind, the Swedish singer. She leaves today for Boston. Tickets cost 5 piastres and 8000 people come to hear her. Dr. (Father Jeremiah William) Cummings is very well; he upholds the honor of the Propaganda.

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

1850 Sep. 26
Dupuy, Father Enn(emond): Iberville, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

On his return here, Dupuy found no letter from the Bishop. It seems Dupuy's letter would have reached the Bishop long after its date, if it was not lost. So if the Plaquemine affair is not to be slowed too much, Rousselon is to send the necessary documents. In the meantime if the Bishop's power of attorney arrives, Dupuy will use it. Father (C.) Mouret seems to be satisfied at Iberville; Dupuy has not seen a blunder yet.

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

1850 Sep. 26
Pierz, Father Francois: Little Traverse, Michigan
 to Bishop(Peter Paul) Lefevere: of Detorit, Michigan

Pierz tells Lefevere that he received the letter of Sept. 18 with $150 check on the Michigan bank. Pierz will send the receipt from Margaret as soon as he is able to cash his check and pay her. Pierz includes the report concerning the school at Little Traverse and of the private schools which he understands Lefevere will have to send to the government. Pierz sends statistics in French concerning the education of the savages. Lefevere should translate and publish them in English, and can make any changes in them he desires. The savages at Little Traverse are building a nice church. It will be completed within 3 or 4 weeks. Two savages and a white man are going to Washington to see if they cannot stay permanently in their place without the fear of deportation. Pierz advised them to ask for a better repartition of the government funds. The government should pay according to the different numbers of missionaries and schools or according to the number of pupils and not according to the religious denominations. In 6 missions they have 3,000 Catholics, while the protestants, Presbyterians and Methodists, in 5 missions have only 300 Christians. Pierz believes that Lefevere should complain of the injustice of such a repartition of the funds.

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

1850 Sep. 27
Barron, Bishop Edward: Philad(elphi)a, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He delayed his answer to (Blanc)'s letter of last month as he learned (Blanc) would be absent for several weeks. (Blanc)'s assurance of his leaving New Orleans too soon for his health was fully realized. Near Cincinnati he got a bad cold. The slight change in weather has caused a return of his asthma. He had determined going to St. Augustine, Florida, thinking he could well there the whole year round. It is likely he will leave here for that place in a few days. The acts of the last (7th) Provincial Council are all approved and the briefs are on the way to this country. The Bishop here is struggling on with the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul. It will require many years to complete. Another good undertaking has just begun, the (Sisters of the Good Shepherd) for reclaiming young women. An asylum for widows and a Catholic hospital are also progressing. Barron prefers the system of New Orleans of having the admission of orphans more immediately under the Bishop and religious, than under a lay committee. The great want here is the total want of Catholic education. The congregation of St. Mary's is about to receive next spring, a colony of the (Brothers of Christian Doctrine). Barron asks to be remembered to Fathers Rousselon, Jamey, Mascaroni, etc.

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1850 Sep. 28
(Du Trousset-d'Hericourt), Bishop Benignus(Urban): Autun, (France)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mr. Alesmonières, going to America, has asked through his father-in-law, a former Sub-Prefect, and through one of (Du Trousset)'s pastors, a relative, for a letter of recommendation. (Du Trousset) does not know Alesmonières personally but he knows that a former notary living in the town where the father-in-law and his young family live, is a man of integrity. The thought that (Blanc) would take an interest in Alesmonières is a consolation for his wife and family.

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1850 Sep. 28
Herval, Father G.(?): Havre, (France)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He writes his respects. His position is still the same; he is still overloaded with work. He lacks only one virtue, holiness. All his confreres are well as is their pastor. Father Benard, a canon and decorated by the Legion of Honor, is dean and pastor of N(otre?) D(ame?). Their archbishop while not bedridden, is very ill. It is a nervous trembling which grows worse.

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1850 Sep. 28
Latapie, H(eloi)se Decuir: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for 12 piastres for hire of Fanchonnette.

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(18)50 Sep. 28
Margaret, (S.C.), Sister Mary: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Their pastor, Father (John Peter) Bellier, is confined to bed with the fever. Father (P.G.) (McMahon, who had the same fever, is still very weak. He has just had to go on a sick call; the doctor says all those who relapse of this fever die of it. Sister hopes Rousselon will send a priest to officiate tomorrow. Perhaps they might get one from Lafayette. Seven of the Sisters have had the fever and about 70 of their orphans. Sister Irene, (S.C.) is now confined to bed. Margaret received a letter this week from Sister (Francis) Regis, (S.C.); she sends respects to Rousselon.

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1850 Sep. 28
Matton, Ch(arles): On board the Salado
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Matton does not know whether Rousselon has received his preceding letters; Jouve was to have brought one. Matton took a great step; he got married. Father (Claude Marie) Dubuis took Rousselon's place and blessed their union. To take a wife from a large family was difficult for a poor devil of a peasant like Matton and his wife would probably not have liked a rough life like Matton's. He asked the hand of a little German girl; her father will be his farmer. Matton is going to soon begin their little chapel of Fourvière and his farm will bear the name. His friend Lézan will give Rousselon more details.

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1850 Sep. 29
Abbadie, S.J., Father J(ohn) F(rancis): St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Ant(hony) Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)

As Abbadie counts on seeing Blanc at the distribution of prizes at the convent, he sends their accounts in advance. If they are correct, the operations of 1849 and 1850 will decrease by $140.50 the $500 of 1851. When Blanc comes, Father (Vital) Gilles, (S.J.) will have already left for Grand Coteau. L. Amédée Bringier wishes to marry Thérèse Stella Tureaud, his cousin. Am(édée?) Bringier and A.M. Tureaud, Stella's father, are first cousins. The wedding is set for October 17, probably in the chapel. He will try to get them to consent to come to St. Mary's chapel. (Attached is the statement of) St. Michael's account with the Bishop. (Items include) a settlement with Father (F.) Gautrelet, (S.J.) and passage for Mr. Welham.

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1850 Sep. 30
Beccard, Amédée: St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Beccard is the sacristan of St. Martin Church who once had dinner with Blanc. The last time he saw Blanc, he broached the subject of the diocesan seminary with the idea of making a request. He had never consulted Father (James) Fontbonne. He never dared formulate his request and would probably have been dismissed if he had not told Beccard that Blanc intended to send an assistant capable of fulfilling Beccard's functions as chanter. Beccard studied at Lyons, at Alix, and a year and a half of theology. He received the tonsure in 1842. Leaving the seminary as a teacher, he slackened off and finally quit altogether. Now he hopes to find his vocation again. He asks Blanc to reply to his request to enter the seminary at Assumption. He could not pay a high fee. He must keep the little he has to settle with his father's estate, a small sum which he advanced in the first months of his arrival.

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1850 Sep. 30
Female Orphan Asylum: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $30.50 for milk. (Signed by) Sister M. Irene, (S.C.)

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1850 Sep. 31(?)
Cummings, Father J(eremiah) W.: New York, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

Since the time draws near when the mania for lectures begins, he asks if Brownson intends lecturing in New York. He asks that Brownson write to him before accepting any invitation from the "Catholic Institute"; MacMaster and himself may lecture for them depending upon how they manage their affairs, and Dr. Monahan has permitted Cummings to cast his vote with them as to whether all will lecture for them or none of them. He asks that Roddan also drop him a line if he is asked to lecture by the Institute. He doubts that the Bishop will lecture for them. He has heard that the next "Review" is rich and is anxious to see Brownson's final judgment on Gioberti; he hopes Gioberti is not again given credit for "solidity," for if he is, the vemerable editor of the (Catholic) Mirror will be whack Brownson once more, unless his paper dies out beforehand, which will be no loss if it does.

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1850 Oct.
DeBlieck, S.J., Father J.:
(St. Xavier College, Cincinnati, Ohio)
 to Bishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

DeBlieck has no right to send anyone to replace Father (Joseph) Weber. He intends to send Weber to the Provincial at St. Louis and to recall the lay-brother who is with him. He asks Purcell to let him know if the suspension also extends to the celebration of the Mass.

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