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1851 Jun.
Kramer and Heyer: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orelans, Louisiana)

Kramer and Heyer, importers of church furniture, have just received from Havre a large invoice of ostensoriums, vestments, etc. In consequence of rebuilding their store, they have removed to New Granite Store, a short distance from the cathedral.

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1851 Jun. 2
(Chanche), Bishop John Joseph: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

On his return from Yazoo, he found Blanc's two letters. The postscript of the last sickened him completely. What strange things. (Chanche) received a letter from Father (H.B.) Coskery, now the administrator; he says nothing particular but straws show which way the wind blows. One from Georgetown goes into a little more details about the finding of Archbishop (Samuel Eccleston)'s wishes and directions. Bishop (Francis Patrick Kenrick) of Philadelphia was in too great a hurry. It was natural to suppose that the Archbishop had left a paper indicating his wishes with relation to his property, etc. When the doctor announced to him that he had better settle his affairs, (Eccleston) replied that it was done already. (Chanche) has become accustomed to the South. If he could only see his church finished and matters a little better settled, he would lay his bones here with satisfaction. Blanc is to let him know when he expects Bishop (John Mary) Odin; (Chanche) hopes his coming will coincide with the blessing of the church at Pass (Christian). He supposes Odin will go up the river to New York. Suppose Blanc and Bishop (Michael) Portier accompany Odin to Natchez.

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1851 Jun. 2
Citizens' Bank of Louisiana: New Orleans, Louisiana
 to The Ursuline Nuns: (New Orleans, Louisiana

The cashier is directed to require of them the payment of $300 due on May 1, 1851 for contribution of $1 a share on their 300 shares, called by the Board on May 8, 1850 in accordance with the law of April 5, 1847. Unless said amount is paid within 15 days, the Bank will bring suit. (The signature of the cashier is indecipherable).

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1851 Jun. 2
Mégret, Father A(nthony) Désiré: Vermillionville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

This is not a reply to (Blanc)'s last letter; Mégret will reply to it this week. Father (Louis) Dufour has completed his jubilee at Pont Breaux. Yesterday, at Mégret's Dufour held the closing of the month of Mary. Mégret did all he could to prevent his trip to California. He detained Dufour for his jubilee which began yesterday. (Blanc) has worthy priests but none equal Dufour in preaching talent. Mégret hopes (Blanc) can keep him. If (Blanc) wants to keep Pont Breaux in the faith, he will not send back Father H(ippolite) G(ache, S.J.?) nor a certain priest who will be placed with Father (Ve. Modeste) Mina. If (Blanc) orders Mégret to say why he will tell him.

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1851 June 2
Purcell, Father William B.: Irish College, Rome, Italy
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: at Vienna, Austria

Little has occurred in Rome since Purcell left. Rome is not disposed to change her mode of acting. He tells how some men were severly punished for trying to prevent a fellow citizen from smoking. It was reported that the Holy Father would not attend the functions in honor of St. Philip Neri to show his displeasure at the conduct of the Romans; but he went in state to the function. The Pope attended the funeral of Cardinal Vizzardelli who died last week. Those at the Irish college are moving along in their quiet way. Dr. Kirby starts for Ireland where he will remain until winter. Father Purcell must remain at the College until Kirby returns. Regarding Bishop Purcell's invitation to Cincinnati, it must be at some future period. Father William Purcell mentions some of the advantages of such a move; but it would not argue a sound vocation to yield to such impressions. Rome is the proper place for obtaining the spirit of sanctity and William Purcell thinks it well to remain there a little longer.

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1851 June 3
Allen, George: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

He knows Brownson is going to despise him and never forgive him, but he is forced to disappoint him on the half-page that he promised on Horace. As soon as he tries to write a word to be printed, his nerves get beyond control, and his efforts avail nothing. He spoiled six sheets of paper within the last six days, all to no purpose. Brownson should devote the page himself to a lesson to shameless contributors who break faith with editors. He makes no promises for the future; but if he ever does a page again, Brownson is to consider it not as a favor, but as a shame-offering and penance.

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1851 Jun. 4
(Chanche), Bishop John Joseph: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Chanche) wrote on Monday on his return from Yazoo in answer to Blanc's two last letters. Today he writes by the Sisters (of Charity?) who are returning to New Orleans. (Chanche) has not yet heard from Father (Paul) Guerard in relation to the blessing of his church at Pass (Christian). He hopes it will not be Trinity Sunday as he would like to be home that day for Confirmation. If Blanc would come up with Bishop (John Mary) Odin on his way to the north and make Bishop Portier accompany him, (Chanche) would return with Blanc to the Pass to Mobile, or anywhere Blanc pleased. Bishop (Martin John Spalding) Spaulding is at the Springs in Arkansas for rheumatism. Bishop (Ignatius A.) Reynolds, (Chanche) is told, is going to give his resignation of Charleston on account of ill health. They have some reports of cholera on the river but nothing here yet.

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1851 June 4
Henni, John Martin, Bp. of Milwaukee: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

It is because of Purcell's representation of the case that the Quinque heir left the thousand dollars. Henni had given up hope of receiving anything for the orphans. He thanks Purcell for that grant and the enclosed note of $100. Henni had asked the deceased for a loan of $4000 for the erection of the Cathedral but was told that he must wait for a favorable answer from Belgium and his agent in New Orleans. Henni is glad he was remembered in the will. He will begin the erection of the building for the orphan girls.

P.S. The monument Henni erected at the grave of Father Neouyvez will do well enough; only the full inscription is lacking.

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1851 Jun. 5
Blin, Father J.E.: New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Blin received (Blanc)'s letter of May 29 and immediately carried out (Blanc)'s commission. But the person who occupies the house in question, had the same observations to make as Mrs. (Goujon) Gougeon; she will leave when she finds other lodgings, which will not be easy because of her poverty. Mr. (Goujon) Gougeon was able to buy a piece of land and build a month or two ago; he had a house where he kept school, big enough for his family, if Mrs. Gougeon had wanted to live in the country. Blin's position has remained the same for three months. The hotel where he lived the first month was much more edifying than the present position of the Presbytery; it is disgusting. Mrs. Gougeon seems disposed to ask for a separation. Blin will not regret New Iberia. Mrs. St. Marc wants to know if (Blanc) has sent a letter to the Ladies of the Sacred Heart in Paris.

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1851 Jun. 6
Comte, Father J(ose)ph: Montreal, (Canada)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A widow of Montreal, Mrs. J(ose)ph Herse(?) had by her first marriage, a son named Cyrille Michon, who has lived for several years at New Orleans. She asks (Blanc) to deliver the enclosed letter to him. For more than a year she has had no news of him. Any information about her son will be received with gratitude.

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1851 June 6
(Milde) Vincent Edward, Abp. Vienna: Vienna, Austria
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He encloses letters to the treasurer of the Leopoldine Association to assign to Purcell 4000 florens, of which 3000 florens are for the archdiocese in general and 1000 for the Franciscans in the archdiocese to aid them build a monastery.

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1851 Jun. 7
Thirion, Father (H.): Abbeville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Blanc will recall the letter he sent to Thirion about the accounts at New Iberia. Blanc wishes him to put his collections in the hands of J. (?) Darby. Thirion replied that this was impossible. He would have compromised himself and Mr. Favril(?) Thirion asks Blanc to order Darby not to go around to all Thirion's debtors and tell them not to pay Favril. This money does not belong to him; it is for Blanc. He seeks to cause trouble for Thirion. He is right in saying they may lose the money, but he is the cause. (P.S.) Thirion presumes that this money is going to be lost for Blanc and for him; Father (J.E.) Blin will get rich on it. (P.P.S.) Blanc is to tell L(?) F(.) not to make any difficulty about paying the 30 piastres due for his marriage; 10 are for Blanc.

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1851 June 8
Ludington, D(aphne) A.B.: Sweden, (New York)
 To O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

It is a long time since she heard from him and she feels anxious to know the cause. If he wrote, she did not receive the letter. She asks him to send her some money in the next mail, as she has hired this place on the strength of the promise in his last letter. Daniel can help Mother and sister, since he has now become Squire Brownson. The old man has gone to Michigan. He left her more comfortable than she thought he would, and he said he would never come back. She hopes he will not, but fears that he will. Though she is very poor, she is enjoying it much better alone.

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1851 Jun. 8(?)
(Portier), Bishop Michael: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Portier) has reached Mobile. He recommends to Blanc, Brother Alphonsus, director of their Brothers of Christian Instructions.

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(18)51 Jun. 9
Praz, R.S.C.J., Madame A(nnette): St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Praz hopes it is not too late to ask whether they could depend on (Blanc) for the feast of the Sacred Heart and when he could come for Confirmation for their pupils. The family of St. Michael is still large and all are well. Cholera rages on the other side of the river. Praz has been expecting several from Grand Coteau for the other houses, one or two for St. Louis, one for Natchitoches and anotheer for Baton Rouge. The last news from Mother (Maria) Cutts, (R.S.C.J.) was very good; it seems she is better than ever, but Praz is always afraid of her asthma. They do not know if Cutts will go to the council this year. Madame (Adine) Guinand, (R.S.C.J.) writes that repairs at Baton Rouge are almost finished and that several places have been requested. Madame (Felicité) Lavy (Brun, R.S.C.J.) is to return here when she is replaced, probably during the month. Praz has not seen Father (John F.) Cambiaso, (S.J.) since last year in April; she hopes he will come this year. For several days, Mother Ste. Thérèse and one of her Sisters have been here; they are greatly edified by their virtue. They have an adult American lady who is to receive baptism on the eve of the feast of the Sacred Heart. A similar ceremony last year did much good among the Protestants.

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1851 Jun. 11
(Chanche), Bishop John Joseph: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Chanche) was sorry to hear by Blanc's last letter that he was not well and Bishop (John Mary) Odin sick. (Chanche) supposes sickness is created by worry. (Chanche) will go down the coast after Sunday for some days. He would like to visit New Orleans. He supposes the church at Pass (Christian) will not require his services before fall. The red cap is getting to be turned into ridicule. Did Blanc see the article in the last Advocate about "Making Bulls?" It is very wicked. (Chanche) is glad to see that the intentions of His Holiness in making their lamented Archbishop (Samuel Eccleston) of Balt(imore) his prolegate to preside over the National Council, has got into the papers. The esteem in which he was held, will perhaps bive more weight to his last wishes, than they could desire. None of the Bishops has written (Chanche); he hopes they will meet soon. (P.S.) Father (F.) Legrand is well but does not learn English very fast; Blanc had better not send for him for some time.

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1851 Jun. 11
Giraud and Lewis: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to St. Patrick's Free School: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Bill for carpenter work and supplies) at St. Patrick's Free School.

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(18)51 Jun. 11
Regis, S.C., Sister F(rancis): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

One of their orphans, about 12, died very suddenly. The doctor had left about 12:30 leaving a prescription with Sister M(ary) Ellen, (S.C.). She died before the priest could reach her. Although not a communicant, they would like to have buried in St. Patrick's cemetery. Sister Cleophas, (S.C.) has been quite sick but appears better.

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1851 Jun. 13
Déroche, Aloysius:
St. Mary's Seminary Barrens, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Now that they are so near vacations, Déroche writes to let (Blanc) know how things are going that (Blanc) may give him directions for next year. He desires to study philosophy next year and rhetoric. They are now plastering and hope by the end of vacations that the new house will be finished. The cupola is beautiful; on the day of the Exaltation of the Cross, the cross of the new house was blessed. Some seminarians and Déroche with his violin, sang hymns. There are about 73 or 74 students; about 62 study classics, 4 philosophy, and 7 reading theology. Some belong to the Archdioceses of New Orleans, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Baltimore; others for Dubuque, Buffalo, and Texas. Mr. Chataigné and Nicolas O'Connor present their respects.

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1851 Jun. 13
Ste. Claire, (R.U.), Sister: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Ste. Claire commissioned Sister St. Michael, (R.U.) to mark in the Constitutions (of the Ursulines) the points they do not observe as written. However, it seems to St. Claire that St. Michael has noted too many and that they could be reduced as follows: 1. Their spoons, forks, and thimbles are in silver. 2. They never have more than one fast a week. 3. The chapter of faults is held every two weeks. 4. On the Wednesdays of Advent, Septuagesima and Sexagesima, only one portion is taken at night but on other days of simple abstinence two are taken. They have more than 500 copies of the Constitutions; could one not make the corrections in the margins or put an errata at the end. All the Community will receive Holy Communion for (Blanc) on Sunday.

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(18)51 Jun. 15
Guinand, R.S.C., Madame A(dine): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She apologizes for not writing sooner; the troubles of workmen and repairs are partly the cause. Today (Blanc) would hardly recognize their place. The two galleries have been converted into a dormitory, parlor and classroom. They have only 7 pupils; the day scholars come and go; sickness and the heat are the cause. The number varies from 30 to 35. Eight are about to make their First Communion which Guinand has set for August 18. The greatest sorrow is that some have not made their Easter duty. For the six Sisters are only instruments of the Sacred Heart. Madame (Félicité) Lavy (R.S.C.) is still here; Guinand would be delighted if Mother General recalled her to France. Guinand is deep in debt; these repairs are mounting up to almost 1000 piastres and she must borrow to pay them. She knows that Madame (Annette) Praz, (R.S.C.) is expecting (Blanc) for the feast of the Sacred Heart; Guinand asks him that, once at St. Michael, and since she has heard that he is going to Natchitoches, not to pass them by. They have need of a visit, especially the poor Superior.

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1851 June 15
Olone, John J.: New York, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

He hopes Brownson will excuse the liberty he takes in writing him. Knowing Brownson's constant readiness to forward the cause of learning and religion, however, he informs him that he and others, all Catholics, have united for the purpose of more effectively contributing to their own mental and moral improvement; and have formed an association for debating purposes. The association has unanimously adopted the name of the "Brownson Association." They wish to know if this selection meets with Brownson's approval, and if he will give them some information as to what rules should govern the association, and what subjects to discuss. They will be highly honored if the name of the association is approved by Brownson, and they assure him that they will endeavor to do honor to the name their association bears.

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1851 Jun. 16
Van Nooten, B.H.: Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans), Louisiana

As head of a school for girls, most of whom are Catholic, she made it her duty as soon as a priest arrived, to ask him to take charge of their religious instruction. Father (G.) Mouret seemed to subscribe to her wishes. However since Easter he has neglected her pupils and upbraided them publicly. She wrote Mouret à letter, a copy of which she encloses, as well as his reply (no enclosures). Last week she sent Mouret an invitation to a musical and received a reply to which she encloses a copy (no enclosure). She showed it to several parents who were indignant and who asked her not to send their children anymore to the Sunday instruction. Being a Protestant, she cannot teach the dogmas of the Catholic religion. She appeals to Blanc. She invites Blanc to attend their examinations on July 25. This letter will be brought by Miss Laurent whom Van Nooten recommends as a young lady of merit.

VI-1-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {3}

1851 Jun. 18
(Beers), Julia: Litchfield, (Connecticut)
 to Father (James) Roosevelt (Bayley: New York, New York)

(Beers) was delighted to find (Bayley's) letter when she returned from Pittsfield. When (Eliza) McBride first saw (Beers), she did not recognize her because she looked so young. (Beers) was amazed at seeing McBride. To McBride's disappointment, (Beers) had just received a letter from Father Quinn saying he would not be here this week, so no Mass. (Beers) has just received a kind note from Mother Agnes that made her homesick. It took her whole heart back to the Convent. Was there any truth in the news about (Bayley)'s father? (Beers) is sure he will die a Catholic. (Bayley)'s old friend John Williams is Bishop of Connecticut. Julia's mother sends her love and says that if (Bayley) came now they can receive him without brickbats and shingles. Mother and McBride have hearty laughs about their school days. (Bayley) should give (Beers)'s love to all at the Convent when they inquire for her.

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1851 Jun. 18
(Chanche), Bishop John Joseph: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Chanche) is sorry to learn that Blanc has more trouble. The civil authorities will doubtless assist Blanc and put out this bad priest. (Chanche) regrets he could not go down this week as he intended. Father (Blaise) Raho, (C.M.) is absent for a few days; (Chanche) cannot leave before next week. Then he will either stop on the coast or go to New Orleans and return with Blanc. He sees that Archbishop (John) Hughes is on his way home; he presumes Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell is also. It would have given (Chanche) pleasure to see Bishop (John Mary) Odin before his trip to Europe. He hopes Father (Paul) Guerard will be ready with his church in the beginning of July; (Chanche) would not like to make two trips this summer.

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1851 Jun. 18
Jourdant, S.J., Father Ant(hony) J.: (Grand Coteau, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Anth(ony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

He asks a favor for Father (Anthony) de Chaignon, (S.J.) who has charge of the little chapel at Plaquemine Brulé. The two priests who serve the parish have faculties for the scapular and de Chaignon would like to have it too. Jourdant would also like this faculty for any priest sent on sick calls. There is some doubt about cases of conscience reserved to the bishop alone a jure; they wish to know whether they must consult Blanc or if he would extend their faculties. May they expect a visit from him this year? They would rejoice not only for themselves but for those children whom he would confirm. Their jubilee, their Easter season, and their First Communion have given some satisfaction. 40 children made their First Communion on Ascension Day; 30 others will do so next Sunday at Plaquemine. They are busy preparing their procession for tomorrow.

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1851 June 20
Ludington, D(aphne) A. B.: Sweden, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

She fears she must have caused him trouble in some way. How, she doesn't know, unless it be by letters delayed at the Post Office. She received his kind letter marked June 2, containing $20, on June 12. On the next day she acknowledged the letter and the money with thanks. Then, to her surprise, she received a letter last night which was marked June 16, and contained $10. She hopes God may reward him for his goodness. Benjamin requests that she tender Brownson his sincere respect and thanks. James is gone, and she has no desire for his return. Little Auguste is going to school steadily. She asks Brownson to show her how to become a Catholic at heart. When she can believe that the Catholic Doctrine is as right as the Methodist Doctrine, she will become a Catholic. She is sincere in this, and asks Brownson to write when it is convenient for him.

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1851 Jun. 21
(Chanche), Bishop John Joseph: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Chanche) received Blanc's dispatch by telegraph yesterday requesting him to stop on the coast for Confirmation. This makes him fear that Blanc will not come up. (Chanche)'s present purpose is to leave Natchez on Wednesday in the St. James. Thursday he will be at St. Michael's at the governor's. He would like to spend a few days with the governor and then go with Blanc to New Orleans and thence to the Pass if Father (Paul) Guerard is ready for him. He hopes Blanc's troublesome affair has passed off quietly.

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1851 Jun. 22
Coffey, John: Maysville, Kentucky
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Coffey received a letter today from Miss Mary Long informing him that she sent a letter to (Rousselon) for Coffey enclosing a $10 bill. Coffey had been in New Orleans last fall and had written her for some money to pay his way to her. He inquired about it different times but (Rousselon) had not received it. She posted it on April 13 and (Rousselon) could not have had it until about the 26th. Coffey had left New Orleans by that time. If (Rousselon) has it, he is to send it. Long lives in Massachusetts. (Rousselon) is to direct it to Coffey at Maysville or care of Father John (Joyce) Joice.

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1851 Jun. 23
Mouret, Father C.: Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mouret just now received (Blanc)'s letter of the 21st. Some time after his arrival here Mrs. (B.H.) Van Nooten called on him about the religious instruction of the Catholic pupils of her school. Mouret told her to ask Miss Laurent to teach one or two catechism lessons a week and send the children to him on Sundays. 7 or 8 pupils have made their First Communion and received Confirmation from (Blanc). He never promised Mrs. Van Nooten 2 or 3 instructions for her pupils. He has nothing against her school but since she opened it without saying anything to (Blanc), knowing that most of her pupils would be Catholic, he believes he should not visit there frequently. He replied to her written invitation to attend the musical on June 14 by telling her that Catholic priests do not attend meetings held in the Protestant church. When Father Brunet goes to New Orleans, Mouret will do all he can to tend to the needs of his parish. Mouret visited Bayou Grosse Tete three times during Lent; they are busy about the church. This part is very populous. (P.S.) He sends his respects to Father Rousselon and asks him to write when his Way of the Cross arrives. (P.S.) Mouret intends to announce the continuation of catechism on two days during the week and Mrs. Van Nooten can send her pupils.

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1851 Jun. 27
Chanche, (Bishop John Joseph): Donaldsonville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Chanche gave Confirmation at the convent and at St. Michael's.

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1851 Jun. 27
Dubord, Etienne: Montreal, (Canada)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

If time has not erased the memory of two unfortunate people at New Orleans, one demented, the other branded with shame, Dubord hopes that his appeal will not be in vain. He has already written on this subject through the Bishop of Montreal who will accompany this with a little note (no enclosure). In (Blanc)'s reply, Dubord's father found some words of consolation. Today, his father being on the brink of the grave, Dubord feels it his duty to dissipate the terrible conflict in which he is struggling. Dubord wants to talk of a last try to obtain the liberty of unfortunate Dubord and to learn if there is anything to alleviate the sad stay of his unfortunate sister. Dubord's family ask Blanc to believe in their deep gratitude for the favors he has already granted them.

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1851 Jun. 27
Hecker, C.SS.R., Father I(saac) Th(omas): (New York, New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson: )

The death of one of their fathers since his return has kept him from fulfilling his promises. He has found a copy of Gorres in a German book store which he will send with this note and a discipline; he will have to wait for the cilices until he gets time to make them himself. Father (Joseph) Muller, (C.SS.R.) will write to the Politische Blatter if Brownson wishes. Father Provincial is well acquainted with the editor of The Journal Historique. The Politische Blatter would be a valuable addition to Brownson's library for it contains the best articles ever written in Germany and on German and other affairs. Hecker also sends a copy of "Cottage Conversations" by Mrs. Wood; would Brownson give a notice of it and his opinion whether it would not be well to republish it here in the United States. Donnegan the bookseller was there to see about publishing the "Glories of Mary" by St. Alphonsus. The Dublin copy is garbled, bad English; does Brownson know any one capable of translating from the Italian. Hecker has dropped a note to Mrs. Ripley to know whether she is willing to do it. Hecker is sure that if Brownson could make a retreat under Father (John N.) Neuman(n, C.SS.R.), the rector at Baltimore, he would find in him the kind of director his soul needs.

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1851 Jun. 27
Legrand, Father F.: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Not having written since his illness at Vicksburg, Legrand writes to tell about his English. He has learned the grammar and translates books and papers. He knows by heart the prayers and instructions for the sacraments. In spite of his bad accent he can be understood. But he does not understand well when spoken to; he thinks a long stay at Natchez will lessen this. He fears he is a burden to Bishop (John Joseph) Chanche who tells him not to worry about that since he was sent by Blanc. Legrand will not regret 5 or 6 months or more if he can learn it. He was grieved to hear of Blanc's new trouble. But in worse circumstances, Blanc has experienced divine protection. Legrand needs a cassock and other clothing. Father Rousselon would oblige him by sending him some money by Chanche. He sends his respects to Chanche. Nothing new at Natchez; they await his prompt return.

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1851 Jun. 29
Elet, S.J., Father J(ohn) A(nthony): St. Stanislaus, (Florissant, Missouri)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Several days ago, Elet sent to St. Louis a box containing the bust of the Saintly Bishop B(enedict) J(oseph) Flaget, asking the Rector to place it in charge of the priests who will accompany the Louisiana students to their homes, at the beginning of vacation. Elet has no doubt that Father (J.) de Blieck, (S.J.) rector at Cincinnati, has already explained the error of the procurator in the bill sent for (Peter) C(heri) Nogués. Elet would be very sorry to have anyone of this Province displease Blanc whose friendship they value. Elet is still an invalid because of the cold and humidity to which he was exposed in New Orleans. He should have asked Blanc for a room with a fire, something he could not get at the (Jesuit) house. But, frankly, a certain coldness he thinks he noticed on Blanc's part, first at the council at Baltimore and secondly at the first visit Elet made to Blanc in December in New Orleans, prevented him. He paid dearly for his timidity by 9 weeks in bed. He is still very weak, which prevents him from fulfilling his duties as he should. Nothing new from Father (Peter) de Smet, (S.J.) or Bishop (John Baptist) Miege, (S.J.). Elet asks to be remembered to Fathers Rousselon and Perché.

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1851 Jun. 29
Lamy, Bishop John (Baptist): El Paso Del Norte, Mexico
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

After a journey of six weeks on the plains, they arrived here. The last week there was a great scarcity of water and grass. They did not use their tent much except for Mass. There are three fine villages near here on the Texan side. When the people heard of Lamy's arrival, they came to mett them. In Socorro particularly, he had a grand reception. The next morning he had to make his debut in "la lengua de Dios" to a crowded congregation. They are now at the pastor's house in El Paso. The village is truly a beautiful spot. Irrigation supplies for the want of rain. The place is very much scattered; it contains at least 8,000 inhabitants. Their houses are of mud but very clean inside. The few churches are of the same material. Lamy yet has 400 miles to go but after he has traveled one third of it he will get into the pueblos of New Mexico and see at least half of his district before he reaches Santa Fe. He may expect to meet with serious difficulties. Blanc is to remember him in his prayers and recommend him to the prayers of the Ursulines who have been so kind to him. He hopes his little niece (Marie Lamy) is well and doing well. He had news from her parents; they are well. Lamy expects to start this week for Santa Fe. His vicar general and Father (Antonio Severo) Borrajo wish to be remembered to Blanc. Lamy sends respects to Fathers Rousselon, Delacroix, Möll(?) and all his friends.

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1851 June 30
(Brownson, Orestes A.): Boston, (Messachusetts)
 to Charles de Montalembert: (Paris, France)

Montalembert will perceive that Brownson devoted an article in his Review to French politics, based on Montalembert's speech. He urged the maintenance of the Republic and the prolongation of the powers of Napoleon because he looks upon it at present as the only practical government for France. He accepts Montalembert's criticisms on the Hungarian article. The article was written by a promising young priest (Father John P. Roddan), educated at the Propaganda and ordained in Rome in 1848, and who came home quite enamored of the European revolutionary movements. But he is now a pretty good conservative. In Brownson's personal judgment the American revolt against the British crown in 1776 was not justifiable. Brownson wished to deny the sacred right of revolution as expounded by his countrymen, and to show that their defense is to be based on the principle that the tyranny of the prince absolves the subject. This may distinguish the American insurgents from the Hungarians if the latter rebelled not against tyranny merely but against royalty. He is no friend of negro slavery but is satisfied that slavery is the best possible for the negroes in the United States at present. Their condition is no worse than the operatives in their factories.

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1851 June 30
Pratt, Henry: Dorsetshire (St. Michael's Priory)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: Boston, (Massachusetts)

On their slight acquaintance at Montreal he takes the liberty of introuducing Rev. P. Canny who is about to spend some time in the U.S. He has been on mission in the neighborhood and applied to him for information. He knows no one as able as Brownson to give Canny advice. He sees that since his departure from Canada Brownson has been doing valuable service to the Catholic cause there and he regrets having lost the opportunity of hearing him. He offers his services to Brownson and his friends if ever they can use them.

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1851 June 30
Salzbacher, Dr. Joseph (Canon in: the cathedral of Vienna, (Aus)tria
 to Rev. (John Baptist Purcell) Archbishop of: Cincinnati

He regrets having failed to see the archbishop before his return to America. As editor of the Bulletins of the Leopoldine Association he is sending volume XXIII of the year 1851.

On page 10 mention will be found of the archbishop's diocese, and on page 77 mention of his charitable donation to various organizations will be found.

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1851 Jun. 30
Rogalle, Father J.: Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Last Friday they came to get Rogalle to minister to Father (Charles) Chambost who is very ill at Mr. Crenan's because of overdoing on Sunday, the 22nd. He seemed a little better Saturday when Rogalle left to return to his parish. Rogalle presumes he is much better as they were to come for him in case he got worse. Chambost planned to go to the city to recover more easily although he was well taken care of by the people of the house. Rogalle plans to go to see him tomorrow. There is nothing new in Rogalle's parish. The drought is destroying the crops. In the heat, the churches are not much frequented, as usual for this time. If Blanc comes for Confirmation he should notify him in advance. Rogalle sends his regards to Father Rousselon. P.S. The church at Chenal was up 12 feet when the crack in the Van Wickle house interrupted the work. It has not been resumed; the workman is at work at his harvest.

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