University of Notre Dame


1852 Jul.
Stéphanes, Ch(arle)s: Houston, (Texas)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

About a month ago Stéphanes forwarded to Blanc a trunk, together with a letter containing directions. Up to now he is not aware that it reached its destination. He asks Blanc to allay his anxiety.

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1852 Jul. 1

Ayers University New Albany, Indiana
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana

Circular for 1852. This institution has been in successful operation for 12 or 14 years. Under the name of Anderson's Collegiate Institute it acquired a high reputation, which it has fully sustained since it passed into other hands. The faculty is equal to that of any other literary institution in the west and the students educated here are unsurpassed. They all board in the family of Dr. Wood and associate with his own sons. The school is designed to be a seminary of business education and liberal learning for young men and of preparatory instruction for boys. Board and tuition per session is $75. Correspondents may address Dr. James Wood or James W. Hoyt. (On the same paper is printed an) "Examination of Ayers University" from the New Albany Daily Ledger, dated June 30, 1852. (The remarks are those of) M., a citizen of New Albany. (In his third remark M. comments on the) teachers: Messrs. Hoyt, Lichtenstein, Austin, and Hendrick.

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1852 July 1.
Baraga, (Father) Frederick: L'Anse (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: Detroit (Michigan)

Baraga reminds the Bishop that he has not yet received the $300.- for this spring or summer. He wants the money to be sent to Father (Jean Baptist) Menet (S.J.) who will forward it to him. It would be very distressing to him if he were not to receive that money as he has already made arrangements to make the payments in cash and not issue any orders on the Bishop.

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

1852 Jul. 1
Goujon: New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana

Yesterday Goujon received (Blanc)'s letter of June 26. As for the acknowledgment(?) of Mr. Huilliard which (Blanc) asked Goujon to search for among his papers, he hastens to reply that this title was never at his disposition as he never had anything to do with the affairs of Father (Julian) Priour either while he has living or after his death. He will tell what he believes he knows about this title. Toward the end of 1845 or the first of 1846, Priour placed with Huilliard the sum of 8000 francs from which he drew almost immediately several hundred for some purchases. Huilliard no doubt gave him a receipt(?) for the sum placed with him. At that time Goujon was living in Rennes. Goujon was also a creditor of Huilliard. Toward the end of 1847, Huilliard was obliged to suspend his payments and offered to his creditors two methods: 1. 60% in 3 years on terms of 6 months or 6 months without interest. 2. Complete repayment at the end of 5 or 6 years, continuing to pay the interest at 5 percent. Goujon took the first arrangement. Priour, who intended the income from this sum to aid his family, took the second. Goujon is surprised that this receipt was not found among Priour's papers as he believes it was found by Alcibiade Deblanc at the time of the inventory which he made. Goujon would write to Huilliard to ask him to settle the affair but knowing Huilliard, who is Goujon's first cousin, he knows his strict character, and having been employed in business houses in France, Goujon knows that in general all French business men are the same. He doubts if he could change Huilliard's opinion. Goujon thanks (Blanc) for the news about his French nephew. He saw with pleasure that his conduct is satisfactory. Théodore Leduc wrote to a son of Mrs. Burke, (Blanc)'s neighbor; he even put in regards for his aunt and for Goujon. He is still in Cincinnati. Théodore is not really his given name, Goujon cannot exactly say what it is. Mrs. Goujon is away from New Iberia because of her health and he cannot say just where she would be today but if he hears soon, he will inform Father (J.E.) Blin. However he sends her respects and those of the children.

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1852 Jul. 1
Mina, Father Ve. M(odest)e: St. John Baptist, (Louisiana)
 to Father S(tephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Silvère Secnayder(?) wishes to marry Clara Ketan and asks for a dispensation. Edouard Millet and Marguerite Azéma Millet ask the same favor. (In Blanc's hand?): Granted July 3.

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1852 Jul. 2
Gouesse, (C.S.C.), Father F(rancis): St. Laurent, (Canada)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

Tired of waiting for news from New Orleans, Gouesse will send a little sign of life. After 15 days of steamboat and railway, he arrived at Montreal where he was received by the Sulpicians with open arms. The next day, he addressed a group of 6 or 7000 in the church. He has never seen a place like this; they are always in church. Recently Gouesse preached a retreat at a boarding school for girls. Everyone tries his best to help him get accustomed here but he cannot help but think of Rousselon. There is neither English or German here and he does not easily sacrifice these two languages which cost him so dearly. There is also the memory of the unbelievable conduct of Father (Edward F.) Sorin, (C.S.C.) toward him, his odious and unjust charges. They have two boarding schools, 4 other schools and 2 parishes, with at least 7 or 8 feet of snow seven months of the year. Rousselon is to tell Brother Théodule that he has written him three times and had no reply. Gouesse does not know whether the Archbishop has returned to New (Orleans); as soon as he learns of it, he will write to him. It is unfortunate that they could not live together; Gouesse would have done every service imaginable not to be a burden. Rousselon is to thank Mother Thérèse (Chevrel, O. Carm?) for all the prayers of her community. Also greetings to the priests at St. Augustine's whom he will never forget. What has become of Fathers Masquelet and Auger? P.S. Regards to Fathers Mascaroni, Masquelet, and the Spaniard.

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1852 July 2
Lynch, C.M., Father J(ohn): St. Mary's Seminary,(Barrens, Mo.)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Enclosed is a list of all the students who have obtained prizes at the examinations. All of Purcell's students have done as much as could be expected. James Sour did not do what he ought. Paul Hanly has not much talent; he lacks judgment. Solomon Boyle is a talented good boy; but under no consideration will they receive back his brother William. Lynch is starting for New Orleans tomorrow. He is going to bring back Father (Richard) Hennessy, President of St. Vincent's College, who is dangerously ill.

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1852 Jul. 3
Gendsorowski, Father Ant(hony): London, (England)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The attached letter may move (Blanc) to put an end to the miseries of that unfortunate priest who disobeyed not so much out of malice as out of stupidity. Wherever Gendsorowski went, the Bishop told him there was no need for a German priest in America. He saw there was nothing to do but to leave America. Arriving in Liverpool, he went to Bishop Crook who said many Poles lived in adjacent cities. Not having dimissory letters, Gendsorowski can do nothing for their spiritual life.

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 On the same paper: 

1852 Jul. 3
Szulezewski, Secretary: London (England)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Understanding the existing differences between (Blanc) and the priest, they trust he will pardon any offence and overlook the fault he may have committed. They are very bad off for a Polish priest and the committee and others are deprived of Confession. By complying with the above and forwarding a testimonial for Gendsorowski, (Blanc) will enable him of procure office and them the benefit of a clerbyman of their own language. They solicit a reply in Latin as French is not generally understood. (Signed also by) General Gielgud(?). (There may be a third name in the signature).

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(18)52 Jul. 3
Jarboe, (S.C.), Sister M. Irene: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister Felipa, (S.C.) expired this morning. She was conscious to the last. Sister (Francis) Regis (Barrett, S.C.) thinks 2 o'clock tomorrow will be the most convenient time for her interment.

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1852 July 4
Deshon, George: Cumberland, Maryland
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, N(ew) York)

Deshon explains why he did not write during his Novitiate and how he came to write this letter. He expresses his happiness at becoming a Redemptorist, and his gratitude to McMaster for the part the latter played in bringing it about. He looks upon his year of Novitiate as the most pleasant and profitable of his life. He believes the Novitiate at Baltimore attempts to make one realize the spirit which St. Alphonsus inculcated to the Redemptorists of his day. He thinks the Novices receive the best under such management. Deshon hopes that Father Gabriel Rumpler will continue as Novice Master for a long time. He comments on the difference between the Studentate and the Novitiate. They have ten students who will some day be able to preach to American audiences. He comments on the suitability of their place for study. He desires a letter from McMaster. Father (Sylvester H.) Rosecrans desires to be acquitted of any unfriendliness towards the Redemptorists. He had advised Deshon to become a secular priest rather than a regular, but the former acquiesced at Deshon's becoming a Redemptorist. Rosecrans probably adopted the views of Father James Fitton, his director. Deshon expected to see McMaster during the session of the Great Council in Baltimore, but did not.

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1852 Jul. 4
Henri, Father J(ea)n: Mount St. Mary's, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Henri received (Blanc)'s letter of June 30. In regard to Richard Kane, the trip could cost at least $40. (Henri adds a note that) he has just learned that $50 would be needed from Baltimore to New Orleans. Kane leaves next week to go to his sister's; the money can be sent to him there at Newark. Henri thanks (Blanc) for all his kindnesses and for inviting Henri to come to him. Henri is undecided. Next year he would not hesitate a moment as he has not found here what he was seeking when he left his native country. And besides he has always loved Louisiana. Various advice, the desire to learn English, the invitation from Father (F. Zeller?) to be near him, turned his thoughts away. Now (Blanc)'s letter seems like the voice of God, but Henri must reflect. He will write in a week and give his decision. Two things retain him this year: the first, the desire to perfect his English; the second, lack of money. Before coming here, Henri wanted to see the London Exposition. He has made some trips in this country and bought some clothes that he would not have, had he foreseen so sudden a change. If a priest, a good friend of his, advises him to go, he will regard it as God's will. Henri should have his answer in a week. Henri would have waited until then to write if Kane had not been so anxious to be assured of leaving.

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1852 Jul. 5
Blin, Father J.E.: New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Since his transfer seems to trouble (Blanc), Blin will wait for a more favorable time to renew his request. In the meantime, (Blanc) is to see that Father (Nicholas) Francais does not extend his jurisdiction, at least for marriages, to the center of that portion confided to Blin. Where a person has a lot in the cemetery of another parish, it is all right, but for marriages, Blin holds to his rights. The contract has been approved for the donation of Mrs. Patout's chapel, with 18 arpents of land, 10 of which were given by Mr. Ollivier. Up to now Blin has attended it every two weeks, but on Tuesdays. They are anxious to have Mass on Sundays. Neither Blin nor Father (Ange Marie Felix) Jan know the limits of their jurisdiction; Jan has probably ministered for Blin and Blin for him but they have had no difficulty. If circumstances change for (Blanc) Blin will be happy to be delivered from pastoral burdens.

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1852 Jul. 6
McClosky, Tho(ma)s: New York, (New York)

At sight $33.50 is to be paid to the order of E.D. Brown and charged to the account of Father S(tephen) Rousselon. (Endorsements on back): Pay H.F. Vail and(?) Co(mpany?) or order, (signed) E.D. Brown; endorsed by Vail to G. Crusat or order; Mechanics' and Traders' Bank, G. Cruzat, Cashier, C. Livaudais.

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1852 July 7
Miles, George H.:
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

The enclosed manuscript was furnished him by his brother-in-law Lieut. Daniel Beltzhover, U.S. Artillery, and may be serviceable to Brownson in the preparation of an article.

The articles published in several Catholic newspapers last summer under the heading "Religious Intolerance in the Army" have induced Beltzhover to prepare a brief statement of the actual condition of Catholics in the army. Catholics should unite to insist on the repeal of the act of Congress authorizing the appointment of Chaplains in the army. He quotes the Army Regulations on the appointment and duties of chaplains. Although two-thirds of the army are Catholics, all of the twenty Chaplains are Protestants. The officers of the posts who select their chaplain are protestants. No chaplain can be appointed whose minsitry will give satisfactions to all concerned. A Protestant chaplain cannot attend to the religious wants of a catholic. The law requires the officer in charge to see that his men attend the service. This results in many difficulties. The office of chaplain should be abolished.

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1852 Jul. 7
O'Donnell, F.: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

At the time the books credited on the enclosed bill (no enclosure) were sent to O'Donnell, the clergyman who brought them asked him to make out the bill and send it to (Blanc). He does not know whether the clergyman meant there was anything left by Father (Casimir) Mouret to pay it. If there is anything in O'Donnell's favor, he will be pleased; if not, he will mark it off his accounts.

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1852 Jul. 7
(Portier), Bishop Michael: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc)'s letter, dated June 28 came only yesterday. (Portier) replied at once by telegraph that he would be at (Blanc)'s service for the 18th and 19th. 1. He will give Confirmation at St. Peter on the 15th or even the 14th, and leaving the same day, he will arrive at the seminary before the 16th. 2. The 16th, ordination of subdeacons; the 18th, the deacons and the 19th, the priests. It does not seem that the Confirmation announced for the 11th could be set for the 14th.

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1852 Jul. 8
Starrs, Father William: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Starrs has directed (Thomas) McCloskey of this city, the legal heir of the late B. McCloskey of New Orleans, to draw on (Blanc)'s vicar general, Father (Stephen) Rousselon for $33.50 according to (Blanc)'s instructions. Starrs told McCloskey that this was a remaining portion of the estate of his deceased son. Starrs did not see McCloskey since receiving (Blanc)'s letter, until lately.

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1852 Jul. 8
St. Cyr d'Arthur, A. De: St. James, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

St. Cyr asks Rousselon to send him an English teacher. Board, laundry, and lodging and 20 piastres a month will be given for 3 hours of class. At the end of a month, if the person is not suitable, St. Cyr will pay his expenses back to the city. It is impossible to take a married man. He depends entirely on Rousselon's judgment for this new favor as for that of the happiness of his life which Rousselon lavished on him. He is still without news of his family. (P.S.) His address is, Schoolmaster at the home of Jean Louis Deslattes. His wife sends respects.

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1852 July 9
O'Connor, M(ichael), Bp. of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He is sorry to hear that Purcell had been unwell. He will leave for Rome in a few days. He asks Purcell to write if he can do anything for him in Rome. He requests Purcell to ordain Mr. Riordan immediately and send him here as he will need him during his absence. Riordan can complete his studies later.

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1852 Jul. 9
O'Hara, W.A.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

O'Hara is directed by Father Edward Purcell to send Blanc $606(?) for the use of Edward Hinnigan; he encloses a check. (In Blanc's hand on the letter): Received the above check July 23 from the Archbishop of New Orleans. (Signed by) Edward Kinnigan, his mark.

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1852 Jul. 10
Baroux, Father L(ouis, S.S.C.): Silver Creek, Michigan
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

Because of Lefevere's silence, Baroux will repeat the subject of his last letter. All makes him presume that Lefevere is opposed to the Indians buildingaa church at Brushcreek, (Michigan); doubtless because Sinegowa, contrary to Lefevere's advice, separated from Pokagan and perhaps because against Lefevere's orders, Sinegowa made the contract in his name. Last year Father (Edward) Sorin, (C.S.C.), made an advantageous offer to Sinegowa but he declined it. Sorin is still disposed to procure the same advantages for them, but will they accept? The Protestants work to pervert them. Baroux asks permission to bless the cemetery at Pokagan which he enlarged.

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1852 Jul. 10
Raviol, Father J(ohn) F.: Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Raviol received (Blanc)'s letter of June 22. He does not know why (Blanc) informs him about the two cases which Father Gélot proposed. Raviol knew where he stood on both; he talked to Gélot about it. Raviol is amazed that in writing (Blanc), Gélot did not tell him that Raviol had fallen ill the day after Gélot arrived here. For a month and a half he could not use his right arm. Gélot must have written a letter in his own style. But Raviol will not say anything to discredit him; he cannot be without an assistant. Raviol must submit if good is to be done at Washington. Raviol will do as (Blanc) wishes. Jean B(aptis)te Manuel, Jr. wishes to marry his first cousin, Louise Pierre (?) Manuel and asks for a dispensation.

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1852 July 10
Hunt, F J: Montreal, (Canada)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Mass)?

Captain Baird Smith of the Royal Engineers from India will visit Boston soon. He would be grateful for any courtesy extended Smith by Brownson. He hopes to communicate his speculations on atoms and forces to Brownson.

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1852 Jul. 11
Cutts, R.S.C., Madame M(aria): Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She was glad to learn by (Blanc)'s last letter that he plans to visit them this fall. She did not hope to have this consolation because of the trips he had to make to go to the Council. Their vacation begins October 13. July 22 will be a double celebration: four postulants are to take the habit and Madames Lebesque, Barry, and Sister Elisabeth Moran will make their first vows. Cutts asks (Blanc) to appoint a priest for the examinations. It is too bad that they do not have their railroad as yet; then (Blanc) could not resist their invitations to come. All at Grand Coteau is going well.

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1852 Jul. 12
Beccard, Amédée: Assumption Seminary, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Beccard received from Father (Blaise) Raho, (C.M.) the letter (Blanc) wrote. The interior troubles Beccard has had for the past 19 months, of which he spoke in his letter to (Blanc), are beyond what (Blanc) suspects. Not mentioning (Blanc)'s letter before last which was not an indifferent sorrow. For several months he has been almost in a decline, unable to sing two notes and unable to apply himself to study. However he has not seen reason to give up, persuaded that he ought to go on to the subdiaconate. He would like (Blanc) to leave him this vacation to recover, to practice the ceremonies of the Mass, leaving it to the Superior to stop when he sees fit. He will profit from the retreat to reflect further and decide definitely.

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1852 July 12
Brownson, Orestes A.: Chelsea, (Massachusetts)
 to Charles A. Morse: Cambrudgeport, (Massachusetts)

Morse will find Brownson at home in the forenoon any day this week that he chooses to call.

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1852 July 14
Nevin, J(ohn) W.: Mercersburg, (Pennsylvania)
 to J. A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Nevin states that he will take this apportunity to get the spare copy of De Maistre's "De Pope", which McMaster has. Mr. Higbee, a graduate of the Vermont University and where he is going to deliver an oration, will take charge of the copy upon his return from the North. He states that if Mc Master has disposed of the copy in the meantime, it will be all right He has read Dr. Newman on University Education with interest, and believes Newman a powerful writer. He is completely with the Catholic Church on the subject of godless education.

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1852 Jul. 14
Vital, Father J.J.: Portland, (Kentucky)
 to Father (Napoleon Joseph Perché?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Vital received the alb and two surplices with the cord which (Perché) sent with Father (Charles J.) Boeswald. They regard (Perché) as their father and friend; their joy would be full if he had been the bearer of these things. They had hoped to see him on his return from Baltimore. (Perché) asked in his letter that Vital express his regrets to all his friends. They will rejoice when he is among them. (P.S.) He has not received the candle-stocks. Father John Quinn of Louisville died July 7.

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1852 Jul. 14
(Odin), C.M.), Bishop J(ohn) M(ary): Galveston, (Texas)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has been so distracted since his return to Galveston that he could not find a moment to write. Things went well enough during his absence. The two convents of San Antonio and Galveston are flourishing and inspire much confidence in the parents. The Sisters (Ursulines), because of lack of room, have been obliged to refuse many pupils. They wish to enlarge but (Odin) opposes it, to avoid debts they would find difficult to pay. The Oblates (of Mary Immaculate) give much cause for hope. The choice of the Bishop of Marseilles is excellent. They are learning English. The Superior fell ill after a trip to a little mission on the Trinity; he is recovering. Father (Charles)Padey arrived here Saturday quite ill. He seems better. Father (Michael) Sheehan was to set out last week to visit Mrs. Green, who is dangerously ill. He has not yet returned. (Odin) would like to send two Oblate Fathers to the Sabine and Calcassiou but the heat is so intense he does not dare let them leave before October. The Sisters of the Incarnate Word are living in old Mr. Smith's house and studying the languages. The population of Texas increased considerably during (Odin)'s absence. All the young people he brought would hardly suffice in the mission. Their resources do not grow in proportion. (Odin) will leave Tuesday or Wednesday for San Antonio. Father (Michael) Calvo, (C.M.) will be recalled in September. (Odin) encloses (no enclosure) a receipt for the 100 piastres Father (Stephen) Rousselon gave him.

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1852 Jul. 16
Goujon, Mrs.: New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

She takes advantage of Father (Hubert) Thirion's going to ask Blanc to leave the house in which they live in her name or that of her children during her lifetime or as he sees fit. It would be difficult to find a sadder situation than hers. She has just spent four and a half months with a doctor who did not cure her but at least relieved her. Although she cannot work, she needs to. If Blanc can make out something in writing for this house so it will be in her name or that of her children, she does not want Mr. Goujon to know anything about it as she intends to separate from him. At least she would be assured of a refuge.

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(1852?) (July 16)
Hecker C.S.S.R., Father I(saac) Th(omas): N(ew) Y(ork), New York
 to (Orestes A. Brownson):

Father Hecker sends by express two volumes of Countess Ida Hahn Hahn's books which are prohibited in certain counties of Europe. She is a papist and Hecker thinks the second volume, at least, should be translated. He has ordered Dunnigan to send (Brownson) the lives of St. Leonard and Pere Segneri. The Provincial asked (Brownson) for several missing numbers of the Review. Hecker thinks the books of the Countess should do some good because of her ability and because the prestige of a forbidden book should insure a large circulation. He suggests John (Brownson) as a translator. He will send her "Marien Leider" to be translated or to receive a notice. (Note on back in another handwriting asks for the three Reviews with articles on Hungary.)

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1852 Jul. 16
Jessé, A(ntoine de): Lyons, (France)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

The natural desire to raise the total of contributions each year, has made some of their correspondents ask them to delay as long as possible the balance of their receipts. But these delays bring inconveniences embarrassing for the Association fo the Propagation of the Faith. There is danger of confusing the receipts for one year with those of the next. The accounts for 1852 will comprise only the alms sent by the members up to December 31. The collectors have the whole month of January to send them to the central councils who will close their accounts on February 1. The annals are to be distributed only to those Chapters whose groups contribute a total of 26 francs. D(omi)nic Meynis signs as secretary.

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1852 Jul. 16
Menet, S.J., Father J(ohn) B(aptist): Sault Ste. Marie, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

Menet has just received Lefevere's letter of July 12. He has sent back to Mr. (Peter B.) Barbeau the draft for Father (Frederic) Baraga after endorsing it. Menet sends Lefevere the signature of Brother Lacoste, (S.J.). Menet has always received the money of the school but he will not forget to let Lefevere know. As for the mixed marriages, Menet has never allowed them without conforming to the demands of the Papal brief. If there is a new decree from Rome equivalent to an absolute impediment, then they can no longer use the powers received from the other side (Canada).

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1852 Jul. 16
Tumoine, Father H(yacinthe): Avoyelles, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He would have been pleased to accept (Blanc)'s offer as he wished to see (Blanc) and it would give him great pleasure to receive him and Father (Adrien) Rouquette but two circumstances prevented; the illness of his servant, a poor Irish lady, and two weddings he had to perform. He is well, only he is sorry to be so far away from any priest. If (Blanc) is near Pointe Coupée or Attakapas, he would do his best to get to see him.

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1852 July 17
Fransoni, James Philip Card. Prefect: Rome, Italy
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Father Sylvester H. Rosecrans is returning to America after having completed his course of studies in preparation for his work in the Cincinnati diocese. He completed his work so well as to merit the title of doctor of theology. Franoni asks that he be well received because he is confident that he will answer the expectations of his superiors. (Signed by) A. Barnabo, secretary.

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1852 Jul. 17
Jordain, Father Ph(ilibert): Campté, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

On leaving Natchitoches with regret at not seeing (Blanc), Jordain went towards Campté where he was seized with a fever which kept him near death for 3 days. The church is progressing better than he hoped. The people came in a crowd for its erection. Jordain has tried to get a loan on the church and property but the guarantee is not good enough. Demands have become so violent from some of the workmen and merchants, especially after seeing that no one helps them, that Jordain cannot foresee staying in the parish, or doing good here. He told (Blanc) all these things at Natchitoches but he must know what (Blanc) wants him to do. He asks (Blanc) to accept the prayers he will offer for a safe trip to France. (P.S.) He has learned that some people propose to write to Father (Auguste) Martin to ask for a sum of money they gave to Father (Roman) Pasc(u)al, (C.M.) to build a church. Martin says he received almost $200 from Father (Anthony) Ver(r)ina, (C.M.) for this, but when Jordain asked for it, Martin claimed he had the right to keep it for the expenses of an assistant he sent to Campté.

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1852 July 19
Descamps, Father P.P. Dean of St. Wandru: Mons, France
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He has received Purcell's letter and is pleased that Purcell has returned safely to his flock. He is sorry to hear that Purcell's charity has been so poorly recompensed by the brother of one for whose salvation Purcell is so devoted. But that which Purcell has demanded is added here and he hopes will take away the unworthy suspicion. He sends this a bit late because of the absence of the director. Today is the anniversary of that sorrowful event, but he also remembers that it was on this day that he knew the real goodness of Purcell's apostolic zeal. Often has the memory of Purcell reanimated him. He has given Purcell's regards to those mentioned and they ask to be remembered in return to Purcell. In particular among these are his brother and his sister. In order not to have a very heavy letter he has transcribed himself on the letter addressed to him by the Director of the Prison the list of objects which Mr. DeBoearme possessed since his detention.

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1852 Jul. 19
Jordain, Father Ph(ilibert): Campté, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The archconfraternity, the Confraternity of the Scapular, and the Propagation of the Faith are valuable aids. Jordain asks for faculties to enroll persons in the first two. He is recovering from an illness which began after his last trip to New Orleans. His church is almost finished; the contractor has just presented the second demand for payment. It amounts to $800. Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc has sent promises, of a sort; the people have done the same. He hears complaints on all sides, against the country, against Blanc who is not too well disposed to help them, and against Father (Auguste) Martin whom they accuse of keeping $200 given him for a church. If (Rousselon) does not come to his aid, Jordain will come to demand a place in the garret beside his friend, Father (J.M.) Mignard, (C.M.). Since Jordain has been in Campté he has lived on public charity. He does not recoil from sacrifice, even 3 years of it, but the authorities should do for Campté what has already been done for so many other parishes. They need 14 or $1500; it is only an advance. There 25 workmen of whom 7 or 8 have worn themselves out working on the church and have never taken a cent for 3 or 4 months of work; also 10 or so merchants who have furnished on credit. How can Jordain live in the midst of all these people? He expects a letter from Blanc to let him know his wishes. He asks (Rousselon)'s advice.

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(18)52 Jul. 19
Martin, Father Aug(uste): (Natchitoches, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc) will excuse Martin for not accompanying Father (Adrien) Rouquet(te) to Alexandria. The boat was a day late and Father Felix Dicharry had been promised for Ile on Saturday. Martin needs 2 or 3 days rest. If (Blanc) goes to France would he take this little package for J. Delahailandière, to be sent by stagecoach? If not, will Father Rousselon send it on by the first opportunity? Martin has arranged for the painting of the pews for $220, they will begin immediately. Blanc's visit brought blessings. Saturday one of the sons of old Marc Sompeyrac, who calls himself a Protestant, father of several children, came to Confession. The same day an American lady, about 30, came to ask for baptism.

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1852 Jul. 19
Morgan, Ja(me)s T.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A bill for $190.38 for French Cat(echisms?) plus $8.25 for boxing, insurance, etc. Enclosed is the b(ill) of l(ading). Some 12 or 13 copies were left at the Coll(ege?) here.

- A. Bill S. -


1852 Jul. 19
Cadwallader, C.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

James T. Morgan shipped on board the Swamp Fox, 4 boxes of books for Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc.

- Bill S. -

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1852 Jul. 20
Forgue, Father: Trie, (France?)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

His desire to give (Blanc) exact information about August Laroque, a native of his parish, has made Forgue delay in answering (Blanc)'s request. A cousin of Laroque, who has just returned to town, says he saw him in Paris in May 1851 on his way to Vera Cruz. This news is far from being favorable to the divorcee. He pities her position.

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1852 Jul. 21
Guybre(?), T.A.: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He shows Blanc the estimate of what it would cost to restore Trinity Church and the cost of building it in brick, according to the plans made by (T.E.) Giraud and Loisy(?). Also for a main altar, 2 side altars, a pulpit, 80 pews, Communion rail, baptismal font and confessionals. The total would come to 11,500 piastres. He hopes he will be able to rebuild this church, maliciously destroyed by flames.

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1852 July 22
Brownson, Mrs. R(elief): Ballston, (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts)

They are in need of assistance as the rent is due and they need hay for the cows. They had no opportunity of selling any of the cows. Daphne wrote that she and her family have left James and that she and her son Daniel are in Sweden. They are uneasy about Daphne. If it does not rain soon, it will be a distressed time such as they have never known is this country.

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(18)52 Jul. 22
Five Wounds, (M.S.C.), Sister Mary of the: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Blanc has heard of a child who was put into the kitchen of the orphan asylum during the epidemic and whom the Sisters (Marianites of the Holy Cross) brought to the orphans' "Ouvroir". Sister had told Mr. Layton of her desire to rent a room where she could gather all the abandoned children like this. The word reached the mayor who sent her $83(?). She took two children from the ouvroir and a woman to care for them. The two children died at the end of a few months leaving her $52 of this gift. She asked the Father Superior for permission to use it for abandoned children and he granted it. She also talked to Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché, whom she saw as extraordinary confessor, of the need to rent a small house not far from the asylum for $6 a month. The same evening Layton asked if she would take two orphans which a Protestant minister wanted to send with a sum of $50. The next day Sister (Francis) Regis, (S.C.) said she had several more orphans to place if she would take them. In less than 4 or 5 days, she has 12 or 14 children with 4 poor mothers, and one and another have brought her almost enough to support all. When she told the Father Superior, he said she had gone too far without Blanc's authorization. She did only as God seemed to ask of her. So she submits it all to Blanc hoping that he will bless this little group supported at so little expense.

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1852 Jul. 22
Henri, Father John: M(ount) S(t.) M(ary's, Maryland)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Henri's friend, a missionary, was absent when he wrote to him about (Blanc)'s invitation. His friend weighed everything, pro and con, and replied yesterday that he thought it better for Henri to remain here another year, since he came for this house, in order to try the education of youth and perfect his English. Henri submits to his decision. He thanks (Blanc) and if, next year, (Blanc) would again think of this poor French missionary, he hopes to be useful to (Blanc). P.S. (Blanc) is not to forget Mr. Kane; he is waiting, at Newark, for (Blanc)'s letter with much impatience.

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1852 Jul. 22
Kenrick, Archbishop Francis Patrick: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)

Kenrick has just returned from Frederick where he witnessed the death of Bishop (John Joseph Chanche) of Natches. He expired this morning at 7 after an illness of 12 or 13 days. Kenrick presumes (Blanc) already knows from a letter from Father Alexius (J.) Elder that (Chanche) has commended his diocese to (Blanc)'s charge, and left (Blanc) his property. Kenrick does not know the details of his last will. (Blanc) will no doubt communicate with the Holy See and propose three names for a successor. Bishop (Michael O'Connor) of Pittsburg sailed Saturday for Liverpool on his way to Rome, where Bishop (James Oliver Van de Velde) of Chicago has probably arrived. It was suggested in the Council that in case of the latter insisting on a translation, he would be a fit bishop for Natches. Kenrick merely recalls this without desiring to influence (Blanc)'s choice.

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1852 Jul. 22
Kinsela, Andrew E.: Franklin, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Kinsela would like Blanc to send him glass, screws, locks, etc., which would cost a great deal more here. If Blanc will let him have about $75, Kinsela will settle a judgment against himself on account of work on the church. He will be ready for his second payment in a few weeks and it can be deducted out of it.

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1852 Jul. 23
Parant, Father Ant(hony): Quebec, (Canada)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

Parant wrote yesterday to Father E(tienne) Rousselon about his nephew, Dr. Joseph Painchaud. Rousselon is to show it to Blanc, about which Blanc can probably give him some information. Parant writes today at the request of the young doctor's father who wants Blanc to write to the principal ecclesiastic of Rio-Janeiro concerning a French vessel, the Malouin, which was to have stopped at that port last spring, enroute to California and which had on board some French colonists and missionaries for Bishop (Modeste) Demers of Vancouver. Father Pierre Michel Laroche and a young Canadian doctor left the boat. The priest appeared at N(ew) O(rleans) and the doctor, who acted as secretary-treasurer for Demers, appears not to have been seen. They have received no letter from the young doctor since he left France. Parant sends the enclosed advertisement of Dr. Painchaud, the father. If Blanc deems it necessary to put it in all the papers, Parant will send the amoung of expenses. Parant thinks it is unnecessary to put it in all the papers and to say that the young man had a considerable amount on him.

- A.L.S. -


1852 Jul. 22
Painchaud, Dr. Jos(eph, Sr.): Quebec, (Canada)

Painchaud's son left France last November At Rio Janeiro, his son left the boat together with Laroche who called at the Archbishop's in New Orleans last spring, saying that he was accompanied by a Canadian doctor but not saying his name nor the hotel where he was staying, nor whether he went on with him to join the Bishop of Vancouver. Being without news of his son, Painchaud asks the people of New Orleans to give him any information they may have about his son.

- A.D.S. -

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1852 Jul. 24
Elder, Father A(lexius) J.: Balt(im)o(re, Maryland)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

Blanc will have heard of the death of Bishop (John Joseph) Chanche at Frederick on the 22nd. The Bishop made a will in which he leaves to Blanc all his property in the state of Miss(issipp)i and places the administration of the diocese of Natchez under the immediate care of the Archbishop. Mr. Scott, a lawyer and good Catholic, has directed Father (Thomas) Mul(l)edy of Frederick not to send Blanc the will until Scott has taken the proper information, so as to be a legal paper. Father (Francis) Lhomme had received funds from France for Chanche and Elder had given him $465 of money the Bishop gave him to keep. Of this Mr. Harper gave him $400 and the remaining $65 was from a collection in St. Patrick's Church about 5 weeks since. Received by Lhomme from Lyons and for Chanche for expenses home of Fathers (Clement D.) Ardois and (Francis Xavier) Leray, advanced by Lhomme, $144.21; cash for stamp on bill 40 balance in hands of Lhomme, $1099.07. Add the $400 given the Bishop by Miss Harper for his own expenses, and $65 collected at St. Patrick's giving a total of $1564.07. Elder today received a letter from Miss Harper asking what had become of the money, stating that she had given the Bishop $500. Chanche, on his deathbed, stated that he had borrowed $400 of Miss Marcilly and directed Elder to tell her to draw on him for $350, but on hearing of Chanche's death and knowing that Lhomme had the money, Elder directed her not to at present. Scott had made a collection for Chanche which Elder thinks will pay the funeral expenses. There were 3 other bills which the Bishop directed Elder to pay; he does not know how much. The Bishop's trunk is at Mrs. McTavish's in this city; Elder has the key. Elder had purchased a large trunk for the Bishop which was sent to Miss Harper's to be packed; she is not at home now. P.S. The Bishop died of inflammation of stomach and bowels, 14 days sick.

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(18)52 Jul. 26
Montgomery, Father S(tephen) H.: Vicksburg, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has just heard of the death of Bishop (John Joseph) Chanche; they are left without a shepherd. He has not heard the particulars or what disposition he made of his diocese. They look to (Blanc) for advice.

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1852 Jul. 26
Stafford, E(lizabe)th(?): Brighton, (England)
 to Bishop (John Joseph Chanche): Baltimore, (Maryland)

(Chanche) saw her letters and knows that Stafford's complaints were not unfounded. They did not receive one farthing from house or ground rents until 3 or 4 months ago when Mr. Campbell sent what he called an account from (18) 46 to (18)51. He had nothing to do with their accounts till 1850 and knew that Mr. Stimpson had used all that was collected up to that time. Stafford got nothing but 380 pounds on a mortgage, the interest of $10,000 and other expenses have absorbed the little that was coming to her. Emily (Emma Marcilly?) sent Stafford a letter of Campbell's about the Pennsylvania lands from which it appeared clear that he and Emily were anxious(?) to have them sold. Campbell knew that Stafford wished to obtain information about their property at the time of her grandfather's and mother's death. After two years without useful information she desired him to send the results which came no further than (18)38 and cost her nearly a thousand dollars. 8 or 9 months ago, he put some leases before Mr. McTavish for land near Baltimore, which he said the court would force Emily to sign, which she did and wrote that leases would be sent for them to sign which Mama had contracted for. Stimpson had been Mama's only agent to procure tenants and had made a list of the leases and their terms; Stafford would sign no leases not listed. These lists were not made before 3 years after her mother's death and were confirmed in 1850. Campbell had proposed that they lease some land near the 2 mile stone for 99 years at 4 dollars(?) an acre. "A gentleman" in Philadelphia and another in Baltimore wished to make this lease. Stafford told Emily it was absurd and they(?) refused. Then came the leases. Stafford wrote to Teachle(?) Wallis to get him to inquire from Campbell how many claimants there were and their names. Campbell said his lawyer, Zachariah Lucas, would send an answer. After 5 or 6 months Campbell sent each one a list containing 2 or 3 names and a long account of their land near Baltimore with a list of persons wishing to have leases and some pretending that Stimpson had promised them one in 1849. The whole thing is suspicious and Stafford sees a conspiracy to rob them of these lands which will become of immense value. Unless Emily and Carroll(?) exert themselves, they will succeed. Papa's books and papers relating to leases have disappeared. Stimpson had a rent ledger and when Emily and Carroll went to his office and took his books, they must have taken that. Stafford has asked Campbell and Mr. Havard for a deed of some lots McTavish bought for Stafford but she can get no answer. She asked Havard to get a title, that she might show it and sell them, but he has not done it. David Hoffman says the Chancellor's decision ought to be registered in the place where the property lies. She has written Mr. Randall of Annapolis to have it done and has no answer. Therefore Stafford asks (Chanche) to see if the chancellor's division of the estate is registered and, if it is, to get her a certificate of it. If it is not, she implores him to go to Annapolis to get a copy and have it registered. When she gets her property secured, she will contribute to (Chanche)'s cathedral. She believes Emily and all of them should make deeds renouncing claim to the portions of the others. When she and Mary were talking this over, Mary said she was sure Emily would. But Emily answered she would not because it was branding her with dishonor. Emily says if Judge Taney says she ought, she will do so. Taney's clause(?) was the cause of all the rascality they have met with. Judge Ferrell(?) said the worst thing was Mr. Parrish's saying that Taney would give his opinion if they bound themselves to abide by it. Emily has a strange propensity to follow anyone's advice rather than her sisters. When (Chanche) gets the chancellor's deed(?) of the division registered, he is to ask Emily for McTavish's copy of the partition of the lots he bought for Emily, Stafford, and Mr. Gittings(?). Stafford is so happy to think (Chanche) is with Emily at this time and hopes he will be able to make a good impression on Alexander whose mind is in total darkness about religion.

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1852 Jul. 27
Arnault, J.M.: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Arnault would like to know if Father J(ul)ien (M.) Guillou is still at Yazoo City. Arnault has sent him several letters; not having heard from him for more than 6 months, Arnault wrote to Bishop (John Joseph) Chanc(h)e but he has just heard of his death.

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1852 Jul. 28
Curiel, Jos(eph?): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Receipt for 12 piastres from Father Et(ien)ne Rousselon for one month's hire of Fanchonette. Curiel signs as agent(?).

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(1852?) Jul. 29
Dufour, Father L(ouis): Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

For some time Dufour has kept his grand(?) nephew with him because the poor child has never had an education in sentiment and spirit. Dufour, separated from his family since the age of nine, has never known them nor been useful to them in this way. At present his father is urging him to come home and marry. Dufour does not want him to lose, on this trip, the little good that he has inculcated. Blanc spoke of a trip to Europe. If Blanc is going, Dufour will keep him until he could take advantage of Blanc's company and protection as far as Paris. Dufour said jokingly that if Blanc wished, Dufour would accompany him the whole way. He repeats this offer seriously. Dufour's health is better right now. It was in 1823 that he assumed the chasuble and so next year it will be 30 years. During that time he has always been in the field. His conscience tells him that he could never be called a useless servant. But he fears to take his own will as the only rule. Such is the secret of this exterior, sometimes so little expansive and languid. Father (Stephen) Rousselon calls this "spleen." Rousselon, better than any priest here, always goes straight to the point of things.

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(18)52 Jul. 29
Smith, (S.C.), Sister Regina: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister wrote to Father (Blaise) Raho, (C.M.) to know when Father (John M.) Delcros, (C.M.) will return; she encloses his answer. They cannot be without a confessor until then. Father (Marianus) Maller, (C.M.) told her that whenever they could not get a priest of the Mission to hear the Sisters' confessions, they must, if possible, get a secular priest. Maller said to address (Blanc) for a confessor. Sister Lor(r)etta, (S.C.) is very sick; she ought not to be left longer without confession. Regina does not think Raho would come as a Sister wanted to go to him in the Jubilee and he said he did not have the faculty.

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(18)52 Jul. 28
Raho, C.M., Father B(laise): Bouligny, (Louisiana)
 to Sister (Regina Smith, S.C.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Raho was obliged to go to the city yesterday on some commissions. He felt too weak to come to the hospital. He had to take a conveyance to get to the railroad cars. He is troubled with great oppression on his chest and fainting spells. After the 15th he will return to the Seminary. Delcros said he would return the 10th or 12th. Raho is sorry to hear that God is still trying her confidence.

- A.L.S. -

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1852 July 30
Blanc, Ant(hony), Abp. New Orleans: New Orleans, Louisiana
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Blanc received word of the death of Bishop (John Joseph) Chanche of Natchez, who made him his heir and administrator of his diocese. In a signed letter on the 19th, Chanche recommends as his successor Fr. Charles I. White of Baltimore and secondly Father Jacob M. Lancaster, a student of the Propaganda. Blanc sends those names along with that of Father William Elder to Rome. Blanc asks Purcell to write to Rome giving his views on those named. He will go to Natchez on Monday. There is no one among the clergy whom he could appoint as administrator. Chanche died in the home of Father (Thomas) Mulledy. Archbishop (Francis Patrick) Kenrick was there and writes of his edifying death. Kenrick suggests that the see of Natchez might suit Bishop (James) Vandevelde. Blanc has no objections to this were it not for the strong recommendations of Chanche himself.

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1852 Jul. 30
Guybre(?), T.A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He offers a second bid on (Holy) Trinity Church which Blanc intends to rebuild. He had made a mistake in his first bid. This construction will amount to $14,000, not counting the changes Blanc might want to make in the course of the work. He makes this remark after seeing an article on the specifications made by (T.E.) Giraud and Larr(?), architects. The foundations will be 3 feet deep. All the carpentry, except the altars and pews, will be in cypress or juniper. The altars will be painted white with a gold stripe; the pews will be painted. Blanc will take into consideration that Guyfre is the father of a family whose work supports his children and who was once recommended to Blanc by Bishop (John Louis) de Cheverus, now Archbishop of Bordeaux and one of the most illustrious prelates of France. Guyfre was the one who first built this church destroyed by fire.

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1852 Jul. 30
(Proust, O.C.S.O.), Father Marie Eutrope: Gethsemani, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They received the cask of red wine and (Proust) expresses their gratitude. Young Mr. Trust, whom Father Rousselon told them about, came a week ago. He made his retreat and edified the whole Community; he will leave tomorrow. (Proust) sends regards to Rousselon and Father Rouquette. The wine came truly at the right time as there are many of the Brothers whose digestion was impaired by the harvesting work in the excessive heat. Father Basile, (O.C.S.O.) is no longer at Gethsemani; he has gone to Tracadie. Probably his brother at New Orleans does not know it, as he has written two letters to Gethsemani which (Proust) sent on to Tracadie.

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1852 July 30
Spalding, M(artin) J., Bp. Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

His cathedral will probably be consecrated on the first of October. He invites Purcell to perform the consecration service. He has written to Bishop (John) McCloskey and will await his answer before setting the exact day. Spalding shares in the general mourning at the death of Bishop (John J.) Chanche. If Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc should go to Europe, there may be some dealy in filling the vacancy. Spalding has been uneasy about Purcell's health having heard of his late attacks of indisposition.

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1852 Jul. 31
Kinsela, Andrew E.: Franklin, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Kinsela has (Rousselon)'s of the 27th and feels under obligation for his kindness. He has written to Mr. Clanan for the articles and gave a draft to Mr. Mordis, a merchant here, for the $75 that is stated in (Rousselon)'s letter, which will be paid out of the second payment of Kinsela's contract on the Catholic church. He would like to make some arrangements about the rest of the work so he might be preparing for it.

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