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1854 Jun.
Lambert, Rich(ar)d: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to FatherE(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

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

V1-1-g - A. Receipt S. - (French) - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 1
Cavaroc, Charles: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to FatherE(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana

A receipt for $54.30 for bill rendered May 5. (Hatchez is written in in Rousselon's hand). Receipted by H. Flotte.

V1-1-g - Receipt - 1p. - 16mo. - {3}


1854 Jun. 1
(Haughery), Margaret (Gaffney): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $11.65 for milk in May.

VI-1-g - Bill - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 1
(Martin), Bishop Aug(uste) M(ar)ie: Paris, (France)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Martin) arrived safely in France after a very good trip. He left Louisiana the first Saturday of May; on the second the arrived at New York; and the last Saturday they were in sight of Europe. In these long crossings, one of 1500 miles and the other 3500 they never had a bad day. Since then he has twice crossed the St. George Canal from England to Ireland, and back and once over the Channel and all were veritable promenades. Arrived at New York on the 13th at 4 o'clock, at 5 (Martin) left with his young people for Georgetown arriving there at 6:30. He said Mass in their chapel. Sunday evening he took the railroad and arrived in New York Monday morning and went to the home of Mr. Kennedy, who together with his wife, very attentive to him. Tuesday was First Communion day for pupils of the Jesuits on 16th Street who asked him to preach at the Mass for their pupils and those of the Ladies of the Sacred Heart. After visiting their magnificent establishment in Manhattan, (Martin) returned to dine with Archbishop (John) Hughes. Wednesday, (Martin) embarked on the Africa, landing at Liverpool on the 28th. Monday evening he was in Dublin, the next morning at All Hallows where the Vice President promised him a choice of 2 or 3 good students of philosophy. It will be a long wait but there is not one student in theology who is not assigned. (Martin) will return there at the end of September to see the subjects themselves and make an arrangement. That some night he was in London from where he left yesterday and arrived in Paris with one of the professors from All Hallows. Today he went to the home of the President of the Central Council without being able to see him but he was welcomed by (Charles) Choiselat and will see him again tomorrow. (Martin) has not yet seen Bishop Sibour; he was away. Neither did he see Mr. Rousselon, because of lack of time. Tomorrow he says Mass at Sacred Heart house, make necessary visits and leaves in the evening for Rennes, to spend Pentecost there. There he will arrange his campaign plan with Bishop (Godefroy Brossais) St. Marc. (Martin) sends this itinerary to (Rousselon) as he fears the Archbishop is absent. (Rousselon) is to communicate it to Father Perché and Father Cambiaso. Choiselat said that he had never had an idea of the sacrifices Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc is obliged to make and of the meagerness of his resources; they will speak of it in the Council. These men complain of the lack of good will shown by the clergy of the Union for the Association of the Propagation of the Faith.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {9}


1854 Jun. 2
Menard, Father Ch(arle)s M.: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Menard has just received (Blanc)'s letter announcing his visit as well as Confirmation at St. Philomena's Church for the 13th. All will be ready. Menard gives the times of the boats, the C.D. Jr. and the Dr. Batey. He is leaving for St. Philomena's for the funeral of Mr. Ladadie who died last night. Menard had administered all the sacraments.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}


1854 Jun. 2
Tumoine, Father H(yacinthe): Avoyelles, (Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Tumoine has just heard that the Archbishop will be on a trip in a few days. He needs some marriage dispensations so he writes to (Rousselon). About the time that Bishop (Augustus Mary) Martin left Natchitoches, Tumoine wrote there for a dispensation but it has not come. The day appointed came and Tumoine celebrated the marriage thinking it had been given. If (Rousselon) thinks it necessary he is to send it. It was David Mayeux and Clarisse Mayeux, related in the third degree. Tumoine asks for a dispensation for William Lemoine and Clarissa St. Romain. Tumoine saw in the Propagateur that Archbishop (Anthony Blanc) was the administrator of Natchitoches during Martin's absense. Nothing new here except that his health is not of the best.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {7}


(1854 Jun. 3)
Beaugier, Father (A.): (Opelousas, Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The advice Rousselon gave Beaugier about Father (John F.) Raviol was very useful. By some attentions and especially keeping from touching the sensitive chord they not only have a good understanding but he is very pleased to say that Raviol's welcome has not diminished up today. After the Archbishop's letter, Raviol hastened to have Beaugier's relative come, whose presence has produced an effect quite opposite from the one Rousselon feared. Miss Raviol received her like a sister, virtuous people loved her at first sight. In parting Rousselon made Beaugier promise to tell him about Father Raviol. Beaugier asks to be released from a promise this time. On this occasion he wished to observe a charitable silence. However under obedience he will tell in another letter, all he has learned. Perhaps later it will be less sad and he will have consoling things to tell. Raviol, having learned from the Archbishop's letter that Beaugier was destined for Ville Plat(t)e, spread the news. Immediately one of the inhabitants was sent to ask Beaugier to pay them a visit; last Sunday Beaugier said Mass in their little church. They were overcome with joy. On Palm Sunday, after the Gospel he spoke as simply as possible for they know nothing. After Mass, Beaugier opened a subscription to build a presbytery; many of the most bitter opponents subscribed. He asked for the essentials for divine worship; they assured him of the necessary funds. Sunday evening, one of them, Mr. Coreil learned that right beside the church, there was a house for sale. The seller was a friend of Coreil's and their difference in price was only 50 piastres. The house whose plans Beaugier had asked them to send to the Archbishop, suited Beaugier in every way; however, he told them that the Archbishop must be informed beforehand. They replied that it fulfilled all the conditions which the Archbishop demanded but that he would be very satisfied with this purchase and with the donations which they gave him on condition that the Archbishop would not permit the church to be moved from its present site. A pastor would have to be very difficult if he were not content with such a house. It also has a garden and trees. Beaugier asks that the Archbishop send as assistant to Raviol, but he really believes that Raviol spends most of his time on are the long and numerous trips which he has to make in the parish of Ville Plat(t)e whose extent is immense and which would be entirely dispensed with if there was a pastor at Ville Plat(t)e. It is not surprising that Raviol should be worn out in his sickly condition but with rest, he could suffice at Opelousas. At Ville Plat(t)e Beaugier found people who did not even know how to make the sign of the cross, and married persons who has not made their First Communions or been baptised. The Archbishop and his Superiors will help him with their advice and in need, Father (Louis Rocoffort, S.J.) Roquefort will be his guide. Beaugier believes that Raviol knows that Beaugier has written to Rousselon; he does not know the contents of his letter in which he has preserved the utmost charity but if by chance, Raviol come to New Orleans, Beaugier has warned him so that Rousselon knows how he stands. Beaugier has heard that Raviol has decided to spend the winter in Opelousas. In that case, will Rousselon tell Beaugier what to do. What is vexing is to go every Saturday to one house or another to sleep; this lessens the independence of a pastor. As for Was(h)ington, Beaugier believes it will be some time before the Archbishop can send a pastor there on account of the dispositions there and especially because they hope that Raviol will make a gift of his church, which is far from Raviol's thought. Beaugier has had to buy a house, also he has found nothing for the ministry as far as externals. (P.S.) He asks to be remembered to Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché to whom he intends to write soon.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - folio - {9}


1854 June 5
Charbonnel, Armandus Bp. Toronto: Quebec, (Canada)
 to ArchbishopJohn Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Although Charbonnel regretted to have tried the unfortunate O'Doherty through the advice of three prelates, and tried others of the same kind, he asks Purcell's advice on whether to give another trial to the writer of the enclosed letter. They are at the end of their 2nd Council. The fathers will support Charbonnel in soliciting from the Holy See the dismemberment of the vast diocese of Toronto. Although his see will be smaller, he will have more than enough work to do.

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


1854 Jun. 5
(Chambost, Father Charles): Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, L(ouisia)na

(Chambost) has just received a letter from Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché telling that the ordination of (Chambost)'s brother (Auguste Chambost) could not take place before the octave of Corpus Christi. This will be a long time because (Charles) has too much work but especially because he needs a priest for the Corpus Christi processions. If (Blanc) could delay his departure and ordain (August) before, it would be a great advantage for all of them. All is going well here. Some of their students are leaving for "la denrière Ile"; they must have a school there. He sends respects to Father Rousselon.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {3}


(18)54 Jun. 5
Mènard, Father Ch(arle)s M.: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mènard writes to correct his previous letter. The boat, the Dr. Battey leaves New Orleans on Friday at 9 in the morning and not in the afternoon.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 5
Cavaroc, Charles: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to FatherE(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $54 for claret and white wine.

V1-1-g - A. Receipt S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}


1854 June 6
Newman, John H(enry): Dublin, (Ireland)
 to (Orestes A.)Brownson: Boston, (Massachusetts)

Thanking Brownson for his letter Newman urges unity between them since there is unity necessary among Catholics when the enemies beseige the walls. There should be unity especially between them, who have come from darkness to the light. Such are his sentiments toward Brownson although he was disappointed that Brownson did not assist him in the University as he had suggested the chairs of theology and metaphysics will be given by the bishops to ecclesiastics. The mythical theory is active in England and Catholics are not secure from it. Any logical or historical attack upon it would be of the greatest service to us. Newman refrains from discussing contemporary politics.

I-3-1 - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}


1854 Jun. 6
Choiselat, Ch(arles): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Choiselat hastened to show the Councils (of the Association of the Propagation of the Faith) all the documents to interest them in (Blanc)'s diocese, so put to the test and where the yellow fever has struck with such intensity. All sympathize with (Blanc). As proof of this Councils have decided that 500 francs would be sent to Father Boué, (Blanc)'s vicar general and pastor of Ainay in Lyons to help him to pay for the passage of the missionaries which (Blanc) has commissioned him to prepare to leave. Choiselat sends this letter which may bring (Blanc) some consolation.

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


1854 Jun. 6(?)
Cretin, Bishop Joseph: St. Paul, (Minnesota)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Some days ago Cretin sent (Blanc) a letter for the canon of St. Paul (Father Francis de Vivaldi?) who was going to take up a collection in (Blanc)'s city. He has changed to St. Louis. Cretin asks (Blanc) to address the letter to Philadelphia in care of Bishop (Neumann) Newman.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}


1854 Jun. 6
Cavaroc, Charles: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to FatherE(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $54.25 for claret and white wine for Father (Joseph Michael) Paret, St. Charles Red Church.

V1-1-g - A. Receipt S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}


1854 Jun. 6
Delcros, C.M., Father J(ohn) M.: Bouligny, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A veritable angel of 5 years has just died. The father is absent and desires as does the mother, to have her buried in a corner of the block while waiting to have a Catholic cemetery. The parents are good Catholics and will submit to (Blanc)'s decision.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {1}


1854 June 6
Hulsen,: New York, (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson: Boston, Massachusetts)

If the steamer, Bremen, does not bring Hulsen something he will write as (Brownson) wished him to write. He knows the steamer will bring things for him.

I-3-1 - A.L.S. - (German) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 7
Mina, Father Ve. M(odest)e: St. John Baptist, (Louisiana)
 to ArchbishopAnt(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Enclosed is a note for 50 piastres for Masses, as follows: 20 for the deceased of the Ory family and Vichneair(?); 10 for those (?) of Justin Parret; 5 for the late Eulalia Webre, one every 22nd of the month, if possible; 8 for the late Euphrosine Keller, 7 for the intentions of various persons. Also a note for 10 piastres for the (Association of) the Propagation of the Faith received day before yesterday. (P.S.) June 7: 10 given to Father (Francis?) Cénas, Blanc took 5 himself.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {7}


(18)54 Jun. 7
Hunnecom, Father (?) P. T.(?): N(otre) D(ame) du L(ac, Indiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Seeing that (Blanc)'s diocese does not need new workers, Hunnecom has written elsewhere. He thanks (Blanc) for his reply.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 8
Leveque, R.S.C., Madame Louisa: Grand Coteau, Louisiana
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Leveoue would reproach herself for not giving (Blanc) news of their Mother (Maria Cutts, R.S.C.J.), if she had not known that he has visiting his diocese and that Mothers (Annetee) Prez, (R.S.C.J.) and (Adine) Guinand (R.S.C.J.) would keep him informed. (Cutts) is always about the same. All the doctors agree that it is nothing dangerous but the cure will be very slow. For two months (Cutts) has not left her room except for Sunday Mass. Their boarding school has 110 pupils. They hope (Blanc) will visit them soon.

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


1854 June 8
Odin, J(ohn) M. Bp. Galveston: Galveston, Texas
 to ArchbishopJohn Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

This letter will be presented to Purcell by Father (A.X.) Mauclaire, a priest of the Society of the Brothers of Mary, established at Dayton. His superiors order him from San Antonio to Cincinnati. Odin ordained him priest at the request of Father (Louis) Caillet. The only faculties he has are those of saying Mass and giving religious instruction. He had not sufficient theology to administer the sacraments. His conduct is good. Odin asks Purcell to send him the list of questions to fill out for Mrg. Bedini. The population of Texas is repidly increasing, but most of them come from the South and very few are Catholics. The few schools are doing well.

II-4-m - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {6}


1854 Jun. 8
(Odin), Bishop J(ohn) M(ary): Galveston, (Texas)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Odin) received the box which (Rousselon) sent. Enclosed are the $50 paid for customs and freight (Odin) does not know the contents of the box addressed to Father (C.?) Raymond; (Odin) will write to inform him about it. Father (Louis) Chambodut, (C.M.) is still suffering; he can no longer use one foot and hand. It is rheumatism; the doctor has tried all remedies imaginable. This letter will be brought by Father (A.X.) Mauclaire, (S.M.) who is going to Dayton, Ohio, where he is sent by his superiors. He belongs to the Brothers(?) of Mary. (Odin) has told Father (Peter Marie) Lacour about (Rousselon)'s fears concerning the little collection he proposes to make in Louisiana. His intention is not to stop at New Orleans; he wants only to go to Assumption where he hopes to gather a few alms promised him to build a chapel. He is now greatly embarrassed. He has bough a wooden house which he converted into a chapel and had to contract a debt which it is impossible to pay. He asks (Odin) to let him leave. If (Odin) could, he would aid him but he is badly straitened because of the building of the seminary.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {5}


1854 Jun. 8
Verdet, O.M.I., Father C(asim)ir: Brownsville, (Texas)
 to FatherS(tephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Verdet has just been advised by (Philip?) Rotchford that the boxes sent him from France have arrived at New Orleans and already put on board. The freight and customs amount to $19.95 which Rotchford has paid. If (Rousselon) will pay Rotchford, Verdet will say 20 Masses for Rousselon's intentions. This method will be simpler and avoid paying out the money, something quite rare in the house of a missionary of "far west Texas." Rousselon is to let Verdet know whether he accepts this arrangement.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}


1854 Jun. 9
(Odin), Bishop J(ohn) M(ary): Galveston, (Texas)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

In his letter yesterday, (odin) said he had informed Father (Peter Mary) Lacour of (Rousselon)'s opinion of his objective. His needs are so pressing that he begs (Odin) to let him leave. He wishes to see some of his acquaintances at Assumption and hopes to find among his friends enough to get out of embarrassment. Will (Rousselon) give him a few lines to authorize him to say Mass and give him a favorable welcome among the priests of the diocese. Father (Anthony) Thèves arrived here yesterday.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}


1854 Jun. 9
(Vandevelde), Bishop James Oliver: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to ArchbishopA(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

He is waiting for the boat, John Simonds, to leave this evening for St. Louis. He will try to be back around the first of August. He was to have been in Chicago April 27 but he sent a power of attorney to represent him. It seems that Father (Anthony) O'Regan has been renominated to the bishopric of Chicago. If so, his consecration will probably take place while (Vandevelde) is in the North. Father (Mathurin F.) Grignon will be alone for several weeks; he has been given all the powers he will need during (Vandevelde)'s absense. In an urgency he could have recourse to Blanc. Their church is almost covered, in slate. Yesterday (Vandevelde) appointed the collectors for the subscriptions to finish the church. Money is very scarce; payments will be made on October 15 and next January 15. Everyone seems well disposed and he hopes they can complete it next year.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 8vo. - {4}


1854 Jun. 10
Roman, Mrs. A.B.: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She asks (Blanc) to come to her house this morning. If he cannot come before 2 o'clock, she asks him to let her know when she could come to see him.

VI-1-g - A,Note S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 10
Dicharry, Father F(elix): Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Enclosed is a note for 10 piastres which he asks (Rousselon) to give to Méridier for his subscription to the Propagateur. He also asks for 100 English catechisms, medals, rosaries, and scapulars. Also 2 copies of the Jew of Verona. It is to be charged to his account. All is going well here. Father (J.J.) Duffo, (S.J.) is well and doing wonders.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {3}


1854 Jun. (10)
Guerineau, Ch(arle)s and Co(mpany): New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $32.45 for books and First Communion prints. Receipted by J. E. Peyroux.

V1-1-g - Receipt S. - (French) - 1p. - folio - {2}


(18)54 Jun. 12
Praz, R.S.C.J., Madame A(nnette): St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Praz regrets that she was not here at (Blanc)'s last visit; she would have asked him if he could not return for the feast of the Sacred Heart. She knows that if it is possible, (Blanc) will do it. Praz remained a week at Grand Coteau; she left everyone well except Mother (Maria) Cutts, (R.S.C.J.), however her condition is not as alarming as they said. After the decision of Doctor Millard and Doctor Palmer, the latter made a report to Doctor Stone, who is of the same opinion. All agree that the ailment will take a long time to cure so it will still be some months before Cutts can resume her work. Praz was much surprised, on her return, to learn that Father (August Simon) Paris was not to return; a letter he wrote her confirms it. (Blanc) can understand their sorrow. They still have the same number of children, 160. Every day they are offered others but they persist in refusing until they are more. Mother (Louise Leveque, R.S.C.J.) Lebesoue is here to help them; it is all Cutts could give. They are so handicapped at Grand Coteau; they have 110 students at present. Praz stopped at Baton Rouge, everyone is well there. Their distribution of prizes will take place on August 17; they hope to see (Blanc) preside.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {7}


1854 June 12
Spalding, M(artin) J. Bp. Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky
 to ArchbishopJohn Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnato, Ohio

At length the mystery of poor E. Hering's death is partially revealed by the discovery of his remains. Spalding performed at the funeral assisted by all the clergy. This much was due to him and the family and his numerous friends.

II-4-m - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}


1854 June 12
Baraga, Father Frederic Vicar Apos.: Upper Michigan New York, New York
 to ArchbishopJohn Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnato, Ohio

He is much obliged to Purcell for the interest he takes in his affairs. If it is terminated before his first Provincial Council, the better. Baraga will remain in New York three weeks. He accepted eight priests in Europe. Only one came with him on the steamer; the rest will come by sail because it is cheaper. He has three seminarians, onw who will finish at All Hallows College, Dublin; another at Sault St. Mary (Michigan); and another whom Baraga destined for Purcell's seminary in Cincinnati. P.S. The "Boston Pilot" says that Baraga returned with 12 priests. This is not so. One of his seminarians who was waiting for Baraga's return to be ordained died in March last.

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


1854 Jun. 13
(Odin), Bishop J(ohn) M(ary): Galveston, (Texas)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Odin) has just received from Miss Raymond a letter telling the contents of a box addressed to her brother. Someone is sending him a chalice, a box for the holy oils, some chasubles, and altar linens, a cross, medals, and pictures, all gifts of the family and acquaintances. (Rousselon) is to try to get an exemption from duty; the total value would not exceed 5 or 600 francs. Father Duplay has also just written, on May 15, announcing the departure of 3 or 4 seeminarians and two Sisters of the Incarnate Word. Bishop (John Baptist) Lamy, then at the seminary, made the blunder of pointing out that the New York route was the easiest. From there they must go to St. Louis and then to New Orleans. This will entail great expense. (Odin) would like to have had them stop in New York and spend the summer, the clerics at Bishop Hughes' seminary, and the Sisters with Sisters and come here directly by the boats which make the trip between New York and Galveston. They were to leave Havre May 27. (Odin) has written to Mr. DeCoourcy to ask him to detain them but no doubt his letter will arrive too late. (Rousselon) is to send a telegram to some of his acquaintances, Father (Annet) Lafont, for example, asking him to detain them until his letter arrives. (The text of the message is given and Lafont's address is given, in Rousselon's hand)

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {7}


1854 Jun. 13
Lynch, Father P(atrick) N(eeson): Charleston, S(outh) C(arolina)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

By the wish of Bishop (Ignatius A. Reynolds) who is confined to his bed, Lynch writes on a delicate subject. Several years ago George (F.) Kinsey made a secret marriage with Margeret H. Gidiere, both Catholics. The ceremony was performed by their clergyman. Father P. O'Neill. The young woman returned to her parents' house where she could not be visited by Kinsey who alleges that the marriage was never consummated. Some little time after, she went to a Protestant minister after applying in vain to the Bishop, Lynch, and other clergymen who refused, suspecting that something was not right, and was married by that minister to a Mr. or Dr. Baldwin and now lives with him in New Orleans. Kinsey has hope that upon proper presentation to the Holy Father his marriage might be dissolved and he is instructed to have the oath of the other party taken before the ordinary or archiepiscopal chancellor of New Orleans. His lawyers write that Mrs. Baldwin was willing to make oath but that (Blanc) declined receiving it. Kinsey is a respectable, worthy young man who has been grievously injured. He deserves Mrs. Baldwin's affidavit, to lay it at the feet of the Holy Father. The Bishop entertains no sanguine hopes that Kinsey will succeed, but he represents the case so that (Blanc) may be pleased to receive the affidavit.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {7}


(18)54 Jun. 14
Leighton, Or. R.:
Little, Brown & Co. Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

Leighton seeks a more full and comprehensive title to Brownson's new book, the "Spirit-Rapper," by which to announce it.

I-3-1 - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}


1854 June 14
Brunemann, .Father J(oseph): Newark, Ohio
 to ArchbishopJohn Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati,Ohio

Brunemann does not understand the letter he received yesterday. He brought the organ with his own money and paid all the expenses of transportation and installation. He did this for the greater glory of God. If there should be anyone who gave a single copper towards the organ, Brunemann is willing to give it as a present. It did not come into his mind to take away the two altars in the church. There never was a bell; therefore it cannot be taken away. The two paintings were given to him as a present on the condition that he say a monthly mass for the painter. Brunemann believes he is the owner and can take them away. When he came here the church was little more than a stable. He was living on 90 cents a week salary. He put up with the Germans for six years, only about twenty of them made their Easter duty. He is grieved by the infernal lies told against him by those who are only Catholic in name. The Irish are sorry he is going away. If he acted wrong against the church, the Irish being more faithful friends to the Church naturally would complain. He asks that an Irish priest be sent in his place. Brunemann can justify himself before any court. The English congregation is worthy of having a priest, but the Germans want only to dam the priest's soul along with theirs.

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


1854 Jun. 14
Vignes, Marie: Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Marie made her First Communion on Trinity Sunday.

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 On the same paper: 

(1854 Jun. 14)
Vignes, H(enriet)te: (Pointe Coupée, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Marie sends the height of her powers of application. H(enriet)te was very happy last Sunday to go to Holy Communion with her two oldest children. Joseph (Vignes), although a little devil, always goes. H(enriet)te) sent him to Poydras College but he did not want to stay so she had to send him back to the school she had taken him from. H(enriet)te is looking forward to seeing (Blanc) and is anxious for her daughter to receive Confirmation. She sees a change in Marie and hopes it will soften the bitterness of these sad days.

- A.L.S. -


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1854 Jun. 14
Thorne, R.J.: New York, (New York)
 to ArchbishopAnt(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Thorne this morning received Blanc's letter of the 5th. In answer to Blanc's 4th question: the name of S.W. Raymond's mother is June Raymond. Before her marriage to Henry Raymond, her name was June Van Wagner. She has resided in Thorne's family for the last 10 to 12 years and is now about 82, her mind clear and healthy. Thorne's brother-in-law's name is Samuel Wilson Raymond; he is a carpenter by trade and formerly resided in Mobile. He has a brother in New York named Henry Raymond and one brother residing in Louisville named Garret V. Raymond, a merchant there. Thorne's wife's name is Catharine G. (Thorne) and S.W. has a single sister who is sick and resides with Thorne, Sarah Raymond. Another brother, Tunis Q. Raymond died in Mobile in 1839; the other sister died in 1849 in Baltimore, of cholera. Thorne hopes Blanc will give him the reasons for the inquiry about Raymond. He hopes Raymond has done nothing to disgrace his family. P.S. Thorne does not think Samuel has a brother-in-law in New York by the name of Joseph Smith; he has never heard of him.

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1854 Jun. 15
Roman, Jean Jacques: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to ArchbishopA(nthony) Blanc: (Thibodaux, Louisiana)

Blanc's pastoral visit has brought them a wealth of spiritual benefits. The crowds at Communion and Confirmation have shown the piety of the Congregation of St. Joseph and its affection. For the founder of St. Joseph and the completer of Houma and one who during the last epidemic showed his charity and devotion, they ask for their pastor, Father (Charles M. Mènard) the honorary distinction of the cape. Roman is the organ of the Catholic congregation in his role of trustee.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {4}


1854 Jun. 16
Darby, J.: New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to ArchbishopA(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Darby has given the $50 to Mrs. Goujon. It is very difficult to collect the accounts due the church. But he will try to collect the $50 which he gave to Mr. Goujon coming from the accounts belonging to the late Father (John Stephen) Blin and a part of Blanc's. In three months Darby will give a detailed account.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {4}


1854 Jun. 16
Thirion, Father (Hubert): Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Thirion asks Rousselon to give Mr. Chase, the bearer of this letter, the box of holy oils which Mr. Grangnard (?) forgot recently.

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1854 Jun. 16
(Sorin, C.S.C.), Father E(dward F.): South Bend, (Indiana)
 to ArchbishopAnthony Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

By rector's orders, (Sorin) will send Blanc a priest imm(ediate)ly. (Signed) E. Lorrin.

V1-1-g - Telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1854 Jun. 17
Purcell, Father Edward: Cincinnato, (Ohio)
 to ArchbishopAn(thony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He thinks that his brother, (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell) has already informed Blanc of the dissolution of the Ursuline Community in this city. Blanc replied that if any of the ladies selected the converts of (New Orleans) or Texas, they would be received. Two of the Sisters desire to enter at New Orleans and will present this note. Purcell's brother would write if he were at home. These ladies are Mrs. (Sister) Mary Angela Delaney, (R.U.), a sister of the Bishop of Cork and Mrs. (Sister) Augustine England, (R.U.), a niece of the first Bishop of Charleston.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {5}


1854 June 17th
Donelan, Rev. James B.: Washington D.C.
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

A Dr. Marchmart from Prussia would like to know if he could get a position in this country. He formerly was a Professor at Cologne, teaching Modern History in the family of Prince Leichtenstein, who is the diplomatic correspondent of the exterior. Mr. Hultzeman proposed him as the attache to Washington. Dr. Marchmart is financially embarrassed and can't seek funds from Hultzeman for fear he would lose out with ministry at home- - he must wait two or three months. Do you know where this man could find literary; employment for awhile? He incloses some interesting documents on the Prussian government.

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1854 Jun. 17
Tasset, Father F(ranci?)s: Houma, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Tasset is sending the names of 2 persons who are asking for dispensations: Joseph Marcelin Leblanc, 25, Catholic; Melina Marie Levron, 28, who up to now has not wanted to accept the hand of someone unknown but seeking a man of good conduct as she believes her cousin to be.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1854 Jun. 17
Ruland, C. Ss. R., Father Geo(rge): Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Ruland received (Blanc)'s letter. The matter has already caused Ruland much trouble. His meeting with the Germans of (New Orleans) St. Mary's Congregation was by no means as friendly and satisfactory as he would have wished. Ruland hurried to New Orleans on purpose to settle the difficulty which has arisen about the orphan house (St. Joseph's German Orphan Asylum) But they opened the meeting by making complaint against Father Masson, C.Ss.R., the Superior and the English (Redemptorists). They demanded that Ruland make a German Father Superior of the house. He indignantly rejected the demand. This displeased one of the five Germans present so much that he left after not more than 5 or 6 minutes. Ruland told the others that it was his duty to defend the interior government of the Congregation. Some days later, they received the same demand in writing. Then they complained of the French, or rather Negroes having service in their church and occupying their pews. Second, an unfounded fear that St. Mary's Church might be turned into a French or English Church. He assured them that such a thing never would nor could be done. At the bottom of this fear is the devilish spirit of trusteeism. Ruland told them the church property was not theirs, but their bishop's. They protested that they were no Buffalo, no Philadelphia man. All they can reasonably ask for is already granted them by (Blanc)'s decision about the French. (Blanc) probably knows the whole unpleasant affair of the orphan-house. As to the alleged passage, "I will have nothing to do舰with the orphan children," Ruland does not know whether his message to the board of the Orphan Association reads thus. This may be, as he added some words. If they are they were in reference to the promise Ruland made about getting lodgings for the German orphans in the English Asylum. Ruland told the Germans that the (Redemptorists) would claim the providing for the spiritual wants of the orphans as a right, but could not procure the temporal means for the children. They had tried that experiment somewhere else, to great disadvantage. The second point is going into new negotiations with the board of the Orphan-Association. Ruland and his consultors came to the resolution not to treat with the board any more. L. The undertaking of erecting an orphan-house on the scale they intend, necessarily will be a failure as the German congregation is not large nor rich enough to carry it out. They might build the house but will have no means to support an adequate number of orphans. 2. A board, such as this one is, may at a future period give the greatest troubles, as is known from the character of the Germans. By withholding support they want to get rid of this board. 3. Ruland's consultors are unwilling that transactions be opened after they are broken off.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {8}


1854 Jun. 18
Chambost, Father C(harles): Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to FatherE(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, L(ouisia)na

Chambost asks for a dispensation. Jacob Schlatre is to marry Sarah Anne Lawes on June 22. Joseph Schlatre, father of Jacob, was a brother of Elizabeth Schlatre, mother of Eleanore Dupuy(?) Lawes and mother of Sarah Anne. So they are the offspring of cousins. Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché has just arrived here.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {7}


1854 Jun. 18
Brands, (C.M.), Father J(ohn): (The Barrens, Missouri)
 to FatherE(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Brands has 11 piastres and 60 cents for the (Association of the) Propagation of the Faith. He has credited this to the Archbishop and asks Rousselon to do the same.

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1854 Jun. 19
Drouelle, (C.S.C.), Father V(ictor): Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Fearing that (Blanc) did not receive Drouelle's answer to his last letter, Drouelle uses a sure occasion to present again his services for anything (Blanc) wishes Drouelle to do during his stay in Rome. Drouelle knows the interest (Blanc) takes in their Congregation (of Holy Cross), not to tell him that their agricultural orphanage of 'Vigna Via" has just been definitively founded by the donation in perpetuity of the property by Pius IX. Their little ecclesiastic house has also been established by the appointment of Drouelle as rector of the French church of "St. Nicholas des Lorains". Their government has given him this testimony in recognition of his small services at Guadeloupe. Drouelle recommends a young man, the son of Mr. Camerolini (?), lawyer of the poor in Rome. The young man had to leave France in the recent disturbance in Paris. He is employed in the direction of slaves on a farm about 60 miles from New Orleans, near "Spriegfield" (Springfield?). His parents will write him to visit (Blanc). Drouelle asks (Blanc) to put him in touch with their people at the Asylum. The good outcome of the unhappy difficulties at the 'Lac" (Notre Dame University) has made Drouelle happy; everyone will profit. The war in the East keeps Rome in a great perplexity. (P.S.) Cardinal (Raffaele) Fornari has just been buried. It is a great loss.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 8vo. - {6}


(1854 Jun. 19)
Beaugier, Father: (Opelousas, Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

About two weeks ago, they were visited by one of the (Jesuit?) Brothers of Grand Coteau who brought Beaugier the holy oils. This Brother told him that Rousselon had a thick letter from Europe addressed to Beaugier. He has asked for it four times in vain at Opelousas. He asks Rousselon not to leave him waiting any longer for this letter which perhaps is important. He also asks Rousselon to reply to his first (letter). The people of Opelousas are beginning to wonder about Rousselon's long silence and Beaugier has trouble restraining their impatience. As for Beaugier's position, he rigorously observes what Rousselon recommended. He keeps peace with Father (John F.) Raviol. (P.S.) He asks Rousselon to give the enclosed letter to Father (Napoleon Jospeh) Perché.

- A.L.S. -


(18)54 Jun. 19
Beaugier, Father: (Opelousas, Louisiana)
 to Father(Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Beaugier knows that (Perché) is genuine when he interests himself in someone and is quite certain that (Perché) wants to know what has become of Beaugier. Rousselon charged Beaugier to tell him what is going on here; Beaugier promised, but on deliberation, he believed it a duty to keep silent in order not to be mistaken by a superior for a spy on a confrere. There are some things so sad that it is better to throw a veil over them. Beaugier will content himself with speaking only in general; the details are too dirty. Raviol does not have a friend; he receives only necessary visits. His avarice and his deals incur universal blame. But what makes him most despised is that he has for a cook, a negress who has 10 or 12 little negro children and everyone knows that she is not married. People talk to Beaugier about it and he does not know how to defend it. He and Raviol pass for great friends and Beaugier suffers. Raviol has sent his resignation to the Archbishop asking for a replacement on the pretext of bad health. Aside from some attacks of gout which do not recur even once a year, Raviol is very well. Beaugier is certain that the reason for his resignation is the working of his plantation which he wished to conduct on a large scale. Now that Beaugier is here as Raviol's servant and Raviol can go each week to visit his negroes, he is far from talking of leaving Opelousas. He has a good canonry. Beaugier takes care of the parish and Raviol has the revenues. Since Beaugier has been with him, Raviol has given him only 4 piastres. Raviol has not bought Beaugier a horse; he has not loaned him one on one pretext or another. Beaugier does not lose sight of the fact that he deserves it somewhat; this helps him endure it and will help him to wait for (Perché)'s letter to comfort him a bit.

- A.L.S. -


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1854 Jun. 20
Tasset, Father F(ranci)s: Houma, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Two new cases, similar to the one for which he asked a dispensation, have presented themselves 12 miles down the Salée River. 1. Armand Henri, 28, and his first cousin, Felicité Dupré, 17, married by a judge two years ago, brought their child to be baptised and also wished to make their Easter duty. 2. Octave Porche, 21, with his cousin, Tersile(?) Henri, 21, married by the judge 5 months ago. No reasons except the friendship contracted in childhood. As they came from far away and are unknown in Houma, Tasset judged that he could not keep them until the reception of the dispensations, so he blessed their marriages. Should he do otherwise in like circumstances?

V1-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {5}


(18)54 Jun. 20
Guinand, R.S.C.J., Madame A(dine): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The death of little Blanche Bonnecaze has spread terror among the parents of their pupils. 18 have gone to their families out of 35 and the day scholars, with few exceptions, are afraid to come. Blanche did not have the cholera; the child had been ill for 2 weeks. A poisonous insect bit her on the head; they thought it was nothing. They called the priest too late; the child had lost consciousness. Their neighbors, the school in the former Presbyterian church, annoy them very much. From six o'clock in the morning, there is much noise and their pupils are distracted during Mass. There are meetings which last until night. She is told that in the large house being finished opposite their entrance, the second story is to be for concerts and balls. Lately Guinand has had a scruple about whether the people from outside who assist at Mass in the chapel of a Community, fulfill the precept. Will (Blanc) give his approval? All are well and ask his prayers.

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1854 Jun. 20
Delente, Olympe: St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Today it is just a month since she wrote. The illusion of seeing him at his table and she at the window is broken by the old desk in a study hall in Attakapas. What an ill-proportioned name; when one pronounces it, it is like having a mouth full of porridge. A thousand thanks for the words (Blanc0 sent her. Olympe took the scapular of the Passion and on the last day of May, on the Ascension, Pentecost, and yesterday went to Communion. Yesterday's feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated with great pomp for a small village and recalled their France where the processions are so beautiful. She recalls that old city of Auxerre, the flowers, the priests lifting their censers toward the Blessed Sacrament, which Blanc no doubt knows better than she does. At yesterday's ceremonies there was music such as she had not heard at New Orleans; there was a violin, flute and organ, all done with very good taste. Even if she did have all the comfort imaginable from (Blanc) it would still be exile. Mrs. St. Laurent is a charming woman according to reports, but at home her mother is the head. Olympe loves that Mrs. Mongé almost like her fellow man. And Mr. (Mongé) is the best of men. Here she writes the word "ange" but takes care to leave out the g, "ane." Olympe's(?) father sends his blessing. If (Blanc) does not write Cousin Martel will get ahead of her(?). (P.S.) She sends (Blanc) carelessly written letters; they are written in such great haste.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {6}


1854 Jun. 22
Outendirck, Father J.: New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Outendrick arrived last Sunday and found all in disorder. The sacristan wishes to go but it will not be a great loss. He is not Catholic. Outendirck asks Rousselon to send two boys from the Asylum or to ask Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché to send two children, putting them on the Delta. Also, if Rousselon could find an organist, it would be good. The ladies come only when they please. An organist could no doubt give piano lessons here. The contract was in favor of the contractor; Outendirck accepted it. The painting is to be done and he does not have a cent. He believes it will come to around 200 piastres. 163 piastres remain at St. Martin out of which there will be perhaps 15 or expenses. He will leave the sacristies to be finished later. Mr. Batier asks Rousselon what he should do. He says he cannot sell the articles easily(?) as Father (Anthony) Theves has priced them too high; Batier wants to know whether Rousselon thinks it would be better to sell them at auction or send them to New Orleans. Outendirck believes it would be better to sell them here as he found a bill for 29 piastres when it came here. Outendirck has found nothing about the pews or cemetery except in Father (Julian) Prio(u)r's time; if Rousselon has these bank notes, he is to send them. Outendirck will try to find the persons who wish to pay in advance to finish the church. He has found a large bell but it is on the ground. The fences around the cemetery are all broken. To add to all this, the other day he performed a marriage for which he was not paid.

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1854 June 24
Durward, Issac: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to O(restes)A. Brownson: (Boston, Massachusetts)

The writer has been asked to write to Brownson in behalf of the Milwaukee Catholic Institute, for the purpose of delivering a few lectures there late in the Fall or Winter. The subject matter, the number of lectures and the time is left to Brownson's choice. The Institute wishes to have Brownson open a course at the end of October, if possible.

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1854 June 24
Hoffman, P Vicar General, Cincinnati: Antwerp, Belgium
 to ArchbishopJohn Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati,Ohio

He has received Purcell's letter of April 17 announcing his good health. He has also read in the newspapers of the troubles in Cincinnati, and later through transatlantic cable that Purcell was unharmed. All of Purcell's friends are well. Madame Van Aerden has suffered from anthrax from which she is now entirely recovered. His school Louise Marie des Orphelins increases every day and goes along well so that they intend to found that of St. Charles for old persons. In the spring there was excessive dryness, now there is an abundance of rain. The winter has been severe and the dearness of food extraordinary. Russia does not send them any more wheat or rye and unless things continue they will depend upon America. He asks Purcell to say if the harvests in America were good. As to the Turko-Russian war they do not speak of it there any more, because they cannot believe what is said. Prices have gone up. Expenses increase and the condition of the workers is worse. He has also received a letter from Father (Thomas) Van Luytelear speaking of his contentment, of his people, and his gratitude at being the first Flemish pastor in the Cincinnati diocese. As to secret societies in Belgium they have received a mortal blow when they tried to defeat the Catholics' better representatives only to fail in the election of May 13. The general trend of the election was favorable. Taguemet mentions the names of the chief candidates including those of Malines. M. Ryken of Bruges will go by way of Havre with 6 Alexian Brothers for Bishop (Martin J.) Spalding of Louisville. Taguemet hopes that he will return with good news but hopes that Purcell will write in the meantime. (There is added a letter of) Charles Van Aerden to Purcell. As it is the feast of St. Jean the Baptist Purcell's patronal, he extends Purcell the greetings of the occasion in the name of the whole family. His family is well and speaks often of Purcell. They asks Purcell's prayers assuring theirs in return. His wife and seven children present their homage to Purcell.

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1854 Jun. 24
Salmon, (C.S.C.), Father (Peter): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

When Salmon, in the first days of June, showed (Blanc) a letter from the Rector Father (Basil A.M. Moreau, C.S.C.), (Blanc) said something about the May expenses and gave Salmon hope that the executive committee was going to see about paying some recent bills. Nothing has been done. The tradesmen are beginning to complain. The women who have taken some of the children, not having been paid for two months, it is to be feared that the children will suffer. One member of the committee, Reverend Scims, has publicly injured them greatly; he repeats them to the brother who does the buying as if it would not be better to tell the Administration of the (Male Orphan) Asylum of the grievances with which he reproaches them or to tell them face to face or in writing. Salmon has not failed this establishment by his negligence, inactivity or indiscretions.

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


1854 Jun. 26
Leveque, R.S.C., Madame Louisa: Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Their Mother (Maria Cutts, R.S.C.J.), not being able to reply to (Blanc)'s letter, has asked Leveque to express her gratitude for his interest. They know that she would be perfectly cared for with the Sisters of Charity but they hope she will recover without leaving their convent. (Cutts) is a little better but still suffering. From the beginning Leveque has tormented (Cutts) to see a good surgeon but they do not wish to listen. Everyone says the doctors do not understand this kind of sickness. All the rest are well in spite of the heat. Father (Louis) Rocoffort, (S.J.) says that (Blanc) wishes to know the time of their vacation. The children have lost so much time because of the yellow fever and measles at the beginning of the year that they have had to set the time as September 15; they hope (Blanc) will visit them then.

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


1854 Jun. 26
(Kenrick), Archbishop Peter Richard: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Basso Giovanni di Alessandro, whose signature is at the end of this letter, is advised by his physician to go back to Italy. He has (Blanc)'s receipt for $250 and wishes to receive the money here. Should (Blanc0 think fit to direct (Kenrick) to pay it to him, he will do so. Basso Giovanni is a short man and has lost a leg.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1854 Jun. 26
Willard, P. H.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $65 for 100 barrels of Pitts(burg) coal. Attached to the bill are 10 delivery slips for this coal signed by Father Rousselon. On the printed slips the name of McBean, Willard, and Co(mpany) is crossed out and P. H. Willard substituted as agent.

V1-1-g - Receipt S. - 6pp. - 12mo. &32mo. - {2}


1854 Jun. 27
Cadou, Father: St. Pierre, Martinique
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Cadou wrote 3 months ago at the beginning of April, to ask to be admitted to (Blanc)'s clergy. After the information Father Morel gave about the need for priests, Cadou could be useful. He asks for a reply. Father Jacquier, their former Prefect Apostolic, and Morel whom (Blanc) knew at Martinique will give all the information necessary. Morel sends his respects.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}


1854 Jun. 27
Legendre, C. (?): Lyons, (France)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Legendre hopes that time and distance have not made (Rousselon) forget the name of one of his former pupils, and that the kindness he has always shown to Legendre's family will help him to remember. He asks (Rousselon0 through his connections in America to aid an afflicted family in Lyons to trace a young man who left on a long journey and from whom they have had no news. The last hotel where the young man stayed is in (Rousselon)'s city; perhaps the investigation might start there. The family fears he might have perished because for five months neither the banker in New York commissioned to take care of the expenses for his trip, nor his parents, have received any requests for money. (Rousselon) is to let Legendre know any details he can find out about Mr. Grabit (?).

VI-1-g - L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}


(18)54 Jun. 27
Dicharry, Father F(elix): Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dicharry thanks Rousselon for his letter. He has not forgotten; for years Rousselon's name has been in his memento as has that of his beloved Archbishop. He is sending two notes, one for 5 and one for 6. It is not Dicharry owes but he can never pay Rousselon. His mother (Mrs. Dicharry) is very well and sends her respects. Father (J.J.) Duffo, (S.J.) is well, the convent is doing well; Natchitoches is doing well, even Cloutierville and Father (J. Guy) Giu is in despair. He said, partly as a joke, "One kills oneself administering to them, and they do not die." One must be a saint to be the pastor of Cloutierville.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {5}


(1854) Jun. 27
Chalon, Father G(abriel): Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

As soon as he received (Blanc)'s letter, Chalon set about getting new facts. No one could tell him if W. meant Wilkinson or Wilson. All agreed that the (Samuel) Wilson (Raymond?) who married and whose wife is still living is a carpenter by trade and it would only be by chance that he became a hat dealer in Mobile. Here is a description of Raymond: A man of about 50, stout, below ordinary height, light complexion, light blue eyes, full face. He came from Louisville to Mobile in '42 or '43. After telling P.G. Maguire, a highly respectable man, that (Blanc) would pay the expenses of a trip to anyone who would go to New Orleans and identify the man, Maguire replied that he would go. Maguire will bring this letter. Chalon asks (Blanc) to get from Alexandre Dimitri, the second volume of Geographi e Sacree, Mighne edition, which Chalon lent Dimitri when he was at Mobile.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 8vo. - 2pp. - {4}


1854 June 28
(Brownson, Orestes A.): (Boston, Massachusetts)
 to Bishop(Michael O' Connor): Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Brownson has viewed with pain (O'Connor's) article in the Metropolitan against him. After their meeting in Buffalo Brownson hoped the matter would be dropped. Brownson is also pained by the tone of the reply by which he says (O'Connor) seeks to destroy him. (O'Connor) is unfair, and as a layman Brownson is handicapped. O'Connor) could hardly have expected Brownson is handicapped. O'Connor) could hardly have expected Brownson to let it go unanswered. Brownson does not regard himself as a heretic in so far as this is not a matter of faith. He is willing to submit to his own bishop of Boston and (O'Connor) can apply to him with the understanding that Brownson will obey his own bishop.

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1854 Jun. 28
Hynes, Malvira: Vicksburg, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She entertains the deepest esteem for (Blanc) who so often honored the happy band at St. Michael's with his presence. The subject of her letter is her vocation. An irresistible charm about the convent draws her back and she has been sad ever since she left. She trembles for the safety of her soul. Can she, so deficient, and a subject of scandal, hope to be received.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 4to. - {1}


1854 Jun. 28
Curiel, Jos(eph): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to FatherE(tien)ne Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for 12 piastres for one month's hire of a servant.

V1-1-g - A. Receipt S. - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 28
Salmon, (C.S.C.), Father (Peter): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Reverand) Scims this morning asked the buying agent for the exact list of the Brothers (of Holy Cross) now in the house. It is easy to guess the motive. If the Brother buyer had not made a mistake, he should have counted only 4 Brothers instead of the 6 as stated on Father (Francis) Gouesse, (C.S.C.)'s bill. Salmon asks (Blanc) to permit him to reply at once to the administration (of the Male Orphan Asylum) that there are only 4 Brothers now; that there were 5 when this bill was presented; that the 5th was replaced by Salmon and Mr. Fallon, a teacher; that Brother Dominic, (C.S.C.), having been judged by the doctor to be incapable of remaining longer at his post, has been replaced by a negro; that these two men are their responsibility for payment; that classes and the farmyard would suffer nothing from these interruptions and exchanges quite out of their control.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {7}


1854 Jun. 28
(Odin), Bishop J(ohn) M(ary): Galveston, (Texas)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Odin) received (Rousselon)'s letter of June 23 and thanks him for carrying out all his commissions. A letter from Father Duplay by the same boat, told that (Odin)'s seminarians had not been able to leave before June 8. (Odin)'s letters arrived in New York before they did. He hopes they will spend the summer there and will then come to Galveston by sea. (Odin) is sending $30; (Rousselon) is to add $27 to the 73 which he has at (Odin)'s disposal and to buy 2 letters of exchange for 250 francs apiece; one in favor of Joseph Seiter, the other in favor of Isidore Feltin. They are to be put in the 2 envelopes enclosed and mailed. He will do a great favor for two young people who wish to aid relatives less fortunate. Father Louis (C.M.) Chambodut is a little better. (Rousselon) is to come; they are waiting for him.

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


1854 (Jun. 29)
D'Aquin, Thomas: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to ArchbishopA(nthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $59.58 for groceries from April 6, 1854 to June 29, 1854. Receipted by J.(?) Miard(?).

V1-1-g - Bill - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}


1854 Jun. 29
Maguire, P.G.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father(Stephen Rousselon?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Maguire has just returned from the customhouse and saw S(amuel) W(ilson) Ra(y)mond who formerly lived in Mobile and brother to H.V. Ra(y)mond, who recently died in New York and brother-in-law to (R.J. Thorne), the person (Rousselon) recently received a letter from in answer to his inquiry about S.W. Ra(y)mond.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {5}


1854 Jun. 29
St. Bernard, (R.U.) Sister Marie de: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister St. Bernard's vows as an Ursuline. (In the New Orleans Papers).

VI-1-g - A.D.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 29
St. Vincent de Paul, (R.U.), Sister Philippine de: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister Philippine's vows as an Ursuline. (In the New Orleans Papers).

VI-1-g - A.D.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1854 Jun. 30
Basile, Father: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Basile is leaving today for France. He has remained here this long because a grave sickness has kept him from leaving. As he is still convalescent and very sensitive and does not wish to defend himself against the complaints made against him by Father (Ve. Modeste) Mina, Basile writes to thank Blanc for all his kindnesses. He must remark, however, that Blanc should give attention to the godlessness of this house.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - folio - {2}


1854 Jun. 30
Despouey, J.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $10. 17 for hay, oats, and bran. Receipted by A. Dartigue.

V1-1-g - Receipt - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1854 Jun. 30
(Fleix y Solans), Bishop Francis: Havana, (Cuba)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Fleix y Solans) wished to answer by the last boat the request (Blanc) wished to send to the American woman whose aim it is to bring up her children in Havana. They are beginning to have some good colleges but the Jesuit one, which is the best, cannot receive students until October. The girl could also go to the Ursulines but she could not become a Sister of Charity because they receive only those who come from the novitiate in Spain. Foreign priests also cannot be placed in the benefices or in the seminary. (Blanc) is to tell this to Louis Boyer of Mobile who has just written and to whom (Fleix y Solans) cannot reply because of lack of time.

VI-1-g - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {3}