University of Notre Dame


1856 Jul. 1
Chalon, Father G(abriel): Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Chalon has just received (Blanc)'s letter. He knew Sebastian Bosch much better than he knew his wife. When he wished to marry, Chalon did all he could to prevent this marriage but he did not succeed. Each one contributes as much as the other to their domestic troubles; he with his arm and she with her tongue. Bosch knew what kind of woman he had but he also knew that she had 7 or 800 piastres. Several days after the husband's departure, Chalon received a letter from Bosch for his wife. She asked Chalon to read it to her; after glancing at it Chalon replied that he could not read such filth. At her insistence he decided to read to her what was least disgusting. Chalon has not seen her again and does not know where she is. He does not believe they can ever live together. The woman's past record is bad. (Blanc) says that Bosch told him that he left her property. Bosch left nothing. Bosch wants to work out his salvation; it is good but Chalon is of the opinion that not too much confidence should be placed in him. Chalon sends his respects to Father (Stephen) Rousselon who should not be too long in coming. Nothing new here; Chalon will do nothing for Pascagoula until further orders.

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

1856 Jul. 1
Doane, George H.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Bishop (James Roosevelt Bayley: Newark, New Jersey)

Doane received (Bayley)'s letter of May 9. Mr. Binsse, who represents "quoad temporalia" in New York, leaves tomorrow for America and is the bearer of this. He is sure Bayley has shared in the satisfaction at the elevation of Monseigneur Barnabo to the Sacred College, and the Prefecture of the Propaganda. Their residence in Rome will for the present come to an end in about a month. In the country, Doane means to pay some attention to Italian and theology. When (Bayley) sees (Levi Silliman) Ives, he must tell him that his book is doing(?) execution in England. One of the persons to whom Mr. Brundrit ordered a copy sent has already been received into the Church, Mr. Haynes. (Bayley) may have seen a clever letter of his in the Weekly Register in reply to nephew Mr. Skinner. One of the St. Barnabas curates said that Ives had had little hand in the preparation of the book but that some very clever Jesuit had written it. (P.S.) An American student here, Mr. Coyle of Boston, brought Doane a copy of Leslie's Illustrated paper which Mr. Berrian had sent him. It contained an account of the function at Hoboken, (Bayley)'s sermon, etc.

II-2-n - A.L.S. - 5pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1856 Jul. 1
Thirion, Father (Hubert): Pointe Coupés, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Having had to doctor himself, Thirion is a little late to ask for the following: 1. A dispensation from disparity of cult for Conrard Bockel and Bridgit Riley; 2. A dispensation for a marriage between a Jew and a Catholic, Mr. Simon and Miss Bertonnière. Thirion is not strong enough to write about the letter which he recently received from Blanc. The affairs of the trustees are taking a wholly different turn but Thirion must still justify himself in Blanc's regard for most of the things they reproach him with are without foundation. Thirion has not said what Mr. (A.) Bondy, the new president, wanted to do; he may have been deceived. Day before yesterday Thirion received a letter from Father (Francis) Mittelbronn; he should be on the way now. (P.S.) Would Blanc not disapprove of the establishment of a convent at Pointe Coupée? Thirion believes he wrote to Blanc about this. (Thirion writes on stationery of) Poydras College.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {7}

1856 Jul. 2
Lynch, C.M., Father J(ohn): Barrens, M(iss)o(uri)
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The report of conduct, health, and classes for John Cheevers.

VI-1-k - D.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}

1856 Jul. 2
Lynch, C.M., Father J(ohn): Barrens, M(iss)o(uri)
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The report of conduct, health, and classes for Mathew O'Brien.

VI-1-k - D.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}

1856 Jul. 2
Lynch, C.M., Father John: Barrens, M(iss)o(uri)
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The report of conduct, health and classes for Michael Flanagan.

VI-1-k - D.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}

1856 Jul. 2
St. Louis, (R.U.), Sister Adele de: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

It is the last time that she will be writing from N(ew) O(rleans). May God forgive her as she forgives those who have brought her to such an extreme course! She asks (Blanc) to give her his picture and to forgive her the trouble she has caused him. It was only through his mediation that she obtained entrance into this Community. As he was a friend of her young days and of the stormy time she has just been through she hopes he will be her friend in the new career opening before her. If she judges by the state of her health, it will not be a long one. She has asked him to burn her letters but she wants him to keep this one as a souvenir. She asks (Blanc) to recommend her to the Superiors at Montpellier.

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

1856 Jul. 3
Gautrelet, S.J., Father F(rancis de Sales): Spring-Hill, (Alabama)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Two days ago Gautrelet received (Blanc)'s letter of June 28. The three seminarians whom (Blanc) wishes to have ordained have already received minor orders. They will prepare them immediately for the subdiaconate and diaconate. Around Assumption or even the beginning of August they will be ordained; Gautrelet has spoken to Bishop Portier. One of them, Mr. (Daniel Houlahan?) Houlaghan is quite distinguished; he has much talent and good will. Gautrelet would like to have seen him study for another year. Houlaghan himself would have liked to but it seems he needs to earn some money for his mother. Unless they hear otherwise they will have him ordained with the others. They would like very much to see (Blanc) here; they still hope his trip to Natchez will allow him to come toward the end of the month. If so his young aspirants could receive sacred orders from (Blanc).

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

1856 July 4
Clarke, Mrs. C.E.T.: Shelburne, Vermont
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Clarke inquires if the manuscript she sent in February has arrived. She has not heard from Brownson and fears that her work fell so far short of his expectations that he has been embarrassed by his promise to help her with publishing it. She offers to release him from his promise and asks him to give her a few hints as to why he is dissatisfied with her work. Mrs. Clarke says that if it would be a hopeless task to revise the manuscript she will give up the idea and seek another occupation shw would like the manuscript returned, as she has no other copy. She thanks Brownson for his great kindness to her.

I-3-m - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16to. - {1}

1856 Jul. 4
Venissat, Father C(yprie)n: (Thibodeaux, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Venissat apologizes for neglecting to send the names for the dispensation. When he arrived they had already called the judge. They are Silver Trosclair and Delphine Préjean. The next Sunday Venissat spoke from the pulpit as (Blanc) recommended. Since the church is very small and a goodly number of persons cannot attend Mass, would (Blanc) be of the opinion that there should be a first Mass on Sundays and holydays?

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

1856 Jul. 4
Foulon, Father J.A.: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Foulon asks news of Father Dantoine, assistant at the Cathedral. Three letters have remained unanswered for eight months. Dantoine is one of Foulon's best friends. Since he left France they have corresponded regularly. Also he holds a sum confided by him a year ago. Foulon signs as a teacher in the little seminary of Paris.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1856 Jul. 5
Pont, Father F(rancis) Rene: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Relative to what Pont wrote in his letter of a week ago Sunday, Pont went to Waterproof, (Louisiana) where he called on a sick person and baptized a child. On his return home the following Tuesday, he found a letter to see another sick person at Red River Landing but on his arrival found that the man was already buried. But his trip was not in vain as Charles Tessier was expecting him on the mission. Thursday morning he said Mass at Tessier's house; he and his wife received Holy Communion as well as one of their slaves. After Mass, Pont baptized 11 persons of color, all adults, as well as children whom their master had prepared to receive this sacrament; then he married two other negro couples. He hesitated to do this as he has no faculties in (Blanc)'s diocese but seeing the good his visit would do, he decided to presuppose (Blanc)'s consent. He is persuaded that if he visits here from time to time, all of Tessier's slaves will be Catholic in a year. Therefore he asks for faculties. Pont was glad to hear of the approaching return of Father (Mathurin F.) Grignon to Natchez. Father (John M.) Delcros, (C.M.) has just this moment come to Natchez; he will go down tomorrow. Pont was sorry to learn from him that (Blanc)'s trouble has begun again. (P.S.) Mr. Reddy writing from New York to his wife, told her that the rumor is that Father (William) Starrs had been appointed to the see of Natchez and had accepted.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {8}

1856 Jul. 6
(Bayley), Carleton S.: Uplands, (Illinois)
 to Bishop (James Roosevelt Bayley): Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)

They arrived safely on Thursday morning, sleeping at Chicago, after the dirtiest passage Carleton has ever made. He felt more fatigued than ever before but Grace (Bayley) did not mind it. He went to Poughkeepsie on Monday and obtained Aunt Mary (Roosevelt's) pardon. Time has done nothing for him in the way of forgetfulness. He has the additional sorrow of being without a director, as Father (James) Fitzgerald has been sent to Peoria. Unless Carleton begins lawing, he will not have his money from Mr. Brooks' estate for 20 months. Carleton found all well here but Mr. and Mrs. Guizot, Sarah, leave next week for Guadalupe. His place is in excellent order. Carleton does not think Mr. Meeker prefected his title. He does not know whether he shall want any money. He missed it decidedly in not going to James for claret as what Lintz sent is abominable.

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1856 Jul. 6
Grignon, Father M(athurin) F.: Ocean Springs, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Grignon received (Blanc)'s letter this morning after Mass which he celebrated for the first time since his accident. He is getting better but still cannot walk without assistance. He also received a letter from Father (Francis Rene) Pont with the latest news. It seems to be less embarrassing than the first weeks. After the instruction to the Catholics present for Mass, Grignon spoke of the church to be built and exhorted them to subscribe generously. A church and priest would be a great good here. The children will be lost to Protestantism or indifference. Grignon noticed in going to Biloxi that the Catholic Americans suffer for lack of a priest who speaks English. Whoever the new bishop is, Grignon wishes he would bring 6 or 7 priests with him.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 16mo. - {4}

(1856?) Jul. 6
(Charbonnel), Bishop Armand Fr(ancois) Ma(rie de): Toronto, (Canada)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

It is good to have (Blanc)'s thought for this young brother of Toronto. (Charbonnel) followed (Blanc) to Rome and knew that (Blanc) had returned. (Charbonnel) is waiting for the bulls asked for over a year ago for two young bishops of whom one will be at Hamilton and the other at London. The work of the definition of the Immaculate Conception has slowed up this affair which was concluded at Propaganda only last May 7. The bad turn played him by the coadjutor turned to good; instead of one diocese they now have three. In the portion left to (Charbonnel) he should have 20 priests more, not speaking of all there is to build. Sunday he was in Buffalo with 13 Archbishops and Bishops. Bishop Timon's cathedral is truly admirable; what energy, what perseverance. The American whirl turns (Charbonnel)'s head. All that (Blanc) says about Father (Gilbert) Raymond is true; may God bless the important work (Blanc) has entrusted to him. As for Father (Francis J.) Cenas, he offered to come from Oregon to Toronto. Prudence kept (Charbonnel) from encouraging him; he is happy to learn that he would have been excluded(?) by the division. They have here some pious Louisiana creoles; one is married to a Mr. Pochelu(?), a Basque, the other to a name like Burlington, a Protestant going to Paris. The brother of these ladies lives in Toronto; his name is Jacob. They tell (Charbonnel) that Father (Stephen) Rousselon has been changed; (Blanc)'s climate is so terrible! After consecrating their two bishops (Charbonnel) plans to go to Europe to recruit seminarians and make other arrangements. Vocations are very rare here; Catholic marriages are not enough for that; education is too worldly. The Irishman born in this country hardly resembles his father. The Bishops of Mobile and of New York were not in very good health. They say that Father (Annet) Lafont of New York has been proposed as Vicar Apostolic to Florida; he would leave an irreplaceble void at St. Vincent de Paul.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {11}

1856 Jul.(?) 6
(Martin), Bishop Aug(uste) M(ar)ie: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Martin) should have written on his return from Monroe two weeks ago but his illnesses, the heat, and his occupations have prevented. At first (Martin) wanted to go by the most direct route; Mr. Lecomte dissuaded him and (Martin) decided to go by Alexandria where Father (Hector) Figari, (C.M.) proposed to take him in his buggy. Figari estimated the distance to be 90 to 100 miles but, arrived after 55 miles at Harrisonburg, they still had 80 to go. Except for the 38 miles from Columbia to Monroe all this route is a serpentine way blocked in a thousand places by uprooted trees. Rivière Rouge and Ouachita are strangers to each other; they receive and give everything to New Orleans. So he spent six days getting to Monroe which he had hoped to do in four. He does not regret the hardships; he was surprised at the importance of the Catholic population. At Monroe there are 125 at the most but in the surrounding country they dominate by numbers. Boeuf River and Prairie du Lait are almost exclusively settled by descendants of Canadians and Acadians. 12 or 15 miles below Harrisonburg, Petite Rivière is also principally settled by them and Trinity, at the confluence of the Petite Rivière, Ouachita and Kansas, is growing. But what Catholics! How many are married, with families, without even being baptised! (Martin) must have zealous and prudent men to remedy this. He has only one priest at Monroe who speaks enough English but whose health is frail. (Martin) expects some priests from Europe and some young men but first they must learn English. They returned from Monroe by boat which landed 5 miles from Simmsport on the 11th. The same day they went to the convent of the Daughters of the Cross. They have 32 pupils, 17 of them boarders, it was more than (Martin) expected after being open 4 months. He had authorized the Superior to buy the property and furniture from (Father Hyacinthe) T(umoine?) in her own name. (Martin) bought it from her for $1000 and on Thursday the new pastor, Father (Jules) Janneau arrived and (Martin) turned it all over to him and sent his servant to keep house for him. (Martin)'s convent causes him anxiety. The children are fine but the administration of the (Religious of the Sacred Heart) is defective. The constitution of the Jesuits is excellent for men but not for women; their heads are not made for the weight of authority. (St. Joseph's) College is doing well but only arouses the continual demand for a boarding school. (Blanc) must have rejoiced at the arrival of Father (Stephen) Rousselon. (Martin) wishes he could breathe some of the aromas of Europe he must be steeped in. If he could only bring (Blanc) a bishop for Natchez! (Martin) is worried about (Milliken's) Bend and priest there (Father Simon D'Angles?). The only noise here on the fourth of July was his boys putting up the flag on the college on the 3rd and on the 4th, their Bishop and their flag in the lead, all celebrated at "Camp Salubrity." Except for six young children in one carriage, all, teachers and students, were on horseback. From what goes on here, and what he learned on his trip, (Martim) is of the opinion that the Democrats are playing the role of the man who sold the hide of the bear before it was killed.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - (French) - 8pp. - 12mo. - {17}

1856 Jul. 7
(Purcell), Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father (Stephen) Roussillon(!) must have been in or very near New Orleans when (Blanc) was writing his letter of (June) 28. (Purcell) did not see him as (Purcell) was 100 miles from Rome at the time of (Rousselon)'s visit but he told (Purcell)'s brother, (Father Edward Purcell) of a remark made by Cardinal (James Philip) Fransoni ten days before his death that he, Fransoni, tried to grant all (Purcell) had asked for this Province but that he could not, having encountered opposition in a certain quarter. (Purcell) is perfectly resigned. In (Purcell)'s view much is going wrong in the Church. The mode of presentation of candidates for Sees is defective and fatal. An Archbishop must listen and acquiesce in the choice made by his suffragans instead of guiding and controlling. Some bishops are "imposing hands lightly" on men whom the people pronounce fit to be only bell-ringers and admitting among their clergy, priests elsewhere disgraced. (Purcell)'s mind is made up to do what Bishop (Benedict Joseph) Flaget once remarked in 1839, when they were both made heart-sick by seeing Bishop (John) Dubois deprived of his jurisdiction without a moment's warning. Flaget said that he prayed that God would deprive him of life before suffering such a disgrace. At the slightest hint of a want of confidence in his administration, (Purcell) would tender his resignation. He is withdrawing as much as possible from intervention in affairs of other dioceses. Father (R. P.) O'Neill got into a lawsuit with a negro porter on a steamboat who stole from him a box of money and valuables on his way from Marietta to Cincinnati which is probably not yet terminated. Apart from this Father (Richard B.) Hard(e)y frightened O'Neill out of the notion of going to Vicksburg or into the proximity of yellow fever. No loss. Mr. Durieux (Anthony Durier?) is a treasure; he delighted (Purcell) and all the examiners. (Barthelemy Auguste) Langlois is also an excellent student. M. Follet (Francois Follot?) promises well. Durieux is gone to a healthy part of the country to spend his vacations with a worthy compatriot, Father (Jean Marie) Jacquet, formerly of Tennessee. Langlois goes to Fayetteville to Fathers (Claude) Gacon and (William) Cheymol, the saintly director of the Ursuline convent and adjoining parish. (Purcell) sees by the foreign papers that Monsignor (Alexander) Barnabo is to be made cardinal and doubtless Prefect of Propaganda. Barnabo has one deep-rooted idea: that they are in danger of rushing into schism. So he expressed to (Purcell) on the subject of a primacy at Baltimore. So he recently stated to young Keogh, a Pittsburg student at the Propaganda saying for this reason they would make no see at Washington and that they would take no action on many appointments and recommendations. (Purcell) regrets this for there is no country where the faith or attachment to the Holy See has stricken deeper roots than in the United States. (Purcell) has heard it said that jealous husbands make unfaithful wives. Very Reverend (Father James) McGarahan is here: a nominee for a mitre but so feeble. (Enclosed on a small slip of paper): Durieux preached a very good English sermon two weeks ago in the seminary. Could (Blanc) find a situation for a very respectable French lady to teach in a public school or private family: Mrs. La Motte.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 4to. & 32mo. - {18}

1856 Jul. 7
Thirion, Father (Hubert): Point Coupée, L(ouisian)a
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

The examinations for the students of Poydras College will take place on the 14th and the distribution of prizes on the 15th. The students recall Blanc's promise of last year and insist on Thirion's asking Blanc to keep it. Confirmation could not be held that day because First Communion has not taken place because only 3 or 4 children could come to the church. There are only a few at Fausse Rivière. Those at Baie de l'Ile at Chenal do not have transportation although they have it for dances. Thirion must hunt them out and for this he is waiting for Father Mittelbronn's return. If Blanc cannot come Thirion asks him to send a letter.

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

1856 Jul. 8
Guillerm, Yves: Lesneven, (France)
 to (Father Francis Rene Pont: Natchez, Mississippi)

Yves left the seminary about 2 months ago. The directors believed they found in him, according to Father le Vicomte, ideas and manners denoting an absence of aptitude for the ecclesiastical state. Le Vicomte advised him to join the Brothers but this would do great Violence to Yves' inclinations. He asked to be admitted to the Congregation of the Holy Heart of Mary but he received a negative reply. After hesitating for a long time he decided that if God did not wish him to serve in that diocese he would probably enter the Brothers, perhaps he would ask to go to the missions as a Brother, perhaps if he were seen to have the requisite disposition, he could be ordained. He asks (Pont) to take this letter to the Bishop of that diocese and to tell him that at least Guillerm has never been an evil person and he would like to join his efforts to those of the other Bretons. He hopes he can relize the sum necessary for the trip. Guillerm was at Mass at Saint-Main and saw (Pont)'s father there; his father still sings well. Their mothers also know each other. (Here Guillerm gives the situations of former classmates? including) Fathers (Peter Le) Calvez and (F.) Picard in Bishop de Goesbriant(!)'s diocese.

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

1856 July 8
Montalembert, Count Ch(arles) de: Marche, Doubs, (France)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson: New York, New York)

Montalembert is surprised at the April article on his "Avenir politique de l'Angleterre". Before protesting against the unjust and imprudent remarks of the article, he wishes to thank (Brownson) for having paid so much attention to his work. He is neither angry nor surprised over the differences of opinion on England. (Brownson) does the English a greater honor than Montalembert. He objects to (Brownson's) judgments concerning the relations of French Catholics with the new Empire, and also his reproaches against those who, like the Count, had the honor to serve the church in difficult times. He believes that if (Brownson) found it necessary to comment on his political activity, it would have been more convenient and more just to have done so confidentially. The public reprimand was so bitter and compromising that the "Revue Contemporaine", the most discredited and virulent government publication, found it worthwhile to reprint it. Press laws under the regime make it impossible to reply. He agrees with (Brownson) as to the necessity of acting according to the national feeling. That is why he tried by honest and legal means to further (Napoleon III's) cause. He did not support the prince after January 1852 because his conscience would not let him, and because the prince refused his support. Three great facts have opened his eyes: (1) The Emperor has refused to use his power to secure freedom in education, and to abrogate laws incompatible with the liberty of the Church: (2) By the Constitution of January 16, 1852, he brought about a permanent autocracy which hypocritically announces universal suffrage but in which the people have no voice in choosing their representatives; (3) Eight days after the promulgation of his Constitution, without provocation, he decreed the confiscation of the secular patrimony of the princes of the House of Orleans. His only purpose in such an act was the total estrangement from his government of all men who had served Louis Phillipe. Montalembert resigned his post on the day after these decrees. One may judge what the Emperor is by his entourage. Montalembert and others believe that the most capable man to rule France is Prince Albert de Broglie. This group is interested in preserving old liberties, and in defending the interests of religion. It is a Catholic party. (Brownson) should not be deceived by the apparent prosperity of France. The present regime is imbued with the most revolting forms of materialism: speculation and crass luxury in the upper classes, and a form of primitive and threatening socialismworse than in 1848-in the lower classes. He sends a work by (Frederic Alfred Pierre, Vicomte de) Falloux (du Coudray) entitled "le Paris Catholique, ce qu'il a été, ce qu'il est devenu". This is a true picture of the situation in France. (Louis) Veuillot's answer is carried in l'Univers. He calls attention to (Alexis) de Tocqueville's "l'Ancien regime et la revolution", and to de Broglie's, "l'Eglise et l'Empire au IVe Siècle."

I-3-m - A.L.S. - (French) - 12pp. - 12mo. - {10}

1856 Jul. 9

Elder, Tho(ma)s S. and Co(mpany) New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

They have a billing(?) from the ship Robert dated May 12 from (Victor) Marziou and Co(mpany) of Havre for "B.S. 32 packages bells etc. weighing 7485 kilograms to be forwarded to Torin (Father Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C.), Notre Dame, Indiana." If Blanc has the invoice he is to send it to Elder as the custom house requires it and the oath of the owner which should declare whether the articles are for a literary or benevolent incorporated institution and they may pass all or a portion free of duty. The vessel has not yet arrived; Blanc would expedite matters by writing at once for these documents if he does not have them.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {3}

1856 Jul. 9
Shortis, S.S.C., Father R(ichard): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)

Shortis forwards the bulletin for 1856 for Blanc's ward, P(atrick) Conway. Blanc will perceive that he has made considerable progress; he has an extrodinary memory. (Enclosed are) Conway's grades and bill for tuition, board, etc.

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(18)56 Jul. 10
Guinand, R.S.C.J., Madame A(dine): St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Guinand thanks (Blanc) for the new proofs of his paternal affection for them. Father (Henry) Aubert has not been idle; besides confessions he has given instructions in English to their Irish Sisters who thank (Blanc) for sending them such a worthy priest. Their chaplain has been notified that their retreat will be held the first days of their vacation and that a (Jesuit?) will come to give it. They give all the attention possible to Father (Paul Emile) Lécuru; he is always notified when they know that a (Jesuit?) is coming to St. Michael. She knows that their chaplain believes the contrary. He forgets such things and it is they who bear the consequences, the most painful of which is that it grieves (Blanc). August 18 is the date of their prizes but if (Blanc) is here the 17th, perhaps he will give them. Mother (Amélie) Jouve, (R.S.C.J.) arrived from St. Louis on June 12 and left again on the 17th for the Indians accompanied by Madame (Elisa?) Cutts, (R.S.C.J.).

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {5}

1856 Jul. 10
Lynch, C.M., Father J(ohn Joseph): (The Barrens), M(iss)o(uri)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Lynch received (Blanc)'s letter of May 17; he will lay before (Blanc) the state of his students at the close of the scholastic year. 1. Peryga (Jean Peyriga), (John D.) Porte(s), and (John L'E) Strange have read theology this year; they had classes of preaching. 2. They learned the practical methods of administering the sacraments, cases of conscience, etc. 3. A class of sacred scripture taught by Father (Edmund Ma.) Hennessy, (C.M.). Lynch taught the preaching and ritual. All preached during the year, Strange in English; next year it will be in French and Periga and Porte in English. Peryga is a most excellent young man. Porte has more facility but is very delicate and nervous. A more southern climate would suit him. He sings admirably. (Michael) Flanagan, (John) Cheevers, and (Mathew) O'Brien have read Livy, Horace and Cicero. Cheevers is delicate, he suffers from the cold in winter. He is a very good young man and speaks French pretty well. The others read and translate it and Lynch hopes will soon speak it as they have so many French boys there. Flanagan is an excellent young man. O'Brien did not give entire satisfaction before Easter but since then he has made a great effort. Lynch feels annoyed when a boy, paid for by a bishop, does not to extremely well. O'Brien is about 18. The $300 sent by Father Rousselon was forgotten by Father (Thomas) Burke. (C.M.) in the last account but the sum is accredited on the books for next year. O'Brien is the only one of whom Lynch entertains doubts.

VI-1-k - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {9}

1855 Jul. 10
Miller, R.S.C., Madame J.: (St. Michael, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She has been chosen to express their thanks to (Blanc) for sending Father (Henry) Aubert to them. His visit has been thrice welcome to their Irish and German Sisters and congregation. It was rumored that he was to become their pastor but then they heard that it was only a flying visit. They have had a very merry time celebrating their Mother's feast and that of Mother (Crescence Alschner, R.S.C.J.) Alchener. The Americans were doomed to toil in silence on the anniversary of Independence. Madame St(e)iger, (R.S.C.J.) desires Miller to thank (Blanc) for sending Aubert. Sister (Mary Ann) Fox, (R.S.C.J.) desires to be mentioned; she is a truly good religious.

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1856 July 11
Chambige, Father F(rancis): St. Thomas' (Bardstown, Kentucky)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He encloses a bulletin for Purcell's students. He regrets that Purcell did not attend their examinations as his students have truly distinguished themselves. Father Lavialle has just been appointed president of St. Mary's College (Lebanon, ky.); but his place will be filled by an Irish clergyman who is a good English scholar and mathematician. They will be prepared for a course of Natural philosophy, elements of natural history and sciences. Chambige has received a letter from Father Donahue requesting forgiveness for his brother Michael. It has long ago been granted. (No enclosure)

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(18)56 Jul. 11
Thèves, Father A(nthony): Albany, (New York)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has not yet received his annuity. He is far from approving Blanc's letter of June 7; he asks no favors, only his rights. Blanc wants him to pay for(?) the church at New Iberia besides all the other expenditures he assumed. Their agreements were clear and exact. Thèves was on the same footing as Father (John Stephen) Blin who was magnificently compensated for work he did. Father Rousselon insists on Blanc's rights. Thèves does not think he is under any obligation of gratitude. As a guarantee of his affection he left everything he had in Louisiana. Desiring to arrange everything in a friendly manner Thèves chose a priest, (Blanc)'s friend, as his agent. He asks (Blanc) to arrange with Father (Ange Marie) Jan the compensation Thèves claims; he will approve it however slender it is. (Blanc) also says in his letter that Thèves begrudged(?) the talents of that poor man at the convent; it should not be forgotten so soon how Thèves was calumniated. Thèves kept silent because he loves (Blanc).

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1856 Jul. 12
Follot, F(rancis): Piqua, Ohio
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orléans, Louisiana)

Follot hoped to write from the premises of his vacation which began July 1. The annual examination was presided over by Archbishop Purcell, who said that with scarce an exception he was highly pleased with the seminarians' improvement. The next day everyone scattered for the holidays. (Anthony) Durier set out for his countryman, Father (John Mary) Jacquet; (Auguste Barthelemy) Langlois, for two other priests; Follot was sent by Father Quinlan to Father (Michael) Kennedy at Piqua. It is a fine healthy place with a nice little church. The Catholic congregation is very small, while Piqua is pretty extensive and has about 16 Protestant churches. It is a fine occasion to speak English and learn American manners. At the end of vacation on September 1 they will have the diocesan retreat. Follot longs for the day he will be ordained. He is very grateful to (Blanc). At the seminary they are building a new building and a church. The wing is intended for the preparatory seminary. The church under the title of St. John Baptist, will also be used by the Catholics in the neighborhood. There are about 22 seminarians; there is not much room but plenty of satisfaction. The students, most of them Irish, are all good and warmhearted. All their professors and especially Father (John) Quinlan are the best of men. Durier for several days had a gland swelling and Follot had sore eyes. Before reaching Mount St. Mary's he expected and would still like to receive some particular lessons in English. They did not get to shake hands with Father (Stephen) Rousselon when he hurried through Cincinnati June 20. Father Purcell told Follot that Rousselon was bringing five or six Sisters, two priests and four subdeacons. May they all be spared the yellow fever and such ruffians as abused Father (John Arthur) Poyet this past winter.

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1856 Jul. 12
Fox, R.S.C., Sister Mary Ann: St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She was overjoyed at the reception of (Blanc)'s letter. She left her home, Grand Coteau, about three weeks ago; it was a sacrifice to leave the novitiate. But she is happy to help the Sisters here who are so few in number. Mother (Annette) Praz, (R.S.C.J.) was here, she always said that she would send for Fox as soon as she made her vows. She supposes that (Blanc) has heard of the death of her aunt after a half-hour sickness. Sister hopes that (Blanc) will come for the prizes in six weeks. They are sorry to have Father (Henry) Aubert leave. The Americans were overjoyed and thank (Blanc) for sending them a priest who speaks English. All the Ladies desired to be remembered to (Blanc), particularly Mother Alschner, Miller, Hou(?). Madame Georgina Freret, (R.S.C.J.) to whom (Blanc) gave the habit on his last visit desired to be remembered particularly. Mother (Adine) Guinand, (R.S.C.J.) is in hopes that (Blanc) will visit them.

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1856 July 12
Jenkins, Father Oliver L.:
St. Charles' College (near Ellicott's Mills, Maryland)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He presents the account for A. Bidenharn's board etc. at the college. He hopes that Bidenharn will continue his good conduct and successful application to studies, that he may answer Purcell's expectations of his future usefulness in the Church.

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1856 Jul. 14
Lucas, Father P(eter): West Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Lucas asks for a dispensation for Trasimont Hébert who wishes to marry his sister-in-law Domatilla Babin who has four children, From time to time they practice their religion; if Blanc does not grant the dispensation they will marry before the judge.

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(18)56 Jul. 14
St. L(ouis, O.S.U.), Sister A(dele) de:
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She is glad to have an opportunity to write after so tiring a trip. Did (Blanc) receive her letter from Havana which she mailed three days after she left. Since yesterday they have been in sight of New York without being able to land. There are more than 50 ships in the same circumstance. They leave immediately for Boston to take the English steamer, Canada, which leaves the 16th. At Liverpool they will take the cars to Dover. The mentor (Blanc) gave her comes every day to go up on deck and take her to meals. It has been difficult to say her office as much because of seasickness as because it is too hot to stay in her room. She asks (Blanc) to grant what she wrote him on leaving and what Anais(?) will ask again for her. She was glad to see these old friends again. Father R(ousselon) also came to see her. Mother Superior told her that besides her personal expenses, they would pay those of her guide. She was also given $5 for expenses to Mont (pellier). Her companion has received nothing for the trip from Lyons to Mont(pellier). Fatigue prevents her from writing more; that will be for Paris. She joins to this letter, one for her aunt. All the Sisters expressed regret at her leaving. Sister Gl. almost lost her head over her affair. Will (Blanc) give her the enclosed note and give news of her to Mother P. whose kindnesses she will not forget.

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1856 July 14
Spalding, M(artin) J. Bp. Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He encloses a notice of a recent visitation and of St. Mary's College, (Lebanon, Ky.) for the Telegraph and Advocate. Father Otto Jair, O.S.F., superior of the Franciscans in the United States, went last week to Cincinnati to reside. Some time ago there were serious charges made against him and recently the charges have been renewed. Spalding told Father Otto that he would either have to go away or submit to an investigation. Spalding is not decided on his guilt or innocence, but thinks he will bear watching. His previous character has been so exemplary that Spalding is loth to believe him guilty. These Germans are prone to tell lies on the clergy. Instead of leaving quietly Otto gave a farewell address to his congregation which caused great excitement. Spalding has heard not a word of his student, Mr. Bourke. Father (Stephen) Rousselon says that Rome is bothered by the number of candidates for the mitre and the conflicting recommendations for the many sees.(No enclosure)

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1856 Jul. 16
Garesché, Alex(ander) J.P.: St. Louis, M(iss)o(uri)
 to Archbishop Antoine Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Garesché last Sunday received Blanc's letter of the 1st and regrets that he cannot accede to its request. Not even the value of the lot could persuade Garesché to engage in a cause where two sees, for whose diocesans he entertains respect, are ranged against each other. If he had the money he would much prefer to quiet this controversy by paying to each the full value of the lot as he would much wish to own it. He censored neither as litigiously disposed but he knows the obligation each has to defend the rights he believes vested in him. Garesché does not think an injunction is necessary. The legal title is out of Chicago; Chicago can do Blanc no harm by selling if it has no title. The purchaser must apply to the person who has the legal title. Any one who buys must see that he is not safe until he has the deed of the bishop having the legal title. Garesché hopes Blanc will appreciate his motives in declining to serve as counsel.

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(18)56 Jul. 16
Kraemer, Father J. T.(?): Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

About two months ago a German priest, Father ( ) Kaltenhauser left Cleveland to go to Detroit with the intention of spending some time at some convent. If Lefevere has any knowledge of him Kraemer would like to know. The papers of this priest addressed to the Bishop of Cleveland from Germany are in Kraemer's hands.

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1856 July 17
Accolti, Father Michael L.:
Santa Clara College (Santa Clara, California)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (New York, New York)

Father Accolti introduces to Brownson a convert to the Church, Peter Burnett, a pioneer of Oregon and the first governor of the State of California, who has begun writing a work to present the truths of the Catholic Church to non-Catholics. Father Accolti feels that this work, when completed, will be of help to the Church and also a valuable addition to Catholic literature. He believes that in presenting Mr. Burnett to Brownson he will do a service to Burnett and give proof of the high regard he has for Brownson.

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1856 Jul. 18
Dufau, Louis: St. James Parish, L(ouisia)na
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dufau replied by return courier to (Blanc)'s letter of March 5. He gave his reply to Father (Claude Anthony) Tholomier. Not having heard of it since, Dufau has concluded that the pastor of St. Michael had either kept the letter or that (Blanc) had disregarded it. Dufau does not think he can ever come to an agreement with Tholomier. After refusing to leave to his attorney, Kleber Gaudet, the settling of their differences, Tholomier seems to want to delay forever the judgement of the suit against Dufau; he has let the only witness go without taking his testimony; Dr. Damaré, who is now in France, will not return for some time. Suppose the affair was definitely judged by the courts, it could only revive the irritation between Dufau and Tholomier. A court judgement could not have the advantages of a friendly settlement. The students of Louisiana College, most of whom are from Catholic families, will be deprived of religion. Dufau will not repeat the explanations given in his preceding letters but makes the following suggestions. Dufau has often thought that the priest at the convent would be much better suited for the spiritual care of the students at the College. Almost six months ago he talked with the Ladies of the Sacred Heart; today more than ever it would be fitting since the chaplain at Sacred Heart is a teaching colleague Dufau knew in Paris and who knows the youth in colleague Dufau has already visited this priest and has found the best dispositions in him. By coming to the College on Sunday between 10 and noon, Tuesday and Thursday to prepare the children for their First Communion and any other day for Confessions, he would take no time from the time he owes the convent. Dufau has thought of offering 300 piastres a year for this. Dufau hopes that (Blanc) will seriously consider this combination.

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1856 Jul. 18
Sadlier and Company, D. and J.: New York, (New York)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (New York, New York)

The firm encloses a copy of (Matthew) Bridges "History," about which D. Sadlier spoke to Brownson yesterday. They wish Brownson to add a few chapters to bring the history down to date. For his guidance they enclose a copy of Fredet's "Modern History" but they caution Brownson to be careful to work his chapters so that there can be no accusation of infringing the copyright of Fredet's work. They wish to publish the new work before September 1 so they ask Brownson to proceed as rapidly as he can and they will pay him what is right.

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1856 July 19
Clarke, Mrs. C.E.T.: Shelburne, V(ermon)t
 to E. Dunigan and Bros.: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Clarke inquires whether the manuscript which she sent in February as Brownson directed her ever reached them. She has written to (Orestes A.) Brownson about it but she as received no reply. She thinks her letter may never have reached him. The manuscript is that of a Catholic story Mrs. Clarke has written which Brownson had told her to send for publication.

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1856 July 21
Jobson, Nemyss: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (New York, New York)

Jobson says he has now ready for publication an article on the Episcopal Church of England, Ireland, and Scotland; if Brownson would care to publish it. A note left in the office of the Review will be sufficient to have Jobson forward the manuscript.

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1856 Jul. 22
Guillou, Father J(ulian) M.: Sulphur Springs, Miss(issippi)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

The Superior of their Sisters (of St. Joseph) came to see Guillou yesterday morning about their retreat which should take place during their vacation. The students will leave September 1. The retreat should be held the first days of the month as the Superior is to go to St. Louis on convent business. A Jesuit would suit best. Guillou asks Blanc to let him know his wishes in the matter.

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1856 July 22
Spalding, M(artin) J. Bp. Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He thanks Purcell for his prompt reply. He is confident that the letter containing the Pastoral was miscarried. He does not attach the slightest blame to Purcell. He is much concerned over Purcell's health, and suggests that he ought not to travel in the hot weather. A Bishop has truly a hard lot in this world. Spalding follows the only safe plan by acting cautiously. It was only when the scandal concerning Father Otto (Jair) O.S.F. was about to get into the papers that Spalding gave the advice that Otto should leave quietly. The many contradictory nominations bother Rome. The number of new sees startles these prudent men. P.S. Father (Edward T.) Collins has Spalding's warmest sympathy.

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1856 Jul. 24
Eulalie, (S.S.J.B.), Sister: Bay St. Louis, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They were very sorry to learn that (Blanc) had been fatigued after his trip to the Bay. It would not be otherwise after spending two nights in the open. They have heard he is a little better. Their Sisters (of St. Joseph of Bourg) have the happy thought of presenting themselves to (Blanc) on arriving. (Blanc)'s visit did immense good. They have the firm conviction that they will be under his protection and will no longer be as unhappy as they have been for almost two years. The Sisters who arrived have the instruction that they could be useful in another post but what will they do here? They will become rusty and inefficient. Father (Stanislaus) Buteux will arrange as he sees fit but they can remain here only to the end of September. The English class had 14 to 16 pupils, the French class 8 to 10. Buteux wanted to persuade everyone that there were 50 pupils in their schools; there were never that many. In the summer there were 5 boarders; never more than 36. Sister seems to hear (Blanc) say, "I authorize you to withdraw and go to Pointe Coupée."

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1856 Jul. 25
(Byrne), Bishop Andrew: Little Rock, Arkansas
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Byrne) returned home yesterday from New York where he went last month with two Sisters of Mercy on their way to Ireland to select subjects. Blanc's favors would have been sooner acknowledged had he not been absent. If the first on the list from the Council for Natchez be not confirmed, (Byrne) would be glad if the first on Blanc's private list be appointed. This would vex the Metropolitan who meddles too much with the business of others. There is not a more efficient and exemplary priest than Father William Starrs and (Byrne) feels bound to know the grounds of opposition to him. They can do little in their Council if any Metropolitan outside undoes their solemn act secretly. Archbishop (John) Hughes loves Starrs and priests and people are praying that he may be the successor of New York. (Byrne) was told that the name of Father (Patrick Neeson) Lynch has been sent to Rome for Natchez. (Byrne) will have to go east in the beginning of September to meet the Sisters returning from Ireland. He sends his respects to Father Rousselon. (P.S.) Bishop (Anthony) O'Regan told (Byrne) that the Archbishop of Baltimore expected the proceedings of the three Councils immediately. (Byrne) hopes that the proceedings of New Orleans will pass directly from Rome to its own Metropolitan.

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1856 Jul. 27
Pont, Father F(rancis Rene): Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Pont is glad to hear that Blanc has arrived safely in N(ew) Orleans. Blanc will recall what Pont said about Mrs. Giraudeau. This evening a lady told him in confidence that Mrs. Giraudeau was saying that Pont hated Father (Mathurin F.) Grignon. This is perfectly false. He asks Blanc to tell him how to remedy this. Pont has received the half-barrel of wine; he asks Blanc to inform Father Rousselon. Henry arrived this afternoon.

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1856 Jul. 28
Boué, Father: Lyons, (France)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

In (Blanc)'s last letter he reproached Boué for not writing since Father (Stephen) Rousselon's arrival at Lyons. It seems to Boué that he wrote announcing his arrival as well as his departure for Rome. Now Rousselon must be back and (Blanc) can judge how unfruitful his recruiting has been. The seminarian of St. Etienne whose health kept him at Lyons wrote that he had not given up his plan to devote himself to the missions and that his health was a little better. Boué thought he ought to pay the rest of his board for this year because he had promised the treasurer and it was a small sum. But Boué is going to write to his pastor that his health is too bad to admit him to New Orleans so that he could not depend on Boué to pay his expenses for next year. Boué paid the pension of old Mr. Poidebord and reimbursed the family of Father Noir after all the formalities necessary for a receipt signed by all the interested parties. The newspapers will have told (Blanc) about their floods. Their district was one of the most favored. Sury did not suffer too much from the flood but the territory was ravaged by a terrible hail; they are paying six sous for bread which was 3 sous. At Lyons there is an almost total lack of the silk harvest. It must be imported but it is impossible to fill the void. Many of the silk workers are out of work. All the family members are well. Archbishop de Lacroix d'Azolete has resigned and will retire to a little country house at Beaujolais. Sunday they begin their pastoral retreat.

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1856 Jul. 29
Grignon, Father M(athurin) F.:
Springhill College Mobile, Alabama
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Having received only uncertain news about Natchez, and not having time to hear from Father (Francis Rene) Pont about the feast of the Assumption he asks (Blanc) if there will be a priest with Pont. If so, Grignon will be in less of a hurry to return; if not he will try to arrive by August 15. His retreat finishes today; he could leave tomorrow or the next day and go to Pass Christian where he would like to receive word from (Blanc). His health is good but he cannot walk without a cane.

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1856 July 29
Clarke, Mrs. C.E.T.: Shelburn, (Vermont)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (New York, New York)

She writes acknowledging receipt of Brownson's letter which evidently assured her that her manuscript had been safely received; and he would publish the manuscript when he thinks it best. She is sorry Brownson has been in ill health, and adds that she, too, has been sick. Her husband is out of work and has been seeking employment in Burlingtton. He sends his regards.

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1856 Jul. 31
De Bolle, Father J(ohn) H.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

On May 7 De Bolle received a letter from Father (J.M.) Masnou, (C.M.) in which he promised to admit De Bolle into the Congregation as soon as De Bolle was sure of his vocation. Today De Bolle's director advised him to enter as soon as possible. De Bolle also has a personal reason for not keeping his position. To do good at the hospital he must spend 4 to 5 hours there. For some time he has not had any rest during the night; more than three-fourths of the time he does not sleep. He fears that he is injuring his health. They should not expect much sickness this year, he would like (Blanc) to grant his request and he would enter the novitiate at once.

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