University of Notre Dame


Brownson, O(restes) A.:
 to Father I(saac) T. Hecker: (New York, New York)

Let the dismissal of Hecker and the American Fathers remain and it will be a terrible blow to religion in this country. It will ruin the congregation. No power can make Americans submit to the arbitrary will of any man. He has reviewed Hecker's book with the view of refuting the unfounded suspicion that there is a Catholic party. Undoubtedly foreigners mistake our national character. He had looked to Hecker's congregation as the instrument in the hands of God of effècting the conversion of America. He advises Hecker not to be discouraged. They are just at Rome. Hecker's motives are good.

I-3-m - A.L.S.(partial draft) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

Hugonin, Father Fl(avien): (Paris, France)
 to O(restes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

He has not been able to read Brownson's Review without applauding his work. He sends him a copy of a work which he published with too much speed, but he would be happy if Brownson would give it a favorable reception and, even more, if he would send him some criticism of which he would make good usage. Father Baudry, whose lectures Hugonin has only reproduced, joins with him in offering Brownson their respects.

I-3-m - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}

Lavay, S.J., Father J(oseph): (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Lavay sends (no enclosure) the copy of the document which (Blanc) asked for. He does not recall the exact day of his ordination; he believes it was in August, 1848. He will write to Grand Coteau to find out. The Ladies of Providence will consent to take the orphans from New Orleans for their asylum but they fear they cannot support them. If they could get something from the Legislature, perhaps they would get enough to have Sisters.

VI-1-l - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {2}