University of Notre Dame


1857 Jul.
Mullon, Father J(ames) I(gnatius): (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Statement (for St. Patrick's Church) for July. Owing to the failure of a man to pay for a lot, sold by Father (John Flanagan) Flanigan and the appropriation of the collection of the second Sunday of July, which Flanigan says was by permission of the Archbishop for a lamp suspended in the church, there is a deficit of $68.25. (The figures of receipts and expenditures are given).

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(1857 Jul.)

Murphy, John and Co(mpany) Baltimore, (Maryland)
 and Lippincott, J.B.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)

(A printed circular advertising) Chateaubriand's The Genius of Christianity with a review by Father Charles I. White; The Metropolitan; The Roman Vesperal; Tales and Romances by Hendrick Conscience.

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1857 Jul. 2
Jan, Father A(nge) M(arie): St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

If Jan had known (Blanc)'s wish sooner he would have been only too happy to offer him the horse. But now it is too late; Jan sold it two months ago to the Jesuits and has learned recently that the horse died. The one they bought to replace it is blind in one eye. Jan has asked Mr. Fois to look for a horse that would suit (Blanc). Jan is expecting Father (Jean Honoré) Dubernard today and Sunday he will accompany him to Pont Breaux.

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1857 Jul. 2
(Kenrick), Archbishop Francis Patrick: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Father J(ohn) Wyse of Birmingham has applied to (Kenrick) for information regarding a statement made by A(rthur) Cleveland Coxe of Baltimore and republished in London in a treatise by Joseph Oldknow. (Blanc) is alleged to have taken part in a ceremony in 1837 in which the Protestant Bishop Brownell read the Episcopalian service and Bishop (John Baptist) Purcell preached. This is stated in a manner to induce the belief of a kind of recognition of Protestant Orders. (Kenrick) aske (Blanc) for a correct statement to him or Wyse who is preparing an answer. The S(acred) Congregation desires (Kenrick) to press Drs. McCaffrey and Barry to accept their honors. Dr. Byrne has his Bulls these 12 days past. He waits to hear again from Dr. O'Connor before being consecrated. (Kenrick) solicits (Blanc)'s interest in behalf of Dr. (Levi Silliman) Ives. (Blanc)'s last remittance was in April 1856.

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1857 July 2
Kenrick, Francis Patrick, Abp. Baltimore: Baltimore, Maryland
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Kenrick has been requested by Father I. Wyse of Birmingham, England to get a correct statement about a statement of Bishop Brownell concerning Purcell's implied recognition of episcopalian orders. The incident is that on the steamboat in 1837 at the request of the Captain when Purcell preached, Bp. Brownell road the protestant service, and Archbishop Blanc read the Epistle and Gospel from the Dewey version. The statement about the affair by Mr. Coxe is republished by Joseph Oldknow in a treatise on Anglican orders. Purcell can answer directly to Father Wyse if he wishes as Father Wyse is preparing a reply. He sends the book and asks that Purcell send it to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc. Kenrick has been instructed to press Fathers (John) McCaffrey and (John) Barry to accept their nominations. The result of his solicitation remains to be seen. P.S. Kenrick suggests that Purcell copy Coxe's statement into the Telegraph and correct the error there.

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1857 Jul. 2
Lahaye, Father F.T.: Lower Canada
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Lahaye certifies that P.J. Clarke after one year at the College of the Holy Cross, near Montreal, repaired to the seminary here. During the last two years he has completed his studies in a satisfactory way and undergone examinations before Father P.M. Mignault and the vice president J(ohn) Bap(tist) Duhaut. Clarke's conduct has been moral and regular and he is ready for Holy Orders.

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1857 Jul. 2
Kindekens, Father J(oseph): Adrian, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

Kindekens has received (Lefevere's) letter with the note of $175. As soon as the deed is recorded he will make a new deed to Lefevere. He will try to find out if there has been a deed given Lefevere of a portion of land in Cambridge (Michigan). Kindekens has received the enclosed letter (no enclosure) from Coldwater (Michigan). From it Lefevere will see that the prospect of getting a better church there is very good. They have $1000 subscribed and would prefer to build in brick. Father Warlop sends his respects.

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1857 Jul. 2
Raymond, Father G(ilbert): Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop(Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc) can judge the state of their finances from Raymond's last letter. They have been here for two and a half years. 1. They have spent $1800 at Washington; they have paid $900 from parish revenues. 2. They have spent $800 to $900 for Bois Mallet and paid half from parish revenues. 3. The convent cost $3500; repairs, enlarging, furniture, etc. have doubled this amount. They have paid up to the last cent they had; the Sisters (Marianites of Holy Cross) have done the same. There still remains a debt that will trouble them for 2 or 3 years. On receipt of the letter in which (Blanc) spoke of Father (John F.) Raviol, Raymond wrote Raviol that he would pay him the first year soon, the second year later, each year $160. Raymond has tried since then to do so but the convent has taken so much and the harvest was so poor. He has told his brother (Father J. Francois Raymond) that he must find all the money at Calcassieu to build the chapel at Lake Charles. He has also said the same thing to Father (Henry) Picherit about his chapel at Washington and Bois Mallett and the expenses for the convent were all he could do. He has tried for three days to get money for Raviol and all he gets is promises. He has no other recourse but to borrow from the convent but they need all their funds. If (Blanc) could lend part of it he could get the rest from the convent. His brother arrived this morning from Bayou Boeuf where he went to see a sick woman 14 miles from here. He pictured the sad state of religion in this quarter; it is becoming more and more Protestant. There must be a chapel there. If (Blanc) thinks they could take a chance on building, they will begin. Land has been given by Mrs. Littel. Picherit's outburst has passed a little; he is better. The parish is in good spiritual shape.

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1857 Jul. 3
Alemany, Bishop Jos(eph) S(adoc): San Francisco, (California)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

Alemany fears that his letter of March 4 did not reach Blanc. Alemany thinks they are in the same position as Blanc in regard to the validity of marriages. As he has been told that Blanc has received answers from Rome in regard to them, he asks Blanc to have them copied for him. He would also like some information on the moral conduct of Father George Cooper who was in Vicksburg for months. Alemany would feel grateful for direction as he is young and inexperienced.

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1857 Jul. 3
Boglioli, C.M., Father C(harles): Donaldsonville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Boglioli received (Blanc)'s letter of yesterday setting the date of Confirmation for the 7th Sunday a(fter?) Pen(tecost).

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1857 Jul. 3
Verrina, C.M., Father A(nthony): Paincourtville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Verrina received (Blanc)'s letter of June 27. Before replying he waited for the return of Father (Stanislaus T.) Maragliano from Canal. Verrina cannot be ready until autumn when he will have a small number. Maragliano says that if (Blanc) wishes to give Confirmation at Assumption and the chapel he will prepare for the 20th at Assumption and the 22nd at Canal. Verrina has received a letter from Father (Anthony) Andrieux, (C.M.) written from Paris June 4 stating that he will return to Assumption in about a month. Verrina would like to have (Blanc) come to Paincourt for Confirmation on a Sunday. He could also bless the church. Verrina could have a carriage waiting at the railroad.

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1857 July 4
Lee, Henry W., Bishop:
Protestant Episcopal Church Davenport, Iowa
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Bishop Lee asks Purcell for information on Father (Joseph E.) Freygang, who was formerly a priest in the Cincinnati diocese. Lee asks under what circumstances Freygang left the Catholic ministry and what was his character when Purcell last knew of him.

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1857 Jul. 4
Matthews, J.E.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Matthews gives his boy John permission to marry Mary Joseph. On August 1 Father E. Rousselon records the witnesses Jean-Baptiste, St. Jean Surgi, Marie Joseph.

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1857 July 5
Altieri, L(ouis) Cardinal: Rome, Italy
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

Cardinal Altieri thanks Purcell for his letter of April 15, brought to his Eminence by Mrs. Sara Peter, and for a gift of moccasins embroidered by the Indians. His Eminence likewise expresses sorrow for Mrs. Peter because of the loss of her mother; and sympathizes with Purcell likewise, because evidently the mother of Mrs. Peter was a good friend of his. The Cardinal promises aid to Mrs. Peter in some religious undertaking, not only because of the praiseworthy mission on which she is journeying, but also because of her own fine personal qualities, as well as because of the fact that Purcell has confided her to the Cardinal's good graces.

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1857 July 6
(Blanc), Ant(hony) Abp. New Orleans: New Orleans, Louisiana
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

He joins with the Bishop (Michael Portier) of Mobile in introducing Father (Gabriel) Chalon, his vicar general who came with Blanc from France in 1825. Ever since Chalon has labored in the diocese of Mobile and well deserves the furlough which his Bishop has given him. Chalon is most heartily devoted to the Bishop of Mobile. Chalon will be able to tell Purcell all the news. Blanc regrets not being able to visit Purcell.

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1857 Jul. 6
Dubernard, Father (Jean Honoré): St. Martin, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Yesterday Dubernard said his first Mass at Pont-Breau. He left New Orleans on June 16 arriving at St. Martin on Thursday. The next day he left for G(ran)d Coteau where he went on retreat for a week. Yesterday he was solemnly installed at Pont-Breau by Father Jan. The church was filled and a large crowd was outside. After the Mass Dubernard baptized 12 slaves. Several persons wished to rent pews but he set the date for the 15th. Then they visited the presbytery which is better than he thought. Jan had put a tenant there so Dubernard will wait two months until the tenant leaves. Meanwhile he has arranged to board with Mrs. Caillet. He is very well satisfied. Today he returned to St. Martin to buy a horse. He needs an ostensorium, a censer, and a black cope. If there are any of these to be had in the churches of New Orleans, he asks (Blanc) to procure them for the Pont. P.S. He was not able to buy the horse he had in view. If (Blanc) still wants to get rid of it Dubernard will take it at (Blanc)'s price.

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1857 July 7
Chevalier O.M.I., Rev. E(dward): Buffalo, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: New York, (New York)

Father Chevalier says he has read the article on "Public Instruction" in the July number, initialed E.G., and also some in the Review during 1856 initialed P. He says that possibly his English is not sufficient to enable him to understand what the authors mean to say but he believes it is their own ignorance which leaves him unenlightened. Other subscribers have complained to Father Chevalier about these articles; he feels they are injurious to the Review. In closing his letter Father Chevalier specifies certain numbers of the Review he does not have and asks where he may obtain them.

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1857 Jul. 7
Foltier, Father S(tephen) J(ules): Vermillionville, (Louisiana)
 to (Father Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Daniel O'Bryan) O'Brien's request has been published in the paper and up to now has met no opposition. Yesterday Foltier met Howard Mouton who apologized for his language and promised to make no opposition to the appointment of O'Brien if the accounts were turned over. Foltier asks (Rousselon) to send them so they no longer have to hear about this estate. Foltier has had word from Mr. Gueyrouze; when (Rousselon) sends the money of the estate he is to indicate the amount the Sisters are to pay to O'Brien. This will be the best way to reimburse (Rousselon) for the purchase of the flour. The flour will not cost more than 9 piastres. The merchants charge 12 and 12 so the Sisters save 24 piastres. If (Rousselon) buys the stained glass he is to use the same method of reimbursement.

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1857 July 7
(Rappe, Louis) A(madeus) Bp. Cleveland: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

On July 21 the clergy of Rappe's diocese will go on retreat and after the exercises of retreat will hold a diocesan synod. Rappe thinks it would be well to have the decrees of the Cincinnati Provincial synod published before that time and assures Purcell of his gratitude if this can be done.

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1857 Jul. 7
Raymond, Father G(ilbert): Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Raymond received (Blanc)'s letter yesterday. Their lawyer probably does not know the new law; the decision will hold for the present. The Sisters ( Marianites of Holy Cross) limited the invitations to Raymond's "fete" for good reasons. One thing is certain that Father (Henry) Picherit have nothing to do with the convent. The little house at Lake Arthur is 20 feet square with a porch which could be enclosed to make a room in which to say Mass. The land is good; it would take $80. Father Foltier represented Lake Arthur as a central point to build a parish; Raymond thinks the central point is Lake Charles. At Lake Arthur there would be certain advantages in buying the land and house but there are no near neighbors and the things Picherit left there have been stolen. (Blanc) will have received Raymond's letter about Father Raviol. Father (J. Francois Raymond) left yesterday for Lake Charles. The contract for the chapel is $900. It will be difficult to collect the subscription. Raymond has asked his brother to visit Lacas(s)ine near Lake Arthur. On (Blanc)'s visit to Opelousas, Raymond desires very much to have him preside at their distribution of prizes at the convent. Raymond has announced Confirmation at Opelousas for August 30, the prizes for Sept(ember) 1; Confirmation at Washington for Wednesday and at Ville Platte for Thursday. Raymond has written to Father Beaugier. (Blanc) could return to G(rand) Cot(eau) on Friday and be at Lafayette for Sunday. He thought of leaving out Bois Mallet. He believes the Sisters at Grand Coteau will probably give their prises around September 12. There are now 49 boarders at the Opelousas convent.

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1857 July 7
W(helan), Father D(avid): Wheeling, Virginia
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

A spell of sickness and a multiplicity of duties prevented Whelan from writing sooner. He has time for a few words. The Bishop (Richard Vincent Whelan) desired David to request Purcell's permission for Mr. Schaeffer, one of the Bishop's seminarians who is spending his vacation with Father (August M.) Toebbe at Cumminsville, to collect contributions from his German friends towards paying the debt on the new German church in Wheeling. David adds his personal appeal. He heard from the Bishop an hour before he sailed from New York on the "Fulton" for Havre. He is glad Purcell had a grand time at the Mountain.

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1857 Jul. 8
Lavay, S.J., Father J(oseph): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father (Ennemond) Dupuy of Iberville had a stroke last Sunday on returning from a burial on the other side of the river. It is only his right side; he is beginning to use the fingers of his hand. Father O'Neill spent several days here before leaving for the north 4 or 5 weeks ago. Father (Joseph) Prachensky, (S.J.) has resumed his mission at Jackson.

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1857 July 9
Hilton, G.H.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson:

Hilton writes that none of the Cincinnati subscribers to The Review have received the July Number except a bookseller who received a few copies by express. His friends are anxious to know what is the cause of the delay. Hilton has borrowed a copy and is delighted with it. Hilton says that those who attack Brownson are the usually the ones who never read him. He has particularly enjoyed the articles on the present danger of the Catholics in France; he wonders if the Catholic Telegraph in his city will have anything to say. Father Edward Purcell gets a copy of the Review and is always anxious to see what Brownson says. Hilton says Father Purcell, secret and cunning, is engendering distrust by his agitations in favor of the Irish. Hilton despises this persecution.

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1857 Jul. 9
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn), Bishop of: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): Detroit, (Michigan)

Spalding is very anxious about the American college at Louvain in Belgium and is ready to pay the $1000 whenever he has sufficient assurance that the college will go on. Father (Peter Kindekens) Kindekins has not written to him and in the letters to Lefevere and Bishop (John) McCloskey, he says not one word of the Cardinal (Engelbert Sterckx) of Mechlin under whose superintendence the college was to be placed. If Kindekens will write him that the college will go on and send one line of approval from the Archbishop of Mechlin the next steamer will carry a draft for half the amount to be followed soon by the balance. Spalding is doubly anxious for the success of the college on account of some of "our Rt. Rev. Brethern throwing cold water on it." He has no doubt that McCloskey and probably other bishops would contribute. P.S. Spalding examined the students at St. Thomas and was much pleased with their proficiency but was disappointed that Lefevere did not come.

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(18)57 Jul. 10
Manvers, A(ntonia): Memphis, Tenn(essee)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She received (Blanc)'s letter of June 27. She plans to leave Memphis toward the middle of next week and will go to the Ursulines if they will receive her for her novitiate. She hopes that (Blanc) will visit her at the convent in New Orleans. (Enclosure?): Manvers' (business card as) professor of singing, and of the French and Spanish languages. (Her address?): At Mr. Bulkley, Hernando Street next door to the late Mayor Carroll's residence.

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(18)57 Jul. 10
(Martin), Bishop Aug(uste) M(ar)ie: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

On his return from Avoyelles, (Martin) found (Blanc)'s letter of June 21 with the information from Rome about the election of new bishops. He also received a letter from Bishop Elder about whom he knows only from the newspapers. The people of Avoyelles are at last returning to God. The convent of the Daughters of the Cross is a blessing on the country. There are 45 pupils, 35 of whom are boarders. On July 2, there were 25 First Communions and 40 Confirmations at the school. The next Sunday in the parish there were 42 First Communions and 80 Confirmations. On (Martin)'s arrival at Key's Ferry, 10 miles from Cowville on the 24th he found a deputation of about 50 people, come on horseback and in carriages to receive him. He was even more consoled by the farewell visits of the joyful residents and a deputation of ladies who begged him to return each year and promised that each year he would be more satisfied with the Catholics, of Avoyelles. The churches are underway, one at Bayou des Glaises and one at Marksville. He returned ill from his visitation and has been so ever since.

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1857 Jul. 10
(Purcell), Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

An English priest, Father (John) Wyse has sent (Purcell) a pamphlet written by (Joseph) Oldknow, an Episcopal minister. In it are false statements about Archbishop Kenrick, (Blanc) and (Purcell). (Purcell) authorized Wyse to use his name in contradicting the tale that (Blanc) or (Purcell) had made the responses at services conducted by (Bishop) Brownell but that (Blanc) had read the Epistle and Gospel from the Catholic testament. (Blanc)'s good young priest and deacon are quite well and happy. (Auguste Barthelemy) Langlois is being initiated into the ministry; (Purcell) hopes that Father Durier is well. (Purcell) saw Father (James Ignatius) Mullon at Emmitsburg, fat and saucy, but really an edifying and exemplary priest. Is it true that Sister Augustine is coming back to Cincinnati? Her head must surely be unsound if she does. The Superior Gen(eral) of St. Sulp(ice) and curé of the parish tell (Purcell) that the affair of the Bishop of Moulins will leave after it its deplorable effects. (Purcell) expects Bishop Elder to preach their pastoral retreat this fall.

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1857 July 11
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn) Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): Cincinnati, Ohio

Spalding is sorry that he cannot relieve Purcell's embarrassment arising from the negligence of the Secretary of the Council. He has no copy of the decrees and the letter to Rome was last seen when he gave it to Father (Thomas) (J.) Coppinger. Spalding cannot reproduce it from memory. If Father (Charles) Boeswald were alive he might have a copy, but his papers have been scattered. The only thing left seems to await the copy of the decrees from Rome or omit the publication of the letter to the Pope, if a copy cannot be secured from Rome. Spalding thanks Purcell for his news. That about the coadjutor bishop of Pittsburgh was new to him. The Archbishop of Baltimore had merely said the bulls had been refused. He does not think Father (John) McCaffrey will accept, nothwithstanding the request from Rome. Mother Ward left yesterday for France but Spalding fears she will not arrive in time for the election. Is that Rev. R. J. Laurence the one that was in Cincinnati? Spalding is willing that his brother travel with Purcell's. He is thinking of a trip to the North in August. He is worried about the Jesuits who threaten to leave Louisville, for the twentieth time. Would Purcell advise him to give them a church? His brother says that he will be in Cincinnati early in the week about the 14th or 15th, subject to (Father Edward Purcell's) orders. Spalding wants him home before the elction on Aug. 3rd when they apprehend trouble.

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1857 July 13
Elder, William Henry Bp. Natchez: Natchez, Mississippi
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Elder would be happy to give a retreat to Purcell's seminarians if some one would come to Natchez in the meanwhile. There is only one priest in the town; he is an invalid and Elder is anxious to send him to a bathing place for part of the summer to regain his health. The only way he could do this was to invite a Redemprtorist Father of New Orleans to spend a part of his vacation with him and divide the work while Father (Mathurin F.) Grignon is away. Elder cannot leave the strange priest alone because it would be very disagreeable for they have no sexton to attend to the church and because in Mississippi one needs a qualification for marrying which can only be obtained in open court and the court will not be in session. Elder would be most happy to go if he could without offending against duty. He did not intend to make any kind of engagement. He thinks he is too young to give a retreat to the clergy; it would require especial preparation. He is sorry that the first time Purcell asks a service of him, he should not be able to render it. He sends his greetings to Purcell's clergy. P.S. There is not place in the diocese where there are two priests together - so that he might put one in Natchez during his absence.

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1857 Jul. 13
Kindekens, Father P(eter): Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefevere: (Detroit, Michigan)

Kindekens has Lefevere's letter of June 3. He has honored the demand of M.De Broux and has in his possession the 5210 franc. He thanks Lefevere for his prompt response. The conduct of the Bishops of Albany and Louisville (Martin John Spalding and John McCloskey) has not edified those interested in the American College at Louvain. His affairs present a better picture each day. Bishop (McCloskey) has charged him truly with an experiment but he feels it better to start now than to abandon the idea forever. If the other two prelates had sent their promise he would have been able to pay all and avoid paying interest on his debts. He has as yet only three students, M. Ryckaert ex vicaire of Denderwinke, M. Vandemergel, ex vicaire of Bevere and M. Lambert ex vicaire of Ost Winkel, and he does not think he will admit others before October 1. If Lefevere would send him the English professor and the books he spoke of in his latest letter that would supply a large void. He would like also the theology of Kenrick and some English catechisma.

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1857 Jul. 13
Prachensky, S.J., Father Jos(eph): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Prachensky was in Jackson, (Louisiana) on the 6th and found things exactly as he left them. Father O'Neil had left the place at the end of May and stayed in Baton Rouge about 10 days, from whence he started for Memphis. He was very much regretted in Jackson although he stayed most of the time at Mr. Crenan's. Prachensky spoke to Crenan about his testamentary affairs and advised him to consult (Blanc). He possesses 500 acres of valuable land, a good house, stock, etc. Promises were made to Prachensky that the chapel would be in order for his next visit. He asks (Blanc) to tell him if he should bless it. Nothing new except they expect a lawsuit against the Baton Rouge church wardens from Ward and Co(mpany) at the session of the next court. Plenty of debts with interest and no money.

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1857 July 14
McSweeney, Father John Frank: Maysville, Kentucky
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

Having returned a few days ago from the missions of Marion and Belfontaine, McSweeney had not the pleasure of meeting Purcell to inform him of the readiness with which the people of Marion hail the residence of a priest among them. So that Purcell will not be surprised at his not appearing, he informs him that he is obliged to remain in Maysville for two weeks to settle his affairs.

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1857 Jul. 14
O'Donnell, T(homas): (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

If what (Blanc) said about the Brownson Review was to pay his subscription, O'Donnell cannot do it; the publishers will collect from (Blanc). Bishop Odin paid O'Donnell two subscriptions to it and commenced a correspondence which lasted months and took a score of letters to settle. The same happened with Dr. Smith of Grand Coteau. The publishers seem amazed that O'Donnell is interfering in their business.

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1857 July 14
W(helan), Father D(avid): Wheeling, Virginia
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

He thanks Purcell for his cheerful permission accorded Mr. Schaeffer. Purcell's remark about Father (Thomas) Sheehan makes him uneasy. Whelan will dismiss him if he can get proper evidence of his conduct. He has a letter from Parkersburg complaining against Sheehan as having done an injustice to an old man who had deeded some property to the Bishop — that he took some property and would make no compensation. The hot weather makes Whelan very impatient.

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1857 Jul. 15
Hayden, (S.L.), Sister Elizabeth: Portland, K(entuck)y
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisiana)

Hayden writes at the express wish of Bishop Spalding. It has been thought advisable to insert a notice of Cedar Groye Academy in some of the New Orleans papers and in those of other Southern cities. They wish to use Blanc's name as a reference. She encloses a prospectus (no enclosure).

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1857 Jul. 15
Sears, C.W.:
University of Louisiana (St. James, Louisiana)

The annual examination of students in the Collegiate Department and schools connected therewith will occur on the 23rd and 24th. Commencement exercises on the 25th.

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Dufau, Louis and C.W. Sears: (St. James, Louisiana)

A circular letter of the schools of the University, their courses and their terms.

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1857 Jul. 17
Delsalle: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Leblanc(!): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Delsalle recalls to (Blanc) the letter of June 25, after which he received help immediately. He must again act in the same way to save his family.

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1857 July 17
Hewit, Rev. A(ugustine) F.: Balt(imore, Maryland)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (New York, New York)

He has gone theologically through the question of lying, equivocation and swearing. He knows the ordinary theological answers but feels there is some flow in the theory. St. Thomas teaches that truth is conformity between signum and signatum. St. Alphonsus tries to show that in the "restrictio late mentalis" there is real conformity between signum and signatum, and therefore truth. If truth exists, you may call God as witness by an oath. But if done without cause, it is neither lying nor perjury because the conformity of the signum and signatum is not distorted. If justice or charity require a man to tell the truth, he must do it, without equivocation according to the philosophers, Protestant jurists and theologians, the obligation of truth springs from the good of society and it is right to lie if the truth is hurtful or if the obligation of truth is superseded by a higher one. Nowever they do not allow a lie or equivocation to be confirmed by an oath. Our theologians distinguish further: it is unlawful to use language with the intention of deceiving, but to permit another to deceive himself is lawful. He gives three theoretical cases of this last kind. Since the matter will have to be discussed, he wishes Brownson to be prepared. He also wishes Brownson to help him ennunciate clearly those principles which involve these cases. Grotius is especially valuable for this. Bishop (John) Barry will be consecrated August 2. Bishop (Aldren) Byrnes' consecration is postponed. Father (John) McCaffrey refuses.

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1857 July 17
Lamy, John B. Bishop of Santa Fe: Santa Fe, (New Mexico)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The bearer, Mr. Peter Hart, a young man who has been two years with Lamy goes to Purcell's seminary to get through with his theology. Lamy has ordained him sub-deacon. He is an excellent young man and has been very useful to Lamy. He is not bright but his application will make up for that. He speaks Spanish with facility.

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1857 Jul. 17
Manvers, Antonia: Memphis, Ten(nesee)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

She has been advised to wait until fall to come to New Orleans. She has had a slight sunstroke. She asks Blanc to tell the Superior of the Ursulines.

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1857 Jul. 18
Kelly, Father Peter: Falls Village, (Connecticut)
 to Bishop (James Roosevelt) Bayley: (Newark, New Jersey)

Kelly has a lot in Sharon Valley, one acre and 4 perches and hopes to have it fenced in and paid for next month. He plans to have a big gathering there September 27. He asks the Bishop to let him know by earliest possible convenience if he may expect Bayley for a few days visit at that time. Bayley could come to Millerton September 26 from whence they could drive to Sharon. Kelly would have the burial-ground blessed after Mass. At Falls Village Bayley would consecrate burial ground No. 2. Kelly's three "basilicas" are in grand style, and all folks pious after a triduum by Father Smulders.

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(1857) Jul. 20
(Beers), Julia: Litchfield, (Connecticut)
 to (Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley: Newark, New Jersey)

She cannot imagine how (Bayley) knew she was here unless Judge Edwards told him. She had a violent attack of fever in June but is as well as ever now. It seems like Paradise to be here; Buffalo is the most uncongenial place she has ever been. She leaves on Saturday and will spend Sunday in Waterbury. She asks if it would be possible for (Bayley) to spend Sunday there too. She will spend one day in New York. She was disappointed at not being able to pay Mrs. (Mary D.) Nesmith the promised visit. She would love dearly to see Grandpa and Grandma Tiers. (Beers)'s mother sends much love. She spent a fortnight with them in Buffalo and went constantly to church with (Beers), but stopped there. Bishop Timon has been very kind to (Beers). It makes one better just to took at him.

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1857 July 20
(Blanc), Ant(hony) Abp. New Orleans: New Orleans, Louisiana
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

He supposes that Purcell has received by this time from England a small book in which both of their names are used to bear testimony to the validity of orders in the Anglican Establishment. Their correspondent, Rev. J. Weyer, looks to them for an answer. Twenty years have elapsed since the alluded occurrence. Blanc remembers most of the incidents alluded to by the Parson. Purcell and Blanc were on board a boat bound for Cincinnati on the way to Baltimore. The Protestant Bishop Brownell was not on board when they left New Orleans. They became acquainted with Brownell on board the ship. Blanc did not know him in New Orleans. He does not remember how the acquaintance originated. Concerning the main incident after breakfast the Captain expressed a wish for some service on board, it being Sunday. Blanc thought nothing more was meant than the delivering of a sermon. After Purcell consented to preach, the captain said he would read the service. They said they had nothing to do with the service and when Bishop Brownell knelt to read the service, Blanc sat on his chair. After the service Purcell came out of his cabin and delivered his sermon. Blanc has no recollection of any last benediction on the part of the protestant bishop. The service was not aided by singing. The whole is false except the fact that Purcell preached, Blanc read the Gospel, and Brownell read the service on his own account exclusively of them. They took no part in Brownell's service.

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1857 Jul. 20
Chatard, Fred(eric)k:
U.S. Sloop of War Saratoga San Juan del Norte, Greytown, (Nicaragua)
 to William (Seton 3): (Baltimore, Maryland)

Chatard heard with pleasure from his dear Elise of (Seton)'s arrival and that Ferdy (Ferdinand Chatard) secured him at his house. Chatard expects that (Seton) will not stay long in the United States as he left Emily (Seton) and his other dear children in Paris. Chatard hopes some of these days to talk over matters. Manifest destiny has been routed in Lower California, Sonora, Cuba and now in Nicaragua. If (Seton) could only be there to hear of the horrors committed by (William) Walker, it would stir up his indignation against those glorious regenerators who go with the torch of enlightenment to weak countries to commit all kinds of outrages. Americans hate Walker as much as the natives. A few days ago, General (Jose Maria) Canas was on board Chatard's ship; he expressed much sorow for the Fillibusteros. Those Fillibusteros are crowding aboard Chatard's ship with claims of American citizenship and he has been ordered to receive them. Chatard fears (President James) Buchanan is a Fillibustero. Chatard supposes (Seton) knows nothing of Greytown, except of the heroic act of (George H.) Hollins. If (Seton) knew, he would pity Hollins for committing such a disgraceful act. White, agent for the Transit Company, Fabino Corsul a bad fellow, and a Senator, Ex-Ambassador (Solon) Borland used Hollins to gratify their hellish malice. Chatard could name a good many respectable French, English, Italian and American merchants — wicked men. This harbor is a fine one and the Saratoga is one of the largest and best of the sloops. Chatard hopes to keep her for about two years and hopes in November to return to discharge some of his crew. (Francis) Silas (Chatard) has turned right off into the narrow way. It goes hard with poor Ferdy but Chatard thinks he is worse off with his son; he thinks Silas ought to have delayed a little longer and tried Paris. Chatard hopes (Seton) has had a fine time with his friends in Baltimore and had long talks with Elise (Chatard) who toils hard for her family day and night. It is a melancholy fact that they are too poor and it troubles Chatard much. Pedds is a brave fellow; he wanted much to go with Chatard, but a ship would be his certain ruin. Chatard has a dear little flock at home. This is a dreadful life and if God spares him to see two years' service he will try to hang on to the shore. He wrote to (Seton) before he left home. They had the pleasure of William (Seton 4)'s company and they had some long talks. Chatard now has 37 fillibusteros on board, among them Walker's Secretary of State and a surgeon of his army.

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1857 Jul. 20
Elder, Bishop William Henry: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Ever since Elder's return he has intended to thank Blanc and to inquire when he might reciprocate. He postponed, wishing to transmit a copy of his last will and testament. He could not get an opportunity to consult Judge (Joseph S.B.) Tha(t)cher. Elder now encloses a copy (no enclosure). But Elder has just received a letter from Bishop Portier enclosing a letter from the Bishop of Erie in answer to a letter Portier had written in April concerning Father (Jeremiah) O'Connor whom Elder has just sent to Vicksburg. Elder sends Blanc a copy. Shall he send O'Connor away quickly or leaveit so, hoping all will go well? Vicksburg has been so long afflicted; he has heard no intimation of any suspicion against O'Connor in Vicksburg. Elder asks Blanc to inform him whether he has learned anything from Bishop (Henry Damien) Juncker with regard to the property they spoke of. Elder asked Tha(t)cher what he thought of the act by which Bishop (James Oliver) Vandevelde first returned the donation to Mrs. (Anne Lucas) Hunt after he ceased to be bishop of Chicago. The judge thought it was not valid and that Hunt's first deed would hold good. Still if Rome judges that it ought to be divided, Bishops should prefer Rome's judgement. Elder has decided to let Father (Mathurin F.) Grignon take a little excursion to Sulphur Springs and to inform himself as he passes through Vicksburg.

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1857 Jul. 3
Young, Bishop J(osue) M.: Erie, (Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop (Michael Portier: Mobile, Alabama)

(Copy) (Portier)'s letter of April 22 has just come to hand. Father J. O'Connor has just been appointed to Vicksburg but he may apply to (Portier) again. O'Connor is an ingrate; he has an unconquerable love for strong drink and has been involved in something "contra sextum" in the diocese of Cincinnati when Young received him. Young saw scarce anything of this last while O'Connor was with him.

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1857 July 20
Elder, William Henry Bp. Natchez: Natchez, Mississippi
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

When Elder arrived in Natchez in May, he found Father Jeremiah O'Connor waiting for him. He had come from the diocese of Erie and his exeat seemed to indicate that all was right. Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc wrote to Erie for his reasons for leaving. The result was that Elder appointed O'Connor to Vicksburg. Just this morning Elder received the information that O'Connor was given to drink and that he was involved in something in the diocese of Cincinnati. Elder asks for information and advice in the matter. Should he take it as a disposition of Providence and leave things as they are? Vicksburg has the largest congregation in the diocese and for twenty years has had a series of scandals. So far he has not heard any intimation from there of any suspicion against O'Connor. He has no one he can send there. He expects some priests from France next spring.

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(18)57 Jul. 20
(Tiers, Mrs.: Rockaway, New York)
 to (Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley: Newark, New Jersey)

(Tiers) has been looking for (Bayley) for some days. There are some changes at Rockaway but (Bayley)'s children are the same in every respect. They miss Doctor (John M.) Forbes sadly. They had a visit of a few days from Abbé Le Blond. Emmy, Addy and Annie are now going on finely. (Tiers)'s boy is improving; he has been terribly abused. Uncle Ned goes to town every day. The hotel is filling up fast. Father (Anthony) Farley was here on Sunday. (Tiers) cannot see much improvement in that quarter. Abbé took it upon himself to make some changes in the way of cleaning up a little. Father (Thomas S.) Preston promised to pass this week with them but his health is very delicate. (Tiers) had a long letter from Frank (Nesmith) who seems much pleased with Lake George. Emmy and Charlie go up to Father Hecker tomorrow and she hopes they find him at home.

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1857 July 22
Fitzgerald, Edward: Mt.St.Mary's, Emmittsburg, Md.
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

The Director of the Seminary has proposed that Fitzgerald remain at the college with employment more to his taste than teaching in college. Fitzgerald told him that he was no at his own disposal; but the Director thinks that Purcell will allow him to remain. The Venerable Father (George) Flault was appointed chaplain to the nuns in Baltimore. The President (Father John McCaffrey) started on a collecting tour. Father W(illiam) McCloskey thinks that Fitzgerald should make his retreat under Bishop (Henry) Elder when he gives the general retreat in Cincinnati.

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1857 July 23
Hilton, G.H.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (New York, New York)

The July number of the Review has just arrived; Hilton has inquired at the Postoffice and they disclaim responsibility. A bookseller named O'Connell told Hilton that he had ordered several numbers of the Review but had not received any yet. O'Connell had some previous difficulties with Brownson's publishers about not receiving a package of Reviews he ordered. Hilton says that the note of Rev. (Thomas) Boulger, assigned by Walsh to Hilton in payment of an account Walsh owed Brownson, has never been paid, Father Boulger is in Chicago, totally bankrupt and in debt about $8,000. Hilton says the little article in the New York Times of the 18th on "Rome and New York" has been published in all the Cincinnati papers. Hilton will be in New York on business in a month or two and he will find great pleasure in seeing Brownson.

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1857 Jul. 23
Elder, Bishop William Henry: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Enclosed is Elder's letter to his Holiness (no enclosure). Elder asks Blanc to forward it if he finds nothing out of the way in its style or form. He trusts that Blanc has answered his letter about Vicksburg. Yesterday Elder received a letter from Father (Jeremiah) O'Connor about the mission the Redemptorists promised to give. O'Connor has begun working at the plastering and finishing of the church. Elder thought he had told O'Connor not to begin without informing him. Elder appointed Father (Mathurin F.) Grignon to be Vicar General. The Archbishop of Baltimore writes Elder that the Cardinal Prefect had instructed him to urge Drs. McCaffrey and Barry to accept their nominations. Dr. (John) McCaffrey still begs off. Dr. (John) Barry will be consecrated on August 2. Elder is pretty sure of having all the money ready for (Emma) Marcilly on (August) 14. Can Blanc assist in getting Christian Brothers or another Community for Rose Hill? The only offer Elder has for it is $12,000.

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(18)57 Jul. 24
Poursine, P.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana)

The Catholic Institute (of New Orleans) being defunct. Poursine offers suggestions for its reestablishment. Thirty or more persons would form the active membership, each paying 100 piastres. The meetings would be held in rented places, with 10 admission. Later the Institute could rent permanently, establish libraries, etc. The cause of the downfall of the preceding Institute was lack of order end interest. Poursine suggests that a clergyman always act as president; there would also be a vice-president, treasurer and secretary, all without salary. No one under 25 would be eligible as an active member. On the death of one of the members a new member giving at least $10 would be elected.

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1857 July 25
Brownell, T.C. Protestant Bishop: Hartford, (Conn.)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

He has just received Purcell's letter of the 22nd in relation to a religious service on board the steamboat twenty years ago. Brownell has a very distinct impression that while he read the Prayers of the Church, Purcell held a Prayer Book in his hand and read the Responses. Whether Purcell did so audibly or even mentally, Brownell cannot say as several other persons were responding at the same time. He remembers that Purcell preached an excellent sermon and that many remarked on the catholicity evinced by both Bishop (Anthony) Blanc and Purcell. P.S. Brownell's son has the same recollection of the event.

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1857 Jul. 25
Piret, Father A(ndrew) D. J.: Mackinac, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

As Piret is so exceedingly anxious to preserve the good opinion which Lefevere has always had of him, he will inform him of what has been going on here. Lefevere's council was wise in advising Piret to return to Mackinac, and he congratulates himself for following his advice, especially because of Father (Eugene M.) Jahan. Bishop (Frederic) Baraga admits that it is Jahan who is the author of the letter from which Piret quotes. Calumny is present but the judges' certificate is in his favor. Jahan should retract since he paid the person to make the charge. Spiritual life at Mackinac is at low ebb. Many no longer attend Sunday Mass and some attend services of a Mr. O'Brian, a Protestant minister. Jahan has been at Cheboygan, Duneau City, where he has spent those days often not writing them for two years.

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1857 Jul. 20
Wendell, J( ) A( ) T( ) Chapman, B. Geary, Matthew Becker, John: Mackinac, Michigan

They certify that they are the only four justices of the peace for the township of Holmes, in the County of Mackinac, according to law. They further certify that for a period extending back one year from this date no criminal complaint was ever entered before any one of them either by Catherine Plant or any other person and no steps have ever been taken against Father (Andrew D. J.) Piret, formerly of this mission, of any criminal character whatever. Furthermore, as individuals they cannot believe that the priesthood of Father Piret is or could be tainted by such foolish and malicious charges against his honor and character. (Certified copy written and signed by) Aug(ustin) Hamelin of this testimony of the justices dated July 25, 1857.

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1857 Jul. 25
Martin, Lewis: Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Their church is nearing completion. Martin is anxious to get a priest among them. He wanted to propose the plan to Father (Edward) Van Paemel before he was called away. The workman who built the church was paid a little over $400 and there would be due him about $250 if he would finish the church. F(rank Floczynski) Flozinsky is to build the church in the best and strongest manner. Because of the distracted condition of the members, Martin has taken the building in hand and made himself responsible to pay the workman for the above amount and furnish material from $50-$100. Martin has lived in Grand Rapids for 15 months, has five children and feels the necessity of church and school. At present he is in the grocery and provision business. P.S. The church will be finished about August 20. They will try to sustain a priest if Lefevere will give them one. About $200 due Mr. Richman is unpaid as yet.

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1857 Jul. 28
Doane, George H.: Riverside, (New Jersey)
 to Bishop (James Roosevelt Bayley: Newark, New Jersey)

Father (Joseph) Bowles will tell (Bayley) that Doane is here and how kindly he has been received. Doane hopes to be with (Bayley) in the middle of next week in order to prepare for the most sacred priesthood. He asks if (Bayley) has observed the notices of Doane's arrival in the papers. All seem to think (Bayley) lacks the faculties for receiving a convert. Father Faber was not far wrong in his definition of heathen as applicable to Protestants of the present day.

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1857 Jul. 28
Rousselon, Father E(tienne): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Extract from St. Mary's baptismal register: On July 21, 1857 Rousselon baptized Charles Pierre Poisson, son of Charles Poisson and Marianne Frédérick; born February 6. The godfather was Pierre Carreras and the godmother Marie Besson.

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1857 July 29
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn) Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cin(cinna)ti, (Ohio)

Spalding is pleased that Purcell has found the original of the letter to the Pope in the hands of Father (Thomas J. Coppinger) who was the last person that Spalding saw with it. He wishes he could aid him in getting his decrees but fears they are "no where". Spalding wrote to his brother in Boston and hopes that he and Father (Edward Purcell) will get through with their fun before they return. Bishop (George) Carrell has been singularly unfortunate in his clergy. He has had few worth retaining. The Jesuits announce that they will keep out one father this year and withdraw altogether next July. Spalding has made arrangements with two successive Provincials which he deemed permanent but which successive superiors did not. Father (William S.) Murphy broke up the college built by Father (John) Elet and Father (J B). Druyts speaks with contempt of the college bought by Murphy. Spalding supposes they will lay the blame on him. They seem to act on the principle enunciated by Father (Francis) Di Maria in the Third Provincial Council that contracts made by regulars are written with clausula "provided it be not opposed to the good or the order". If nothing happens in the election he will be with Purcell on Wednesday on his way to Saratoga and the north. Father (Gabriel) Chalon of Mobile will be with him. He has promised to visit Bishop (John) McCloskey. They do not expect anything serious in the election Monday.

P.S.—His brother writes that Father (John) Barry has accepted and will be consecrated next week, but Spalding has seen nothing of it in the papers.

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1857 July 29
Bugie, W(illia)m F.: (New York, New York)
 to Dr. O(restes) A. Brownson: (New York, New York)

Bugie copies an extract from the minutes of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Library Association showing that Brownson was elected an honarary member, by unanimous vote, on motion of Bugie. He writes a note, as Recording Secretary saying that he has been instructed by the Board of Directors of the Association to transmit the resolution "as a slight acknowledgment of the obligations the association is under to you".

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1857 July 30
Carrell, George A. Bp. Covington:
St. Stanislaus College, White Sulphur, Scott Co. Kentucky
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

Father J. Joyce called on Carrell begging for a mission. Carrell finally agreed to send him to Maysville if he could arrange matters with Purcell. Joyce assured him that Purcell is willing. Carrell writes to ask if he has his permission and if there is any charge against him.

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