University of Notre Dame


(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Part of a newspaper page with advertisements of many business places.

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(Aubert), Father Henry: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Last year at the time of First Communion, (Aubert) told (Blanc) how the choir of St. Mary's had rejected the singers whom (Aubert) had invited. (Blanc) had replied that next year (Aubert) would be in charge to invite whom he wished. Mr. Calligeron's daughter is making her First Communion; he has offered to sing. But Father (Stephen) Rousselon has objected, not wishing to oppose his mulatresses(?). In any other circumstance (Aubert) would not insist but should one give in to these women? If (Blanc) does not give permission to the singers (Aubert) proposes it will be a proof that (Blanc) no longer wants him here and he will retire. If (Blanc) does not have a place for him (Aubert) asks permission to retire to the home of one of his friends while waiting for a place. (P.S.) (Aubert) is mad with the idea of quitting (Blanc) to please mulatresses.

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Aubert, Father Henry: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Aubert learned from Vincent who got it from Mr. Dutel that Mr. de Sard said that (Blanc) had threatened to interdict Father (Richard) Kane or Aubert if they wrote against Le Propagateur (Catholique). Aubert left the Propagateur in silence; he did no wrong. He made up a reason; he could not give the real one. At first he laughed at the Rambler article and then cried in view of the sad consequences. At the request of Father Maenhaut Aubert read the passage about St. Louis in the last number of the Propagateur; he consulted Rochborcher(?); St. Louis is not a persecutor of the Church. De Sard did not bring Aubert's honor into question but Aubert prizes (Blanc)'s honor even more than his own and that is why he writes. (P.S.) If Aubert sometimes blurts out too much truth to (Blanc) or Father Rousselon, they are to forget all this.

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Beaugier, Father A(nthony): (Ville Platte, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Beaugier writes to (Rousselon) to be his advocate to the Archbishop. After studying Father (Gilbert) Raymond, Beaugier finds him to have a wicked heart. Raymond could not put up with Father (Rene M. Pineau) Pinot nor Father (Henry A. Picherit) Pichery, nor the latest assistant. He is a money grubber, with ambitions toward the mitre. Beaugier and his cousin have been in his grip for some time and money made them discover the demon in this monstrous vicar-general. He has deceived the Archbishop. When the Archbishop comes for Confirmation Beaugier will ask his parishioners if it was Beaugier's fault that they do not have a fine church, and whether his cousin is not a model of virtue. When the Archbishop sent Beaugier to Opelousas he promised to be a good priest; in exchange the Archbishop humiliated Beaugier's cousin. Raymond loves money like Judas.Messrs. Coreil and Marcel want to advertise the rental of Beaugier's presbytery. Raymond promised to take Beaugier's part with the Archbishop. But Raymond wrote against Beaugier and schemed with Marcel and Coreil to buy the presbytery. Raymond wants to send Beaugier away as a bad priest and send away his cousin and hire a negress. Who would take care of the church and receive those who come for his services when he is gone? His cousin will not leave before proving that she has been calumniated. The Archbishop does not have the right to punish Beaugier without giving him the right to justify himself with his calumniators who have not set foot in the church for 4 years. They are merchants who have a little money. N.B. Three years ago when the Archbishop came to Ville-Plate for the first time, Raymond remarked that Beaugier's presbytery, furniture and library were poor. P.S. So that his letters will not be intercepted by his two enemies. (Rousselon) is to address his reply to Beaugier's cousin, Jean Gabet(?) at Opelousas. Beaugier wrote to Father Perché to inform him of the misfortune the Archbishop threatens. (Rousselon) is to talk with Perché to open the archbishop's eyes. For proof see the church at Mallet, or at Calcassieu.

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Caddell, Cecilia: Worcester, (Massachusetts)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Caddell apologizes for any breach of etiquette that she may be making in writing to Brownson, because his name is so famous be readers of Catholic literature. She wonders if any of her small Catholic works have attracted his notice. She never would have attempted anything else but she feels that the way to reach the majority of the public is through the novel. She published, this year, a novel in which, without starting a controversy, she wants to show the fatal effects produced on the young mind by the doctrines of infidelity and the non-responsibility of man. She asks Brownson to publish a notice of it in his review, so that it will get the largest possible circulation in America and England. It is called "Home and the Homeless", and is published by Newby. She offers to leave a copy of it at Doleman's or foreward it to him in any way he sees fit, if he will honor her with an answer.

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De Sard: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

De Sard submits the first proof of the Synod (no enclosure) and asks for (Blanc)'s approval.

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Hendricken, Father Thomas F.: (Waterbury, Connecticut)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland (of Hartford: Providence, Rhode Island)

Hendricken has received one letter yesterday, the second today. Father (James F.) Campbell would wish to be pastor of Naugatuck, Seymour, and Woodbury but would prefer to remain here, that is, to make his residence there until he could provide a house for himself in Naugatuck in the spring or summer. The railroad runs through all of them so that he would be as near as if he lived in any one of them. If McFarland wishes another arrangement Hendricken will have him go at once but Seymour will be necessary to make Naugatuck a parish. He does not wish McFarland to consider his own best interests but what is best. He writes to show that he will do whatever the Bishop wants. Their mission is succeeding well. (Insert) He saw Father (John P.) Roddan on Monday. He is corpulent and helpless. Hendricken says he will not be able to go on the mission even if he lives. When he leaves the bed two men must be summoned. He speaks as if he had suffered shock. He and his family think he will be well in a short time.

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(Lefevere, Peter Paul, Bishop of: Detroit, Michigan)

A formal note on the question whether the vows of the Order of the Visitation in America are solemn or simple. He lists 4 reasons why they are not solemn.

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(Lefranc, Father J.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Ste. Anne's Church: Accounts and statistics for five years beginning January 1, (18)53. (On the paper in Rousselon's hand?, enfolding the above): Note for $1000 to Father E(tienne) Rousse(lon?), May 4, (18)55). $480 given to Father (Aloysius) Curioz, (S.J.).

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(Martin, Bishop Auguste Marie: Natchitoches, Louisiana)
 to (Father Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Addresses of the priests to whom (Martin) asks (Rousselon) to send ordos: Father J. Janneau, Marksville; Father Math(urin) Chapin, Milliken's Bend; Father L(oui)s Gergaud, Monroe; Father S(imon) D'Angles, Alexandria; Father J.(M.) Beaulieu, Cloutierville; Father F. Martin, Ile Brevelle; Father J(ean) B(aptiste) Avenard, Campte; Father J(ean) Pierre, Shreveport. Today the Daughters of the Cross are due to arrive from France brought by Sister St. Jean Baptiste, (D.C.) who is bringing 250 francs from Brittany; (Rousselon) is to keep it until accounts are settled. (Rousselon) is to send (Martin) 10 gallons of lamp oil and 2 baskets of olive oil for the table. He is to send them on the Rapides, or Montgomery or Duke, and not to G(ran)d Ecore; the largest boats come here every day. (Martin) needs to distribute catechisms, prayerbooks and books in Spanish among his Mexicans; where will he find them?

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Mayer, Francis and Co(mpany) St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

They have established a bell foundry in this city. They request Blanc's protection and appeal to the bells made by them for St. Patrick's Church, Charleston, S(outh) C(arolina) and that at Cincinnati, Ohio. (A list of) reference (from the clergy is printed on the letter).

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Stuart, Emily Mary: (New York, New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Stuart wishes to remind Brownson about the unanswered application her husband sent. If he will comply immediately they will be made his debtors.

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