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1858 June 1
Lamy, John B. Bishop of Santa Fe: Santa Fe, (New Mexico)
 to Archbishop John B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He is preparing to cross the plains and hopes to see Purcell in August. He intends to take (Peter) Hart with him and would like to have him ordained so he may not be delayed. Father (Joseph P.) Machebeuf wishes to be remembered to Purcell; he just started to visit a pueblo of Catholic Indians where Lamy baptized 95 children three years ago. Lamy has no fear of the voyage across the plains; he enjoys it.

II-4-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {4}


(18)58 Jun. 1
(Martin), Bishop Aug(uste) M(ar)ie: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Enclosed is a receipt for $75 from Father (John Peter) Bellier for the account of Mrs. Blanchet. Bellier asks if (Rousselon) has not received a shipment from (L.) Migne. (Rousselon) is to keep the $13 until further notice. The health of the area is disquieting. The loss of one or two priests would be a calamity for (Martin)'s diocese. Some subjects are ready to come from Brittany but their bishops objèct. (Martin) has decided to make a new appeal in the Catholic papers of Brittany. If (Rousselon) could send him a good priest, even if he knew no English, he would render a great service. Mr. Halay has left the College; (Martin) regrets it very much. B(ellier) has such a strong character that one must be devoted to work under him. Three good lay teachers left at the same time. (Martin) is very well satisfied with the religious part of the College which he has given to Fathers Dicharry and Levezouet. (Martin) thanks (Rousselon) for his trouble about the bells. The orders (Rousselon) speaks of were given by Father (D. Andrew) Cauvin. (P.S.) The Annals arrived this morning. (Martin) would like to write to Father Cambiaso; where is he? (Martin) is still satisfied with Eugène (Fourot).

VI-1-n - A.L.S., Receipt - (French) - 5pp. - 12mo. - {7}


1858 Jun. 1
Mittelbronn, Father (Francis Christopher): Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Last Saturday, after Blanc's letter, the trustees received Mittelbronn as pastor of Pointe Coupée. A letter received by Father (Hubert) Thirion has given Mittelbronn the understanding that he is here only pro tempore. Mittelbronn must know if he is deceived in believing he is the definitive pastor of Pointe Coupée. If he is not to stay, he asks for another post. P.S. In case Blanc has not kept a copy of the letter giving him the title of pastor, Mittelbronn sends him a copy.

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 Enclosure: 

1858 Mar. 5
(Blanc), Archbishop Ant(hony),: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father Mittelbronn: Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)

Seeing that Thirion's illness may be prolonged, (Blanc) has decided to appoint Mittelbronn pastor of Pointe Coupée.

- Copy -


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


1858 Jun. 2
Mina, Father Ve. M(odest)e: St. J(ea)n B(aptis)te, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Mina takes the occasion of the trip of Mr. Thiberville, h is neighbor, to send the enclosed $110 for the Propagation of the Faith, less 12 piastres and 20 c(ent)s for the Holy Childhood, and 15 others from the collection at Pentecost.

Mina thanks Rousselon for having the chalice consecrated; he is to give it to the bearer of this letter. Rousselon is to let Mina know how much he owes for the gilding of the chalice, and to indicate the formula for bliessing the scapular of the Passion. (The letter is cut here.)

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


1858 Jun. 2
R., A.B.: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A man in despair begs to have several minutes with (Blanc). He will be at the archbishop's house tomorrow at 3.

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


1858 Jun. 2
Stinson, Mary I.: Point Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to (Arch)bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mary received (Blanc)'s letter in regard to the separation of Mr. Stinson and herself. For 11 years she has found Stinson to be an arch demon; he has deceived (Blanc). It is not that her marriage is invalid; it is Stinson's repeated crime of adultery. At the time she wrote from Velasco plantation Stinson said if she did not leave him he would become a Catholic. At the time she called to see (Blanc) last summer she had been ill and was too feeble to tell all. Sister Regis and Sister Mary Ellen know all. 12 years ago Sister Regis gave them a baby about 2 years old. At the age of 12 Mary slyly instructed her for Confession. When 14, the girl told Mary that Stinson had since she was ten, done all he could to persuade her from Mary and to go with him. Stinson said he would never be a Catholic if he had to leave the Know Nothing Society. Mary has applied for a divorce; she only waited till her oldest son should be 21, which he was last summer.

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


1858 June 3
Putnam, Rev. Edw(ard): North Whitefield, M(ain)e.
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Putnam hopes Brownson has been favorably impressed with his work "Exposition of the Apocalypse", and would appreciate a notice of it in The Review. He has a high esteem for Dr. Brownson as a Christian man of Letters. He, as well as many others, have been influenced by Brownson's fearless testimony to Catholic truth and his searching arguments for the Evangelical wisdom. A laudatory notice of the "Exposition of the Apocalypse" was inserted in the Pilot, in deplored juxtaposition with a misapprehension of the last number of the Review. This is one instance of the many contradictions that have beset him in his efforts to bring out the book.

I-3-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {2}


1858 Jun. 3
St. André, R.U., Sister Gertrude of: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister Gertrude of St. André's vows as an Ursuline.

VI-1-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}


1858 Jun. 4
Finn, Patrick: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Finn received (Blanc)'s letter this morning with the $15 for which he feels greatly indebted.

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


1858 June 4
(Jaquemet), Rt. Rev. Alexander, Bishop: Nantes, (France)
 to Most Rev. (John Baptist Purcell)Archbishop of: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He thanks Purcell for a copy of the degress of the recent Council of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and praises Purcell for his work. He talks of the conversions of Protestants. He has toured his diocese and is very well satisfied. He tells of the fine work the two American students, Daniel O'Regan and Frank are doing. Daniel is finishing his second year in philosophy.

II-4-n - L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 8vo. - {2}


(18)58 Jun. 5
Andrieu, C.M., Father A(nthony): Donaldsonville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Last Sunday Father (Charles) Boglioli, (C.M.) returned from New River where he had spent six days. Affluence was so great and the desire to receive the sacraments so great that Boglioli decided to do all he could for them. He gave First Communion to 22 children and Paschal Communion to 90. The old house used as a chapel is much too small. Andrieu asks (Blanc) to permit B(oglioli) to have a chapel built on the land given by Dr. Marr(?). Former pupils of Sacred Heart and many others of the parish have asked Andrieu to sing a Mass for their intention on the feast day and to give Benediction at the end. Andrieu asks for this favor; together with Boglioli he asks authorization to give Benediction on feasts of the Blessed Virgin and St. Vincent de Paul.

VI-1-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}


1858 June 5
O'Connor, M(ichael) Bishop of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

O'Connor encloses a letter from Father (James) Meagher. He feels obliged to turn down Purcell's invitation. He did plan a trip to Lake Superior for himself this summer and would be happy to go in Purcell's company.

II-4-n - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1858 June 6
Brownson, S(arah) H.: New York, (New York)
 to Betsey (Healy Alexander):

The writer hasn't heard from her sister in a long time. She has written to Mr. Goodrich in California asking him to write to her. She doesn't want to give up Sister Dolly's children. Mr. Jesse wrote stating that she could meet Betsy at his home next fall. It is twenty-four years since she has seen Betsy. She is a Catholic and hopes Betsy and James will not think bad of her because she is such. She heard from Brownson's son Orestes Jr. He is well. He and his second are living on a farm in Missouri. They have a child a year and a half old. John was married a year and a half ago and is living in St. Paul. His wife and William visited her a week ago. Henry's business is not prosperous. Brownson is giving a lecture tonight in a small town 100 miles up the Hudson. Edward goes to a college near by. Uncle Shew has died. Today, Sarah has written to James' mother.

I-3-n - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 10mo. - {5}


1858 Jun. 6
Reulet, B.: Vacherie, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

About 2 months ago, a great scandal occurred in their chapel. Their pastor beat a little girl, about 14, over the head with a parasol. She had just made her First Communion at St. J(ean) Baptiste and this was when he began catechism. They were renting the pews outside near the door and the pastor would have been flogged if they had not calmed down the parents. Reulet is convinced that Blanc will see that is is not possible for their pastor to come to Vacherie again. No one has confidence in him because of his conduct. If Blanc could send them a priest who speaks German, it would be a great service to Vacherie which comprises more than 600 souls. Today their pastor can do no good in St. James.

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


(1858 Jun. 6)
Vogien, C.SS.R., Father (Jean Baptiste): N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Vogien asks (Blanc) to give the bearer of this note the chalice which he brought last Thursday, if (Blanc) has had time to consecrate it.

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


1858 Jun. 7
Moynihan, Father Jeremiah: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Moynihan does not think it advisable for Blanc to have anything to do with Father M'Donald. Since Moynihan communicated Blanc's intention to M'Donald he has never drawn a sober breath. Moynihan is awaiting his recovery to send him from his house. M'Donald says he intends having an explanation of what occurred at the Archiepiscopal house; Blanc is to be on his guard.

VI-1-n - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {2}


1858 June 8
Bacon, David W(illia)m Bishop of Portland: Portland, Maine
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Father (F.X.) Marshall of whom Purcell made inquiries has resided in the State of Maine only nine months. He came with an excellent letter from the Bishop of Philadelphia, seeking a place on the seacoast for his health. Bacon sent him to Eastport, but as he became dissatisfied and proposed going to Germany. Bacon gave him letters of recommendation, about 18 months ago. The only complaint against him was that he was too unhealthy to do justice to his work. He was nervous and executive, but there was nothing in his moral character worthy of reproach.

II-4-n - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1858 Jun. 8
Desobry, Louis: Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

As a friend of the clergy and administrator with (Blanc)'s approval, Desobry is forced to expose the troubles of Fathers (Charles) and (Auguste) Chambost. Since the fire of February 6, these men have called meetings of the administrators. All attention has centered on the church; (Blanc) was present the day of the contract; he knows the comments. This first difficulty overcome, it was their duty to provide for the needs of these men and theirs, 14 in number. It was necessary to activate the subscription for the College (of the Immaculate Conception), which amounted to 5000 piastres. The Chambosts asked approval of the purchase of the property of Widow (Matilda) Cropper for 4000 piastres. This was refused them. The refusal was accompanied by injurious remarks which they did not deserve. The resolution of the majority of the administrators was unthinkable. The unhappy end of Father (C.) Mouret taught Desobry that he should be more familiar with the servants of God. All their actions are in keeping with the devotion that (Blanc) knows in them. Desobry wishes to withdraw as receiver of the donations and would advise that (Blanc) hold the funds for the church and college.

VI-1-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {6}


1858 June 8
Luers, J(ohn) H. Bishop of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) Baptist Purcell: Cin(cinnat)i, (Ohio)

On Saturday he returned from Lafayette, where Father (Charles) Driscoll, S.J. has been giving a retreat. There were 800 communions. Luers procured a lot 137' by 351 only 2 squares from the courthouse for $6,000-$1,000 down and the rest in 5 annual payments. The congregation according to Driscoll is the largest English congregation in the state, and several members are well off. The Germans subscribed over $5,000. If Luers goes there he will take time to consider. Luers took away from Father (Edward) Sorin two congregations because he neglected them from want of priests. He has since of his own accord given up three more. Luers is not displeased since he can furnish pastors for them. Does Purcell think he can get aid from the Society of the Propagation this year? At least enough to pay for his seminarians? He asks Purcell to put in a word for him. Things are brightening up in the diocese or he is getting broke in. He obtained 4 theologians from St. Vincent's some time ago of whom he ordained one Sunday. The others will be ready Christmas or Easter. From all appearances Father Sorin will have to give up all the missions from want of subjects. Luers must try to prepare for it. He expects to visit Purcell in a few weeks. Tomorrow he leaves for Michigan City, St. John's on a confirmation trip.

II-4-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {5}


1858 June 8
McCloskey, John Bishop of Albany: Albany, (New York)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

(McCloskey) introduces the bearer Mr. Geo(rge) Gottsberger, an esteemed friend from New York who is visiting Cincinnati to pay or to arrange for paying some bequests to some of Purcell's religious or charitable institutions by a deceased party. He is a worthy Catholic whom (McCloskey) has known from boyhood.

II-4-n - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


(18)58 Jun. 8
Nativity, (M.H.C.), Sister Mary of the: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

They are about to make a set of dalmatics; will Rousselon lend them a pattern.

VI-1-n - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}


1858 Jun. 8
St. Stanislas, R.U., Sister Marie de: Galveston, (Texas)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

On Pentecost, 31 of their students made their First Communion. The same day they received Confirmation which their Bishop gave to almost 60 persons. Among the students there were some of 15, 16, and 17 years who, although born of Catholic parents, had not yet learned their religion. They have about 60 boarders and almost as many day scholars. Most are Catholic. For some months Sister has received no news from the Ursulines at New Orleans. Mother Ste. Claire, (R.U.) said in her last letter which Sister Ste. Félicité brought back, that now that none of them were from their congregation, they did not wish to correspond. In France they corresponded with all the Communities of their order. All members of their Community are well except the Mother Assistant, Sister St. Bruno, (R.U.) who suffers from a chest disease.

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


1858 Jun. 9
Lamy, Father George: Covington, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Lamy has not received the kitchen stove of which (Rousselon) spoke in one of his letters and of which Father Pivet told him. In the fear of some loss or forgetfulness Lamy notifies (Rousselon). They are happy to be in their own house.

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


1858 Jun. 10
Duplantier, G(uy): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License is granted to Father Aubert to marry Bicente Gonzales Fernandez and Marie Adélaide Leon.

VI-1-n - A.D.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}


(18)58 Jun. 10
Regis, (S.C.), Sister (Francis): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Their oculist, Dr. Gustine, intends leaving on the 14th on a tour through Europe. He is anxious to get a letter of introduction to the Pope. Being a Protestant, though in heart a Catholic, he feels delicacy in asking this favor and has requested Regis to do it. Gustine has attended their asylum gratis during the last 12 years.

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 On the same paper: 

(1858 Jun.)
(Blanc, Archbishop Anthony: New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Mon(sei)g(n)er:

(Blanc) introduces Dr. Gustine who has cared for the orphans under the direction of the Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul. Gustine in about to leave for Europe. Sister wrote to (Blanc) but (Blanc) did not know the doctor's desire to be presented to the Pope until yesterday on his return. The doctor has gone but (Blanc) asks the Archbishop to procure an introduction.

- A. Draft - (French) -


VI-1-n - A.L.S., Draft - (English & French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1858 Jun. 10
Rouard de Card, Victor: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselot(!): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

In the absence of the Archbishop, Rouard de Card asks (Rousselon) to send the enclosed letter (no enclosure) to the Prior of the Dominicans at Louvain.

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


1858 Jun. 11
Lamy, Father George: Covington, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New (Orleans, Louisiana)

In reply to (Blanc)'s letter, Lamy chooses July 4 for their First Communion and Confirmation. Bayou Bonfouca and Lacombe, Mandeville and Madisonville will participate on the days (Blanc) can give them. Lamy could receive the priest (Blanc) has given notice of and he hopes that his presence and preaching will be a guarantee of good. They do not think they owe Mrs. Roche the amount (Blanc) speaks of; the most for their board would be 70 to 80 piastres. Mrs. Roche's house did not suit them at all, husband and wife were continually quarreling; they are much better off in their own house. Father (Victor) Pivet seems quite satisfied. The vicar general could send the money (Blanc) has destined for them; repairs on the presbytery will amount to 80 piastres; they have paid 35. Once finished they will have a presbytery like that of a village pastor in France.

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


1858 Jun. 11
Smith, (Father) Bernard: Rome, (Italy)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Smith received Purcell's favor from (Father) W(illia)m Barry, and thanks Purcell for the present of the Provincial Synod. Smith presented a copy of it to the Holy Father, who was greatly pleased with the letter it contains to his Holiness. As for the binding, His Holiness observed it far surpassed the Roman binding. His Holiness asked several questions about Purcell's Diocese, the present state of religion, and Purcell's suffering for the Cause of Religion. The Pope recollects Purcell's Apostolic laboring on the Rhine. Smith sends the Apostolic Benediction in the name of His Holiness. Smith is very uneasy for Madam (Sarah) Peter; he has had no letter from her since last April. She was then in Germany, treating for the Franciscan Sisters who were to go to Cincinnati. The American College in Rome is still to be opened. It is believed, however, that it may be opened before the end of the year. Only one thing prevents its opening. The house destined for it by the Pope is yet occupied by French troops. Father Barry is living with the Christian Brothers and attending lectures at Propaganda. Bishop (Anthony) O'Regan has resigned his See, but is still in Rome. Bishop (Richard) Whelan is now on his way to America.

II-5-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {5}


 (Photostatic copy from the Archives of the College of Mt. St. Joseph, Delhi, Ohio) 

1858 Jun. 12
Feltin, Father N(icholas): Houston, (Texas)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Feltin sends another alms of 5 piastres for mercy for a poor sinner and another 5 for the satisfaction of justice. Foltier hopes all will come to (Blanc) for the orphans. Feltin received (Blanc)'s letter of June 2; he felt divine assistance from (Blanc)'s prayers.

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


(18)58 Jun. 12
Maréchaux, Father A(ugustine): Assumption, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Maréchaux learns that the Archbishop is on a Confirmation tour. He wishes to obtain a dispensation from the publication of banns for Firmin Blanchard and Marie Clément. Rousselon is to let Maréchaux know if he received the $20 bill from the collection made in his church for Plaquemine. P.S. Is there a statuary store in New Orleans where he can get a plaster statue of St. Joseph? (On the back of the letter in Blanc's hand): Marie Bazin 17 years.

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


(18)58 Jun. 13
(Beaumont, Mrs. C.G.): Jonesville, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc)'s letter of (May) 25 is at hand. She cannot tell the thanks she feels for his interest. Her whole life has been a protest against Catholic truth but God has irradiated the approaching twilight of her life with grace and light which causes a remorse not only for her own loss but for the instilling of Protestantism in to the minds of her children. (Beaumont) has determined to leave her home here to seek instruction amid Catholic association. She must rely upon her own efforts, to follow her own ideas of duty. More than a year ago the principal of a southern school asked her services as Lady Matron in an educational establishment in Clarksville, Tennessee. She accepted but he wrote, objecting to her Catholicity and desired her to keep her religious views quiet as it would greatly injure the school.

VI-1-n - A.L. Incomplete - 4pp. - 4to. - {1}


1858 Jun. 14
Chalon, Father G(abriel): Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Enclosed is a check for $220, which he asks (Rousselon) to change into a draft on Paris to the order of Father (Albino) Desgaultière. Degaultière leaves for France next Monday and Chalon has some commissions for him. Nothing new here.

VI-1-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}


1858 Jun. 14
Mittelbronn, Father (Francis Christopher): Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Blanc's letter said much but Mittelbronn cannot get the meaning of what he wrote. Mittelbronn asked for a different post and he repeats it if Blanc does not remedy his present position in regard to Father (Hubert) Thirion. Sincé Thirion returned he has made it understood that Mittelbronn is only serving as pastor provisionally since Blanc had promised to reinstate him as pastor of Pointe Coupée. The day of Mittelbronn's reception as pastor Thirion went immediately afterwards to the home of Mr. Bondy, president of the trustees to try to explain to him that Mittelbronn could only be pastor provisionally because Thirion had not been named assistant. When Mittelbronn is absent and when other prople come on business, Thirion never tells him anything; Mittelbronn will leave if the parish is administered by Thirion. In leaving Mittelbronn would regret especially his chapel at Chenal. Mittelbronn had First Communion a week ago at Fausse Rivière and Chenal; there were 48 children.

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


1858 June 14
Pius IX, Pope: Rome, Papal States
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell and his suffragan bishops: of the Cincinnati (Ohio) Province

Pope Pius IX acknowledges the letter of the Bishop of the Second Provincial Council of Cincinnati dated May 9, 1858 in which they declared their submission to the Holy See, and urges them to see that the people entrusted to them do not cease in their devotion to the See of Peter. He is pleased to see the progress of Church in those regions and hopes that all will soon return to the embrace of Mother Church. He urges them to spare no efforts to bring this condition about. He praised the decision of the council to have a provincial seminary. They have signified that the Cincinnati seminary should be the seminary for the province. He calls their attention, however, to the proposed American College in Rome where he hoped chosen students will be sent to study in the Holy City and learning the doctrines of the church return as ornaments of their dioceses. Pope Pius expresses his pleasure at the holding of the Council and promises to submit the acts of the Council to the Sacred Congregation of the Propaganda. In the meantime he begs them to continue their prayers for him. He likewise begs a continuance of Divine benediction upon them.

II-4-n - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 4to. - {3}


(1858?) Jun. 14
(Seton), Sister M(ary) C(atharine):
Convent of Mercy (New York, New York)
 to (Robert Seton) Bob: (Rome, Italy)

If Willie (William Seton 4) were going by telegraph she would delight to get in his pocket. She would like Bob to send by Will's return a handsome engraving of St. Catharine of Sienna. (Robert)'s reliquary is most beautiful. Mr. Berrian tells her that he thinks (Robert) has a true vocation for the priesthood. It is a very serious step to take. Does (Robert) see Em(ily) Seton often? She is a dear creature. (Robert)'s father (William Seton 3) stays at the old farm and bears his affliction with wondrous grace. He talks of going again to Europe. P.S. (Robert) is to write and tell her the terms for students going to the American College. There is a fine young fellow there who wishes to go but his Irish parents fear the expenditure. J. Rooney is far advanced in his collegiate studies and is 17 years of age.

II-1-a - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16mo. - {6}


1858 June 15
Corcoran, Ja(me)s A.: Charleston, S(outh) C(arolina)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: New York, (New York)

Corcoran has sent Brownson a copy of "Poems by Howard H. Caldwell" and asks him to notice it in the Review. Mr. Caldwell was a Presbyterian but since his marriage to a Catholic lady he is now almost a Catholic. The Presbyterian paper of Charleston has severly criticized his poems but that criticism has roused the indignation of literary men against the Presbyterian religion in general and its ministry in particular. His Presbyterian friends have turned against him. Corcoran asks for a kindly notice of the poem but not one that overlooks their defects; he trusts that to Brownson's judgment.

I-3-n - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1858 Jun. 15
Hubert, S.J., Father D(arius): Baton Rouge, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Blanc)'s last letter gave Hubert the hope of a definite stay at Baton Rouge. The one he received yesterday from Father (Aloysius) Curioz, (S.J.) has upset the plans Hubert had. He is sorry personally that his plans were not fruitful but he must obey. Curioz wants him free to leave not later than the beginning of September. If (Blanc) has someone for this place, he is to send him so that Hubert can initiate him. Hubert has just dismissed the boys' school as the teacher became ill. Next month he will dismiss the girls. It would be good if his replacement could arrive before the reopening. The church is going forward rapidly; Hubert has to say Mass early to leave the place to the workmen. Would (Blanc) permit him to say Mass at (Mathilde) Victor's; it is very disagreeable for Confessions and baptisms in the church.

VI-1-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}


(18)58 Jun. 15
(Regis, S.C., Sister Francis): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They have just received the enclosed dispatch (no enclosure) from Sister Mary Ellen, (S.C.); she is really safe. They are all nearly broken hearted for Father Delcros.

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1858 Jun. 16
Abbadie, S.J., Father J. F(rancis): Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Abbadie has several doubts to submit. 1. After a baptism, can he refuse to have it registered if they do not wish to pay for it when able? 2. In the distant missions, Abbadie finds hardly any marriages except by the judge. Although they are valid because of the distance he generally blesses them. But then is it necessary that the couple and witnesses sign or can Abbadie state that he married them in the presence of witnesses So and So? 3. When these marriages are null because of an impediment, can Abbadie dispense? He would like to know if the parish limits are definitely fixed. On the side of Lafayette Father Foltier says he will accept Abbadie's plan of the two coulées. Abbadie would like a copy of the statutes of the synod and the sermon. They had 1100 Paschal Communions.

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


1858 Jun. 16
Conway, Patrick James: St. Louis, Missouri
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Since writing his last letter, Conway has tried at least 50 places and also went to the Bishop here to ask for a place; he said he knew of no place, the times being so dull. Conway went to Father Ryan about 2 months ago; Ryan said he would do his best but yesterday he gave Conway the same answer. Conway has tried on steamboats and stores. He asks Blanc to send him the means to get to South Bend, Ind(iana). He owes $15 for board. He would be very glad if Blanc would send him $20.

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1858 June 17
Juncker, H(enry) D. Bishop of Alton: On board the Vanderbilt
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Perhaps (Purcell) is surprised that he has not written before, but he had not good news and there is abundance of lamentations in America. When he asked for help he received only complaints. France did not give him his allocation of 1,000 francs. In Germany Mrs. (Sarah) Peter and Bishop Richard V. Whelan had done their work so thoroughly that there was nothing for Alton. With great effort he obtained some little help at Vienna and Munich. As to priests he has been more successful. At Nancy he obtained 9 theologians of whom 5 are ready to be ordained. From the generosity of the bishops of Munster and Paderborn, Westphalia he has obtained in all 16 or 18 priests. At Wharendorf he obtained 3 Franciscan Fathers to found a convent in Illinois, and a colony of Franciscan Sisters. Of the 16 or 18 priests half are ordained and the other half nearly ready, and all praised by their bishops. However, he was obliged to pay the cost of their trips to America and has had to go into debt. Father (Augustine) Brickwedde will embark next month with the colony and one of the Franciscans will accompany the Sisters. The Rev. Dr. Schmitt has given him several articles for (Purcell). The ring and crosier he gave to Mrs. Peter and the rest he sent in his boxes. He gives a brief description of his trip from Havre, passing of icebergs. Yesterday they left Newfoundland and they are now headed for New York. He sends his regards to Father(Edward Purcell) and Father(Edward T. Collins.)

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1858 June 17
Wood, James F. Bishop of Antigonia: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Bishop acknowledges Purcell's letter and invitation to the exhibitions in July but he must decline to attend similiar ceremonies in Philadelphia. Bishop (John) Neumann is visiting the coal regions and will not return for some time. The only disagreeable part of the letter was at the end and he believes (Purcell) acquits him of participation in the proceeding. Father Bonaventura (Keller) asked him for a general letter, but he declined and sent him to Bishop Neumann. On receiving (Purcell's) letter he wrote to Father Keller asking if he had sent a lay brother to collect and if so whether he had obtained Neumann's approbation. Wood encloses his reply which is far from satisfactory. Wood will write him to withdraw the lay brother immediately. Bishop (Michael) O'Connor and (Patrick N.) Lynch will soon be with Purcell and will make a visit to Brown County. (Enclosure missing).

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1858 Jun. 18
Avenard, Father J(ohn) B(aptist): Campté, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Avenard wrote toward the end of last year to send to Campté the barrel of wine his father was to send him from France. It seems that trips from St. Nazaire to New Orleans are less frequent than he thought. He has been informed by a letter that the wine has been shipped by way of Bordeaux and that Rousselon has been given instructions about it. But in the interval R. Pérot has left Campté Rousselon is to mark it to the care of Marcy and C(ompan)y.

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1858 Jun. 19
Le Gardeur, S.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A bill for customs fees on the W(illia)m Jane, the Zenobia, W(illia)m(?) Mayflower, J.H. Janis(? for?) Father (John Peter) Bellier(?). Signed by G. Le Gardeur.

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1858 Jun. 19
Martin, Father J(ean): St. James, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

On arriving Martin learned that Father (Paul Emile) Lécuru had been at Vacherie for First Communion. Martin does not believe it would be useful to send some one although there are some Germans who would profit. Since part of this area is flooded it would be impossible for some to get to the church. The pastor has heard that if a priest is sent, he will be eager to go to Vacherie and he has said he does not want another priest to come there.

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1858 Jun. 19
Outendirck, Father J(oseph): New Iberia, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Outendirck asks Rousselon to give the bearer two small bottles of balm. It has been his remedy for a long time. Rousselon is to send the receipt also. Rousselon is to tell the secretary, if there is one, that Outendirck had 280 Paschal Communions.

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(18)58 Jun. 20
Schlatre, Michael Jr.: Enterprise Plantation, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

It appears that their difficulties are never to end. Today Schlatre drove Father Auguste (Chambost) to the old church site and found there had been a serious difficulty between Father Charles (Chambost) and Mr. Labauve about the advertisement which appeared in the paper offering the sale of the College (of the Immaculate Conception) garden among other property. Blanc will receive a letter from some of the former administrators with the ad inserted. The gentlemen were present when the charges of breach of trust were brought against the Chambosts. Some maintain that they have no right to sell that garden to pay the College debts. How will this reasoning tally with the selling of that same property to help build that same College that was destroyed. If they have a right to sell part to build with, Blanc has a right to sell to pay debts contracted in the building. The letter written to Blanc by Messrs. Trinidad and M. Hebert broaches this subject. Blanc would do well to come and call up witnesses. Schlatre's duty is to advise the Fathers and settle their affairs. Many witnessed the scene and the scandal is great.

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1858 June 21
(Bayley), J(ames Roosevelt) Bishop of Newark: Newark, (New Jersey)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

(Bayley) has this day written to Mother Margaret asking her to give him 3 or 4 sisters to found a community in his diocese, and he also asks Purcell's approbation and encouragement. Most of his people are plain and do not need such communities as Ursulines and Visitandines. The Sisters of Charity would suit his purpose. He has some houses of the sisters from Mt. St. Vincent but now they refuse him a community for an industrial school and for other purposes. They also refuse him some to start a community of his own. If he can get three good sisters there would be plenty of vocations. He wants plain, old-fashioned Mother Seton Sisters. He begs Purcell to aid him. He has written more fully to Mother Margaret.

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1858 Jun. 21
Ferrié, Father: Bordeaux, France
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Since receiving (Blanc)'s letter of April 14, Ferrié has worked to get ready to make the trip to New Orleans. He has begun the study of English. He will have his exeat and letters of recommendation. He is still looking for one or two confreres to join him; all are afraid of the epidemics. Ferrié will leave in September. Cardinal Donnet cannot give Ferrié the money for his passage so Ferrié applied to the Association of the Propagation of the Faith. He sends (no enclosure) their reply; (Blanc) is to authorize them to pay his passage to New Orleans. Ferrié will not go by way of New York as it would be too costly.

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1858 Jun. 22
O'Bryan, D(aniel): Abbeville, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

There will be a sale of the printing presses from the estate of Father A(nthony) D(ésiré) Megret. Rousselon had better appoint an agent at Vermillionville to bid on this property to make it bring its value.

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1858 June 22
W(ood), James F. Bishop of Antigonia: Phila(delphia), (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Bishop Wood wrote to Father (Bonaventura) Keller as he stated in his previous letter telling him that the collection made by the lay brother had aroused the indignation of the clergy and the disapprobation of (Purcell). Keller's answer was as dissatisfactory as the previous note, which Wood had enclosed. Wood asks (Purcell) for information concerning Father Keller and also Father(Joseph)Brunneman who was once in (Purcell's) diocese. Wood awaits his change but thinks that it should be quietly as possible. It was agreed at the suggestion of Bishop(John)Neumann himself. He submits to Rome's will in the matter. He sends his regards to the household including Anne. P.S. He tells Purcell that if Father (Edward Purcell) is concerned in any charge he, Wood, will speak for him, whatever anyone says to the contrary.

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1858 Jun. 23
Barnabò, Cardinal Al(exander): Rome, (Italy)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Barnabò referred to Pope Pius IX on May 27, the petition of Sister Sarah Monaghan. Rousselon will see by the attached rescript how the Pope provided for the case of the aforesaid nun. As soon as the notes are received which this Sacred Congregation thought necessary, Barnabò will move for establishing some norms which will facilitate deliberations in such cases.

- L.S. -


 Enclosure: 

1858 May 27
Barnabò, Cardinal Al(exander): Rome, (Italy)

Barnabò reported the matter and the Pope granted to Archbishop Anthony Blanc the faculties for absolving Sister Mary of St. Anthony, R. U. who made her profession in Galveston in 1847 and who fled in the beginning of this year and is now living in New Orleans as Sarah Monaghan, after a severe salutary penance has been enjoined. Also for permitting her to remain under Blanc's charge or that of another ecclesiastical person; also for dispensing her from the vows of poverty and obedience. Her vow of chastity remains stable.

- D.S. -


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1858 Jun. 23
De Vergès, Paul: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

De Vergès authorizes the marriage of his negro Joseph to the negress of Mr. Girod.

- A.D.S. -


 On the same paper: 

1838 Jul. 3
Rousselon, Father E(tienne): (New Orleans, Louisiana)

This marriage was celebrated July 3, 1858. (Others signing with their marks): William Fanny(?), William Joseph, Louis Polydore, Louis Joseph, and Fanny Geo.

- A.D.S. -


 Attached to the above: 


Girod, J.:

Girod authorizes the marriage between his servant Fanny and the negro Joseph.

- A.D.S. -


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1858 June 23
MacCabe, Victoria,: Pass Christian, (Mississippi)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: New York, New York

Miss MacCabe thanks Brownson for his letter and its enclosures. She will be proud to deliver his message to her father. If she ever comes North she will call upon him but meanwhile she would appreciate the privilege of writing to ask his advice and counsel since she is in a strange locality.

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1858 Jun. 23
Mina, Father Ve. M(odest)e: St. John Baptist, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Ant(hony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Blanc's letter of the 19th has just arrived. The delay is due to the lack of the words "Edgard's P(ost) O(ffice)" which is the office for the right bank, near the church. That of the left bank is Bonnet Carré. Mina accepts Blanc's offer of Father (Hubert) Thirion as assistant; he will be welcome. Blanc might write Thirion that he is appointed "while awaiting a better post" in order not to wound his pride. Thirion is an excellent priest but very forgetful, especially in saying Mass.

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1858 Jun. 23
Roduit, S.J., Father J(oseph): Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Roduit would like to help F. Chollet, their former gardener, but his place is taken by another who gives much more service. The walls of their new house are almost finished; they have more students than ever. Their exhibition is on July 5.

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1858 Jun. 24
Barnett, Jo(h)n P.: New Orleans, Louisiana

License is granted to Father Maenhaut to marry Salvatore Deguasa and Caroline Kosten.

VI-1-n - A.D.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}


1858 Jun. 24
Bradford, C(harles) M.: New Orleans, Louisiana

License is granted to any priest or minister to marry Ernest M. Bouligny and Margaret Montgomery. (On the back): Robert Horne Montgomery, Alison Croal. Margaret Montgomery born in the city of New York. Louis Bouligny, Virginie E. D'Hauterive.

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1858 June 24
Carriere, Father (Joseph) S.S. Superior of St. Sulpice: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

He is sorry that he cannot send feast-day greeting to the Archbishop by cable. He has received more money for Father (Claude) Croquien or Saunier of (Fayetteville, Ohio), which he will apply to the Archbishop's account in Nantes. He speaks of the demand of the archbishop (Francis Patrick Kenrick) of Baltimore for pre-eminence of his see in the United States, and makes fun of it. The two American students are doing very well in their exams. He speaks of a visit of the Cardinal of Paris. They do not need orsinists any more than England of the United States.

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1858 Jun. 24
Chalon, Father G(abriel): Mobile, (Alabama)
 to (Father Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Enclosed (no enclosure) is the notice of a box addressed to them from Havre on board the Roger Stewart, also the bill for the articles in this box. When it arrives will (Rousselon) send it on and let Chalon know the costs. Chalon received (Rousselon)'s letter and its contents. Father (Albino) Desgaultière has been on his way since Monday; may God bring him back promptly.

VI-1-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}


1858 Jun. 24
Chambost, Father C(harles): Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Things here are going in such a way that it is impossible for Chambost to be absent. Mr. Labauve who came to assault Chambost last Sunday, found Chambost completely insensible to his threats. Labauve found no response to his talk in the stables and taverns and retired with a headache. Chambost does not know the cause of Labauve's hatred; he is against all clergy. Everyone in disgusted; Messrs. Desobry, John Schlatre, Dardenne, Gallagher, and especially Michael (Schlatre?) think that the parish should be left without a priest. As for Chambost, it is impossible for them to stay. (Blanc) is to hurry and come.

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1858 Jun. 24
Duplantier, G(uy): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License is granted to Father Rousselon to marry James A. Jorda and Antonia Mercedes Séré.

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1858 June 24
Luers, J(ohn) H(enry) Bishop of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Luers has been in the northwest part of his diocese giving confirmation and the bad roads prevented him from attending the exhibitions at St. Mary's. He has written to Father(Francis Joseph) Pabisch to dismiss Hug at once, since his testimonials from Freiburg are bad. Further he has learned that Hug has been the laughing stock of the seminary. Bishop (Amadeus Rappe) has offered Father(Julian)Benoit of Toledo if he go to that diocese. Benoit has notified him of it today and he thinks that Father(Edward) Sorin had something to do with it. Benoit gives as his reason that Luers wants a more active priest. Luers asks Purcell of he knows of any good active English priest for his place. Father(James)Meagher passed through Notre Dame on his way to Chicago. Luers will be down to Cincinnati next month. He wishes Purcell a happy feast day.

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1858 Jun. 24
Regis, (S.C.), Sister (FrancisO: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father Ver(r)ina has left the funeral arrangements for Father (John M.) Delcros, (C.M.) to the Ligourians and Father (Cyril) Delacroix. They have fixed on St. Patrick's Church as being the most central in order to convey the corpse to Bouligny. They have asked Regis to ask Father (Stephen) Rousselon to sing the high Mass at 9 this morning. The uncertainty of the arrival of the boat has left very little time. (Blanc) knows how much they have lost.

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1858 Jun. 25
Aubert, Father Henry: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Aubert arrived this morning. He has seen the Bishop of St. Louis who talked much of Archbishop Blanc and (Rousselon). Aubert's trip has been very agreeable. Last Sunday at Visborg (Vicksburg?) Aubert met the "confrere" who gave the service on board. It was the negro who served them at table. It was a curious thing to see these meetings held by a negro. The flood is wide spread - men and women living on barges and animals dying in the water. They are leaving for Chicago. (P.S.) Aubert sends respects to the Archbishop and Father Maenhaut.

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1858 June 25
Brownson, Isabelle Annie Mrs.: Brighton, (Massachusetts
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

John White wrote to Isabelle stating that he had received a letter from her brother, White, in California. There are two lawyer's who would like him as a partner. John wishes to go to California. Isabelle fears he will get no assistance from her father as he disapproves of his going. St. Paul and New York are the only promising business centers for John. Her youngest brother wishes to go, but her father will not assist him. Her brother Frank might be able to assist John but only after July.

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1858 Jun. 26
Seton, Robert: Rome, Italy
 to (William Seton 4) Willy: (Dixon, Illinois)

Robert received Willy's long-expected letter. The stamps on the envelope were Dixon, May 17. Robert is glad that Willy mentioned that he was going to Communion. Robert expects to read Huc's two books of travel at Frascati where the Propaganda has its country house. Robert sometimes thinks of their daily walk to Gottesberg, and their trip to Europe, Scotland, and Dieppe. Robert advises Willy to take to the law in good earnest. In Willy's next letter he should tell Robert about Dixon. Robert does nothing in class but Latin and some Greek. He will try to keep up his French, but his Spanish is gone, the Italian finished that up. He has no hopes of being able to keep up his German. If he goes to Bishop Bayley's diocese it would be of great use. No name is better known among Catholics in America than that of (Mother Elizabeth Ann Bayley) Seton. It is Will's duty to hold himself up in public opinion as a worthy grandson of such a holy person. June 27. Robert would be glad to see Willy there on a visit; there is time to think over it between this and autumn. Such a visit would be worth the trouble and expense. The students in the Propaganda are divided into cameratas; this year (Francis Silas) Chatard is with Robert but they will be separated soon because the scholastic year is coming to a close. Robert still keeps notes. They have excellent eating and take plenty of exercise. Robert answered Lanscort but does not expect to hear from him again. There is no fear of Robert giving up America, although he may go to Tibet as a missionary. A certain Father (Issac T.) Hecker was there last winter; he wrote two very able articles on Catholicism in the United States, first published in the Civileà Cattolica. Robert hopes they cleared up several false ideas the Europeans labored under with respect to America. In Will's answer, he is to tell all about Dixon. He supposes will opened his eyes at the idea of opening a school at Dixon.

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1858 Jun. 27
Kane, Father R(ichard): St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Until yesterday Kane hoped that he was forgotten by those whose emnity his conduct has excited. He little thought that (Blanc) would add mental agony to his bodily pain. But the letter, heralding his advent here has shaken this belief. Kane came at the invitation of Father (Ange Marie) Jan. His coming was no secret. (Blanc) was informed; Kane wished to conceal nothing. (Blanc) must have been told something else. What is Kane to do; he is too weak to exercise the ministry. (Blanc) is to write to Kane at Donaldson. P.S. Jan desires Kane to ask an answer while here. Kane may go as far as Grand Coteau before his return. When Kane left (Blanc)'s house (Blanc) told him not to remove from No. 4, but what would be necessary for his sojourn at St. Peter's. One day when Kane went to get some paper, Father Rousselon ordered him to clear out; Kane did so without explanation. (Blanc) has been kept in the dark; (Blanc) is to asks Kane the whole story.

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1858 Jun. 28
Venissat, Father C(yprie)n: St. Philomena's, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

(Alexius H.) Mandine, the young man of whom Venissat spoke, is going to see Blanc to get his orders. (On the back in Blanc's hand): Mandine, Barrens Seminary.

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1858 Jun. 29
Bertail, Father J.M.: Paincourtville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bertail would like permission to erect the stations of the cross here and in the chapel at Pierre Part. He also asks to buy some sacred vessels and vestments for the chapel. This chapel was built by Father (Blaise) Raho, (C.M.); the interior is not finished. Several days ago a person of color came to perform her religious duties. She said that she had not been married by a priest because her husband, also a Catholic, did not wish to be. Bertail would like to know what he is to do in similar cases.

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(18)58 Jun. 29
(Martin), Bishop Aug(uste) M(ar)ie: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Martin) owes Julien Grassin, furniture dealer, $69.75. Grassin is leaving for the north and needs the money. Will Rousselon give Grassin the money and (Martin) will repay it. Father (Thaddeus) Anwander, (C.SS.R.) has consented to give the clergy retreat and the parish retreat in November. They need a French preacher; the Archbishop had appointed Father Delcros but God called him. The rumor is that the architect of the Sacred Heart Convent, who had drawn the plans of their new cathedral and to whom they had awarded the construction to begin in July, as well as the construction of the presbytery to be finished in October, has made himself scarce. For two months they have heard nothing from him. If it is true that he has taken plans, specifications, etc. they will have to start over. Could Rousselon recommend an architect and builder in whom they could put their trust? All here are well but (Martin)'s stomach seems to refuse to function. (P.S.) The thermometer was at 95 yesterday but there is a breeze.

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1858 Jun. 30
Chambost, Father C(harles): Plaquemine, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

Blanc proposed the post of Baton Rouge. Chambost replied that he would accept it an condition that Blanc ordain Benoit (Chambost?), their cousin, and that Chambost remain with him until April. Blanc replied that Benoit should spend 2 or 3 months at Springhill. This is impossible. 1. Chambost would never permit Father (Hippolite P.) Gache, (S.J.) whom he taught at Baton Rouge when Chambost was at Jackson, to come today to finish Chambost's work. 2. Benoit has his brother and his sister who is 40. Benoit is the only one who would suit at Baton Rouge. If Blanc will consent to have Benoit ordained on September 8, Chambost will take possession of Baton Rouge 2 weeks from now. They wish to go but the sight of Baton Rouge abandoned, the worthiness of Benoit, make Chambost make this last offer. This morning the people of Plaquemine staged a last scene. The Labauves, father and son, boasted of having driven out the clergy; the people put them in their place and they fled. Mr. Voyau(?) in a teacher at the home of the gentlemen Chambost spoke to Blanc about yesterday. In case Blanc refuses they will all leave for France. If necessary he will inform the Pope of the treatment of which he has been the victim during these eleven years. Michael (Schlatre, Jr.?) will have his permit this evening and in three weeks they will shake the dust off their feet from cobbler Labauve and sailor Trinidad.

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(18)58 Jun. 30
Thèves, Father A(nthony): Malone, (New York)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Rousselon) is to send his pension. Thèves has not yet had the $80 for his horse which (Rousselon) sold to Father (de) Chaignon. Thèves would like some Mass stipends.

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