University of Notre Dame


New Orleans, Louisiana

A bill for customs and freight for $10.10.

VI-2-a - A.D. - 1p. - 32mo. - {0}

Avellina, (S.C.) Sister:
Charity Hospital (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister Ann Estelle died of consumption last night. The funeral is this evening from St. Joseph's Church.

VI-2-a - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12 mo. - {2}

Blanchard, V( ) and others: West Baton Rouge, Louisiana
 to (Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

A copy of the resolutions adopted at a meeting held at the Presbytery of St. John the Baptist Church by the Churchwardens on June 12: Since Father P(eter) Lucas, after 13 years of zealous ministry, has become ill and the Archbishop has found it wise to give him a rest, the wardens have drawn up resolutions stating their sincere regret at losing Lucas and their deep gratitude for his services to them. Signed by Blanchard as president of the churchwardens, J. Tras(imond) Land, secretary pro tem, Douville Foret, Belisaire Landry, R(apha)el Hebert, Alfred Hebert, and Oscar Landry.

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(Brownson, Orestes A.: Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Father (Charles) Gres(se)lin, (S.J.): (Fordham, New York)

(Brownson) thanks him for the kind things he says of him and Brownson's Review. The Review has more imperfections and faults than (Gresselin's) partiality acknowledges. (Brownson) does not see that on the question (Gresselin) takes up there is much difference between them. He would hardly dare call himself a Catholic if he shrank from defending the past of the Church.

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Burton, E.B.M.: (New Orleans, Louisiana?)
 to (Father Stephen Rousselon?): (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Burton's servant girl Laurinda has his permission to marry on Saturday and to engage (Rousselon's) services.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 32 mo. - {1}

D'Hemecourt, Victor A( ):
(St. Mary's Seminary Barrens, Missouri)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

D'Hemecourt is in the seminary. He did not write sooner because he wanted to wait until classes began so he could send details, which he does. He had an attack of fever two weeks ago, but is fine now. He sends regards to Father Rousselon.

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

Duerinck, J. B.:
 to Orestes A. Brownson:

Brownson is misunderstood in his article on N(apoleon), because he knows him better than most people do. The good L(ouis) N(apoleon) has done till now, can possibly be only the bait thrown out to catch unsuspecting and unreflecting men. We are inclined to pass uncensored the acts of men who possess our confidence. L(ouis) N(apoleon) seems to protect the Church. But if one looks closely that protection is not really offered. Napoleon has done nothing to free the Church and let her move in her natural sphere. The infamous infidel laws of his uncle are still enforced. In France the Church has no direction in the marriage of her children. Napoleon is merely using the Church for his own purposes. Brownson made Diefenbach express the opinion that Giobert was exiled because his public view that the suffering of the people would be ameliorated by the better administration of the government, that there might be a more beneficial exercise of power and a wider scope allowed to the activity of the citizen. We might believe that this liberal government that brought him back would improve the condition of the oppressed, Gioberti's liberal ideas were followed but the people's lot was not improved. The taxes and national are both increased and property is violently taken from the citizens. These facts argue against Mr. Diefenbach and Brownson, and show that the government that desired Gioberti to keep his peace was more for the people, than the government that followed Gioberti's plans. (Duerinck) considers Brownson's article on "On Colleges" unsound. Brownson virtually takes away from the Church the right she has and gives it to her enemies. Brownson supposes an impossibility, by saying a Catholic laity could answer all purposes. Brownson agrees with the modern liberals and gives to the secret machinations exclusive control over youth. Many unprejuidiced persons expect from Brownson that justice should be done.

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Major, Father John: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson):

Major sends three dollars for a year's subscription and two back numbers and the current issue for Father James Meagher, McHenry County, Ill(inois). Major praises Brownson for his articles and assures him of the local sympathy with Brownson. He begs him not to be intimidated by the "hootowls" who oppose him. He offers to say mass in any two days Brownson names for Brownson and the young man, (John H. Brownson) who died suddenly at St. Pauls.

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M(outard), Father C(ornelius) (Jackson, Michigan):
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

Matters have leaked out that she told everyone about it. Attorney Livermore told him that as she was a lady she could never be imprisoned for slander alone. She threatens to speak to the congregation at Mass on Sunday. Moutard wants advice from Lefevere as to what to do. He is not an Irishman. He has no one to defend him except Lefevere and has creditable witnesses to prove the falsehood brought against him. He wishes he had never crossed the sea, then he would never be looked on as a rascal. It never entered his head to do any such thing.

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(1859 ?)
O'Connor, Bishop Michael: N(ew) Y(ork) (City), (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Archbishop (Francis P.) Kenrick of Baltimore wrote an article on the Mortara case. He sent the article to Bishop O'Connor to check and if he desired, to change it. Bishop O'Connor did alter the article with Kenrick's consent. Kenrick suggested it might be well to refer to the Ukase of the Czar Nicholas in 1834 relative to the children of Polish Jews. Kenrick would like to have more added to the article. Were it O'Connor writing he would add the idea of the states duty to recognize the principles of religion that have a connection with civil things when the whole nation acknowledges them. Another idea was suggested to Brownson. Any view which Brownson would like to express in the article, O'Connor believes, would be all right with Kenrick.

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(Rousselon, Father Stephen?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(2 sets of figures, one in Rousselon's writing):

A. Lagarde $342.74 f(ranc)s 1766.

P.A. Gaspard 413.46 2124.25

A (dolphe) Certes 681.26 3500.

$1,438.46 7,390.25

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Rousselon, Father Stephen: New Orleans, Louisiana

This is a draft of the information requested by Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo on Gregory Vanni, who is fine. (In the New Orleans papers.)

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Thibodeaux, C( ) G( ): Lafourche, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The people of Lafourche ask Blanc to remove and replace Father A. Becker (Father Amadee Beccard) who is at St. Mary's Church at Lafourche. They will give reasons if Blanc wants.

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Vignonet, Father E(leazar): St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon): (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Vignonet has not completed the task with which (Rousselon) charged him. Until Sunday, Vignonet had not seen the Messrs. Jourdan, but Theophile Landry has promised to pay the enclosed. He will probably not be in a hurry to retire his note. Vignonet finally has news of their Way of the Cross. It was sent December 31 addressed to (Rousselon). Vignonet heard that Father Martin's trunk was to be sent to him. Several things he had left at St. Michael's will be sent on the ship Dr. Batey or the Silver-Heels with the pecans that Vignonet spoke about and the kid which is to precede the pascal lamb. Augustin Hervilien Bourgeois and Clothilde Eve Reine, widow of Theodide Bourgeois wish a dispensation as do Ovide Millet and Marie Alix Roussel. P.S. The things Vignonet sent are addressed to the bishop's house.

VI-2-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12 mo. - {8}