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(1859?) (Oct.?)
(Brownson, Orestes A.: Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Mr. Editor:

(Brownson) asks to use the editor's columns to correct a few mistakes into which one or two Catholic Journals, especially the Metropolitan Record, have fallen in regard to the discussions in Brownson's Review on the Romanic and Germanic orders of Civilization. He simply asks that his views be truly represented. The secular press looks for the most part only to the effect it can produce with little regard for truth or justice. A portion of the Catholic press follows too closely this example whenever (Brownson) or his views are concerned.

The editor and his brethren of the Catholic Journals write for the people; (Brownson) writes for scholars and educated men.

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1859 Oct.
Byrne, Edward: Perth (Ontario) Canada
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Byrne became acquainted with the Review in conjunction with the Tablet, published by Sadliers of New York. He has been a subscriber to the Review for 1859. He had been previously acquainted with Brownson's talents through Doctor Madden. He also wishes Brownson to direct his articles to Canada as well as to the U.S. P.S. He requests the price of back numbers of the Review since 1850.

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1859 Oct.
Webster unabridged Pictorial Dictionary: Springfield, Mass(achusetts)

Advertising brochure for the new edition of the unabridged Merriam-Webster Dictionary, with testimonials by Bishops Spalding, Bayley, and (Kenrick).

VI-2-b - Printed Brochure - 4pp. - 12mo. - {0}


1859 Oct. 1
( ), Margaret: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

10 receipts for milk at 40 per day, from January through October 1.

VI-2-a - A.Receipts S. - 10pp. - 32mo. - {1}


1859 Oct. 1
Saucier, Arthur: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for any clergyman to marry Joseph Giovanna and Elizabeth Daily.

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


1859 Oct. 1
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn), Bishop of: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Father (Peter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

Spalding replies to Hennaert's letter of September 28 written in the name of Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere) of Detroit. Spalding has thought that a change in the direction of the American College of Louvain would be beneficial, Father (Peter) Kindekens is wanting in "suaviter in modo." Kindekens has intimated his willingness to retire on account of his difficulties with the (Association for the) Propagation (of the Faith). His bishop also needs him at home. Spalding is not acquainted with Father (John) de Neve but he relies on the judgment of Lefevere and is prepared to sanction his appointment. Spalding has sent his nephew (Bishop John Lancaster Spalding) to the college where he also has two other English subjects, one a genuine Kentuckian. He thinks the views of Bishop (Louis Joseph Delebecque) of Ghent should be carried out without delay and the change made as soon as possible. Spalding will sign any letter of testimonial in favor of Kindekens which Lefevere may propose. It is very important to secure the continued confidence of the Belgian prelates and the Propagation at Paris. P.S. He sends his best regards to Lefevere.

III-2-i - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {8}


1859 Oct. 2
Pabisch, Father Francis: (Papal States) Rome
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Pabisch is away from Rome at San Silvestro during the hot weather, as recommended by Card(inal) Reisach. He describes the surrounding towns. The quietness of the cloister of the Carmelite friars permits him to study without interruption. Pabisch took an examination in Theology which was very difficult. He tells of his studies for the coming year. Pabisch obtained a card of admission to the ten day spiritual retreat given by the Jesuit Fathers. The American college (in Rome) is being raised by two stories. Pabisch is tutoring an Italian priest, Don Antonio, in English because he wishes to join the Diocese of Cincinnati and is waiting Purcell's arrival. Pabisch is in need of money. He hopes to be made chaplain at the Anima. The nomination for this is actually made by the emperor of Austria. The Pope is suffering from the pain in his legs and was ordered to his bed on the feast of the Assumption but is feeling a little better now. Pabisch is glad to hear of Father (John) Quinlan's elevation.

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


1859 Oct. 2
Regis, Sister (Francis): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister Emily says that the priest at Carrollton has yellow fever and there is no person to nurse him. He says he will come in to the Maison de Santé, but Sister says the wind would kill him. She asks Blanc to send a nurse. Father (Daniel) Houlihan is doing well.

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1859 Oct. 2
(Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Sister (Francis Regis: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Blanc does not know what to do; he knows of no nurse. In as much as Father Houlahan

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1859 Oct. 3
(Blanc), Ant(hony) Archbishop of N(ew) Orleans: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

(Blanc) acknowledges (Purcell's) letter of Oct. 27 which he received yesterday in New Orleans. Since Purcell set the 2nd Sunday of Advent for the consecration he decided to come at once to Mobile, arriving this morning, to see about the episcopal robes and other vestments. Mobile is better fixed than New Orleans and these vestments will be used. He does not like the planetas plicatas of the advent season and would have preferred the feast of the Immaculate Conception. However, on a week day the crowds would have been thin. He asks if the service will be cantata. He fears that chanted services would be too long. As the conscreation is to take place in the cathedral of New Orleans, a sermon in French as well as English will be expected—an additional reason why the ceremonies should not be chanted. He asks Purcell to bring his mozetta instead of his mantilleta. He has invited all the suffragans but all cannot come. Bishop (William H.) Elder, and Bishop (John M.) Odin, who is visiting on the Rio Grande will probably be there. Bishop(Andrew)Byrne is not returned from the old country and Bishop(Augustsu)Martin lacks means of travel because of the irregularity of the Red river. They will have to come again to New Orleans in January for the provincial council. He is pleased that Bishop-elect (John Quinlan) has invited Bishop(James F.)Wood to come. In case he cannot come (Blanc) hopes that he will let him know so that (Purcell) can persuade Bishop Martin J. Spalding to come. All will stay in the archiepiscoapal mansion. The installation will be on the 3rd Sunday of Advent which is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception—the patronal of the Mobile cathedral. He will speak of other things viva voce.(Note the letter was misdated Oct. Instead of November)

II-4-o - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {6}


1859 Oct. 3
Lamy, John B. Bishop of Santa Fe: Santa Fe, (New Mexico)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Father (Peter) Equillon informs Lamy that he passed through Cincinnati with his band of missionaries and Christian brothers, and he put up at Purcell's house. Lamy thanks Purcell for his hospitality. On Sept. 24, he ordained three young Mexicans. He hopes they will be of great service. At the Convent of Our Lady of Light five postulants entered the novitiate, four made their first vows. A daughter of one of the richest families of the territory took the veil. The Sisters(of Loretto) have now 26 members. The Christian Brothers expect to open the school in November. Gallego was busy for two years to secure his eleetion but Otero gained by a great majority. Father (Joseph P.) Machebeuf is still in Arizona. P.S. Tomorrow, the feast of St. Francis, they will have vespers and grand illumination, in the town, made from small piles of pine wood on the top of every house. There will be forty fires on top of the roof of the Cathedral. Their buildings are fire proof but not water-proof.

II-4-o - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {6}


1859 Oct. 4
Brummer, Father J(ohn) W.: Miltonsburg, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Brummer would prefer another priest than Father Klueber for the missions because his brother who is a teacher lives in Duckcreek and being very careless and in debt feels that his brother can aid him. Brummer does not think the congregation would approve of Father Klueber. Brummer suggests to Purcell that if Klueber is sent, to give him the whole mission. Brummer has improved the appearance of the Church greatly but further improvements must wait because of the crop failure and lack of funds. He does not want Purcell to be influenced by his words in appointing a priest for the Mission. Brummer is sorry to hear of Father Aug(ustus) Berger's death. Father (John) Jacquet told Brummer of the death of James Gallagher of Leatherwood with whom Purcell stayed on one of his visits, and who has done so much for the missions.

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


1859 Oct. 4
Zaza, Father E.: Sturvis, Grisons, Switzerland
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Zaza writes for information about the American missions. They have some very good priests. There is one in particular who is about 29 years old and full of talent and virtue, who does not find enough challenge in Switzerland. Since the missions seem to be his vocation, Zaza is looking for a bishop who could use him. This priest speaks French, Italian, Latin, and Greek very well, and a little English and German. He has been a tutor in one of the best families of Italy. Zaza asks (Blanc) to see what he could do for him.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1859 Oct. 5
Luers, J(ohn) H(enry) Bishop of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

After Luers saw Purcell he went to Lafayette and saw Judge Connelly, John O'Marra, and Miss Ball and told them of the letter and its contents. He did not visit Father (Daniel) Maloney because he thought he was the author of the slanders, since he spoke of the Columbus case at Lafayette also. He encloses a letter for Purcell to read at his leisure. He wants to settle the matter so he can concentrate on one plan. He cannot hope for Indianapolis as a seat since it will soon become that for the other diocese. Lafayette is not the place either. Fort Wayne is like Vincennes, an excellent place for an old bishop to retire under the pretext that his diocese was too poor to support priests for the missions. He does not want the matter made public until the church at Fort Wayne is out of the way. The German congregation at Fort Wayne is superior in numbers and this makes them proud of the little they really give to the bishop. In a growing place such as Toledo, this would not be true for there a bishop would have more influence. Where he helps it to grow and where there is a comparatively larger Catholic population. If the change is accomplished Father (Julian) Benoit would stay and be satisfied. Luers is bold in suggesting this, but he knows Purcell's paternal heart. He would be afraid were he not Purcell's only son among his suffragans and were he himself not desirous of doing something worthy of Purcell's seminary.

(The enclosure was a separate letter- -so calendared)

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1859 Oct. 5
Luers, J(ohn) H(enry) Bishop of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Luers thanks Purcell for ordaining Mr. (George) Steiner, subdeacon. Luers has been desirous of moving ever since he came to Fort Wayne and now he has had a new temptation. He went to Detroit recently and on his way beack visited Toledo. Struck with the size of the place, its harbor on Lake Erie and its shipping he thought how much better that town would so for an episcopal See than Fort Wayne. He recalls that Father (Edward) Purcell had remarked the same idea and that Bishop James F.) Wood had expressed a fear that he would be sent to Fort Wayne. As Fort Wayne the baptisms amounted only to 65 for the past year. It is already an old place and bigoted enough for two. The wages are lower than at Lafayette, and the land is not to good. The trade of the city has been hurt by the railroads which carried its business to the terminals. The public debt is heavy and taxes high. He will be obliged to divide his congregation, 1/3 French, because people will not come 8 and 10 miles to church. He can never expect to have an orphan asylum or other ecclesiastical institutions. Lafayette is better situated but one zealous priest can take care of the parish, too. The bishop will be dependent on these two parishes for 2/3 of his revenue and he will be at the mercy of bad priests who would cut off this revenue, especially as Bishop (Maurice) de St. Palais says that help from Europe will soon stop. Indiana is already an old state and there is no hope for further immigration, with land high, and no hope for manufactures. Some dioceses have better prospects. Toledo is a much better site, and is only 45 miles from Fort Wayne by railroad. Toledo will always be large. The Catholic population is already over 5,000, over 3,000 of whom speak English. It has good church properties, and the Ursulines a fine establishment. There is a marine hospital and orphan asylum. He thinks that Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe of Cleveland will consent since he has a judgment of $1400 against him and he cannot derive much support from Toledo for some time. Of course Purcell would have to give him some of the Cincinnati diocese in return, especially since Purcell's churches have increased so much recently. The other possible divisions of Purcell's diocese, with Sees at Columbus or Toledo will not work out. P.S. He met Bishop Rappe and found him friendly. Luers would visit him often, however, he did not mention the matter to him.

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1859 Oct. 5
Purcell, J(ohn) B(aptist), Archbishop of: Cin(cinnati, Ohio)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

This is in answer to Blanc's letter of September 29 and is directed to Blanc or to Father (Stephen) Rousselon. As Purcell said in his letter to Father (James) McGarahan it is Blanc's right to decide where the consecration shall be performed. Father (John) Quinlan and all will abide by Blanc's decision. The consecration should take place in Blanc's metropolis. They would give the Mobilians a sufficient festival by solemnly installing him there.

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1859 Oct. 5
Purcell, J(ohn) B(aptist) Archbishop: of Cin(cinnati, Ohio)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Mrs. Louisa Rowe, a recent convert, will present this letter. She is the mother-in-law of Mr. Caldwell, whose agent, Mr. Burns "enlightened the Catholic Church." Purcell is writing to Blanc in reply to his letter of September 29.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}


1859 Oct. 6
(Baraga), Frederick, Bishop of Saut St. Marie: Saut Ste. Marie, Mich(igan)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

(Baraga) thanks Purcell for the information in regard to Miss Boyle as found in Purcell's note of the 21st. He is glad to hear Quinlan is to be Bishop of Mobile and congratulates his future Diocese. (Baraga) thanks Purcell for his invitation to Cincinnati for the consecration of Quinlan. He is unable to go, because he is expecting three helpers for his diocese, and navigation of Lake Superior will soon close.

II-4-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}


1859 Oct. 6
Mury, Martin: St. James Parish, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

It has been several weeks since Mury wrote (Blanc) and he has received no answer yet. He is well and is working, but the man cannot pay him until March. He needs money to clothe his children, so he is forced again to ask (Blanc) for help. He weeps when he thinks of Father (Ennemond) Dupuy, who saw that he lacked nothing.

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


(18)59 Oct. 6
Wimmer, Father F. Lukas: Butler, Penn(sylvania)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Wimmer believes that Brownson's great wisdom, with his research in and due regard for history combine to make (Brownson's) Review valuable and pleasant to every sensible and wellmeaning reader. German readers would, as a body, endorse his sentiments. He frequently remembers Brownson in the Sacrifice of the Mass. He criticizes those who do not agree with Brownson as not seeing those things rightly. He admires Brownson for his high platform of truth.

I-3-o - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1859 Oct. 7
Finotti, Father Jos(eph) M.: Brookline, (Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Finotti has read the article in the last Review on Divorce. He will not express his opinion on Matthew V. 32 and XIX, 19, but refers Brownson to an article by Father Patrizi, quoting (in Latin) several passages on the same matter.

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


1859 Oct. 7
Pinsoneault, Adolphe, Bishop of: Sandwich, West Canada
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Pinsoneault had a visit recently from Bishop (John Mary Odin) of Texas and Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere, Administrator of Detroit. Both seeing the enormous debts weighing on Pinsoneault in founding a new See in a young diocese, urged him to go to New Orleans to take up a collection. But as it is a long, expensive trip, he writes to know if (Blanc) would permit it next winter. He knows that he has no right to this favor, unless it is that of pity for the youngest, the poorest, and least capable of Canadian bishops.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}


(18)59 Oct. 9
Morehead, M.E.: Bonf(o)uca, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Morehead asked Father (George) Lamy to leave $8.50 with (Blanc) to pay a debt. The man she owes requested her to deposit it with P.P. Werdein, music dealer on Camp Street. It would be a favor if (Blanc) could have it attended to. There is much sickness in the neighborhood, some among (Anatole) Cousin's negroes. She is thankful for (Blanc)'s kindness. She feels a little lonely as she is a stranger.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {4}


18(59) Oct. 10
Chaixb(ourbon?): Vermillionville, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

His quiet life at Vermillionville offers little to say that would merit Rousselon's attention. He associates only with Father (E.J.) Foltier whom he loves and esteems. His work as schoolmaster keeps him busy 7 hours a day and fills his leisure with drawing, music, and reading. The sketches he encloses (no enclosure) are only to be regarded as a wish to be agreeable. He sends his regards to Father Perché and to Mr. V., the sacristan; also to Father Paret whenever Rousselon sees him.

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


1859 Oct. 10
Vignonet, Father E(leazar): St. Michael, Louisiana
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Vignonet has learned from Archbishop (Blanc) that Father (F.?) Martin wants to spend some time with him. He will be welcome. (Blanc) told Vignonet of a tutor seeking a place on the coast. One of Vignonet's parishioners, Dr. Damaré, is looking for a tutor for his children. Vignonet asks (Rousselon) to forward any further information. A widow in his congregation would like to find, not a tutor but a companion who could teach her children to read and write and help her in the house.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12 mo. - {4}


1859 Oct. 11
Barry, Father W(illia)m J.:
Mt. St. Mary's of the West(Cincinnati, Ohio)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

He hopes to send before November an article suggested by that in the last number of the Rambler entitled "Rosmini and Gioberti". He wishes Brownson to print the complete article. He has read the article on the Romanic and Germanic Orders and on the Roman Questions. He thinks Brownson will be severely criticized for them. He deplores the existence of nationalism in the Church. Brownson should have brought out more strongly the fact that England is today the only representative of the Teutonic Order. In other European countries the Teutonic element has suffered from the infusing of effete Graeco-Latin, Celtic and Iberian elements. He may be able to send an essay on ethnography for the spring numbers of the Review.

I-3-o - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {8}


1859 Oct. 12
Mittelbronn, (Father Francis): Pointe Coupée, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Ant(hony) Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)

They have finally come to agreement. Thanks to the eagerness of (Auguste) Provosty, and to many concessions by Mittelbronn, they have settled everything between Father (H.) Thirion and Mittelbronn. But if Mrs. Simonin, at whose home Thirion stayed, had not decided to leave Pointe Coupée they would still be at the beginning. Mittelbronn has done all he can, as Provosty can testify. Thirion should fear for his conscience after doing his brother an injustice; after denying his account he wanted to pay only half. Mittelbronn paid the balance to avert scandal. Thirion has had his revenge. Thirion has nothing else to regret in leaving the parish but quitting his evil friends who assisted him in the execution of his vengeance. The day the interdict was read in the church five or six of Thirion's men had visited Thirion to get his orders. He had the insolence not only to use invective against them but today it is known that he was the Grand Inquisitor, not writing but dictating. He hopes God will pardon him.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {5}


1859 Oct. 13
Aubril, C. P. M., Father Edm(und): St. Augustine, (Florida)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They have received a letter from Father R.B. Hardey who says that his papers are signed by (Blanc). Hardey tells them he is going to Key West. Bishop (Augustin) Verot, (S.S.) is away, so Aubril asks (Blanc) to give Verot the information he should have about Hardey. They hope Verot will be back next week.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 16 mo. - {3}


1859 Oct. 13
Carrell, George A. Bishop of Covington: Covington, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Carrell understands that the pastor of Ironton, Ohio makes regular visits to the furnaces around Ashland and assesses the Catholic workmen. Father Oswald (Moosmiller) O.S.B., who attended those missions last year complained to Carrell that he could get hardly enough to defray expenses. Father (Clement) Sheve, whom Carrell has appointed to attend those missions on account of his knowledge of of German and English complains of the same thing. Since the pastor of Ironton has received faculties from Purcell, Carrell asks Purcell to withdraw him from the parts of Carrell's diocese. According to the verbal arrangements of the Bishops at the late Provincial Council of Cincinnati, Carrell believes it proper that Purcell should know of this intrusion by the Ironton pastor.

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


1859 Oct. 13
Dix, W(illiam) G.: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Dix has just spent some months in the Tennessee mountains. He read (Brownson's) Review recently and wishes to praise Brownson for the spirit in which he reviewed (Edmond Francois Valentin) About's book on Rome, and the remarks about a new translation of the Scriptures. He has not read About's book, but he has merely glanced at it. He would have censored the book more strongly than Brownson, had he reviewed it. He admits abuses in the Roman government; he classes About as a materialist. About approves of a utilitarian policy. Dix sets forth briefly the ultimate aims of life. He is glad there is one government left "which esteems it higher to build a Church than a railroad." He believes that intelligent Protestants will sustain Brownson's views of Italian nationality. He feels Brownson does not do full justice to the Emperor Napoleon III and is too lenient towards Austria. He also feels that the Presidency of the Roman Sovereign is a feature of the Italian Confederation which will make the letter permanent. Brownson's article on the translation of the Scriptures appeared to him candid and free. If Brownson is instrumental in having a translation done there will be less ecclesiastical obloquy. He misses the "English flavor, if not the odor of sanctity" when he reads the Douay version. He does not believe that English Catholicity will be brought about by the Douay version. He feels Brownson has more hope than he has as to the ultimate means of an American Democracy. He would have Brownson write an Article in the next Review and point out the way in which our free institutions can be prevented from becoming the mockery of the world.

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1859 Oct. 13
Scollard, Father John: Nashville, Tennessee
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Scollard would like Blanc to receive him among the number of his priests. He is thinking of leaving the diocese of Nashville, and from what Father (J.A.) Vogel told him on his return from a visit to New Orleans, Scollard would like it very much. He has given no intimation of his intentions to either of his present bishops. He is Irish, ordained at Maynooth College in 1845 and has been here 9 years.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {3}


1859 Oct. 15
Blanc, Archbishop Ant(hony): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father S(tephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dispensation for the marriage of Armand Bernard Durel and Marie Mathilde Perrault.

- D.S. - (Latin) -


 Attached: 

1859 Oct. 15
Duplantier, G.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Rousselon to marry Durel and Marie Mathilde.

- D.S. -


VI-2-a - D.S. - (English and Latin) - 2pp. - 16mo. - {4}


1859 Oct. 15,
Philippe, Frere, Superior General: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Before answering (Purcell's) letter of April 12, he went to Rome to consult with the Cardinal Prefect of the Propaganda. His Eminence agreed with the Brother that it would be a delicate matter to establish a school in a city where there was already another congregation. He also consulted Father (Francis) Chambige, the vicar general of the diocese of Louisville who suggested that they introduce themselves into the province by starting a school at Louisville first. This suggestion seemed more suitable to him and he is disposed to try it if he can get some subjects. To prove his good will to (Purcell) he has written to the Brother Visitor of North America, Brother Facile: 1. to pay his respects to (Purcell) when he visits their schools in the country; 2. to meet (Purcell) to get his views on whether the novitiate should be opened at Baltimore, Louisville or Cincinnati; and 3. to gather a few subjects so they can begin as soon as possible.

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1859 Oct. 16
Paris, Father A(uguste) S.: St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Paris received the invitation to the ecclesiastical retreat on November 15 but will be unable to attend. He does not need to explain the reasons which justify his absence.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}


1859 Oct. 17
(Blanc), Ant(hony) Archbishop of New Orleans: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

The Bulls for Bishop John Quinlan have arrived. There is a letter enclosed giving the usual grant of faculties. (Blanc) will keep them at New Orleans until Purcell notifies him that he should send them to Cincinnati. The consecration will take place in New Orleans but the date will have to be decided by the bishop-elect. Their retreat opens Nov. 15 and closes Nov. 21, and the ceremony should take place so as not to interfere with the retreat. The people of Mobile want to see their bishop as soon as possible. He would like the consecration to take place Nov. 6th, but that is too soon. He could move up his retreat one week and then the consecration could be held on the 20th. Purcell is aksed to notify him by telegraph of the date. P.S. Any time after the retreat will be acceptable. P.S. He has decided to write the clergy that their retreat will begin on Nov. 8th. The pectoral cross of Mobile is rich but the other episcopal vestments are ordinary. (Blanc) has a good supply of miters but is not rich in rings or crosiers. He has a cross that is new but he does not like the form. The bishop-elect should get his sandals in Cincinnati. (Blanc) will go to Mobile to see about the episcopal wardrobe. The bishop-elect has the right to take over the administration of the diocese as soon as he accepts. Fathers G(abriel) Chalon, James McGaraghan and F. Gautrelet formed a sort of council of administration which has not had to convene. Chalon was senior V.G., rector of the chathedral etc. with McGaraghan next and Gautrelet v.g. for special circumstances.

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(18)59 Oct. 17
(Charbonnel, S.S.), Bishop Ar(mand) Fr(ancis) Ma(rie) of: Toronto, (Ontario, Canada)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

(Charbonnel) sends Blanc a copy of his letter to Father C(harles) Chambost; he hopes Chambost will not come. On November 20 or 21 (Charbonnel) will consecrate the Coadjutor of Toronto, Bishop (John Joseph) Lynch. His bulls are dated August 26; he seems very judicious and pious. That is not what Blanc would have got in the Bishop of Toronto. (Charbonnel) would like to act as a member of the Third Order of St. Francis, joining some Capuchin monastery in France and instructing, visiting the sick, preaching the Association of the Propagation of the Faith, and giving retreats in seminaries. If the Holy See wants to continue his annihilation through the English language, (Charbonnel) will do all he can to have a Capuchin monastery in Toronto where he can live as he would in France. If he had been with Blanc it would have been under these conditions.

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1859 Oct. 17
(Charbonnel, S.S.), Bishop Armand Fr(ancis) Ma(rie) of: Toronto, (Ontario, Canada)
 to Father C(harles) Chambost: Lentigny (France)

(Charbonnel) has received permission from Blanc to receive Chambost, with the promise of an exeat as soon as he is in Toronto. It is not certain that (Charbonnel) will stay at Toronto. He has just received the appointment of a Coadjutor who is not French. There is an anti-French faction in Toronto. The posts which he has at his disposal are neither brilliant nor lucrative, and are demanding. He plans to turn as much of his administrative work as possible over to his Coadjutor. After these observations (Charbonnel) believes it would be prudent for Chambost to wait until he could give him something more positive or to offer his services to a bishop who could take better advantage of his zeal and experience. If Chambost still wants to come to Toronto, he will be welcome.

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1859 Oct. 17
Luers, J(ohn) H(enry) Bishop of F(or)t Wayne: F(or)t Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Luers found Purcell's letter on his return from a visit to the western part of his diocese. He has visited his diocese twice and feels that he knows its condition. Michigan City is on the point of expiring and does not have over 2,000 inhabitants. What is not shipped to Chicago goes to Toledo. While he may have expressed himself with undue levity in his last letter, he feels that his neighbors might be willing to make the requisite sacrifices. But Purcell must make the first decision, and he can get the permission of the other bishops once he gets that of Purcell and of Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe. He is sure that Propaganda would then consent. He wrote when he did because a new church will have to be built in Toledo within a year and he could arrange with his brother that the $2,000 would not have to be paid for 3 years, which would allow him most of what he has received from the Association of the Propagation. Otherwise he will have to "sink" it is Fort Wayne and Father (Julian) Benoit will demand his $700 and leave. His plan was to go as soon as possible to Rome for approval, collecting some money on the way. Purcell might not have as much territory as the two Indiana dioceses but he has a larger number of congregations. There is no immigration into Indiana except a straggler or two from Ohio.

P.S. He sees that Purcell will be in Cleveland Sunday. Father L. Luhr has invited him to speak in German. He will go since he has not visited Bishop Rappe for some time and he hopes to see Purcell.

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1859 Oct. 17
Martinez, R.S.C., Mother Vict(orine?): Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Their sick are better and the children are back in school. (Blanc)'s interest in their Society prompts Sister to tell him that their Mother General and their Superior are well. She asks (Blanc) to appoint a priest to receive the vows of one of their novices, Sister Odalie Tauzin, a former pupil at their house in Natchitoches.

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1859 Oct. 18
Carrell, George A., Bishop of Covington: Covington, Kentucky
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cin(cinnati, Ohio)

It is the last time he will write to Purcell if he can keep a good resolution. He wrote Purcell concerning the regular visits of the priest of Ironton, Ohio to the Ashland district, which is now attended by Father (Clement) Sheve and which has been attended by one of the Benedictine fathers. Purcell answered by revoking the faculties of the priests since he said it was Carrell's wish. Carrell did not express such a wish, but he feels that no explanation can satisfy Purcell. Purcell taunts him about the misconduct of one of his priests. Bishops ought to judge each other charitably and to consider that scandals take place without the knowledge of the ordinary. If it is the debt of $500 which Purcell says Carrell owes him that is the cause of Purcell's hatred, Carrell will remove the cause. After Carrell took possession of the see, he learned from Mr. Butler and from the leading men of the congregation that $500 had been given toward the purchase of a lot for the church. Covington was not a see at the time. Carrell was advised by many learned men that he was not obliged to pay the money. He will pay it if for no other reason than to relieve Purcell's mind and restore it to a better feeling. He might recall Purcell's insulting remarks about Covington and its bishop, his telling the Widow Kelly to sue Carrell. Those who know Purcell say he is unforgiving, bitter in his hate and opposition. The loss of Purcell's friendship causes no regret. Purcell's vindictive attitude has had its influence on his priests.

P.S. Carrell cannot overcome a feeling of sadness after having written the above.

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1859 Oct. 18
Duggan, James, Bishop of: Chicago, (Illinois)

Printed testimonial praising the new edition of the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.

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1859 Oct. 18
Pourret, C.P., Father (Francis) X(avier): Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

Pourret was very welcome on his return from the retreat. He got $75 in pew rent. A great many seem to be sorry for what occurred. It will be a hard place for some time because of the scandal not long ago. It is the advice of several clergymen, among them Father (Francis) Van Erp and Father (Joseph) Kindekens that one priest could have charge of the city and another of the country missions. At present Father ( ) Ri(e)vers will attend Burlin if Lefevere approves; Grattan and Cascade are hardly able to support him. On week days Pourret attends Talmage. If some one can be sent to Grand Haven and Muskegon, they think all will be right. Whatever blame was thrown to Lefevere by some unfortunate members, they cast it upon Father Van Erp. Father (Martin) Marco is well. They visit each other frequently. P.S. Not a word is said about an Irish priest as long as there is only one here.

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1859 Oct. 19
Alemany, Joseph S(adoc), Archbishop of: San Francisco, (California)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, L(ouisiana)

Alemany has been directed by the Cardinal Prefect of the Sacred Cong(regatio)n to request the Archbishops of the States to send him their opinion as to the erection of a new See in Sacramento, (California). Alemany is not sure if he asked Blanc in his letter last May so he must trouble him again. He dreads bad news on the health of Pope (Pius IX).

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1859 Oct. 19
Alemany, Joseph S., Archbishop of San Francisco: San Franscisco, (California)
 to Archbishop John B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, O(hio)

Alemany, following the requests of the Cardinal Prefect of the S(acred) Cong(regation) of Propaganda to direct the Archbishops of the States to give their opinion in regards to the division of the diocese of San Francisco and the establishment of a new See in Sacramento desires the opinion of Purcell on this matter. Alemany fears for the health of the Holy Father. P.S.—Governor (Peter H.) Burnett, Judge of the Supreme Court, leaves for N(ew) York tomorrow on Business connected with the publication of his Catholic Theories.

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1859 Oct. 19
Frick, A. G.: Pittston, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Brownson is invited to deliver one of a series of lectures to be given before the Pittston Literary Society. Frick asks Brownson when he could come, and what his expenses would be. (There is a note in pencil on the letter) "Some time in January. $50 and expenses".

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1859 Oct. 19
Prendergast, Rev. P. A.: Pittston, (Pennsylvania)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: New York, (New York)

Brownson is invited to appear before the Literary Society in Pittston. Most all members are Protestants.

P.S.—The omnibus comes from the depot to the house next to the Church.

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1859 Oct. 19
Purcell, J(ohn) B(aptist), Archbishop of: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The "Propagateur" was misinformed in stating that Bishop (John) Quinlan had received his bulls and would be consecrated Bishop in Cincinnati. He has none. (Orestes Augustus) Brownson lies and insults the Irish and French Catholics on page 497 of the last number of his (Brownson's Quarterly) Review. He talks most slanderously of bishops and priests. They gave him too much of their confidence and let him into too much of their little secrets of human frailties. Affairs in Rome and the Legations look ominous. Purcell will not send any students there this year. He asks Blanc if he finds this letter hard to read.

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1859 Oct. 20
Duplantier, G.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Father (Stephen) Rousselon to marry Jean Monestes and Suzanne Alexandrine Tournicuillère, widow of Leopold Binet. (Notation): October 22, dispensation from 3 banns. (Witnessed by?): Bernard Monestés, Anna Duprat, Tousan Cuissere(?), Denis Louis, Julie Felicité Laguine(?)

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1859 Oct. 21
Duplantier, G.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Father (Stephen) Rousselon to marry Rémond Manent and Amelie Debiaune (Notation): November 5, 8o'clock.

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1859 Oct. 21
Murdoch, John, Bishop of: Glasgow, (Scotland)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefev(e)re: (Detroit, Michigan)

Two or three years ago a priest named Tho(ma)s Carlisle left Scotland and went to the United States. He called upon Father (William) Mc(C)lellan of New York and begged money to get to Michigan where he said he had relatives. A report of his death has reached Scotland. It is of considerable importance to ascertain the truth of this report as Carlisle had sold his 400 pound life insurance policy to a priest of this district who has been paying the premium on it. Murdoch asks Lefevere to make inquiries.

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1859 Oct. 21
du Fort, A.: Cape Vincent, New York
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Du Fort has a letter from Father ( ) Gely of Nantes which was addressed to Blanc as a recommendation on going to locate at New Orleans near his Uncle Chambon Duclaud and his brother-in-law, Mr. Lucas. Circumstance has forced him to remain where he is and in the interval he lost both his uncle and his brother-in-law. His uncle left him, among other things, some land at Mandsville (Mandeville), (St.) Tammany County. He has asked his representative in New Orleans to liquidate these holdings but he has not done it. On Gely's recommendation du Fort asks Blanc to write to the pastor at Mandeville if the land cannot be sold. Mr. Cavaroc is du Fort's representative. Du Fort believes Blanc will not take offense at a request dictated by Gely who is 82 years and three months old. According to Gely, Blanc helped Mr. Gillois; du Fort hopes for the same favor in helping Cavaroc sell. Du Fort has already given much to their poor church at Cape Vincent; if he sells and gets a good price for the land at Mandeville, he will make a new gift to the church. P.S. He also has a recommendation from Gely to the Bishop of Bardstown, Louisville.

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1859 Oct. 22
(Gillespie, C.S.C.), Mother Mary (of St.) Angela: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Mother Angela asks Brownson his assistance in the compilation of choice literary extracts from the works of Catholic authors. Of all the works she has seen of the Protestant press she prefers Hillard's Lives. She finds the books of the Christian Brothers unsuitable. For the advanced readers and for the younger classes a book with illustrations; so that when the pupils leave school they will know what literature is. She says most "educated" people do not know good literature when they finish school. She wishes to remedy this evil but the number of authors makes their choice very difficult. Ewing of Ohio, has helped her very much. She wants Brownson to help in selecting the authors and revising the works in the proof sheets.

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1859 Oct. 22
Verrina, C.M., Father A(nthony): (Bouligny, Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana

Rousselon will remember the French priest he sent several weeks ago to the Seminary, and who is waiting on the Archbishop for a position in the Diocese. Verrina learned today from Sister (Mary) Alexis (Rayhice), Superior of the Hospital at St. Louis that this person is an imposter, that he has never been a priest. He tried to say Mass at the Brothers of the Christian Doctrine house, but they saw that he knew neither Latin nor the ceremonies. (On the back of the letter in Rousselon's hand): False priest Gallent, alias Galaint(?).

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1859 Oct. 24
McGlew, J(ames): Batavia, (New York)
 to A. Dunigan: (New York, New York)

McGlew "and others" feel that (Orestes A.) Brownson and his Review are prejudiced. He wishes Dunigan to stop sending him issues of the Review and also to the Library. He forsees a gloomy end for Brownson. He sends three dollars to balance whatever accounts there may be. (Note; Receipt sent and Review discontined, Oct. 26.)

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1859 Oct. 25
D'aquin, Thomas: (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Bishop A(nthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

5 receipted bills for groceries from January 10 through October 25.

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1859 Oct. 25
Joos, Father Edward: Monroe, Mich(igan)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson):

Joos encloses a three dollar bill in payment for the past year's subscription to the Review. He regrets that he must cancel his subscription for further issues because now he cannot give the magazine to his friends without prejudice to the Catholic school, and without wounding their national feeling.

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(18)59 Oct. 25
Pourret, Father (Francis) X(avier): Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefev(e)re: (Detroit, Michigan)

Pourret thinks it will please Lefevere to hear good news from Grand Rapids, lately visited by the curse of God. Yesterday he had a crowd of children at Mass and immediately they proceeded to the schoolhouse with their new teacher Mrs. Savane. He made the former teacher, Mary Rolland, leave the school without incurring her displeasure. 75 children will be taught sound Catholic principles. The teacher was highly recommended by Father (Francis) Van Erp. There is a prospect of having a religious body of men or women soon. The lawsuit of M. Walsh, for (Father Hugh) Quigley, versus Father Rievers (Henry Rivers?) for a bad note of $40 was dropped. 40 children made their First Communion this year. The people have nothing but respect for Pourret. Father (James) Hennessy, by promising to do all he could to get an Irish priest, has, they say, disappointed them. Should there be two priests and one not Irish, Pourret is convinced there would be trouble again. He asks the favor of not being obliged to go to Muskegon on Sunday but to attend it and Grand Haven on week days. Even the best members would be displeased; this is also Rievers' and Father Marco's opinion. Pourret will comply with what is required by the Council of Trent with regard to the excommunication incurred there when his confidence in them is confirmed. Had they been well treated they would never have acted as they did. P.S. He sends his best respects to Father Hennaert who is to read this letter if Lefevere thinks well of it.

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(18)59 Oct. 25
Van Erp, Father F(rancis) J.: Hudson, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Van Erp finds it strange to date his letter from Hudson instead of Grand Rapids, but he is pleased with his new parish. He has rented a house mile from the church, and asks permission to have a chapel in the house and to perform religious functions there. The church debt is $500. The people are a simple, good people, but there is some dissatisfaction among the Medina people. (A footnote in Lefevere's handwriting states that permission was granted for one year).

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1859 Oct. 26
Saucier, Arthur: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Father (Stephen) Rousselon to marry J.B. Meillionand Mary Ellen McClintock.

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1859 Oct. 26
W(ood), James F. (Bishop of Antegonia: Phila(delphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Wood delayed sending the Treatises of Abbe Bouix because he was expecting the De Episcopo which just arrived and is sending it to Purcell. He asks Purcell what he thinks of the Pastoral and thinks it a pity thatB(ishop John Newmann) did not get a capable person to render it into English. Wood thinks it is calculated to combine respect and veneration, both of which are necessary for efficient exercise of authority. Sullivan has lost his mind again and is in the Insane Asylum near Boston. Wood disapproves of Father (John M.)Forbes' insulting letter which is causing talk. Mr. Major is writing a book proving the beauties of the book of Common Prayer are stolen from the Missal and Breviary. (Orestes A.) Brownson is in the kinks again as Father Collins would say.

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1859 Oct. 27
Carriere, S.S. Rev. (Joseph) President of St. Sulpice: Paris, France
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Carriere gives an account of his handling the financial business for the care of American students in France. He has not recently heard of the students in Nantes, but will inquire about them. Daniel O'Regan is now at St. Sulpice, but his health is in poor condition. There was a question of his returning to America, but he was against it, because he knew that if he did he would never return to France. He has not yet received a copy of the decrees of the second council of Cincinnati. He discusses the war and his fears for its outcome. He pities the position of the Pope. Bishop (Augustine) Verot has left Paris and has much work to do in his vicariate. Carriere is pleased to see that the Church is really prospering in America. He is further pleased to see that ex-students of St. Sulpice have become bishops and archbishops. He mentions a visit of Father David Whelan, and speaks of dissension among French bishops on such topics as the temporal power of the Pope.

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1859 Oct. 27
Kane, Father R(ichard): Bayou-Lacombe, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Kane gives his reasons for wishing to be dispensed from assisting at the retreat to which he has been invited by the Vicar-General. Kane has recently made a long retreat in this calm solitude and believes he benefits more by this type. Also, he can never appear in public without being asked questions of a nature which obliges him to give evasive answers. Though the interests of his family require him to go to the city every five or six weeks, he still yearns for obscurity where he may repair the past.

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1859 Oct. 27
Keller, Father G(eorge): St. Paul, (Minnesota)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Keller has just received permission to spend from November to May in New Orleans. If (Blanc) wishes to employ him, he is at (Blanc)'s service. Keller is worn out from his numerous missions and Bishop (Thomas Langdon) Grace has granted him leave. He asks if (Blanc) will give him something other than building churches to do. Perhaps something in a French, German or English parish, or the three together.

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1859 Oct. 27
Grace, Thomas L(angdon,) Bishop of: St. Paul, (Minnesota)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

It is with Grace's full permission that Keller absents himself for a few months from his arduous duty in Minnesota. He is a most estimable and valuable clergyman.

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1859 Oct. 27
Montané, J.B.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Ro(u)sselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipt for $10 received for the cure of Rousselon's horse.

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1859 Oct. 27
Purcell, J(ohn) B(aptist), Archbishop: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Purcell was in Cleveland with Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe, Bishop (Louis) De Goesbriand, and Bishop (John H.) Luers when Blanc's letter of the 17th reached Cincinnati; he did not see it until the 25th. Purcell telegraphed Blanc yesterday that Bishop-Elect (John Quinlan) has accepted; that he had chosen November 27 for his consecration in Blanc's cathedral and, he hopes, by Blanc. (Quinlan) will invite Bishop (William Henry) Elder and Bishop (James Frederick) Wood, to be co-consecrators and has asked Purcell to give the sermon. Purcell sees that Bishop (Armand Francis) Charbonnel has a Coadjutor. Father (James?) McGarahan, who has just come from New York, says it is reported that Charbonnel is going to France to preach for the Propa gation of the Faith. This is a sad defection of Dr. (John M.) Forbes; he should never have been ordained a priest. (Orestes Augustus) Brownson seems headed the same way. They will procure cassock, rochets, etc. for the elect, there.

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1859 Oct. 27
Stokes, Will(iam) A.: Near Greensburg, Westmoreland Co(unty), P(ennsylvani)a
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

The July number of the Atlantic Monthly published an article eulogizing Thomas Paine. Stokes answered the article in a college address at Lancaster. Now the Atlantic Monthly for November has published another article in response to Stokes speech. Stokes sends Brownson his speech, and asks him to review the affair; it would make an interesting and useful article. In making this suggestion he was influenced by friends of Brownson in "Pittsburg".

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1859 Oct. 28
O'Brien Rev. Edw. J.: New Haven (Connecticut)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

O'Brien informs Brownson that the lecture for November 1st has been postponed. Failure to provide for a hall and the proximity with the close of the Fair are given as reasons for the postponement of a month. P.S. The Fair will close the 25th of October.

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1859 Oct. 28
Roche, John: Covington, L(ouisian)a
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Roche writes to prevent further scandal on the part of Father (George Lamy) Lamma. After leaving Roche's house he appeared suited by a housekeeper recommended by Father Sherer(?). However, she did not suit; she was glad to leave Covington. (Blanc) may from an opinion through the treatment of the Christian Brothers. told Mrs. Bohm not to buy beef from Roche; that he was a rogue. (Lamy) took Mrs. Roche from the pew Father Brunet had placed her in. (P.S.) Roche hopes (Blanc) will look after (Lamy) who might avoid all this if he had to go when he promised to see the sick.

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1859 Oct. 29
Béccard, Father Amédée: Lafourche, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Despite Béccard's desire to be at the retreat he believes it will be impossible for him to be there. For the past month he has been having the interior of his church painted and repaired and it is only half done. It is hard to get the workers as long as the heat lasts. Some are working on the presbytery, repairing it from top to bottom. He has to direct the workers and be with them. That week he went to Father Charles M. Menard's several people pillaged the place. It is necessary that he remain to look after his materials. He has been ailing all summer. He is sure that his left lung would make it impossible for him to attend the long exercises. His health is better since it is cooler.

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1859 Oct.29
Quinlan, John, Bishop-Elect of Mobile:
Mount St. Mary's of the West Cincinnati, Ohio
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)

The news of his appointment and his faculties have come to him through his dearest friend, Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell. He accepts, and thank Blanc for his interest. He hopes to make his administration of the suffragan see of Mobile a subject of joy to Blanc. He has invited his old superior, Bishop (William Henry) Elder and his dear friend, Bishop (James Frederick) Wood, Coadjutor of Philadelphia to assist, and to preach. He asks Blanc to continue the administration of Mobile until after his consecration, and that the relative official standing of the Vicars-General should remain as it is.

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1859 Oct. 29
Scollard, Father John: Nashville, Tenne(ssee)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Scollard thanks (Blanc) for his letter of the 25th and will feel content in any place (Blanc) sends him. He studied French in college. He has not yet given formal notice to Bishop (Richard Pius) Miles, (O.P.), but foresees no difficulty in obtaining his dimissorial letter in a week, and in leaving the following Monday.

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1859 Oct. 30
Claris, Father (Justin): Bayou Boeuf, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana)

Claris has had a visit from Father (Gallant?) Galent (?) who says that he is to be Claris' successor. Claris thinks it important that there be no interval between his retreat and Galent's arrival, and if Galent were prepared to pay him what is due from the pews, Claris would turn the place over to him immediately. The subscription for the construction of the presbytery at Bayou Boeuf is almost completed, and the building should be ready around Christmas time. He took a census of the Catholic population of Bayou Boeuf and the surrounding settlements, and (gives the tabulations in this letter). He is going to Chickahoula to take the census and gives an estimate of the numbers there. P.S. Galent was to have taken this letter on his return from the Baye, but he was not on the stage and Mr. Ney said he believed he had left for Texas. Claris will be at the retreat.

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1859 Oct. 31
d'Angles, Father J.M. St. S(imon): West Baton Rouge, L(ouisian)a
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

D'Angles would like to be in New Orleans for the retreat if (Blanc) authorizes it. He has not much to do at the moment, and everything is so confused that it is impossible to stay in a fixed place. The expenses of setting up a priest there are great. There is hardly anything in the house and Father P(eter) Lucas asks $840 for it. Lucas' slave is being offered for sale for $400, having cost $300 some years before. d'Angles will go next Sunday to the church up above and on returning will go down to (New Orleans?) unless he receives orders to the contrary. He would prefer to remain with (Blanc) and Father (Stephen) Rousselon. An active priest could live here, once he was set up and there is good will to help him.

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1859 Oct. 31
Fairfield, J. W.: Hudson, (New York)
 to O(restes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Fairfield is squarely in agreement with Brownson's view on the Harper's Ferry affair. He calls attention to an article in Saturday's Tribune, signed "T.L.", on the Slavery question. He is sorry that Christians cannot think alike on the subject. He is sorry to see so many adopting the creed of Theodore Parker. Fairfield can not find a certain letter he received from a Mr. Miller in regard to conveying a certain lot nor can he locate a deed signed by Miller conveying ⅔ of the lot he foremerly owned. He asks Brownson if he has any of these papers.

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1859 Oct.31
Fransioli, Father Joseph: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Fransioli has been appointed pastor of a church now being constructed at Hicks Street Brooklyn. He is trying to raise funds and is now organizing a series of six lectures in the Brooklyn Atheneum. He wishes Brownson to open the course in December. He will received $50.00 and his expenses if he accepts the invitation. God will repay generosity to the church. Father C(onstantine) C. Pise adds that they will all be glad to see Brownson.

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1859 Oct.31
Gauche, John: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipted bill for $21 for dishes, etc.

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1859 Oct. 31
Glajeux, Berard des: Paris, France
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: Detroit, (Michigan)

The Central Council allots the Detroit Diocese for 1859 15,000 francs, of which 6,000 francs came from the extraordinary alms of the Jubilee. Lefevere should not overlook that this allotment is exceptionally large and not take it as a point of comparison for allotments for succeeding years. They have eagerly taken advantage of the Jubilee alms to help Lefevere with his many needs. They leave to the Bishops to dispose of the alms for the benefit of religion. They follow the same plan concerning the request of the Belgian bishops concerning the American College at Louvain leaving to Lefevere to decide what portion of his allotment should go to that college. They thank Lefevere for his information about his missions, and hope he will continue to inform them of their needs so helpful to them in the difficult task of distribution of alms. Adophe Certes, treasurer, gives figures of the allotment. (P.S.) Lefevere's attention is called to the request of a Charles Richard.

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1859 Oct. 31
Planis, Father Irenaeus Delegatus gentis: Rome, ex Aracoeli, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

In order to see that apostolic poverty is preserved in the convents of the Franciscans, certain means are used, one of which is the appointment of a Syndacos. Father Irenaeus a Planis has been appointed Syndacos for the newly erected Custos of St. John the Baptist of the United States and is to take care of all the property and alms of the province. He wishes now to announce his appointment to Purcell. He likewise wishes to announce that Purcell will share henceforth in all the spiritual privileges of the members of the order of St. Francis. (The document was drawn up by Father Antonius M. de Tybure, pro-secretary. The seal of the minister general is attached and the letterhead is that of Father Bernardine of MonteFranco, the Minister General.

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1859 Oct. 31
(Rappe), A(madeus) Bishop of Cleveland: Eleveland, Ohio
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

(Rappe) acknowledges (Purcell's) letter. He appreciates the high esteem of the archbishop but cannot understand how the accusations were made against him. If he has unwittingly given scandal (Purcell) is to let him know what he can do to repair the evil. If (Purcell) thinks the charge grows from mere malice he will ignore the charge.

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1859 Oct. 31
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn), Bishop of: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefev(e)re: Detroit, (Michigan)

Spalding learns that there is no elementary course of theology at Louvain. All must attend the long course of seven years. He suggests that a strong petition be sent to Bishop (Louis Joseph Delebecque) of Ghent to use his influence to have an elementary course of four years established at once. Spalding asks that Father (Peter) Hennaert write the petition and that Spalding's name be signed to it. He is sure the other bishops will have the same wish. He thinks the change of rectors should be made at once as the College is not getting on well. He asks Lefevere what he has done about the donation received through the (Association for) the Propagation of the Faith. Spalding received one of 2000 francs; they must act in concert in regard to the application. He trusts that Lefevere is now free from trouble on account of Father (Hugh) Quigley. He sent Spalding his vile pamphlet.

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1859 Oct. 31
Spalding, M(artin) J. Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Spalding trusts that Bishop (James F.) Woods is better reconciled to his place because of the change to meet his views. There was a rumor, started by Archbishop (John) Hughes, that Spalding was to be transferred to N(ew) Orleans. This, Spalding denied. He thinks (Bishop) Armandus de Charbonnel of (Toronto, Canada) might become Coadjuter of N(ew) Orleans because he was the Archbishop's first choice although the Archbishop of N(ew) Orleans did not inform Kenrick and some other Archbishops of the names sent for Mobile or for his own Coadjuter. Spalding sends congratulations to the Bishop-Elect, John (Quinlan) Mobile.

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