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1859 Nov. 1
Cummings, Father J(eremiah)W.: New York, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

On a visit to Fordham he had told Brownson that the "Cummings Literary Union" wanted Brownson for a lecture, and Brownson had consented to come for $25. Father Cummings now offers Brownson the $25.00 and asks if he will come on November 21st. and also asks the subject of his lecture. Brownson will receive an official invitation from the committee, but he himself writes to avoid ceremony and to assure Brownson that he has not committed him in any way.

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


1859 Nov. 2
Castet, Father C ( ): Newark, New Jersey
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Some time ago Castet met a priest in New York who came from New Orleans, where he had been a pastor and who was returning to France. Castet learned from that priest that yellow fever made (Blanc's) diocese always in need of priests to carry on the work. Castet saw in the papers that this year had been exceptionally good, and that public health in Louisiana had not suffered so much so it may be that (Blanc) has a sufficient number of clergy. Ever since Father (P.M.) Poyet's departure Castet has nourished the idea of offering his services to (Blanc). He belongs to Bayonne, where he was a professor at an ecclesiastical college and later a vicar. For fourteen months he has been living in Newark, where Bishop (James Roosevelt Bayley) Bailey has put him in charge of the French population. The French are not numerous, only 3 or 400 souls and live far from religious practices, except for a few. On the other hand Castet cannot hope to preach in English and be useful to the Irish population for some time yet. If he can get authorization from the Bishop of Newark, could be hope to find employment with (Blanc)?

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


1859 Nov. 2
(Hughes) John, Archbishop of: N(ew) York, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Brownson's letter does credit to his faith and feelings. The fall of Doctor Forbes was a great blow. He never said or did anything in Dr. John M. Forbes regard for which he can reproach himself. He decided to remain silent on reading of Dr. Forbes' public apostacy. Brownson is too severe a critic of himself. He should consider himself a Catholic and not consider himself a Catholic and not a convert. He has decided to speak to no one about Dr. Forbes, because of the charity which belongs in the heart of every Christian. He may have been hasty in allowing Doctor Forbes to the priesthood, and too Kind in allowing him his own way; but he was not deceived or disappointed in anything except the last page of Dr. Forbes sacerdotal history.

I-3-o - L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {2}


1859 Nov. 2
Marco, Father Martin: Grand Rapdis, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Marco has the honor to announce the conversion of a young protestant, age 27, and his act of faith made at the high Mass. His health is good and he looks forward to seeing Lefevere at his retreat in Detroit on the 21st. He requests a dispensation for a mixed marriage between John Bonnete, a baptized Protestant, who promises to raise his children in the Catholic faith and to give free exercise of religion to his wife, Marie Nael, a German Catholic.

III-2-j - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 32mo. - {2}


1859 Nov. 2
Usannaz, S.J., Father A(nselm):
St. Charles College G(rand) C(oteau, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Usannaz's superiors have seen fit to give him the burden of this College. He asks (Blanc)'s blessing and aid. Father (Joseph)Roduit, (S.J.) will go to the convent this year. They have 80 boarders despite the unfavorable rumblings. The pupils are returning little by little.

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


1859 Nov. 3
Brousseau,:
A., and Company New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipted bill for $82.12 for carpet. Signed by Ja(me)s W. Danz(?).

VI-2-a - Receipt S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {2}


1859 Nov. 3
Duplantier, G.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Father (Stephen) Rousselon to marry Alphonse A. Béchet and Pauline Claudel.

VI-2-a - D.S. - 1p. - 32mo. - {3}


1859 Nov. 3
Elder, Bishop William Henry of Natchez: Jackson, Miss(issippi)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Blanc's letter of October 27 reached Elder here on his way home after two months. He will be at the consecration of Bishop (John) Quinlan and his installation in Mobile if not long deferred. If Quinlan comes by the River, Elder can probably Join him on the boat. Elder has yet to make his visitation of Vicksburg, and to call on some places on the New Orleans and Jackson R(ail) Road. If he does not join Quinlan on the boat, he would like to go to vicksburg for the 20th and go down the railroad, stopping on the way, but he would like to decide in time for Father (Francis) Xavier Leray to announce it in vicksburg on the 13th. Elder is willing to accommodate himself to the convenience of others for the (Second Provincial) Council (of New Orleans.) As Bishop (John Mary Odin) and Bishop (Auguste Marie) Martin have more difficulty, it should be called for whatever time is best for them, but not before Bishop (Andrew)Byrne returns. Elder has a letter from Bishop (John Baptist) Purcell dated September 23 saying that Quinlan would want Elder to preach at the consecration. Elder does not think it would be possible and trusts some other arrangement has been made.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {8}


1859 Nov. 3
(Elder), Bishop William Henry of Natchez: Jackson, (Mississippi)
 to Father (Francis Xavier) Leray: (Vicksburg, Mississippi)

It will be better for (Elder) to return home as early as possible. Very probably he will return to Vicksburg for the 20th instead of the 13th. Elder expects to pass through Vicksburg next Monday. He has to go to New Orleans for the consecration of Bishop (John) Quinlan on November 27, and will come by Vicksburg and visit Brookhaven and the other places on the railroad between the 20th and 27th. He sends blessings to Father (Andrew) Bennett and all.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}


1859 Nov. 3
F(itzpatrick), J(ohn) B. Bishop of Boston: Boston, Massachusetts
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Purcell, on his visit to Boston, suggested to the Young Catholics Friend's Society the idea of inviting Bishop-Elect John Quinlan of Mobile to lecture. They did this but received no answer and asked Fitzpatrick to intercede for them. Not knowing where to address him he asks Purcell to reiterate to him their invitation. If it is possible for him to lecture it will be necessary that he do it in the first or second week of December. The Society has been greatly disappointed in their lecturers. Dr. (Orestes A.) Brownson in a lecture insulted the Irish as a people and the Committee think it an outrage to an Irish audience to place such a man before them, and Fitzpatrick being of the same opinion withdrew the invitation previously extended to him. Fitzpatrick just returned from a three week vacation in the mountains. The church at Boston is rising rapidly. Bishop(David W.) Bacon of Portland sailed yesterday for Europe. The Archbishop of New York will probably follow in January. Fitzpatrick was visited last week by Bishop(John M.) Henni who spoke of anonymous letters to Rome against some western Bishop. He suspects Rev. (J.) Quigley of writing them. Fitzpatrick suggest to Purcell that he inquire more into the matter and get some of his letters for comparison.

II-4-o - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {6}


1859 Nov. 3
(Martin), Aug(uste) M(ar)ie, Bishop of: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

It is impossible for (Martin) to assist at the Consecration of Bishop (John Quinlan) even if the (Second Provincial) Council (of New Orleans) would be moved back. They are without navigation above the rapids and his health is not up to the long trip of two days and two nights by stage. He becomes more and more isolated every year. He will be at the Council. For himself he would have prefered January 17, as he had announced Confirmation at Milliken's Bend the Sunday previous and in going down could visit Bishop (William Henry Elder). But if mid-February is better he will make other arrangements. The lack of navigation makes it hard for him to get provisions for his house and (St. Joseph's) College. He has to pay $12 for flour, and no hope of navigation for three months. They are without wine, and the farm products are gone. For 10 years people have talked of a railroad and done nothing. Mrs. Mary Gilmore Vance, who was baptised at St. Michael's, is dead. It is a great loss for the church at Shreveport which she provided for. Another great loss here - Mr. Lecomte has had another attack of apoplexy. A week from Sunday (Martin) will give the tonsure to Mr. Dignac, Mr. de Perigueux, and Mr. Hurley and minor orders to Hurley and Mr. Leveque. On the 30th both will be admitted to the subdiaconate.

VI-2-b - A.L.S - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {13}


1859 Nov. 3
Maturin, Edmund: Halifax, N(ova) S(cotia)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Maturin, thanks Brownson for the favorable notice of his work, "Defense" in the Review. Maturin encloses four pamphlets relative to a controversy he has been carrying on concerning the Catholic religion. He thought Brownson would desire the documents of the controversy. He intends to end the controversy as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there is no Catholic magazine or newspaper in the Lower Provinces of (Canada) with the result that Catholics there are dependent on American Catholic papers for their religious enlightenment. Most of the Catholics there are of the lower class of Irish and do not always convey the most favorable representation of the Catholic religion to their Protestant brethren, who are strongly prejudiced against the Church. Maturin recently lectured before the Catholic Institute on "The Origin of Christianity in Ireland." He will send Brownson a copy of the lecture as soon as it is published.

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


1859 Nov. 3
Moutard, Father C(ornelius): Jackson, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

At the time of the retreat Lefevere had a letter from Mary Jane O'Neil asking to be admitted into the Convent of the Sisters of Charity. Moutard thinks it his duty to let Lefevere know that perhaps they had better let her go. They may be mistaken in thinking her more or less "affected by the weathercock." Would Lefevere, in Father Van Dendriesche's language "trust" him? Moutard is dumb in these "quarters". He will furnish her with the very best papers.

III-2-i - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1859 Nov. 4
Benoit, Father J(ulian): Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

About three months ago Benoit sent (Blanc) a draft for $20 which Samuel Racine was to deliver. Racine has not been heard of since and his brother who sent the money wants to know if the money was paid or not. Benoit's church is coming along well, and he has been able to keep up with expenses. It will be done in a year and will be the biggest, most beautiful church in Indiana.

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


1859 Nov. 5
Chabaud, D.: (Bonnet Carré, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana

Father (Ve. Modeste) Mina showed Chabaud the circular on the 8-day retreat. It is impossible for Mina to make the trip to New Orleans. Although his general health is good, his legs give him trouble.

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


1859 Nov. 5
D'Hémécourt, Victor (A.):
Seminary of the Barrens, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Father (Stephen Michael Vincent) Ryan, (C.M.), the Superior of St. Mary of the Barrens Seminary, who is going to New Orleans offered to take this letter. Blanc must have received the letter D'Hémécourt wrote in September. He said then that he was studying Latin, mathematics, and English; since then he has studied Greek and French. He likes it very much where he is. In the way of piety, their seminary cannot be surpassed. He asks for Blanc's prayers that he may persevere and become a devoted priest. He sends his respects to Father Rousselon. (P.S.) Mr. Guédry, their prefect, sends his respects.

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


1859 Nov. 5
Scollard, Father J(ohn): Nashville, Tenn(essee)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The exeat offered him by Bishop (Richard Pius) Miles not being the kind Scollard expected he refused to accept it. The exeat certified merely that he is a priest of the diocese leaving at his own request. He submits the case to (Blanc)'s consideration.

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


1859 Nov. 5
Smalley, E. Marvin: Swanton, Vermont
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

The writer and his family are converts. He is a University of Vermont-trained lawyer, but intends to work as a journalist for the Burlington Sentinal. He wishes to establish a Catholic journal, which is to be the official organ of the bishop, in the diocese of Burlington. The truths to be promulgated in this journal will change the society of Vermont. He has Brownson's Review from January 1848 to January 1855 inclusive. His grandmother, Mrs. Cynthia Penniman, was an ardent subscriber. He is not able to subscribe to the Review. Those copies which he has been instrumental in procuring have produced the best results in him. He would like the Review from January 1855 to the present at the most reasonable price that Brownson can make. He will not be able to start his journal until January 1861 or so. He hopes Brownson will help him by sending back numbers. The journal is to be weekly and "of respectable size." He has informed Bishop (Louis de Goesbriand) of his plan, and the latter approved of it. Smalley intends to be in Burlington in a few weeks. He gives as his references: Father G.A. Hamilton, Charleston, Massachusetts, and Father H. Tucker, Boston, as well as the bishop.

I-3-o - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 4to. - {6}


1859 Nov. 6
Juncker, Henry D. Bishop of Alton: Alton, (Illinois)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Juncker had a letter from Mr. Hably, lately admitted in Purcell's seminary, stating that his exeat is for the diocese of Alton, but on his way to Cincinnati he was persuaded by some friends to stay in Cincinnati. He asks Juncker's consent to stay on for Juncker to send him some money. Juncker says he never heard of Hably and his exeat was probably from last year. Father (P.) Rosendolf, who lately came from Munster, told Juncker that Hably ran off to America with a servant girl. Juncker asks Purcell if it would not be wise to destroy the exeat or write something on it so Hably could not deceive another Bishop with it. Juncker asks Purcell to attend to some land for him if Purcell goes to New Orleans with Bishop-elect (John) Quinlan. Archbishop Blanc is administrator of Bishop (James Oliver) Vandervelde's last will wherein Juncker was willed three lots in St. Louis. Bishop (Anthony) O'Regan sold two of the lots and kept the money and Juncker does not know how to get hold of the third one. Mrs. Hunt wrote to him lately through her agent that the lots rightly belong to him. But Juncker believes Blanc, as administrator, could take care of the affair or send Juncker the will so he could claim it. Rome decided that Bishop Vandervelde had no right to transfer the lots to Mrs. Hunt. Father (John J.) Menge wishes to go to New Orleans to make a collection among the Germans there. With Purcell's assistance Menge could see about the collection and the lots in St. Louis. Juncker asks if the authors of the letter to Rome against Purcell are priests or laity. Juncker sends his regards to Father Edward Purcell, Father Collins, and others.

II-4-o - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {6}


1859 Nov. 7
Buteux, Father S(tanislaus): Bay St. Louis, (Mississippi)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

The first time Buteux is in New Orleans he will give Rousselon the money he has for the Society of the Propagation of the Faith. He has formed two groups; they have received 2 numbers, one in French and one in English for May. If Rousselon has received more since, he is to give them to Mr. Layton, who will bring them to Buteux.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}


1859 Nov. 7
Delacroix, Father C(yril): St. Gabriel, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, Louisiana

Delacroix planned to go to New Orleans today to make his retreat but Father (Francis) Follot is very sick. The doctor fears for Follot, the Sisters are very upset and have asked Delacroix not to leave, as has Follot. If he finds Follot better today he will take the first opportunity to get to New Orleans.

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


1859 Nov. 7
Dwenger, Father Jos(eph): Minster, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

They had the first conference on Penance on October 27th and had a good attendance of 15 priests. Father (Andrew) Kunkler was the dean. In January there will be another conference on Matrimony. The custom here is for the congregation to elect the trustees of the church. Father Kunkler formerly had serious difficulties over this matter. Two years ago Father (Joseph) Ferneding told him to elect the candidates and send the names to Purcell for approval. To do this without trouble a law should be made for all the parishes attended by their priests. Father Kunkler postponed the election until word is received from Purcell. Father Kunkler is commencing the retreat for the students in Himmelgarden and also for Mrs. Dickmann. Four of our nine Seminarians are philosophers and the remainder study the classics. The brother as well as the son of Mrs. Dickmann both possess piety and talent. Dwenger is pleased to hear that Father (John) Quinlan is raised to the episcopal dignity. He asks for an answer regarding the trustee election.

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


1859 Nov. 7
(Odin,) Bishop J(ohn) M(ary) of Galveston: Austin, (Texas)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Odin) received (Blanc)'s letters of Oct. 26 and 27 and thanks (Blanc) for the invitation to assist at the consecration of the Bishop of Mobile, (John Quinlan), but he cannot foresee if he can be in New Orleans on the 27th. He will return to Galveston on the 20th and if he can straighten out his affairs he will try to come. If the other bishops of the province find it convenient to move the Second Provincial Council of New Orleans to February, (Odin) sees no obstacle. Bishop (John Joseph) Lynch, whom (Odin) brought from Ireland in 1845, has been appointed Coadjutor of Toronto. (Odin) leaves Austin tomorrow; he has only two stations to visit to finish his visitation this year.

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


1859 Nov. 7
Spalding, M(artin) J. Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentukcy)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Spalding tells Purcell of his advice to Bishop (James F.) Wood of Philadelphia which was that Wood should content himself with his present position until some opening appears. Spalding will not be able to accompany Purcell to New Orleans. He was aware that there was no foundation for the report stated by Archbishop (John Hughes) of New York. He ignores Quigley's infamous expose. Spalding is preparing his book on Reformation which is to be sent to Dunigan for immediate publication. Archbishop (Francis P. Kenrick) of Baltimore said he had no official notice of Dr. (John Quinlan's) appointment from Archbishop(Anthony) Blanc of New Orleans. Spalding hopes Purcell will stop to see him enroute to New Orleans.

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


1859 Nov. 7
Tintorer, J. and D. Fatjo: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

6 receipted bills for groceries from February 17 through November 7; one is marked "for(?) Martin Murey."

VI-2-a - Receipts S. - 6pp. - 8vo. - {2}


(18)59 Nov. 7
Venissat, Father C(yprie)n: (Thibodeaux, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

It will be impossible to be at the retreat. He has been thwarted in continuing the work. The kiln did not bake the bricks right and those he bought at Thibodeaux sank with the barge; they are working on retrieving them. His funds are about gone; he does not want to get into debt. If he can get away, he will come.

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


1859 Nov. 8
Dugué, C. O(scar): St. James, Louisiana
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dugué asks if there is hope of giving him a chaplain soon. Jefferson College is in operation and shows promise but needs a chaplain or it is built on air.

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


1859 Nov. 8
Patton, Sister Mary Lucina: Georgetown, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Sister introduces Lieutenant Guthrie of the U.S. Navy, who undertakes the commission of a request to (Blanc) which Sister hopes will be granted.

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


(18)59 Nov. 8
Pourret, Father (Francis) X(avier): Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Father (Peter Paul) Lefev(e)re: (Detroit, Michigan)

Last Sunday Pourret paid $50 towards the blinds. Their price is $100. A great many objections were raised but he smoothed down every one of them along with Mr. Clancey, Courtney, Ryan, and Stephen O'Brien. Because of the debt of the blinds, Pourret postponed the seminary collection to next month. A lawsuit against Mr. Livingston forced him to try and help the man. They succeeded. The school is well attended.

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


1859 Nov. 11
McNeirny, Father F(ranc)is: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

McNeirny sends (Blanc) a medal by Mr. O'Kearny of New Orleans. He regrets the delay but he did not want to trust it to ordinary means. P.S. The seal was pulled off part of the letter for the convenience of the customs.

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


1859 Nov. 11
(Martin), Bishop Aug(uste)M(ar)ie: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Martin) reaffirms that it will be impossible for him to assist at the consecration of Bishop (John) Quinlan on December 4. (Martin) has to be at Shreveport that Sunday if there is any navigation. The time of the (Second Provincial) Council (of New Orleans) he leaves entirely up to Blanc. He is worried about Father (Felix) Dicharry's health; (Martin) is deprived of Dicharry's help in preaching. (Martin)'s own health is far from strong.

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


1859 Nov. 11
Ward, J. W.: Rec(or)d Ship, North Carolina
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

He encloses (five Dollars) V on his arrears subscription to the "Freeman's Journal." Since he saw McMaster three years ago the "Journal" has followed Ward all over the globe. It has kept him so well posted on European politics that he has aroused the wonder of his fellow officers. To their questions he answered that he had been in direct communication with Rome, whence eminates as effectual a moral power as in the Middle Ages. He offers McMaster "A Manual of Naval Tactics, etc." which contents should incite the young or the undisturbed of any age. This manual represents some of the industry in Ward's office. He does not suppose the details of ordering fleets will interest McMaster, but he would like McMaster's attention to the section devoted to a brief critical analysis of the great naval battles. The chief battles being the battle of Lake Erie, Sir Samuel Wood's exploit of the Battle of the Nile, and the Battle of Lake Champlain. He says if McMaster should find any room in his columns for any of the mentioned material, it would give Ward great pleasure. P.S.—He calls attention to certain passages in the manual.

I-i-m - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1859 Nov. 12
Byrne, Bishop Andrew of Little Rock (Arkansas): New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Byrne arrived in New York by the City of Baltimore on Thursday with nine postulants and a professed Sister for the Convents of Mercy. He will leave in a few days for Helena, Arkansas where he may stay a week before he proceeds to Little Rock. Father (Patrick) Behan's death is a great trial and Byrne does not know how to fill his place at Helena. Byrne has placed a number of good ecclesiastics in Carlow College and in two or three years he may look for a supply. Many priests with 10 or 12 years on the Irish Missions offered their services to him, but he thought it better to decline their services as their habits are formed for a different mission from his. Religion is in a very flourishing condition in Ireland; the prelates are united in the great school question and the government has to yield. Byrne sends his respects to Father (Rousselon).

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {5}


1859 Nov. 12
Chambodut, C.M., Father L(ouis): Galveston, (Texas)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Last week before receiving (Rousselon)'s letter a Father Gallant, native of Montpellier and a curate at Paris for 8 years and forced to leave for his refusal to sing a Te Deum after the Battle of Solferino, arrived in Galveston without papers. Chambodut gave him hospitality while waiting for the Bishop's arrival. He has written to the Archbishop of Paris for his papers. If (Rousselon) knows anything about Gallant he is to let them know. The yellow fever is almost gone from Galveston. (P.S.) If (Rousselon) can get a five-foot statue of the Blessed Virgin for the Cathedral they would be obliged. Chambodut has $85 for it.

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


1859 Nov. 12
Hamilton, (Rev.) Geo(rge) A.: Charlestown, (Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey

Father Hamilton encloses a letter from E. M. Smalley whom he has known for twelve years. He believes Smalley to be talented, but unskilled in the ways of the world. Brownson's experience and knowledge will be of benefit to him. He requests Brownson to grant Smalley's request. He prays daily that Smalley may persist in his resolution. He spends highly of Smalley's background. He has baptized all of Smalley's family except Smalley himself.

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


1859 Nov. 12
Young, Anne: Savannah, G(eorgi)a
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Young is informed that her husband W(illia)m H. Young and Maryan Powers from Algiers were married by (Blanc?) in September. Young was married to this man on November 9, 1858, by Bishop John Barry of Savannah, and will send proof of it anywhere. Young sends a letter for Maryan. P.S. Young is informed a man keeps a grocery store in Algiers named Sullivan who was present at the marriage. (Note in Blanc's hand on the same page says): On September 20 a dispensation was granted to John Young.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {5}


1859 Nov. 13
Luers, J(ohn) H(enry) Bishop of F(or)t Wayne: F(or)t Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cin(cinna)ti, (Ohio)

Luers has withdrawn all faculties form Father (Edward) O'Flaherty of Crawfordsville. O'Flaherty a few Sundays ago excommunicated a couple of fellow Irishmen and when they came to church the following Sunday said could not say Mass until they left the church. He has done this repeatedly before. Last Easter he so cursed and drove away a man because he did not have the "dollar" which is demanded beside the pew rent on Christmas and Easter. He has rendered himself odious and given scandal. At Attica a Mr. Hughes left 4 lots to the church. The railroad paid for 2 that were cut up. With this money and other church money O'Flaherty bought a lost in his own name and will not deed it over. He intends to appeal to Purcell. Luers is sorry that Bishop elect (John) Quinlan is to be consecrated in New Orleans instead of Cincinnati. If Purcell has told Quinlan that he wrote to Rome about a certain person, he is to beg him to keep silence on the matter. Mr. J.P. Walsh will hand Purcell an ordo that he obtained at South Bend in which he will find many decrees of the Congregation of Rites which are not deserved. If the orations were said as there listed the deceased bishops would get more prayers. He wishes Purcell a safe trip to New Orleans.

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


(18)59 Nov. 13
Morehead, M.E.: Bonf(o)uca, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana

Morehead asks Blanc to get the change from the $20.00 she sent Father (George) Lamy; it is $12.80 as Blanc paid $8.20. If Blanc can get it he is to send it to (J.C.) Dinnies for Mrs. (J.C.) Dinnies to appropriate part to the orphans. Morehead's health has been very indifferent since she cam to Bonf(o)uca. They are kind and her pupils are docile but using her room as a schoolroom she finds very annoying, but they have no room for that purpose. They have had Mass only once on Sunday since she came. She hopes to go to the city Christmas. (P.S.) Morehead asks Blanc to enclose the receipt he received for her in the letter she sends with this and mail it.

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1859 Nov. 14
Daudet, Father (Joseph): Amherstburg, (Ontario) (Fort Malden)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: (Detroit, Michigan)

Daudet hopes to win back (Father Andre, self-styled De La Forest; at least he will work to that end. He is a young priest who, for want of experience has created trouble at the very outset of his career; his piety is weak and despair has come. He has talent and is good of heart; he is not yet degraded. Daudet on his part will give him a retreat at St. Ignace and will keep Lefevere informed of everything.

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1859 Nov. 14
(Duggan), James Bishop of Chicago: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Duggan received a letter from Bishop (Amadeus Rappe) of Cleveland concerning Father Brisard's application. In his answer to the Bishop he said he had nothing against Brisard but he could not recommend him because he has been at war with his people and could be justly charged with want of discretion and judgment. Some of his people charge him with intemperance. The (French) Canadians are exceedingly conscious and it is hard for a priest to escape them without blame. Duggan is glad to hear that Purcell's passing visit to Chicago leaves him with pleasant memories and hopes Purcell can make the trip again. Duggan hopes to be remembered by Father Edward and the clergy as well as by Purcell.

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1859 Nov. 14
Young, Alfred: Princeton, (New Jersey)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Young encloses a book of poems written by his brother and asks for a favorable notice of the work in the Review. His brother is not Catholic but he is inclining toward the Church. He is doing all he can to accomplish his brother's conversion. Being very modest, it was only at the insistence of friends especially Doctor Simms and George Gilmer. former Governor of Georgia that he had the volume printed.

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1859 Nov. 15
Brummer, Father John W.: Miltonsburg, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brummer has a letter from S. Burkard that Purcell sent to him. The writer, his brother, and his deceased parents never paid on the building of St. Joseph's Church, school, or anything else, nor helped in any way. Therefor the people would not allow them to bury their parents there. In Miltonsburg, the father and brothers paid a little and for this they claimed the right to be buried there. Brummer rode 20 miles from Duckcreek and from Miltonsburg once to give the mother the last sacraments. He fasted until about ten o'clock and then commenced the funeral services although they were not there. They came after Mass, between eleven and twelve o'clock, and he preached, performed the usual funeral service and took $2 from the son. Brummer asks Purcell what he would have done under these circumstances and what must be done in the future. Brummer was called to give the sacraments to an old dying man in Miltonsburg. He could not leave the people in Duckcreek without Mass on Sunday to bury the old man. The boy that Burkard writes about was never sent to school in spite of Brummer's entreaties, and he was killed the next day. Brummer would not break his appointments in preparing the children of Duckcreek for Holy Communion to ride 12 miles and bury such a child. Brummer says he could not support himself but for the help of Duckcreek. Miltonsburg expects him to give $5 for the Church for every $1 they give him. He owes Krentzburg and Nurre some $50 for altar things for Miltonsburg, for three or four months board, $20 for a doctor whom he sent to a poor family in Duckcreek, and every teacher must be paid. Brummer will spend some weeks this winter in Archers. He has married one of S. Archer's grandchildren to an unbaptized girl with the necessary promises. Father (John) Jacquet has received Purcell's letter and is coming to Cincinnati next month. Brummer will send Purcell the $15.29 he got at Duckcreek for the Roman College. He asks that Father (Augustus) Berger come to Miltonsburg and Wills Creek if possible. There is a teacher at Wills Creek called Martin Draiss who has studied for the priesthood and was refused admittance to Bishop (Martin) Henni's seminary because of some oddities. He has cured these faults and Brummer has had him teaching at Zanesville and Wills Creek. He is very capable. He had a misunderstanding in the Mission at Wills Creek with the pastor but Brummer believes this was unavoidable. He has also drunk too much on occasions and has been impractical at times but Brummer believes he will do his work. He is between 35 and 40 years old and would be suited for the missions. Brummer asks if Purcell wishes him to apply to Bishop Luer for him. Brummer says he is in no immediate need for money.

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1859 Nov. 15
Chapelle, Father ( ): New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Chapelle, former canon of the Cathedral Church of Monde, France, and Secretary of the bishopric, now chaplain and confessor of the Brothers of the Christian Schools in New York and Manhattanville. Since March 19, 1827, when Bishop (Claude Joseph Brulley) da la Brunière, then Bishop of Mende, asked him to publish the regulations of the Association of the Propagation of the Faith and to establish it there, Chapelle has longed to consecrate himself to the missions. After 30 years he has at last obtained the consent of his bishop and is already on the way to (Blanc) for employment where he can work without a complete knowledge of the English language. Unfortunately he was ill advised as to the route and expenditures necessary to get to New Orleans and so must stop here to replenish his purse. The Brothers were without any spiritual aid for a long time and asked Chapelle to accept their chaplaincy in the city and in the country. On seeing the papers that Chapelle brought, the Archbishop of New York wanted to give Chapelle that title but it seems to Chapelle that another could do better here. Chapelle also offers (Blanc) a young seminarian of 18, his nephew, who finished his classical studies this year at Enghien College in Belgium. Since then Chapelle has been having him follow a little course in philosophy and the humanities but he would like to have him enter a seminary. The nephew is in good health and pious. If (Blanc) consents, Chapelle will send him as soon as his finances permit and will hasten to rejoin him as soon as he can get another chaplain for the Brothers. Although Chapelle is 60, he is in very good health thanks to the manual labor he has done during the past two years but if he remains here he will lose it because of the enforced idleness on five days as he works only on Sundays and Wednesdays. He asks (Blanc) to let both of them work for him.

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1859 Nov. 15
Elder, Bishop William Henry: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Two of their missionaries are passing through New Orleans. Father (Francis) Orlandi is going to make a retreat at the seminary at Bouligny, preparatory to his duties at Canton, residing for the present at Jackson. Father (Henry) Leduc is going to Bay St. Louis to replace Father (Stanislaus) Buteux. As both are inexperienced in American travelling it will be a favor if Blanc asks someone to direct them. Elder hopes to see Blanc before December 4.

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1859 Nov. 15
Grace, Thomas L., Bishop of St. Paul: St. Paul, (Minnesota)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bishop Grace is writing to explain a letter of his published last August in the "Western Banner" of St. Louis. At the time the letter was written he had no idea that it would be given to the public. The Banner is the Catholic paper of the Province. He believes that exclusive Catholic papers are of little value. The secular journals, which take part in the discussion of public questions, are demanded. The editors of these latter journals should be given freedom of action. He has admired this feature in the "Freeman's Journal", which he regards as the most effective of the Catholic papers. He wishes the Journal great success, and hopes that it will be able to continue independent. The great mass of Catholic people do not have freedom of expression and action. It is true that they belong to one party, and that they will not change, no matter what the party's policies, principles, or manners are, or who are its men. This cannot be said of any other considerable portion of the population. The very good of the country depends upon the expression of individual rights. He believes that the basis of the constitution of the United States is the individuality of its citizens. He opposes the effect of dead weight of the Catholic mass of people on the one and same side. The effect of this state of things has been to irritate the minds and to engender the hostility of all other classes and parties. It deprives us, as Catholics, of some of our rights; because our views and sentiments are never consulted, nor is any regard given to the manner in which we are to be affected by any public measure. Grace states that the German population, though smaller in number than the Catholics, have more influence because they have no strict party allegiance. He comments further on the regrettable situation and points out that it is true even in local matters. He apologizes for the length of this letter, but explains that he had to make some previous statements clear. He would not have written on the preceeding matter if he had not felt that it injures the Catholic religion and the religious rights of its people. He can prescribe a remedy, but he hopes that the fault will work itself out.

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1859 Nov. 15
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn) Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Spalding thanks Purcell for his kindness and wishes St. Martin to bless him. He cannot accompany Purcell to New Orleans to the consecration of the new bishop of Mobile but will be with him in spirit. He hopes that Purcell will visit him on his way. P.S. Mr. Hector Bonparq of Paris has a winter and summer cassock of purple made by mistake for Father Haseltine which he wishes to dispose of. Spalding thinks they would fit Archbishop (Anthony Blanc) of New Orleans and asks Purcell to tell Blanc of them.

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1859 Nov. 16
Gaudet, O.M.I., Father A(ugustine): Brownsville, (Texas)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Gaudet received the wine (Rousselon) sent. They will pay for it in the manner (Rousselon) proposes. They will not begin the 16 Masses until after December 1. The alarming stories which reach (Rousselon) about Brownsville are all too true. For more than a month their streets have been barricaded and the whole population, American, French, and Irish are under arms to defend their lives and prevent the numerous brigands from setting everything on fire. The town and most of the ranches have been deserted by the Mexicans since the first hanging (?) which took place September 28. A small band of reinforcements arrived from San Antonio, but it is insufficient. They expect some from New (Orleans) but they received word announcing the departure of two Oblates (of Mary Immaculate) for their missions of the Rio Grande. He asks (Rousselon) to show them howto get to Brownsville. They were to leave Havre during the last two weeks of October by sail boat. P.S. By the same messenger Gaudet sends Father Perché the collective pastoral letters of the Bishops of Mexico.

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1859 Nov. 17
Baraga, (Frederick) Bishop of Saut Ste. Marie: Saut Ste. Marie, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: (Detroit, Michigan)

Baraga asks Lefevere to inform the Right Rev. John Murdock, Glasgow, Scotland, about anything he knows about Father Thomas Carlisle, (Scotland.) This note is written on the following letter.

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1859 Oct. 21
Murdock, John, Vicar Apostolic of Western Scotland: (Glasgow, Scotland)
 to Bishop (Frederick) Baraga: of Saut Ste. Marie, (Michigan)

Murdock asks for information about a Father Thomas Carlisle. That priest had left Scotland about 1856 or 1857 and went to New York to ask for money from Father (William McClellan in order to visit his relatives in Michigan. A report has reached Scotland that Carlisle is dead. As Carlisle had his life insured for 400 pounds and had assigned his policy to a clergyman of Scotland, who has been paying the duty and premium upon it, it is very important to ascertain if that priest is dead or alive. (A note in the hand of Lefevere) says that he has given an answer for the 2nd time on Jan. 20, 1860.

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1859 Nov. 17
Bruslé, Aspasie: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bruslé gives permission for her servant, Auguste to marry and asks Rousselon to perform the ceremony. (Note on the same page signed by Rousselon): The wedding was performed November 19; witnesses, Jean B(aptis)te Narcisse, Joseph.

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1859 Nov. 17
Doane, George H.: Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Orestes A. ) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father (Bernard) McQuaid can not be present on the date Brownson proposed; therefore, he asks that Brownson come on the date originally fixed the 22nd of November. (P.S.) They will expect him for dinner at five 6'clock on that date.

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1859 Nov. 17
Juncker, Henry D., Bishop of Alton: Alton, (Illinois)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Juncker will visit Purcell on the consecration of Father Quinlan. Since Bishop (William X.) Elder will be present at the ceremony, Juncker believes it a good time to arrange with Purcell the affairs of the late (James) Vandervelde concerning the Diocese of Alton. Juncker wrote Elder about the matter from Rome but has not received an answer. The agent of Mrs. Hunt wrote to Juncker some time ago and said there is one lot left which rightfully belongs to him, but that Bishop Elder, when he was in St. Louis, took all the papers with him. Juncker has not bothered with it since he returned from Europe and has left it up to Purcell. Juncker believes that if he may visit Purcell they might settle the matter.

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1859 Nov. 17
O'Brien, Father M.: Buffalo, (New York)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

After looking in vain for an answer, when no reply came the young lady applied at another house of the Ursulines (at St. Martin's, Brown County, Ohio) and has already been received. Bishop (Timon) sends his regards.

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1859 Nov. 18
Lawlor, Peter: Waterbury, (Connecticut)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Elizabeth, N(ew) Jersey

The Society will be happy to have a lecture by Brownson but all they can offer is fifty dollars, Brownson to pay his own expenses. If this satisfactory, will be please select six or eight subjects on which he could lecture so that they may choose one and inform them when he can come. He may be in New York next month and perhaps see Brownson then.

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1859 Nov. 18
Purcell, Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: Detroit, (Michigan)

The Cardinal Prefect (Cardinal Alexander Barnabo), as Purcell informed Lefevere two weeks ago, has referred Father (Hugh) Quigley to him. He sends Lefevere the accompanying document from the Cardinal. He asks for Quigley's antecedents, and if Quigley has lied about Lefevere losing so much property. The loss would be no fault of Lefevere's but Purcell would deeply regret the loss. Purcell invites Lefevere to visit New Orleans with Bishops (James F.) Woods, (John) Quinlan and himself: the meeting there would be useful in many respects. The journey can be made in three days and nights. P.S. Please send back Mr. Quigley's letter. (No enclosure).

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1859 Nov. 18
Roumage, V(ict)or(?): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Roumage gives permission for his slave St. Aurain to wed Elizabeth, a slave of Mrs. Baptiste.

On the same paper:

1859 Nov. 18
Baptiste, Madame: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

She gives her permission for the wedding. (Note in) Father E(tienne) Rousselon's (handwriting on the same page): Witnesses, Jean Lacroix, James Smith, Edward Richard; the wedding took place November 19.

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1859 Nov. 18
Timon, Bishop John: Buffalo, (New York)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Timon presents Father (James Early) who built the Immaculate Conception Church. The crisis came and the church is in danger of being sold for debt. Knowing (Blanc)'s zeal for this privilege of Mary at whose solemn declaration (Blanc) assisted, Timon commits this priest to both. (In a note on the same page) Bishop Armand Fr(ancis) M(arie Charbonnel of) Toronto concurs in the above.

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1859 Nov. 19
(Elder), Bishop William Henry: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Father (Francis Xavier) Leray: (Jackson, Mississippi)

Two boxes were sent yesterday to Leray. They were left by Father (Henry) Leduc and Father (Francis) Orlandi and contain, (Elder) believes, the effects of Father (J.B.) Mouton. In one of the boxes is a package to be forwarded to Father Le Corre. As there are no priests on the River above Leray except at Milliken's Bend (Elder) recommends that Leray give as much attention as he can to that portion of the levees. (Elder) hears of men being out of work and there is a good deal of sickness. Below Leray can do something. Father (P.) Huber, only 8 miles from the river, is ready to go out likewise for an interchange of spiritual and temporal benefits and now that Orlandi is going to help Father (Francis) Pont, Pont will be free. (P.S.) (Elder) sends regards to Father Bennett. In going on the levees Leray is to take his faculties with him. He has thought of making out an express authorization to visit Louisiana and Mississippi.

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1859 Nov. 19
(Lefevere), Bishop Peter Paul: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Father Peter Kindekens: Louvain, (Belgium)

After consulting with Bishop (John Martin) Spalding on the American College at Louvain they are forced to an embarrassing conclusion. Kindekens, despite his good administration of the college has, in his correspondence with the administration of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, offended the feelings of the members of that society to an extent that would prove fatal to the work for which Kindekens has made so many sacrifices. For this reason, (Lefevere) and Spalding have thought it necessary to make a change in the administration of the College. Father (John) DeNeve is most likely to answer to the present requisition and they send him to Kindekens begging him to transmit into his hands the administration of the College. DeNeve is young but he is to consult with the Archbishop of Mechlin and the Bishop of Gent, the bosom friend of the Institution. (Lefevere) hopes to see Kindekens with them as soon as circumstances permit.

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1859 Nov. 20
Pabisch, Father Francis Jos(eph): Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, Ohio

Pabisch thanks Purcell for his letter of Sept. 29 and the 32 pounds sterling sent him. He was penniless. In answer to (Purcell')s query he says that his own money was considered sufficient to defray his expenses to Rome. For other advances he has set up his painting and books as bail that he will repay the advances made by (Purcell). Also Mr. Schwartz has promised him 300 florins from the Leopoldine Association the next time he passes through Vienna. As for the time of his stay in Rome (Purcell) granted him three years, and has arranged his course accordingly. He has not tried merely to get a degree which could be had at the Sapienza. He is endeavoring to save and has been doing some teaching. The mass stipend is only 20 cents. He has been appointed by Cardinal Reisach to preach every Sunday at the German College until a rector is appointed, but he does not know what he will receive for this service. The American College is unfinished. Cardinal(Cajetan) Bedini acts as superintendent. Tancioni of the Propaganda insists that Father (Sylvester) Rosecrans be rector. If Purcell's statement to do what is necessary is followed, in Cardinal Reisach's view this will cause the appointment of Father W(illia)m McCloskey. Father Corcoran is out of the question. Pabisch speaks of his experiences, including a retreat, of choosing a confessor, and of seeing the Holy Father. He speaks of recent events in Rome. There are few strangers in Rome, and there is much stealing. The poor priests are in want.

P.S. -- Nov, 21. -- He has heard that Father McCloskey has been nominated for the presidency of the American College and the nomination taken to the Holy Father. - Other recent events.

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1859 Nov. 20
Brownson, (Sarah M.)Sally: Elizabeth, New Jersey
 to Mrs. H(enry) S. Hewit: (New York, New York)

Sarah is glad to think Mrs. Hewit has not forgotten, her. She states that she has had so much writing to do the past 18 months. Sarah's brother William (I. Brownson) is engaged. She continually talks about his wife to be. During the writing of this letter, Sarah has to keep up the conversation. While in New York Sarah saw John C. Hurd. Her conclusion is married life does not agree with him. Sarah expects to be in New York next month. Her opinion of John M. Forbes is very critical.

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1859 Nov. 21
(Brunner), C.PP.S. Father Francis de Sales: Feldkirk, Vorarlberg, Austria
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, Ohio

Father (Brunner) excuses himself for his neglect in not writing to Purcell, insisting that he has prayed for him constantly. He has asked to be relieved of his superiorship of the Precious Blood Fathers, but was refused They have given him permission to send in his place to America for a visitation Father Maximilian Homburger who has been his companion in his travels. He has drawn up in Rome statutes for their priests in America and has proposed a congress where these can be examined and accepted. Father Homburger will place a copy of these statutes before the Archbishop and he is asked to examine them and make suggestions especially as regards the houses of the community in the archdiocese. Henceforth all members of the society will have to observe these rules and those who do not so wish to do so must leave the community, and submit to their Bishops where they can better work in the Lord's vineyard. Father Anthony Meyer and Father Xavier Obermuller of their own will wish to leave the community and this does not displease (Brunner). So also Father Aug(ustus) Berger. However they cannot make any claim for material goods on the congregation. If there are other fathers whom (Purcell) thinks should be sent away, he is to tell this to Father Homburger. As to the rest Father Homburger will tell (Purcell) orally. His health is a little better. The Foundation of the Sisters of the Precious Blood progresses and he hopes to establish other houses in Austria. He wishes (Purcell) a happy new year for the coming year and for years to come.

(Note on back by Purcell 7 weeks before his death..)

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1859 Nov. 21
Lynch, Bishop John Joseph, Coadjutor of: Toronto, (Ontario, Canada)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father James Early, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Buffalo, (New York) requests Lynch to give him a line of introduction to (Blanc). Lynch knows him to be zealous and pious.

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1859 Nov. 21
McMahon, (Father) Philip: Hamden, Vinton Co., Ohio
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

McMahon arrived in Hamden on the 21st, having left Chauncey the day before. He never wishes to return to Wilkesville and will live in Zaleski or Athens and attend Jackson if Purcell will allow him. He desires to be placed somewhere where he can do some good.

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1859 Nov. 21
W(ood) James F. Bishop of Philadelphia: Richmond, (Virginia)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Wood is on his way to New Orleans by the Southern Route and intends to visit Charleston as well as other Southern towns. He received Purcell's letter regarding the change in date of the Consecration, but having secured a traveling companion and all arrangements being made he left for the South. He hopes to be able to explain his other reasons to Purcell if he gets down to New Orleans. Wood hopes to return by way of Cincinnati. Bishop(John) McGill (of Richmond) is absent, but his Vicar-General welcomed him. Woods will be unable to meet Purcell in Cincinnati as pre-arranged but will meet him in New Orleans.

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1859 Nov. 22
Barnabo, Al(exander) Cardinal: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Barnabo acknowledges Blanc's letter of September 27 and gives permission that the question of coadjutor for Blanc be discussed at the Provincial Council soon to be held. He also thanks Blanc for the gift of 18440, 87 francs given to the Association of the Propagation of Paris in the name of Blanc and Bishop (William H. Elder) of Natchez. This was transferred to (North) American College in Rome. He also grants permission for the solemn observance of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop Cajetan (Bedini) signs as secretary.

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1859 Nov. 22
Gardebled: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipt for $5 for repairs to the part in back of the warehouse, No. 28 Ursuline Street, occupied by Mr. Bachelier.

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1859 Nov. 22
Layton, Th(oma)s: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Layton has seen (Leopold?) La Prairie and responded to Blanc's note with assurances that he would help La Prairie. Today being the anniversary of Blanc's consecration Layton went to Holy Communion for him.

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1859 Nov. 22
(Odin), Bishop J(ohn) M(ary): Galveston, Texas
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Odin) returned to Galveston at the end of last week and received (Blanc)'s letters of November 6 and 18. It will be difficult for him to be in New Orleans for December 4 but he will try to be. He thinks it will be impossible for him to give the allocution in French of which (Blanc) spoke in his last letter; he caught cold on his pastoral visits and can hardly speak. If he recovers his voice and (Blanc) can get no one else, he will try to do it. The yellow fever has hardly disappeared from Galveston; there were three deaths yesterday.

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1859 Nov. 24
Kenrick, Francis Patrick, A(rchbishop of) B(altimore): Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Kenrick received Purcell's contribution of fifty dollars to the Relief Fund. He has no official notice of the appointment of a Rector of the American College. He wishes Purcell great consolation in the function of consecrating the new Bishop (John Quinlan) of Mobile, to whom he desires a long and happy episcopate.

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1859 Nov. 25
Palmer, Edwin A., and Denis Moore: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey)

No doubt Brownson has received a communication from the Young (Catholic) Friends (Society) Lecture Committee with regard to his proposed lecture. There are members of the society who do not approve of the course pursued towards him. Also, the result was obtained by a misrepresentation of the article in question. For example, it was stated that Brownson supported Mr. Marsh in his depreciation of the Celtic race. Men better able to judge have made a similar misconception — for instance the "Catholic Miscellany." They are much offended by the unqualified assertion he makes as to Irish Catholics and feel keenly the handle he has given the Protestant press. At the same time they are Catholics and appreciate the noble effort he is making for the Faith. There are many Irishmen in Boston who condemn the action of the Society.

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1859 Nov. 26
Quinn, Thomas,: Providence, (Rhode Island)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Quinn encloses a report of a lecture he delivered before the "Brownson Literary Institute". He informs Brownson that the Institute named for him has a hundred members all Brownsonians. The enclosed report is imperfect and therefore the errors in it are apparent, but the general satisfaction recompenses him for his trouble.

I-3-n - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 10mo. - {1}


1859 Nov. 26
Samory, H.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He gives permission to his servant Fanny to marry Tom, servant of Mrs. Emma Colison Collson.

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 Attached to the above: 

1859 Nov. 20
Colison, Emma: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

She permits her servant Tom to marry Fanny. (Notation by) Father S(tephen) Rousselon: celebrated November 26, 1859. Witnesses: H. Canet, Jean Felix and Marie Madeleine.

VI-2-a - A.D.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 16mo. - {4}


(18)59 Nov. 27
Dugué, C. O(scar): St. James, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

It would be difficult to find a better chaplain for Jefferson College than Father ( ) Hardey. He will expect Hardey toward the end of the week. The parents of their students will be as grateful to Blanc as Dugué is.

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


1859 Nov. 27
Turcot, Father L(ouis): St. Hermas, (Quebec, Canada)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Turcot writes about his brother who is very ill in New Orleans. Augustin Isidore Turcot at the time of his last letter, was assistant manager of "L'Abeille." He left Canada after the troubles of 1837. Yesterday Father Turcot received a letter from Augustin's wife from his brother in Quebec telling that Augustin, her husband, was very ill and if cured would be infirm for the rest of his life. Father Turcot asks (Blanc) to send a priest to the house to inquire about Augustin and to prepare him for death. If they are in poverty, they are to be given $10 in his name, for which Father Turcot will say 50 masses for (Blanc)'s intention. Father Turcot has been a priest in the diocese of Montreal for 16 years. He did not receive the letter his sister-in-law speaks of and has not received a letter since the revolution in New Orleans and he saw in the papers that one of the employees of L'Abeille was stabbed in the street. The priest who visits Augustin is to tell him that his brother Narcisse in Quebec has become quite well-to-do and that he would not encourage any set-up outside Canada. If Augustin dies, Father Turcot will pay his funeral expenses if his heirs cannot.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 16mo. - {3}


(1859) Nov. 28
Gonellaz, Father (Hyacinth): Terre Basse, (Guadeloupe, West Indies)
 to Bishop (Anthony Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He begs pardon for not yet having complied with (Blanc)'s kind invitation. Grave family affairs claim his presence. He would come all the more willingly but according to the doctors, the native air is indispensable for the restoration of his health. It is only postponed. He hopes before the expiration of his leave to place himself at (Blanc)'s disposition. If (Blanc) has anything to be done in France, he would take care of it with pleasure. (P.S.) His address will be Pont Beauvoisin, Isere.

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


1859 Nov. 28
Schlatre, M(ichael Jr.): Iberville, L(ouisian)a
 to Archbishop A(nthony) Blanc: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)

Blanc's letter in answer to Schlatre's in regard to the slaves came to hand. He will accept Blanc's proposition to pass a sale now. He will be down to New Orleans Saturday to be present at the consecration and will sign the sale on Monday. Below he gives the names of the slaves with their sexes and ages. He will hand over the money on the day of sale. (The list is of the slaves from the) estate of Father (Ennemond) Dupuy; terms cash $6,000.

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(1859) Nov. 29
(Bayley), William (A.): (New York, New York)
 to (Bishop James Roosevelt Bayley: Newark, New Jersey)

William received (James)'s check for $200. He agrees the bill is enormous, but it is difficult to object to any one item. William is sorry (James) cannot dine with them on Thursday. Carly (Carleton Bayley) has sent a basket of wild ducks. William regrets the letter for their father (Guy Carlton Bayley) was behind time, but it was Ceballo's fault. The steamer, De Soto, leaves here on the 1st; William supposed he was going in her.

II-2-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16mo. - {3}


1859 Nov. 29
Propagateur Catholique: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to- Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipt for $28 for 1 year's subscription. (Signed by) L.D. Jaham.

VI-2-a - Receipt S. - (French) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1859 Nov. 29
Whitney, John: (Providence, Rhode Island)
 to O(restes)A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Since Brownson is to lecture Dec. 6 before the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Providence they desire to know what his subject will be and what route he will take to Providence. The Committee wishes to meet him on his arrival in the city. In case they do not meet him on his arrival, where will he stay while in Providence?

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


1859 Nov. 30
(Elder), William Henry, Bishop of: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Father F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: Vicksburg, (Mississippi)

(Elder) wants Leray and his assistant, Father Andrew Bennett, to visit the public works on both sides of the Mississippi River, giving spiritual aid. They are also authorized to receive contributions for the school and church in Vicksburg. Bishop (Auguste Marie Martin) of Natchitoches has expressly authorized (Elder) to commission priests to visit his diocese, to administer spiritually and to make collections.

- A.L.S. - 1p.


 On the same paper: 

1859 Nov. 30
(Elder), William Henry, Bishop: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Father F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: (Vicksburg, Mississippi)

(Elder) received Leray's letter of the 28th. (Elder) had told Father (Philip) Huber he could collect in two places below Leray, Mr. Dougherty offered to loan Huber his horse. (Elder) told Huber not to interfere with Leray's arrangements. (Elder) is sorry Father (Mathurin) Chapin should have spoken so absolutely. Bishop (Martin) wrote (Elder) in 1857 requesting him to keep other persons away. (Elder) does not want to become involved, but probaly he will see (Martin) this week. He will write him if Leray finds it necessary. (Elder) starts tomorrow for New Orleans; he will be in Mobile December 11 for the installation of Bishop (John Quinlan). He will visit stations along the Jackson railroad and return through Vicksburg on December 18 unless Leray wants him to wait until he visits Yazoo City after New Years. He sends the beads to Leray's housekeeper by Father J.M. Guillon. Bennett is to send the full names of the parties in that marriage for which he asked dispensation.

- A.L.S. - 2pp.


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1859 Nov. 30
(Kenrick), Archbishop Peter Richard: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to A(rch)b(isho)p Anth(on)y Blanc: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Kenrick) sends a draft for $50 and thanks Blanc for advancing it to Edward Conn. (Kenrick) knows no one whose name he could send for Blanc's new list. He hopes that from Archbishop (John B. Purcell) he will be able to learn of one worthy to assist Blanc in his arduous duties. The two Sisters of St. Joseph to whom Blanc referred were released from the obligation of all of their vows when they were dismissed from the Community. There is no hope of their ever being received back.

VI-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {4}


1859 Nov. 30
Marchal, F.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipted bill for $18.50 for milk at 50 per gallon from November 6 to 30.

VI-2-a - A. Receipt S. - (French) - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}


1859 Nov. 30
Scollard, Father Jo(h)n: Nashville, Tenn(essee)
 to Archbishop (Anthony Blanc): New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Scollard has received no answer to his letter of about 3 weeks ago and fears that (Blanc)'s answer may have been mislaid. Bishop (Richard Pius) Miles refuses to give Scollard any other than a simple exeat without censure or recommendation, yet has perfect confidence in Scollard's discharge of his duties. Miles was offended by some phrases Scollard used in giving a report of Bishop (Richard V.) Whelan's visit to a mission Scollard attends, which Scollard had published in the Louisville Guardian, a Catholic paper. Whelan told him he would not hesitate to give a recommendatory letter should Scollard determine to go. Scollard hopes (Blanc) will say whether or not he will receive him.

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