University of Notre Dame


1860 Jul. to 1867 Oct.
Brownson, Orestes A.:

Drafts for:

"The Papal Power," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XVII (July 1860), 273-302; reprinted in Works, XII, 351 375.

"Politics at Home," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XVII (July 1860), 360-391; reprinted in Works, XVII, 94-120.

"Literary Notices and Criticisms: The War in Nicaragua, by William Walker (1860," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XVII (July 1860), 407-408.

"Rationalism and Traditionalism," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XVII (Oct. 1860), reprinted in Works, I, 490-520.

"Ward's Philosophical Introduction," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XVIII (Jan. 1861), 1-32; reprinted in Works, XIV, 348-379.

"Separation of Church and State," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XVIII (Jan. 1861), 65-97; reprinted in Works, XII, 406-438.

"Christ The Spirit," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XVIII (April 1861), 137-163; reprinted in Works, III, 272-297.

"Philosophy of Revelation," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XVIII (July 1861), 281-324; reprinted in Works, II, 140-182.

"Essays on the Reformation," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XIX (April, July and Oct. 1862), 172-194, 273-303, 409-450; reprinted in Works, XII, 514-607.

"Lacordaire and Catholic Progress," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XIX (July 1862), 303-333; reprinted in Works, XX, 249-278.

"The Seward Policy," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XIX (Oct. 1862), 487-521; reprinted in Works, XVII, 353-385.

"Faith and Reason—Revelation and Science," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XX (April 1863), 129-160; reprinted in Works, III, 565-595.

Rough draft, probably for "Abolition and Negro Equality," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXI (April 1864), 186-209; reprinted in Works, XVII, 537-560.

The American Republic (Sept. 1865); reprinted in Works, SVIII, 1-222.

"Saint Worship," Ave Maria, I-II (Oct. 1865-Oct. 1866), passim; reprinted in Works, VIII, 117-185; + drafts for a proposed but never published article on Saint-Worship.

"Moral and Social Influence of Devotion to Mary," Ave Maria, II (June 1866), 377-380, 385-388; reprinted in Works, VIII, 86-104.

"Use and Abuse of Reading," Catholic World, III (July 1866), 463-473; reprinted in Works, XIX, 517-532.

"Independence of the Church Catholic World, IV (Oct. 1866), 51-64; reprinted in Works, XIII, 86-107.

"Recent European Events," Catholic World, IV (Nov. 1866), 217-226; reprinted in Works, XVIII, 466-481.

Review of The Authorship of the Works of Shakespeare, (1866) by Nathaniel Holmes, Catholic World, IV (Dec. 1866), 429-430.

"Reason and Religion," Ave Maria, II (Dec. 1866), 756-758, 788-790, III Jan. 1867), 4-6, 38-39; reprinted in Works, VIII, 324-339.

"Charity and Philanthropy," Catholic World, IV (Jan. 1867), 434-446; reprinted in Works, XIV, 428-447.

"The Church and Monarchy," Catholic World, IV (Feb. 1867), 627-639; reprinted in Works, XIII, 107-127.

"Union of Church and State," Catholic World, V (April 1867), 1-14; reprinted in Works, XIII, 127-145.

"An Old Quarrel," Catholic World, V (May 1867), 145-159; reprinted in Works, II, 284-306.

"Victor Cousin and His Philosophy," Catholic World, V (June 1867), 333-347; reprinted in Works, II, 307-329.

"Guettee's Papacy Schismatic," Catholic World, V (July-Aug. 1867), 463-479, 577-593; reprinted in Works, VIII, 474-527.

"Rome or Reason," Catholic World, V(Sept. 1867), 721-737; reprinted in Works, III, 298-324.

"Rome and the World," Catholic World, VI (Oct. 1867), 1-19; reprinted in Works, III, 324-349 + an answer to W. R. G. Mellon's criticism of the article.

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1860 July 3
(Bourget), Ig(natius) Bishop of Montreal: Montreal, (Canada)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

In response to Purcell's letter of June, he informs him that (Father) Bernard Rinchis (?) was ordained priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross at St. Laurent on Sept. 7, 1856. He has no news of him since he left his country. He is happy to take the opportunity to recommend himself to Purcell's prayers.

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1860 July 3
Henning, C.S.S.R., Jos(eph): Cumberland, (Maryland)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Henning writes in regard to a point in philosophy which he wishes Brownson to make clear to him, namely, the origin and nature of ideas. He submits proofs that the soul has immediate intuition of God. The soul, he argues, perceives itself as created by the intelligible object since the intelligible gives life to the soul. But the soul is in union with the body and thus apprehends the sensible also. So the soul has intuition of the intelligible and the sensible at the same time, as a result of the same act. He does not understand how the soul at its creation has intuition of anything but the intelligible unless it is created "corpore jam efformato"; or how the body can become an instrument of sensible intuition, how it can receive impressions from external reality and convey them to the soul unless it is formed before the soul. The letter is marked "answered July 10, 1860. O.A.B"

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1860 Jul. 4
Macro, Father M(artin): Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

An old father, T( ) Dekeunink, who lost his left foot under a mowing machine, died July 2, fortified by the last sacraments. Marco's Germans do not support him; he cannot beg for sustenance. After so many sacrifices for the success of (Grand) Rapids, after being in trouble more than any other priest of the diocese for the happiness of a place, so discredited and evil; he is treated in such an ungrateful way. Since his arrival at the Irish parish, (Father) Pretty (Thomas Brady?) hasn't put his foot inside his door. He suffers this contempt very willingly; he has visited him 3 times; he does not know what to think of his education and charity. Disunion in the Irish parish (St. Andrew's) is greater than ever. Marco expects to come to Detroit in a few weeks.

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1860 July 5
Quinlan, John Bishop of Mobile: New York, New York
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Quinlan received both of Purcell's letters and will see Mr. O'Regan at St. Sulpice and if possible Mr. Dulton in Brittany. Mr. Wm. Duncan will not go to Rome because of sea sickness and will pursue his studies at the Mountain. Quinlan will take "Burnetts Path" to Miss M. Teresa Gallagher of Mallow. Archbishop(Francis Patrick) Kenrick of Baltimore thinks Bishop(William H.)Elder of Natchez is the person to succeed Archbishop Blanc. The people of Louisiana would prefer an American to a native Frenchman. Quinlan is waiting for the letter from the Bishops concerning the names for Pittsburgh, so that he may take it to Rome. He does not think Dr. Cahill is rated highly with the Irish Hierarchy. He agrees with Bishop Wood in that Pittsburgh belongs to Father Edward(Purcell). Quinlan sends his regards to those in the college and Seminary.

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(186?) Jul. 5
McCloskey, Bishop (John): (Albany, New York)

Bishop McCloskey recently made a visit to the Catholic churches in the Plattsburg area.

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(186?) Jul. 5
Dubreul S.S., Father Jo(seph) Paul: Baltimore, Maryland)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland (of Hartford: Providence, Rhode Island)

He had received McFarland's letter of July 1 with the check for $600 which he will dispose with as directed.

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1860 July 6
Brownson, O.A.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Father Joseph M. Finotti: (Brookline, Massachusetts)

Brownson heard that Finotti and Donahoe were to publish a translation of "Etudes de Theologie" but had been discouraged because it would injure the Review. Brownson assures Father Finotti and Donahoe that they should undertake it and that he sees no reason why it would injure him. He asks Father Finotti to supply the April number of the Review for 1851 to complete a set he is making up. He will pay liberally for it. Brownson's wife and daughters have been ill. He took them to stay with his mother at Ballston and is now alone at home. (Please to return under envelope in Finotti's hand on the back.)

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1860 July 6
Dwenger, C.PP.S., Father Joseph: Minster, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Fathers Andrew Kunkler and (John C.) Willmer met Dwenger at Wapakoneta to examine the state of things there. Father (Andrew) Herbstrit's familiarity with the other sex is greatly exaggerated; he promises to be more cautious. The debts of the church are $16,000. Herbstrit has been disobedient to his superior in acting so extravagantly. But he has promised strict obedience; for otherwise the congregation, now almost driven to despair by the heavy burden, will be utterly lost. It is necessary to take Father Jacob Ringele away from Wapakoneta because a priest is needed in Glandorf and because he does not get along with Herbstrit. Neither of them can do any good for Sidney. Dwenger asks that Purcell take Sidney under his care. It is impossible for their priests to attend it. It would be good if Purcell would write to the General of the Precious Blood Fathers in Rome to confirm the election of Father Kunkler. Many false accusations have been made against their Congregation at Rome. Their General wants full information about their congregation which Father Wittmer does not feel he is entitled to give and which Kunkler cannot give until he is confirmed.

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1860 July 7
(Baraga), Frederick, Bishop of Saut Ste. Marie: Mackinac, (Michigan)
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefevere: (Detroit, Michigan)

Baraga is sending Mr. Erhard Buttner back to Bishop Lefevere, though he came with an excellent recommendation. Baraga was ready to go to the Lake Superior missions when Buttner arrived. Baraga intended to ordain him and employ him after he had returned. But on further consideration and consultation he found that no place in Baraga's poor diocese was suitable for Buttner. So he cannot receive him. Baraga asks Lefevere to put him into a German congregation.

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1860 Jul. 7
Rousselon, Father S(tephen): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Dispensation from two banns for the marriage between Louis Barnett and Zelie Bonny.

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 Attached to the above: 

1860 Jul. 3
Saucier, Arthur: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Rousselon to marry Barnett and Zelie.

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(1860 Jul. 10)
(Brownson, Orestes A.: Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to (Joseph Henning, C.SS.R.: Cumberland, Maryland)

The sensible is never the direct object of intuition. We have immediate intuition only of the intelligible and apprehend the sensible only as illumined by the intelligibles. In the primitive intuition we do not distinguish soul and body. The distinction is the work of reflection. But this does not mean the prior generation of the body and subsequent union of the soul with it. Brownson holds the formation of the soul and body to be simultaneous. Hence the immaculate conception of our Lady becomes intelligible.

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1860 Jul. 10
Hogan, James C.: (New York, New York)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Some time has passed since he left a bundle of manuscript headed Catholicity, Ireland, etc. with Sadlier. These have not been printed. He asks Brownson to leave it at the office or forward it to his address.

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1860 Jul. 10
Meyer, (S.M.), Father L(eo): Nazareth, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio)

Since (Purcell)'s visit Brother (John B.) Stintzi, (S.M.) has received a letter from Mr. Wolm (Frederick H. Volm?) in which Wolm says he is to be ordained a priest toward the end of this month. In Meyer's opinion the time of trial is very short if the information is correct which was given by Father Marie Anthony Meyer, (C.PP.S.) who got it from Father Michel Obermuller under whom Wolm taught in Wisconsin.

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1860 Jul. 10
Beccard, Father Amédée: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He had planned to go to (New Orleans) last week but the sickness which has been plaguing him compelled him to remain with Father (Charles M.) Menard at Thibodaux. He sends a model for the certificate which he desires (Rousselon) to make for him. It is not very possible to live much longer in the state in which he finds himself.

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1860 July 10
Putnam, Edw(ard): Northwhitefield, (Maine)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

He sends the article he mentioned in his last letter. He has received the Review, and thanks Brownson for the extra copies. He feels he doesn't deserve the praise Brownson gives him.

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1860 July 12
(Rappe), A(madeus), Bishop of Cleveland: Rome, (Italy)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He is at Rome since a few days. His first visit was to the tomb of the Holy Apostles. The rage of Satan will come as it did in the past. This time the battle will be terrible. He saw Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo several times. He has goodness and patience worthy of his high mission. Rappe is occupied in making out a report on the state of religion in the diocese of Cleveland. Tomorrow he must present it to the Holy Father. He has to fear for his faults but he hopes in the mercy of the first pastor. Rappe is lodged in the American College. The seminary is an excellent idea; the levites promise much for the Church. The times have not changed the Holy Father much. It is a lesson in patience. The resignation of the Bishop of Pittsburg (Michael J. O'Connor) has been accepted, Sneekum's (?) name is mentioned but it is only a rumor. He hopes to have another visit with the Holy Father next week. It is hotter in Rome than in Cleveland.

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1860 July 13
Finotti, Father (Joseph)M.: Brookline, (Massachusetts)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Finotti is making efforts to secure a copy of the Review for April, 1851. He encloses a letter from Colburn which he believes will prove interesting. He believes Brownson would be wise to buy 16 volumes mentioned for forty-two dollars. He will collect some numbers for Brownson; he already has the one of 1844.

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1860 July 16
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Finotti, Rev. Joseph M.: (Brookline, Massachusetts)

Brownson appreciates receiving the number of the Review he asked Father Finotti to procure. If Mr. Colburn will let Brownson have the Volumes from 1838 to 1854, at $2.00 a volume and wait until January for his pay he can send them. He is in better health than when he last wrote.

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1860 July 17
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Eliz(abeth, New Jersey)
 to S(arah) H(ealy) Brownson:

Brownson has succeeded in making out the set of the Review. He got the 1851 from J(ames) Sadlier. Brownson was going the day of writing to Faut Hill, the Sisters of Charity. At Fordham the Archbishop (John Hughes) made a public onslaught upon Brownson for (W. J.) Barry's article, but in revenge, Brownson's friends among the clergy made a $200 purse for Brownson. With this and other money. Brownson feels that they can live until the lecture season begins. He will send money by Edward and Mrs. Brownson and Sarah must empty their purses to Brownson's mother and sister, Thorina (Dean). Brownson tells his wife he misses her greatly. Margaret is quite well, though a little lonesome. Brownson gives his wife directions on how to travel home. Patrick has done nothing to help out the matter and, presumably, will not; even Brownson's refusal to pay did not stir him up. Brownson expected Professors Barry and O'Leary that week to see him.

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1860 July 17
(Elder), William Henry Bishop of Natchez: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincin(nati, Ohio)

On Purcell's proposal in New Orleans last winter several of them agreed to say five Masses for each one who should die. As Elder is acting as secretary, he begs Purcell not to forget this sad duty in behalf of Archbishop(Anthony Blanc) of New Orleans. He will leave for Baltimore on Friday.

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1860 July 17
Wood, James J., Bishop of Phila(delphia): Phila(delphia) (Pennsylvania)
 to (Archbishop) J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Wood tells how boldly he suggested Father (Edward Purcell) for the nomination for Pittsburgh at the Council and how it was refused because of the opinion in Rome. He suggested Father James O'Conner's name only to find that his brother opposed such action. He strongly opposed the nomination of a German Redemptorist and his name was dropped. He then gives a list of the names approved by the Council for Pittsburgh: Fathers (Tobias) Mullen, (James Dolan, (Michael) Domenic; for Savannah, Fathers (Peter J.) Lavalle and (A.D.) Pellicer.

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1860 July 18
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Colburn, Jos(eph): (Boston, Massachusetts)

If Colburn will wait for his money till after the first of the year Brownson will take them. When he is in Boston, he will call on Colburn. He supposes the political aspect of things is not more pleasing to him than to Brownson. He can vote for none of the candidates. His respects to Mrs. Colburn.

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(186-) Jul. 18
Finotti, Father Jos(eph) M.: Brookline, Mass(achusetts)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland (of Hartford: Providence, Rhode Island)

Finotti has been confined to his bed for three weeks past and does not think he will be able to attend to his duties for another ten days. Then the retreat will begin on August 7, so that he cannot get ready for the days agreed upon for Confirmation. He begs McFarland to cancel the engagement, and he will write or call on him to agree on another day. He hopes he has not troubled the Bishop.

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1860 Jul. 19
Callaert, Father D(esiderius): Monroe, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Everything turned out well at the blessing of the corner stone in Stonycreek. The collection amounted to $146. Some new German families moved in on account of the new church. Lefevere knows how difficult it is to build a church when everything must be collected among the people and an insignificant accident may destroy the union among them. He loses too much time by going from one place to another, he has 300 families to attend 9 or 10 miles from Monroe. Under the circumstances he believes he should stay in Stonycreek. He would have accommodations in a small house they would build and he would take Rafter's boy with him to prepare meals.

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1860 July 19
Miles, George H.: Thornbrook, Emmitsburg, M(arylan)d
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Brownson is requested to address Miles at Emmittsburg, Md., and not St. Mary's College. Miles is moved because Brownson has not received the money. Byrnes pledged himself to send the money instantly. Brownson is asked to send a list of the "numbers" he wants. He does not agree with Brownson in his "hostility to Austrian ideas." He gives his views in brief. He cries out again of the selfishness of the day. He is at odds with his father-in-law.

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1860 July 21
Cummings, J(eremiah) W.: New York, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father William Barry of Cincinnati is stopping with Cummings. Bishop Josue Young is staying at Arthur Donnelly's. Father Gotti and two Italians are "in and out to represent 'your Italy' without giving up Catholicity." He asks Brownson to come and keep peace. He will expect him on Tuesday or Wednesday. Doctor Morross is leaving for Rome.

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1860 July 21
Henning, C.SS.R., Father Joseph: Cumberland, (Maryland)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Henning acknowledges receipt of Brownson's letter. In constructing his philosophy, he began with the fact of thought and reasoned to the three real elements in it - subject, object and connection. The subject thinking and the object thought are not the same. He understood Kant, (in his work entitled "Critique of Pure Reason") on synthetic, analytic and a priori judgments but disagrees with the Kantian principle that judgments are a priori forms of the mind. He finds that he must accept the principle of causality as valid. His trouble was in understanding Brownson's teaching that we cannot know the intelligible unless we know the sensible at the same time. But now he understands that the sensible enters only as an ideal predicate. There was much in Brownson's "Priritive Elements of Thought" that he did not follow, but Brownson's letter has explained it clearly to him. The letter helped not only himself but also his friends with whom he was arguing these problems. The Blessed Virgin will not let Brownson go without his reward. Henning always maintained that the object of thought had to be real. By immediate intuition he understands that the mind really sees God in as far as it sees the intelligible per so. We cannot think without an object. We become conscious of this intuition only when it is represented to us by the word. The reasons Brownson has given for not admitting the generation of the body prior to the creation of the soul seem conclusive. Brownson's advice to let his theology enlighten his philosophy is of great importance. Philosophy apart from faith cannot give us a real science. He never had great sympathy with Catholics who always wish to explain everything, who prefer their philosophy to their theology. He is grieved in that Brownson's able defence of the Papacy is meeting with so much opposition even from Catholics.

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1860 July 22
Kehoe, L(awrence):
Tablet Office (New York, New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Kehoe is leaving the city next week. He has some money belonging to Brownson. If Brownson will send an order for it or call in person, Kehoe will turn over the money.

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1860 July 23
Finotti, Father J(oseph)M.: Brookline, (Massachusetts)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson,: (Elizabeth, New York)

The Reviews which Brownson wishes are being sent. Colburn does not like to wait for his money but he can afford to. Finotti is gathering other numbers of the Review. He originated the idea of translating the Etudes. The publishers will not supply him with advance sheets. If the publication were to interfere with the review he would abandon it. He is sorry Brownson is unhappy. He told Brownson in 1855 that he would be properly appreciated only after his death. The second article of the last Quarterly will come a stir. The Pilot has taken up the question; its article this week is just to Brownson. (Patrick) Donahoe intends to keep the question open.

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1860 Jul. 23
Knoblock, Arthur F.: Thibodaux, L(ouisian)a
 to D(ennis) and J(ames) Sadlier and Company: (New York, New York)

He asks if they can inform him where he can procure in New York a complete set of (Orestes A.) Brownson's Review from its commencement to 1858. Kirker has probably a set on hand. L(awrence) Kehoe asks (Brownson) in a penciled note that this be answered. (In the papers of Orestes A. Brownson).

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1860 July 24
Bronson Bro(ther)s: Waterbury, (Connecticut)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Bronson Brothers, Publishers, wish Brownson to accept their History of Waterbury. Father Leonard Bronson of Middlebury mentioned an interview he had had with Brownson recently.

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1860 July 24
(Odin), J(ohn) M., Bishop of: Galveston, (Texas)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

After receiving the sad intelligence of the death of Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc, he wrote to the Archbishop of Baltimore who directed him to prepare a new list for the see. Odin recommended Bishop W(illiam) H. Elder of Natchez, Bishop Louis de Goesbriand of Burlington, and Father John Cambiaso S.J. of New Orleans. The Bishops of the province were unable to meet together to make a recommendation. He wrote Cardinal Barnabo that they did not not expect that Bishop (Armand) de Charbonnel would be appointed to the vacant see as he intended to enter a religious community. All the bishops consider Father (F ) Gautrelet a very suitable person. They entertain the same idea of Father (Nepoleon J.) Perche who has been a great support to the Church by his writings. Odin is still ignorant of the charge that was brought against Perche. They have their doubts about the ability of Father (Gilbert) Raymond to manage the temporalities of the church. Father Cambioso is a truly, religious man, of great learning and prudence, and is much esteemed by the clergy and laity. He asks Purcell to transmit to the Holy See his ideas on the various names mentioned for the vacant see of New Orleans.

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1860 Jul. 25
Marco, Father M(artin): Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Finally the Sisters (of St. Bridget from Medina, New York) are outside the rectory. They are staying with William Godfroi hoping to take over towards the end of next month, the care of a beautiful school. He arrived home in good health; tomorrow he departs for Odisco.

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1860 July 25
W(ood), J(ames) J. Bishop of Phil(adelphia): Phil(adelphia), (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Wood sold the college left by the Jesuits to the Sisters of Notre Dame, who will open their academy in the building. Father (Charles J. H.) Carter may try to get the Ursulines to take their place and Wood believes the two Orders could not succeed. He tells this to Purcell so that he might have the facts when Carter tries to enforce his opinion.

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1860 Jul. 26
Barbin, P. and W. Lefrancais: LeHavre, France
 to Leopold Tanet: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

At O. Valeton's there is a small bundle of books which Tanet may obtain by paying the freight charges. They have sent them by the Ste. Enfance in two bundles to save the freight charges.

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1860 Jul. 26
O'Driscoll, Father E(d): Bardstown, K(entuck)y
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefevere: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Lefevere has been pained by O'Driscoll's statement that James Pulcher, John Reichenbach and Cerly have been implicated in the use of whiskey. O'Driscoll will await the action of Father (Francis) Chambige who will be home the first of September. O'Driscoll is very thankful for Lefevere's invitation but at present he has enough to do at St. Thomas (Seminary, Kentucky). Father (Peter) De Fraine left for Michigan early this month. He has probably given Lefevere the character of Mr. B. Winterhalter, who has been a student at St. Thomas for nearly five years. He is illegitimate, so Bishop (Martin John) Spalding told him. He pays his own way as a carpenter. He is really inclined to be a priest but is of weak talent and little energy. O'Driscoll cannot conscientiously recommend him. He is sure his judgment coincides with that of Father Chambige. Bishops Spalding and (William Henry) Elder refused him. (W ) Carey and (Charles) Bolte are fine men. (B.) Schmittdiel will walk in their footsteps. The others are young and may do better.

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1860 Jul. 27
Callaert, Father D(esiderius): Monroe, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Callaert answers Lefevere's letter of July 22. He is sorry his letter of July 19 made Lefevere believe that he intended to oppose the arrangements made last year. He is glad to know that a longer or shorter stay at Stonycreek may be settled between him and Father Ed(ward) Joos. Mr. Lauer of the old German committee died.

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

1860 July 27
Spalding, M(artin) J., Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Spalding has been ill in bed and is late answering Purcell's letter. The boils are an epidemic there. He hopes the unpleasant rumor regarding N(ew) York is unfounded. He baptized Col(onel) R. C. Bullard into the Church, and Father (John H.) Bekkers anointed him. Years ago Bullard gave $3,000 to the orphans of Natchez and Spalding attributes his conversion to that. He is wealthy and is willing to give more for the conversion of his children. He asks Purcell to give his regards to Mr. Springer and to tell him he is praying for him. Spalding would not live in N(ew) Orleans and begs Purcell to veto any such suggestion.

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

1860 July 28
(Duggan), James Bishop of Chicago: Long Branch, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Purcell's letter concerning Father (Thomas J.) Boulger has been received only recently. Duggan had heard before that Boulger had, as usual, contracted debts in Rockford, (Illinois) but no application has been made by any of his creditors. Boulger's conduct was not the most exemplary and Duggan had to remove him. He is not bad but weak and undecided. Perhaps Purcell could do something for him.

II-5-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1860 Jul. 28
Morel, Ernest: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Father (Stephen) Rousselon to marry Louis Edouard Pinac and Marie Philomene Olympe Correjolles.

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