University of Notre Dame


(1860) Sept.
Brownson, Sarah M.: Brighton, Massachusetts
 to Sarah H. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Sarah came from visiting John's(Healy Brownson) grave. She thinks that they have wronged Annie (Brownson) greatly. Sarah will write more in detail when time permits. She would like the number of the children's grave at Cambridge, as well as one dollar. If the children's grave can be found. Sarah promised to find it.

I-4-g - A.L.S.(Photostat, Odiorne Collection) - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}

1860 Sep. 3
Ballacey, Father: LeHavre, France
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He recommends Mrs. Jeanne Ballacey who, with her son, is going to New Orleans to rejoin her husband. They will be engaged in agriculture.

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

1860 Sept. 3
Barry, Father W(illia)m Ja(me)s: St. Marys of the West, (Cincinnati, Ohio)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Barry asks for the name of a book treating of the German University system. He will have another article for the January Review. In it he will amplify the points made in his last contribution. The Polytechnic School of the Catholic Institute opens in Cincinnati, that day. Its aim is to prpare young men for business life. Mount Saint Mary's resumes classes that day also. He is professor of mathematics, O'Leary of chemistry. It is to be under the control of Catholic laymen.

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1860 Sept. 3
Joseph, Sister Mary: Tralle, (Ireland)
 to Archbishop(John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Sister acknowledges Purcell's last letter and remarks about the failure of the crops in Ireland due to havy rains and that there will be a large emigration as a result. She gave the L 3 to Thomas Sullivan. He is poor and has a wife and three young children—two of whom are in Sisters' Infant School. His brother John is no longer in the Kerry Militia. It has disbanded and he is waiting for his sister in America to send for him. Sister is looking forward to Purcell's promised visit in 1861 and says that transportation is now cheap since there is a railway to Tralee. She would like Purcell to meet their beloved Bishop Moriarity. She says if Purcell comes to France to see his two students it would be worth his while to come to Kerry. Sister recently saw her Mother from Cork and will be able to see her often because of the railway. Sister wishes to tell Purcell of all the Irish Purcells. Mother M. Aloysius is younger since she is no longer Superioress. Sister Mary Joseph's brother, Richard, has a large family and is manager of the Provincial Bank in Cork. His two sons are with the Jesuits at school. The eldest has just entered the army. Her youngest brother, Denis, is doing well in Ceylon with his fine Catholic wife. Agnes is married to one of John Donovan's sons and has four children. Sister asks Purcell to pray for them all including their own father's departed soul. Peter, who was in America, is agent to Mills and is very happy, although his wife is delicate. Lieutenant John in Bollena Bank has a Protestant wife. Sister asks special prayers for him and for her brother Bryan, attorney in County Clare. Sister M. Magdalen Walsh from Waterford died last spring of consumption and wanted her sould recommended to Purcell's charity. Dean McEnory spends his life hearing confessions in the workhouse jail, and parishchurch and he has performed several miraculous cures. Sister says that Father Mabe(?) is their parish priest and his new church is nearly completed. It is difficult to get funds in Ireland. She asks Purcell and his brother Father Edward to pray for her, and sends her regards and those of Sister Aloysius to Sister Catharine.

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1860 Sep. 3
Menard, Father Ch(arle)s M.: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to Father E(tienne) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

V(ic)tor Richard, the bearer of this letter, will be able to give more complete details on the deplorable affair concerning Father (Amédée) Beccard. Beccard is mentally unbalanced. He has written a most insulting letter which compromises the honor of a priest who above all ought to be reasonable. This letter has been read by a number of people and will be read publicly in court. However, Menard has been able to prevent its publication in the Thibodaux newspapers. Secondly, Beccard has instituted a suit before the district court which will sit next month. In general the spirit of Thibodaux is favorable to Beccard since it is impossible to justify the dastardly outrages of which he has been a victim. However, he, along with many others, doubts that it will be possible to obtain a unanimous verdict since a number of the defendants are allied with certain families of the parish. The case will either rest there or proceed from court to court carrying the scandal with it. On the other hand, to ignore the affair would be to expose other priests, especially neighboring ones, to similar outrages. There may be another solution. Since Beccard is not a citizen of the United States could he not carry the affair to the United States court with the intercession of the French consul? Beccard's continued presence in the parish is only likely to cause more trouble. He should return only for the trial and after judgment he should not remain 24 hours. Finally, Rousselon should advise Beccard that he can not count on Menard to engage an attorney as he wishes to avoid any public involvement in the affair.

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

1860 Sep. 3
Morel, Ernest: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Father (Stephen) Rousselon to marry Jean Kirchner and Catherine Untereiner.

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

1860 Sept. 4
Brownson, Sarah M.: Grantville, Massachusetts
 to Sarah Healy Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Sarah wrote the last letter in a hurry. This letter will serve the purpose of filling in the details. Only by accident, Sarah found Annie Brownson at Mrs. Standish's. Hardly an article of John's (Healy Brownson) clothing came with her trunk. Bills have come in for John. Frank(Henry F. Brownson) said Bill(William Brownson) does nothing toward John's debts. The mother and sister of Annie treat Annie in a harsh manner. The only income which Annie made was from teaching sewing and doing fancy work. A group visited the cemetery in Brookline which was under Father Finotti's care. Some day Annie hopes to raise enough money to put a stone railing around John's grave. When all vaults were sold, the chapel was finished. The children's graves Sarah feared, would never be found. Having left Brighton, Sarah went to Mrs. Otis', Sunday Sarah went to Church. There she met Annie. The Cathedral is untouched. The Bishop(John B. Fitzpatrick of Boston) does nothing. Dinner was had at Mrs. Smith's. They sent their greetings to (Orestes A. Brownson) and his wife. Isa Otis teaches school in Charleston. Doctor Otis(?)Omanners and appearance were disgusting. Sarah saw other friends and acquaintances of Brownson. Mrs. Howell looked for a copy of Marian Elwood but in vain. Sarah wrote to obtain more money. She hates to come home but if she could not get more money she would by necessity be required to do so. She wanted her mother to talk to Brownson. As long as Ned(Edward Brownson) is home she would not be missed.

I-4-g - A.L.S.(Photostat, Odiorne Collection) - 4pp. - 4to. - {7}

1860 Sep. 5
Blanchet, Archbishop F(rancis) N(orbert): Oregon City, (Oregon)
 to J. R. Moffitt:

Blanchet received all of Moffitt's letters as well as the bill of lading for the t(h)rashing machine which arrived safely at Portland, Oregon. It was sent up to St. Paul where the mission farm is located. Blanchet's nephew being unwilling to keep it, he found a man who would buy it. Blanchet will send the price agreed upon by Well(s) Fargo Express; $150. (In the papers of Archbishop John Baptist Purcell).

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1860 Sept. 5
Carrell, George A. Bishop of Covington: Convington, K(entuck)y
 to Archbishop(John Baptist)P(urcell): Cincinnati, Ohio

Carrell says the bearer of this letter presented himself to him yesterday with a letter from Father Boniface Wimmer of the Benedictine Monastery near Latrobe. Wimmer recommended him very highly but Carrell has no vacant place for him in his diocese. At the bearer's request, Carrell gives him this letter. Carrell will try to visit Purcell soon.

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1860 Sep. 5
Colliere, L.(C.): Manhattanville, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He is very sorry to hear of the death of Archbishop (Anthony) Blanc. His daughter Marie, Sister St. Cecile (Colliere) will finish her novitiate next March and take her vows and the habit of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. His second daughter, Bertha (Colliere), has been with him at the convent of the Sacred Heart where he teaches chant. She will be of age next year at vacation time. He would like her to become a sister of the Sacred Heart, but he has promised to let her make her own decision and, if she wishes, to return to Louisville in order to teach near her sister and some friends which they have there. He is also professor of drawing at St. John's College at Fordham. His godson, Father F. X. Jacquemet received Holy Orders on July 19. Colliere encloses $5 desiring that Rousselon say 3 masses for the repose of the soul of Blanc, 1 mass for the vocation of his children, and apply $1 for the poor.

VI-2-c - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {5}

1860 Sept. 5

St. John's College (New York, New York)
 to (Brownson, Orestes A.): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Statement of tuition, board and other itemized expenses of Edward Brownson in account with St. John's College (Fordham) for the school-year 1859-1860. Amount due is three hundred sixty-three dollars and fifty-five cents (363.55).

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(18)60 Sep. 7
Carrell, Bishop Geo(rge) A.: Covington, K(entuck)y
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefev(e)re: (Detroit, Michigan)

An Irish clergyman named Coffey presented himself to Carrell for a place and Carrell has none for him. Coffey is a sober, pious priest and Carrell would like to keep him. He is 44 years of age and of respectable appearance. Carrell is sorry he cannot visit Lefevere but the only place he goes in the year is Baltimore and he would not go there if they did not pay his expenses. He is satisfied at home.

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1860 Sep. 7
Menard, Father Ch(arle)s M.: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father (Amédée) Beccard having suddenly decided to leave for the city, Menard has not had time to give (Rousselon) some new details about the outrages which have taken place. He has heard that a new attack on Beccard's person would be committed by the agency of the perpetrators of the first attack, aided by several parishioners of St. Mary's (Lafourche), in the hope of forcing him to leave the parish. He has strongly advised Beccard not to be obstinate. The advice and prayers of the Sisters (of Mt. Carmel) and Brothers of St. Joseph at Thibodaux have been without effect. He has therefore advised Beccard not to return to the parish because he will not be safe. He should return only when the court is actually sitting and after the conclusion of the trial he should never reappear. In regard to the future exercise of the holy ministry in the parish, which includes the church at Lockport, it was at first said that (Rousselon) would send a new priest in a week or two. This would only encourage similar outrages. The inhabitants of Lockport should be punished with the interdict, by indirect means, until they make public reparation. Since the people of St. Mary's Church have not been as culpable they should not be punished so severely. However, in light of their failure to intervene in Beccard's behalf no priest should reside there until they humbly petition for one and present a repentant protestation to the outrages committed by their neighbors. As for the trial, unfortunately the honest people, having already made up their minds, will be ineligible to serve on the jury. Consequently, it will be necessary to have recourse to the less enlightened and it will be difficult to obtain unanimity. P.S. (Rousselon) could take advantage of Sister's return and send him a word.

VI-2-c - A.L.S. - (French) - 5pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1860 Sept. 7
Wood, James F. Bishop of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Wood says that Father(Charles H.)Carter is not dead but gave the Sisters strong opposition. He will fail in this and only add to his mortification. Wood declined to authorize Carter to get Sisters to run his opposition. Father(Louis)Leitner is leaving Wood because he rebuked him for not caring properly for his congregation. Wood does not consider Leitner fit to have charge, although he has been at Columbia for eleven years. He may be a good professor if he gets to teach the branches he likes. Father(Joseph)Coffey is entirely unreliable. He drinks to excess. He expected Wood to give him his exeat when he pretended to become a member of the Order, but Wood did not answer him. Coffey demanded it and sent a certificate of good conduct signed by the Prior. Wood foresaw trouble and granted his exeat on the same sheet so he will have to show it. Wood asks if Purcell believes it safe for him to accept Father Phil McMahon. Bishop(John Henry) Luers is now with Wood while Wood is preaching and confirming for him. Wood jocosely mentions Father Collins' beard. He sends his regards to all his friends.

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1860 Sep. 11
Fillion, Father L(eon): Charleston, S(outh) C(arolina)
 to Father (Stephen Rousselon?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He had not answered (Rousselon's) letter because he thought he was leaving for New Orleans immediately, but in accordance with (Rousselon's) wishes he has written Mr. Magruder a letter which should produce a good effect. He has sent (Rousselon's) two letters to Mr. Hogan who said that he would consider the matter. When he knows where (Rousselon) will be located he will send him the letter from his colleague.

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

1860 Sept. 11
Miles, Father Thomas (S.J.):
St. J(oseph)'s College Bardstown, K(entuck(y
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

The Review arrived uninjured. Father Miles is very happy to receive it. He encloses check for $100 in payment.

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1860 Sep. 11
Rousselon, Father S(tephen): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father C(harles) Brun: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dispensation from 3 banns for the marriage between Jayme Frigola and Catharina Christen.

- Printed Form S. - (Latin) -

 Attached to the above: 

1860 Sep. 11
Morel, Ernest: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Brun to marry Jayme and Catharina.

VI-2-c - D.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1860 Sep. 12
Menard, Father Ch(arle)s M.: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has received Rousselon's letter and the circular containing the penalties addressed to those who had taken part in the attack on Father (Amedee) Beccard. He does not believe that it is necessary to publish them yet. The principal actors are beginning to fear the law suit which has been instituted against them. A certain Charles Leblanc who took part in the affair, although not named as a defendant, has decided to seek pardon. Yesterday he went to see his brother Toussaint Leblanc, a principal actor in the affair, to try and persuade him to disavow his ignoble action and to bring an end to the affair. A meeting has been arranged for the end of the week. He is enclosing a plan for a compromise upon which he seeks Rousselon's advice. L. Bush will defend the accused in court. Beccard's lawyers have withdrawn from the case fearing that they would become unpopular if they argued against Bush. They have returned their fee and he encloses it along with a note for Beccard. Beccard has written to R.L. d'Alger that the churches here will be closed for 2 or 3 months. It will be an imprudence and even a misfortune if he should continue to write. He ought not appear here anymore. Even his presence at the trial on Oct. 29 will endanger all the efforts which have been made for an accomodation. As for a lawyer they will make an arrangement among several colleagues and some Catholics who have come to his assistance in order to have one of the best from the city. He already has assurances that the money to pay him will be found.

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1860 Sep.

(Draft Settlement)

If Father Beccard will accept their repentence and drop the suit instituted against them, the undersigned agree to pay all expenses which have been and will be incurred, to return the original of the letter written by Beccard to Toussaint Leblanc, and to publicly disavow their conduct in regard to Beccard in the Gazette of Thibodaux, the Pioneer of Assumption, and the Drapeau of Ascension. This declaration will also be read once during the public office in the churches of Thibodaux, Lockport, and St. Mary's in the parish of Lafourche. Declaration: We the undersigned—principal actors in the ignoble and unjustifiable attack on Father Beccard at Lockport on last Aug. 25—declare our sincere repentance and ask pardon for the scandal which we have given.

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VI-2-c - A.L.S., A. Draft - (French) - 6pp. - 12mo. - {8}

1860 Sep.13
(Elder), Bishop William Henry: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Father (Francis) X(avier) Leray: (Vicksburg, Mississippi)

Father (Andrew) Bennett was given a dispensation in Disparitute Cultus but neglected to give him the names of the parties in full. He asks that Leray check the Register. Bennett has been given a place by Bishop (Clement) Smyth of Dubuque and he has sent him his exeat. (Elder) does not know when Father (Mathurin F.) Grignon expects to be home. He hopes Leray is in correspondence with the Sisters of Mercy as they know the house will be vacant Oct. 1. There are many cases of dengue in town but it is in a mild form. Grignon expects to bring at least two priests with him and (Elder) offers one to Leray. (Written in): Baptized Albert J. Woodward, Mary E. Shuller.

VI-2-c - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {7}

1860 Sep.14
Menard, Father C(harles) M.: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Stephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Menard has received Rousselon's letter of the 12th. He has had a confidential conversation with Toussaint Leblanc and Charles Leblanc. They charged that for the past 5 years Father (Amédée) Beccard has been guilty of indiscretions. A good many people have been disgusted and have been obliged to go to Thibodaux to make their Easter duty. On learning that his daughter was involved Toussaint became furious. Although his vengeance was misplaced it was employed to compel Beccard to leave the parish. They had complained to the Archbishop but had received no reply. Now that Beccard has left they are prepared to humble themselves and admit that their vengeance was overly severe. Menard believes some kind of arrangement out of court is desirable but the other accomplices present difficulty in that regard. Of the 8 principals, 2 or 3 have nothing to lose or gain by the trial. The newspapers continually impede any sort of conciliation.

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

1860 Sep. 15
DeNeve, Father J(ohn): Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

DeNeve imagines that Father (Peter) Kindekens, whom he hopes has arrived safely, will have reported on the situation of the seminary and that he will have called Lefevere's attention to certain characteristics of Father (August) Durst which should be considered before his appointment. DeNeve regrets this in spite of the formal declaration which Durst made to him at Anvers. Durst has left debts in Europe, if DeNeve is to believe the accounts sent him. There are three students for Detroit: (John) Ferdinand Friedland, a German, who pays his own board, (Ferdinand) Allgayer, German, and (Edward Eugene) Van Lauwe, Belgian for whom $1,125 has been charged to Detroit. As DeNeve has been so successful in his last collections he believes he can repay his traveling expenses of $776.93 and $200 to Father (Charles) Ryckaert. Thus the actual indebtedness to the seminary is only $148.07. If Lefevere can pay only for the two who are there he can sent a draft for this and for the two bills for 1860-61 which would make $1,148.07.

III-2-j - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1860 Sep. 17
Taylor, Bayard: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Taylor met Dr. ( ) Glavis concerning whom Edwards writes, on the way from Evansville (Indiana). Glavis impressed him as a cultivated gentleman. Taylor readily gave Glavis permission to translate one of his works, and wrote the introduction for the German edition. Taylor accepted as genuine Glavis' account of himself and his family, and gave him a card of introduction to Mr. ( ) Greely. He regrets that he cannot give Edwards more satisfactory information. He wrote a similar answer to Mr. Lyman Abbot of Terre Haute, (Indiana).

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1860 Sep. 19
Lequerré, S.S., Father U(rbanus): Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Bishop Francis P. McFarland: Hartford, Connecticut)

Enclosed (not present) is the bill of the seminary for the first quarter of the year.

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Dubreul, S.S., Father J(osep)h Paul: (Baltimore, Maryland)
 to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland of: Hartford, Connecticut)

The three new seminarians Molloy, Lynch, and McCarthy give satisfaction in spirit and conduct; as to talent and success as much as expected in Molly but not more; McCarthy will get through but with limited success. Lynch is so weak that they regret to see him follow the same course of theoloty. He needs philosophy. Father (Francis) L'homme thought that coming from Montreal he would be prepared. Dubreul wishes to give him a longer trial.

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1860 Sept. 20
Sadlier, J(ames): New York, (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Sadlier saw the proof of the Notice of the Metropolitan Readers; he is sure Mother Angela will be pleased with Brownson's commendation. He wishes to have one sentence omitted from the Notice: the reference to the Christian Brothers School in Montreal having the worst reading you (Brownson) ever listened to. This criticism would lose them the entire trade of the Christian Brothers in America. Surely Brownson will see the wisdom of omitting it.

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

1860 Sept. 21
Spalding, M(artin) J. Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, Kentucky
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Spalding wrote last concerning the story of Father(Napoleon)Perche but he writes again to send his best wishes. He had a fine retreat preached by Father Smarius. Father F. Chambige has returned with four seminarians, French and German. They have already six to eight students in the Preparatory Seminary and more are expected. All institutions are crowded. Nazareth (Kentucky) has 228 boarders; St. Joseph's College (Kentucky) has 168—and both are turning away scholars. Spalding asks Purcell to please ordain his subjects at Mt. St. Mary's. Mr. Lawler might receive minor orders and sub-deaconship, and the other two, minor orders. Spalding hopes Purcell can do this—perhaps in December. The oath, of course, will be taken on receiving sub-deaconship. Spalding and his brother send regards to Purcell and his brother. P.S. He asks who is likely to be appointed to New Orleans. Archbishop(Francis)Kentick seems to believe it will be either the Bishop of Galveston or Natchez. Spalding asks who will be chosen for Savannah. He hopes it will not be Father(Peter J.) Lavialle whom he could not spare just now.

II-5-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1860 Sep. 21
Timon, John, Bishop of: Buffalo, (New York)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of Hartford: (Providence, Rhode Island)

Timon presumes that McFarland knows that Father F. McKeon's own diocese is Brooklyn where he for a long time exercised the ministry. Through the spirit of compassion Timon took him in when he was a wanderer. Like McFarland he thinks there is hope that McKeon has learned his lesson; however, he could not receive him back. But if he kept from drink he could do much good. He would like to see McFarland but he is continually busy. As he is older he hopes that McFarland will visit him.

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

1860 Sept. 23
Carrell, George A. Bishop of Covington: Covington, K(entuck)y
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Carrell thanks Purcell for his information about Father(Charles)Shaffroth. Carrell suspended him some time ago. The administrator of Pittsburgh wrote to him asking information about Shaffroth. Carrell will always be grateful for information that will prevent scandal. He agrees with Purcell that they should be united and he regrets some unjust expressions that he wrote in his letter.

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1860 Sep. 24
Marco, Father M(artin): Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

The congregation of Grand Rapids has refused Marco the small salary of $300 after all the sacrifices and suffering that he has undergone to serve them. He is obliged in conscience to ask for a change, for a life conformable to a conscientious priest.

III-2-j - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1860 Sept. 25
Buteux, (Father Stanislaus) of Bay, St. Louis, (Mississippi): Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Buteux is sailing for Europe Saturday and asks if Brownson has any message for his son or for Bishop Moret. He regrets not having been able to see Brownson personally.

P.S. M. Tho(mas) Layton has asked him to give him his respects.

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1860 Sept. 25
Carrell, George A. Bishop of Covington: Covington, K(entuck)y
 to Archbishop(John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Carrell encloses the papers of a priest, now with him, who is in want of a place. He called on Carrell on the advice of Father(James M.) Beshor, who considers himself Carrell's convert. The priest in question seems timid about seeing Purcell and at his request Carrell sends the papers to Purcell. (Papers mentioned are not enclosed)

II-5-a - A.L.S. - 1pg. - 12mo. - {2}

1860 Sep. 27
Josephine of St. Catherine, Sister: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Formula of vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in the order of Ursulines.

VI-2-c - A.D.S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}

1860 Sep. 27
Menard, Father C(harle)s M.: Thibodaux, (Louisiana)
 to Father S(tephen) Rousselon: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Although he has nothing particular to tell Rousselon about the affair he imagines that Rousselon awaits some word. Some people are seeking to blacken Father (Amédée) Beccard's reputation. The defense attorney has told him that he is sickened by the declarations of wives and daughters and has proposed to the defendants some excuses to stop the suit. Menard is pretty certain that the whole affair is the work of two impious individuals who hate religion. However, they remain in the background. It is difficult to predict the outcome of the case as he doubts very much that the jury will be unanimous. It would be best to take the first opportunity to conclude an arrangement. He thanks God that Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché is not in the city because his object would be to upset all the plans. He has had occasion on various trips he has made to St. Mary's (Lafourche) in regard to the temporal affairs of Beccard, to witness the indignation which the majority of the inhabitants bear toward those of Lockport. They have been strongly pained by being deprived of a pastor and are circulating a petition to Rousselon to ask for a priest. Last Monday when he went to Lockport to remove the altar stone he met several individuals to whom he spoke quite frankly. He would be willing to take Beccard's place there if they would treat him politely enough despite his frank talks. He has spoken several times to Mr. Roman the district judge who will preside over the court at Thibodaux, and he is of the opinion that the lawyer from the district will do well and that he would rather work alone. His name is Mr. Righter. He is an American Catholic from Louisiana, and is very independent and very firm - two qualities essential for success at Thibodaux. Further more, his political opinions do not agree with those against whom he will argue—another reliable asset in the actual case. P.S. He incloses a note for Beccard.

VI-2-c - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {7}

1860 Sep. 27
Ste. Cecilia, Sister Marie Casa de: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Formula of vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience in the order of the Ursulines.

VI-2-c - A.D.S. - (French) - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}

1860 Sep. 28
Diss-Debar, J.H.: St. Clara, V(irgini)a
 to Father (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He wishes to insert an announcement three times in succession in (Perché)'s paper. Archbishop (Francis Patrick Kenrick) of Baltimore explained the reasons against having the clergy of one diocese solicit charities for the needs of another, but he assured him that he would not interfere if he sought to dispose of his property through the intervention of lay individuals. Supposing that the Administration shares this view, he ought not to write to him for publicity, but since there is no other Catholic journal in the city, he has no choice. He requests the designation of a reliable Catholic to take charge of the distribution of 200 of his Circular B among the working classes and to deliver the subscriptions obtained according to Circular A. If there is an English paper in (New Orleans) which is popular among the Catholics, he asks to be informed of it. This is not a speculative venture but a means to rid himself of certain pressing debts incurred in obtaining possession of land where he planted the sign of the faith nearly 15 years ago. When Bishop (Richard V. Whelan) was there a few days ago he asked if the bishop knew (Perché) personally in order to obtain a recommendation. Since the deaths of Bishop (John) Dubois of New York and Father (John A.) Elet, S.J. of St. Louis he does not know any French priests in the United States. P.S. He has just become aware of the existence of the Catholic Standard in New Orleans and is therefore writing to its editor.

VI-2-c - A.L. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {6}

1860 Sept. 28
Juncker, H(enry) D. Bishop of Alton: Alton, (Illinois)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Juncker asks how Purcell stands in regard to the property of the churches held by the Franciscans. Do they own St. Bernard, St. John, St. Francis churches and college in Cincinnati or does Purcell own them? Or has Purcell made a contract with them?

II-5-a - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1860 Sept. 28
McCloskey, Father William: Gensano, (Italy)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

McCloskey says Mr. Richter arrived yesterday at the College and sent him Purcell's letter. He sent for Richter to come to see him this afternoon. Things look gloomy for the Holy Father with the Sardinians victorious everywhere. Most of the colleges have returned to Rome but McCloskey will remain where he is unless he feels unsafe. Dr. Smith writes from Rome that La Moriciere is still alive.

II-5-a - A.L.S. - 1pg. - 12mo. - {1}

1860 September 28
Miles, (Rev.) Tho(ma)s H.,S.J.: Bardstown, K(entuck)y
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

He asks if Brownson received the check for $100.00 Father Miles sent him. An early reply is requested.

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

1860 Sep. 28
Saucier, Arthur: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

License for Father S(tephen) Rousselon to marry Louis Ingouf and Apolline Leconte.

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 Attached to the above: 

1860 Sep. 27
Rousselon, Father S(tephen): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Dispensation from 3 banns for the marriage of Louis and Apolline Lecompte.

- Printed Form S. - (Latin) -

VI-2-c - D.S. - (English and Latin) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1860 Sep. 29
Martens, O.F.M., Father Amandus Antonius: Hague, (Holland)
 to Archbishop (Anthony)Blanc: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Martens has been sent twice to the missions of South America where he has worked for ten years. Although he knows how to speak in Dutch, Flemish, German, Spanish and Portuguese, he does not speak English because there has been little opportunity to do so. He wishes to come to the diocese of New Orleans if he can support himself there. The Internuncio to Holland, Vechiotti, will not give him permission to go unless this condition is fulfilled. If (Blanc) wishes he and a companion will come to establish a house in the region. The answer is to go to the Internuntio together with information about whatever church goods they should bring with them. P.S. If there is need of an organist in the diocese he can bring one with him. Further if there is no need in the Archdiocese of New Orleans for his kind of missionary, (Blanc) should pass on this letter to a neighboring bishop who might have such a need.

VI-2-c - A.L.S. - (Latin) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}