University of Notre Dame


1867 Sep.1
Auffray, G(uillaume): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

With great joy Auffray received (Odin's) letter of August 9. If (Odin) will let him know when he will return to Paris Auffray will hasten to ask his blessing.

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1867 Sep.1
Favre, S.M., Father (J.): Lyons, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Father Lagniet spoke to (Odin) about a priest whom they wish to send to St. Michael where he could be useful in the College. This priest (Father Collet?) was more unfortunate than guilty and his fall came because he was not recalled from a very dangerous position. For four years since then, his conduct has been irreproachable. Favre asks (Odin) to permit him to say Mass after he arrives at St. Michael and while he remains attached to their house.

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1867 Sept. 1
Lambert, Father F.: Havre, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Father (Charles) Berard asked him to say a few words in his behalf. Lambert does not know Berard well but during his sojourn at Havre he cannot be reproached with anything. Berard's element is to preach and the education of young men. He has given all his savings to the poor. If Purcell accepts Berard, Lambert will borrow money for his passage. He would like the money paid back after Berard is in Purcell's diocese for six months.

1867 Sept. 1?
La Tour D'Auvergne, C(arolus) A., de Archbishop of Bourges: Bourges, (France)
 to Father (Charles) Berard: (Havre, France)

He does not oppose Berard's departure for America but encourages it. It will perhaps be an end to Berard's trials. A person of his zeal and his talents will succeed. The Archbishop gives his assent.

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1867 Sep.1
Millet, Father: Chambéry, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

It is two weeks since he returned to the diocese of Chambéry. Before leaving Chatenay, he wrote to Father Combalot who was at Versailles, to ask him to write to (Odin). His reply of August 18 urged to remain; Millet cannot comply. People who esteem Combalot highly believe his work has no chance of success. The Cardinal Archbishop of Chambéry who assigned Millet to Combalot only out of gratitude and old friendship, was not surprised at their disappointment. Millet asked the Cardinal to authorize him to go to the foreign missions as he asked to do four years ago. The Cardinal is now inclined to give Millet his exeat; he advised him to go to the foreign mission seminary. Millet wishes to belong to (Odin) and will wait for his advice.

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1867 Sep.2
Hendricken, Father Thomas F.: Waterbury, Conn(ecticut)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland (of: Hartford, Connecticut)

Although several persons have been telling him that Henry Kinery was ailing he did not think much of it until he informed him that he had had indigestion for the greater part of the winter and difficulty in breathing. This he attributed to want of exercise in Montreal College and fears that if he returns there his health will be completely shattered. He is a good student. He did not report his ill health earlier because he did not want to cause trouble and expected to get better anyway. Hendricken asks what he should do with him, whether he should send him to Troy.

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1867 Sept. 3
Mosby, Colonel John S.: Warrenton, V(irgini)a
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

He encloses $1.00 for a copy of "The Sentinel Songs" which he wishes mailed to him.

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1867 Sep.3
Williams, John J., Bishop of: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of Hartford: Providence, R(hode) I(sland)

The corner stone of their cathedral will be laid September 15 at 3 P.M. and he invites McFarland to come.

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1867 Sept. 4
Englefield, Joseph A.: Grottamare, Italy
 to Father ( ):

In compliance with his last promise, Englefield writes of the happenings in Italy. Italy is courting Prussia and Russia on one side and Austria and France on the other. It is apparent that Bismarck has afforded Garibaldi the means by which a revolt might take place in the Papal States. It is thought that the strong friendship of Mazzini with the nobles throughout Italy will force the crown to accept the alliance with Prussia.

There is serious shortage of grains as well as of olives and grapes, and in southern Italy, brigandage has prevented the people from working the land and should famine succeed to cholera, that area would be in a most pitiable state of desolation. There is ample proof that corrupt government officials are in positions of responsibility.

The prime minister Ratazzi has sent to Paris to get a fresh supply of gold for the Bank, a preliminary measure to increasing the issue of paper money with which they think they can carry on a war.

Thus is shown the impossibility under which Italy seeks to wage war, because of her state of low finances, the wretched condition of her commerce and agriculture and heavy taxation. Italy at this time presents the spectacle of another Mexico, as it labors under many difficulties at home and is threatened externally by her many enemies.

(In the papers of James Alphonsus McMaster)

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1867 Sep.4
McCloskey, Father William: Frascati, (Italy)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

He did not draw on the Propagation for some time and thus did not answer McFarland for some time. The Bishops came and went. The Philadelphia Archbishopric seemed to receive the approval of the Archbishops. The nominations remain the same, Father (Bernard) McQuaid to Rochester, Father (Stephen) Ryan, C.M. to Buffalo, Bishop (Sylvester) Rosecrans to Columbus, but no action has been taken on the nominations. Seventeen points to be addressed to the Bishops have appeared in print by an indiscretion but McCloskey thinks they are for the approaching council. The Fratres are in some consternation lest they lose some of their too many convents. The cholera is rapidly disappearing. No one in the college has suffered. Archbishop (Martin John) Spalding is in Ireland, Archbishop (Peter Richard Kenrick) is in Paris and may not return to America this year. Everything is tranquil. Garibaldi's influence is gone in Florence. The Council may open December 8, 1868. He asks if they will have students from Hartford.

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1867 Sept.6
(Lynch) Rose, (O.P.) Sister: St. Mary's, (Somerset, Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

She thanks Purcell for his kind remembrances. St. Rose of this month is not so much her patroness as is Rose of Lima. She asks Purcell to visit them in their new home in Columbus. They will move there next June or July. Purcell has their warmest gratitude.

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1867 Sept. 8
Carrell, Geo(rge) A. Bishop of Convington: Covington, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He thanks Purcell for his kind invitation of which he would avail himself if health and engagements permitted.

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1867 Sep.8
Nicolet, Father C.: Timadeuc, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Of all the subjects who presented themselves to (Odin) only one seems resolved to leave the diocese, (Emmanuel M.) Lossouarn. Mr. Le Saicherre is not returning to the Seminary; they found him lazy. His failure at St. Brieuc will perhaps make him reflect. There is nothing grave against him. Another visit after the school year opens October 3 may uncover some vocations. The Bishop of Trinidad arrived last week. Since they are on vacation, this visit produced no effects. Their Bretons have one great fault, that of loving their country too well. P.S. Nicolet returns to the Grand Seminary at the end of this week.

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1867 Sept. 10
Barnabo, Al(exander) C. Cardinal: Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

In answer to Purcell's question, whether a Catholic could act as civil magistrate when by reason of his office he might be asked to marry persons of different faiths, the Fathers of the Congregation ask for further knowledge before rendering a decision. Purcell should find out the force of the civil law and also the manner in which he himself conducts himself towards a Catholic magistrate who is obliged by reason of his office to assist at marriages between non-Catholics, mixed marriages and between those with diriment impediments not recognized by the state. In the meantime he begs God's blessing on the Archbishop. Signed by H. Capalti, Secretary.

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1867 Sep.11
Patrick, (F.S.C.), Brother: New York, (New York)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

Brother is visiting the houses in the west and his travelling explains his delay in answering McFarland's letter. The (Christian Brothers) are quite willing to help McFarland when they can afford it because they remember his admitting them to Utica. But losses prevent them from doing what he wants now. They have a goodly number of novices and as soon as they can they will do justice to him.

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1867 Sept. 11
Young, Father N(icholas) R.: Kenton, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

No one has heard of Purcell's happy travel and benefitted health with more grateful pleasure than has Young. He has been thinking much of the happy years he passed in Rome. But such remembrances tend to blight the cheer which Purcell bids him cultivate. He is trying to do some good. The elements of opposition are dwindling. His poverty is his great impediment.

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1867 Sept. 12
Brooke, J.R.: Sulpher Springs, Mississippi
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

About Christmas 1866, $5 was sent to McMaster for subscriptions of J.M. Cobb and J.R.Brooke but since they did not receive the Journal it is presumed that the money was robbed from the letter. As the writer is poor and cannot afford another similar amount it is left to McMaster's discretion as to what should be done. Five dollars is enclosed to apply on the subscriptions of M.J. Kraft and R. E. Luckett, and notification is given to continue all the subscriptions until notice is given. Merrick's speech on the Surratt Case was read with the remark that the writer thought it was one of the best speeches ever delivered of the continent. The speech should be published with a song and a call issued for all Catholics to buy it, the proceeds going to the daughter of Mrs John Surratt. It would immortalize Merrick's name and at the same time be a good campaign article. He asks for a picture of McMaster, Merrick and Father Abram Ryan. A repudiating candidate is viewed as the best Democratic candidate for the next election, as the taxes are so heavy that they will grind the people under. Nothing morally wrong is seen in wiping out the debt, and a repudiation candidate would win both the black and white vote in the South as well as that of the Northwest. He hopes that the United States debt might be wiped out, so that the howl of the bondholders might be heard.

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1867 Sep.12
Millet, Father: St. Jean de Chevelu, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

He received (Odin)'s letter of the 3rd; he showed it to the Cardinal of Chambéry who has decided to grant Millet's exeat. He is settling his affairs and also taking steps to make other young levites join them. The facilities for study which (Odin) gives them is a big point. They will want to know about books, clothing, the expenses of the trip and Millet will be glad to give them these details if (Odin) will send them. Father (Clement?) Begès of Montauban wrote to ask to be recommended to (Odin). He left Chatenay at the same time Millet did, resolved not to return. This young man was given tonsure by the Bishop of Grenoble during the several months he spent under the direction of Father Combalot.

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1867 Sept. 12
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Aux. Bp. Cincinnati: Columbus, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He has asked Fathers (Augustus) Toebbe and Carey to help him give a mission at St. Patrick's. He wishes he could getsome one to help Father Mallon. Young Delany, Father Kelly's nephew is doing mischief; he got up an opposition picnic on the 13th of Aug. The last $2,296 on their new graveyard falls due. All the high school children regret Sister St. Joseph though her successor seems able enough.

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1867 Sept. 13
Carrell, Geo(rge) A. Bishop of Covington: Covington, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He sends petition and copy of certificate. The third sheet might be used for the recommendation to be signed by the bishops of the province.

(No enclosure)

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1867 Sept. 13
Carrell, Geo(rge) A. Bishop of Covington: Covington, K(entuck)y
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He had not thought of sending on any names. His object in calling on Purcell was to ascertain whether he would be willing to sign the petition. In that case he would make a similar request to each bishop of the Province. As for names, excepting the Jesuits, he knows but two Fathers (Augustus H.) Toebbe and (Julian) Benoit.

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1867 Sep.13
DeNeve, Father J(ohn): Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

DeNeve acknowledges McFarland's letter of July 30. Father (Edward J.) Coon(e)y and Father (Patrick) Mulholland were ordained August 17. DeNeve showed them McFarland's letter requesting them to spend only two weeks seeing their friends in Ireland but he is uneasy not to learn of their departure. McFarland's letter of August 21 with the draft was also received. The amount was credited to McFarland's account; he hopes to find him a nice German priest besides Princen. He will send his account after Father (A). Princen leaves. He has no accomodations left for next year.

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1867 Sep. 14
Pairier, Father Matth., alias Father Collet: Lyons, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

The kindness with which (Odin) permitted him to speak in ascending the holy hill of Fourvières, emboldens Pairier to renew the request made by the Superior of the Marists. He was a missionary in New Zealand but left the diocese of Auckland with the permission of Bishop Pompallier. He had committed a sin and preferred to abandon so dangerous an isolation. In New Holland he worked as a laborer and during 10 years no one discovered his secret. A Catholic priest blessed his marriage to a young girl and he had two children. Finally by a miracle of grace he broke off the life of sin and was received by the Marists at Sydney. After taking the necessary measures for his children, he left Australia. This was in 1863; in 1864 he came to Lyons. For three years he has been a professor in the Marists' colleges and he hopes to live and die, not as a member, but as an auxiliary. (He quotes in Latin) the authority upon which he bases his request for a dispensation.

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1867 Sept. 15
Englefield, Joseph A.: Grottamare, Italy

An international congress of peace met at Geneva, and choose Garibaldi as its honory president, its object being to oppose the Catholic Church in continental Europe. Upon arriving at Geneva, Garibaldi was welcomed in the most insulting manner and when called upon to speak, he uttered the most offensive language ever used, urging his audience to declare war against the Popes. Although some of the audience show their disapproval, he was undaunted and continued until called to order by the president. So vile was his language, that it was not printed in the papers. Garibaldi had incurred the wrath of many of the population and the next morning hastened from the place, succeeding only in making a fool of himself. The Catholics of Geneva did themselves honor by calling upon the town authorities to respect the law of freedom of religion and respect of the person. They sent a letter to the Pope expressing their sorrow at the conduct of Garibaldi towards the Catholic population of Geneva. The Catholic meeting at Malines, made up of representatives and learned Catholics from Belgium, France, and Prussia, has been a great success. One of the most distinguished speakers, Monsignor Dupanloup spoke on the present conditions in Europe and especially Italy. Prescott Ward, a protestant who attended the meeting, in a letter to all the papers praised the manner in which it was carried on. War like rumors concerning Prussia and France are in evidence at the present time.—The American born women presented the Pope with a beautifully embroidered banner for the Pontifical Zuaves. (In the James Alphonsus McMaster papers).

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1867 Sept. 16
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Aux. Bp. Cincin.: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Father (Henry) Fehlings has a project for buying the White Sulphur Springs property of 105 a cres with three large hotel buildings, furniture, and cottages for a college at $50,000. He asks if it would do for the Monte Cassinesi. The difficulty is always running a college after getting it. Rosecrans will never do anything in Columbus until the new church is done. Means must be secured outside of Columbus. Father Louis (Cartuyvels) says nothing about the lawsuit in Newark. The (Sisters of) Good Shepherds are doing well with a full house.

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1867 Sep. 17
Auffray, Guill(aume): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Auffray went to the Fenelon Hotel today to get news of (Odin). He was sorry to learn that (Odin) had spent several days in Paris and had been gone since Friday. But this makes him strong in persevering in his desire to join (Odin). He has given his resignation as sub-director of the school, as of October 1.

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1867 Sep. 18
Bardy, Michel: Varennes, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Having nourished for a long time the desire to devote himself to the foreign missions, Providence sent Father (Clement?) Beges, nephew of the pastor of their village. Knowing that Beges was to leave for the missions he even told Bardy that he thought it would not be difficult to have Bardy accepted also. Bardy asks this. He is 21. He began his studies with the pastor of Varennes and finished at the little seminary of Lavour. The pastor can attest to his conduct and family.

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1867 Sep. 18
Begès, Father C(leme?)nt: Varennes, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.: Lyons, France)

If Odin judges that Begès should continue his Latin studies, he will accept this decision and all others. Believing he could regard Odin's reply as definite he is making the purchases necessary for his trip. A young man, (Michel Bardy), with a desire to devote himself to the foreign missions came to seek advice from Begès who thought Odin might wish to take him. Begès told him to write to Odin and send the certificate he has. The information Beges has from his uncle, the young man's pastor, has been most laudatory.

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1867 Sept. 18
Davis, Jeffer(son): Montreal, Canada
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

He thanks McMaster for the copy of the Ballad, Sentinels, and expresses his deep emotions on seeing it. He asks God's blessing for Father (Abram) Ryan for placing immortal sentinels around the unmarked graves of Confederate dead, who died for a principle which yet may live after the monuments of their victors have crumbled. He thanks the editor for copies of the Freeman's Journal and the Catholic Register. It is a great comfort to him that justice and constitutional right is and can be so boldly vindicated as it is in the periodicals. Lafayette sent the Key of the Bastille to Washington thinking that it would thus be placed in the hands of a people among whom such instruments would never be used. If so, McMaster's case shows the fallacy of the expectation.

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1867 Sep. 18
Gauthier, Father: Chateau de la Valette, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Father (Francis M.) Marion was right in saying that (Odin) was a father rather than a bishop to his priests and (Odin's) letter proves it. This makes it harder to tell him that his health gives little hope of his following (Odin) to Louisiana. The doctor assured him that his affliction would only grow worse in so a warm a country and that it would not be prudent at his age to undertake it. But he is on the point of leaving his present position. He can hardly think of going back in his diocese because the reasons for which he left are still there. For seven months he has prayed for enlightenment about his future.

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1867 Sep. 19
DeBruycker, Father Fl(orian): Will(imantic, Connecticut)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland (of Hartford): Providence, R(hode) I(sland)

DeBruycker has McFarland's letter concerning Father O'Reilly's account with the Willimantic church but has had no time yet to look into the accounts. He expects to leave Monday next but will do anything the Bishop wants before. He wrote to Peter Sheahan, Assumption, that the Bishop will pay what he intended to pay in Montreal College but not anything else. Considering the generosity of his brother in Baltic, DeBruycker will pay the rest himself. He hopes that McFarland has revived from the fatigue of the visitation.

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1867 Sep. 19
Raymond, Father G(ilbert): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

He has come from Lafayette where he saw Father (B.) Neithart, C.SS.R.), Father (James) Jacob(s), C.SS.R., Father (Francis X.) Seelos, (C.SS.R.) ill with yellow fever. Father (Francis X.) Ceuppens and Father (Anthony) Borias are also stricken. Nine Sisters of Charity at St. Elizabeth's are ill. Two have died, one is dying. Father (Patrick W.) Condon, (C.S.C.) and Father (J.M.) Gautherin are ill but not with the yellow fever. Raymond has no one to send to Gretna; perhaps there will be no Mass at Carrolton next Sunday. Since Father Bernard left there have been no German sermons at Trinity. Father (Anthony) Jourdan, (S.J.) promised to send someone who would preach in that language a week from Sunday. For the rest Raymond can serve Trinity himself. Yellow fever has just shown up at Washington, Vermillion, and St. Martin. Also at Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian. They have sent all the children to their homes. Jourdan told Raymond that Father (Francis M.) Marion had arrived in New York and had telegraphed to New Iberia that he was returning. Father (J. Francis) Abbadie, (S.J.) wrote this to Jourdan; he had gone to New Iberia to help with the sick. Abbadie added that this news aroused fury and he was afraid the people might do something to him. The blind (Nolan?) of Memphis drew on them for the $3000 (Odin) owed; Raymond had $1100, (Thomas) Layton gave $1900, and it is paid.

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1867 Sep. 21
Anstaett, Father J(oseph): Galveston, (Texas)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Mr. Reybaud has just paid $2175.75, capital and interest which he owed Mrs. Chapuy de Tour. They are asking a premium of 15% for 2000 piastres at the bank to send the sum to New Orleans. Anstaett will wait until Odin returns, perhaps Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis can make some arrangement to send it to her. Odin is to tell Dubuis of the death of Father (M.) Micouleau, who died at Corpus Christi August 28 of yellow fever; of Father Jean F. Gonnard, who died there September 5 of the same disease. Both were anointed by Father (Charles) Padey. Father Alexis Renoux died at Port Lavaca September 8 of the epidemic. Father (Louis) Chambodut, Father (Albino) Desgaultière, and Father (Paul) Kraus are well. Father (J.) Champin is only half dead, half alive. John Steward Spann was followed to the grave in a few days by his sister, Mrs. Kennison. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Spann are well. Their daughters, Caro and Catherine as well as Caro and Mannie, daughters of the doctor, were ill. Mr. Blum, Anstaett's German schoolteacher and theologian, or rather seminarian of Bishop Dubuis, also had the yellow fever; he has recovered. The doctor and his son John are convalescent.

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1867 Sep. 21
Freret, P. Edmond(?): Nantes, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.: Lyons, France)

Perhaps (Odin) has not forgotten the son of Mrs. Jos(eph) P. Freret of New Orleans. He has not forgotten Odin's kindness in '64 at the time of his departure from Louisiana. He is now a student at the little seminary of Nantes; he asks Odin not to pass through without seeing him.

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1867 Sep. 26
Odin, J(ohn) M(ary),: Cologne, (Germany)
 to Father Ign(atius) Scheck: Bourheim, (Germany)

Odin has visited Archbishop Paul (Melchers). He grants Scheck dimissorial letters so he can come to New Orleans on condition that Scheck write to the Archbishop so that he can appoint a successor to his parish. Odin is grateful to the Archbishop for permitting this so that Scheck's ministry will attain greater fruits. He should try to get a younger helper because the work at Holy Trinity is too extensive for one priest. He will expect to meet him in Paris on November 3 or 4 and furnish the means for him to travel as his helper. The Germans will be very happy when they hear the good news. (Note: gift of Father (J.B.) Bogaerts).

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1867 Sep. 27
Deméhan(?), Vincent: Angers, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

Even since (Odin) told him that despite his 40 years, he would accept him, Deméhan has thought more seriously than ever of being able to at last satisfy the desire he has had for years to work in faraway lands. Circumstances do not permit him to arrange his family affairs so soon but perhaps next year everything will be settled. (Odin) will be kept informed of the progress of his affairs through Mr. Rouillard.

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1867 Sep. 27
Perché, Father N(apoleon) J(oseph): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.: Lyons, France)

He does not know whether his letter will arrive in time but he received Odin's of August 25 today. For almost three months, before Odin's return to France from Rome, people have been asking whether it was true that Father (Francis M.) Marion was coming back to the diocese. They said he had written the people of New Iberia announcing his return. They have been saying there was nothing to the rumor but Odin's letter to Father (Gilbert) Raymond makes them see they were mistaken. Perché received a letter today from Marion, written from New York on September 13, saying that he would be here in two weeks. Perché and Raymond plan to keep him in New Orleans until Odin returns and to give him no faculties, even for Mass, in New Iberia. He will not write to Father (L.) Hoste to learn whether he wants a change at once. No changes until Odin's return. Odin's conduct in this affair has had a bad effect among the clergy. New Iberia has just recovered from a terrible plague which in 6 or 7 weeks took 100 persons of the 8 or 900 who were stricken. Hoste and Father (Ives C.) Rivoallan would have succumbed to the task if they had not been aided by Fathers (J. Francis) Ab(b)adie, (S.J.) and (Hyacinthe) Lecozic. Rivoallan and Lecozic were both at death's door but are well now. The parishioners at New Iberia full of gratitude to Hoste, do not fail to compare his devotion with the character of Marion. They are irritated with Marion and with reason. His return there is unexplainable but Marion says in his letter that Odin wishes it. Odin has learned of the death of two priests which leaves a great void. Raymond is admirable in his zeal and devotion. At present, 9 priests are ill with yellow fever, four Redemptorists, Father (Alexius H.) Mandine, (C.M.) of Bouligny, Fathers T. Smith, (C.M.) and (Stephen?) Ryan, (C.M.) of St. Joseph's, Father (Francis Xavier) Ceuppens of Carrollton and Father (Antoine) Borias of St. Augustin's. Most are convalescing; others are quite ill. Ab(b)adie had hardly got back to Grand Coteau from New Iberia when he went back to Vermillionville where 30 people died in a few days. At Washington, near Opelousas, 130 were ill. Father (J. Francois) Raymond went there and became ill himself. Father (F.) Nachon is at Washington. Father (Patrick) Sheil, (C.S.C.) of the asylum, died August 31 in Ireland. Father (Patrick W.) Condon, (C.S.C.) of the asylum is said to be stricken by the epidemic. (P.S.) In Texas, three priests have died of yellow fever: At Corpus Christi, Father (John) Gonnard and Father Micouleau; at Port Lavaca Father (Alexis) Renoux. The Ursulines at Galveston lost one Sister and the Superior of the new hospital also died.

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1867 Sep. 28
Ozanne, L(ouis): Montauban, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Lyons, France)

He has just learned from the Superior of the Seminary at Rennes of his admission into the number of (Odin)'s coworkers. He asks (Odin) to give him the details of what he will need.

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

1867 Sept. 29
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Aux. Bishop of Cincinnati: Columbus, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He does not know whether his last letter reached Purcell. The only thing that needed an answer was the preposition to secure the White Sulphur Springs property for the Benedictines of Monte Casino. The cost is $50,000. $20,000 promised already. Rosecrans is not anxious for it.

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

1867 Sept. 30
Spalding, Father J(ohn) L(ancaster): Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Two months ago he wrote to Father G. H. Kuhr of Delphi but received no answer. George Sands and Mollie Moore both of Delphi and both Protestants were married some years ago. Mrs. Sands later came to Louisville where she has been living with a Catholic man. She claims she was never baptized. If so the former marriage is null. He writes to get confirmation from Kuhr.

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