University of Notre Dame


1867 Nov. to 1869 Apr.
Brownson, Orestes A.:

Drafts for:

"The Cartesian Doubt," Catholic World, VI (Nov. 1867), 234-251; reprinted in Works, II, 358-382.

"Heresy and the Incarnation," Ave Maria, III-IV (Nov. 1867-April 1868), passim; reprinted in Works, VIII, 186-219.

"Faith and the Sciences," Catholic World, VI (Dec. 1867), 330-346; reprinted in Works, IX, 268-291.

Review of William Dwight Whitney's Language and the Study of Languages (1867), Catholic World, VI (Dec. 1867), 423-425.

Review of Henry N. Day's Grammatical Synthesis (1867), and The Art of Discourse (1867), Catholic World, VI (Dec. 1867), 425-427.

Review of S. S. Haldeman's Affixes in Their Origin and Application (1865), Catholic World, VI (Dec. 1867), 432.

"Nature and Grace," Catholic World, VI (Jan. 1868), 509-527; reprinted in Works, III, 350-375.

"Argyll's Reign of Law," Catholic World, VI (Feb. 1868), 595-606; reprinted in Works, III, 375-391.

Review of L. Muhlbach's Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia, (1867), The Daughter of an Empress (1867), and Marie Antoinette and Her Son (1867), Catholic World, VI (Feb. 1868), 713-715.

"The Church and Her Attributes," Catholic World, VI (Mar. 1868), 788-803; reprinted in Works, VIII, 552-573.

The Church Review and Victor Cousin," Catholic World, VII (April 1868), 95-113; reprinted in Works, II, 330-357.

"Professor Draper's Books," Catholic World, VII (May 1868), 155-174; reprinted in Works, IX, 292-318.

"Is It Honest?" Catholic World, VII (May 1868), 239-255; reprinted in Works, VIII, 299-323.

"Protestantism a Failure," Catholic World, VIII (Jan. 1869), 503-521.

"Porter's Human Intellect," Catholic World, VIII (Feb. 1869), 671-686, (Mar. 1869), 767-784; reprinted in Works, II, 383-427.

Conversations on Liberalism and the Church (April 1869), 86-97; reprinted in Works, XIII, 1-86.

"The Bishops of Rome," Catholic World, IX (April 1869), 86-97; reprinted in Works, XIII, 146-161.

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(1867 Nov.)
Palle, Clémentine: (Lyons, France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Paris, France)

(Odin) was so kind when she met him; she asks him to take 400 francs to her husband, who already lives in New Orleans. He will come to claim it under the name of Pierre Palle, a name which is to be known only to (Odin).

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1867 Nov. 1,
Brownson, S(arah) H.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Mrs. Brownson apologizes to Henry for having forgotten to say goodbye to him at the Ferry and assures him that she is, at all times, wishing for his best good. Henry was sick and worried when she saw him last and was full of care in getting away. She thanks him very much for his kindness and in going to the Ferry with her. She likes Miss (Josephine) Van Dyke, Henry's fiancee, very much and is pleased to have her as a daughter-in-law. She sends her love through Henry to Miss Van Dyke as well as to her family. Henry's father has had a pleasant visit with the Paulists and is going to write two articles for their Jan(uary) number. She attended mass at 5:45 a.m. this morning and the stars were still out at that time. She is anxious to know how Henry's party came out.

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1867 Nov. 1
Dahlgren, Madeleine Vinton: Valparaiso, Chile
 to Orestes (A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Mrs. Dahlgren acknowledges the receipt of Brownson's "note" of September 7. She thanks Brownson for having met her request. Mr. Field wrote to her after Brownson's visit to him. The work is in progress. Her husband (Admiral) is much relieved. She is sorry that Brownson is ill. The Admiral Dahlgren has quite regained his health. She came down on the British Mail steamer. She describes the coastline seen on her journey. An offensive article has been sent to her. It is against Gideon Welles, but involves her. It regards her going to Callao on the Ossopee. She claims the statements are false. Descriptions of the city of Valparaiso are given briefly, also the view of the harbor. The political situation there is described as being in turmoil and upheavel. The Peruvian clergy are bigoted-stupid-selfish set of men—as a body. Eve and Ulrica are well.

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1867 Nov.1
Lyne, Daniel: Allegany, (Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop Peter Paul Lefevere: (Detroit, Michigan)

He wishes to be adopted for the Detroit diocese. He has been at St. Bonaventure Seminary for some time, enjoying all things necessary for a student. He is reading third year theology. To continue, he requests Lefevere to defray his future expenses; he encloses a letter from All Hallows.

 On the same paper: 

1867 Jun.20
Fortune, W(illiam): (Dublin, Ireland)

Fortune certifies that Lyne has been a student at All Hallow's College for the last 3 years and that his conduct was satisfactory, his studies fair.

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1867 Nov.2
Demigue, Marie: Nantes, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Paris, France)

Her mother, still suffering with her sight, asks Marie to write. They will always remember his visits. She adds (no enclosure) Aunt Evelina's letter and asks (Odin) to take it and also to be the bearer of their regards to all their family. Her mother and sisters join her in thanks. The priests of St. Anne's ask her to express their regret at not being in when (Odin) visited.

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1867 Nov.2
Faure, Father J(ohn) A.: St. Etienne, (France)
 to Bishop (Claude Marie Dubuis?):

Before leaving San Antonio, Father (Andrew) Farges gave him $40 to purchase religious articles. He has written Mr. Briday to send what Farges wants. Vincent Fau will put the package in his trunk or some other seminarian can take charge of it. It seems that Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.) is paying the expenses of a young Alsatian about 15 or 16 who has said that if he had 800 francs like Vincent, he would leave without Odin and on arriving at New Orleans would be free. The person hearing this thought Odin should be informed. The young Alsatian has a sister placed in the Visitation convent here by a Jesuit who seems interested in the family. Faure wishes (Dubuis) a good voyage and himself a prompt recovery from his terrible bodily and mental sickness. If (Dubuis) does not already know, Father (John) Gonnard is dead of yellow fever.

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1867 Nov.3
Nicolet, FatherC.: St. Brieuc, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Paris, France)

Nicolet sends two seminarians, Oliver Bré and (Emmanuel) Lossouarn. A third would like to follow but his mother objected so strongly that the Bishop of St. Brieuc advised waiting a little. He is a subdeacon and one of their best subjects. Five others are disposed to go but different reasons force them to postpone their departure. Nicolet regrets not being able to be at the seminary when (Odin) was there the second time. He encloses what Bré and Lossouarn owe at the seminary. The bill amounts to 528.

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1867 Nov. 3

D. & J. Sadlier Company by W(illiam) D. Sadlier Jr.
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Sadlier wants Brownson to read over a nd comment on Colonel Reynolds' commentary and make such comments which deems fit, so that the article and the comment on it can be published in the next issue of the Tablet, and then the proofs will be returned to him.

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1867 Nov.3
Vivet, S.M., Father P.: St. Brieuc, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Paris, France)

On (Odin)'s last visit, Vivet, in the absence of the Superior, talked to (Odin) often; he feels obliged to write him before his departure for America. (Odin) made an excellent impression on their young people, proved by the departure of several and the greater number who are preparing for the near future. Four have expressed the wish to follow (Odin). He wishes (Odin) a safe voyage and a return.

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1867 Nov.4
Jouan, P(ierre) M.: St. Brieuc, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Paris, (France)

He is a seminarian at St. Brieuc. Perhaps (Oliver) Bré has already talked to (Odin) for Bré's and Jouan's plans were the same. When Jouan told the news to his mother she was so saddened that the Superior and the Bishop advised Jouan to put off his departure. His mother has the idea that if he leaves she will never see him on the altar. Jouan is a subdeacon, age 23 (Odin) can find out more about him from Bré and (Emmanuel) Lossouarn. The only favor Jouan would ask is the payment of the 300 francs he will soon owe the seminary and the expense of his trip. His parents are not rich and suffered considerable losses last year. Jouan would be very happy to have a reply before (Odin) leaves France. Jouan hopes to soon share the happiness of Bré and Lossouarn.

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1867 Nov.5
Lacouture, E.: Bourbon, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: Paris, France)

He learned from his sister, Mrs. Moulin, that (Odin) had spent several days at Ambierle with his family. The same reasons keep him here; he is still nursing the sick. He sent his son the letters (Odin) wrote. The son was to leave for Weston, West Virginia where their property is; his whole family is to spend the winter there. Lecouture is sending (Odin) the papers his son sent; they will give him news of America. They give a sad picture of the South. Mrs. Lacouture joins in regards.

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1867 Nov.7
De Neve, Father J(ohn): Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

He is happy to learn of Lefevere's happy return to the diocese and to report to him that he had obtained $3400.86 from Paris Association of the Propagation. Does Lefevere wish him to take in a larger number of students or is it allright to credit the sum to students already received for the year 1867-68? McSweeny, who served Lefevere's Mass at Roulers, wishes to be adopted for Detroit. He has received a man by the name of Paul (Camillus) Maes whom he is going to enroll for Detroit; he hopes resources will not fail in order to have a greater number of priests. He has placed McManus with Bishop (William Henry) Elder. (Adolphe) Certes writes that the date is near for the first installment to the bishops. If Lefevere consents to take in more students, DeNeve asks for a draft to pay partial expenses for the school year of 1867-68 at the American College at Louvain, if not, to write immediately in order to assign them to other bishops. Father (Peter) Kindekens is with them and they hope for his recovery.

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1867 Nov.8
(DeGoesbriand), Louis, Bishop of: Burlington, V(ermon)t
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

Although he has not heard from McFarland he is sure that he will be with them on December 8. Now he wants something more, he asks him to speak on the evening of that day. The Archbishop will preach in the church in the morning. As the diocese, church, and city are dedicated to the Immaculate Conception he thought McFarland might speak in her honor. He asks an answer without delay.

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1867 Nov.9
Seton, Harry: Fort Laramie, D(akota) T(erritory)
 to (Monsignor Robert Seton) Bob: (Madison, New Jersey)

Harry received Bob's letter this morning, having just arrived from Fetterman after a cold and hard march of 15 miles. They left the latter place with much joy and no regrets. On the march one man was frozen to death because he took more liquor than he could well carry. Harry will attend to Guy Henry's circular tomorrow. When they came into the Post on one side, the Indian Commission came in on the other; General (Christopher C.) Augur, (William S.) Harney and a lot of others. Unfortunately, the Indians do not seem inclined to come down from the upper country, there being at present only about a dozen lodges at the Post. Harry would like Bob to send his ring out. He can never get into a less dangerous place than Laramie as long as they remain on the Plains. He is making a collection of a stone called a moss agate for the girls. Bob is to give Harry's love to Edith when he sees her and will write home as soon as he is rested. 85 miles on foot in this weather is no fun. Bob is to tell Will that Harry's box and books are at Fort Sedgwick and will be up in a few days. He thanks the girls for saving him the London papers.

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1867 Nov. 10
Fitzgerald, Edward Bishop of Little Rock: Little Rock, Ark(ansas)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

As requested he sends an abstract of the laws of Arkansas concerning marriage. The only hope for Arkansas is in immigration from the older states or from Europe. The short cotton crops and low prices are having a depressing effect on the people. Every one is speaking of leaving. There is apprehension for a negro rising and massacre. The negroes are drilling by night under the lead of bad white men. They will starve themselves to buy a pistol or rifle. The South generally does not offer much inducements to immigrants. Arkansas would improve rapidly if their political troubles were settled.

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1867 Nov. 10
Perche, Father N(apoleon) J(oseph): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He begs leave to express his deep gratitude to Purcell for his charity towards their institutions. They have two negro institutions which were not put on the list and which are not so needy as the others. One of these, the Holy Family Institution, numbers ten or twelve colored ladies who for more than twenty years have devoted themselves to the religious education of female slaves. They will do the same with freed girls. The other institution is the house of the colored Sisters of Providence who came from Baltimore to establish a school for colored children. They need some assistance now as all were taken by the epidemic. If Purcell approves, Perche will give $200 to each of these institutions. He will also send $600 to Galveston (Texas) to aid the Catholics who have suffered from the epidemic. The Catholic hospital is the only charitable institution in Galveston. If all the bishops of large cities would do as much as Purcell, they would be able to maintain their institutions. Bishop (John Quinlan) of Mobile sent a check for $700. They received also a touching donation of $150 from an Irish society of Wood Carriers of St. Louis. The Archbishop (John M. Odin) left France last Saturday; he knows but in part his losses. In two months they lost nine priests through the yellow fever. There are now but few cases left in the ciy.

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1867 Nov.11
de Burgh, Father Hubert: Belleville, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Monsignor (Robert) Seton: (Madison, New Jersey)

De Burgh has been busy since his arrival setting things in order. He likes Belleville very much. He hopes soon to have enough to do in parochial work to occupy both mind and body constantly and pleasantly. He has called on 2 or 3 families and finds himself heartily welcomed. He is glad that Seton is so well pleased with St. Elizabeth's; he trusts his health is improving. De Burgh thinks Belleville very healthy; though colder the winter is drier than in England. De Burgh is occupied in estimating the value of furniture and books and trying to understand the accounts of the mission for the last two years. He hopes Seton enjoyed his dinner with Father (James) D'Arcy at Morristown. De Burgh heard Father (George H.) Doane say he intended to lecture there. Intemperance seems to be the great sin of Catholics in the United States. De Burgh does not intend making any changes there until after he is better known. His school is in a wretched condition, the master is an ignoramus and without order, 14 years in possession and a trustee! The mistress in intelligent and earnest and will do very well; she plays the organ.

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1867 Nov.11
McNeirny, Father F(rancis): New York, (New York)
 to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland) of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

The faculty for using the baptism rite for children for adults will expire January 1, 1868. Archbishop (John McCloskey) will ask for a further extension if the Province desires. McFarland is to let him know his wishes.

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1867 Nov. 11
Sorin, C.S.C., Father Ed(ward): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father sent Brownson a $50.00 draft for the five articles of which three are already received. Wants Brownson to have long life so that he can write more on the Blessed Mother.

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1867 Nov. 11
Wadham, Edgar P.: Albany, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

The writer thanks McMaster for his letter and is glad that the Gulf is bridged once more, and assures him that it will not be broken again. He will tell him more when they meet.

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1867 Nov. 12
Domenec, M(ichael) Bishop of Pittsburgh: Ebensburg, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He cannot refuse Purcell's kind invitation to lecture for the benefit of the Orphans. He presumes that it will be given in the Cathedral.

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1867 Nov. 13
Spalding, M(artin) J. Archbishop of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He published in the Mirror the answer of the Holy See to his supplication for additional faculties in blessing beads, etc. He has received a beautiful letter from the Pope in reference to the acts of the (Plenary) Council (of 1852). It is addressed to all the metropolitans. Bishop (John) McGill has an idea that he and Purcell as residing legates under Behan's will have the power to disperse the amounts as they may think best. Spalding thinks they must carry out the will of the testator.

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1867 Nov. 14
Raymond, Father G(ilbert): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New York, New York)

He has another piece of bad news: Father (Francis M.) Marion died today. Father Perché and Raymond had agreed to have Marion go immediately to Spring-Hill. The fever struck him three hours after his arrival and prevented his leaving. Raymond blessed the chapel of the Religious of the Sacred Heart; they will open their day school next Monday. (P.S.) there is no longer any danger in coming to New Orleans.

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1867 Nov. 15
Perché, Father N(apoleon) J(oseph): N(ew) Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.): New York, (New York)

Although they expect to see Odin soon and Father (Gilbert) Raymond is writing, Perché feels he must inform Odin of their losses. Ten priests have died in the epidemic: 1. Father (Constant) Orhant, August 26; 2. Father (Rudolph) Eppinger, September 1; 3. Father (Francis) Nachon, S.J., October 1; 4. Father (Francis x.) Seelos, C.SS.R., October 4; 5. Father (Charles) Steis(s) berger, C.SS.R., October 6; 6. Father (John) Kelly, C.M., at the beginning of October; 7. Father (John) Dwyer, C.M., October 10; 8. Father (Anthony) De Chaignon, S.J., October 15; 9. Father (Joseph) Viau, pastor of Royville, October 20; and 10. Father (Francis M.) Marion, November 14. Perché wrote Father (J.B.) Pr(e)au, assistant at Opelousas, to go to Royville until Odin's return, so that the church will be finished and the subscriptions collected. Father (Gustave) Rouxel thought it might be enough to pay the debts. There are about 30 priests ill, among them, Father (James) Jacobs, C.SS.R. and Father (William V.) Meredith, C.SS.R.; Father (Antoine) Borias; Father (John Charles) Ferec; Father (Francis) C(e)uppens; Father (Gerrit) Sheehan; Father (Ernest) Forge; Father (T.J.) Smith and another at St. Joseph; Mr. Duncan and another at the seminary; Father (Ives C.) Rivoallan; Father (Hyacinthe) Leconic; Rouxel; Father (J. Francis) Raymond; and Father (L.A.) Chassé. Father (John F.) Cambiaso, (S.J.) was at death's door; all are now well. The Redemptorists lost two Brothers; the Jesuits, one; the Brothers at Bay St. Louis lost three. The Christian Brothers lost seven or eight, in the city as well as at Pass-Christian; Father (Francis) Pont, pastor of Pass-Christian, is also dead. The Sisters of Good Shepherd lost two of their subjects as did the Sisters of Mount Carmel. The Sisters of Charity lost several. In Texas, three priests, an Ursuline of Galveston and the superior of the new hospital are dead. Since the hurricane of October 7, the convent of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word in Brownsville is in ruins. Perché has ordered public prayers and made an appeal for their charity institutions. He sent it to all bishops and (Thomas) Layton sent it to the banks and business houses of New York and other large cities. They have already received $8000 but they need three times that much. Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell) has ordered a collection taken and has already sent over $3000. The Archbishop of New York should have a copy of the appeal; neither he nor Philadelphia have done anything for them. They have had private gifts from New York, Baltimore, and St. Louis. Perché and Raymond have been in excellent health. There was not a single case of fever at the convent. He will be very happy to have a talk with Odin on his arrival.

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1867 Nov. 17
Nicolet, Father C.: St. Brieuc, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

With the permission of the Bishop of St. Brieuc and the authorization of their parents, Nicolet sends (Odin) two seminarians in the last course of theology. One is a subdeacon, a good subject, of whom Nicolet spoke in his last letter. He is Pierre (M.) Jouan of Plouezec. The other, Augustin Jamet of Plélo parish, has less talent; he has been held back from ordination once or twice because of his indolence. But last year he changed completely. His decision to leave the country was entirely spontaneous on his part. These vocations will lead to others. Enclosed is a statement by Father (?) Delanche, bursar: Jamet's board, $203 Jouan's, 349; advanced to (Oliver) Bré, $10.

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1867 Nov. 18
Pabisch, Father F(rancis) J.: Mt. St. Mary's Cincinnati, Ohio
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, Ohio

Pabisch has hastened to do what his illness prevented him from doing last week. He has left the first two pages unchanged but has introduced some changes in the remainders based on Bouvier, the Ohio statutes, and Perrone. The last has an elaborate summary of the places where the decrees of Trent were promulgated. Purcell can't decide which copy of the other pages to send on to Rome. Bouvier, unlike Blackstone, is a commentary on American laws. (Purcell) notes on the back in Latin that a priest of this diocese once united in marriage two persons neither of whom were Catholic but who believed that the Catholic was the only religion and promised to raise their children Catholic and to embrace the faith at the opportune time.

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1867 Nov. 18
(St. Palais,) Maurice (de) Bishop of Vincennes: Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

On his return from Piqua Father (August) Bessonies was very happy over the promise which Purcell had made. He is now saddened at Purcell's refusal and asked De St. Palais to write to insist that Purcell make good his promise. Purcell's last visit at Indianapolis was not very agreeable. But the next will be. De St. Palais will be there to receive Purcell and participate in the feast.

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1867 Nov. 19
Delbaere, Father Henry: Ann Arbor, Michigan
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He encloses $10 for renewal of his subscription. He distributed the sample papers among parishioners, but very few can afford to buy it. He compliments McMaster on his stand against Ontologism. He feels that system contains the seeds of all possible error, and will prevent entirely the study of Scholastic philosophy. He feels that the ontological students are grand-fathered by Malebranche. Their misconceptions and misrepresentations of doctrine of the Scholastics form the main foundation for their utopias, and nothing but a study of the alphabet of sound philosophy can destroy their notions. They cannot learn the alphabet afterwards. He points out that Professor (Ubacks) taught for over 15 years that St. Thomas was an intermediarest and after repeating that silly assertion, he finds out that he is mistaken. The writer feels that the Professor did not really know the alphabet of St. Thomas' philosophy.

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1867 Nov. 19
(Lynch) Rose, (O. P.) Sister: St. Mary's, (Somerset, Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

They cannot sufficiently thanks Purcell for the check. God will reward him for his kindness. Their new building is going along fine. They wish they could think of something to do for Purcell.

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1867 Nov. 20
Wood, James Frederick Bishop of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Answering a letter of Purcell to Wood drawn up by Father D(avid)Whelan and signed by the archbishop dated Oct. 12, 1867, containing certain questions on marriage asked at the request of the Cardinal Perfect of the Propaganda, Wood writes in his answers on the original letter and also answers a note of greeting from Whelan to himself. The statements are 1. That anyone can solemnize marriages in Wood's state. 2. No canonical impediments are recognized expect that of sister, brother, father, daughter and the like. 3. It is not difficult to obtain a divorce. 4. White persons can be married to those of African blood without difficulty. 5. The discipline of the Council of Trent prevails nowhere in the diocese. 6. As to Catholic civil officers marrying those whom the church forbids to marry, they do not forbid it, as it is considered their duty. 7. In regard to the question as to whether in clandestine marriages the parties are free to contract other marriages without obligation to validate, Wood says they have no such marriages. 8. It is not necessary to obtain a license from the civil authorities to solamnize or contract marriage. 9. As to whether the state would sanction a morgantic marriage, Wood says he thinks it would, since it takes steps to secure certain rights to married women. It works both ways. In answer to Whelan's P.S. Wood returns his compliments, Poor Miss Anne I R.I.P.

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1867 Nov. 21
(Alemany, O.P.) Joseph S(adoc), Archbishop of: San Francisco, (California)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of Providence: (Hartford, Connecticut)

The Prefect of Propaganda has asked him to inform him on the laws of the states on marriage and their enforcement. Knowing no other way to get his information he asks McFarland to let him know these facts about Rhode Island and Connecticut.

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1867 Nov. 21
(Harrison, R.U.), Mother St. Pierre: (Galveston, Texas)
 to Father N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

They have just finished their annual retreat. Father (Joseph) Anstaett had too much to do with his school, the hospital, etc. that he could only give them a few hours for Confessions. Father (John J.) Magee did not want to give more than one instruction a day so St. Pierre gave the second one. How much she owes to Perché for all the instructions he gave her in her youth. What would have become of her in Texas without it? She thanks him for his letter through Mr. Lombard. The epidemic has inflicted terrible disasters in Texas many families are ruined forever. They have only a dozen boarders who pay; there are 98 day scholars. But their convent was spared during the hurricane. They are doubly grateful when they see by the Propagateur the terrible misfortune of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word. They have decided to go to their aid by means of a fair. Thèir elections have not been held; they are waiting for Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis. How sad he will be when he learns of all the misfortunes in his diocese as will the Archbishop for his diocese also has had its trials. St. Pierre is glad their Community in New Orleans has been spared. She thanks Perché for his kindness to their two German postulants who stopped at New Orleans. They arrived November 18; they and their little Kate will begin their noviciate on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Anstaett is a true friend and very prudent, even more prudent than Dubuis who sometimes acts too quickly. Father (Louis C.M.) Chambodut has lost in her estimation; it is not worthwhile to write all his plots against this Community for a year. She sends her respects to Father Cambiaso.

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1867 Nov. 22
Montaubricq, Father A., de: New Haven, Indiana
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He paid a visit to the inhabitants of St. Remy and would have rendered his homages to Purcell if things could have been arranged. But they offer a pastor only $200 without a horse, firewood, or furniture. It is impossible to accept that position. He would have been happy to enter Purcell's diocese, but perhaps there will be another opportunity.

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1867 Nov. 22
(Rappe), A(madeus), Bishop of: Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Rappe asks for information regarding a priest of the name of Geiss (Rev. B. Geiss) who claims to have been ordained by Purcell and an assistant in a German congregation in Cincinnati. Geiss asks for a mission in Rappe's diocese. Rappe asks for advice regarding the matter of schools. His trip to Europe was very beneficial, and his health now is very good.

P.S.—Rappe will attempt to be present at the consecration of the new Cathedral at Burlington.

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1867 Nov. 23
McQuaid, Father B(ernard) J(oseph): S(outh) Orange, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Odin)'s of the 12th reached him yesterday. (John B.) Duggan was admitted to his seminary attached to Seton Hall upon the strength of a letter from his superior in Italy and the representations of a priest acquainted with him whilst there. His first weeks were satisfactory; he then become lazy and neglectful which he sought to explain by sickness. Without being able to allege positive facts, McQuaid felt compelled to request the Bishop not to ordain him and let him go elsewhere. Afterwards several facts were made known which proved his unfitness for the priesthood.

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1867 Nov. 24
Brownson, S(arah) H.: Eliz(abeth) (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Mrs. Brownson fears that Henry thinks her very negligent for not having written him but explains that she has been too busy. Things are going better at the Brownson home than they did and Mrs. Brownson has the best girl working for her that she has ever had. Annie (Brownson) arrived on (November) 11 and is expected to stay all or part of the winter. She has improved greatly and is now a firm and pious Catholic. Mrs. Brownson likes her much better than before. Annie wishes to be remembered to Henry. The party at Brownsons went off well and was attended by about 40 persons. Several were invited who did not come, but some have called since. Among them was a Mrs. Waterbury, who is said by some to be the most intellectual woman in Eliz(abeth). (Mr. Brownson) is very busy but promised to writes on the previous day. Henry is asked whether he saw the notice in the papers of Jimmie White's death. Henry is supposedly keeping house. His mother inquires about Miss (Josephine) Van Dyke and sends her love. Annie speaks with much pleasure of the cordial manner in which Henry received her at Mrs. Smith's. She is of the opinion that they wished to keep her estranged from the Brownson family. They appeared loath to have her and she was very happy when Henry arose and met her so kindly. She helped Mary and Abbie prepare for their wedding and she stayed a few days after Mr. Smith's death. Mary became very excited a short time after her father's death and told Annie that something dreadful had happened in their family and they would be obliged to go to Europe. The Dr. said that Mr. Smith had no disease. November 25- Everyone at the Brownson home expect to go to Mrs. Allen's party. Mrs. Brownson does not care to go but can hardly avoid it. She is interested in finding out how Henry is progressing in the furnishing of his house. (Brownson) sends his love to Henry and Miss Van Dyke and says he will write this week.

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1867 Nov. 25
McCloskey, Father William: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Since Purcell's partiality has brought him into trouble, McCloskey asks that Purcell allow him to take one of his students, Mr. Cusack, to Louisville with him. He may ask for another. The Emperor cannot be relied on. France may give up Rome to Italy as the price of Italy's friendship in a war with Purssia. Poor young LaRoque of Montreal was wonded badly. Bishop (James) Duggan is in Rome. Among the Garibaldian prisoners was an unfortunate priest.

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1867 Nov. 25
Stansell, L. F.: Museum
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was pleasantly surprised to receive Edwards' letter. It recalls many conversations they had, how Edwards thought he was queer. He supposes he does have queers notions at times. In spite of Edwards' fears he is still on the right path.

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1867 Nov. 27
Harnais, Father (Mathurin): (Buras, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

There are no trustees(?) here any more; Harnais did not have the trouble of breaking off with them; they themselves refused to collect to pay the carpenter as they had promised him on last January 15. They have resigned. Harnais must get the bills from Mr. Bulot and do what he can to pay the debts. If (Maximilian) Godefroy is in town, Odin is to pay him the $57 Harnais owes him; Odin can send Masses for the amount. They are his daily beard.

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1867 Nov. 28
(Dénecé, Father John Mary Joseph): Petit-Caillou, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Odin) is to remember these few words until (Denece) can come to see him. After spending so much at Caillou (Dénecé) expected to find gratitude but no one gives him a hand or pays their pew rent. He recently fenced the cemetery and church grounds. His means are depleted by building a church and presbytery. It is not much better at Terrebonne; there he built a fine church which cost him $600 for his part. The subscription brought $500 and the church which is far from being finished inside has already cost more than $1000. Only 3 or 4 persons gave a few days' work; after that (Dénecé) had to pay. However he borrowed money and the church when finished will not cost more than $3000. In spite of all he gets no thanks. It is time to follow (Odin)'s advice that it would be better to have an assistant at Houma to visit these people than to leave a priest there. This is exactly Father (Hyacinthe) Gonellaz's idea; Gonellaz advised (Dénecé) to accept Houma if it was offered and ask for an assistant.

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1867 Nov. 28
Frain, Father C(elestine) M.: Marshall, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

He has ended his missions in the country and gives an account to (Lefevere). In going to Charlotte he had to stop about 12 miles from Marshall near Olivet. Some 15 families with a lot of small children came to confession and to assist at Mass in a farmer's house; he has been offered money to buy land for a little chapel; also one at Bellevue. With the coming of the railroad, there will be a great increase in population, and in property values.

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1867 Nov. 29
Corcelle Roederer, Baroness de: (Paris, France?)
 to Monsignor (Robert Seton: Madison, New Jersey)

They are much disturbed by the latest news which her daughter has received. Her daughter has persuaded her that her sentiments would add weight to the reasons she has given (Seton) to try to change his intolerable position. The first thing to do is, at the beginning of winter, to be dispensed from night calls and mass before dawn. If those measures prove satisfactory she sees only one remedy, that is, to take advantage of the boredom for his sanctification and gain merit. She and her children have only one conviction, the one her daughter talked to (Seton) about.

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1867 Nov. 29
Fitzgerald, C.M., Father R.J.: Steam Ship, "City of Paris"
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The bearer of this note, Martin Powers, is the man of whom Father (John) Hayden, (C.M.), spoke to Odin in Paris. Powers is anxious to study for Odin's diocese. He has, he says, letters of recommendation from his former superiors.

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1867 Nov. 30
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Bliz(abeth) (New Jersey)
 to Maj(or) (Henry) (F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Brownson received (Henry's) letter of the 25 inst. and was glad to learn that everything was going on as usual. Not knowing what train his son would take Brownson was unable to see him off at the depot. He has since been very busy, working very hard for small pay. He has written two articles and a literary notice of a new batch of Muklbach books, two articles for the Ave Maria and a complement for the Tablet. He has seen and spoken with Father (Isaac T) Hecker and although there is not precise harmony in their views it seems that they can get along together without much mutual snarling or growling. Impeachment will be voted down as it should be, Congress is likely to have a fit of economy and will most likely reduce the army though probably not the number of regiments. Brownson is glad to learn for certain that there is but one captain in (Henry's) crops who ranks him. (Henry) is assured for the future. Fifine (Miss Josephine Van Dyke) will help him greatly in this and will be in more ways than one a blessing. Mr. and Mrs. Brownson are greatly pleased with their daughter-elect and are completely taken captive by her. Brownson considers it an honor to have such a daughter and is greateful to (Henry) for selecting one so worthy of him and his parents, as well as to her for accepting the alliance. Brownson sends love to her and claims that he never felt prouder than when (Henry) told him he could call her his daughter. Mrs. Brownson loves her as much but uses fewer words about it. Anna (Brownson) is visiting the Brownsons and while she is a good woman, sensible and pious, Brownson feels kindly towards her but does not love her. If Josephine sends him an invitation to the wedding it will break his heart not to accept but he will accept if his health reamains good and if he can find himself a decent suit of clothes in season. Brownson is sorry for the reason that prevents the wedding tour and would obviate it if he could. However, he believes that it is just as well and perhaps better that (Henry) need not continue making sacrifices just for Society.

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