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1868 June 2
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Purcell's letters came with the draft from Mr. Henry for his nephew and one from Miss Kramer for Mr. Meyer. This leaves a deficit on each of these pensions. (Patrick) Cucack remains in the archdiocese of Cincinnati. Mr. Bryne's health is not so good; he is thinking of leaving Rome for Louvain. Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo says the regulation in question was made by the Holy Office.

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


1868 Jun. 2
Gutton, Father Ph(ilibert): False River, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has entered at the Recorder's Office a document drawn up by some experts, attesting to the actual condition of the building and the urgent necessity for repairs before winter. He has been offered a total repair job for $700, materials and labor included. He suggests (Odin) respond as quickly as possible.

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


1868 Jun. 3
(Bacon), David W(illia)m, Bishop of: Portland, (Maine)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of: Hartford, Conn(ecticut)

Fathers (James) Hughes, O'Brien, Hart and others have promised him collections to aid his building fund for his cathedral. He would not accept were it not for the conditions since the fire. He asks an answer as soon as possible. He would like to know about a Father Murphy who is temporarily in Pawtucket.

I-1-c - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}


1868 Jun. 3
Dubuis, C(laude) M(arie), Bishop of: Galveston, (Texas)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He returned to Galveston. Frightful ravages caused by a hailstorm oblige him to go to San Antonio immediately. The church, the convent, and school have all been damaged. Loss to the city is put at $500,000. His voyage from Jefferson was pleasant enough, despite the high waters. He recognizes the need for new mission center. Father (Joseph) Martinière, whom he confides to (Odin)'s care for a few days, after spending the time at Jackson until Father (J.M.) Giraud's return, should establish himself in the county of Collins as a radius for a dozen adjoining counties. Giraud has overworked himself. Dubuis hopes his health returns on his transatlantic voyage. In passing through Houston he found Father (Joseph) Quéat saddened over the collapse of the convent of the Ursulines there due to the pressures from the Superiors in New Orleans. Sister St. Ligouri, (R.U.) Sister St. Bernard, (R.U.), Sister St. Ephraem, (R.U.), Sister Ste. Ursule, (R.U.), and the last novices from Dublin all had been received into (Odin)'s diocese and could leave without any letters of obedience. This loss pains Dubuis because he has always considered the Houston community as guarded by Divine Providence ever since the attempted arson failed about four months back. Their flight was a terrible blow to the Catholics of Houston. P.S. Father (John F.) Cambiazo, (S.J.) will credit Dubuis on (Odin)'s accounts for a case of watches paid for in France.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {13}


1868 Jun. 3
Foltier, Father E.J.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He received Odin's acknowledgment of the first $500. He sends another $500. He plans to stay in St. Louis to the 14th, and then to go to Chicago. After he has collected $2000 he will tell (Odin) which of the pressing debts should be paid first. A frequent complaint he hears is "hard times, nothing doing". Archbishop (Peter Richard) Kenrick is expected back by the 15th. He thanks (Odin) for the news about his parish. All seems to go well. He wrote two days ago to Father (F.) Renaudier that he should try to collect or to have acknowledged the account that he was sending him. He is going to send him a gong and six altar boy outfits.

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


1868 Jun. 3
Harper, Eliza E.: Minden, L(ouisian)a
 to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She thanks Odin for his kind reply to her recent letter. Today is the second anniversary of her baptism by Father (William S.) Murphy. Though deprived of many privileges they try to be contended with the occasional visits of Father (Jean) Pierre from Shreveport. They thank him for his promise and hope that he may add a censer and mantle and anything else that circumstances will permit. From Bishop (Auguste Marie) Martin they received the vestments, missal, and book stand which he had for his own private use.

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1868 Jun. 3
Kane, Father R(ichard): Franklin, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

On his return from Pattersonville he received (Odin's) letter of May 26 and went immediately to Judge Palfrey's home to interview Mary Roy. She says neither she nor Moses (Roy?) was christened, but she has always considered herself a Methodist and she always regarded herself as the wife of Moses during their four years of marriage. Despite his desertion, she consider herself his wife.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {4}


1868 June 3
Sadlier, J.: New York (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Sadlier asks if it is not a mistake for Brownson to be continually referring to Father Hecker in all his articles. Priests dislike to have one of their number singled out for attention. The article on the Impeachment of Johnson will be left out because Sadlier believes it would offend the majority of the readers, and because our paper professes to be a Catholic paper and the less to deal with political questions the better. Father P. Hennesy had spoken to Sadlier about Brownson wishing to revive the Review and Sadlier wishes to speak to Brownson on the subject.

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(1868) (Jun. 4?)
Brownson, O(restes) A.: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to James Sadlier: New York City, New York)

The article on "Impeachment" was hardly in character for the Tablet. With regard to Father (Isaac T.) Hecker, Brownson agrees. The reply to the Unitarian minister was sent to Brownson by Henry Denman marked to be noticed. He still is unwell. The articles written since his return from Sadlier's home, have been written in agony. Brownson has no wish to bring Hecker prominently before the public. Hecker is not sound in his theology, he inclines too much to rationalism and socialism and is too much disposed to adopt and appropriate the machinery of the sects. Brownson would like to know what articles Sadlier intends to publish.

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1868 June 4
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Bp. of Columbus: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Father (Francis C.) Mallon left on Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Fay called to collect his effects as he does not intend to return. Rosecrans is compelled by this unexpected desertion to give up an appointment for confirmation. Father J. B. O'Connor late of Wheeling and ( ) Healy late of Fort Wayne are there and having failed toget a mission are hanging around drinking scandalously.

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1868 June 5
Alemany, O.P., Joseph S. Archbp. of San Franciso.: San Francisco, (California)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He would be happy to welcome Father (Michael) Gualeo if Purcell believes him sincerely good. He would not adopt him entirely until better acquainted with him. Father T. J. Smith found a good spot in the mountains of Columbia and does much good Allemany is grateful to Purcell for Smith.

II-5-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}


1868 June 5,
(Brownson, Orestes A.): Eliz(abeth), N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Atlanta, Georgia)

(Brownson) is answering Henry's request for one hundred dollars and asks that the latter replace the money at the time mentioned, inasmuch as illness has prevented Brownson from earning as much as before. The rheumatism has not left (Brownson's) neck but his head is much better and he can think as well as usual. He wrote an article on the previous day for the Ave Maria and is about to begin one for the Cath(olic) W(orld) on the Present State of Philosophy. (Brownson) diverges more each day from Father (Isaac) Hecker's liberalism and virtual rationalism and doubts if they shall long be able to get on together. It is not unlikely that the Review will be revived, without involving Brownson in any pecuniary responsibility, by the Sadliers under his absolute control. Brownson is pleased to learn that the condition of Fifine's eyes are improving and expects that the change of climate is responsible for it. Congress is demoralized but General Grant is trying to get Henry's extra pay continued. The army will probably like the new Secretary of War, General Schofield, who is a gentleman and a soldier. Brownson thinks that it would be funny to find his cousin, Chase, the Democratic candidate for President. He himself much prefers Hancock. Mrs. Brownson and he send their love to Henry and Fifine.

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1868 June 5
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Eliz(abeth), N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Charles Sumner: (Washington, D.C.)

Brownson thanks Sumner for his Resolutions touching the Senate when trying cases of impeachment. Brownson approves every word of them, and was surprised, and disgusted to find a different doctrine entertained by men who have reputations as Constitutional lawyers. Brownson believes that the conviction of Johnson was last through the mismanagement of the case. The articles were badly framed and permitted Johnson's defense to treat impeachment as a judicial trial. Brownson will never forgive W(illiam) M. Evarts; he should have refused to defend the President in so plain a case. Brownson is strangely for Grant and Colfax, but it will require strength to elect them.

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1868 Jun. 5
Sacred Heart, R.G.S., Sister M(ary) of the: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

She would have written earlier but for the difficult position in which they found themselves due to the death of the Mother General (Mother Mary St. Euphrasia Pelletier, R.G.S.) of the Sisters of Good Shepherd which followed so closely that of Mother Agnes of Jesus, (R.G.S.), and the fact that she had planned to visit (New Orleans). Right before her death the Superior General indicated that she wanted Sister Mary of St. Rose, (R.G.S.) to go to New Orleans and take charge of the community until a new superioress could be named. Sister Rose is already on the way to New Orleans.

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1868 June 5
Spalding, M(artin) J. Archbp. of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

The Cardinal writes that the notices which reached Rome on the candidates for Marquette are imperfect. The erection of Arizona is hanging fire in the same way. He has written to Rome protesting against any attempt to raise a battalion for C. Carroll Tevis to command and (James F.) McMaster to drill. Spalding is sure it would be stopped by the government. Father (Joseph P.) Machebeuf has not succeeded in effecting a loan but is still in Baltimore begging.

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


1868 Jun. 8
Heaphy, W(illia)m: (Cape Girardeau, Missouri)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He received (Odin's) letter of the 12th. Having mentioned (Odin's) intention with regard to his remaining there during vacation the prefect of health advised him to visit some friends in the diocese. The expenses of remaining would more than equal those he would incur outside.

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1868 Jun. 8
Salzmann, Father Jos(eph): (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: (Detroit, Michigan)

He thanks Lefevere for his draft. Vacation is near, he needs it. Though prolonged so often, he hopes Lefevere will visit them. Bishop (Michael) Heiss is still among them and says as long as Bishop-elect (William) McCloskey has not arrived from Rome with his Bulla for Louisville he will remain incredulous. Salzmann hopes Lefevere will be a co-consecrator for Heiss.

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1868 Jun. 8
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn), Archbishop of: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He has been instructed by Rome to send a theological advisor to help in the formulation of the approaching general council. He can think of no one better suited than Father (James A.) Corcoran, and asks (Odin's) opinion on the matter. A purse of $1000 or so will have to be raised to defray expenses. (Note on back:) Mrs. L.C. Malleville, letter of introduction for Brownsville.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - (Latin and English) - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}


1868 Jun. 9
Augustine, (R.U.), Sister M(ary) J.: Waterford, (Ireland)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She regrets to inform him of the death of their dearly loved Mother M(ary) de Sales, (R.U.) who, to use the words of Cardinal Cullen, had guided the (Ursulines) by her wisdom and edified by the example of her virtues of more than half a century. (Odin) had some opportunity of appreciating her noble qualities. She asks (Odin's) prayers for her and for the rest of the community, especially for Mother M(ary) Peter, (R.U.), whom (Odin) had so longed to get for San Antonio.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}


1868 Jun. 9
(Bacon), David W(illia)m, Bishop of: Portland, (Maine)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

In his letter last Thursday he forgot to tell McFarland that Father (James) Hughes has set June 14 as the day he could collect in his church, St. Patrick's, Hartford, with McFarland's permission. Since McFarland was probably absent he asks again. He would like to know something about Father Murphy whose letter remains unanswered.

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1868 Jun. 9
Bolte, Father C(harles) G.: Ionia, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

The people of Hubbardston have commenced the building of their church, making an assessment of $6,000 in legal notes. Bolte invites Lefevere to bless the cornerstone. If he cannot come he asks that a delegate be sent. He thinks, but is not sure, that faculties were given him some time ago. P.S. He encloses a Postal Order for $16.00 for the Propagation of the Faith from Ionia, but he has not made as yet the collection in the Missions.

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1868 Jun. 9
Spalding, Archbishop M(artin) J(ohn): Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): Detroit, (Michigan)

Cardinal (Alexander Barnabo) in the name of the Pope, has written to him to send to Rome as soon as possible an ecclesiastic who is distinguished in theological or canonical science to aid in preparing the preliminaries for the approaching General Council. He asks Lefevere to give him his opinion as to the most suitable person to represent them in so important a function. He recommends Father (James Andrew) Corcoran who is acquainted in Rome. It will be necessary to raise among them $1,000 for expenses. (Lefevere notes that he) sent a draft for $50.00.

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1868 Jun. 9
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn), Archbishop of: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland) of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

Cardinal (Alexander Barnabo) directs Spalding to send to Rome a theologian to represent the American hierarchy in the labors preliminary to the approaching General Council. Spalding asks McFarland's opinion on the subject. He can think of no one better qualified than Dr. (James A.) Corcoran who is also qualified in Italian and acquainted in Rome. They will have to make up a purse of $1,000 to defray his expenses.

I-1-c - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}


1868 Jun. 9
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn), Archbishop of: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(Odin) may have received what has just reached him—a packet of circulars for all his suffragans giving directions concerning the enrollment of that battalion for the Pope (Pius XI). It is imperative that they act in concert on this matter. His own course will be to retain the circulars and say nothing till he receives an answer from Rome to a letter he wrote May 21 and another he writes today. To take any step would be ruinous. Already Garibaldi is acting. That adventurer (General Carroll) Tevis has done everything in his power to ruin them. Spalding had a long interview with the Inspector General of the U(nited) S(tates) A(rmy) and is sure any attempt to recruit would be stopped. Witness Crampton's dismissal for even less.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {4}


1868 June 9
Spalding, Martin J. Archbp. of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell may have received what Spalding has received, a packet of circulars giving directions concerning the enrollment of the Battalion for the Pope. Spalding is going to retain the circulars and say nothing about them until Rome answers his letter. Already Garibaldi is acting. That adventurous (C. Carroll) Tevis has done everything in his power to ruin them. Spalding had a long talk with the Inspector General of the U. S. A. and he is sure that any attempt to recruit would be stopped by the government. Crompton was stopped and England dared not say a word.

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


1868 Jun. 10
Dubreul, S.S., Father J(osep)h Paul: Balt(imore, Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bishop (Joseph Projectus) Macheboeuf of Colorado visited the seminary and despite Dubreul's attempts to discourage him, solicited priests for his diocese. Dubreul is sorry to state that three of (Odin's) students expressed a desire to follow him: (E.) Badoil, (Robert Garassu) Garrassu, and (Peter M.L.) Massardier. The last of these, however, has already changed his mind. Dubreul recommends that when the other two write for permission to make the change, that (Odin) refuse it unless they can present extremely grave reasons. Dubreul thinks that fear of yellow fever and of the lesson of authority were the reasons that the two changed their minds. Dubreul presents for tonsure the following students: (H.) Rouillard, an exceptionally fine man; (P.G.) Tobin, a man of adequate accomplishments; and (Michael Bardy) Bardi, a serious and conscientious young man. If (Odin) approves, he should send Dubreul all the necessary Powers. Badoil and Garassu were also supposed to receive tonsure, but Dubreul told them that due to their uncertainty they could not be presented. Badoil is a good and agreeable student and seems to have many fine qualities. Garassu seems to be weak of head and heart, and has been demoralized by his family's wish to have him return home. (Louis) Ozanne also is eligible for the tonsure, but because of his apparent fickleness and his part in last winter's insubordination, Dubreul does not recommend him. Dubreul asks (Odin) for permission to take the students on a trip on the Alleghany river.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {9}


1868 June 10
(McCloskey), John Archbp. of New York: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He suggests that they meet with the Archbishop (Martin J. Spalding) of Baltimore at some convenient place to discuss the affairs of raising volunteers for the Papal army. Some speedy conclusion should be arrived at as to how to treat the circulars. The New York Herald published quite an accurate synopsis of the letter signed by Cardinal (Alexander Barnabo. Hence the public is put in possession of it sooner than the bishops who are specially addressed. This grieves McCloskey; it is only another instance of the way things aredone in Rome.

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


1868 June 10
O'Connor, O.S.B., Father Bede: Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

O'Connor's Bishop (Maurice de St. Palais) desires O'Connor to inform Purcell of the observations made during O'Connor's visit to Aurora, (Indiana). Under the guidance of Father (Ignatius) Klein, the congregation conducts itself in a truly Catholic manner, with but three families acting contrary of Catholic custom, and having certain emnity for Father Klein. The congregation is about two-thirds Irish, and the remainder are German. One of the families who dislike Klein is named Rudolph. While building his new church, Klein uncovered several fraudulent contracts and proved them to be the consequence of Rudolph's actions. Leagued with Rudolph is his brother-in-law, Staab, whose wife was injured during a brawl with an Irish woman. This injury was a result of German-Irish fights. The Staab woman brought suit against several Irish, among them listing Father Klein. Klein's innocence in the matter was testified to by all, and eventually by the Staabs themselves in the presence of Klein, O'Connor, and several witnesses. Yet they hate Klein enough to refuse a public withdrawl of the calumny. Staab behaved in a most outrageous manner, threatening Klein, which insults Klein bore with the dignity becoming a priest. The third party is one Specker, whose reputation as a law-breaker is notorious. The leader of them all, Sanford, is suspected of bigamy. He constantly attempts to draw the Irish into secret societies, stating that the Pope, Cardinals, and even Purcell are all Freemasons. O'Connor has stated the facts as told him by different highly respected citizens of Aurora, and leaves Purcell to judge for himself.

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


1868 Jun. 12
Fontaine, Jules: St. James, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Three months ago he told (Odin) of his desire to join up with the Roman Expedition. That was at the time of the departure of the Canadians and there was no question of sending troops from this country. Now he sees in the "Propagateur" the plan to form an American Crusade. He has been a military man all his life, serving both in the Civil War and in Belgium. His character can be attested to by the Consul, Mr. Quintero. P.S. He speaks French, English and German.

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


1868 June 12
Luers, J(ohn) H. Bishop of Fort Wayne: Notre Dame, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

The powers of the diocese of Marquette are in rather precarious hands. He presumes that Father (E.) Jackert is a worthy man. It was not Luer's intention to dictate in the matter between Father (J. B.) Hengehold and his people. The diocese of Chicago is in a deplorable state. Bishop (James) Duggan must either return at once or resign. A priest from Chicago says that the news from Rome is that Duggan will not return. Duggan took away $30,000 deposit money and mortgaged every foot of property. The report is that Father (D ) Dunn has been appointed Administrator by Cardinal Barnabo. Dunn will never do as Duggan's successor as he is no manager. Dunn himself is $50,000 in debt. Bishop (William) McCloskey has written Father Benjamin Spalding for $1,500; he already asked and received $1,000. He states he might keep it out of his salary as bishop. What expectations.

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1868 June 12
Odin, J(ohn) M. Archbp. of New Orleans: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Father E. Foltier, the pastor of St. Vincent de Paul's Church, New Orleans, begs Odin to introduce him to Purcell. He has labored zealously for his church which he built at a time when materials and wages are high. The poverty there is so great that he cannot collect anything; so he goes abroad to collect. If Purcell has any objection, he will not appear in Cincinnati.

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


1868 Jun. 13
De Neve, Father J(ohn): Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefevere: Detroit, (Michigan)

De Neve has been in Rome to have his faculties renewed and to settle some questions about the (American) College at Louvain. All the privileges requested have been granted. The visit to Europe of Fathers (Henry) Ri(e)vers and (Remigius) Van der Heyden does much good. The former will bring two priests to Detroit, who will pay their own passage. He will also bring one who was about to go to America. He has just received Mr. Uytdewilligen of Glasgow for Detroit. (Ignatius) Rickert and Donovan will be ready soon, but money is needed for their passage. Besides these six, there is another priest intended for the mission of Father (Edmund) Dumont but he is slow in learning English. De Neve's health is much better but he can not find another man to take Dumont's place. The Council will be announced this year; he hopes to see Lefevere on his way to Rome.

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1868 Jun. 13
Elder, William Henry, Bishop of Natchez: Troy, New York
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

He has been tempted to write to McFarland three or four times. McFarland has provided a sensation with the great ordination, the largest ever held in the United States. The deed speaks of the future of the Church in the diocese and the country. Elder thanks the Bishop for his and his clergy's hospitality. He has received several letters that have been forwarded from Providence. If more come he is to send them to Father James Keveny, St. Peter's Church, Troy. He goes to St. Mary's, Father Haverman, tomorrow, to Cohoes, Father Thomas Keeny, 21st St. Peter's, West Troy, the Jesuits later. He will not be able to go the day Father Cooney offered him in Providence. (P.S.) Father Stanton of Philadelphia writes that Bishop W(illia)m McCloskey wrote to Bishop Wood that he was to be consecrated on the 24th.

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1868 Jun. 13
Hendricken, Father Thomas F.: Waterbury, Conn(ecticut)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

Hendricken regrets the trouble he caused the Bishop regarding M. Walsh. He gave him $50 promising to pay all extra expenses during the seminary course. He wrote to the President asking him to advance everything required. The first intimation that he was in Montreal was a telegram for more money which he did not answer except to notify the president and him of the fact. On learning the particulars, Hendricken withdrew his offers of aid. Walsh has written since but Hendricken has not answered. If he has appeared drunk at the gates of the seminary he must take the consequences. The excuses are those of a school boy. Father Kane had warned him. Hendricken says he has caused the Bishop much pain but he thought he was doing dood. He can only ask forgiveness for his mistakes. Walsh's age and experience will suggest some way of satisfying his Boardinghouse keeper for the expenses he has incurred.

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1868 Jun. 14
Dénecé, Father John Marie Joseph: Petit-Caillou, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has never in his life seen such misery as is rampant this year. It has been 3 and years since he came to this post, and although life has been difficult, he is not hard to please. He hopes little by little to pay off the debts on the church he had built at Terrebonne. He has not received any response to his last two letters and asks (Odin) to notify him a month in advance if he is coming for Confirmation. He performed a mixed marriage on June 13 between Francis Viguerie, son of Jean Viguerie and Bertrande Baselque, and Georgiana Metcalfe, daughter of Georges Metcalfe and Maria E. Hornsby. There was no time to secure a dispensation.

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1868 June 14
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Bp. of Columbus: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He may have to write for Father (J. B.) O'Donaghue. If Purcell does not care about Father ( ) Rodolf, Rosecrans will let him go to Marges and Lodi. Rosecrans declined to receive David. He will have to suspend work on the Cathedral for want of a loan. (The Sisters of Good Shepherd) canvassed the city for means to build a house and collected $340. He is to go on a trip next week among the Dominicans. He would like to be at the Notre Dame Distribution but cannot see his way to it.

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1868 Jun. 15
(De Goesbriand), Louis, Bishop of: Burlington, (Vermont)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Having seen an extract of (Odin)'s letter in which he manifested the intention of doing nothing further for Aug(ustin) Jamet, the seminarian who was expelled from the seminary at Baltimore, he asks (Odin) for permission to adopt him into his diocese. He has learned of (Odin)'s poor health from Father (Cornelius F.) Smarius, (S.J.), and prays for his recovery. He sends some copies of the "Protecteur Canadien", a journal published by Father (Z.) Druon, the young priest of whom he spoke to (Odin) at Baltimore. (Odin) will read with pleasure several letters that Druon wrote in reply to some letters about Italy written by a minister from Vermont.

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1868 June 15
Pendleton, George H.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Pendleton thanks McMaster for his suggestions and will look up the Chase Movement. He does not wonder that McMaster's friend is sometimes sensitive under the pricks of (Mc's) spear. He himself would be. He asks if McMaster has heard anything further from Vermont. He is fagged out with the hot weather and consider that he has said all that his heart would prompt in response to friendly letters.

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1868 June 15
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

The news of Father Donahue's failing him was a little unexpected. The excitement is strong against Rosecrans for "not letting an Irish priest stay in this congregation". Father (Francis C.) Mallon has contrived to leave the impression that he went away against his will. (C. Carroll) Tevis is a confederate general. Nobody in Columbus wants to go soldiering in Italy. The project may meet with favor in the south, Mallon writes that he heard that Rosecrans did not wish him in Columbus. Father ( ) David went to Louisville. Father ( ) O'Connor went north. Father ( )Healy is still about having raised some money on his watch. Rosecrans stopped writing for the Telegraph because it disputed what he had said.

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1868 June 15
St. Palais, Maurice de Bishop of Vincennes: Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He does not know the three clergymen recomended for Marquette. There was no general fight between the Catholics of Aurora, (Indiana). A German woman insulted an Irish woman who threw a brick at her. De St. Palais hopes some influential lay men will undertake the formation of the American batalion for the Pope's army. He will do what he can. He hopes the apprehensions of Archbishop (Martin J.) Spalding will not be realized. There are many who would go to the assistance of Garibaldi.

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1868 Jun. 16
Funcken, C.R. Father E(ugene): St. Agatha, (Ontario)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere: Detroit, Michigan)

Their extended missions scarcely allow them to visit places outside their diocese. He makes a sacrifice for the poor Poles of Sanilac (Ontario) by sending Father Francis (Breitkopf) after a year's interval, who speaks their language. Funcken encloses a letter from their Superior General who finally seems to have some member of their little Order (Congregation of the Resurrection) for the Poles of Detroit Diocese (no enclosure). Funcken expects two other members for his mission and humbly begs Lefevere to send a draft at once to Rome or to him. (Lefevere notes on the letter that he) sent Funcken a draft for $350.00, June 30, 1868.

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1868 Jun. 16
Murphy, M.: Opelousas, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She is highly dissatisfied with life in the Convent of the Ursulines at Opelousas. Father (Anthony) Jourdan and Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché had assured her the community would be the same as at New Orleans. She has discovered it is not. She explains about 20 differences of rule and custom between the two houses, and concludes by reaffirming her desire to leave the convent. P.S. She made up her mind definitely during a private retreat on Pentecost. When she told Mother (St. Pierre Several, R.U.) the latter asked her to stay on until vacation. She definitely wants to leave but does not want to return to the world. The New Orleans house would not have her again. She asks (Odin's) aid.

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1868 June 16
O'Connor, Father E(dward): Milwaukee, Wis(consin)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Connor remarks that McMaster's article on Professor? Kraus reminds him that he as well as many other priests in this diocese and in St. Paul have been victimized by the professor. He was sent a package, which he immediately returned to the express office, but was informed that there was no return address and that al the English speaking clergy here(Milwaukee) and Minnesota had received the same kind of package. O'Connor says that the German priests have not be humbugged to any considerable extent. He wrote to Kraus and encloses the answer he received. He hopes the police catch up with the imposter. O'Connor points out that Kraus received his letter, sent to 111 E. Broadway, and that if the man is an imposter, it should be easy to apprehend him.

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1868 June 16
Young, Father N(icholas) R.: Kenton, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He has concluded to purchase the property in West Liberty, (Ohio) which Mr. Nash has spoken to Purcell about. It cost $3,000. Mr. Nash will pay $1,000. It will require about $500 to put the building in some kind of church form. He can collect about $400. He trembles at the sight of these responsibilities. He has a burden of $1,150 in Kenton.

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1868 June 17
Spalding, M(artin) J. Archbp. of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Archbishop of New York (John McCloskey) has assented to Purcell's suggestion to meet at Mt. St. Mary's (College). The exhibition will be on Wednesday; they will kill two birds with one stone.

P.S.—There will be a grand jubilee at the Mountain on occasion of the visit of the two Illustrious pupils, Purcell and McCloskey.

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1868 June 19
Machebeuf, J(oseph) P. Vicar Apostolic of Colorado and Utah: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

The young French priest that Bishop (John B.) Lamy sent him for assistant has by his imprudence caused the public to speak so badly against him that he had to go back to Santa Fe. Father (J.B.) DeBlieck is ordered by his provincial to leave Denver for Chicago. This leaves no priest to attend to Denver. Machebeuf has been unable to secure any priest on his different visits. His only hope at present is to pay his debts.

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1868 June 20
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Mr. Byrne has been complaining of his health for some time; that he is so nervous as to be unable to study and has pains in the head. Byrne is thinking of leaving for St. Sulpice. Chatard will send him to Castel Gandolfo to stay with the Franciscans until they hear from Purcell.

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1868 Jun. 20
Georget, Father H(enry): Pass Christian, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father (Amédée) Beccard has arrived and told him all of the circumstances behind his departure from New Orleans. Georget is certain that given Beccard's good will and the isolation of their situation, with a little vigilance and charity he should be able to be saved. While the scandal he gave is great, it is not yet known in Mississippi. Beccard will be kept in the house at all times and will not have access to drink. Next summer, however, it might be best if the interdict were lifted. Beccard has the greatest remorse for his actions and manifests the best intentions. For himself, Georget believes that a few members of the New Orleans clergy should reproach themselves for the scandal Beccard has caused.

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1868 June 22
Barnabo, Al(exander) Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Barnabo acknowledges Purcell's letter of May 7, in which he supplied him with knowledge concerning the difficulties between Bishop(Amadeus Rappe) of Cleveland and Father(Charles)Evrard. As to the Bishop of Detroit (Peter Paul Lefevere) Barnabo would be pleased to have whatever information Purcell may send. As soon as possible he will send to Purcell the Apostolical letters so that Purcell can attend to the consecration of the Vicar Apostolic (Joseph Projectus Machebeuf) of Colorado and Utah. He has received the notes concerning candidates for the widowed See, and although not as accurate as desired, nevertheless since others cannot be provided, they will be considered sufficient for the present time. As soon as the sum mentioned in Purcell's letter is collected in the archdiocese for the Holy Father will arrive he will place it at the feet of the Holy Father as a new pledge of the faithful love and faith of the members of the archdiocese. While he thanks Purcell he hopes that God will keep him unharmed. John Simeoni signs as secretary, Number 6.

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1868 June 22
Quinlan, John Bishop of Mobile: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Father A. D. Pellicer, vicar-general of Mobile and former pastor of Montgomery, is on his way to New York for a little vacation and will stay a few days in Cincinnati. He is sure generous hospitality will be extended to him. P.S.—Since writing the first page, he found it necessary to let Father (William) Duncan accompany Pellicer.

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1868 Jun. 22
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn), Archbishop of: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

He has received the check for $50, Lefevere's quota for sending a theologian to Rome. The Archbishops of Cincinnati and New York will meet Spalding at Emmittsburg to decide whom to send and what action to take on the Roman Legion. The result will scarcely be flattering to General (C. Carroll) Tevis.

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1868 Jun. 24
Weninger, (S.J.) Father F(rancis) X(avier): Oldenburg, (Indiana)
 to Lefevere, (Bishop) Peter Paul: Detroit, (Michigan)

Leaving Grand Rapids, (Michigan) he sent Lefevere the result of his mission; the case was desperate, forcing him to use all the skill and experience of his 40 years as priest and missionary. Affairs must now be treated in the spirit of justice, charity, and moderation and fortitude. He regrets he had no opportunity to speak with Lefevere. He thinks his way of reconciliation the only practical way; he asks to have Father (William) Herwig use much kindness and moderation, Weninger knows the German character. Weninger settled with St. Louis Church in Buffalo and with St. Joseph in Covington. Next week he will be at St. Louis University.

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1868 June 26
Pelamourgues, (Father) J.A.M.: Roder, France
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

After a trip across the Atlantic, the writer spent some time in Paris and continued on to Rome where he met Bishop James Duggan, who had just arrived from the Holy Land. Bishop Duggan had intended to proceed on to Chicago but was advised by Cardinal Barnabo to spend the hot season in northern Europe. Bishop George C. McCloskey of Louisville and Dr. Silas M. Chatard, were both in Rome. General Kansler was called on in the hopes that he might receive McMaster's bonds. The General gave a receipt for two thousand francs after a small mistake had been found in four of the bonds, which were listed for 150 francs instead of 125 francs each. General Kansler asked if the Americans were going to send any regiments. Pelamourgues told him that the American Bishops would rather send money than men. Cardinal Barnabo gave him a letter for an audience with the Pope. Father Edward Sorin of Notre Dame was also seen in Rome as well as Father Mougin, Father Etienne of the Vincentions, and Father O'Carroll. The procession on Corpus Christi was held in the rain and the writer was within hailing distance and in full view of the King of Italy and all the rest. However the appearance of the Pope seemed to have changed as his face was pale and not so full. Some of the Canadian Zouaves were discontented and wished that they were back in Canada. Pelamourgues describes his journey to France through the mountains. In Italy the people seemed to talk of taxes, and they have no money of their own, except paper money which strangers refuse to receive. In France, people are afraid of a war with Prussia. In an audience with Pius IX, His Holiness said that he would rather have money than men for his Zouaves, and an offering of twelve hundred francs was made to the Pope. It appeared that the Pope asked about the American Zouaves to all the Americans that visited him.

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1868 Jun. 26
Spalding, M(artin) J(ohn), Archbishop of: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He encloses (no enclosure) advance proof of their card which will show what course they intend to pursue in regard to the Roman Battalion. From letters just received from Rome he does not doubt that Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo will not object to their policy of inaction. Father (James A.) Corcoran has been chosen as American theological delegate. His expenses will be shared proportionally by the American Provinces in regard to their size. (Odin's) share is $200 and should be sent to Archbishop (John McCloskey). P.S. The cards will be published in all their papers at the same time.

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1868 Jun. 27
Alizeri, C.M., Father Jos(eph): Cape Girardeau, M(issouri)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He is happy to inform Odin that (William Heaphy) Hiphey has successfully completed his annual examination and will be ready for his theology next year. As Father T.(J.) Smith, (C.M.) probably told Odin, Mr. Enright will be unable to continue his studies due to his serious illness. He has returned home and will probably contact Odin personally. He is sending a catalogue (no enclosure) and hopes (Odin) will give them his much needed patronage.

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1868 June 27
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

The bearer of this letter is Father J. Caldani, vicar-general of the Bishop of Aleppo; he is a Maronite and is travelling to collect funds for a college in Rome. As the need of Christians in the east is well-known, Chatard has taken the liberty of presenting him to Purcell.

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1868 June 28.
(Brownson, Sarah H.): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Atlanta, Georgia)

(Mrs. Brownson), through lack of time, has been unable to express her joys and thanks for Henry's letter. She speaks of his father's illness in its various stages, during which time he was attended by Dr. Grier and Dr. Hewit. The condition was diegnosed as acute rheumatism from which there was intense suffering. Brownson has taken a great deal of medicine and his diet consists mainly of beef tea. Mrs. Brownson has a bed in the office from where she can look after her husband throughout the night. Brownson began recovering on the previous Wednesday and sat up for the first time in many days. Mr. Hewit and Dr. Grier have been very kind, the former sending a colored servant to relieve Mrs. Brownson who had become much worn out. It was very distressing to Mrs. Brownson to see her husband suffer so much. He is of the opinion that since Congress has passed a law to abolish the Freedman's Bureau Henry will not be staying long in Georgia. Mrs. Brownson hopes that Fifine is better, Henry's letter did a world of good. P.S. Monday, 29. The doctors were there and said Mr. Brownson is gaining.

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1868 Jun. 29
Foltier, Father E.J.: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

As the pastors of Chicago must give him permission to collect in their diocese, it has been impossible to obtain success there. In concert with Father D(enis) Dunn it was agreed that he should go elsewhere and return in a month. He did, however, receive four invitations to return and try in a few weeks. On Saturday he went to Cincinnati but was informed by Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell) that collecting was out of the question. He sent $600. That is all he could do. On Monday he went to Louisville, and Father (Benedict Joseph) Spalding reversed the customary prohibition against collecting when he saw (Odin's) letter. He asks (Odin) to send letters of introduction for Baltimore and Boston. P.S. He is sending another $500. He has been told that Boston should be the best place.

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1868 Jun. 29
Kluck, Father Peter: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detorit, Michigan)

He is impelled to lay before Lefevere the true state of the Polish Station of the Immaculate Conception situated in Paris, Mich(igan). Since seeing Lefevere a few days before Pentecost of this year, he has endeavored in this Station, to which soon after his return from Mexico Lefevere reappointed him, to perform all parochial duties punctually, and fully. He had removed all discord and contentions produced by Father (Francis) Breitkopf, (C.R.). On the third Sunday after Pentecost, Breitkopf showed up and held divine service, saying that 1. He himself was to live among them or if not he would send them a Polish priest in a short time, saying that Lefevere had sent $400 to Rome to pay traveling expenses; 2. Breitkopf put Urban Kucharezyk in his place saying what he commands, they must do; 3. Breitkopf declined to go on a sick call for which Thomas Wyrzykowsky had come for him; 4. Breitkopf brought a large box saying that it contained church goods to be raffled saying the people were obliged under mortal sin to take chances. After the raffling, no one saw any of the highly prized articles. He is said to have raised more than $300. Kluck can prove all this through canonical witnesses; he can enumerate many more facts of far more importance and of a more delicate and dangerous character.

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1868 June 29
Pendleton, Geo(rge) H.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

He asks McMaster to see his friend Washington McLean who is in New York at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. He could not obtain his own consent to go on to New York, He will not try at all. (Note in pencil): In answer to an advice not to come.

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1868 Jun. 30
McQuaid, B(ernard) J(oseph), Bishop-elect of Rochester:
Seton Hall So(uth) Orange, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland (of Hartford): Providence, R(hode) I(sland)

The bulls for the erection of the see of Rochester and for his appointment to the see have arrived. His consecration will take place in New York, Sunday, July 12, and he wishes McFarland's attendance and prayers.

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1868 Jun. 30
O'Brien, Pat(ric)k Our Lady of the Angels Seminary: Suspension Bridge, Niagara, New York
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

When writing for adoption, O'Brien did not intend to trouble Lefevere with the enclosed bill for $120.80, but he is unable to pay it. Should Lefevere pay it, O'Brien, when ordained, will repay it. Already he owes Lefevere a deep debt of gratitude. The bill is enclosed.

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