University of Notre Dame


1868 (Jul.?)
Massardier, P(eter) M.L.: (Baltimore, Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

This is his first letter in English, and he fittingly dedicates it to (Odin). He pledges himself to revere, to love and to obey (Odin). Although he is on vacation now, he has not abandoned all study but rather strives to make himself a competent priest for (Odin's) work.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1868 Jul. 1
Reculon, (S.M.), Father P.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He is not able to express to (Odin) how grateful he is. The Jesuits of St. Louis and Chicago have received him wonderfully, thanks to (Odin). Everything he has seen has delighted him, and confirms his desire to return. Of all the Bishops Reculon has met, (Odin) is the most cordial and outgoing. Reculon also asks (Odin) to give his thanks to General (Pierre) Beauregard for his letter. The letter served Reculon clear to Canton where a conductor said that the only one who could give such a discount was the president of the line. Reculon also sends his best regards to Mr. McByrd and to Father Chalon.

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

1868 July 1
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H., Bishop of: Columbus, Ohio
 to Father (Michael) Ahern: (Raccoon, Ohio)

Ahern's letter does him credit for its frank tone. Rosecrans approves of Ahern's devotion to Archbishop(John Baptist Purcell), but hopes he will lend himself to the wild and difficult mission until Rosecrans can get more help. Ahern is right in claiming those furnaces and the vestments.

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

1868 Jul. 2
Mrak, Father Ign(atius): Eagletown, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Mrak received Lefevere's letter, returning from the Mission south. He has announced all over that confirmation will be July 19 at the Narrows, three miles from Leland or Carp River. Lefevere will land there the Friday before in the Propeller Barber; Monday they will go by land to Mrak's place, and Tuesday will be confirmation. He supposes Lefevere will being a priest for Manistee to give a mission. He encloses a letter he received at his arrival(no enclosure).

III-2-l - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}

1868 Jul. 3
Foltier, Father E.J.: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He sends Odin another $500. There are very hard times in Louisville. Father (Benedict Joseph) Spalding has been extremely helpful and sympathetic. Foltier asks for two letters of introduction to Pittsburgh, since he heard that trade was good there.

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

1868 July 3
Young Father N(icholas) R.: Kenton, O(hio)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Young has secured the property in West Liberty Ohio and as soon as the deed is recorded in Bellefontaine he will send it to Purcell. With the $1,000 he received by check from Mr. Nash, he has paid the first installment and obtained possession. One note has been given and one mortgage but with Purcell's permission to beg he expects to meet the debt. Mr. Nash has been praised by the poor people of the village. He has contracted for putting a portion of the building into church form and expects to have it ready for Purcell's blessing by August 15. The poor laborers are stinting themselves in tobacco and drink to contribute their mite. The impression from (Purcell's) lecture is very favorable. At Kenton he has cemetery and will soon be ready to make the first payment. He also entertains the hope of starting a parochial school with the Sisters of Charity in September. His plan involves the exchange of land with advantage to religion. However, he will wait until the return of Mr. Crowley from New York before making a decision and he will first place the whole matter before Purcell as he does not want to make a mistake. He admits a fault of jurisdiction in so far as he absolved a man who had attempted marriage and forgot about the reservation. He remembered the reservation only on reading the statutes. Sister joins in asking his blessing.

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

1868 Jul. 4
(Elder), William Henry, Bishop of Natchez: Utica, New York
 to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He has just received word from Father (Henry) Leduc that the Sisters of St. Joseph at Bay St. Louis have decide to make their submission to the authorities. He sends Odin a copy of his circular for the Triduum. He hopes he is not staying away from his diocese too long, but he wants to finish collecting all he can. To date he is about one-half short of his goal. He has not heard any Bishop speak on the matter of raising American troops for the Papal Army nor about the card of those four Archbishops of June 24, but his personal opinion is that it would be a good idea if done in a small fashion, with about 100 or 200 troops. It would reaffirm American support of the Pope, and make collections much easier. His address for the present is in care of Father Francis, Little Falls, New York.

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

1868 Jul. 4
Funcken, C.R., Father E(ugene): St. Agatha, Ont(ario)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Funcken acknowledges receipt of Lefevere's draft for $350.00. He will immediately send it to Rome.

III-2-1 - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}

1868 July 4
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): On board the City of Paris, 2200 miles from New York
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

The trip so far is more like one of the Mississippi. The 4th was celebrated at the dinner table. Creoles from New Orleans took a lively share in the enjoyment. He will so his best to follow out Edwards' commissions. He will reach Paris Saturday night.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1868 July 4
Spalding, M(artin) J. Archbp. of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell's correction is an improvement as the Circular was addressed specially to the archbishops but for all the bishops. Father ( ) Corcoran will aim to reach Rome in October. Spalding sent the brief for Father (Joseph P.) Machebeuf to Purcell. P.S. He thinks (C. Carroll) Devis has got his quietus.

II-5-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16to. - {3}

1868 Jul. 5
Grignon, Father M(athurin) F.: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He send s to Odin the authorization of Bishop (William Henry Elder) of Natchez to ordain John Baptist German Marty. In the Bishop's absence, Marty would be of great help to the diocese, so Grignon asks Odin to ordain him after a retreat. (Enclosed is the authorization, dated June 24, 1868 in Little Falls, New York.)

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

1868 July 6
Elder, William Henry, Bishop of Natchez: Utica, New York
 to Archbishop John B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Elder reminds Purcell that when he wrote to Purcell last winter asking permission to solicit funds in Cincinnati, Purcell told him that Bishop (Patrick N.) Lynch was expected on a similar errand. Elder desires to know what Lynch has done since then. The charity of Philadelphia helped Elder a great deal. Elder paid off one-sixth of the mortgage on the school house, but there is $350 more to pay each six months. Several priests of the diocese are asking for help. Even money for Elder's intentions is given to the common fund. If the present year's crop is good the people will be a little relieved and encouraged. Elder asks to be addressed in care of Bishop (James F.) Wood, of Philadelphia. Bishop-elect (William) O'Hara, (of Scranton) asked Elder to assist at his consecration on the 12th. He shall remain there till about Wednesday, then return to this neighborhood for a week or more. If Elder should leave Philadelphia before receiving Purcell's letter, he will leave word where it is to be addressed. At present Elder is enjoying the hospitality of Mr. John C. Devereux, Mrs. Devereux being formerly the youngest sister of Mrs. Basil Spalding of Baltimore. Their earthly abundance seems to be a reward for their piety and charity inherited from their parents on both sides. Elder describes his activities on the Fourth of July. He sends his regards to the Archbishop's brother (Rev. Edward Purcell) and to the other priests in the diocese.

II-5-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {5}

1868 Jul. 6
Joos, Father Ed(ward): Monroe, (Michigan)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

Just after Lefevere left Mr. O'Connor called to tell him that he is going to have his lot and land surveyed; it would be a good occasion to have the boundaries of the church-farm exactly determined so that the fences could be removed without going to law and would prevent Mr. Nims form calling in peaceable possession during 20 years. A known but missing heir has just shown up to claim a part of the church-farm. Joos recalls to the bishops the renewing of the farm lease for the same terms and purpose.

III-2-l - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1868 Jul. 7
O'Brien, P(atrick) V.(?):
Our Lady of the Angels Seminary Suspension Bridge, Niagara, New York
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefev(e)re: (Detroit, Michigan)

O'Brion has received Lefevere's letter informing him he will not pay what O'Brien owes there. He is instructed by his Superior to inform Lefevere of the expenses for the next year. He prefers to continue his studies there, but if Lefevere does not wish to pay expenses it is well for him to know before so that he can decide what course he will adopt. P.S. Father (Robert E. V.) Rice, (C.M.)sends a catalog.

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

1868 July 7
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Rosecrans would rather not meddle in the proposed transfer. He has no banker to whom he can speak confidentially. He supposes the work will be chiefly copying the deeds with change of name.

P. S.— He hopes Purcell will not take it amiss if he protests against the misunderstanding of his meaning.

II-5-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16to. - {1}

1868 Jul. 9
Clack, Louise: Pass Christian, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She asks (Odin's) approval for a book she has written called "Theo," a defense of the necessity and valve of a religious education. Sister Candida, (S.C.), read the manuscript and said she thought (Odin) would approve it since it is a work calculated to be great benefit for young people.

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

1868 Jul. 10
Gutton, Father Ph(ilibert): False River, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He desires not to deceive (Odin), but only to secure a decent church for his congregation. When he returned from the city he met with Mr. Poydras, Mr. Roy, and the lawyer, Mr. Landry. Their advice is that (Odin) should immediately obtain a transfer of the debt of Father (Francis) Mittelbronn. This transfer should be made before a notary, and , to facilitate it, Gutton sends copies of the process of Mittelbronn amounting to about $5,800. With this transfer the chief claimant, (S.) Van Wikle, is not to be feared since his claim can not be for more than $1,000. After the transfer the two properties and buildings could be sold to whomever (Odin) pleases. The best interest of the two churches depends upon immediate action, Once transferred, there would be no risk in so far as the repairs are concerned.

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

1868 Jul. 10
Henni, John M(artin), Bishop of: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): Cincinnati, Ohio

Father S. Szczpankiewicz left the diocese some months ago for parts unknown. He left debts in the Milwaukee diocese, as well as in his native country, as Henni learned by letters from Posen. The poor man has no character. Henni has scarcely any idea as to how recruiting of soldiers for the defense of the Holy Father will work. He fears that the Holy Father needs money more than men. A few weeks ago he sent $6900 to Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo as a gift of the diocese. Henni is leaving for St. Louis to attend the consecration of Bishop (Joseph) Melcher. Father (Michael) Heiss has just received his bulls. P.S. Henni will gratefully accept Purcell's copy of the controversies.

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

1868 July 10
Luers, J(ohn) H. Bp. of Fort Wayne: Mishawaka, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He asks when will Bishop (Joseph P.) Machebeuf be consecrated. Next week he will lay the corner stone for a new church at Gross Point, Illinois, near Chicago. Purcell should write him care of Father Peter Fisher, St. Peter's Church, Chicago. The personal debts of the Bishop of Chicago (James Duggan) are more than $70,000. Luers is having trouble with Father (Julian) Benoit who thinks all would have been right if he were bishop of Fort Wayne. Now nothing is right in Benoit's eyes.

II-5-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1868 July 11
Quinlan, John Bishop of Mobile: Selma, Alabama
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Quinlan takes advantage of a rest in Selma to reopen a long interrupted correspondence. He thanks Purcell for his kindness to Father (C.T.) O'Callaghan and to Fathers (A.D.) Pellicer and (W.H.) Duncan. Quinlan is now on a visitation of the central part of his diocese. The good Ursulines of Tusoaloosa, whose commencement he has just attended are doing wonders and have delighted the Protestants. He wishes to write to Purcell about the cemetery legislation and the Papal army. He understands that there is a decree of the council of Baltimore, approved by Rome, interdicting burial in Protestant or pagan cemeteries where consecrated ground exists. The present legislation seems to him queer, relaxing long established canonical discipline. He hopes the blessing of graves in Protestant cemetries is only permissive not mandatory. Just before he left Mobile he received a large Roman document which he postponed reading until his return which seemed to urge the raising a company of volunteers for the Papal army, the diocese paying the expenses. He was startled knowing that the thing would not take in Mobile. It appears that one (Carroll) Tevis who writes for the Freeman's Journal is the prime mover, and Quinlan understands that he wasn't worth much in the Confederate army, and he thinks Rome has been fooled. He approves the manifesto of the four archbishops that appeared in the Mirror. Quinlan is sorry to hear of Bishop (Sylvester H.) Rosecrans' discontent. Rosecrans can blame him for urging him to accept despite Purcell's protest against losing his services. He hopes Rosecrans will come to his senses and make amends. He cannot go to Cincinnati before September but sends his affection to the clergy there.

II-5-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {9}

1868 Jul. 12
Anstaett, Father J(oseph): Galveston, (Texas)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He knew Mr. Cullen, who was a distant relative of Cardinal (Paul) Cullen, and attended at his death with Father (Louis C.M.) Chambodut. He has just written to Father (Joseph) Quérat in regard to Michael Ryan. It has been some time since he last received a letter from the son of Mrs. O'Brien. Father (Charles) Padey is in Galveston and resting. He says he married Doctor(?) Dallam to Fanny M. Segui, but he does not recall the date. He wrote to Halletsville, but the priest there could find no record. He said someone had destroyed one register. Anstaett had written to Father (Augustine) Gardet regarding the certificate of baptism but has not yet received any answer; Anstaett had written to John O'Brien regarding the church and school at Indianola. The letter was returned to him because of inadequate postage. He was not sorry since Bishop (Claude Marie Dubuis) has been (Joseph) Sheldon and Mr. Stockdel with whom he has made a a better deal. Father Padey has signed the certificate; Mr. Rodriguez, the Spanish Consul, will also sign and Mr. Fauconnet will ratify the act as soon as they arrive. Everyone is constantly asking for news about (Odin). Quérat has written that he did not baptize young Miss Dallam.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {18}

1868 Jul. 13
Blossman., Elena De: Lavaca, (Texas)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana

She thanks (Odin) for his letter of May 5 with its letter from her South American relative. She asks (Odin) to forward the enclosed return letter Sister St. Gertrude wrote that she had sent to (Odin) a small box containing some flowers and vases for the church at Lavaca. She asks Odin to forward the box, but not by express. Her husband and children send their regards.

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

1868 Jul. 13
Kajsiewicz, C.R., Father Jerome: Rome, Italy
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

He had the honor to send Lefevere a letter through Father (Eugene) Funcken, (C.R.) some weeks ago announcing that the missionary for his Poles would be ready at the beginning of July and asked that the money for the voyage be sent in good time. The priest was ordained on the feast of St. Peter. He added that he will give him a Brother who will act as sacristan and cook a little. He asks Lefevere to expedite the necessary money for the voyage of the two missionaries that they may not suffer during the great heat here or during the bad season.

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

1868 Jul. 13
(MsCloskey), John, Archbishop of: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He acknowledges receipt of $100 for the fund of Father (James A.) Corcoran. Their card seems to be meeting a satisfactory reception from all quarters. They really had no other course to pursue.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}

1868 July 14
Barnabo, Al(exander) Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Barnabo acknowledges Purcell's letter of June 4 and the bank drafts enclosed which he immediately presented to the Holy Father. The Holy Father accepts the money as a new pledge of the veneration of the faithful of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati towards the Holy See and grants his blessing to Purcell and to those who contributed to the offering. It is not without sorrow that Barnabo learns of those things which concern the diocese of Vincennes, and the Sacred Congregation will not delay to consider necessary and suitable remedies. Mindful of Purcell's favors Barnabo does not cease to pray for him. Signed by John Simeoni, as Secretary. No. 7.

II-5-d - L.S. - (Latin) - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1868 July 17
Machebeuf, J(oseph) P. Bishop-elect of Denver: Burlington, (Vermont)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Machebeuf leaves that evening for Montreal where he will make another effort to get some good priest to go with him. He will remain only a few days, and will be in Cleveland on Sunday the 26th and through Sandusky on his way to Cincinnati. At the first of August he will meet the Superior of the Sisters of Loretto. Then he will go to the Trappists for his retreat. He will return to Cincinnati August 14 or 15 for the consecration on the 16th. Should Purcell approve, Machebeuf wishes Purcell to write to him at Cleveland, so that Machebeuf can give notice to Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe, write to Bishop (Louis) de Goesbriand, and see Bishop (Sylvester) Rosecrans in Columbus. Machebeuf wishes also to write to Archbishop (Peter R.) Kenrick in St. Louis, to explain why the consecration will be held in Cincinnati instead of St. Louis. After the consecration he will go with Father (William) Cheymol to thank the (Ursulines) of St. Martin for their kindness. Machebeuf sends his compliments to Father (Edward) Purcell and the other priests of the Cathedral. P.S.—Should Purcell write to St. Martin's he should give them Machebeuf's compliments. (Purcell adds the following):

1868 July 23
(Purcell, Archbishop John Baptist: Cincinnati, Ohio)
 to (Rev. William Cheymol: Brown County, Ohio)

This letter will inform Cheymol on Machebeuf's plans. Cheymol is to read the Bulls at Machebeuf's consecration. Purcell sends greetings to Father (F. X.) Dutton and others at St. Martin's. Father (A.) kirner will be at St. Martin in time.

II-5-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {9}

1868 July 18
Lamy, John B. Bishop of Santa Fe: Santa Fe, N(ew)M(exico)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Santa Fe is almost dead. There is nothing doing except two small newspapers which seem to predict great things for the future of New Mexico. As yet the thousand of emigrants have not come. The work of the Sisters of Charity is increasing. On a trip to a distant part of his diocese he camped at La Belle Etoile where he was exposed to be scalped every minute. At a spot 12 miles from Fort Sumner four men had been killed by the wild Navajoes. He travelled over 900 miles and found seven new churches. He hopes Father (J.A.) Truchard is well and will soon return.

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

1868 Jul. 18
St. Rose, (R.G.S.), Sister Mary of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A gentleman of the Dramatic Relief Association has proposed putting on a dramatic performance for the benefit of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. She told him she did not think it would be proper; she now writes (Odin) for his decision and opinion. All that the convent would have to do is aid in the distribution of tickets.

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

1868 July 19
Elder, William Henry, Bishop of Natchez: Little Falls, (New York)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Elder did not get to see Bishop (Patrick) N. Lynch when leaving Philadelphia. Bishop (John) McGill said Lynch was to be in Cincinnati today. Consequently, Elder planned to go to Chicago next Sunday. Elder prefers the retreat begin the 23rd. so that he may remain until Saturday morning, when he must return to Chicago for Sunday. He is glad to hear that Purcell has a wise and experienced priest to hear confession. He would prefer that he hear them all, but Elder will hear those that come to him. Since his See is so isolated and his priests are so few in number, Elder has had little experience with the spiritual needs of the priests. He asks Purcell to provide if possible the third volume of the Meditations of Dr. Chaignon. If there is no copy nearer, Purcell could write for Elder's copy at Natchez. He asks to be addressed in care of Very Rev. (Denis) Dunn, St. Patrick's Church, Chicago. Elder will arrive in Chicago Friday. He shall pay his respects to the new Bishop (Bernard McQuaid) of Rochester in passing.

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

1868 July 20,
(Brownson, Sarah H.): Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to (Henry P. Brownson): (Atlanta, Georgia)

(Mrs. Brownson) is writing this letter to Henry on behalf of her husband who is dictating it. His recovery is very slow and the rheumatism is at present causing great pain in the right wrist, however, (Mrs. Brownson's) tender, faithful and vigilant care is largely responsible for his feeling better. Brownson is happy to hear that (Henry) is well again and sees no reason why he shouldn't preserve his health with ordinary care and prudence. The nomination of Seymour and Blair will, according to Brownson bring thousands of such doubtful Republicans as Henry to the support of Grant and Colfax. Gen(eral) Grant has long been Brownson's choice but he never would have chosen Colfax for the Vice-Presidency even though he is a little above the ordinary run of Politicians. Brownson has never but regards it as for the true interest of the South to accept them, reorganize, and get back into the union. The success of Grant and Colfax in the coming election will secure the restoration of all the states that seceded. When these states are once restored they will stand on an equal footing with those states which did not secede and whatever is unconstitutional in the reconstruction measures will fall of itself and whatever is amiss in the several constitutions adopted can be set right by state authority. Congress will not likely pass, during its present session, any measure for reducing the army. If however any measure is passed unfavorable to Henry, he would do well to remember that Dr. Hewit has great personal influence with both Gen(eral) of the army and the Secretary of War, and he would be delighted to render Henry any service in his power. Brownson is glad to hear that Fifine is well and happy and he sends his warmest affections and a father's blessing. Mrs. Brownson adds a few lines of her own to the letter and joins with her husband in extending their love and best wishes. She is very happy that Brownson is recovering and considers Dr. Hewit as a real friend throughout her husband's illness. The weather has been extremely hot in Elizabeth since July 4.

III-3-a - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1868 Jul. 20
Lusson, (F.): Neuvy Roi, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

It has been 5 years since he was forced to leave New Orleans because grave family reasons recalled him to France. Recently, however, affairs for the support of his mother and brothers have been worked out, and he foresees that he will be free in October to come to America. He thus re-offers his services to (Odin), and hopes that with his greater age, 25 years, and his years of study of theology, he will be able to be ordained immediately upon entering America. His brother who is in the seminary is also interested in coming. He is 20 years old and in minor orders. Both will need their transportation expenses paid. He hopes to hear a favorable answer soon.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1868 July 21
Young, Father N(icholas) R.: Kenton, O(hio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He has failed in his efforts to secure a school. He will give more attention to the rising prospect in West Liberty. He is going to push the work on the church. He intends to give the month of October to begging in Cincinnati. He must depend on this source for $500

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1868 July 22
( ), Will: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He is sorry to hear that Edwards spent the fourth in such a disagreeable manner. Bro. Benoit (C.S.C.) has just returned much improved in health. Bro. Mazarius (C.S.C.) is their prefect at present. Father (Alexis) Granger (C.S.C.) gave them permission to attend the circus and all had a nice time.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16to. - {2}

1868 Jul. 22
Bellanger, S.M., Father F.: St. James, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

1. It appears that there is being formed a kind of secret society to maintain the privileges of the white race. If he has the name correct it is called the Camelia Band (Knights of the White Camelia). He has been told that it has no connections with the old secret societies condemned by the Church. He has also been told that (Odin) knows about it. Bellanger his apartment; he looks bad and has no appetite. There will be 3 big funerals today either here or at St. James.

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

1868 Jul. 22
De Neve, Father J(ohn): Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He has received and credited Odin's payment of 2000 francs. Since Odin made no mention of it, he asks if he received his bill of November 9, 1867. Odin's two men will be ordained next Saturday. He asks for details on when and how they should be sent to America. He may be able to get some money from the Ludwig Verein at Munich because one of them is originally from Munich. He is pleased that Father (Ignatius) Scheck and Father (Pierre Leonhard Thévis) Tewis are doing well. He read of the death of a Scheck and asks if it is the same man. Should Odin need a third German priest, he should let De Neve know in his next letter, and he will do all in his power to secure one.

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

1868 July 24
Young, Father N(icholas) R.: Kenton, O(hio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio)

The work on the chapel at West Liberty is progressing. It will be ready for dedication on the 23rd. He will go to Cincinnati with Mr. Nash to procure the necessary articles for the sanctuary. He is displeased with the action of the people of Kenton, in the matter of the parish school. Their bickerings have alienated non-Catholics. If the Germans petition him for a separation, they are not to be countenanced, for they are led on by a few Lutheran Catholics and a fanatical muddler. The illiberality is not confined to the German people.

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

1868 July 26
Francis Assisi, (C.S.C.), Brother: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

He received Edwards' kind letter after it had remained in Bro. Edward's office for three days. He often thinks of Edwards and how he would defend the rules of the institution when attacked by discontented boys. All were pleased to hear that Edwards was enjoying himself.

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1868 Jul. 26
Purcell, Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere: Detroit, (Michigan)

He invites Lefevere to the consecration at Cincinnati of Bishop (John Projectus) Macheboeuf August 16; the Bishops of Cleveland (Amadeus Rappe) and of Vermont (Louis de Goesbriand) will be the assisting prelates. They must meet together about the appointment of Bishop (Frederic) Baraga's successor, still undecided in Rome, though from a letter of Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo he is not asking them the impossible. Also they want to take some action about blessing graves in non-Catholic cemeteries when they have Catholic cemeteries. Lefevere has paid $50 of the $300 levied for expenses of Father (James A.) Corcoran in Rome as canonist and theologian to prepare for the Ecumenical Council.

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1868 Jul. 28
Lelievre, Father E(dward): Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Odin's) community of Little Sisters of the Poor will arrive at New York at the beginning of November. It will be composed of 9 or 10 Sisters. He cannot thank (Odin) enough for his letters of introduction to St. Louis and Detroit. He could not have been received better at St. Louis than he was by the Jesuits and by Archbishop (Peter Richard Kenrick). (Odin's) name alone secured his very cordial reception by Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere) Lefebvre at Detroit. Both prelates have given the necessary authorizations to establish the Sisters in their dioceses. Archbishop (Martin John Spalding) of Baltimore also accepted his proposal. Father (Joseph Paul Debreul, S.S.) Dubreuil introduced him to Spalding. The foundation at St. Louis will be next spring, and at Detroit the following autumn. Lelievre has likewise made arrangements for Baltimore. He sends best regards to Father (Gilbert) Raymond. P.S. Bishop (John J. Williams) of Boston and Bishop (John Loughlin) of Brooklyn have also accepted his proposals. His address is care of Father Annet Lafont, New York.

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1868 Jul. 28
(McCloskey), John, Archbishop of New York: Troy, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

Since there are some problems affecting the Province Seminary to be discussed he asks McFarland's presence on the morning of Wednesday, September 2. If the time and place is convenient, McFarland is to inform him.

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1868 July 28
Sadlier, J.: New York (City), (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father (Isaac) T. Hecker objects to Brownson's article on him in The Tablet. Sadlier suggests that in the future Brownson let Father Hecker defend himself because he considers it an attack on himself. The contents of the letter are for Brownson only; hence it should be kept confidential.

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1868 July. 28
Weikamp, Father John B.: Cross Village, (Michigan)
 to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefev(e)re: (Detroit, Michigan)

Weikamp called on Father (N. L.) Sifferath with Mr. Roberts who lives in the house near the church. He asked him when he would leave the house; Sifferath asnsered "Never." Weikamp replied he would have to inform Lefevere of the fact. Sifferath however, handed over the keys to the church and sacristy. Weikamp observed some infidels, Protestants and nominal Catholics are influencing Sifferath. He asks Lefevere to take the necessary steps to save him from embarrassment. P.S. On reflection Wiekamp suggests no legal steps be taken at present; given time Sifferath may change his views. In case legal steps are taken, a formal complaint must go before the Probate of Circuit Court; the local Justice of Peace has no jurisdiction.

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1868 July 29
Corby, C.S.C., Father W(illiam) (Superior at Notre Dame): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He has been absent and delayed answering Edwards' favor. He will tell Brother Constantine to see what he can do for those boys Edwards mentions. Father (Augustus) Lemonnier arrived in France all right.

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1868 July 29
Machebeuf, J. P., Bishop-elect of Denver: Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Machebeuf arrived from Montreal last Saturday and has found a few good priests in Burlington and Cleveland who have offered their services to him. But none of his old friends are willing to make the least sacrifice for his mission. Denver, (Colorado) has been without a priest since June 12. So far Machebeuf has not a single priest to go with him. He could not receive the priest of Marquette until he had some information about him. There is something mysterious about his letters. Machebeuf starts the next day for Sandusky, (Ohio) where he will be next Sunday. Then he leaves Monday or Tuesday for Columbus. After he has arranged all his little affairs he will go to Loretto and the Trappist's monastery for his retreat. He sends compliments to Rev. (Edward) Purcell and other friends.

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1868 Jul. 30
Kajsiewicz, C.R., Father Jerome: Rome, (Italy)
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

This letter will be given Lefevere by Father Simon Wieczorek, the priest for his Polish parishioners. The scholastic who was to accompany him is ill and Kajsiewicz has sent a young priest who has had the misfortune of losing his right arm. He will be able to do everything except celebrate. He hopes Lefevere will be satisfied with the two missionaries.

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1868 Jul. 30
Reculon, S.M., Father P.: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has arrived safe and sound after a very peaceful crossing. He again thanks (Odin) for all of his kindnesses during the stay in America. He again repeats his admiration for the wonders of America. Father Chalet is ready to leave at the call of his superiors. Reculon has written to Father (J.) Favre, (S.M.) telling him of (Odin)'s need for more (Marists) and for a preacher for next year. Reculon recommends Father ( ) Dulphy, (S.M.) for the position. Dulphy is a very capable and competent man and would be excellent for the position. He sends friendly greetings to Father (Gabriel Chalon), the pastor of the Cathedral, a man of God whom he will never forget. P.S. He has heard that the Bishops of St. Louis, Detroit, Baltimore, and New York have all agreed to accept the Little Sisters of the Poor. If this is so, then it is a great joy for Father (Edward) Lelievre and himself. He wonders if he left the gold pen that (Chalon) gave him in the desk in his room. Reculon is desolate over losing the pen, not because of its value, but because of its sentimental meaning.

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1868 July 31
Constantine, C.S.C., Brother: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He received Edwards' letter in which he solicits the acceptance of two orphan boys. He is sorry to refuse, but the number of boys in the Manual Labor Institution is strictly limited. It would ruin the house and the child if there was no employment for him. At present there is no vacancy.

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1868 Jul. 31
O'Connor, James: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere): (Detroit, Michigan)

O'Connor is a student from the Diocese of Kilmore, Ireland, has spent five years in the Kilmore Seminary; he has exeat from Bishop Connaty. Should Lefevere want a student, he will be happy; if not, would Lefevere tell him where he might be adopted.

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