University of Notre Dame


(1869) (June)
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: (Rome, Italy)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell's letter and draft was received. Bishop (J. Projectus) Macheboeuf and (John) Salpointe have been spending some time with him. They were granted an audience with the Holy Father yesterday. They have been dispensed from attending the council. They will leave tomorrow afternoon. He has enjoyed their accounts of their experiences in the Rocky Mountains. All the Cincinnati students are well and will do credit to the diocese in their examinations. Rumors of wars and trouble are not wanting, although things are apparently quiet. He sends best wishes for Purcell's health and a safe voyage across the Atlantic.

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1869 June 1
McCloskey, W(illiam), Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

McCloskey received Purcell's letter at Lebanon and would prefer to meet Purcell in Cincinnati on the 15th or the 14th rather than the 20th, as he is trying to make a thorough visitation before going to Rome. Purcell forgot to answer his question concerning giving tonsure and minor orders on the same day. The seminary which they speak of in Rome has been gotten up by some ecclesiastics there who began by getting subscriptions in various parts of Italy. They have induced the authorities to send circulars here. If he is not mistaken, one of the young priests connected with it is connected with a publication coming from Propaganda. He thinks Rome wishes the money for the American College to be collected here and funded in Rome and the "Baltimore prelates" are in a quandary. Bishop (James F.) Wood seemed doubtful if the $1,000 fixed by the Archbishop and bishops as the salary of the Rector of the American College was to be for the whole time or for the year and a half that remained there after 1866. It is absurd to expect him to pay his own expenses year after year. He spent about 600 scudi a year, told Mr. O'Connor to pay the expenses of the bishops he entertained our of his salary, and as he was consecrated in Rome, borrowed 3,000 scudi to get his outfits. He hopes Purcell will write Wood what he meant by his salary and he will write to the archbishops of New York and St. Louis as his note is due July 30. After his expenses are paid, they may do as they please with the rest.

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1869 June 1
Sibley, George E.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)

By unanimous vote Brownson was elected President of the Union County Historical Society for the current year. Sibley desires a written acceptance of the office. The next meeting will be held on Monday evening, June 7th, at the Courthouse.

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1869 June 2
Barnabo, Al(exander), Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Barnabo tells Purcell that since the Sacred Congregation is anxious to take care of the widowed see of Covington and since the bishops of Detroit, Louisville, Vincennes and Marquette have not shown themselves disposed to give recommendations on the proposed candidates for the see, Purcell is urged to write to these bishops and tell them to write without delay to the Sacred Congregation, giving their opinions on the proposed candidates.

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1869 June 4
Elder, William Henry Bishopof Natchez: Natchez, (Mississippi)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Elder asks Permission to again solicit during the summer or early fall. Some of his creditors are in need of their payments, although half of his debts were taken care of by last year's collections. Elder is afraid that some of his obligations must be met before he goes to the Council. He would like to continue his visitations before starting for Europe. A cable has been received from Europe announcing that Archbishop (John M.) Odin and company have arrived in France. Elder is advised to go over in September. He describes a procession in honor of the Sacred Heart, in which almost all of the parish took part. He complains of the school system. The Catholics are educating as many children as the public schools, yet the latter schools are absorbing all of the taxes. It is up to some of the larger cities to set the example. P.S. He asks to be addressed in care of the Archbishop of New Orleans.

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1869 June 7
Hecker, Father I(saac) T.: N(ew) Y(ork) (City), (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey

Brownson's suggestion was carried out. The article "Spiritualism and Materialism" was held over for August. Two of Brownson's articles are in the June number. If Brownson has any more articles, Hecker wants to know because he is preparing the August issue. The high opinion of the Catholic writers which Brownson holds surprises Hecker. The same information has been received from other sources so Father believes there is something to it. Brownson's own opinion of his own articles is not just. If Hecker is judge, Brownson never wrote better. The Archbishop (John McCloskey) of New York expressed his complete satisfaction with the articles on "Spiritualism and Materialism" and "The School Question "— that Brownson never wrote better. Hecker will be very pleased when Brownson comes to visit him.

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1869 Jun. 7
Herbstrit, Father Andreas: Eagletown, (Michigan)
 to Father (Peter Hennaert): (Detroit, Michigan)

This Indian mission is very important but they need a priest who can speak their language well; they have 31 converts. Father (Seraphim) Zorn of Little Traverse would be willing to join him if Hennaert grants him permission. Father (Nicholas Louis) Sif(fe)rat(h) could attend Little Traverse. Their Catholic Indians, with 18 white families last week formed a regular congregation. The new church of Leland is commenced and Carp Lacke will commence today. They will have a priest together from now. In Traverse City there are extensive preparations for a church and priest's house. There is a church in Glean Arbor but not finished. They will build a church in Elk Rapids before winter. Benzie County does not belong to Herbstrit's district but the Catholics of Frankfurth and others petitioned him to take care of them. Detroit churches could help out by sending spare vestments and altar equipment.

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1869 June 8
McCloskey, W(illiam), Bishop of: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to A(rch)b(isho)p (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

His reason for wishing to see Purcell in Cincinnati was so that he could return on the afternoon boat, as he is too busy to be long away from home because of his engagements. Later he hopes to be able to spend two or three days with him. He sees by the paper that Purcell had more outside work to do than he has. He asks what Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo proposed on the investment of the funds collected for the American College, and if he proposed that the amount be funded in Rome. He wrote to Archbishop (Peter Richard Kenrick) asking his opinion about the salary of the Rector of the College. (Kenrick) replied that he had no doubt that the amount decided was to be counted from the beginning of his rectorship. McCloskey cannot see how anyone can think otherwise, especially as his note is due next July 30. Outside of this debt he would freely make a present of the funds to the committee, but he feels that they are bound in justice to pay that much. The old bishops like Purcell who thought least of dollars in such matters are passing away.

P.S. —He asks Purcell to tell him what he thinks of the salary matter. He has written himself to the Archbishop of New York, (John McCloskey).

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1869 June 8
Synnott, Father Thomas J.: Bridgeport, Connecticut
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Brownson — if his health will permit — is invited to the dedication of the new church next Sunday. (Written on the letter by H.S. Hewit) — "This was received under cover to me this morning. Will try to come down tomorrow.

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1869 June 9
Brownson, O(restes) A.: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Father (Isaac T. Hecker): (New York, New York)

Brownson sent with the returned proof of the article "Lecky on Morals" the article he promised on the conversion of Rome. He is preparing a brief article on Primeval Man which shall be sent to Hecker in the course of next week. Brownson wants to rewrite a third article on Lecky if agreeable to Hecker, defending Christian morals during the barbarous ages. The article on the Duke of Argylls' work, Brownson intended to go along with one of the longer articles Hecker had in hand but for Brownson's illness. Brownson expects to see Hecker in a couple of weeks or so. He thanks Hecker for the flattering opinion which Hecker expresses of Brownson's articles. The articles are below these of Hecker's other writers. The articles indicate something of old age. What Brownson needs is to review his broken connections with the literary world. The last time he heard Mass was in Hecker's church, twice only in nearly two years has he received Communion.

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1869 June 9
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell's letter and draft was received, the latter being receipted and credited to Mr. Henry's account. He spoke to Cardinal Barnabo of Purcell's request for a bishop for Covington. However, the suffragans of the province have not sent in the names of those approved by them. Cardinal (Alexander Barnabo), informed him that Purcell had been asked to have the names as soon as possible. He gave a commission to Don Guiseppe. At present Purcell's account is credited about one thousand francs. but Mr. Cusack's and Mr. Geyers' pensions are due, which will require a remittance of nearly twice as much as that. The Cincinnati students are well, though the warm weather begins to tell on them. He mentions Fathers Corcoran, O'Connor, and Mr. Watts. He hopes Purcell will visit them at the American College. He sends regards to Father Edward (Purcell) and the other gentleman of the Cathedral. There is enclosed a statement of Mr. James Henry's account.

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1869 June 9
Dahlgren, Madeline Vinton: Washington, (D.C.)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Mrs. Dahlgren is glad to have the opportunity of sending Brownson the pictures of her jewels (children). The family has often thought about Brownson and hope the latter is in good health. The writer's occupations are now almost entirely domestic. After her husband returns from Ohio, Mrs. Dahlgren expects to go to New York for the summer. The writer wants Brownson's opinion of her children. Another story is being added to the house. The children are quite grown up and if Mrs. Dahlgren can leave the youngest, she will visit Brownson for a few hours when she is at Rye.

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1869 June 9
Hennaert, Father P(eter) Administrator: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He cheerfully gives all permissions for the ceremony of Father (Isidorious) A. Lebel in Kalamazoo, (Michigan). He wrote to Lebel to come with his testimonials. At the proper time he will put him in retreat with the Redemptorists fathers so as to have him ready for the first Sunday in July.

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1869 June 10
Brownson, O(restes) A.: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Maj(or) H(enry) F. Brownson, U.S.A.: Salem, Roanoke Co(unty), Va.

Brownson does not wonder why Henry has the blues but assures him that after all the blues do not help one. He confides that at (Henry's) age he had them horribly but the best remedy he found to be in reflecting upon the impossibility of knowing which events are for or against one until the final accounts are made up. He urges (Henry) to learn to rely in Providence who manages all things well. Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof. Brownson would write to General Sherman but he is afraid to tell him what the real trouble is. However, if the prospect remains as is now appears, he will go himself to Washington to see what he can do. Brownson claims that he has been very ill or lazy since (Henry's) visit and he has even neglected writing Fifine. His brain was topsy-turvy and the gout in his elbow annoyed him but his head is becoming clearer. (Mrs. Brownson) is better than at the time of (Henry's) visit but Sarah has had an attack of acute rheumatism. So, if one has not one kind of trouble then one is quite sure of having another. (Henry) is asked to acknowledge this letter immediately and tell him how the land lies. Thereupon he will see what can be done. He sends his love to Fifine and little Vandyke Brownson.

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1869 June 11
Antonelli, James (Cardinal): Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

The enclosed letter if for W.D. Dempster who wrote to the Holy Father telling him of his conversion to the Catholic faith and asking the Apostolic benediction. The Holy Father has written him a word of encouragement in his own hand and asks that Purcell give it to Dempster who will prize it highly. Antonelli also takes the occasion to send his regards. (The enclosure is not with the letter)

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1869 Jun. 12
Buchkowski, Francis D.: Paris, Michigan
 to Father (Peter Hennaert) Hanard: Detroit, (Michigan)

He writes in the name of the Paris congregation asking Hennaert to leave Father Simon Wieczorek with them. They are afraid Funcken from Canada is going to exchange Wieczorek and Father (Francis Breitkopf) Braithdoph, who was the cause of dissatisfaction while their church was being built. If necessary they will send a petition to leave Wieczorek there.

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1869 Jun. 12
DeNeve, Father J(ohn):
American College, Louvain, Belgium
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert and Father (Henry) Schutjes: Detroit, (Michigan)

He acknowledges Hennaert's letter of May 13. Father (Francis) V(an) d(er) Bom will sail from Antwerp today. He received Hennaert's draft of May 26 and put 2,500 francs to the accounts. (Hennaert) will find a letter of Schaeken (enclosed). Detroit still has money in Paris with Certes (Association of the Propagation of the Faith) of 1867.

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1869 Jun. 12
Schaeken, Father M(atthew) H.: Louvain, Belgium
 to Father P(eter) H(ennaer)t: (Detroit, Michigan)

Schaeken asks H(ennaer)t to obtain for him a subsidy of 1,200 francs, of which 500 would be for board and the remainder for passage. His parents will furnish vestments and articles for the Missions. He awaits a favorable reply and that after a few months there will be one more priest in his diocese.

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1869 June 12
Hofman, Father P( ): Antwerp, (Belgium)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

He sends these few words by Father Francis Vander Bom, a missionary from Detroit. Since his last letter Madame Andre Van Aerden died. Although they hope she is enjoying eternal happiness, they recommend her to Purcell's prayers. Their Archbishop wrote that the Holy Father has opened the spiritual treasures of the Church to all her children under the form of a jubilee. He sends Purcell a book on Infallibility and the General Council by Archbishop Deschamps. Purcell's absence from the council in Rome will leave a deplorable void. It is a great consolation to hear of the great Progress of religion in America. If Purcell goes to Rome, he asks that he call on Father Feye, professor of Canon Law at Louvain, who is working on preparations for the Council.

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1869 June 13
(Brownson, Sarah H.): Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Both of Henry's parents have received a letter from him recently and (Orestes A. Brownson) has already answered. They are glad that Fifine is recovering her strength and tell Henry not to be uneasy since her mother and sister will look after her. (Mrs. Brownson) is sorry that Henry has to stay in such a lonely place but is conforted by the thought of only a short stay there. Henry's father had a severe attack of rheumatism during the previous week which was concentrated in the elbow of his left arm. It has been very painful for 4 days but is getting better now. (Brownson) has given up the idea of going to Detroit as well as to Ballston, where his sister expects him to be benefited by the mineral water. (Mrs. Brownson) will be disappointed in not seeing Henry on his return journey but since the trip is long and the expenses are heavy she will understand. The weather has been cool in Elizabeth recently and fires have been necessary. There have been plenty of nice strawberries during the past week. She has about twenty Reviews together and she presumes the bridle went safely. Dr. (Henry S.) Hewit visited (Brownson) on the previous Friday, commented on how well (Brownson) here the pain of the nail extraction and claimed his general health to be good. Dr. Hewit's money matters go hard wirh him. He explained to (Mrs. Brownson) how severely parents can injure their children by beating them with a stick. She was unaware of this, according to her, or else she never would have published her children as much and she begs Henry never to strike a child on the head, nor severely anywhere. If it was only less difficult to undo a wrong (Mrs. Brownson) would certainly do so. She presumes that Henry will stay about three weeks longer in Virginia and asks him to write once a week if it is only a few lines. Sallie Goodrich was married to a man named. H. Edwin Tremain on June 1 by stephen Tynge. Her best love is sent to Henry and Fifine.

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1869 June 14
Wood, James F. Bishop of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell's letter of June 2 was received. The affair of the former Rector of the American College is more or less complicated. He does not feel that he should disburse the money collected without the approval of the Archbishops. If this was obtained, nothing would give him more pleasure than the remittance of $3000 in gold to his Lordship of Louisville (Bishop William McCloskey). He will be glad to have the question settled. He does not approve of the scheme for an annual tax on the churches for the American College. He sent 3,707 francs to Father (Silas M.) Chatard with instructions to credit Purcell's account for three years for Mr. Cusack. Mrs. Springer gave 1,000 of these francs. He sympathizes with Mrs. Springer's troubles. He sends regards to Father Edward (Purcell).

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1869 Jun. 14
Zorn, Father Ph( ) S(eraphim): Little Traverse, Mich(igan)
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

He has received both Hennaert's printed favors concerning the Jubilee and the American College in Rome. He could not collect any money for the latter purpose, but if Hennaert can spare Mass intentions he would take about $10 and give that to the College. For eight days he was with Father (Andreas) Herbstrit in Eagletown. He was quite satisfied with the Indians and their priests. Could he reside there a year or two, he might bring back many apostates at Grand Traverse Bay and instruct ten or fifteen pagan Indian families. Zorn has taken great pains with the Otawa language, made a great collection of words concerning religion. Bishop (Ignatius) Mrak, after his sojourn in Mackinac, went to Beaver Island. Indians from Cross Village with Father (Nicholas Louis) Sifferath went over to see him. A rumor says that that priest was called by the Bishop.

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1869 June 17
O'Connor, (S.J.) Father Michael: ( Baltimore, Maryland)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Having been busy most of the day, there was not too much time for the correction of the sermon. All that was aimed at was taking the nonsense out of it. He thanks McMaster for the paper and hopes that the parochial question will not be given up. He asks if Mrs. McMaster received the photograph. He asks Mc Master to give the corrected sermon as he does not wish to be accountable for it.

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1869 June 18
Hecker, (Father) I(saac) T.: N(ew) Y(ork) (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

With this note from Hecker Brownson will receive the July number of Putnam which contains an article "Our Established Church". The Archbishop (John McCloskey) of New York made corrections in the margins, that is, he promised he would. Another article is sent. Statistics from the state and city will be sent on grants received by Protestants and Catholics. Father wants a reply to Putnam's article for August number because the Archbishop said Brownson was the man to write a reply. He also suggested leaving out entirely the point of political offices. Let those whom this concerns take care of that. If the article were furnished by July 1st, it would be well. Hecker believes, since these fellows have been fattened on public pay, the moment a spoonful is put in our mouths they will cry out "Church and State". The Bishop of Columbus (Sylvester H. Rosecrans) has appointed Hecker as his procurator for the council.

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1869 June 18
Spalding, M(artin) J. Archbishop of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): Cin(cinna)ti, Ohio

Having returned he answers (Purcell's) letter of May 29. As (Purcell) did not feel it proper for him, as metropolitan, to intervene, Spalding had no alternative but to execute the quit-claim deed for the property now valued at $100,000 but perhaps some day at $250,000. Having done what he could, he feels at ease in conscience. He has heard nothing definite concerning (Archbishop Peter Richard Kenrick) of St. Louis but would not wonder if he had not received some pretty plain admonitions. He asks if (Purcell) saw the scandalous lecture of Father (Thomas) Farrell in New York. They are coming to a pretty pass. As Bishop (William McCloskey) may contest some of the items in (Benedict) Webb's estimate it is necessary that Spalding have a copy of them and he will oblige if (Purcell) will send it.

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1869 Jun. 24
DeMontaubricq, Father A(drian): NewPort, (Michigan)
 to Father (Peter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

He regrets he can no longer go to the Huron River. Beyond the bad will to end the work of the Church, almost every Sunday there are scandals of which he has had enough. The Manansons are behaving disgracefully. They have arranged their land so that later the church will adjoin a saloon, etc., instead of leaving 60 feet as agreed. Since M. Despretres (Father Charles Depreiter) connives with his opponents and wishes to take over services at Huron, let him do so. DeMontaubricq will return quietly to Newport. If he cannot remain there without having the care of Huron he asks to have another priest put in his place and to be permitted to return to France. P.S. If Hennaert has need of fuller information, two officials of the church at Huron, Mr. Laranger and Mr. Mercure, can give it to him abundantly.

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1869 Jun. 24
Hennaert, Father P(eter): Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Geo(rge) LaMontagne: (Muskegon, Michigan)

Hennaert has just received his letter, concerning the law-suit of Father (Isidore Anthony) Lebel. Hennaert has sent Lebel the communication, asking him to correspond with La Montagne on that question.

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1869 Jun. 24
McFarland, F(rancis) P., Bishop of Hartford: Providence, (Rhode Island)

This is a circular to the pastors of the diocese announcing the annual collection for the support of the orphans to be taken up the first Sunday in July. The sum collected will be accredited to the parish. The average number of orphans has been 360. The whole number of children who have found a home there is over 500. Yet more have been lost than have been saved. The pastor is to announce the collection on the next Sunday and explain its importance.

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1869 Jun. 24
Zorn, Father Ph( ) S(eraphim): Little Traverse, Mich(igan)
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert: Detroit, (Michigan)

The impression made on him by Father (Andreas) Herbstrit, (C.PP.S.), by encouraging him caused him to write so earnestly. Two days ago the Indian Chief there said that they did not want Father (Nicholas Louis) Sifferath who was so disobedient to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere). Zorn would be well pleased to remain there at least for another year. Herbstrit had said that in case Zorn, should not come to the Indians at Eagletown, he knew an old priest who would come at once and soon speak the Indian language too.

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1869 June 25
Spalding, M(artin) J., Archbishop of: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Spalding thanks (Purcell) for his promptness. As Bishop (James F.) Wood wrote him also on the subject of Bishop (William) McCloskey's back salary he encloses a copy of his letter to McCloskey which explains his real position. He hopes (Purcell) will find it reasonable. (Purcell) is to communicate to Wood his own conclusion. Spalding is by no means obstinate and will yield to the majority. They cannot call on the American people for another collection for the American College. The collections will not reach $200,000 and they must practice economy. There has been too much looseness in business transactions and it is strange that McCloskey did not make his claim sooner. Perhaps he waited until they were in funds. If he had only aided Father (George H.) Doane instead of refusing him, it would have been less singular.

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1869 Jun. 25
Van Lauwe, Father E(dward): Port Huron, (Michigan)
 to Father (Henry) Schutjes:

He sends a post office order for $12 as the collection for the Propagation of the Faith. He encloses the letter from Father Simon Wieczore(k)c, one of the Polander priests who has been withdrawn from the missions by Father (Eugene) Fun(c)ken, (C.R.). He suggests that the letter be given to Father (Peter) Hennaert.


(1869) (Jun.)
Wieczorek, Father Simon: St. Agatha, (Ontario)
 to Father (Edward Van Lauwe): (Port Huron, Michigan)

Wieczorek has arrived at the home of Father Funcken but finds St. Agatha's very monotonous. He is not at peace because it is not possible to send another Polish priest to Paris, (Michigan) without antagonishing both Hennaert and the Poles. They say he will leave June 24 or 25 to return to Paris. On his way he will visit (Van Lauwe). He would like to go to Detroit to see Hennaert and would stop with (Van Lauwe) on the way. He wants to get his faculties broadened and to get control of the church lands. They (the Poles) want title to the churches and the land so they can appoint or send away the priest at their pleasure. Wieczorek has great confidence in (Van Lauwe) because of his accomplishments and asks him to tell these things to Hennaert when he goes to Detroit. The people are not happy, nor is Father John (Wollowski). Wieczorek leaves the matter in (Van Lauwe)'s hands. Funcken is on his way to Detroit to get the deed for the land but he doubts that Hennaert will give it. Then the preaching will be in German and not in English.

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1869 June 27
Brownson, S(arah) H.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson):

Mrs. Brownson is much obliged to Henry for his recent letter and is glad to know that he is continuing well in the warm weather. She is sorry to hear that Fifine has not been well and is afraid that perhaps having too much company and excitement in her weak state is responsible. She inquires as to the baby's condition. The position of an army officer at present is indeed unpleasant but time may bring something more favourable and at least one is certain of pay while in the army. It would be better if Henry could get retired as he wishes and his mother hopes that he will not be sent anywhere this summer. A lame arm has prevented (Orestes A. Brownson) from writing Henry and in addition he had a great amount of work to do. Mr. (James) Sadlier is sick and Mrs. Sadlier wants (Brownson) to write all he can for The Tablet since she cannot write much now. Father (Isaac T.) Hecker wants an article on the recent law of the Legislature in favour of Catholic Schools. Dr. Hewit is of the opinion that (Brownson's) health has not been better in five years. At South Orange last week the Bishop (James R. Boyley) told (Brownson) that he looked as well and as young as he did 15 years ago. (Mrs. Brownson) hopes that the election will pass off quietly in Virginia although things are not so peaceable in Richmond. This is the anniversary of the battle of Games Mills—those were indeed dreadful times. The Elizabeth district is now having its hot weather. Love to Fifine.

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1869 June 27
Dupanloup, Felix Bishop of Orleans: (Place illegible)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

It is far from his diocese that he received Purcell's letter. The next time he is in Paris he will do what he can with regard to (Purcell's) request. He sees with fear and hope the approach of the next council which will be held despite the uncertainty of the times. He should like to see (Purcell) in Rome for that occasion and unite his efforts to (Purcell) in the work of conciliation which Providence seems to demand of them.

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1869 June 28
St. Palais, Maurice de Bishop of Vincennes: Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He wishes Rome could be satisfied with the appointments made by the bishops without asking for private information. He knows none of the candidates for the diocese of Covington and shall tell Cardinal Barnabo when he writes to him. He sends Purcell one copy of his last will and keeps the other as is required of him. He has much to do as a consequence of the accident which kept him in bed for six weeks. He does not intend to start for Europe until September or October. He asks when Purcell is leaving, or any other Bishop. He would delay his own departure for the pleasure of travelling with Purcell. He wishes he did not have to go, but such wishes are useless, since he cannot properly be excused from attending the Council.

II-5-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {2}

1869 June 28
Tristan, James: New York, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Tristan is 45 years old, has been a soldier for sixteen years, and has saved up $1,900 in the Emigrant S(avings) B(ank). He wishes rest and quiet for the balance of his days. He is a stranger, having come from San Francisco, where he frequently read the Journal. He would like to go to some society where there is a Church and a few lay or working brothers..give his few dollars to the institution and work and live there in peace and quiet. He is without relatives. He wishes McMaster to advise him by letter, or through the Journal, and encloses money for an envelope and stamp. He is staying at present at Paiges Hotel, New York City.

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

1869 June 29
Hecker, (Father) I(saac) T.: N(ew) Y(ork) (City), (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Hecker invites Brownson to attend the festival of St. Paul next Sunday and dine with him and his guests—the Archbishop (John McCloskey) of New York and Dr. Hammond.

I-4-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 10mo. - {1}

1869 June 29
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

Lemonnier thought he would pay Edwards his first visit, but he has to go to Montreal with Father General (Rev. Edward Sorin C.S.C.). From there he will return to Toledo. Perhaps they could arrange to meet at the Falls. The college is quite deserted. Father Boyle left Monday; they had the happiest time with him.

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

1869 June 29
Blelurke, W(illiam): Chicago, Illinois
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He does not remember saying anything offensive in his last letter. He is wrong in thinking that he does not care about him except as to the relationship he bears towards another person.

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

1869 June 29
McMaster, Ja(me)s A(lphonsus): New York, (New York)

McMaster refers the case of Father (Thomas) Sheeren of the Redemptorist order, feeling that he knows no one more fitted by wisdom and piety to direct.

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