University of Notre Dame


(1869) (July)
(Rappe), A(madeus) Bishop of Cleveland: ( Cleveland, Ohio)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

When (Rappe) returned from Canada he found the letter of Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo which Purcell had communicated to him and (Purcell's) reflections collected from the mouth of a Catholic of Lima, (Ohio). When (Rappe) first heard from (Purcell) that a priest of his diocese has sent to Rome complaints against him and had given other complaints orally, he told (Purcell) that he would await accusers with firmness, since he remembered no deed which could compromise his character. Now the accusations against Father (E.) Murphy of Lima forced him to conduct an investigation. In the course of the investigation it was revealed that three priests had formulated the charge against him and sent it to Rome, a charge from the mouth of a woman whom they forced to sign a declaration she had never seen. She claims she had been deceived by the priests making the charge. He does not intend to reveal the names of his accusers. If he is silent (Purcell) can consult Fathers (A.) Caron and (J.) Westerholt who discovered the plot in the course of their investigation of the charge against Father Murphy. He asks (Purcell) to set a time when these priests can come to see (Purcell) and aid him in drawing up an answer to Cardinal Barnabo. (Purcell dates this as received July, 1869)

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1869 July 1
Maugin, Father Charles J.: Logansport, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio )

He wanted to go to Notre Dame for the exhibition but was obliged to be at home. He asks if Edwards could find a position in some store where a young man could find fair employment.

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1869 Jul. 1
Wood, James F(rederick), Bishop of: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop Francis P. McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

He wrote some time ago to Archbishop (Martin John Spalding) concerning the claim of Bishop (William G.) McCloskey to $3,000 back pay, that Archbishop (John McCloskey), of New York, Archbishop (Peter Richard Kenrick) and Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell) had voted for it and that he thought the Archbishop should pay the debt. Wood sends the Archbishop's response (no enclosure). He asks an immediate response especially to the last paragraph.

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1869 July 2
Wile, David I.: LaPorte, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He thanks Edwards for his invitation to visit him. His sister Nettie will have the description of the Academy exercises by the next time he writes.

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1869 July 2
Cunnea Jr., James:
Morris Grundy Co., Illinois
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

Father Superior (William Corby C.S.C.) came to Morris to attend exhibition given by St. Angelas Academy. Cunnea is determined to visit Rome this summer; he hopes Edwards will not back out.

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1869 July 3
Rosecrans, W(illia)m, General: ( ), Mexico
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

He wrote shortly after his arrival giving a few first impressions of the religious conditions of the people. A society called "La Sociedad Catolica de la Mexico" is being formed by the most devoted all over the country. The purpose is to teach catechism, to promote parochial schools, to cultivate literature, and to promote Catholic faith and practical living. He wishes to have an exchange with the Catholic Telegraph and the semi-monthly publication of the society. He asks Purcell to see that this is understood at the Cathedral when the society's paper arrives. His mother died June 17. He is going to California, leaving here on the 12th and embarking at Acupulco on the 25th. Important matters make it necessary for him to come east after reaching California. His mission did not seem to end with his coming to Mexico, for the interests involved in the matter impose on him a duty to leave that is stronger than his duty to his family. Even in this unhappy country the beautiful fruits of faith are abundant. Time is short and he must gather a few facts for future reference and use.

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1869 July 4
(Brownson, Sarah H.): Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson):

(Mrs. Brownson) is much distressed to hear of Fifine's poor condition and can well understand how hard it must be for Henry to be so far away and obliged to stay several days longer. In all probability, however, her mother sees that she has every attention. (Orestes A. Brownson) went to New York and has not returned yet. The Times announced him as having been at Fordham on Wednesday, and probably he is now enjoying himself somewhere. The Bishop had confirmation this morning and it was very warm in Church. (Mrs. Brownson) is sorry not to be able to see Henry on his return but since Fifine is so unwell she is aware of the fact that her son would not enjoy himself very much. She hopes, however, to see him before too long. It would please her if Henry could make a living by law inasmuch as he would be free from the army. As Bishop (James R. Bayley) said that very morning a cross will get into every house and the great thing was how we bore it. (Mrs. Brownson) hopes to hear from Henry soon to the efect that Fifine is better.

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1869 Jul. 4
Wollowski, C.R., Father John: Paris, Michigan
 to Father (Peter Hennaert): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sometimes one finds himself in such difficult circumstances that he does not know what he ought to do. This has been his position since his arrival in America. Now that he has (Hennaert's) orders all difficulties will cease to exist. He has done all that Father Simon (Wieczorek) asked after his return from Detroit. He has lived long enough as a secular priest to know that the least disobedience to diocesan authority could bring him into disgrace.

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1869 July 6
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: (Rome, Italy)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He received a draft from the bishop of Philadelphia (James F. Wood) for the pension of Mr. Cusack. The remittance was from Mr. Springer, whom Mr. Cusack wishes to thank through Purcell. Don Guiseppe Nicoli, the sacristan, has made Purcell a new cappa magna which Chatard will send, along with a letter that was sent to Purcell in Rome by mistake. The Cincinnati students are all well and at work. (Manuscript torn; portion missing). P.S. The newspaper which had remained in the P.O. has been prepared and sent.

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1869 July 7
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): St. Laurent, Montreal, (Canada)
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

He has been passing his time very agreeably. He has been visiting the grand churches and convents in Montreal. The Exhibition at the college was all that could be desired. Tomorrow he intends to take the plan of the Jesuit church in Montreal, a superb monument, which they intend to transplant at Notre Dame. He will be in Toledo by the 15th. Father General (Rev. Edward Sorin C.S.C.) has much business in New Brunswick, (Canada).

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1869 July 7
Guer, Nettie: Chicago, Illinois
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

She denies that she took that "Terrible medicine" for the purpose which was in the report. She is sorry that she cause him trouble.

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1869 July 7
McCloskey, W(illiam) Bishop of: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

McCloskey acknowledges Purcell's two letters. He will write to the cardinal. He asks if there is any rule of law or courtesy requiring a bishop to write or comment upon the action of the bishops of a province after the names for a successor has been settled on. He notes that Purcell married the Colonel from Harrodsburg. Father (F.H.) Farrelly was the name he mentioned for Covington, not Farrell. He presumes that Purcell alluded to Father Thomas Farrell of St. Joseph's in New York. McCloskey gave Father (J.) Spalding a letter to him in the hope that his love of the negro would bring some help for his parish. He asks if there is anything in the rumor that the council has been postponed. He notes that Father (Richard) Gilmour is going to Dayton with his old companion, Father (F.) Cubero. He asks whom Purcell is going to place in the seminary, if he takes Father (Francis) Pabisch to Rome. The Little Sisters of the Poor are to come in September and they are badly needed. He wishes Purcell could directly him where to find half a dozen priests. He is not as badly off as Purcell was when he began.

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1869 Jul. 9
Brownson, O(restes) A(ugustus): Eliz(abeth, New Jersey)
 to (Josephine) Van Dyke Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Brownson has just received a letter from Frank (Henry Francis Brownson) who hopes to be relieved today or tomorrow and will hasten to embrace his wife and child as soon as possible. Frank says that (Josephine) has not get along well. Brownson is not surprised; she had not time to get strong before he went away and she has worried and kept back her recovery. Brownson likes her all the better for having a little human infirmity; he has a horror of perfect women. Brownson owes her a thousand blessings for the fine grandson she has given him and she must bring him up to surpass his grandfather. He must be reared to be the head of the Brownson family. If Brownson's health continues to be good, he will visit them in September, perhaps in the last of August. He can wear his shoes, has a new hat and suit. He has made a long visit to the Paulists, has attended two commencements and he believes Sarah (Maria Brownson?) is going to take him to Newark on Monday to a party in honor of a Benedictine monk. A year ago, the doctor thought Brownson was about to start on a long journey, never to return but he has nearly recovered. (Josephine) must recover; his son is not safe without her nor he without his son. Brownson wants very much to see his grandson, young (Philip James) Van Dyke Brownson in whose veins flow noble streams from three different races, English, French, and Dutch with perhaps a few drops of Irish. Brownson sends his regards to (Josephine)'s mother, her brothers and sisters whom he loves for her sake, though he has never seen them. She is assured of his deep fatherly love; her mommy (Sarah Healy Brownson?) sends her quiet but deep love.

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 Gift of Mrs. Alexis Coquillard and Nancy Van Dyke Schumaker) 

1869 July 9
Cunnea, James: Morris, Illinois
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

He presumes that on account of his writing so many long stories for the famous "Two Penny Gazette" that Edwards would not believe his assertion with regard to Miss Jennie's expression of love. He thinks that Edwards is in too great a hurry to start for Rome. If they start the latter part of August, the weather will be more agreeable. The council will not commence until Dec. 8.

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1869 July 9
Flood, Michael: San Francisco, (California)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Flood sends McMaster $75 on account, and also has just sent a cane, by Wells-Fargo, a gift of a few of McMaster's friends here (San Francisco). The gift is in appreciation for the Manly course McMaster has pursued in his defense and advocacy of the Catholic religion in America. P.S. Flood asks that a bound copy of the last volume be sent to him.

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1869 July 9
Kehoe, L(awrence): New York (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Kehoe encloses $88.00 remittance for Brownson's article in the July issue of The Catholic World; the books are being sent by express. He is peculiarly pleased that Brownson has been invited to Fordham because that proves times are changing for the better. The whole Catholic community will be all old abolitionists and Unionmen. Their grandchildren will brag of them as they brag of the Middle Ages.

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1869 Jul. 11
Funcken, C.R., Father E(ugene): St. Agatha, (Ontario)
 to Father (Peter Hennaert): (Detroit, Michigan)

He is astonished at (Hennaert's) letter of July 7 about the $100 which Father (John) Wollowski collected for objects for the church. Wollowski had given the money to him to buy these objects. In his visit to Paris, (Michigan), which he made at the request of his Superior General of the Resurrectionists and with the permission of the late Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere and Hennaert he did not take any money although he had a right to do so. Wollowski paid $25 for their journey and for Father (Simon) Wieczorek's journey to Canada for his religious exercises. Funcken has not had a collection taken up in Paris for himself but he has given to the parish various things which he lists. Funcken claims that the limitation of the faculties in these matters interferes with his right as religious superior. He has decided to call back from Michigan Wollowski and Brother Joseph and considers Wieczorek out of order. In defense of his own character he appeals to the Bishop of Hamilton where he has served for 12 years and to his Superior General.

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1869 July 12
Barnabo, Al(exander) Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

There has come to the ears of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office that in the United States of America there is a certain society called Societe des Cardonniers, (Shoemakers Union) in which there is required secret oath of revealing nothing unless to a Confessor. The object of this society is not a conspiracy against the state or the church but only for mutual protection and aid in their work, especially that masters be forced to pay their workers the just price for their labor. But the Sacred Congregation notes it sometimes happens that under this pretense contrary to the laws of justice attempts are made to keep work from those who refuse to join them, and violence is used to prevent other workers from working for a less price than that set up by the society. Also members of other societies, especially of masonic groups, enter these societies the more easily to draw them into their own organizations. Thus, the Sacred Congregation desiring to weigh these matters well, and desiring more accurate information, asks Purcell to get it for them. Also they ask Purcell to get for them a copy of the statutes of the society. The same precepts are to be followed in the case of other societies that he may know of in the province. Signed by John Simeoni as secretary.

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1869 July 12
Wile, David I.: LaPorte, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

There is nothing to break the monotony of every-day life. He sings in Father Lawler's church every Sunday. Father () Lauth (C.S.C.) officiated at the German Catholic Church yesterday. He is anticipating his visit to Toledo with pleasure.

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1869 July 13
Domenec, Bishop (Michael): Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

He replies to Purcell's inquiry regarding steamers of a line for which G( ) Murphy is the agent. Domenec knows nothing of them, other than that they are comfortable, and have had no accidents resulting in loss of life. Bishop (Richard V.) Whelan (of Wheling) and Bishop (Tobias) Mullen (of Erie) intend to go by that line. Domenec's absence from his home prevented his answering Purcell sooner.

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1869 July 13
Dwenger, (C.PP.S.) Father Joseph:
Carthagena, Mercer. Co., Ohio
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Father (Andrew) Kunkler (of Minster, Ohio) deprecates the displeasure of Purcell with regard to the priests that left for California. Only the command of the General could have induced him to accede to it. Father (A.) Guggenberger at St. Mary's wanted to go. He was making great debts and it was not safe, owing to his weak character to leave him alone in a congregation. They are sorely in need of priests. Dwenger is giving missions. Two priests having gone to California, (Father Christian) Frensch of Cincinnati, and two priests invalids, Father Superior thinks they are doing their very utmost to supply the many congregations in their charge. He urges them to give up those that cannot be attended from their convents, and devote more time to missions. Father Phillip Rist will be sent to attend St. Mary's and St. Thomas. Father Jacob Marte from Himmelgarton will go to Wolf's Creek; Father Jacob Ringele of Mary's Home, Ind., will take Marte's place. Father P(eter) A. Capeder will take Ringele's place and will be attend St. Anthony's. Capella and St. Francis will be attended by one Priest. Celina will be attended from the Seminary. He will be very glad if Purcell is able to supply a priest for St. Mary's. He regrets that he was not home when the California affair came up. He regrets that Father Kunkler has not more energy and steadiness. He has many invitations to give missions and will commence as soon as the greatest heat is over. P.S. All of the above mentioned priests have faculties in Purcell's diocese.

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1869 Jul. 15
Purcell, Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cin(cinnati, Ohio)
 to Father (Peter) Hennaert: Detroit, (Michigan)

When Father (Isidore Anthony) Lebel was there, he negotiated with Father (Vincent?) de Vilas to be his assistant at St. Augustine's, Kalamazoo. De Vilas came a year ago to Purcell from England, where he had been a kind of chaplain to aristocratic folks. He was well recommended by Bishop Roskyll (Roskell?). He has not been contented as Purcell had no place for him in a city. Where he was, he had a residence, fuel, light, and $500 a year; he was well liked as he spoke several languages; all regret his leaving. Purcell considers him a good priest, free of all censures and as such, Purcell presents him to Hennaert as a subject of the Diocese of Detroit — in perpetuum. Archbishop (Martin John) Spalding is to be in Chicago next week to try and name a bishop for that hard, unhappy place. Hennaert is to tell Mrs. Du Charme her father had dinner with him yesterday and is in good health. (P.S.) What blunders in last week's Teleg(raph!)

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(1869) July 16
Hecker, Father Isaac T.: Lake George, (New York)
 to (Crestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Hecker would like to have Brownson answer the question in regard to the article on the Correspondance in the way he deems fit. Hovever, he would like to have time to consider the articles on philosophy. Hecker's health is not so good because he has been bothered with severe headaches.

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1869 July 19
Cardoza, Albert: New York, (New York)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Cardoza states that he has been so frequently made aware of the friendship of the Freeman's Journal that he was not surprised, but was greatly pleased and is sincerely obliged for McMaster's elegant and complimentary notice of Cardoza in the Journal.

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1869 July 19
Hewit, (Father) Aug(ustine) F.: N(ew) Y(ork) (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Hewit enjoyed Brownson's article on "Spiritualism and Materialsim", but when Brownson quoted the text of Pius IX the word was "spiritualistic" and not "immaterialistic". He is sending a philosophical work which Father de Concilios professor of Philosophy sent over for Brownson. Father de Concilio will appreciate the compliment Brownson paid him.

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1869 July 19
Murray, Father Thomas: Stillwater, Minnesota
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Murray feared that Jus might be dead, as he has not been heard from, but since the appearance of the last issue he knows that he is living. Murray states that if every priest or even 2/3 of them will prove as true to him as he himself has been, the thing can be carried through despite all opposition. He offers $10, which McMaster or Jus can call for at any time. He wishes Jus to be the man to go to Rome, and feels that now is the time to place the case before the coming Council in such a manner that Episcopal tyranny will be ended. McMaster can send this note to be Jus if he likes.

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1869 July 20
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H., Bishop of: Columbus, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He sends certificates for the two contributions Purcell was kind enough to forward. Father Gouepe did not leave Columbus of his own motion and did not ask the reason when Rosecrans told him something had come to light which made Gouepe undesirable.

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1869 July 21
McMahon, Father Patrick Jos(eph): Kilskeny, Diocese of Clogher

Baptismal certificate stating that Patrick McQuaid, son of Terence McQuaid and Hannah Healy, late of Scallow, has been baptized according to the rite of the Catholic Church on or about the first of June, 1834. Sponsors were William and Anne McQuaid.

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1869 Jul. 21
Wollowski, C.R., Father John: Paris, (Michigan)
 to Father (Peter Hennaert): (Detroit, Michigan)

The church money is now in the hands of his superior, Father (Eugene) Funcken, (C.R.). In April they made a collection to buy an ostensorium, ciborium and other articles for their church. It amounted to $100. Wollowski had seen beautiful articles from Europe in their Canadian churches and learned there that Abbe Rassart (Rossearts?), a priest of Hamilton, was in Holland. Wollowski asked Funcken to have this priest bring some things from Europe and to send him the $100. Funcken, during his visit, explained the transaction to the people and all were satisfied except some individuals. If anybody is to blame, it is Wollowski. He asked Funcken to return the $100. The Paris Mission has no money, so he must return this sum. He leaves Hennaert full liberty to appraise the whole affair.

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1869 July 22
Brownson, Orestes A.: Eliz(abeth), (New Jersey)
 to (Father) A(ugustine) F. Hewit: (New York, New York)

In the text Brownson used, he read or thought he read immaterialitatem, but on referring to another copy since receiving Hewit's letter, he finds spiritualitatem. He must, therefore, beg Father (Isaac T.) Hecker to allow him to make the correction in the next number of the Catholic World. The mistake does not affect the doctrine of the article, nor the veracity of Brownson's reasoning. The Holy Father (Pope Pius IX) cannot use the word spirituality in any other sense than as the negative of materiality for we cannot know by reason above what spirit is in the positive sense. Brownson would like for Hewit to express to Father Hecker his deep mortification and regret for his blunder. He will do all he can to repair it. Brownson would like to know the name of the author of a book which Hewit sent him. He thinks him a sound philosopher and theologian. The work should be translated. The work supercedes Brownson's intended work "Great Problem" and fails in with Hewit's "Problem of the Ages". Brownson would have given Father De Concilio a higher compliment if he could have done so, but he had to be reserved. Brownson is writing an article at Father Hecker's request on the dualism which directs the modern intellect to show the relation between faith and reason, church and state, nature and grace, and regeneration and glorification. The subject is discussed in a book which Hewit sent Brownson. The middle term will be the Incarnation. Brownson has read more in the book and withdraws what he said about the translation. The form is too scholastic for our public, the philosophy is Giobertian, but the terminology is somewhat Rosminian. Brownson wants Hewit to get him all the information from Father De Concilio that he can, both of the author and his work.

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1869 July 22
Cunnea, James: Morris, Illinois
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

Miss Jennie knows all about Cunnea sending her love to Edwards and doesn't seem to mind. Edwards' sister reads all his letters. Fr. M. B. Brown did not write to Cunnea but if he does and talks like he did to Edwards, Cunnea will not even address him as "dear Father". Father Brown is blinded by selfconceit; next year he will be apt to skin Edwards. Cunnea did not say that Edwards is going to Rome to be a priest.

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1869 Jul. 22
Weikamp, Father John B.: Cross Village, (Michigan)
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

Father (Nicholas Louis) Sifferath last Sunday, by force, entered the old Mission Church locked by Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere and kept regular afternoon service of sermon and singing. What is to be done? Weikamp told the Indians not to go, but still many went. P.S. The 2000 pound church bell which he bought in Cincinnati arrived today; he asks faculty to bless it.

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1869 July 23
Quinlan, John Bishop of Mobile: Mobile, (Alabama)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The bearer of this is Rev. J(ohn) J. O'Leary, who is endeavoring to build a church for the Catholics in the community of Selma, in Quinlan's diocese. O'Leary finds it necessary to collect outside of his own congregation, since the Catholics there are few in number and limited in resources. Quinlan asks permission for him to collect in the Archdiocese, particularly from O'Leary's former friends of the seminary. Quinlan regrets that he has not seen Purcell and the other priests of Cincinnati for two years, but the geographical extent of the diocese of Mobile demands all of his attention. However, the labor demanded by the diocese is well rewarded by the results. Protestants are cordial and converts are not few. Bishop (Sylvester)Rosecrans has been excused from attending the council. When will Purcell go to Europe? He sends regards to Father Edward (Purcell) and all the priests of the Cathedral.

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1869 July 26
Barnabo, Al(exander) Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Since grave distrubances have arisen in the Institute of the Marianites of Holy Cross, the Sacred Congregation desires that Purcell apply himself to the problem of restoring peace especially between the Indiana Province in Purcell's jurisdiction and the other provinces, especially with France where the Mother House is situated. Since the division appears so great the Sacred Congregation has decided to separate the Indiana province and subject it immediately to Purcell as Apostolic visitor with the powers of superior general. This has been approved by the Holy See as contained in the enclosed decree. Signed by John Simeoni as Secretary. No. 5

1869 July 27

Decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Propaganda Rome, (Papal States)

When the Sacred Congregation met in general session on April 15, 1868 to examine the state of the Marianites of Holy Cross, expecially the differences between the Province of Indiana and the other provinces of the Institute, it commanded that since all efforts at reconciliation had failed, the Indiana province should be separated from the rest of the institute and placed under Archbishop (Purcell) as Apostolic Visitor with the powers of Superior General. Since, however, the discord has not ceased but has increased, the Holy Father, Pius IX, to whom the Secretary of the Congregation brought this information in an audience of July 11, 1869, decided that the separation decided upon by the Sacred Congregation should be carried out and so it is enacted by this decree. Signed by Cardinal Barnabo as Prefect and John Simeoni as secretary of the Congregation.

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1869 July 26
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Eliz(abeth), (New Jersey)
 to Father (Isaac T.) Hecker: (New York, New York)

Brownson encloses a brief correction of the misstatement in his article on spiritualism and materialism which he wishes Hecker to insert with such corrections as the latter sees proper. He has aimed in the corrections to separate the writer as far as possible from the magazine. Brownson regrets his blunder and would have shown more humility if he had written in his own name. He is writing the anti-dualistic essay which they agreed on, under the title "An Imaginary Contradiction." He sent an article on the "Primeval Man". Brownson thinks it is due him that Hecker should insert it before he inserts anything on the same subject. The article should be scanned closely for it contains systematic views not generally received placing progress in the second cycle and holding it to be by virtue of the moral law instead of the natural law. This is a novelty. Brownson does not want Hecker to publish anything which is not in accordance with the latter's views.

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1869 July 26
Concilio, Father R. J. de: Jersey City, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Fr. de Concilio supplies information about the author of a book which he sent Brownson. Has Brownson read Father de Concilio's articles on Pantheism? The reason for the question is that he has been accused of being a Rationalist as pretending to prove the Trinity from reason alone and Father wants Brownson's opinion about it.

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1869 July 29
Carrier, C.S.C., Father J(oseph) C.: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He is glad that Edwards is enjoying his vacation on a grand scale. He asks Edwards to bring him that cute little fellow, Master Fox. He has just returned from Chicago where he had business with booksellers. Father (Edward) Sorin (C.S.C.) desires him to go to New York on business. He may stop a day in Toledo to see Edwards. Carrier is preparing to move his botanical garden to a more extensive locality.

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1869 Jul. 30
Durcan, P(atrick), Bishop of: (Achonry), Ballaghaderreen, (Ireland)
 to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland of: Hartford, Connecticut)

Some years ago he undertook the building of a cathedral for his diocese, one of the poorest and smallest in Ireland, and having exhausted all his funds the church remains unfinished. He has decided to send one of his priests, Father Henry Anderson, to America to appeal for funds. Anderson is at Albany and will probably visit McFarland and he would be grateful if McFarland will let him beg in the diocese.

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1869 July 31
Vagnier, C.S.C., Father Thomas: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

Vice President (Schuyler) Colfax paid a visit here. Vagnier would gladly accept Edwards' invitation to spend a few days with him, but that is out of the question just now. Brother Aloysius died last Sunday in Iowa.

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1869 July 31
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): St. Louis (Missouri)
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He paid his first visit to his friend Mr. J. D. Sullivan. He had a splendid trip from Chicago where he left Mr. (Joseph A.)Lyons. He feels very lonesome to be alone traveling.

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1869 July 31
Spillard, C.S.C., Father Dan(iel) J.: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He is glad that Edwards enjoyed his vacation. Spillard has been in the East for two weeks. In Rochester he visited relatives. T. A. Daly showed him the sights. The retreat at Notre Dame will be conducted by Father Gaudentius. He must forego the pleasure of visiting Edwards this time.

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