University of Notre Dame


1869 Sept. 1
Hayden, Mrs. Emma W.: Bardstown, (Kentucky)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Hayden encloses an account of the Jubilee held in Bardstown, hoping it meets with McMaster's approval. She expresses the wish to become associated with the Journal as a correspondent. Her father, before his death, had just received an appointment as U.S. Consul at the Port of Genoa, and her mother sent in occasional articles to the Journal which were commented on favorably by McMaster. She feels the county, which is famed for Catholic institutions would furnish much material for a series of interesting letters. She undertake the task, but not without remuneration. She fears that she is presumptious, but necessity knows no law. The enclosed manuscript she sends as a gratutious contribution.

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1869 Sep. 1
Vagnier, C.S.C., Father Thomas: Malone, (New York)
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

Vagnier describes his trip from Toledo through to the thousand island region of the St. Lawrence. A penciled note in Edwards' hand states that Vagnier went to look at some land in New York which a French gentleman said he would give to Notre Dame if the Community would build a college. The ground was too rocky and far away from rails. Later that land brought millions in lumber to the men who bought it.

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1869 Sep. 3
Wile, David: LaPorte, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He viewed the recent eclipse in Burlington at the invitation of Prof. Coffin of the U. S. party of observers. He met Prof. O'Neill and Prof. Zanders together with all the Burlington students.

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1869 Sep. 4
Alban, (C.S.C.), Brother: Notre Dame, (Indiana)
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He has been at home the last three weeks resting up for the coming year. He hastens to explain that Edwards' letter reached Notre Dame after he had gone, and was not sent after him. James Cunnea is passing through on his way to Toledo and will tell all the news of Notre Dame.

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1869 Sep. 4
Cunnea, James: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He made a few resolutions since he came to Notre Dame. He will not go to Rome this year although he had a through ticket to New York. Father (Michael M.) Hallinan promised to put him through as good a course in Philosophy as they can in Rome. Father Superior (Rev. William Corby, C.S.C.) promised to give him a room. Thos. W. Ewing is going to be their professor of History. Father Lemonier told Cunnea that Edwards thought he was only fooling about going to Rome. P.S. John (A.) Zahm just got over his "spree" and is running around loose.

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1869 Sept. 5
(Rappe), A(madeus) Bishop of Cleveland: Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

(Rappe) asks Purcell if the $300 in currency paid to the treasurer of the American College in Rome covers the cost of the pension and the clothing required for the seminarians sent to the college, or whether the young candidate is to provide his own habit and linen. He has a student to place in the college and asks Purcell for some information on the subject. He will go with Bishop (Louis) De Goesbriand and his vicar general for the Council, in October. They are going on a French ship. Without doubt Purcell will be going at the same time and they would be happy to find Purcell on the same steamer. Before he goes he ought to renew his will and he asks Purcell to receive a copy of it. Father (A.) Caron hesitated to take charge of the of the administration of the diocese but has finally consented. (Rappe) has retired Father (E.) Murphy from Lima, (Ohio) and placed him under the protection of a confrere.

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1869 Sep. 6
(Brownson, Orestes A.): Eliz(abeth), (New Jersey)
 to Maj(or) H(enry) F. Brownson, U.S.A.:

(Henry) wrote to his mother some weeks ago that he was ordered to report at St. Louis for recruiting service and would leave on the following Monday. Since then he has not been heard from and (Brownson) is in doubt as to whether his own letters are reaching (Henry). However, he asks his son to answer immediately if he does receive his mail and inform his father as to his whereabouts. Everyone is well at the Brownson home and they send their love to (Henry) and dear Fifine.

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1869 Sept. 7
Foley, Father Thomas: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Archbishop (Martin J. Spalding) has had a letter from the Rev. Dr. Corcoran stating that he is out of funds. The archbishop wishes to relieve him and instructs Foley to write to Purcell asking him to raise $100 in gold in his province to make up the amount required. The Baltimore province gives $150.

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1869 Sept. 8
Starrs, (Father) William: (New York, New York)
(All Members of Clergy)(in Archbishoprick of New York)

Father Starrs in the name of Archbishop (John McCloskey) announces the conditions that must be fulfilled in order that the indulgence granted by Pope Pius IX be secured. Certain churches in the city must be visited, and in country districts two visits must be made to the parish Church. There is no obligation to visit all the churches, but two visits must be made at least. The time for these visits shall extend from June 1st to December 8, 1869. Alms will be collected in special boxes and must be sent to the chancery office for security. They will be used for the poor and other charities in the diocese. (Circular attached) Apostolic letter from Pope Pius IX to all the faithful, announcing the opening of the Ecumenical Council in the Vatican Basilica on December 8th. An indulgence is announced, and the conditions for fulfilling it stated.

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1869 Sep. 8
Wieczorek, Father Simon: Paris, (Michigan)
 to Father (Peter Hennaert): (Detroit, Michigan)

He presents a mixed marriage case. He asks authorization to be sent by telegraph to Forester. He will be there September 12 to give a mission.

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1869 Sep. 10
Rhode, Father John: Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

Rhode received Hennaert's letter but not that of Father Schutjes. It is impossible to take up a collection for the Holy Father because of big expenses and the poor times for the farmers.

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(1869) Sep. 11
Dwenger, C.PP.S., Father Jos(eph): Crestline, Ohio
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

At the request of his Provincial Father (Andreas Kunkler, C.PP.S.,) Dwenger writes that Father Thoma has given up the idea of going to Detroit and is on his way to Europe, recalled by ther General. Father (August) Young was ordained over two years ago by the bishop of Cleveland (Amadeus Rappe). Young was somewhat of an invalid and living with Father Herbstrit. The Provincial declared that his studies were deficient. Dwenger allowed him to say Mass but forbade him the exercise of all jurisdiction. Young was disobedient and asked and received dismissal from their Society. He is in every respect a secular priest and subject to Detroit, as is Father (Andreas) Herbstrit, for the term of five years. They assume no responsibility for his debts or actions.

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1869 Sept. 11
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Rosecrans could not answer (Purcell) before returning from Monroe County. He thinks the appointment of the Holy Father a good thing for the sisters, but does not know as to Purcell. He suspects that Father (B ) Engbers has encouraged Flading and others. He did not grant him permission or papers. Father (William) O'Rourke seems to be more or less insane. He treated Father ( ) Kelly badly. Rosecrans would like for Purcell to find a place for (Father J.E.) McSwiney, who has been unable to do mission work since breaking his bones. He encloses a communication for the Telegraph which he asks Purcell to drop into the box for him. The protest of the German priests was in bad taste and well rebuked. He hopes to see Purcell before the latter goes. He does not know which way to turn to keep things going on the Cathedral. He has to go to the Dominicans this morning for confessions.

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1869 Sept. 12
Kõhne, Father H(enry): Danville, (Illinois)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Kõhne asks that his paper be sent to Danville, as he has been transferred from Henry, (Illionois). He feels that he has been unjustly treated by the administrator and offers to send McMaster the complete story, so that he can send it to Rome as an argument in favor of canon law in the United States. He has been advised to take this course by Father J. Helmsproecht, provincial of the Redemptorist order, whom Kõhne met in Chicago. P.S. Kõhne asks how much he owes McMaster for his subscription, and remarks that he hopes he can do something for the Journal in Danville. He states that there are many Irish there, but that they are being treated shamefully by their priest and the administrator.

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1869 Sep. 13
Mrak, Bishop Ign(atius): Marquette, (Michigan)
 to Father (Peter) Hennaert: Detroit, (Michigan)

Hennaert asked whether Father (Nicholas Louis) Sifferath belonged to Mrak's diocese and now Father (Patrick B.) Murray has asked him for an exeat of this diocese. Mrak thinks this affair was settled a long time ago; he and the late Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefevere considered it so, as after the death of Bishop (Frederic) Baraga, the part of Detroit Diocese where these men are living fell back to Detroit. Father E(dward) Jacker, at that time administrator of Marquette Diocese, signified it to Lefevere. Mrak soon received the papers and faculties from Detroit and Lefevere wrote him that henceforth he was to look upon the Ordinary of Detroit as his spiritual head. Therefore, Fathers Murray, (John B.) Weikamp, Sifferath, and (Seraphin) Zorn belong now to Detroit, and apply to Hennaert for an exeat, etc. If Mrak is not going by Chicago, he will soon see Hennaert at Detroit.

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1869 Sept. 13
Pabisch, Father F(rancis) J.: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): Cincinnati, Ohio

Mr. P.A. Quinn asks permission to study theology for another year, since the two preceeding years were of little profit because of his work as procurator. Father (E.) Hecht is desirous of opening a course on "De re Sacramentaria". Hecht studies this matter under Dr. Franzelin in Rome. Rome has two professors of dogma as well as one on "de theologicislocis". Cincinnati should not be behind Rome in this. The students of Philosophy tan all very young, wish to continue their philosophical studies during the next year so as to be able to study ethics. Since according to the Council of Trent the Ordinary must decide on the professors and the course, he asks Purcell to give his opinion on this matter.

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1869 Sep. 13
D. and J. and Co(mpany) New York, (New York)
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

They have been sending the New York Tablet to Bishop P(eter Paul) Lefev(e)re gratuitously.

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1869 Sept. 15
H, P.F.: Newcoma, Iowa
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He sends McMaster a money-order for ($33) the amount of the subscriptions to the Freeman that he has collected, and will send the remainder as soon as he collects it. He states that he appreciates most highly McMaster's efforts in the cause of our (Catholic) holy Religion and the Priesthood. McMaster will be glad to learn that Father J.P.R. Murphy was not killed instantly, but lived two and a half hours after the accident and had the priest. He was killed within two miles of the church where he was ordained.

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1869 September 15
Rosecrans, Bishop Sylvester H.:
 to Purcell, Archbishop John Baptist:

No negative. Letter in folder 30 of II-5-d and marked on folder.

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1869 Sep. 16
Wile, David: La Porte, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was surprised hearing from Edwards from Notre Dame instead of Toledo. He is glad to hear of the good attendance at Notre Dame. He is sorry that he cannot come the first semester, but will be there the second. He will start for Pittsburg in two weeks to see the sights.

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1869 Sep. 19
Walker, W.A.: Einsiedeln, Switzerland
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is now at one of the largest Benedictine monasteries, the place where St. Meinard lived and was murdered. Thousands come to view the miraculous black statue of the Blessed Virgin. To give details of his trip would fill several pages of the "Two Penny Gazette". He hopes to remain in Europe until he is somewhat Dutchy and Frenchy in speech. Many times he wishes he was back in the study hall of Bro. Benoit, (C.S.C.), although he was wrongly treated by him. He will never forget Father (Augustus) Lemonnier (C.S.C.). Prof. (Joseph A.) Lyons has been all that a professor could be towards him. He asks if the Irish class is still reciting.

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1869 Sept. 21
Elder, William Henry Bishop of Natchez: Vicksburgh, Mississippi
 to Archbishop John B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Elder thanks Purcell for his consent to solicit in the diocese of Cincinnati. His visitation has been lengthened owing to the lack of railroads and the scattered condition of his people and missionaries. He will not be able to go in person to Cincinnati, as he cannot have more than a few days before his necessary departure for the Council. There are yet three churches for which Elder has given heavy personal obligations by notes and verbal engagements. One of these has had three suits, suspended by his paying part and promising the balance this winter. This is his chief worry in going to Rome. He will delegate Father J.B. Mouton, the dean of the district in which these churches are to act in his name. He is a most worthy priest, zealous of pleasant manners and if Purcell can extend to him a welcome it will facilitate his mission. He sends his respect to Father Edward Purcell, and acknowledges his indebtedness to Purcell as the president of his college days.

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1869 Sept. 23
Domenec, M(ichael) Bishop of Pittsburg: Pittsburg, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He received Purcell's letter in regard to the Sisters of Charity. When Domenec saw the letter of the Mother that the Community was to be subject to the mother-house in Cincinnati, he did not answer because all the clergy are opposed to that measure. Domenec suggested that a few Sisters come to train the postulants and then return to Cincinnati. He had no answer to that letter. If he can he will carry on the plan suggested in Purcell's letter.

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1869 Sept. 26
B(rownson) S(arah) H.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson):

(Mrs. Brownson) has been neglectful in answering Henry's letter but she has been very busy. An artist, Mr. Pinkelin was taking (Brownson's) picture for the orphans in Boston. It will be raffled there at the Fair in the hope that it will help the Fair as well as the artist. (Brownson) wanted a picture to be kept in the family so a copy was taken. The last one will be on exhibition in N(ew) Y(ork). The artist has recently come for Munich and is painting pictures much more cheaply now than he will when once established. (Brownson) paid him $50 for the second picture and the one of Mrs. Brownson will cost the same. She has sat for a week already and the painting is not finished yet. (G.P.A.) Healy's picture is a very exact likeness but it is not his best expression, for a hundred years hence it would not do him justice. (Mrs. Brownson) feels that if her grandchildren would like to see her picture as much as she would want them to, then it was worth all the time spent in sitting. J(ames) Sadlier died on the 21inst. and the news was telegraphed to Brownson the next day, whereupon he went to N(ew) Y(ork) for the funeral. Mr. Sadlier had sold the Tablet to his brother Denis, some weeks prior to his death and (Brownson) was requested to prepare an obituary notice. Getting along with only Denis Sadlier is going to be difficult for Brownson who means to have more than ten dollars a week after this year. (Mrs. Brownson) expects him home on the next day and presumes he is at Rockaway just now. Mrs. James Sadlier had visited the Brownsons about four weeks ago with some friends and her second son. Frank, her oldest son, has been in the Insane Asylum for a long time. (Mrs. Brownson) thanks Henry for writing to Orestes and claims that the letter did his brother a great deal of good since he has got into a very trying position. The Church is right in forbidding Catholic children from attending public schools. Orestes (Brownson Jr.) no doubt teaches a good school and nearly all the teachers and children under him are Catholics. Sometimes by eating with Publicans and Sinners one is converted. Henry's father received a letter from him just about the time he was going to get Fifine in Detroit. The Brownsons are very anxious to know how Fifine and the baby stood the journey. (Mrs. Brownson) tells Henry to have the baby sleep in a crib beside his bad because she has just read of child smothering in bed in New York. Love and best wishes are sent to Henry and Fifine.

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1869 Sept. 28
Motley, John B.: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Motley points out that, as a reader of the Freeman's Journal for many years, he does not recollect having seen in its columns any correspondence from (Washington). This is a defect, for many people are interested in news from the nation's capital, and he suggests a weekly letter. Motley has been for many years contributing to western papers the news (Washington) and would like to send a letter each week to McMaster. He has recently commenced business as a claim and patent agent and is anxious to see his card advertised in the Journal, and he suggests that an arrangement could be worked out by which he could pay for it by contributing to the Journal. He flatters himself, that he can furnish a weekly letter that will instruct and amuse the readers of McMaster's paper. Card and printed letter of announcement dated May, 1869 with a list of personal references is enclosed. The encloed letter is 1p. 12mo.

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1869 Sep. 28
Weikamp, Father John B.: Cross Village, (Michigan)
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

Hennaert's letter of August 18 was received September 14; Weikamp read it to the Indians as Hennaert advised him. On the 16th of September, a letter of Father (Nicholas Louis) Sifferath was received by some of his friends in Cross Village in which he said that he was saying Mass again and that he intended to come back again this fall or next spring if the Indians would like it. A petition was made to get him back. The consequences of such letters are evil — great speaking against the deceased Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere) and Hennaert. P.S. Weikamp did not know what he should do when told the above by an Indian.

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