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1870 Jan. 1
O'Hare, Peter: M(oun)t Morris, (Michigan)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Hare sends a list of new subscribers, and would have had more, but for stormy weather which kept many people from Church. He hopes to send more later on. He sends news of the progress of their church, and reports that 16 years ago when he first came to the town, Flint (Michigan) was a village of less than 1,000, with but a handful of Catholics. They have a new pastor now, Father (Francis P.) Flanagan, who has built a new parish house, and plans to start a house for the Sisters. The benovelent society, which started with 8 members, now has 120. O'Hare encloses the list of subscribers, and will send a new list in a few weeks.

I-1-n - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1870 Jan. 3
Combel, C.S.C., C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

Father (Augustus) Lemonnier (C.S.C.) left with Mrs. Mulhall for St. Louis. Combel will make his profession next Sunday and will be priest for the following Sunday. If he can, he intends to go to Toledo for the feast of St. Francis of Sales.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1870 Jan. 3
Detchemendy, John L.: Caledonia, M(iss(o)uri)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Detchemendy takes issue with McMaster over an article concerning Edwin M. Stanton, which appeared in the Freeman's Journal. The article praised Stephen A. Douglass, and villified Stanton. Detchemendy considers Douglass a traitor to his party, and feels that as a Catholic he must oppose him. He gives his opinion of the Late Mr. Douglass, and attempts to prove that Douglass was really not in favor of the Union. He cites the treachery of Douglass who in 1861 declared that the government had not the constitutional right to make war on any of the States and yet, when Lincoln declared war, Douglass shook hands with him. Detchemendy lists prominent Westerners who were Douglass supporters. He writes as a Catholic, an ex-rebel, and a true democrate of the States' right conviction. He asks that McMaster not to publish the letter, as he has not the education nor the wish to appear before the public. He states that he has no sympathy whatever with the radical party, but does not wish to be placed in the same (category) with them just because he opposed Stephen A. Douglass.

I-1-n - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1870 Jan. 3
Shadler, Father Francis J.: Charleston, (West Virginia)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Shadler enclosed $20 as a contribution from four priests toward the cause of the "second order" so admirably supported by the Freeman's Journal, and now being represented in Rome. He writes that Just now, this is all the priests can send, but later, if necessary, they are willing to contribute. Shadler also sends $3.00 as payment for his subscription to the Journal. He also states that after four years of hard work and persistant trial, the German Catholic church of Charleston has been closed, while in all other sections, churches are being erected.

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


187? Apr. 4
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to the (New York) Tablet: (New York, New York)

Brownson has found his memory failing him and does not like to make a positive assertion or denial on the strength of memory alone. Hence, the readers of his letter of last week may think he ought to have denied more positively than he did the pretended extract from Brownson's Review, and he would have done so if he had known that Mr. (George Hughes?) Hepworth took it from so impious a work as "Pope or president." Hepworth's own accuracy is not remarkable. It shows how little protestant ministers are accustomed to study strict accuracy. Brownson thanks "a Catholic" for vindicating his Review. There is little use in denying or refuting a calumny against Catholics or Catholicity; it will continue to be repeated all the same. Brownson is a Papist and has no wish to conceal the fact.

I-4-e - A.Draft S. - 1p. - 4to. - {3}


1870 Jan. 4
Hill, William Enright, John: Abbeville, So(uth) Ca(rolina)
 to Ja(mes) (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Enright and Hill send $5, to be applied against their bill for the Freeman's Journal. Hill writes that Enright tries to be a good Roman Catholic, despite his imperfections, while Hill himself, though a professed Presbyterian, is not up to the standard. They are both Irishmen born, Hill states with Enright of pure Celtic extraction, while Hill's ancestors were Scotch. P.S. Enright adds that if McMaster sends hi claims against others who owe for the Journal, they will undoubtedly pay.

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


1870 Jan. 5
Hamilton, Father Geo(rge) A.: Charleston, (West Virginia)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Hamilton encloses $35, the contributions of five priests who would like to contribute to the fund to secure parochial rights for the clergy. One of the contributors, Father C. McGrath, does not like the movement, but desires to have it fairly tried. Hamilton also encloses his subscription for the Freeman. P. S. He met McMaster's agent, Thomas Egan, and informed him that if he would come to Charleston, Hamilton would recommend the Journal to the parishioners.

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


1870 Jan. 6
Hayes, (Father) Rob(ert) J.: St. Louis, M(issouri)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Hayes has received two copies of the Freeman's Journal. He had instructed McMaster to send one copy to him and one to his brother who is in Rome, studying for the priesthood. If Hayes must send the copy to Rome himself, he asks that one of his two subscriptions be cancelled, for six or ten days would be lost in the process of sending the paper to St. Louis and back again to New York. He requests a personal note from McMaster telling him whether he was sent two copies of the paper by clerical error or design. Hayes calls attention to an error. Under the tile "Nashville Correspondence" was published a letter, signed "X.Y.Z.", which is unmistakably the work of Alex. J.P. Garesche. The title of "Western Rome" or "Rome of the Western world" is a word St. Louis guards jealously and would never allow to escape to Nashville. (He gives some mailing instructions and his brother's address at Rome).

I-1-n - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1870 Jan. 6
Higgins, John B.: S(outh) Boston, Massachusetts
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Higgins read one of Brownson's articles on "The Future of Protestantism and Catholicity." He cites a quotation which asserts that our constitution is the only one based on Christian principles. He asks the question concerning Rome under the Pontiffs if it has retained any position of the pagan principles and if so why, "why have not the teachings of the church received a practical development there." Higgins wants Brownson to give him information on these points or tell him where he can find the desired answers.

I-4-e - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1870 Jan. 7
Mason, Walter: Richmond, Va.
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Due to the impropriety of describing Father Henning's personal appearance McMaster mentioned such to Mason, who apologized and wished his sincere regrets to be conveyed to Father Henning.

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


1870 Jan. 7
Doane, G(eorge) H.: Newark, (New Jersey)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Doane enclosed Brownson's letter to (Father M(ichael) Corrigan asking the latter to answer it. If the lecture would do for a popular audience the writer would be grateful to invite the Doctor to give it in their hall before the Young Men's Catholic Association. If Brownson thinks such an audience would like it, he should write and invite the Doctor (Henry Hewit) for a lecture on February 22. If he accepts, Brownson should inform Doane and give the exact title.

I-4-e - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1870 Jan. 7
Sidley, Father R. A.: Sandusky, (Ohio)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Sidley remarke that McMaster should before this time, have received a list of subscribers. Father Sidley gave to an agent. Many, however are slow in paying for the paper. Last year he paid for half the subscriptions, and it took six months for him to be repaid, while some still have not paid him. This year he decided to make those that want the paper to pay in advance, and that the priests in the different parishes will do something. He mentions that the Freeman is getting quite a bit of competition from the Telegraph, the Tablet, and the Boston Pilot, other Catholic papers. P.S. He asks if he is correct in assuming that the correspondent in Rome who signs himself Catholicus is Father E. M. O'Callaghan. He is anxious to hear from him, not having heard since O'Callaghan was in France. Fr. Sidley points out that but for the action of three or four of his parishioners, he too would be in Rome with Fr. O'Callaghan. In another postcript, he mentions that his neighbors are ignorant of the fact that he gave $100 to the Jus fund. Those in the secret hope most earnestly that Jus will succeed in his mission.

I-1-n - A.L.S. - 5pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1870 Jan. 8
Brent, John Carroll: Washington, (District of Columbia)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, (New York)

Brent has received a copy of the Civilta Catholica from his friend Father Barotti, who pointed out the catalogue of the dignitaries in attendance at the opening of the Ecumenical Council. Brent states that Father Barotti is of the opinion that a publication of the catalogue in this country would be acceptable to the clergy and laity. He offers to translate in case McMaster does not regularly receive the magazine, and will have the translation in New York in time for the next issue of the magazine, if McMaster accepts his proposition. at any rate, McMaster will understand that Brent has a high opinion of the Freeman's Journal. Brent also states that Father Barotti has offered to cull out fresh and interesting items from the Civilta, which Brent will translate and forward to McMaster, in the event that he does not receive the Civilta regularly.

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


1870 Jan. 8
David, Mary E.: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks him for all he has done for her son Eddie. She believes that if Eddie grows to be an upright man it will be through Edwards' influence. She does not believe Eddie would be willing to return to Notre Dame but for his love for Edwards. Although not a Catholic, she has no objections for Eddie becoming one.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 7pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1870 Jan. 8
Funcken, C.R., Father E(ugene): St. Agatha, (Ontario)
 to Father (Peter Hennaert): (Detroit, Michigan)

He encloses a copy of their judgment in the case of Father (Simon) Wieczorek, (C.R.). He hopes things will be settled to (Hennaert)'s entire satisfaction.

- A.L.S. -


 Enclosure: 

1869 Dec. 31
Funcken, C.R., Father E(ugene), Major:
Superior of the Congregation for Canada and Michigan St. Agatha, (Ontario)

Judgment in the case of Father Simon Wieczorck, C.R. The conduct of Father Simon, having left much to be desired, Father Jerome Kajsiewicz, C.R., Superior General of the Congregation of the Resurrection, gave on October 23, 1869, the power to summon and judge Wieczorek to Funcken and his ordinary Council, Fathers Edward Glowalski, C.R., and Francis Breitkopf, C.R., together with Fathers Louis Funcken, C.R., and Louis Ellemn, C.R,, allowing them for this case the right to expel him from the Congregation. In conferences held at St. Agatha on the 30th and 31st of December, 1869, having studied the case and also by the reports made by Funcken, as well as the testimony by Breitkopf and Father John Wollowski, C.R., and the letter of the Administrator of Detroit of July 16, 1869 and found: 1. Simon was accused by (Hennaert) of making false reports against Father Eugene Funcken; 2. By these reports, Father Simon secured a letter in Latin from Hennaert to defend himself from anyone, secular of regular, meddling in the affairs of the mission; 3. Father Simon made it impossible for Wollowski to perform his office of treasurer; 4. Breitkopf and Wollowski claimed that Simon had committed a serious imprudence; 5. By such conduct the congregation can be gravely compromised; 6. Father Simon conducted himself very respectfully before the judges; and preferred to remain in the Congregation, to remain in Michigan, and to improve his ways. They have judged without one dissenting voice: 1. There is peril for Father Simon's soul if he should remain in his present position in Michigan; 2. There is danger of trouble and scandal; 3. The Superior General should send him back to Rome; or 4. take such measures as he judges suitable; 5. They wish to be only as severe as is absolutely necessary. Simon has the right to appeal this judgment to the General; 6. A copy of this judgment will be sent to the General, to Hennaert and to Father Simon.

- A.D.S. - (French) -


III-2-l - A.L.S., D.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 8vo. - {9}


1870 Jan. 9
Cunnea, James: New York
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He had a pleasant trip to New York. Miss Maggie McEvoy, a relative of Father (William) Corby, was along. He asks Edwards to write him all the particulars about the C.O.R.E.

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


1870 Jan. 9
O'Reilly, James A.: Reading, Pennsylvania
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He endeavored to fill Edwards' request concerning letter paper. He tells of his delightful times.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1870 Jan. 9
O'Reilly, A(ndrew) J.: Reading, Penn.
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He thanks Edwards for his letter and invites him to spend some time with him. He will exchange photos with him.

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


1870 Jan. 10
O'Reilly, James: Lima, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Reilly sends a club of six subscriptions for the Freeman's Journal. He mentions that he met McMaster in Cleveland, and is determined to do his best to boost the circulation of the paper in Lima. He encloses $15 for the subscriptions. P.S. He apologizes for the poor way in which he has sent in his club, but things are still upset after the Christmas rush.

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


1870 Jan. 10
Sidley, (Father) R.A.: Sandusky, (Ohio)
 to Ja(me)s (Alphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork) (New York)

Father Sidley mentions that he had sent, some two weeks ago, a letter to McMaster enclosing $4 in stamps, and the names of two subscribers, who have not received the paper. Sidley feels it is his fault for not purchasing a money order, and asks that McMaster send the papers anyway, and Father Sidley will forward the amount again.

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


1870 Jan. 11
Hull, Joseph L.: Detroit, Michigan
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He received Edwards' photo and will send one in return. He has been too busy to write.

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


1870 Jan. 12
Hammer, O.S.F. (Rev) Bonaventure: Louisville, K(entuck)y
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Hammer mentions an article in the Freeman's Journal concerning a so-called Persian bishop, who is touring the country, raising considerable funds for churches in Asia, and then decamping with the funds. The same person was in Louisville until yesterday, but suddenly left. Father Hammer encloese his picture, and says that disinterested spectators feel that he is a humbug. He is supposed to be heading for New York, which is why Hammer writes to McMaster. There is some doubt as to the authenticity of the man, although the bishops feel that his papers are correct. Hammer finds suspicious the fact that the Persian bishop has no papers from the Pope, authorizing his work.

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


1870 Jan. 12
Hewit, Doctor H(enry) S.: (New York City), N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Hewit misdated his letter of the 8th. He will go to Seton Hall to have the advantage of any criticism he might receive. Hewit will accept Father(Michael)Corrigan's offer. The picture was received safely and thanks Brownson for it, and also thanks him for the kindness and interest shown in the matter of Hewit's lectures. The picture is not ready yet, when it is, Hewit shall be able to get the opinion of their friends.

I-4-e - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1870 Jan. 12
Hewit, Doctor H(enry) S.: (New York City), N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Brownson's letter was received, and Hewit will be glad to begin at the terms of Father Kane. He will see Brownson early on the day fixed and will have Decker call. Mrs. Hewit tells him to inform Brownson that Sadie is much improved.

I-4-e - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1870 Jan. 12
Noonan, Tho(mas): Rockford, Ill(inoi)s
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Noonan asks McMaster to discontinue sending the Journal to the club either addressed to O.P. Duffy, or himself, as Duffy has been out of town for five months, and none of the subscribers have made arrangements to take the paper this year. However, he asks that the paper be sent to himself, and he encloses the money for a years subscription. He feels that no Catholic home should be without the Freeman, and that McMaster writes interestingly on the events of the day.

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


1870 Jan. 14
Spillard, C.S.C., Father D(aniel) J.: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He hastens to answer to show that they still live and love Edwards. Spillard has been very busy with Father (Augustus) Lemonnier away and Father (William) Corby complaining of ill health. He himself has a cold. He is sorry that Edwards is not well enough to return. Father Jaussion (O.S.B.) came last night.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16to. - {3}


1870 Jan. 14
Wood, Cornelius: Teuton(ville, Michigan)
 to Father (Peter Hennaert): (Detroit, Michigan)

Wood has partially made a contract for land for a Catholic school. Father (Francis Xavier Pourret) Pourett will never enter the church in Teutonville. In Deerfield he drove James McKoen out of the church. He has two farms, and sells his produce from store to store at least once a week in Teuton. Pourett went to the Bishop and stopped the priest of Pontiac from coming. The trustees saw the Bishop who gave them permission to build the church and promised to give a priest between Deerfield and Teuton. Wood asks Hennaert to keep Pourett away. Oceola and Brighton are able to support a priest, as Teuton and Deerfield can.

III-2-l - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 18mo. - {2}


1870 Jan. 15
Motter, (Father) James: San Francisco, California
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Motter sends a list of thirty names of priests who wish to subscribe to the Jus fund to secure the rights of the clergy in the United States and the introduction of ecclesiastic discipline. Each of the priests send $10.

I-1-n - A.L.S. - (Latin) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1870 Jan. 15
Pius IX, Pope:

Newspaper clipping concerning a benediction of the Pope to the people of New York diocese upon the opening of the Vatican Council.

I-1-e - Newspaper clipping - 1 column - 8vo. - {0}


1870 Jan. 16
(Brownson, Sarah H.): Elizabeth, New Jersey
 to Henry (F. Brownson): Chicago, Illinois

(Mrs. Brownson) acknowledges (Henry's) letter of Jan. 6th and expresses her pleasure at (Henry's) visit in Milwaukee. She thanks Fifine for writing and rejoices at her good health this winter. (Henry's) father has been waiting several days for a letter from him and is undecided about the trip to Chicago, although his health is good so far this winter. She thanks (Henry) for offering to accompany his father and says that he and Sarah are both anxious she should go but she hesitates because of the winter. She would not think of going to Chicago without going to Dubuque since she wants to see (Henry), Fifine and especially the baby whom she doubts is a finer child than his father at his age. She is glad (Henry) is so fond of his child and cannot understand how a parent can feel otherwise although she knows there are some. She hopes that little Philip (Brownson) will live as a good Christian. Dr. Hewit calls at the (Brownson') occassionally. He is to give a lecture on Wednesday evening (Jan. 19) in Market Hall, although he expected to lecture in the Catholic institute which some did not think a good place. Father (Michael E.) Kane has noticed it in the Church. (Henry's) father and Sarah have done what they could for the lecture since the Doctor needs the money. She had Mrs. Rinklin (?) take two pictures of himself one of which was sent to the Fair in Boston and the other to Dr. Hewit who thinks so much of it he shall hang it in his parlor by his own father's. Brownson's book is not out yet and it frets him a good deal, since Denis Sadlier is not the man James (Sadlier) was and (Mrs. Brownson) expects him always to annoy (Orestes) somehow. She gives her love to Fifine and tells her she does not recall al what age she gave her children meat but thinks Philip quite too young yet and advises that bread to crackers and milk or hasty pudding is better for him. She is surprised to hear Sarah Alexander was married and wants to know about her husband. (Jan. 17). It is her 66th birthday and hopes (Henry) will always pray for her. She says that it seems impossible she is so old, but that does not trouble her so much as the fact she lives no better.

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


1870 Jan. 17
Fagan, James: Salt Creek, Ka(nsa)s
 to J(ames) (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Fagan sends $3 for his subscription to the Freeman's Journal. He has been in Kansas for four years, and had not even seen a Catholic paper, until he ran across a copy of the Freeman. He read it and wants to continue reading. He feels that it suggests more than stock and lands, even to a Kansas farmer.

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


1870 Jan. 17
O'Brien, Tho(ma)s: Wheeling, West V(irgini)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Brien compliments McMaster on the quality of the Freeman's Journal, and sends $3 for his subscription. He is interested in the school problem, as he has seven children, five of them girls. He hopes that the Journal will keep up the good work, and that McMaster will be spared for the least another twenty five years to continue his work. O'Brien hopes to see the day when the Journal will become a daily paper.

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


1870 Jan. 18
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He thanks Edwards for not being jealous of his visit to St. Louis, He felt all the way to Chicago as if he should return or jump out of the cars. He longs for a quiet retired life. He was so unwell Christmas that he thought he would not live. Sister St. Joseph came from St. Mary's and saved him. Mr. Max E. Girac's death was a terrible blow to him. He loved the old man dearly and had set his heart on the Musical Dept. at Notre Dame. He has never received anywhere more attention than at Edwards' house.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1870 Jan. 18
Martin, Aug(uste) M(ar)ie, Bishop of Natchitoches: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Napoleon Joseph) Perché, Administrator: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Martin hoped to find the question of a coadjutor for Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.) settled upon his arrival but it was far from being so. (Pope Pius IX) had been fully advised by Odin but he needed the advice of the Cardinals. Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo was in complete accord but there were some opponents. Odin, despite his bad héalth, came to Rome chiefly to press the matter, but he could not remain there; it would have meant prompt death. He left the matter in the hands of Archbishop (Martin John) Spalding and Martin. When Martin told Barnabo that the sole motive of the opposition was the attitude taken by (Perché), the editor of the Prop(agateu)r (Catholique) in favor of liberty, Barnabo said the nomination would be presented before a month. All the bishops of the Province (of New Orleans) and the Archbishops met. Only one archbishop objected to the advanced age of the candidate and suggested that, two (other) priests having been presented at the same time, one of them might be better. Finally, by unanimous vote it was agreed to request the nomination of the candidate proposed by Odin. The (Vatican) Council is moving along, but slowly and amidst a thousand difficulties. Martin is ashamed of the French hierarchy and for (the American) as well; of the latter 25 of more allow themselves to be led in tow by two pompous archbishops and the ex-Redemptorist Père H(yacinthe Loyson). He plans to write to Father (Henry) Giesen, (C.SS.R.. If Perché has an opportunity to see him, he could communicate all this to him.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {10}


1870 Jan. 18
Vagnier, C.S.C., Father Thomas: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

Vagnier was not forgetting Edwards and was expecting a letter from him. The weather here changes every day. Edwards' friends are looking out for his return and hope he will recuperate.

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


1870 Jan. 19
DeNeve, Father J(ohn): Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland (of Hartford): Providence, (Rhode Island)

He wishes him a happy new year and asks a prayer in Rome. He forwards a letter he has just received from the father of Father DeBruycker requesting him to pay board and tuition of Mr. Broderick and to charge it to McFarland. He asks a reply. So far Fagan and Creedon are doing pretty well.

- A.L.S. - 1p.


 Enclosure: 

1870 Jan. 18
DeBruycker, J.: St. Josse Ten Noode
 to Father (John DeNeve: Louvain, Belgium)

He takes the liberty of writing that his son asks that the pension of Thomas Broderick be charged to the Bishop of Hartford at the College of St. Nicholas. He encloses the bill for the first and second terms (no enclosure).

- A.L.S. - (French) - 1p.


I-1-c - A.L.S. - (English and French) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1870 Jan. 20
Lawless, Peter: Adrian, Mich(igan)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Lawless (?) sends the money ($20) for a small club, from Adrian. He wishes to know if he can add to the club at the same rates. He states that McMaster will find his name at the head of the club, not to save the 5 but to induce others to subscribe. He asks that back numbers be sent to the club members, but not to him, as he has his papers up to date. On a separate page he sends the names of the club members.

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


1870 Jan. 20
McDonough, John: Kane, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

McDonough sends $15 for subscriptions to the Journal. He is moving to Grand Rapids, Mich. to live and will try to get up a club there. He encloses the names of the six subscribers.

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


1870 Jan. 21
Sidley, (Father) R.A.: Sandusky, (Ohio)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York)

Father Sidley sends McMaster $2, the subscription for Andrew Mahon for the Freeman's Journal. He asks that back numbers be sent, and adds that though this may be annoying to McMaster, that it is also annoying to Sidley, though he feels he can stand any amount of trouble if it advances the Freeman. He asks McMaster to continue his fight for what is right, and feels that McMasters' last castigation directed against (Bishop John H. Luers), repays Sidley ten times over for his trouble. He has heard from Father (E.M.) O'Callaghan, and things appear cheering. He is amused at the remarks of different people with regard to whom Jus is.

I-1-n - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}


1870 Jan. 22
Brouillet, Father J. B. A.: Walla Walla, W(ashington) T(erritory)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Brouillet agrees with McMaster's analysis of the various points of disciplinary changes petitioned for by the American priesthood, but wishes to add the following point, which he feels should be the essential basis of the status: That a priest once attached to a diocese be entitled as of right to such a clerical position as will secure him a decent and honorable support, except for cause. He feels that this point has never yet been theoretically admitted by the American hierarchy, and has in a few instances been practically overlooked. He would have McMaster develop the principle "that the education of children is the right and duty of the parents and not of the state". He feels that this sounds better to American ears than that of the Tablet "that education is the function of the Church, and her right." He wonders if McMaster received a registered letter containing $3.00 he sent at the first of this month.

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1870 Jan. 23
Hewit, (Father) Aug(ustine) F.: New York City, (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Hewit wants Brownson to write an article for the May issue of the Catholic World on the school question. Hewit thinks the time is ripe because the Bishops are deeply studying the question. The memorial against the Papal Bull got only 14 signatures and on Christmas the Pope gave them a beautiful sermon on despising human respect and listening with humility on his trainings concerning the Vicar of Christ.

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1870 Jan. 24
(Brownson, Orestes): Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Chicago, (Ill.)

(Orestes) tells (Henry) to accept the 15th of Feb. if no other date can be agreed upon, and to telegraph him accordingly, so that he may be in Chicago a day or two beforehand so as to rest. He is not particular about the terms, for his only inducement to accept the invitation is the opportunity to visit (Henry), (Fefine) and (Philip). $150 will answer, or $100 and expenses. He apologizes for any nonsense in his last letter (Nov. 19, 1869) of which he was ashamed as soon as he had sent it. He knows (Henry's) warm affection and respect for him and that (Henry) is prouder of his than of (Henry's) mother's name. He gives his love to Fifine, and asks her to kiss Philip for him. (Henry's) mother encloses a letter to (Henry) just returned from the dead letter office. His health is not perfect but fair and he hopes to keep his appointment.

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1870 Jan. 25,
Rutledge, James W.: Morristown, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Ja(mes) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Rutledge asks that McMaster notify him as to when his subscription expires, as he plans on getting up another club (of subscribers). It will be sort one name, as C.A. Robeson died during the past year. N.B. He states that they would not be without it now on any account, and asks that McMaster answer by return mail.

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1870 Jan. 26
William: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

William encloses an editorial on the Ecumenical Council, written by the editor of a new radical paper, the Commercial. William feels that in the article the writer has revealed his ignorance of historical and theological questions, and he asks that McMaster write a few lines which would at least silence the writings of the Commercial on questions of which he is either entirely ignorant, or else maliciously represents. William supposes that the writings are due to ignorance but judging from the usual sneering tone and very wild speculation when speaking of the Church or its surroundings, he feels that maliciousness may be the cause.

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1870 Jan. 29
Davis, M(ary) C.: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

She writes to say that she will be in Edwards' city some time next week, and asks if he will leave for Notre Dame before that time.

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1870 Jan. 29
Kehoe, L(awrence): New York, (City, New York)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Kehoe sent Brownson a book on "Hereditary Genius" for notice.

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1870 Jan. 29
Rice, C.M., Father Robert E.V.: Suspension Bridge, New York
 to Father P(eter) Henna(e)rt: Detroit, (Michigan)

Rice received Hennaert's letter of the 28th through Father Schutjes. When Rice came to the Seminary of Our Lady of Angels he found established the custom of not requiring the ordaining bishop to give letters of ordination of either his own or others' subjects. In lieu of these letters, an exact record of ordinations is kept in the house. All he sends is the record of Mr. O'Brian's ordinations as he has it in his book. He regrets to hear of Hennaert's ill health.

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1870 Jan. 31
Beerhorst, Father H(enry): Grand Rapids, (Michigan)
 to Father P(eter) Hennaert: (Detroit, Michigan)

Beerhorst has now been in the Detroit Diocese five years and three months. He asks permission to go to Milwaukee to make a retreat in order to determine whether or not he should join a religious congregation — he has in mind the Jesuits in St. Louis. He had this idea even in the American College in Louvain as the rector, Father De Neve, will recall. He asks that a priest be sent to care for his congregation for two or three Sundays. He has several Lutherans under instruction.

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1870 Jan. 31
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He is not at all prepared to see Edwards stay home. He has arranged to make his stay at Notre Dame agreeable. Edwards will have a room at St. Aleysius Scholasticate, with all the requisites for comfort. He will be free to go and come; have the same meals as they have there and is privileged to make tea in his room. Father (Thomas) Vagnier (C.S.C.) and Father Combel will often call on him for a walk or boat ride. Edwards will have plenty of exercise and liberty. Lemonnier is sure that Edwards' father will agree to this. He will cure him in two months.

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1870 Jan. 31
O'Reilly, James A.: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

Father (Augustus) Lemonnier (C.S.C.) asked if Edwards was coming back. O'Reilly answered that he thought not as Edwards was too ill. He thinks Edwards' room is safe.

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