University of Notre Dame


1870 May to 1871 Apr.
Brownson, Orestes A.:

Drafts for:

"Church and State," Catholic World, XI (May 1870), 145-160; reprinted in Works, XIII, 263-284.

"Emerson's Prose Works," Catholic World, XI (May 1870), 202-211; reprinted in Works, III, 424-438.

"Hereditary Genius," Catholic World, XI (Sept. 1870), 721-732.

"Union With the Church," Catholic World, XII (Oct. 1870), 1-16; reprinted in Works, III, 438-459.

"Steps of Belief," Catholic World, XII (Dec. 1870), 289-304; reprinted in Works, VIII, 378-399.

"Answer to Difficulties," Catholic World, XII (Dec. 1870), 328-340; reprinted in Works, IX, 566-583.

"Religious Orders," Ave Maria, VII (1871), passim; reprinted in Works, VIII, 219-263.

"Beecherism and Its Tendencies," Catholic World, XII (Jan. 1871), 433-450; reprinted in Works, III, 460-484.

"Mrs. Gerald,s Niece," Catholic World, XII (Jan. 1871), 546-557; reprinted in Works, XIX, 544-559.

"Baring-Gould on Christianity," Catholic World, XII (Mar. 1871), 764-781; reprinted in Works, III, 484-508.

"Unification and Education," Catholic World, XIII (April 1871), 1-14; reprinted in Works, XIII, 284-302.

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1870 May 1
Tillie (Edwards' cousin): Toledo, Ohio
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She would be delighted to visit the college with Edwards' mother but could not go until the end of the month. She has commenced music and is getting along nicely. The family is preparing to move.

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1870 May 1
Masson, E.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (Joseph Millet) Millie: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $150 for decorating the front of the Cathedral on the occasion of the consecration of Bishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché. Approval on May 4, 1870 by Millet.

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1870 May 1
Sporl, John: New Orleans, Louisiana)
St. Louis Cathedral(New Orleans, Louisiana)

A bill for $20 for ribbon and flowers. Signed for by Sporl by Anton Schwarz.

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1870 May 2(?)
(Roach, Philip A.): San Francisco, (California)
 to T. A. Brady: New York, (New York)

Roach wrote Brady that he was tendered an invitation to deliver an oration on the Centennial Anniversary (of the landing of Junipero Serra at Monterey), but pressure of business intervened. He has saved many valuable manuscripts on the subject, however, in St. Mary's library, and he has planned for years to write on the subject. Roach mentions that he is the last Alcalde of Monterey. (The letter is cut off at this point) Roach encloses a clipping from the San Francisco Examiner, which gives the details of the landing of Father Junipero Serra, the founder of the Franciscan missions in California, and which reproduces the letter sent to Roach, inviting him to deliver the oration on the occasion of the Centennial.

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1870 May 3
Bonnot, G.J., Jr.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Ed(ward) Bermudez: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $10 received for services rendered at the Cathedral.

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1870 May 3
Desbons and Bonnecaze: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
St. Louis Cathedral(New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $10 for lemonade. Signed by Cha(rle)s Lafferranderie.

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1870 May 3
Laferranderie, A.A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to E(dward) Bermudez: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $5 received for services on the day of the sale of tickets at the St. Louis Cathedral on April 30.

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1870 May 3
Lafferranderie, A.A.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to E(dward) Bermudez: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipt for $10 received for services rendered at the Cathedral on April 30.

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1870 May 3
New Orleans Times: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to E(dward) Bermudez: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipt for printing expenses of $21.75. Signed by W(illia)m(?) Comstock.

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1870 May 4
Raymond, Cha(rle)s: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Warden of St. Louis (Cathedral) Church: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for $100 for rental of 800 chairs. Approved by E(dward) Bermudez. (Payment received by): A.R. Clague. Bermudez asks L. Prados, secretary, to pay the bill.

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1870 May 5
La Renaissance Printing Office: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to E(dward) Bermudez: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

A receipted bill for printing expenses of $1.50. Payment received by E. Lefrau.

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1870 May 6
(Wile) D(avid): LaPorte, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is at last well enough to write. It will be six weeks before he is fully recovered. Since last Monday he has been taking rides and enjoying them very much.

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1870 May 7
Rolando, Father J(oseph): Philadelphia, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Rolando speaks of the need of a theologic book with a scholastic interpretation. He knows of a competent priest who has written such a book called "Principles of Philosophy". P.S. He does not know where Brownson lives so he sends this letter in care of someone else.

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1870 May 8
Garesche, Alex. P.: St. Louis, Mo.
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

Father Peter De Smet is invited to attend the Commission for Indians in New York. Permission by him was given to read the invitation of Col. S.F. Tappan and his own answer, which was a mosaic of his view on the Indian question. Both letters were solicited for the Journal with a conditional acceptance but Father De Smet declined as he thought they might look as a display, to the displeasure of Tappan. If Tappan's permission could be procured then they might be published. However to make amends for his refusal, he offered Garesche a treatise written three years before on his visit to the hostile tribes, and as yet unpublished. Translation from the French is volunteered by Garesche. Due to professional cares and the lost of two relatives, correspondence with McMaster is not as frequent as desired. Father De Smet may make another voyage this year, but it is doubtful since his health isn't so good and his hearing is affected. The work of translation will not be begun until this letter is answered.

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1870 May 9
(Gillespie, C.S.C.), Sister M(ary of St.) Angela: St. Mary's Notre Dame, (Indiana)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)

Sister Angela is sending a western paper to Brownson which may do a great injury to our Catholic schools by its quotations from Brownson. Since Brownson is the only one who can remedy it, she is sending it to his address.

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1870 May 9
Spalding, Martin John, Archbishop of Baltimore: Rome, (Italy)
 to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland) of Hartford: Providence, R(hode) I(sland)

A document in which Spalding exposes the doctrines of Archbishop Francis P(atrick) Kenrick on papal infallibility. Besides quoting the pertinent passages from the theology of Kenrick, he compares it with the teaching of Perroni.

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1870 May 13,
(Brownson, Sarah H.): Elizabeth, (N.J.)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Fort Leavenworth, Ka.?)

Mrs. Brownson received Henry's letter of the 4th and both she and Henry's father wish he could be retired. She thinks it would be a fine thing if he had two thirds or even one half of his present salary for the rest of his life and cautions him against resigning as Congress may do a little justice before it adjourns. She wrote to Fifine before she received Henry's letter. Henry's father wanted to write (Fifine) a long time ago but could not because he had a deal of writing to do and his hand has been lame about three weeks. He has done little the past week or two since the Doctor wishes him not to write even if his hand were well as this is the season when he is susceptible to gout. He wishes to know if he can do anything in regard to Henry's getting retired. They send their love to him and Fifine. She is sorry (Fifine's) health is not good. Little Philip will be a year old tomorrow and she wishes she could see him.

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1870 May 14
Garesche, Father F. P.: Charleston, (South Carolina)
 to J(ames Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Father Garesche sends his address in answer to an implied request in the Freeman's Journal. He is in Charleston, giving a mission. He hopes to make a Southern tour, but as his Superiors have not ordered it, he must be content, and it may be that some one more worthy will do the work. Garesche remarks on the success of the two missions he gave in Boston, listing the number of Communicants and converts, and the names of the priests who assisted him. He fears that McMaster blows Garesche's horn a little too loudly, but thanks him for his kind notices, at any event.

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1870 May 14
Watson, Geo(rge) A.: Maysville, K(entuck)y
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Watson asks McMaster to give him the address of the Marquis of Bute, England. He trusts that, though this may be against regulations, McMaster will favor Watson with the desired information.

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1870 May 16
Rogers, Philip: Union Center, Wis(consin)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Rogers wants something done about the irregularity of the coming of the Freeman's Journal. He feels that the fault is in the post-office in Union Center, of which John M. Schmit is postmaster. If McMaster cannot remove Schmit from office, then he suggests that the paper be sent to the Wonewoc Post office instead of Union Center.

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1870 May 17
Freitag, Father Aug(ustine) M.: Annapolis, (Maryland)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Father Freitag thanks McMaster for the letter and package, and asks to be remembered in the prayers of McMaster's family. Father Freitag will remember McMaster in Mass on Thursday morning. He advises McMaster to bear up under the persecution that may result from his fearlessness, and recommends to him the words of Thomas A. Kempis. His health has not been too good, but he hopes to see McMaster in the summer.

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1870 May 18
McGowan, Father James: Chelsea, Massachusetts
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father McGowan describes the mission given in the Chelsea parish by Father Langcake, a Jesuit, and of the good work he accomplished. Quite a few non-Catholics attended the services, and several are disposed to enter the Church. The church presented Langcake with a gift of $100, on the closing Sunday of the mission. McGowan feels that much good work would be done if there were more missions in cities and in the country. P.S. He sends the names of two new subscribers to the Freeman's Journal, and remarks that McMaster can make any amendment in the "Mission Notice" which he thinks fit.

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1870 May 20
Purser, Geo(rge) H.: New York, (New York)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Purser sends McMaster a notice to attend a meeting of the Commissioners in the matter of the widening of Broome Street, on Monday, the 23 of May at #82 Nassau Streets, in Room 24, on business of importance.

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1870 May 22
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He had hoped that Edwards would not be away at this time and little expected that they would again need to correspond by letter. Every minute he expects to see Edwards on the campus. He hopes that Edwards' father will soon recover. He warns Edwards to watch his health. They had Father (William) Demers concert last night. Lemonnier will go to Chicago to get the second boat. They will have to name someone as coxswain in Edwards' place.

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1870 May 22
Spillard, C.S.C., Father D(aniel) J.: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

A few changes have been made at Notre Dame. The "Scholastics" now take their meals in the Jr. refectory, but live at St. Aloysius. Spillard's brother came to take him home as they heard he was sick, but he found him up and doing. He sends regards to Edwards' parents and his brothers and sisters.

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1870 May 23
Molon, Father L.: Elyria, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Molon asks that McMaster open a list of the names of priests who will have courage enough to protest against the letters of the Archbishops (John Baptist Purcell) of Cincinnati and (Peter Richard Kenrick) of St. Louis. He offers to head the list gladly.

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1870 May 24
Carr, Francis: Port Ewen, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Carr requests permission to use the columns of the Freeman's Journals to express his views on the "School question", which differ from McMaster's. Carr believes the people are generally satisfied with the public schools, even though the schools may not everywhere be what might be desired. No one church should have the exclusive right to inculcate its tenents; nor should the Bible be used in the schools. Carr does not believe religion can best the taught as a school exercise, for he has seen that children who receive daily instruction in religion do not always manifest it on Sundays. He believes the Catholic Church has the same right as others to teach, but when she demands more with McMaster especially on the proposition that it is unlawful to tax a people for the support of the schools since, taxes are levied by the people or by their representatives. Furthermore, every State must have enlightened citizens. Complaints from Catholics regarding the schools are few, and many Catholic communities are electing their trustees to school boards. The real evils of the Catholic Social system in America arises from Irish rural families who burrow in cities and let their children ramble in the streets all hours of the night. Study of the natural sciences can inflict no injury on the soul or the body, and so long as the study is not distorted or perverted by sophistry it cannot alienate men's minds from the truths of Revelation. It has been suggested that public school funds should be divided among the children of each denomination to be educated, according to the amount of taxes paid by the members of each church. But this plan is impracticable—it would cause much bickering and disagreement. The best policy is to let alone what is good enough, and if there are evils, labor to correct them instead of attempting he overthrow of the entire school system. Carr hopes McMaster will find himself able to publish his letter. To show that he means neither to deceive nor to be deceived, he gives McMaster permission to use his full signature.

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1870 May 27
Gaillard, Marie: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The young pupils of the Academy of the Holy Angels offer their respects to Perché on the occasion of his elevation and they ask him to come often to visit them.

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1870 May 27

Holy Angels Academy New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The pupils congratulate Perché upon his consecration.

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1870 May 27

Holy Angels Academy, Pupils of New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Perché's presence has filled them with joy.

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1870 May 27

Immaculate Conception, Asylum of the New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The orphans greet Perché on his accession to the episcopal dignity.

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1870 May 27
Lalumiere, S.J., Father Simon P.: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Father Lalumiere has just read the Catholic Telegraph's reply to McMaster's article against the conduct of the two archbishops. He notes in the (Telegraph's) reply that he (the editor) holds the bull of Adrien to be genuine? If McMaster keeps the files of the Telegraph, a reading of Vol. 37, No. 27, first page, dated April 22, 1868, "Pope Adrien and Henry II" will be of use in formulating a reply.

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1870 May 27
O'Sullivan, Father James S.: Hudson, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

O'Sullivan lauds McMaster and Jus for their excellent work in advocating the cause of the clergy in America, but feels that they are ready to let the matter drop. He thinks that now is the time to get up the petition, and he and some friends will pay the expenses to send circulars to every priest and to send someone to Rome to lay the matter before the Holy Father. All that is necessary is to make McMaster the bold, fearless leader, and to carry on the fight.

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1870 May 27
Stone, James Kent: Madison, New Jersey
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Stone was on verge of mailing to Brownson "The Imitation Heeded" when Kehoe told the writer he already had sent one. Was sorry he could not give this token to the American convert above all to whom he looks with reverence.

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1870 May 28
Connolly, Martin: Milw(aukee), Wis(consin)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Connolly is a student in the seminary, and encloses an article which he wishes McMaster to publish. He is compelled to have recourse to this means, as the system of teaching in use here in the seminary. He takes this means of justifying Maynooth, or at least of giving other an opportunity of defending it against the prejudices of German doctors who never lose a chance of making anything outside of Germany a butt. He does this from his sense of duty and honor as a theologian, and asks that his name be withheld at present.

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1870 May 28
Roberts, Ban F.: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He has not got his picture taken yet, but will do so and send it to Edwards. He misses Edwards in the choir. He is preparing a part in the Grand Cantata.

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1870 May 30
Brady, T. A.: Castle Garden, New York
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Brady, at the request of Mr. Philip A. Roach, one of the proprietors of the S(an) F(rancisco) Examiner, the only Democratic paper published in that city, sends the enclosed note and extract, and hopes that it will be printed in the Journal.

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1870 May 30
Persico, I(gnatius) Bishop of Savannah,: Rome, (Italy)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bishop Persico thanks McMaster for his letter of congratulation, and states that he will devote his service of the diocese. He states that in regard to Ryan of Augusta, Georgia, Bishop(Augustin) Verot requested him, two months ago, to leave the diocese, and although he has received the letter, he has made no reply. Bishop Persico hopes that he will leave without further trouble. In regard to the other thing mentioned in McMaster's letter, the Bishop has given it careful attention, but has not had to opportunity to see Cardinal Barnabo alone, but he will continue to do his best in this regard.

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1870 May 31,
(Brownson, Sarah H.): Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Ft. Leavenworth, Ka)

Henry's letter of the 23rd was received yesterday. They are sorry to hear Henry is not retired. His father will write Gen. Sherman this week and she will try to have him keep his word. (Brownson) would have written before but he had an idea it would do no good. Dr. Hewit has been to Washington to get some office and he said Mrs. Sherman said Grant would not give any office to a Catholic. Grant was in Elizabeth (N.J.) a visit to his brother Corbit and went to the Methodist meeting but did not make any great stir. Brownson's hand is better but he has had a good deal of toothache. He refuses to go to the dentist. He says that he will write Henry tomorrow and has just finished an article for the Tablet. He had nothing in the June Catholic World and will have only a notice of Prof. Boon's new book in the next. Mrs. Brownson is very glad to hear Fifine and the baby are so well. She hopes Henry will soon be settled. It is a year to would be in Elizabeth soon again. Henry has travelled thousands of miles in that time and has had much anxiety and care. She wishes it were in her power to do something for him. She is glad he dined at the Cathedral and supposes he goes to Church every Sunday. She wonders if Bro. Murphy knew him. Henry is right in saying he will never send a child to boarding school. She has often regretted doing so. The Brownson's were peculiarly situated and wonderfully ignorant of the injustice and iniquity to which Henry was exposed. It is astonishing how anyone can assume so much authority and feel so little responsibility. Henry's father walks in the garden every pleasant day and expects to lecture at Fordham on its Silver Anniversary. The President cordially invited Brownson several months ago. Father (Daubresse?) was here a month ago. They send their love.

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