University of Notre Dame


1870 Sept. 2
Flanigan, Mich(ae)l: Clarksburg, ( )
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Flanigan encloses $1 for the Pope.

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1870 Sept. 2
Hoffman, Mary I.: Stockbridge, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

Hoffman wonders why she has not heard from McMaster in response to the letter she sent informing him that her book was finished. She concludes that the letter must have gone astray. She feels that this must be the answer, because McMaster has always been so helpful in advising her before this time, and although there is no paper she would rather see her story in than the Freeman's Journal, she asks that McMaster let her know if he cannot use it. She has prayed that McMaster will take it, but if not, she is resigned to that also.

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1870 Sept. 2
Wood, (James F.) Bishop of Philadelphia: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop John B(aptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He sent to Paris the draft that Purcell sent with his letter of (Aug.) 25. It has gone to Father (Silas M.) Chatard for Purcell's credit. He is sorry to hear the unfortunate news of their old and valued friend. Father (I.H.M.) Bonner dropped in to see him. He congratulates Purcell on his safe return.

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1870 Sept. 3
Dillon, (Mrs.) Ellen: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

She was sorry to hear that Edwards' health was so poor and that his father was suffering. She will pray for him. Many of the sisters are in the infirmary with the ague. She tells of the near death of several.

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1870 Sep. 3
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

The season is very unhealthy. Boys are beginning to arrive. Mrs. Mulhall was here and left her girls at St. Mary's. He is surprised at the new impediment to Edwards' becoming a religious but thinks that it will not be serious. Father (F.) Boff has no thanks from them for directing Toledo boys away from N. D. Toledo is a total failure as to quantity, but the quality is very good. Things go badly in France. The Irish will go crazy if France is beaten by Dutchmen.

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1870 Sept. 4
Hannin, John: Toledo, (Ohio)
 to Father (Edward Hannin): (Cleveland, Ohio)

Through others John Hannin has asked his brother, Father Edward, for $100 which he owes him for services in the school last year. He will ask him personally, and if his brother denies the matter he will have recourse to other means. First he will refer him to a "Committee". He wants money, but can wait until his brother's successor obtains it, what he wants is a settlement. While he congratulates his brother on his promotion he regrets that he goes into his new office conscious that he (Edwards) has done him a grave wrong. P.S. They ought to congratulate each other on the whole affair. It is highly creditable to both. (Apparently sent to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell)

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1870 Sept. 5
Pabisch, Father F(rancis) J.:
Mt. St. Mary's Seminary Cin(cinnati), O(hio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He called the two boys, McNevin and Henry Mahony, and told them that they had to leave immediately. They replied that they had their recommendations in their trunks under way. All seems to be right again and the students were told this. What he told Purcell was based on the report of (Father Joseph) Richter who copied the list of the expelled students. The one who had been expelled was named Nevin, and not McNevin, and the Mahony who was dismissed was named Jeremiah, not Henry. Both boys are bright and innocent looking.

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1870 Sept. 5
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Rosecrans acknowledges Purcell's letter concerning Father Henry Jacobs with regret, rather, than surprise. He recalls the Purcell that before going to Rome the archbishop gave him full jurisdiction in the archdiocese with a request to use it as often as possible. This prewerves him from censure in the ordination of Father Joseph Jessing. Jessing had received verbal permission repeatedly from Father Edward Purcell who said the permission in writing was unnecessary that Father (Francis) Pabisch was mistaken on that. Rosecrans knew nothing of this until later or of any dissatisfaction at his course. He knew that which ever diocese he entered he would have to pay the seminary. Rosecrans took it for granted that Jessing had made everything right in Cincinnati before coming to him, and sent him into retreat without further question. Rosecrans cannot understand the wrong done to seminary discipline since when the man came to him complaining of his dissatisfaction, he told him that if he could arrange things satisfactory, he would accept him. It looks to him as an unwarranted use of authority by the head of the seminary. Rosecrans is not conscious of having done anything wrong.

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1870 Sept. 6,
Brownson, (S(arah) H.: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Mrs. Brownson received Henry's note yesterday. Henry's father has not returned from New York yet so she answers Henry for herself and Brownson in the affirmative and thanks Henry for the honor he did the Brownson in selecting them as sponsors. She gives her love to Fifine and wishes both Henry and Fifine every blessing. Henry's father went to N.Y. on Friday. He gave a lecture in Brooklyn Sunday evening. The "World" says there were 2000 people present. The Brownsons have been expecting Henry for some time to visit them and hope they shall not be dissapointed.

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1870 Sept. 8
Hannin, Father E(dward): Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Purcell will be much pleased to learn that matters are going well in Cleveland and unless certain individuals interfere, will continue to do so. Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe left Cleveland last night. This morning informed by certain proceedings, Hannin writes to the bishop the following letter.

1870 Sept. 8
Hannin, Father E(dward): Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe:

Hannin has learned today that certain gentlemen, claiming to be Rappe's friends, and acting in his name have called on certain ladies to obtain the substance of certain confessions with a view to destroying the accusations made against him in Rome. Religion must suffer from such proceedings. If Rappe feels that injustice has been done him, there are other remedies without recourse to such means. Hannin asks why Rappe did not appeal or ask to have an ecclesiastical court in Cleveland. Rome is too paternal and jealous of the peiscopate to deny any bishop the chance to prove his innocence. In Hannin's opinion this will be prejudicial to Rappe in Rome if made know there. Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo in his letter to Purcell exhorted Rappe to Cleveland immediately, but Rappe has remained in the diocese nearly 2 weeks. This will keep alive party spirit and increase the difficulties of administration. When Hannin was three days in Cleveland a petition was handed to him with affidavits of the nature mentioned. When he told them due regard would be paid to them, they promised that party proceeding would be stopped. Hence his surprise on finding them continuing. Such affidavits will not gain favor because of the subject of the statements. It is said that vile names are to be used against the priests who opposed Rappe. If this continues Hannin will do his duty. Hannin will probably speak to them but a word from Rappe will be more effectual.

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 This letter will show Purcell the state of affairs and the course Hannin is pursuing. 

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1870 Sept. 8
O'Gorman, Richard: New York, (New York)
 to (James) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Richard O'Gorman, as president of the Commissioners of Emigration, requests the company of McMaster on the annual visit of inspection to the State Emigrant Institutions at Ward's Island, by the Trustees of the Irish Emigrant Society and the German Society on Thursday, the 15th. The trip will start by steamer from the Castle Garden wharf at 11:30 a.m.

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1870 Sept. 9
Barnabo, Al(exander) Cardinal Prefect : Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

A few days ago there came to Barnabo a telegram followed by a letter from Bishop Amadeus Rappe, formerly bishop of Cleveland, signifying that he wished to retract his resignation of his diocese given to the Holy Father. Without delay the bishop was warned not to participate in the administration of the diocese, the resignation of which was regarded as irrevocable. Barnabo now asks Purcell to send the Sacred Congregation information on these matters. Also he should tell the Sacred Congregation whom he has deputed as adminstrator of the diocese and if he has not appointed anyone, he should do so immediately.

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1870 Sept. 12
Kehoe, L(awrence): New York (City), (New York)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Kehoe gave Brownson $100.00 for his lecture and hopes Brownson is well———— P.S. The notebook was sent last week.

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(18)70 Sept 13,
Geneva, Wisc(onsin)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The writer asks McMaster to read what the Chicago Times, the leading Democratic paper in the West which is read by many Irish Catholics, has to say about (Archbishop John Baptist) Purcell. The writer thanks McMaster for his energetic defense of the Church and Papal infallibility against all opposition, whatever its rank. He thinks Purcell does not prove to be a learned man, having advanced such historical brass in his harangue. McMaster is mistaken about the University of Bonn and the Crown Prince. The University was established by Prussia, with Catholic money, in order to convert the Rhineland and Westphalia to Prussianism and Protestantism. The Crown Prince is semicatholic when in Catholic provinces and wholly Protestant when in Protestant provinces. In reality he is nothing. The September 12 (1870) Chicago Times shows that the editor read the Journal. The German Catholic papers, with the exception of the Katholische Volks-Zeitung of Baltimore, are pretty hard on the Journal. They are Organs without brain of two published at Cincinnati, one is worthy of the brains of the bob-tails of the "Telegraph". Prussia is guided by the Freemasons, who are working for a general revolution.

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1870 Sept. 15
Hilton, G(eorge) H.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Hilton wants to thank Brownson for the articles which were printed in the Tablet, and suggests Brownson should be in Rome where his pen and mind could cooperate and give direction to the chief of Bivilta Catholica. Wherever he is, he can make himself felt. Hilton wishes Brownson were young again so that the attack would be stronger. The work on "France and the Revolution" by Brownson is heartily endorsed by Hilton. Hilton approves changing on the mission of the state and the church. The church is capable of withstanding any emergency. She is a balm for every wound. Brownson is more needed than ever because the world is upon the eve of a great crisis. A brief notice about "The Church and Liberalism" appeared in July "Dublin Review" which should be copied in the Tablet, Baltimore Mirror or Pilot.

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1870 Sept. 15
Shorten, Richard: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Shorten asks that McMaster send him copies of the Freeman's Journal, for which he encloses a five-dollar note.

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1870 Sept. 16
Purcell, J(ohn) B(aptist) Archbishop of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Cardinal Alex(ander) Barnabo Prefect: Rome, (Papal States)

Purcell hastens as quickly as possible to acknowledge Barnabo's letter of August 24. His Vicar General (Father Edward Purcell) announced in the Catholic Telegraph April 14 that the denunciation of the Fenians did not have force until the American bishops published it. The reason for this was that the decree was sent out when the American bishops were in Rome and the vicar generals were told not to publish the decree until they received instructions from the bishops. All were told and by frequent admonitions that the Fenians were in error and to act accordingly, as the Archbishop of Baltimore (Martin J. Spalding) has notified the Cardinal several years before. Purcell tells the Cardinal that the greater part of the Fenians are good Catholics led into the society by their hate against England who had persecuted the Catholic religion for 3 centuries. Because a priest in New York condemned the Fenians offensively in a sermon the congregation left the church. To avoid these scandals was the article published in the Telegraph. The Irish submit to the Roman decree, but at the same time Purcell thinks he can command the execution of the decree with some leniency.

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1870 Sept. 19
Borgess, C(aspar) H(enry) Bishop of Calydon : Detroit, (Michigan)
 to ArchbishopJ(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Borgess has just received his first letter from Cardinal (Alexander) Barnabo which obliges him to ask Purcell about Fenianism. He was under the impression that in a letter to (Father Edward Purcell) from Rome, Purcell had said the condemnation of the Fenian Society applied in particular to England and Ireland but is left to the bishop of their countries to decide whether to enforce it or not. That he believes was the substance of the notice in the Catholic Telegraph. In May Father H. Delbaere of Ann Arbor published the decree and created a storm against the Irish. Borgess wrote to him begging him to be prudent and to defer the publication of the decree until he advised it. This Delbaere referred to the Propaganda and the Cardinal now wishes to know his reason for taking such action. Borgess now asks Purcell's for the instructions on this matter he received in Rome. Borgess acted in good faith. He asks if the question of Cleveland has been disposed of.

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1870 Sept. 19
Hannin, Father E(dward): Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Hannin thanks Purcell for the pains he has taken to inform him of his brother's (John Hannin) proceedings. Hannin was kind to his brother until his conduct became such as the force him to end all intercourse. Father Hannin says he paid his brother's expenses at Holy Cross College for three years and has been in other respects very liberal. He asks Purcell to pay no further attention to him. Father (John)Quin of whom Purcell speaks is a member of the diocese and a pious man. Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe is now at Burlington. He spoke of the remonstrance in his letter. Hannin thinks he felt it very keenly. Hannin would be very sorry to have written him as he did unless duty obliged him. P.S. He hopes to see Purcell this week or next.

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1870 Sept. 19
Kemper, Father B( ) H( ): Glandorf, ( )
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He encloses $150, interest on notes due Purcell. He is sorry he is not able to do better. He will pay some of the principal as soon as he possibly can.

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1870 Sept. 20
Hannin, Father E(dward): Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Having written to Purcell yesterday he will be brief in answering Purcell's letter of the 18th. The scandals spoken of by Mr. Robinson exist only in his imagination, and if laymen keep within their sphere the scandals spoken of will not have a wider range. Hannin has not promised to write to Rome and Robinson's object is to find out what he intends to do. What he knows he will explain to Purcell and any action will be in accordance with Purcell's instructions. "That you cannot correspond with him on such a subject" is just the answer for Robinson.

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1870 Sept. 21
Haider, (Father) Michael: Sheboygan, (Wisconsin)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Haider sends $1.50 for his six months subscription to the Journal. He supposes that McMaster did a great deal toward the declaration of the Infallibility of the Pope, and hopes that McMaster will get a cardinal's hat. He wishes to discontinue the Journal.

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1870 Sept. 22
Tőbbe, A(ugustus) M., Bishop of: Covington, (Kentucky)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell)of: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Tobbe thanks (Purcell) for sending on the note of Sister Lucy of Lexington, (Kentucky). She had already unburdened to him at Lexington on the 15th. Yet she wrote him a note later and has now written to (Purcell) complaining that Father (Thomas) Moore had forged a petition in the name of the people. T̷bbe knows this to be untrue. He has notified her superior in Nazareth. The reason he referred Hannah McNamara to Father Edward (Purcell) was to make it easy for these deluded girls. He has a list of 408 foundlings received from Cincinnati by the sisters since June, 1867. The Sisters do what they can to keep these alive, but often fail. He has just given them a new cemetery. The cost of each burial amounts to about $8.50, which the Sisters have to bear. He has given them orders not to receive any children except in real necessity or in case of danger without baptism, and he had established a rule that they must have a note from a priest. He feels that otherwise he would be encouraging crime. For consolation, this crime is mostly confined to Protestants.

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1870 Sept. 23
Mackey, Father J(ohn) M.: Marion, O(hio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell)of: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He took up a subscription for the pastor house, on which final payment falls due Oct. 1. Next Sunday this subscription is to be paid. He expects to cancel the mortgage on the property and have the deed made over to Purcell. The chapels at Caledonia and La Rue are completed and out of debt. By Oct. 1 the Marion congregation will be completely out of debt. There are 100 families in the congregation; total improvements amount to $7030; the mission is worth $975. He makes this report without referring to his books because he wants to get the letter off at once. He shall be ready to leave on Thursday, Oct. 4. The people of Marion are good Catholics. The men go to Communion in a body at Christmas and Easter. They are kind and generous. The pastor can make no temporal improvement for a year or two.

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1870 Sept. 24
O'Neill, Con.: Rosedale, Ohio
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Neill remarks that in the list published on Sept. 17, Thomas Connaly is listed. The name should be James, and O'Neill asks that the error be corrected. P.S. He remarks that though the paper is denied in (Rosedale) by the priests, O'Neill will always cling to McMaster.

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1870 Sep. 29
McFarland, Bishop F(rancis) P.: Providence, R(hode) I(sland)
 to Bishop (Caspar Henry) Borgess: Detroit, (Michigan)

One of Borgess' subjects has been spending a few days in his diocese, Father (P.J.) De Smedt. A countryman of his, Father (Florian) De Bruycker, wants him as an assistant, and has written Borgess. McFarland would regret any interference.

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1870 Sept. 30
Brownson, Sarah M.: Loretto, Pennsylvania
 to Sarah Healy Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

The journey to Loretto was made safely. One woman was home sick. The scenery was pleasing to the eyes. Because of rain there was no dust. Sarah described the different towns through which they passed. Complaints were made by Mrs. Sadlier through out the trip. While passing through the mountains, Sarah saw a brilliant fire. Later she was informed that the coal was in the process of being burned for the purpose of making coke. The informant did say that the Pittsburgh coal supplies New York, Jersey City and Elizabeth and was beyond all other grades. Mrs. Scanlon had not received Sarah's letter but made the party comfortable in a short while. Much time was spent visiting. The trip to Baltimore was Pleasant, the time flew. The only thing Mrs. Sadlier and Sarah did not see were the religious institutions. The reason for not seeing them was no one offered their services. Their bill came to $12 each. Mrs. Sadlier was ready to return but not Sarah. She was determined to complete her visit. She suggested that next year the house in Elizabeth should be shut up and the whole family come to Loretto. Sarah would like to have all the news. Mrs. Sadlier sent her love to all.

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1870 Sept. 30
Maginn, James P.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Maginn has seen an advertisement in the back of the Freeman's Journal, offering a set of Summa St. Thomas for $15. He and some young friends are anxious to secure this work, if the edition is worth while, and he asks that McMaster examine the works and inform them if the offer is worth while. He will send the money immediately to McMaster, upon hearing from him. P.S. He encloses his address.

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