University of Notre Dame


(1870 Nov.?)
Barberey, (Helen Bailly) de: (France)
 to Monsignor Robert Seton: Madison, New Jersey

(Incomplete letter) … since September 17. Barberey's husband does not know where she is. He writes often by the letters which the balloons bring them; the latest was written November 6. For several weeks, they have been expecting the enemy; it would take only 2 days' march to be upon them. She would have liked to remain in Paris with her husband; he said she could be a handicap or perhaps a danger to him. She returned to Mots'quon alone and has spent the days since in this solitude, busying herself in writing two articles about the lamentable events in Rome last October. Her heart bleeds at the thought of the Holy Father and all the holy souls who are persecuted by those miserable Italians. What Garibaldi has done is infamous. She hopes Seton will write to her as she has need of consolation and support. Has Seton's brother Henry a child yet? Does Seton know about Madame Schell's return to New York? She left with a thousand recommendations from the Ladies of the Sacred Heart and with hopes of doing good in the United States; she has good will and Barberey hopes she will succeed. Has Seton seen anything of Barberey's cousin, Countess de Chambrun? She is in Washington. Has Seton been to Emmittsburg this summer? Barberey's thoughts often go there. When she feels disheartened she often asks Seton's saintly grandmother to help her. Barberey's mother often speaks of Seton and sends regards. (Seton has written on the back of the letter): This letter is from Madame de Barberey, a granddaughter of Count Roederer. It is curious from the point of philately as being probably one of the very latest occasions on which the postage stamps of the 2nd Empire were used. The writer is the authoress of the Vie d'Elizabeth Seton which was crowned by the French Academy.

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1870 Nov. 1
Lyons, William: Detroit, M(ichigan)
 to Bishop C(aspar) H(enry) Borgess: Detroit, M(ichigan)

Is it possible to be a Free-Mason and at the same time a good Catholic? Lyons has heard that Free Masonry was first instituted by Catholics, and that many of them are still Masons in the old countries. Why, then, does the Catholic Church denounce it? He has also heard that the first Bishop of Detroit (Frederick Rese) was a Mason.

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1870 Nov. 2
Borgess,Bishop C(aspar) H(enry): Detroit, (Michigan)
 to William Lyons: (Detroit, Michigan)

Borgess answers Lyons' letter about Catholics and Free Masonry. As to the antiquity of the Order of Free Masons, he refers Lyons to the article under that head in the New American Cyclopedia, Vol. 1. As regards the Catholic church as founder of Masonry, the Masonic Corporations which existed of old in the Catholic Church were for the furtherance of Art, such as minsters, cathedrals, convents, etc., of the ages of Faith, and have nothing in common with the present system of Free Masonry. He quotes Anderson's Constitution, condemned by Pope Clement XIII, Pope Benedict XIV, and Pope Leo XIII with all other oathbound secret societies. In Europe and America any Catholic belonging to such organizations is excommunicated. He ventures to brand a falsehood Bishop (Frederick) Rese's membership. (Probably a final draft.)

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1870 Nov. 2
De Neve,Father J(ohn):
American College, Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop (Caspar Henry) Borgess: Detroit, (Michigan)

He encloses the expense bill for the Diocese of Detroit. He supposes his draft in favor of Father (Francis) Van Erp of June 23 was paid. He credits the money Lefevere paid for Willemsen in 1866. He sees with regret that some priest in Hartford, (Father Florian de Bruycker) is trying to prevail on Father (P.J.) De Smedt to keep him there. DeNeve has written him to hurry to Detroit. He hopes Fathers (Wenceslaus) Tilek and (Richard) Sweeny and De Smedt are already at work. Father Elvert will soon come. He has a Bohemian student named Bobal who speaks German and some English who can be ready in August, 1871. Does Borgess want him?


Bill No. 12 amounting to $5686.31 for the scholastic year 1869-70 (itemized) and a list of expenses for de Smedt for his trip to (America).

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1870 Nov. 2
Luers, J(ohn) H. Bishop of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Bishop (Caspar H.) Borgess told him that Purcell would be at Notre Dame the ninth. He shall try to be there also on the evening of the same day, it being impossible for him to be there before. He asks if Purcell won't draw up a Pastoral letter protesting against the usurpation of the Papal States by the king of Italy. All of the bishops will sign it with pleasure. It might prevent the recognition of our government of this shameful deed. He has not seen the article in the New Englander reviewing Stone's work. He presumes it is answered in this month's issue of the Catholic World. The non-Catholic world ignores Divine Providence in the government of this world. He tells Purcell that he has full episcopal powers in the diocese.

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1870 Nov. 3
Spillard, C.S.C.,Father D(aniel) J.: South Bend, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

Several reasons have prevented Spillard from making his Toledo trip. Mr. Derrick died on his way to Galveston where he had hoped to regain his health. Father (Peter) Cooney has been giving the student retreat. John O'Connell (C.S.C.) and (Edward) Lilly (C.S.C.) will be ordained next week. Could Edwards pay them a visit then? Spillard asks to have Mary in readiness to have the banns published. He will have to look up his "rubrics".

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1870 Nov. 4
Neve,Father (J ) de: Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He has received an answer from Havre. He communicated it immediately to Mr. Crowley and as he wished to state his reasons for not wanting to go to Havre, he will look for an answer to his letter, telling what is to be done. He hopes Purcell has received his letter of Oct. 27.

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1870 Nov. 5
Enright, John: Abbeville, (South Carolina)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Enright encloses $20 which he asks McMaster to forward to F. I. Enright, in Belgium.

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1870 Nov. 8
Domenec, M(ichael) Bishop of Pittsburg: Pittsburg, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cin(cinnati), (Ohio)

Domenec recently received a letter from one of the French sisters who came to Cincinnati from Havre, asking to open an academy in his diocese. Replying that he had no academy vacant, but that he would inquire as to the possible success of such an establishment, Domenec informed them that he would send additional information later. He has been informed that Pittsburg would support an academy, but that this was not the time of the year to start it. This also he wrote to the sisters, but to his surprise, they came immediately, not waiting for further information. Such conduct and some other things that have been observed worry Domenec and he asks Purcell's confidential opinion and advice as to the method of procedure, since he cannot find a suitable place for them now and the opening of the academy now would be rather foolish. (Marked: Confidential)

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1870 Nov. 8
Whitaker, Mary A.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Miss Whitaker is a convert and wishes to send McMaster articles from Chicago, concerning church and society news, in the hopes that McMaster will think them worthy of a small remuneration. She finds that as a convert, she is cut off from her old sources of revenue, having been a Unitarian missionary. She has had experience in writing both prose and verse, and mentions several papers she has written for. She praises the Jesuits for their wonderful work in Chicago, and also encloses a poem which she hopes McMaster can use. P. S. She suggests that Father Neiderkorn will be glad to answer any inquiries about herself, and she closes with acknowledgment of her debt to the Paulist fathers for the help their books gave her when she was seeking the Truth.

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1870 Nov. 9
Fullerton, Ja(me)s: Washington, D(istrict) of C(olumbia)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Fullerton encloses a check for $20 subscribed to by his own family and a few friends, for the Holy Father. He trusts that it will reach McMaster in time for the remitance of the 10th. He feels it ought to be more, but can only blame himself for his negligence in this respect.

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1870 Nov. 11
Barnabo, Al(exander) Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Papal States)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

Barnabo has been delayed by the calamities that have befallen Rome in telling Purcell that he has not delayed to show to the Holy Father that part of Purcell's letter in which he declared his adherence to the decrees of the fourth session of the Vatican Council. This declaration was most pleasing to Barnabo, partly because of Purcell's opinion concerning the things while he was living in Rome, and partly because of the things that were being published in the newspapers of the United States concerning Purcell's opinion. Although he has shown Purcell's declaration to the Pope he asks that Purcell write his acceptance of the decrees directly to the Holy Father as an example to other bishops. Barnabo is sorry to learn from Purcell's letter of Oct. 10 that Bishop (Amadeus Rappe) of Cleveland had delayed in fulfilling the decree of the Sacred Congregation of the Inquisition to refrain from all diocesan business. Barnabo hopes that after weighing the matter well, the bishop conformed himself to the decree. If matters are otherwise Purcell is to notify Barnabo immediately. John Simeoni signs as secretary.

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1870 Nov. 11
Murphy,Father D.: Keene, N(ew) H(amphshire)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Murphy encloses $5, towards the subscription to the Holy Father. He asks that God help McMaster in his noble efforts in behalf of a vindication of the principles of justice and truth.

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1870 Nov. 11
Taylor, Father Edw(ar)d Ignatius: Dover, Delaware
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Taylor sends a communication which he hopes McMaster will think worth inserting. He is building a new church, and his means are so small that he cannot afford to subscribe either to the Journal or to any other paper, except those sent through the kindness of the Editors. He has written several times for the Freeman's Journal and would do so more often, but there is little church news at (Dover). He would be glad if McMaster would send a copy of the paper in which the notice is inserted, and will offer up a Mass for McMaster's intention.

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1870 Nov. 12
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Elizabeth, (N.J.)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, (Mich.)

Brownson is enclosing a check for $75 which Henry may take his own time for paying. He asks Henry to acknowledge the receipt. Brownson has hardly had time or rather leisure to write since Henry was here. He has been so busy writing for the Tablet and C(atholic) W(orld). His health continues as good as Henry found it, not stronger but growing stronger. He is to lecture in Boston on the evening of Dec. 8 for the benefit of the Kearney Hospital on Papal Infallibility. After Brownson has had time to rest on returning home, he shall be ready for Detroit. If he could count on Henry's being there, he should like to pass Christmas with Henry. Fifine and the children. He hopes to see Develin(?) on Monday and get duly clothed, so he can venture abroad. (Brownson) voted, contrary to his intention, and voted Republican, chiefly because he wanted to get Frank B. Chetwood (?) for Mayor of Elizabeth, and got him. Orestes is not sorry to see the radicals weakened in the House. The strong Democratic minority will be a wholesome restraint on the protectionists, and hinder some evil, if they cannot effect any good, which is some gain. General Grant has gained nothing by getting into a quarrel with Gen. Cox, and removing him from office, as he has virtually done. For his part, Brownson has come to old Judge Person's conclusion, "The young man that is not a democrat is a knave; the old man that is a democrat is a fool." He has ceased to believe at all in democracy and he thinks with his countryman Fisher Ames, that it is "an illuminated hell", and say what we will of it, it is simply the logical political development of Protestantism. Popular self-government is a delusion, a humbug, an absurdity. The people need to be governed collectively as well as individually. Jacobinism is Calvinism without its long face, pious garb and guttural tones, and Evangelicalism the present from of Calvinism is seeking through Calvinism to establish in our republic the most complete and odious civil and religious despotism, and that two by the assistance of Paddy. Father (Isaac) Hecker's notion that democracy is favorable to Catholicity is worse than foolish. Democracy rests on popular opinion and never looks beyond, and no people that makes popular opinion its criterion of right and wrong, is or can be Catholic. Catholicity spreads among a people only in proportion as they habitually act from the Law of God, which is above kings and peoples, alike above popular opinion and the pleasure of the prince. Brownson has been disappointed in the French. He is ashamed of them. They have become a nation of braggarts, and are meeting with deserved chastisement. Brownson does not like Prussia any better, but likes France less. In so far as Catholic interests are concerned, Alsace and Lorraine might be annexed to Prussia without damage. Catholicity in our day prospers only in non-Catholic countries. The protection of the Church by Catholic princes, only enslaves her and enfeebles the faithful. The Holy Father is a prisoner. (Brownson) thinks he would have done better to have followed Brownson's advice in 1860. But still he is mightier now than he has ever been before, and his influence on both the Catholic and the non-Catholic mind is greater than ever. Satan is never more signally defeated than when he has won his victory. The sovereigns of Europe will not long consent to have the spiritual head of so many millions of their subjects a prisoner, even a prisoner at large of the King of Italy, and Catholics who still are Catholics, well pray earnestly for his freedom and become better Catholics. Brownson checks himself to tell Henry his mother's health is upon the whole very good. Her asthmatic cough continues, but grows no worse. She sends her love to Henry, Fifine and the children, especially her god-daughter. Her prayers for her god-child are worth much, Brownson's are worth nothing. Yet he gives his love and blessing to his daughter and to his grand-children, Philip and Sally. He asks Henry to write.

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1870 Nov. 12
Kennot, J.: New York, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

This is an invitation to attend the Grand National Bazar given to aid the sufferers of the War in France, The bazar will take place on the 15th, and a slip in enclosed which contains all the particulars. A few lines in the paper (Freeman's Journal) by McMaster are requested.

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1870 Nov. 13
Kathrens, Charles James: Atchison, Kansas
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Kathrens hopes the subscription list has not closed, and encloses $1, to be sent to the Holy Father. He feels that God will reward McMaster for his excellent work.

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1870 Nov. 16
Granger, C.S.C., Father (Alexis) (provincial): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He misses Edwards very much. He hopes he will come soon to cheer them by his cheerful countenance. He likes Notre Dame much more than Toledo. Last Sunday they had the three Father Lauths (Peter, John and Jacob) at the altar. James Edwards was missing as master of ceremonies.

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1870 Nov. 16
W( ), M: Baltimore, M(arylan)d
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

M.W. encloses $1 for the Holy Father in token of thanksgiving for the decision of the Council, and regrets that poverty prevents a larger offering.

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1870 Nov. 18
Bellefeuille, E. Sy. de: Montreal, (Quebec, Canada)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

De Bellefeuille has received with thanks the Journal of Nov. 12 & 19 and has read with interest what McMaster has written about the Canadian Zouaves. He wishes to offer McMaster official gratitude for his sympathy. The young men are returned to their families and the committee is seeking situations for those not so placed.

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1870 Nov. 18
McGill, John, Bishop of Richmond: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

McGill says they have the names of the legatees to whom they distributed the $60,000 in proportion to their claims. They are the stock legatees whose stock was sold by Mr. Behan. Mr. (James H. Behan) in a codicil made provisions for the payment of these legatees. McGill quotes the codicil requiring the residuary legatees to take care of those provided for in the will but whose stock had been sold. (The letter is not in McGill's handwriting.)

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1870 Nov. 18
Santee, Reverend J. W.: Cavetown, Maryland
 to (Editor of Catholic World): (New York City, New York)

Rev. Santee wants (Orestes A. Brownson) the author of an article "Union with the Church" to see it because it is a review of his article which appeared in Mercersburg Review. He thanks the author for his kindness. "You may not understand the proplexities and think strange of us for even attempting to hold onto Protestantism, disfigured as it is; hence one should not judge harshly of them. His own mind has been agitated more than once on the subject of life and death and only finds relief when he dismisses it from his mind. "You would say—settle the case once for all, but I have come this far but I can see all the contrivances against popery are so much bosh." He has read many authors and they tell him differently. He denies the statement of Brownson's that the Protestant Church is not the medium of the unions of the individual with Christ but the creature or the result of such union, because Rev. Santee says it is not his idea since his teachings are: Christ instituted the church, that She is His Body, she cannot be destroyed, by Baptism we are ingrafted into Christ and received as members of the Body. He then goes on to state other beliefs to which he holds. He states that we hold to unity and rely upon theory. Rev. Santee would like to know more and wishes the cheapest edition of the monthly sent to him, also the sheaf edition of the Paulist Sermons.

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1870 Nov. 19
Bethelet, C: Montreal, (Quebec, Canada)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: of (New York, New York)

Bethelet in the name of the Canadian Committee of Papal Zouaves wishes to thank McMaster for the welcome he gave these young men in their passages through New York. By his kindness he has associated himself with their work and joined in their protest against the encroachments against the Holy See. The Zouaves are pleased to received McMaster's approbation even though their work has been suspended. Signed also by S. Rivard as secretary.

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1870 Nov. 19
Dix, William G.: Peabody, Mass(achusetts)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Dix is sending Brownson an essay on The Incarnation from the Church Journal because Brownson has frequently expressed the idea that Protestant theology hardly recognized the Incarnation in fact. The essay while expressing much truth is as a matter of fact a failure as regards the presentation of truth which it aims to unfold. When almost near the truth, it turns sharply away from it. The Real Presence is the necessity of his argument yet he explains it away all the while insisting that Christ is conveyed to the faithful soul in the sacrament of the altar. He puts into the minds of the Jews an idea which could not possible be there. The purpose of Dix's letter is to suggest a review of the article for the Catholic World or the Tablet. Protestant thought should be encouraged in this direction even though it takes for granted essential truth while denying the form.

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1870 Nov. 19
Hand, James: Patterson, (New Jersey)
 to Orestes (A.) Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

A person signing his name a "Protestant" said that Brownson made the statement "if the Pope considered the destruction of our government necessary to the progress of Catholicity and ordered it, it would be the duty of every Catholic to take up arms and obey", in his Review. Hand, a Catholic, believes Brownson never said this and wants a written note which if necessary may be used publicly. Hand would like to have the answer for Wednesday's issue; also, he would like to have a few words added in conclusion in refutation of the spirit which seems to be reappearing, a spirit which seeks to destroy the accord and good fellowship which has thus far existed amongst the members of all religious denominations in this community.

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1870 Nov. 20
Brownson, S(arah) H.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Mrs. Brownson acknowledges Henry's letter of Nov. 10, and would have answered if Brownson had not sent Henry a draft for $75 upon reading it. Brownson wrote on the 12th and would like to know if Henry has received the (draft). Saily (Brownson) must be pretty. Her hair is so fine and dark. Mrs. Brownson is sorry she suffers from the cholic, but knows she will outgrow it and abundantly repay Henry for his care. Mrs. Brownson is happy to learn from Henry's letter of Nov. 13 that Fifine is pretty well. The Brownson have been expecting to see Mr. Van Dyke but they have not been here yet. Mrs. Brownson will take it very kind of them if they visit them. Henry's father hesitates about going to Boston to lecture on Dec. 8. He has written that he intended to go, but a week ago he had an attack of the gout in his foot and although it is much better he is afraid to go. Dr. (Henry S.) Hewit visited the Brownsons Thursday (Nov. 17) and thought (Brownson) could go without any risk. (Brownson) has been writing quite steadily for a few weeks—an article on Beecher in the Catholic World caused him considerable labour. Mrs. Brownson finds the little boy they have taken very good for errands but he needs looking after. He is a very capable child but very unlike their conscientious little George who had he lived would be 30 years old. Orestes and his family were well the last time the (Brownsons) heard from them. Mr. and Mrs. Brownson send their love to Henry and Fifine.

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1870 Nov. 22
Luers, John H. Bishop of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

They are getting up protests all over the Catholic world against the spoiliation by Victor Emmanuel of the Holy See. He thinks Purcell should take the lead in heading the bishops in a similar action. Luer's name may be added to any Pastoral or Circular on this subject. The papers say that Bishop Hefele of Rottenburg has taken action in this regard, ordering public prayer for the Holy Father, Published his commendation of the infallibility of the Pope, and issued a Pastoral on the subject.

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1870 Nov. 24
Fagan, (Father) Tho(ma)s: Milwaukee, Wis(consin)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Fagan is sending Brownson a copy of "Star of Bethlehem" containing a short sketch of Brownson's life and labors. Should any fact be incorrect, he would like to know. If Brownson ever comes near Milwaukee, Father Fagan would be honored to have him as a guest.

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1870 Nov. 25
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He envies Edwards' trip to Saginaw. He would like to spend a week duck-hunting. The Lauths, (John and Jacob) are now ordained priests. John O'Connell and Ed Lilly have minor orders. The Two Penny Gazette has severed connection with the St. Aloysius. The St. Ed's (St. Edwards Literary Association) have started a new paper. He hopes Edwards is well and will hurry up to come.

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1870 Nov(ember) 27
Linnemann, Abbie P.: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Linnemann heard that Brownson is going to deliver a lecture in this city. She hopes he will make her house his home on the visit as it would be so pleasant to see her godfather and godmother again.

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1870 Nov. 28
(Georgetown, D. C.)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

The writer urges on the good work in regard to the Holy Father and Victor Emmanuel which was begun the previous week in Georgetown College, and of which he read in the Freeman's Journal. Feeling McMaster's readers would be interested in an account of the mass meeting and the reception tended Archbishop (Martin John) Spalding (of Baltimore) and the Most Reverend Prelate on (Nov. 24, 1870), the writer describes the meeting, at which the students presented to the guests a check for $500., as well as the previously adopted resolution to raise a purse of that amount.

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1870 Nov. 28
McCloskey, W(illiam) Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

McCloskey acknowledges Purcell's letter of Nov. 25 and gives Purcell Permission to attach his name to the protest, asking, however, that Purcell be not too severe. On his return he came straight through from New York, but he hopes to visit Purcell soon. All goes well and McCloskey has prospect of reopening St. Mary's College with a body of religious, two of whom are with him now. The news from Rome is not encouraging and his own impression is that if they escape a revolution they may feel thankful. It is well that Garibaldi is in France.

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1870 Nov. 29
Corby, C.S.C., Father W(illiam) (Superior at Notre Dame): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He misses Edwards and asks why he is not at Notre Dame. He wants him to write and tell his thoughts about his vocation, how he feels and what he would desire.

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1870 Nov. 29
Murray, Hugh: Kingston, Ontario, Canada
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He received McMaster's letter of the 24th and thanks McMaster for the address he requested. He is preparing something on the late events in Rome. He lost his papers and baggage leaving Rome so it will be difficult to rewrite some of the happenings. He plans to return to Rome, should the Pope or his successor accept the Zouaves in his service, as a private of lieutenant if his health and means permit. He does not have any doubt that within a few months the temporal possessions of the Pope will be restored. As a temporal prince the Pope will have an army that is to be maintained by his spiritual subjects, but until the turn of events can be forseen, nothing can be done. Murray is seeking employment and asks McMaster to recommend him to a position that would not derogate from his former position in Rome. A professorship in a college would be preferred as he has his A. B. from the University of Laval. If McMaster could find him a position he would be grateful, as he is without resources. He was knighted after Montana, Order of Pius IX given the title of the Roman Cavalier. For fifteen months, he was in the Canadian Education Department and edited the English Journal of Education from 1859-1860 having contributed some articles. He also worked as Clerk of English correspondence in the War Department.

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1870 Nov. 31
Toner, Father Patrick: Jenkintown, (Pennsylvania)
 to Ja(me)s (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Toner has just returned from a visit to Ireland, where he saw his parents, visited with Cardinal Cullen and said a prayer at O'Connell's monuments. Toner reached Boston on last Friday evening, and hurried immediately to Towanda to be with his congregation for Sunday. Father Toner asks that McMaster notice his arrival in the paper.

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