University of Notre Dame


1871 May to 1875 Jul.
Brownson, Orestes A.:

Drafts for:

"The Church Accredits Herself," Catholic World, XIII (May 1871), 145-158; reprinted in Works, VIII, 399-417.

"Sardinia and the Holy Father," Catholic World, XIII (June 1871), 289-304; reprinted in Works, XVIII, 445-466.

"Origin of Civilization," Catholic World, XIII (July 1871), 492-504; reprinted in Works, IX, 418-434.

"The Secular Not Supreme," Catholic World, XIII (Aug. 1871), 685-701; reprinted in Works, XIII, 303-326.

"The Reformation Not Conservative," Catholic World, XIII (Sept. 1871), 721-737; reprinted in Works, XIV, 447-469.

"Christianity and Positivism," Catholic World, XIV (Oct. 1871), 1-15; reprinted in Works, II, 428-447.

"The Recent Events In France," Catholic World, XIV (Dec. 1871), 289-304; reprinted in Works, XVIII, 481-502.

"The Cosmic Philosophy," Catholic World, XIV (Feb. 1872), 633-645; reprinted in Works, IX, 439-456.

"Introduction" to Sarah M. Brownson's Life of Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (1873).

"Introduction to the Last Series," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXII (Jan. 1873), 1-8; reprinted in Works, XX, 381-389.

"The Dollingerites, Nationalists, and the Papacy," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXII (Jan. 1873), 34-53; reprinted in Works, XIII, 351-369.

"Religious Novels, and Woman Versus Woman," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXII (Jan. 1873), 53-69; reprinted in Works, XIX, 560-575.

"European Politics," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXII (Jan. 1873), 111-129; reprinted in Works, XVIII, 502-519.

"Essay in Refutation of Atheism." Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXII (Oct. 1873), 433-465, XXIII (Jan. and April 1874), 1-37, 145-179; reprinted in Works, II, 1-100. Written originally for publication in book form, this essay was eventually published in the revived Review.

"The Woman Question," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXII (Oct. 1873), 508-529; reprinted in Works, XVIII, 398-417.

"Holy Communion-Transubstantiation," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (Jan. 1874), 55-77; reprinted in Works, VIII, 264-279.

Rough draft, possilbly for "Evangelical Alliance," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (Jan. 1874), 93-106; reprinted in Works, VIII, 461-473.

"Religion and Science," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (April 1874), 179-197; reprinted in Works, III, 519-536.

"Letter from Sacerdos," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (April 1874), 245-258.

"Literary Notices and Criticisms," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (April 1874), 274-278. (Proof sheets)

Rough draft, possibly for "Answer to Objections," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (Oct. 1874), 433-465; reprinted in Works, XX, 389-419.

"Controversy With Protestants," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (Oct. 1874), 465-482.

"Letter to the Editor," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (Oct. 1874), 532-548; reprinted in Works, XX, 420-435.

"Literary Notices and Criticisms: An Essay Contributing to a Philosophy of Literature by B. A. M. (1874)," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIII (Oct. 1874), 561-564.

"The Constitution of the Church," Brownson's Quarterly Review, XXIV (July 1875), 297-313; reprinted in Works, VIII, 527-551.

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1871 May 2
Stanislaus, Sister Mary: House of Reform, (Cincinnati)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Enclosed the Sister sends a note received from Gov. Cox which she thinks will be gratifying to (Purcell). Since (Purcell's) visit Sister M. Gertrude has had correspondence with the Mother Provincial in Louisville in which the Provincial says she does not wish to interfere with the province of Cincinnati of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Since then, the Sister seems more dissatisfied than ever, which does not edify the community. If Purcell would write to the Provincial, whose only objection is to any interference in this province, the Provincial would receive her back. As this is a yearly occurence, Purcell would do the greatest favor by making these arrangements for her return to Louisville where the Sister will be a good religious. (No enclosure)

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1871 May, 3
Brennan, E( ) L( ): Newark, ( ) (Ohio)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York) (New York)

In McMaster's notice upon Father Louis Cartuyvels' departure for Europe, he left out Cartuyvels' newly acquired titles which Bishop (Sylvester) Rosecrans (of Columbus Ohio) conferred upon him at the depot of Newark. The titles were well merited for the faithful labors in this country, for the many churches built, founding of Catholic settlements, etc. Rosecrans conferred upon Cartuyvels the title of Vicar General of the diocese of Columbus and Dean of Newark, Ohio. P.S. Brennan asks that his name be kept secret.

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1871 May 3
St. Palais, M(aurice) de Bishop of Vincennes: Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

On his return last evening he found on his desk Purcell's letter and the commission from Rome. He would rather be excused, and since that cannot be he wishes to see Purcell in Cincinnati before going to Louisville. He will start from Vincennes Sunday night and be with him Monday morning. They will make arrangements to the time and the manner with all kindness to their brother bishop.

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1871 May 4
Emory, C. D.: Omaha Barracks
 to (Henry F.) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry's letter came about 5 or 6 weeks ago when Emory was sick with pleurisy but he appreciated it though he could not answer. He is now suffering from torpidity of the liver and general debility. He is under orders to return to his old position as A.D.C. to Jewell since the first week in April but will not be able to start till the 15th, and cannot take advantage of Henry's invitation to visit Detroit on route because of time and other circumstances. Emory is sorry Henry left the Army on personal grounds, but has not the least doubt that Henry will ever regret the step. Garrison life is monotonous, and Infantry are always sedentary soldiers in fact, and are generally posted in the meanest country as far as vegetation and climate go. Emory is glad to hear Henry is prosperous and congratulates him on his two children. That is the number Emory has now, his boy having being born in the house opposite Judge Erskine's about 3 months after Henry left. He believes Henry and he should have invested in Atlanta. Mrs. Simmons is dead and the Doctor has spruced up and will probably take another and younger wife. Emory is quite glad to go back to staff duty. The position does not increase his rank nor is it permanent but he likes the station better and will see more of the world and civilization. He would have made a move for the artillery but he had an application on file for the A.G.O. However Emory is afraid the A.G. Corps will never be thrown open. In all things that go to make up a regiment Emory found his better than he expected. It is wearisome on the plains and the cost of everything prevents him from investing in books. Opportunities will doubtless come, while with Gen. Meade, to go to Detroit and if so he will visit the Brownsons. Next fall he shall be in Philadelphia and should Henry come there, he must visit Emory and revive the old Judge Eraskine-house-times, the memories of which he shall ever cherish. Emory relieves Wildrick in Philadelphia. When Emory left on consolidation, Gen. Meade offered Wildrick the position with the understanding that Emory was to return as soon as consolidation was effected. He wonders if Henry has read Mrs. Wildrick's book "Marguerite Kent"? Emory and his wife send them regards to Henry and Fifine. Emory wrote Henry at Leavenworth and received the letter back from the Dead Letter Office. He gives Henry his address.

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1871 May 4
(Rossi, Father) Gaudentius: Baltimore, Md.
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Gaudentius says that he has read the resolutions of the temperance society that were directed at McMaster, with grief and indignation. He wonders why someone has not come to McMaster's defense, or why McMaster doesn't defend himself. Gaudentius expresses his love and esteem for McMaster and urges him to have courage and confidence.

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1871 May 4
McCloskey, W(illiam) Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

McCloskey sees by Purcell's letter that he will be obliged to go thoroughly into his defense and that his only future rest will be in the satisfactory nature of that defense. He asks ten days notice of Purcell's coming. He did not think things had gone so far. As this is a matter between Archbishop (Martin J.) Spalding and himself the investigation will begin with a statement of things as McCloskey found them, and some examination as to what went on before that. That is why he demands a ten day notice, because, with his visitations, he may not be able to be home otherwise. By Penetcost he will be through with his engagements, and he suggests, as satisfactory to Purcell and Bishop (Maurice de) St. Palais, to have it then. The Cardinal cannot object because they do not hurry themselves. He hopes this will be satisfactory to Purcell. Purcell said nothing about the Fenians. He asks what Purcell intends to do. McCloskey suggested calling the bishops of the province for a uniform course of action, and suggests that they meet in Louisville and Purcell can take care of both matters at once. This would stop some of the rejoicing at his humiliation at Baltimore.

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1871 May 4
Young, Father N(icholas) R.: Bellefontaine, Ohio
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He shall expect Purcell on Saturday, June 24, The morning train reaches Bellefontaine at 11:55 A.M., the afternoon train at 8:50 P.M. He shall be ready for (Purcell's) visit. He thanks him for giving Young a Sunday. His sister is well and happy.

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1871 May 5
(Murray, Hugh W.): Wolfe Island (Canada) ?
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

He sent yesterday an article on "Catholic Union" for which he took the Pope's reply to the English disputation as the basis. Is it not curious that Ireland does not figure in it? Father Edward (Murray) received McMaster's paper. Murray saw an account of the Disputation reproduced from the London Tablet. The Pope's silence with regard to "Government" is ominous. He is looking to the United Catholic peoples. He hopes his paper is not too late since it may prove helpful to the formation of a Union in North America. He encloses the draft of the paper he drew up for ( ) Tracey. It will be well received in Canada. With the withdrawl of the English troops from Quebec this spring, there will sure be serious trouble before long. The people of Quebec consider the absorption of Canada inevitable. He sends a free translation of the ( ) which he considers very beautiful. McMaster's article on the Jubilee will on doubt be acted upon. Bishop (Edward Horan) was pleased with McMaster's article on Bishop (Louis) Lootens and was sorry that he could not come up to Kingston. The "True Witness" printed an article upon their arrival in Montreal that disgusted him. He sends some private letters with the manuscript. He is glad that McMaster has moved from Iryen Row. Murray would not like to edit a paper because he could not assume the responsibility and in his ignorance might create great damage to all with whom he associated. He would prefer waiting until the presidential arrangements are made even though he has felt dangerous currents setting in.

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1871 May 6
Downey, Thomas: Armagh, Ind(iana)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Their congregation is composed mainly of Irish, all of them industrious and religious in a community of 700. They have recently obtained a resident priest, Father W(illia)m Doyle. The Post Office Department has established a post office in the community, naming it Armagh, which suits the name of their church and congregation. He asks that McMaster send his Freeman to that address hereafter.

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1871 May 6
(Dupanloup), Felix (Antoine) Bishop of Orleans: Versailles, (France)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

(Doupanlup) asks (Purcell) a favor for the church in France and all Europe, asking that he give him answers to certain questions which he lists. 1. Despite the separation of Church and State in the United States is there any relation between the clergy, either Catholic or Protestant and the government? 2. In grand calamities and social crises does not the government demand anything of the church? For example in the late war, did not President Lincoln call for prayers from Catholic bishops and protestant ministers? Were not the youth placed under orders? How does (Purcell) expalin that Archbishop (John) Hughes was called to give a discourse to Congress? 3. Does the state really ignore the Church in the United States? Is it without any official religion? Atheist? 4. Has the clergy, Catholic or Protestant, any share in primary instruction? Is the school entirely separated from the Church? Are the children raised in a practical atheism? 5. Can one freely teach atheism in the schools and in the great chairs of the State? Because these questions will soon be discussed by the National Assembly, (Dupanloup) attaches great value to the answers to these questions and asks an immediate answer.

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1871 May 7
Brownson, Sarah H(ealy): Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry's (Brownson) letter informed Mrs. Brownson that Brownson had arrived safely. She is unhappy to think that she had discouraged him from taking an overcoat. Because of the continuous rain, Mrs. Brownson has made little progress with her household work. No carpets have been purchased as yet. Two papers are sent but (William) Denman's letter, Brownson ought (not) to have. Mrs. Brownson believes (Dennis) Sadlier shall see it best not to exclude her husband's articles from the Tablet again. She thinks Brownson was happy to see Henry and his family; she is quite lonesome but trusts God will protect them.

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1871 May 7
McCloskey, W(illiam) Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

McCloskey thanks Purcell for his kind letter but says that since this is a matter that concerns his character he wishes to be perfectly prepared to meet the charges. Until he received Purcell's letter of last week he did not think the letters to Rome had made such an impression and he is resolved to clear himself to prevent further annoyance. He has telegraphed his brother, John (McCloskey), to be present at the examinations of the accounts at Mr. Slevins, since it does seem that Archbishop (Martin J.) Spalding did not keep books. He wants to show how things were during the episcopacy of Spalding and he can rely on his brother. His brother has telegraphed that he will come. He is resolved to leave no portion of his answer bare because he regards the charges as an attempt to drive him from Louisville. He intends to make those who began it, wish they were otherwise engaged. His brother will tend to the business matters. He regards the affair a positive attempt to injure him. He will require at least a week to gather his evidence, especially as this is the busy time. He thinks also that the report should be sent to Rome at once after the visitation. As soon as he hears from his brother he will telegraph to Purcell and asks that Purcell telegraph to Bishop (Maurice) de St. Palais asking him to postpone his visit.

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1871 May 8
Lynch, P(atrick) N., Bishop of Ch(arleston): Bridgeport, Conn(ecticut)
 to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland of: Hartford, Connecticut)

He has remembered all winter the promises of the diocesan clergymen to allow him to collect and as soon as his duties in Charleston permitted, he has come. He has preached at Father (Thomas J.) Sinnott's church and Father (Thomas) Drea's and will collect there next Sunday. He would go to Providence to see McFarland but is not sure he is at home. He preaches tonight for Father Sinnott and goes tomorrow to New York. He saw Dr. Geddings of Aiken. Father Read is staying with him, and is recovering his health but not as well as he expected.

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1871 May 8
Wood, James F(rederick), Bishop of: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of: (Hartford, Connecticut)

Wood acknowledges McFarland's letter of May 4. The original arrangement of the plenary council set up a committee of seven archbishops and five bishops, Newark, Charleston, Columbus, Hartford, and Philadelphia, as the acting committee on the (American College, Rome). No meeting of these committees was ever held and in Rome the prelates present quashed the old committee and set one in their place consisting of the prelates of Baltimore, New York, Boston, Newark and Philadelphia. Remembering that McFarland was on the old committee he erroneously invited him to the meeting. The work has been done principally by Father (George H.) Doane and by Wood and Wood hopes to be relieved at the meeting in Baltimore. He hopes that McFarland's health is improving.

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1871 May 10
McCloskey, W(illiam) Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Purcell's letter was received yesterday and if those are the only charges against him he has answered them already. He invites Purcell to come when he is ready and to give him a day or two notice. He still feels that there is something more intended. He has suffered so much from the pastors there that Purcell should not be surprised if he does not trust everyone. He regrets that Purcell does not wish to have the affairs of Archbishop (Martin J.) Spalding's administration brought up. He is trying to disentangle some business in which the Spaldings in general and Father Bej(amin) Spalding's) estate in particular are involved. He thought Purcell would cure the archbishop of his interefering. That was the reason he wanted his brother John and his knowledge of books. He had a full settlement with Slevins and both signed the agreement two years ago, and now they find several thousands against the Benjamin Saplding estate. That is why he determined to bring the whole matter into court. He sees that Mr. Ben(edict) Webb is anxious to see the matter settled. McCloskey told Webb he would leave the matter to three clergymen provided the Archbishop gives him in writing permission to close the matter up. McCloskey has telegraphed his brother John to spare himself the long trip.

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1871 May 10
St. Palais, Maurice de Bishop of Vincennes: Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

St. Palais had disposed his affairs so he could leave for Cincinnati Sunday but he has received a letter from Bishop (William McCloskey) stating that he cannot see them that week. Before visiting Lawrenceburg next Sunday, he decided to defer his departure for Cincinnati until the next evening. If Purcell would not be in Cincinnati Tuesday he would return there the following week and go from there to St. Meinrad's to bless the new Abbot on May 21. He hopes that their commission will be completed quickly and he can arrange his pastoral visits without fear of interruption.

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1871 May 10
Van Dyke, (Father) Ernest: (Monroe, Michigan)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

The letter will be brief because Van Dyke is writing from Monroe and it is late. Because of a hundred trip from Detroit a few pleasant hours with Brownson were missed. The committee will wait until the next day to tender to Brownson thanks of his parishoners. Brownson was very well liked by them and men like Brownson need not worry; God will see that he is rewarded.

P.S.—Newspapers are being read aloud, and much chatting and smoking are the causes of Father Van Dykes poor letter.

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1871 May 10
Walsh, Thomas: New York, New York
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Walsh asks McMaster in his charity and love of Church to expose O'Conovan(?) Rossa(?) to the Irish people.

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(1871) May 13
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

Paid for Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché) for the period from November 28, 1870 various sums to Mr. Barrou, Mr. Kane, Mr. Todd, Mr. Azenor(?), the "Morning Star", Bishop (John Baptist Lamy) Lami, Mrs. Jean Desperoux, Madeleine and (Am.) Lutton, as well as loans to Kane and the Catholic Propagator.

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1871 May 17
McGill, John, Bishop of Richmond: Richmond, V(irgini(a
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

His reply to Purcell's letter has been delayed due to numerous confirmation appointments. He is too old to a spire to the Diocese of Cleveland. He could not sell Purcell's bonds without a power of attorney from Purcell. He has not yet sold his own and finds it hard to determine what is best to do. He thinks the Virginia bonds would have brought about $4,400. In July they expect to give new bonds for 2/3 and a certificate for the other 1/3, which the legislature desires to have paid by the state of West Virginia. If Purcell wishes him to sell his bonds, he can send him a power of attorney authorizing him to do so, or if not, he will send them to Dr. (M ) Fitzgibbon, as first proposed. He may visit Louisville about the last of May and could bring the bonds to Purcell then. He is not disposed to give Fitzgibbon any more, but would not wish to keep Purcell from doing so. He does not think Sister Isidore is especially delighted with her share, but she should be because she received more than any of the other legatees. Mr. W.J. Doyle wrote to him a similar application to the one sent to Purcell in behalf of Fanny Doyle. She was not one of (James H.) Behan's legatees, not disappointed by bank failures as was Peggy Jaspar, and must be considered merely as an object of charity. He is glad that his nephew, son of B.J. Wehle, is about to be married to Miss Clara Orange, sister in law of Mr. Rich(ar)d Slevin of Louisville. He is sorry she is not a Catholic, but hopes she will some day enter the fold. Since she lives in Cincinnati, Purcell might know her and her family and perhaps he can do something toward enlightening her. He sends regards to (Father Edward Purcell) and his friends. P.S.—His eyes are still the same. He must read with his left eye, for he can distinguish nothing with his right one.

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1871 May 21
(Perigo), Frank: Toledo, Ohio
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

Mr. Boyle could not go up last evening so Frank thought he would wait. He is sorry that he could not notify Edwards in time. The work is so arranged that he will have no vacation.

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1871 May 22
Kernan, Francis: Utica, (New York)
 to Bishop F(rancis) P. McFarland of: (Hartford, Connecticut)

His son Nicholas is to be married to Miss Jenkins at Baltimore on Thursday, June 1. If it is convenient they would like to have the Bishop present on this occasion. They expect to leave New York for Baltimore on the preceding Tuesday and will be at the 5th Ave. Hotel on Monday. They will be at the Mount Vernon Hotel. In any event they hope he will visit them in Utica this summer. Mrs. Kernan gives her regards.

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1871 May 23
R. C. M. Y.: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

R.C.M.Y. sends a Papal Bond to McMaster for the Pope. He asks that his name be withheld from the Journal as a contributor and his initials be used instead. As the hospital sisters are poor, he asks McMaster to send a Journal. (McMaster notes: "Send 6 months".)

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1871 May 24
Connolly, Rich(ard) B.: New York, (New York)
 to J(ames) A(Lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He asks if McMaster can print 5000 copies of an enclosure, sending the proof to Mr. ( ) Cady, Clerk of Arrears at the office of the Comptroller.

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1871 May 24
Young, Father N(icholas) R.: Bellefontaine, Ohio
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He is not well and has not been for a week or more. He was unable to say Mass this morning, because he was unable to stand five minutes continuously. Any mental or physical effort awakens violent palpitations, with vertigo and he must forthwith desist. His physician prescribes complete relaxation from labor for a time, as does Father (James A.) Kearney. Sorrowfully, therefore, he suggests that Purcell's visit be postponed until October. He further requests that he be allowed to start on a trip eastward with his sister as soon as he is able to travel. He does not send the doctor's certification because he does not believe that Purcell requires them. His congregation is well. He asks for Purcell's prayers. P.S. He hopes for a speedy return to his post.

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1871 May 25
McCloskey, John Archbishop of New York: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

This is his first opportunity to thank Purcell for the invitation to visit Notre Dame on the 31st. He should be very happy to accept the invitation as extended by Father (William) Corby, but he has engagements for almost every day until the second Sunday of July, and shall not be able to leave his diocese for even a few days. The arrears resulting from his year's absence abroad must be paid up in full with interest.

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1871 May 25
Raleigh, Richard: Philadelphia, Pa.
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Raleigh arrived in New York Tuesday but went to Philadelphia because of his leg which pained him on the journey, but he hopes to be well soon. His wife is in good health.

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1871 May 26
B(rownson), S(arah) H.: Elizabeth, (N. J.)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry's father arrived home yesterday at 3 p.m., having stayed the night before with Father (Isaac T.) Hecker as it was 7 p.m. when he got into New York. He had no trouble of any kind, and Mrs. Brownson thinks he looks healthier than when he left. He had a very pleasant visit and it will do him an immense amount of good. He has given her such a cheering account of Henry, Fifine and the children that it does her heart good. She encloses the dollar for some change (Brownson) borrowed of Henry. Love to all.

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1871 May 27
(Seton), Harry: Frankfort, K(entuck)y
 to Monsignor Robert (Seton: Madison, New Jersey)

Harry received Robert's of the 23rd; he lifted a load from his heart by telling him he might soon expect some money. He did not mean to blame Will, certainly not on account of scoundrel Knox. If Harry had the money from the sale of Dick and carriage he would not have been in such a fix. The baby clothes came yesterday and the express, $2.35, took all but 10 of his money. If the Spring Street store is worth $200,000 why not sell it and keep Cragdon. He thinks Robert underestimates the value of Cragdon. 150 acres would be $150,000. Spring Street would give them each $500 more than it will with Knox as tenant. What will become of their 21 year lease if the hatter dies? Harry had a letter from Elise Elizabeth Seton dated Munich. Harry expects the little "stranger" on about June 10. He wants a boy. Robert is to see if Harry cannot get his money by June 5; he sent the document to Jevons three days ago. The heat there is hard on Annie (Foster Seton). He cannot say much for the regular Army; men desert 5 and 6 a day. The officers only care about drawing their pay. He must drive Nina (Prime?) to early Mass in the morning and immediately after go on guard. (Monsignor Seton in 1890 adds the note): The "stranger" was a boy, John (Foster Seton); he went to Frankfort and baptized him.

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1871 May 28
Carrington, (Mrs.) L(ouisa) M(ary): Oswego, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

She was disappointed at not seeing McMaster the first of May. She had just returned from New Orleans and had much to inquire about. She asks for a letter of introduction to Charles O'Connor who is at Saratoga every summer. She does not court personal compliments, but wants him to understand that she is a convert, the wife of the President of Syracuse and Oswego R.R., and sister in law of Judge Allen, Court of Appeals, former State Recorder. She has her reasons for wanting this and shall let McMaster know them later. She will be at Saratoga most of the summer. She is looking forward to the next issue of the Freeman to know more of the horrors of Paris. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. There are some here, also, who would kill a priest if they dared. She would like to hear from McMaster as soon as possible.

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1871 May 28
Conington, (Mrs.) L( )M.: Oswego, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

She was disappointed at not seeing McMaster the first of May. She had just returned from New Orleans and had much to inquire about. She asks for a letter of introduction to Charles O'Connor who is at Saratoga every summer. She does not court personal compliments, but wants him to understand that she is a convert, the wife of the President of Syracuse and Oswego R.R., and sister in law of Judge Allen, Court of Appeals, former State Recorder. She has her reasons for wanting this and shall let McMaster know them later. She will be at Saratoga most of the summer. She is looking forward to the next issue of the Freeman to know more of the horrors of Paris. The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. There are some here, also, who would kill priest if they dared. She would like to hear from McM aster as soon as possible.

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1871 May 28
W(uyts) (Father) F(rancis):
Loretto Convent, Kentucky
 to ArchbishopJ(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, Ohio

Father Wuyts has heard that charges have been brought against Bishop William McCloskey in Rome. He does not know what the charges are but he is certain that no grave charges can be brought against him truely. Yet since Rome seems to have believed these charges, at least in part, and appointed a committee of two to investigate them, he feels it necessary to protest that McCloskey has taken as much care of the spiritual and temporal interests of the diocese as any of his predecessors. As for the religious of the diocese he speaks for the Sisters of Loretto. He assures Purcell that the Sisters in general and in particular highly regard and love him and feel that he has done as much if not more for them than any of his predecessors. He is sure that the charges will come to naught and that they will rebound upon the accusers.

P.S.—He is a priest of the diocese for nearly nineteen years.

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1871 May 29
DeMeester, S. J., (Father) P. J.: Grand River, D(akota) T(erritory)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He asks that McMaster send the Freeman's Journal beginning with the last April issue. Father F( ) Kuppens, S. J. and De Meester have started a mission among the Sioux Indians and desires to keep in touch with the Catholic news of the world.

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1871 May 30
Kehoe, L(awrence): New York, (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

A check is enclosed for $236.00 for Brownson's four articles. The package sent to him on Saturday was paid.

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