University of Notre Dame


1871 Sept.
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Elizabeth, New Jersey
 to Father (Isaac T.) Hecker: (New York City, New York)

Brownson sends the article on McCash. In spite of all he could do, it would assume the shape of a criticism on the author. He has read Father Rosmini and Father Kluetgen and have examined as well as he is able to do, the propositions of the See has condemned Ontologism but not Ontology. The propositions condemned are of two classes, the one as pantheistic and the other as asserting ontologism, an objection which Brownson made to Father (Augustine F.) H(ewit's) first article on the "Problems of the Age." In the article on McCash Brownson has avoided the censor of the Holy See. He has not always been explicit enough to avoid being misunderstood by those who hated Gioberti. He proposes to rewrite his article on Ontologists and Psychologists, inserting in the article the propositions answered by the Holy See. The answer of the Holy See strikes at Hewit but not at Brownson.

I-4-g - A.L.S.(Photostat, Paulist Archives) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1871 Sept. 1
Brownson, Orestes A.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
 to Father (Isaac T.) Hecker: New York City, New York

It will not be convenient for Brownson to accept General Marcey's invitation for his wife (Sarah Healy Brownson) and daughter (Sarah M. Brownson) are both absent in the Alleghany mountains. Brownson will endeavor to give Hecker the French article in season for the December number. Brownson is contemplating on publishing a group of essays, the first of which is "Essay in Refutation of Atheism and Pantheism", in which he shall refute cosmic philosphies and prove by reason the existence of God, creation and providence. If this work takes others will follow. He wishes Hecker would tell (Lawrence) Kehoe to send him the second volume of Herbert Spencer's Principles of philosophy.

I-4-g - A.L.S. (photostat, Paulist Archives) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Sept. 3
Benoit, Father J(ulian): Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Archbishop John B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio

Benoit wrote to Purcell yesterday but today he received a letter from Bishop (Maurice de St. Palais) of Vincennes declining to be executor of Bishop (John H. Luers') estate. Benoit will be just as prudent and also decline to be administrator. He is now administrator of the diocese and pastor and assistant of the cathedral. Five priests have left the diocese since he has been administrator, 3 for physical infirmities, 2 for morals. He cannot have students ordained before Christmas. Father Geo(rge) A. Hamilton is nearer Luers' property than he and can better manage it. Let him do so. Benoit is unwilling to undertake more than he can do. He writes to Purcell as to a sensible man and father.

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(1871) Sept. 4
Brownson, S(arah) Healy: Loretto, (Pennsylvania)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

She was much disappointed this morning on receiving Brownson's letter and after opening it to find it was addressed to (Father Isaac) Hecker. She read enough of the letter to know that Orestes was well. She and Sarah are as well as when they left Elizabeth. Sarah (Brownson) is not very strong but she is gaining. She has attended mass regularly and there have been a few cold days. If Brownson directs a letter to Loretto they should get it. Mrs. Brownson longs to hear from home.

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1871 Sept. 4
Dubreul, Father J. Paul: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell's letter of July 27 has reached Dubreul only today. Since he has been absent only 3 weeks he cannot understand how this could happen. They are in Retreat, and he is so busy with confessions, etc., that he must delay answering the questions in Purcell's letter for a few days.

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1871 Sept. 4
Hecker, (Father) I(saac) T.: (New York City, New York)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

"Received no answer, Mrs. (William) Sherman will be on Mountain on Monday only, will you come."

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1871 Sept. 4
McGill, John Bishop of Richmond: Richmond, V(irgini)a
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

As he had to accompany his brother from Louisville to Cleveland and then found it more direct to come via Pittsburg, home, he did not have the pleasure of calling upon Purcell. Therefore, he still has no power of attorney to act for Purcell as to the bonds. They are now giving new bonds for the old ones and brokers advise those who wish to sell to get new bonds first. He does not think they are worth as much as they were five or six months ago. Does Purcell want the bonds to sell in Cincinnati or does he want them funded first and then sent, or finally, does he want them sold in Richmond for whatever can be obtained? In the last case, the power of attorney is needed. Does the United States require a tax on a charitable bequest? Did Mr. E( ) do anything to obtain its remission? He hopes Purcell, and (Father Edward Purcell) are well, as well as Dr. Bonner and his family, Mr. Springer and all. P.S. He came home the last of August.

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1871 Sept. 4
Mrak, Ign(atius), Bishop of Marquette: Marquette, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop J(ohn Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, O(hio)

According to Purcell's letter, Mrak wrote to Rome stating that he was so far away that he did not know any of the priests proposed for the diocese of Fort Wayne. However, he has a few questions he wishes to submit to Purcell. In the first place he asks Purcell the limitations of the customs oath not to sell the regalia for the churches. The Father (Matthias) Orth, who he turned out of office for grave reasons, wrote him today accusing him of acting despotic. Mrak will not reinstate him without an express order from Rome because he was ordained on False papers and because of his life as a priest. He told Orth he could appeal to Purcell or to Rome. Father (Honoratus) Bourion and his uncle Father (Sebastian) Duroc have been forced to go away by scandals in their own family. All are glad but they took the money with them and left debts which Mrak will scarcely be able to pay. Eight troublesome priests have left the diocese and he is in great need of priests. It is a pity to send away a priest who cannot be received elsewhere and he asks Purcell what he has to do in case they return.

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1871 Sept. 4
Purcell, J(ohn) B(aptist) Archbishop of Cincinnati: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Rev. Joseph Emery City Missionary: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Miss Julia Whipple has been duly instruced and received into the Catholic Church. At her earnest request Purcell visited her and was deeply impressed by the thankfulness to Almighty God for having called her to His Faith and given her that peace and tranquility which she had so long sought in vain outside it. During her struggle to find the Church, Miss Whipple was often annoyed by well meant but officious controversies of visitors. These she asks to stop, since her convictions are too strong to be affected by disputes and sophistry and her health too feeble for such discussions. Purcell hopes that Emery does not take offence at his compliance with Miss Whipple's request. (Copy of letter from Purcell to Emery.)

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1871 Sept. 5
Garesche, Alex(ander) P.: St. Louis, M(issouri)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York City, (New York)

He asks McMaster to help him in finding out when the suit brought by the heirs of Edward A. Weeks to appoint a trustee, and in which Garesche's wife is interested, will be settled. The suit was submitted to Judge Brady months ago but remains undetermined. Garesche cannot afford to let it hang for years, for his brother's failure has caused him much embarrassment and if the suit had not been brought he could feel at ease. Father Fred(erick) Garesche has returned from a southern visit but is in wretched health. He told Garesche to inform McMaster that he had intended writing upon the occasion of McMaster's bereavement, but was too deeply moved to do so and that he did say three Masses for the soul of Mrs. McMaster. He hopes that time will soften McMaster's sorrow.

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1871 Sept. 5
Fitzpatrick, Father E( )J.: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He encloses a clipping from the Missouri Republican which deserves notice by McMaster. He also saw a New York telegram about ten days ago which announced the deportation of 123 children westward by a certain association. McMaster can check on the telegram by referring to the dispatches of the Associated Press. The enclosed clipping is a reprint of a letter from the United States Emigration and Banking Agency, London, Eng(land), dated Aug. 11, 1871, to Mr. W. L. C. Brey, Secretary, Mullanphy Emigrant Relief Fund, St. Louis. The letter confirms the request for English domestic servants, and states that it is necessary to advance part of their passage money in order to insure good English girls. Twenty could be sent every fortnight if $25 was advanced for each, this amount to be deducted from their wages.

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1871 Sep. 6
(McCloskey), John, Archbishop of: New York, (New York)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

In obedience to instructions from Rome McCloskey requests McFarland's attendance at a meeting of the Bishops of the Province to consider the choice of names to be presented for the coadjutorship of Albany. The meeting will be held at the archiepiscopal residence Thursday, September 14 at 11 o'clock.

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1871 Sept. 7
Feehan, J(ohn Patrick) A(ugustin) Bishop of Nashville: Nashville, (Tennessee)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He has just received Purcell's letter and is very grateful for the information given him. He knows very little of the parties conducting the German movement to his state. He would like to have them all in charge of the Benedictines. If he had known they were coming, he would have invited them to Lawrenceburgh and Nashville. He sent Father (H.) Hueser to Lawrenceburgh and could not make a change abruptly. He will visit that settlement next month and will judge whether he can invite the Benedictine Fathers at once. Mr. Jeup(?) has started a paper and intends to live in Nashville.

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1871 Sept. 7
Young, Father N(icholas) R.: Bellefontaine, Ohio
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Upon reading (Purcell's) letter, he concludes that he was soft in not giving Crowley and Flanagan a direct refusal. He told them that it was not his intention to leave Bellefontaine and how they could tell (Purcell) that he desired to go back to Kenton, he does not understand. He spoke to them kindly and respectfully and on two occasions favored their proposals. He is not fond of changes, and if he does desire one he will apply directly to Purcell. The reason he left Kenton still exists℄ignorance of the German language. Father(James)Callaghan is correct in his report as to Young's surrounding and state of mind. He has no objection to the people of Hardin County, for they treated him very well. It is simply that he prefers to stay where he is. P.S. He has written to Crowley and Flanagan declining their invitation, stating that he is satisfied where he is. He attributes their putting him in a false position he puts to misapprehension. He hopes they may get a good pastor.

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1871 Sept. 9
Brandstatter, C.SS.R., Father F(rederick): Mount St. Clement, (Baltimore, Maryland)
 to (James Alphonsus)McMaster: (New York, New York)

He supposes McMaster remembers him, but if he doesn't the C.SS.R. assures him that McMaster will grant his community's request. He was so long in New York at 3rd. Street. He asks if two or three year California vines could be obtained and the approximate cost. He is sick and is unable to write more.

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1871 Sep. 9
Rice, C.M., Father Rob(er)t E.V.: Suspension Bridge, New York
 to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland of: Hartford, Connecticut)

(McFarland)'s letter from Danbury of the 5th arrived and Rice is sorry he could not answer sooner but the suggestion is still good that students from (McFarland)'s diocese who have made a good preparatory course with them be permitted to remain for their philosophy and theology. The reason is the discouragement to see these good students withdrawn. On other matters he did not see the Provincial and is not empowered to take on other houses, but he has sent the Provincial a copy of (McFarland)'s letter. He thinks Father John Hayden of Germantown, Pennsylvania, will entertain the idea. If he does he will probably visit (McFarland) himself. P.S. He sends by mail a copy of their catalogue. Signed per J.C.

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1871 Sept. 11
Brownson, Sarah H(ealy): Loretto, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Brownson's letter of the 1st came and she thanks him for all the good things he expresses. Also she is glad because (Father Isaac T.) Hecker put his approval on Brownson's articles. Sarah Brownson left about seven o'clock for Alleghany City. She had the prospect of getting some important papers and had to return to the Bishop some letters. Her appetite is still good and she hopes to return to Loretto by Thursday. Last Thursday Mrs. Brownson and Sarah in company with Mrs. Scanlon went to Carrollton, having dinner at the brother of Mrs. Scanlon. Then to the convent, then to the monastery to see the Prior; then to Father Henry's Monastery and "to see his dilapidated alton confessional and chapel and kitchen in these mountains, you cannot but like him." Six dollars was paid for each one's board. Jessie (Scanlon) (?) was informed that she could have some grapes when they were ripe. Mrs. Brownson shall expect a letter from him every day until she hears from him.

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1871 Sept. 11
Bakel, Father J( ) A.: St. Joseph's, Perry County, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He has sent McMaster copies of Catena Aurea for his inspection. Bokel is not the author, but only the agent. St. Joseph's college is the publisher, the book having been printed in Zanesville. He looks upon McMaster as the champion of Papal infallibility and greatly admires him. The Freeman's Journal is the only one to receive copies of the book and they may feel at liberty to make any comments on it. Bokel does not wish for his name to appear, but McMaster may use it at his discretion. Bishop (Sylvester H.) Rosecrans (of Columbus) has approved the book. It is to sell for $12 a dozen for bound copies; paper covers, $9 a dozen. P.S. He will appreciate McMaster's private opinion regarding Catena Aurea.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo & 12mo. - {2}

1871 Sept. 11
Enright, John: Abbeville, B(ritish) H(onduras)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He enclosed $2.50 for his subscription to the Journal. He hopes McMaster lives his full number of years to carry on his work. P.S. If it is not too much trouble, he would like for McMaster to see if the money sent to his son, T. J. Enright was ever received. Enright believes that his son had died before the money could reach him, so that if McMaster can recover the amount it may be given to some charitable organization or applied to Masses said for his repose.

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

1871 Sept. 12
(Brownson, Sarah H.):
Loretto, Cambria Co., Pa.
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

No doubt Henry would be surprised to hear that she is here among the mountains if his father had not told him. Sarah (Brownson) started the idea and Brownson joined her in it, so she was almost imperceptibly led to taking this journey. She is not sorry but will be glad when she is home. She and Sarah have been here two weeks and are boarding with a very agreeable widow lady. They have been to Ebensburg about 5 miles from here and visited the church although it is not large. She never saw one finished in such elegant style. It was for this same church that a Mrs. Lynn Boyde, who was at the Brownsons about 2 years ago, was begging with the approbation of the pastor or Bishop here. Last Thursday they went to Carrolltown, 9 miles from here and visited Father Henry's Monastery which is in a ruined condition. His altar and confessional are still standing. She has not heard from (Brownson) since the 4th. He will have 2 articles in the next number of the Catholic World—one on the late riot. He is writing another book which will be on philosophy. He had begun it before he left. She is very anxious to learn when Fifine will be in Elizabeth and if Henry will come with her. She begins to realize that Henry is married and it makes her feel sad that Henry has another home, although she knows it is for the best. She was in the benedictin Convent on Sally's birthday, the 7th, which is also the anniversary of Jose's (?) death. She had not heard from Orestes for some time before she left. She wonders if Brownson told Henry that Anna (Brownson) had gone to Europe. A few months ago Mary Smith Kemble's little boy died and about two or three months later her daughter died in an accident. Her grief was so great that her physician recommended going abroad. Mrs. Smith offered to pay Anna all her expenses if she would accompany her and Anna's love of travelling prevailed and they were in London the last heard from. P.S. Love to Fifine.

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1871 Sep. 13
Pujol, Paule: (Toulouse, France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Her father having just left for St. Orens, Paule takes advantage of the solitude to write (Perché) about the state of her soul.

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1871 Sept. 13

St. Vincent's Academy (Latrobe) Pennsylvania.
 To their fellow students driven out of:: Braunsberg (Prussia)

When they heard the news of the expulsion of these students, they who glory in the liberty of the Republic hasten to console them because in their trials they fulfill the promises of Our Lord to the Apostles. They point out the examples of other persecutions and the promises of the reward from the Saviour. They praise the bravery of these youths.

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1871 Sep. 15
Seton, Father R(o)b(er)t (John): Madison, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to R(ichard) H(enry) Clarke: (New York, New York)

Seton has just received from Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell the epitaph of Bishop (Edward Dominic) Fenwick (O.P.). The "Cincinnati Telegraph" of August, (1871) had the following piece about it. It says the beautiful tablet is of black Kilkenny marble with appropriate inscriptions to Fenwick and Father Stephen Theodore Badin, first priest ordained in the United States. P.S. If Clarke cares to obtain the epitaphs of American bishops, Seton would be glad to write friends he has in nearly all dioceses. Seton feels this would not prolong the printing of the book as the epitaphs could be placed at the end of each volume or of the total work. He copies the inscription in Latin about Fenwick and Badin.

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1871 Sept. 15
Williams, Mrs. V( ) L.: Yonkers, (New York)
 to Ja(me)s (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

She asks the address of the Little Sisters of the Poor, for she has a large amount of cast-off clothing they could use and which he would send by express if she knew where their home was situated. There should be a central bureau of a Society for the Promotion of Catholic Interests that could receive such donations and give information. McMaster suggested something of the sort in one or two issues of the Journal and should recur to it frequently, for people are impressed only by repitition. P.S. The Freeman should give a permanent list of Catholic benevolent societies with street and number.

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1871 Sept. 16
Hannin, Father E(dward): Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Hannin thanks Purcell for giving him the decision of the Cardinal prefect. Much of his trouble was caused by pretended friends to Bishop (Amadeus) Rappe who sought to show that there could be no peace until he was returned to the diocese. But he does not say that this was with the knowledge or consent of Rappe. As to forwarding the name of a priest, he is so little acquainted with the priests that he thinks it wisest for him to say nothing. He will pray and ask others to pray. The selection rests with Purcell and the bishops of the province, which will be the choice of God.

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1871 Sept. 16
Pilz, Father Gerard M. O.S.B.: Greensburg, (Pennsylvania)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

The translation of Goffine was published while Father Gerard was at Munich. The proof sheets were very carelessly read, hence many mistakes appear in the second half. Father Gerard came for the Retreat and hopes to have the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Sarah Brownson at Blairsville. Sarah Brownson accompanied him on the journey but she has gone on to Loretto. Hoping that Brownson enjoys good health, he would like to be remembered in his prayers.

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1871 Sept. 16
Rosecrans, Sylvester H. Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

This dimissorial letter states that Father Philip O'Donaghoo has the faculty of leaving the diocese of Columbus and attaching himself to any other bishop, and that he is free from all ecclesiastical censure. (Apparently received by Purcell although not addressed to any bishop by name.) Sealed.

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1871 Sept. 17
Borgess, C(aspar) H. Bishop of Detroit: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Borgess thanks (Purcell) for naming Cincinnati as the place for the contemplated meeting of the Bishops of the Province. It will be a privilege to spend a few days with his old friends at the Cathedral. About a month ago he learned that Bishop (Amadeus)Rappe had forwarded a resignation of his See to the Holy Father. Therefore, the instructions from the Cardinal which (Purcell) has received were looked for. He has obtained permission from Rome to introduce the Roman Calendar proper for the office, etc. It will have some disadvantages where the Requiem Masses are requested, but he believes the advantages are sufficient to far outweigh this inconvenience. The Provincial of the Redemptorist Fathers has notified him that they will leave St. Mary's in two or three months. He gave as the reason that he wishes to prepare their way to carry out St. Alphonsus' intention and employ the members of the congregation in giving missions. Borgess expressed his regret at their leaving, but did not offer and objection. He has offered the congregation to the Jesuits and hopes that they will accept it. He asks to be remembered to his friends at the Cathedral, particularly (Father Edward Purcell).

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1871 Sept. 18
Brownson, S(arah) H(ealy), Mrs.: Loretto, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Brownson's letter was received and she hopes he had a pleasant birthday, "but we will remember the 29th of October." Sarah (Brownson) returned to Loretto Saturday, her health has improved, her appetite is good, and she has not had any chill since she left home. She was going to write but was tired and sometimes had company. They expect to leave Loretto tomorrow. Sarah received some money from Sadlier's when last in New York so I think we shall have enough to last while we stay and carry us back. She was glad to hear so many priests visited him. Father (Patrick) Hennessy takes the right view about publishing your works without reviving your review. It rained for two or three days. Tell Mary I am very glad to hear so good account of her.

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1871 Sept. 19
Lacey, Charles: New York, New York
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

McMaster is invited to attend a special meeting of of the New York circle of the Catholic Union, to consider the circular letter prepared by the executive council for presentation to the Bishop.

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1871 Sept. 20
Denman, W(illia)m: New York (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Dennis Sadlier would like to have any article which Brownson now has under consideration, including the one on Grammas. Also an article for the next issue of the Tablet on the Municipal question inclining strongly to Connally's position as opposed to Hall. Sadlier has known Connally for years and believes him to be an able officer who is being used as a cover-up for those more guilty than he.

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1871 Sept. 22
Hannin, Father E(dward): Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Hannin had hoped that the suspension of Father (E.M.) O'Callaghan would bring the other 5 priests to their senses. But this is not the case, as they are going through the diocese asking priests to sign a petition for O'Callaghan. This plan might be very well in others but in them it is as bad as O'Callaghan's since they attack the principle of church government. Hannin asks Purcell if it would not be well to force them to retreat and repair the damage done. He has drawn up a form of retraction which he sends to Purcell starting that he has no desire except to do his duty. Hannin is of the opinion that to require the retraction would bring out these priests in their true colors. Besides repairing the scandal it will show whether they intend to respect the authority of the diocese or go on in that spirit of opposition.

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1871 Sept. 23
Gertrude, Sister Mary and other:
Sisters of the Good Shepherd House of Reform, Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

They avail themselves of the right accorded by their rule to communicate to (Purcell). Purcell is not wholly ignorant of the privations and vexations they have endured, especially Mother Stanislaus, in governing their female prison, in warding off the intrigues of the civil authorities, evangelicals and the Ladies of the Christian Association. These, besides the condition and the attitude of the prisoners, they have borne for God's sake. These trials have been softened by (Purcell's) fatherly advice and visits. They were consoled when Sister Joseph returned and told of Purcell's plans for their new house where they could live in comfort. A few days later a letter was given Purcell that had other contents. They assure Purcell that the Mother Provincial was received with utmost respect and cordiality on her visits according to the instruction of their superior. But the Provincial has come to see them but once since she has been provincial, and she cannot know whether they have 25 penitents of 15. If they had not followed the restrictions of the rule, they would have a house filled to the roof with penitents. They have supported the house by the kindness of their friends, which should please the provincial. If they have to pay $25,000 for a house they will not ask the Provincial for it. The provincial might visit them and see how well they are doing or at least leave them to the care of Divine Providence.

They ask Purcell to intercede for them so that their house may be continued. Besides Sister Gertrude, Sisters, K. of St. Felicite, M. of St. Ursule, M. of St. Edward, M. of St. George, M. of St. Philip, and M. Joseph sign the document.

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1871 Sept. 23
St. Palais, M(aurice) de, Bishop of: Vincennes, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

After having visited the Benedictines in Dubois and Spencer counties, St. Palais returned to Vincennes yesterday with a high fever. He has taken a good quantity of quinnine, feels better today and thinks he will be able to answer Purcell's appeal next week. His physician thinks he will be well in two or three days.

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1871 Sept. 25
Barnabo, Al(exander) Cardinal Prefect: Rome, Italy
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Barnabo has learned from the letter given him from Father William Quinn that Purcell has received him as a member of the faculty of Mt. St. Mary's seminary. This is very pleasing to Barnabo because Quinn is well versed in philosophy and theology. Consequently there is no need of his going further. Signed by John Simeoni as secretary. no. 11.

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1871 Sept. 25
Corrigan, Father M(ichael) A.:
Seton Hall College South Orange, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)

Corrigan has deferred writing so as to give the students a chance to get back to work and to make inquiries about a house for Brownson. There is one house which can be rented for $300.00 a year but is rather small. There is a larger house which rents for $300.00 for the winter and $600.00 in summer. No answer has been received from the owner. Brownson can begin his lectures anytime. A time table is sent and Brownson is to write Corrigan so that a conveyance can be at the station for Brownson. If Brownson does not write, he is requested to take one of Smith's hacks and charge it to Corrigan's account. Brownson's article on the Riot gave Corrigan much pleasure.

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1871 Sept. 25
Garesche, Alex(ander) P.: St. Louis, M(issouri)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

He received McMaster's letter of the 21st too late to write to him, so had to telegraph in order to suppress the whole introduction. His reasons for doing so are that Mr. ( ) Schaeffe is an enemy of the Church and Garesche learned that he was about to declare that there was no miracle and that the whole affair was a scheme of the Sisters of Mercy to raise money. The matter has created intense excitement. The Watchman published an account which was copied by the daily papers. The Medical Society met last Saturday and Garesche sends their report. Of the parties mentioned, Dr. Harmer is a German Liberal; Montrose is a Protestant, as are Drs. Patten, Hodgon, Cooper and Bond. He does not know about Dr. Rucckelbahn. Garesche erred as the miraculous nature of the cure, Garesche believes it to be the work of the Blessed Virgin, to whom Theresa Schaeffe prayed that she might be cured. He bases his belief on the fact that the girl was given only a few hours to live, by some of the most eminent medical men of St. Louis, and the next day was able to walk more than a mile and a half to church and back, besides eating heavily, something she had not been able to do before. The report of the Medical Society shows that no trickery is imputed and that a strange cure is admitted, and that no theory of explanation is given. The first, third and fourth paragraphs of McMaster's story would do injury to the Church and should be changed. Garesche believes the cure to be a miraculous one and the apathy or cowardice of the medical society shall not shake his belief. Mrs. Garesche and he pray for McMaster's wife and have distributed the memoriam cards to those who will pray for her. P.S. He returns the check McMaster sent for Miss Schaeffe.

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1871 Sept. 25
McCloskey, William Bishop of Louisville: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He returned home last night after ten days absence and received Purcell's letter of Sept. 14, calling him to Cincinnati to meet the rest of the bishops of the Province on the 28th. He shall be there and is very glad of the opportunity of meeting Purcell again. His ride through the hills has done him immense good. P.S. Kindest regards to Father Edward(Purcell).

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1871 Sept. 26
B(rownson), O(restes) A.: Eliz(abeth), (New Jersey)
 to Father (Isaac T.) Hecker: (New York), (New York)

Brownson sends an article on Herbert Spencer's First Principles. He has to travel over the same ground in his essay on Atheism and False Theism. (Charles) Hodge is able but yet vulnerable. He protests against the Catholic World being but on the defensive. Professor (John) Bascom's book is superior to McCaskins. The book represents the best phase of the philosophy of protestant New England and is vulnerable only through its misapprehension of intuition. Bascom adopts the innate idea of Rene Descartes. Liberatore and Tongiorgi thought they have the ideal philosophy condemned but in reality they got only the doctrine of the Ontelogists condemned. Brownson shall use Bascom's text for discussing the whole doctrine of the Holy See. Ramiere and Kleutgen do not understand the decisions. Brownson condemns the influences made by the Jesuits.

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1871 Sept. 27
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

In case any difficulty in the way of his attending the meeting of the Bishops of the province should prove insurmountable, he announces acceptance to any recommendations made at Purcell's suggestion. He prefers to send Father Richard Gilmour. Any difficulty is to meet a payment with the means not yet provided.

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1871 Sept. 28
Arnold, E. C.: N(ew) Y(ork) (City), (New York)
 to O(restes)A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Brownson's manuscript of "The True Guide" come to the Catholic World minus the first page. (Lawrence)Kehoe was notified and he replied that he did not open the package. So Arnold has written to Brownson to find out whether or not he has the first page.

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1871 Sept. 29
Murray, Hugh: Montreal, (Canada)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

He sent McMaster manuscript No. 7 on Sept. 27, and sends No. 8 today. The early Publication of the manucsript may be better, for matters are coming to a crisis. The demonstrations on the 25th anniversary amount to nothing if that is all that is to be done. What is the Catholic Union doing? It is a serious matter when Petroleum has become the cry. Ste Therese College offered him only $40 more a year and the accomodations were terrible. After his experiences with Seton Hall and Ste. Therese he is steering clear of colleges. He is looking for something to do on the railroads until next summer, when he shall get something nice. His uncle wants to help him, but Murray feels that he should be relieving his uncle's many worries, rather than burdening him with more. Bishop (Edward) Horan (of Kingston) is a great man, whose first word when Murray returned from Rome was that Murray should return when the time came. Horan believes in the crusade. He regrets the unfortunate blunder about the two Sisters of Providence. They came from humble walks of life and may have been deficient in manner. He argues the point that the Freeman's Journal would be in a better position to help the Church if it was a daily or tri-weekly paper instead of a weekly. Although it is not possible to get up a daily Catholic paper in Montreal a central place like New York could afford it. A week's interval between papers is too long, and he asks McMaster to think it over. He has heard nothing more of his trunk which McMaster mentioned as having been left at Halifax and asks for some details that might enable him to look it up. Miss Edes should have written to him about it, for it will be an irreparable loss to him because of the many articles it contains. He regrets that the Requiem Mass was an individual act. It does not speak well of the Catholic Union. A brother officer from France does not give a reassuring account of conditions in that country; the soldier was intimately acquainted with the gentlemen of the Geneva Correspondence. Murray and his fellow officer think alike on the subject of the religious crusade, but cannot say when or how it will come about, but they do know that the time is coming. He hopes he will be able to live up to his code of Knighthood. His friend, Comte de Malijay, is of a noble French family and thinks that it will be by Russia that the Pope will be delivered. Murray thinks that all will have a hand in it, but it had better be soon, for the spirit of the crusade will die soon. God will take His time, for He is eternal and man is only mortal. He asks McMaster to let him know if he is able to find some human occupation for Murray. What does McMaster think about publishing the "Last Days" that Murray asked about before?

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1871 Sept. 29
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)
Editor of the Catholic World(New York), (New York)

Brownson discovered the missing page and sent it to the Catholic World on the 27th. The pages of a periodical that accompanied another article were returned to Father (Isaac T.) Hecker at his request. The article sent is a review of Herbert Spencer's "First Principles of a New System of Philosophy". Brownson is writing an article on France which Hecker requested.

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1871 Sept. 30
Hannin, Father E(dward): Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Hannin thanks Purcell for his advice and the reply to Father W. Gibbons. However these men do not seem disposed to remain quiet. He has just received a petition from them asking a trial for Father (E.M. O'Callaghan) and also a notice that a copy of it has been sent to Purcell and the bishops of the province. He suggests that it would be better to have the other affidavits examined by a person appointed by Purcell and the judgment they deserved passed on them. Then Hannin would demand that they retract or he would suspend them. Thus they could not accuse him of going too far or of making demands that religion did not require. He knows the answer of the bishops but that will not stop them from explaining their grievances to the people and accusing him of obstinacy in not granting O'Callaghan a trial. Purcell has read the petition and has seen the sophistical manner in which it is written and can judge the effect it will have on laymen. He merely submits the matter to Purcell, being of the opinion that the sooner the matter is stopped the better it will be for religion.

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1871 Sept. 30
Foley, Thomas Bishop of Chicago: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He suppressed the Home of the Sisters of Loretto in Chicago because of reasons that he dares not put to paper. The property which they returned to him is the identical property which the Bishop always owned and which was unjustly transferred to them by Father (T)Halligan when he was Administrator without receiving any consideration. In claiming the property Foley demanded only what belonged to the diocese. The transfer as effected by Father Halligan was entirely contrary to Canon Law and under circumstances which will shock Purcell if Foley has the opportunity of relating them. The property is only held in Foley's name for St. Patrick's schools. The debts of the suppressed community have already cost Foley $1200 and other claims are to come. The young woman has written to Foley requesting $700 which she claims was brought by the community but Foley thinks the letter was not in her handwriting. He does not know what she may have lent to Father (T.C.) Burke. He had not heard of it before Burke belonged to this diocese. His activities impose no claim on Foley. He will see the pastor of St. Patrick's who has charge of the whole business, to see if anything will remain after paying off the debts of the community, to return the dowry of the sister whom Purcell wrote about. He hopes Purcell has made good selections this time for Fort Wayne and Cleveland.

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1871 Sep. 30
Pujol, Paule: Toulouse, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The ladies who brought news from (Perché) arrived on the very day she and her mother went to the country. She is sorry she did not get the chance to meet them. More and more she is inflamed to do something concrete for the glory of God. There is such a great need, especially in France where Bishops and priests are assassinated, where Brothers are turned out of their schools, and where Christian children are forced to attend pagan schools. She has read in the last issue of the "Catholic Propogator" that a woman engaged in work with the hospitals and with the poor in New Orleans has died. She has thought of coming to New Orleans to take her place. She visited a poor paralyzed woman near her and feels that she has been able to help her. The pastor has promised to entrust her with the religious instruction of an eleven year old girl. She asks (Perché's) blessing. Her father, her mother, and her sisters, including the sister who lost her husband in the recent war, send (Perché) their greetings.

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