University of Notre Dame


1871 (Nov. 1)
Freitag, C.SS.R., Father Aug(ustine) M.: Annapolis, (Maryland)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He introduces Father (M.) Oates, C.SS.R., an Irishman of the old stock, who will give McMaster the details of his visit. He remembered McMaster and family in his Mementos at Mass.

P.S. He will say Masses tomorrow for Gertrude (McMaster) and little Gertrude.

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1871 Nov. 2
Red, John: Hardin, Ill(inoi)s
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, NewYork)

He asks McMaster's opinion as to the standing, etc. of the Continental Life Insurance Company. Several of his friends, as well as he himself, have had their lives insured by this company and have become uneasy because of the great deal of changing and shifting of officers and agents. Having no acquaintances in New York, he writes to McMaster, of whose paper he has long been a subscriber.

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

1871 Nov. 3
Leoni, Geo(rge) N.: Clear Creek, Texas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Leoni sends $6 to McMaster $3 of which is to be used toward a subscription to Freeman's Journal, $2 as donation to the Pope and $1 for a book, "Happiness of Heaven."

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 3
(Perché) Nap(oleon) Joseph, Archbishop of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (E.) Rousse: St. James, L(ouisia)na

He received the letter which Rousse sent care of Father (Gilbert) Raymond during his absence. It is unfortunate that bad Catholics and unworthy priests must cause so much trouble. He has been sent into an area which is temporally destitute and spiritually bankrupt due to a spirit of revolt. By his own obedience he is causing spiritual renewal. He must hold out in favor of eventual temporal revitalization. He should continue to follow the course of action which (Perché) advised concerning the Church Wardens, for they are men who seem bent on ruining the church. He should also continue having no communication with Father (Eleazar) Vignonet. If necessary, (Perché) will withdraw from the church to force the church-wardens to give in. In the meantime, Rousse should try to remain undisturbed in the midst of these trails and difficulties, maintaining a spirit of charity and patience.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {4}

1871 Nov. 6
Feehan, J(ohn Patrick) A(ugustin) Bishop of Nashville: Nashville, (Tennessee)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He has received a letter from the Abbot(Luke Wimmer, O.S.B.) of the Benedictines who said it was impossible to supply priests for the Lawrenceburgh(Tennessee)settlement. He has also had a letter from Father Jos(eph)Dwenger, of the Fathers of the Precious Blood who says his Provincial would probably send priests and sisters to Lawrenceburgh. He refers Feehan to Purcell. He is anxious to invite them to come and as soon as possible. He would like for Purcell to write a line saying what he thinks of this.

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1871 Nov. 6
Blanchet, Francis N. Archbishop of Oregon City: Portland, Oregon
 to Archbishop (John Baptist)Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He supposes Purcell has read in the newspapers of Blanchet's first letter of Jan. 27 to Gen. Parker, Commissioner of Indian Affairs at Washington, concerning the rights of Blanchet to certain Indian Catholic reservations in his diocese, the answer to it of Gen. Parker of Feb. 20, and the letter of Bishop A.M.A. Blanchet, of Nosqualy, to Hon. C. Delano, Secretary of Interior. He now sends his second letter of July 8 to Gen. Parker which was answered by the Secretary of Interior, and his last of Sept. 12, to the Secretary. In his first letter he made a protest against the unjust distribution of the Indian agencies on this coast; renewing it in his last and also protesting in his name and the names of all the Bishops of the country against this injustice, all over the country. He wishes to be supported by all the Bishops in this step; therefore, he asks Purcell's approbation in duplicate, one for the Secretary of Interior, and the other for himself. He would suggest that Bishops having Catholic Indian reservations would send their protests at the same time to Washington, and to Father (P.J.)DeSmet (of St. Louis). They must act now to forbid the appointment of agents professing Catholicity, who refuse to allow a priest to come upon their reservations to instruct the Indians, as it has been done in Washington Territory. New Mexico, and Arizona. P.S. He asks Purcell to let him know what he has done.

II-5-e - A.L.S.(circular) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1871 Nov.6
Foley, Thomas, Bishop of: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland of: Hartford, Connecticut)

Foley has received McFarland's kind letter and the circular urging his diocese to come to their relief and he will always regard this as a personal act of friendship. McFarland hoped that the smoke had gone away. It has, but only to show their losses. They now have grand ruins. The losses are enormous, fifteen hundred thousand dollars will not cover the losses. Five of their principal parishes are without a house standing.

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

1871 Nov. 6
Lacey, Charles: New York, New York
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

McMaster is notified of a meeting of the Council of the Catholic Union on Nov. 8, at 8 P.M.

I-1-o - Printed form filled in and signed. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 7
Loughran, Joseph: Washington, D. C.
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Loughran suggests that McMaster write an editorial on the President's sham Indian policy. Recent affairs in Arizona are damaging to the administration, where the Indians were given to a Jew in place of the Catholic clergy. He refers McMaster to his article on Feb. 24 and to an enclosure on the Mexican treatment of Catholic Indians. He gave McMaster a pamphlet on the Rev. M. Spalding presbyterian church among the Nez Perus Indians. The purpose of the action is to get possesion of 640 acres of land, but the Indian Bureau will not give it up and it will probably be brought to the Congress.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 7
Borgess, C(aspar) H., Bishop of: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell(of: Cincinnati, Ohio)

He has mailed the letters of inquiry to Bishop (Maurcie de St. Palais) of Vincennes and Bishop (William McCloskey) of Louisville. He is sorry that the delay has occurred for which Purcell might be reproved. He assures Purcell that he is thankful for the advice given him, and asks Purcell to do likewise whenever he thinks it needed. In the Polish settlement, Sanilac County, (Michigan), 180 Catholic farmers have lost everything by the fire, including a frame church, nearly completed. In In Huron Country, (Michigan), 90 Catholic farmers are homeless and in the town of Manistee, Manistee County, (Michigan) 150 families saved nothing but the clothes they wore when they fled the fire. He has not heard from the interior of the northern portion of the Peninsula, but is quite sure that many Catholics have suffered from the forest fires. He was delighted to hear of the conversion of the Hon. Tho(ma)s Ewing. He was sent the Lancaster paper which gave a full account of the funeral. Father (Louis) DeCailly forwarded $150 which was collected for the sufferers, and St. Mary's of Toledo sent four boxes of clothing and food and thirty dollars in money.

II-5-e - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {8}

1871 Nov. 8
Corrigan, Father M(ichael) A.:
Seton Hall College South Orange, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)

Carrigan would like Brownson to give his next lecture "On the Origin of Civil Power" on the 16th. It touched Corrigan to hear Brownson was not feeling well and hopes he is better. If Brownson can feel free to come Corrigan will send for him.

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1871 Nov. 8
Stanislaus, Mother Mary:
School of Reform, (Cincinnati, Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Father (Nicholas) Fas is preaching the retreat to their very poor children preparatory for receiving confirmation and she believes it will do them much good. They hope that Purcell will come tomorrow the 9th at 4 p.m. The Sisters join her in expressing their deepest gratitude to Purcell for allowing the deeds to be made out in his name and for signing their notes. This will be a motive for meeting their payments promptly.

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1871 Nov. 9
Chatard, Father S(ilas) M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: (Cincinnati, Ohio)

At the request of Bishop (James F.) Wood (of Philadelphia) he acknowledges the receipt of $300, proceeds for the first half of the current year of the Foundations of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in the American College. He asks Purcell to send Mrs. (Sarah)Peter word that Chatard has authentic documents regarding the body of St. Columba and that he awaits instructions. At present it is difficult to find a person going to America. The Cincinnati students are in good health. The Holy Father is in remarkably healthy condition and his spirits keep up well, considering the painful state of things in Rome. He asks to be remembered to Father Edward(Purcell), Father (Francis J.)Pabisch, former students, Mrs. Peter, Mrs. Potter and family, and to Mr. Jones.

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1871 Nov. 11
McCloskey, W(illiam), Bishop of: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcellof: Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He has just returned from the dedication of a church in Danville and found Purcell's letter and one from Bishop (Maurice) de St. Palais enclosing a Roman document. He signs it and sends it on regretting the delay in sending it. St. Palais dined with him Nov. 2 and had heard nothing of it then. McCloskey has had a very fine letter from Cardinal Barnabo expressing his satisfaction with Purcell's and St. Palais's reports. Father (Francis) Chambige is ecclesiastically dead. McCloskey regrets his course and pities him. He cannot respect him or the prelate who encouraged him. If he had a grievance Purcell was the one to whom he should have submitted it. The trip through the southwestern part of the diocese has restored his strength. He has called Father (John Lancaster) Spalding to the cathedral. The people are delighted and the negroes cannot complain of his successor.

II-5-e - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1871 Nov. 12
Murray, Hugh: Montreal, (Canada)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Miss Ella Edes writes that she gave Murray's revolver to Mr. ( ) Keeler to give to McMaster. Has McMaster received it. It was a gift of his college men, at this time priests in Rome taking their degrees. Murray will remain in Montreal until the middle of December, and may be reached in care of J. H. Semple, McGill Street. He would like to have the Freeman delivered to that address, including this number.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1871 Nov. 12
Kelly, J(ohn): Lancaster, Pennsylvania
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Noticing in the Journal that McMaster is getting a subscription for Peter's Pence to be sent to the Pope, Kelly sends 5 dollars as his small contribution.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 13
Finch, Ja(me)s J.: Toledo, Ohio
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Finch sends McMaster 2 dollars as a Christmas offering to the Pope.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 14
Enright C.: Chatham, Ontario, Canada
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Enright sends McMaster $3 to be forwarded by him to the Pope as a Christmas offering. He sees by McMaster's newspaper that he is a good man.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 14
Murray, Hugh W.: Montreal, (Canada)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

He sends an account of the ex-vote of Terrebonne and asks that copies be sent to Father M( ) Gratton, Mason College, Quebec; to R( ) Masson; to Henri Masson; to Chevalier de Malijay, Montreal; and to Father ( ) Piche, Terresbonne. He is to be operated on this morning and will be laid up for a month. He asks that McMaster write to him at the Hotel Dieu, Montreal. His brothers, Edward and Charles send him the text. Alfonse is getting on well at the Novitiate. He asks that McMaster's children pray for him and for his uncle the Bishop.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 14
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H. Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, Ohio
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cin(cinnati, Ohio)

He has signed the document received today and is sending it to the Post Office. The name of Bishop (Augustin M.) Toebbe (of Covington) was missing. He took the liberty of adding "cum commendatione Adm. Rev. J. Benoit ad sedum Wayne Castrensem" to his own signature.

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1871 Nov. 15
Barnabo, Al(exander), Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Barnabo acknowledges the receipt of the letter of Sept. 13 in which a priest of the diocese of Fort Wayne, asks that Father Julian Benoit be named bishop of that diocese and in which Purcell gives some of his own observations. From them Barnabo understands that the charges made against Benoit in August do not conform to the truth. However, before the Sacred Congregation acts on the election of the new bishop, Barnabo asks that Purcell, as directed in the letter of Sept. 2, inquire further into the accusations and find out whether they are without foundation. And if another is to replace Benoit on the list, Purcell must act with the suffragans according to the rule of the Sacred Congregation in choosing another name. Barnabo also urges Purcell to take action as soon as possible to have the three candidates for the see of Cleveland proposed so that the Sacred Congregation can choose the new bishop.

II-5-e - A.L.S. - (Latin) - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}

1871 Nov. 15
Clancy, Tho(ma)s: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Clancy sends $4 to McMaster for Pius IX.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 15
Weinzoepfel, Father R(oman): Morris, Ind(iana)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He encloses $10, three of which is to pay for his subscription to the Freeman's Journal for 1872; another three for a subscription for Mother Antonia, Oldenburg Convent, Batesville, Indiana; and the remaining four to go to the Holy Father. He asks God's blessing upon McMaster and his fine work for the Church.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 16
Foley, Thomas, Bishop of Pergamus: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He is sure that Purcell is surprised that he did not reply sooner to his letter. All that he said in his previous letter was litographed there and he was called to answer for it. As to the history for the Sisters of Loretto, he will not put it in writing but will tell it to Purcell when he sees him. The Sister, Miss Burke, has no more claim on him than she has on Purcell. She gave her money to the Sisters and was duped in doing so. Foley required them to return the diocesan property which the ex-administrator had donated to them without authority. This property belongs to St. Patrick's church and has a mortgage of $9,000 to him. He has not desired one cent from the restoration of the property, although it is in the name of the catholic bishop of Chicago. Since receiving Purcell's letter he has been threatened with a law suit by the late Mother of the Sisters of Loretto. If it goes into court, in self defense, Foley will be forced to unearth a great scandal. Foley hopes that Miss Burke will return to Ireland when she gets her money. But his impression is that she will either lend the money again to the late mother who will either carry it off or prosecute the suit against him. Foley will instruct Father P.J. Conway, pastor of St. Patrick's, to remit to Purcell $700 for Miss Burke, which is all the Sisters of Loretto allow. He asks Purcell's pardon for troubling him. Father Conway will send the draft, but Foley asks Purcell not to communicate the contents of the letter to Miss Burke. When he meets Purcell he will tell him mere. He also thanks Purcell for his courtesy to Fathers Terry and O'Neill. (The letter is marked confidential.)

II-5-e - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1871 Nov. 17
Denman, W(illia)m: New York (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Brownson's resignation from the Tablet, as of next Jan. 1st was received. It has been handed to Dennis Sadlier who believes that if Brownson was moved by ill health or was unable to fulfill his agreement, such a termination should have come, not from Brownson but from Sadlier. There have been no complaints, and he would like to know if there is any ill feeling. Sadlier wants Brownson to suggest a plan whereby such can be averted. Sadlier would like to have some contribution, even though irregular, from Brownson. Denman wants to join with Sadlier in hoping that Brownson will change his mind.

I-4-e - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1871 Nov. 17
Perche, N(apoleon) J(oseph), Archbishop of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Having mislaid the faculty he had received when he was in Rome, Perche now sends a copy to Purcell. The rescript (in Latin) from the Audience of Feb. 4, 1871 in answer to the petition of the Archbishop of New Orleans grants to him and to the other Archbishops of the United States the right to wear the pallium on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, the patronal of the country.

II-5-e - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 17
Ryan, Bishop S(tephen) V(incent): Buffalo, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Rich(ard) H(enry) Clarke: (New York, New York)

Ryan acknowledges the receipt of the circular with general constitution of the Catholic Union Circle of New York. Ryan was happy to cooperate and hopes for a branch office of the Union in Buffalo. His visitation of the diocese delayed this reply. The Buffalo association (of the Catholic Union) would handle other suggestions after its creation.

I-2-n - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}

1871 Nov. 19
Seton, William: Munich, (Bavaria)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Although the Seton's are a long way from Elizabeth, they have not forgotten him. There is a large difference between America and Europe though there is only a 12 day voyage separating the two. All the little things make one feel that America is a long way off. "It is consoling to know that we are looked upon as a very great people by Europeans. There is something about an American that is hard to hide from "These mummies". Here in Munich we are considered pretty much as animals dropped from another planet." Whatever is done must be on a sublime scale". Seton is often questioned at the Catholic Casino about the church in America. Abbi Dusman often wishes that his flock had more spirit. "He declares that Catholics in Bavaria are in a great majority and yet have but little influence with the government". There is very little of the selfgoverning spirit in these Catholics. They are very pious and that is all. Seton thinks it wise for the Church to establish a school where only the sciences should be taught. "Let us show Huxley and Darwin that we can dive into geology etc. as deep as they can." Such a school would take the wind out of their sails. "Many Catholics might laugh at my idea but I think you will appreciate it". The opera is across the street from their residence. Regiments with bands pass by almost every hour and make it quite lively. Seton's sister Elizabeth is hard at work studying sculpture. He is finishing another romance; if his arrangement is good. Seton believes it will be better than "Charter Oak"—it opens the eve of the fight at Lexington and closes during the seige of Boston. A letter from Dr. Browne informed Seton that he is finally in a seminary. "He is all that God made him, and will make a good priest."

I-4-e - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 20
Lawlor, S.J., Father Michael: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Father Dawlor sends a 100 dollar Papal Bond to be added to McMaster's subscription to the Pope.

I-1-c - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 20
Sullivan, John T.: Wheeling, W(est) V(irgini)a
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He sends a post office order for $3 sent to the Holy Father by Stephen and Margaret Murphy. He calls attention to the fact that Murphy's Freeman's Journal has been sent to him addressed P. Murphy, while his name is Stephen. He would like to have this corrected, so as to prevent confusion.

I-1-c - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 21
Lemonnier, C.S.C., Father A(ugustus): Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

He advised Edwards not to bother about his vocation. The first thing is to restore his health. It is not certain or of divine revelation that any one is called. Lemonnier has never felt that he himself made a sacrifice. Edwards can be a good Christian in the world. Perhaps he might succeed as a Catholic bookseller in a big city. In the meantime he can pray while regarding his health.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 22
Chatard, Father Silas M.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of: (Hartford, Connecticut)

By the request of Bishop (James Frederick) Wood he acknowledges the receipt of $175 from the O'Reilly Foundation in the American College for the first half of the current year. The Holy Father is well. Preparations are being made to outdo the papal illumination at the opening of the parliament. The Cav. Ottino, director of the festivities, brought with him 2000 workmen, say the papers. Chartard hopes that McFarland's health is improved.

I-1-c - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 23
Dahlgren, (Mrs.) M(adeleine): Washington, (D.C.)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: Elizabeth, (New Jersey)

She enclosed with this letter pictures of her twins, Brownson's godchildren, who are both a joy and grief to her since their father's death. Her happiness was too great and God reduced the absorbing ties of earth. Mrs. Sherman was in Elizabeth recently and intended to call on Brownson but she was too hurried. Mrs. Dahlgren asks him to send autographed pictures of himself and his wife to their godchildren. The children will prize the pictures, especially when they are older. She received letters from her children in China dated as late as Oct. 11th, her grandson is flourishing. She begs him to notice in some way the fight that is being waged against the marriage relation. This is the great point the suffragists are aiming at, under the leadership of "that scarlet woman", Woodhull. Mrs. Dahlgren was attacked the previous year when she asked, "are we to have a Christian or a pagan civilization?", which she feels is the only real question involved. Three thousand people applauded Woodhull when she asked to sweep away marriage. The suffragists are talking about the sensual angle of a man and woman relationship. She admits that these are vague thoughts, but she asks him to observe the direction of her feelings, she wants him to write to that end. This is the sequence of Protestantism, but the devil must be shorn of any truth that he wishes to pervert. The memories of Ulric Dahlgren have been published. Soon an advance copy will be sent to Brownson.

I-4-e - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1871 Nov. 23
Dawson, John: N(ew) O(rleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Due to Perché $100 payable on demand.

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1871 Nov. 23
Dealy, S.J., Father P(atrick): (New York, New York)
 to ( Otis): (New York, New York)

He asks that Otis call (James Alphonsus) McMaster's attention to the fact of their Annual Retreat, in which Otis has been interested. There are hundreds of Catholic gentlemen in New York who should be making these spiritual exercises and who would benefit by them. They need a good stirring up from some one and made to take a greater interest in Catholic affairs. (In the McMaster papers)

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1871 Nov. 24
Duranquet, (Father): Randall's Island, New York
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Father Duranquet invites McMaster to the Confirmation, Nov. 25, at Randall's Island and at Hart's Island. The Archbishop (John McCloskey) will go on the "Minnohononck." It would be a good work to show interest in the "waifs."

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 24
McGean, James H.: New York, New York
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

McMaster is invited to attend the Anniversary Requiem Mass for Rev. Thomas Treanor, former pastor of the church of the Transfiguration at that church on November 28.

I-1-o - Printed circular letter - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 24
Walsh, Michael: Brooklyn, New York
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Walsh seeks a position on the staff of the "Freeman's Journal." He states his qualifications, that, as he is well known in Brooklyn, New York, he has no doubt that he could do much there to advance the circulation of the Journal.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 26
Lureuier (?) F.: Lyons, (France)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He informs (McMaster) that he has not received the Journal since Oct. 21 and asks the sending be continued. He writes for the editor of Les Missions Catholiques.

I-1-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1871 Nov. 27
Rosecrans, Sylvester H. Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Father Francis Karge, a good and pious priest, having asked permission to leave the diocese Rosecrans grants him permission with regret and committs him to whatever bishop wishes to receive him.

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1871 Nov. 28
Alban (C.S.C.), Brother: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Toledo, Ohio)

It gives him pleasure that Edwards is recovering. Edwards did right in remaining at home. Brother Alban asks him to write and suggests methods of avoiding inspection of his letters by the superior. Mr. Leitner left to affiliate himself with the Marquette diocese. (Daniel E.) Hudson was intent on going too, but Father General (Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C.) discussed him. He tells of the death of Brother Jerome (C.S.C.) and a student named Kelly.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 8vo. - {3}

1871 Nov. 28
Spalding, Archbishop M(artin) J(ohn): Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Rich(ard) H(enry) Clarke: (New York, New York)

Spalding delayed answer on the circular sent by Clarke, Cor(responding) Sec(retary of the) Cath(olic) Union, to take time to reflect on it. Spalding sympathizes deeply with the chief object of the proposed union; but he seriously doubts such a Union would promote the end intended, at least any better than the methods hitherto pursued—of Diocesan Peter-Pence associations, collections, etc. He also fears such a Union would be unwieldy unless it could be grafted onto one of the already existing diocesan societies. Enclosed (no enclosures) is an opinion on the subject by a most intelligent and excellent convert. Judge S. Thomson Mason, now Sec(retary) of State of M(arylan)d. This gives the political side of the question. Spalding is anxious to have an early copy of Clarke's book.

I-2-n - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {3}

1871 Nov. 29
Dublin, (Ireland)
 to Father ( ) Doyle: (Rome, Italy ?)

He would have written sooner, but he was waiting to see Mrs. Hassett, which he was able to do a short time ago. He was in Cork a week ago and stayed with Mrs. Hassett, who is not bearing this dreadful climate very well and stays indoors most of the time. He dined at her sister's in Cork where he met Bishop (William Delaney), who is a charming man and the only Irish prelate he had met who appreciated the Irish officers of the Pope. There is great indifference in Ireland regarding the Pope's position, with the exception of the Diocese of Dublin, where Cardinal (Paul Cullen) keeps interest alive. Most of the people, clergy and laity alike seem to think the Lord will set things aright without help from the faithful. They seem opposed to the temporal power or totally indifferent on the subject. All they know is what they read in the Times or Daily News, both of which are enemies of the papacy and the Church. Such other news as is received from distant Catholic papers is taken from London papers in whose veracity they can have little faith. Not until the Cardinal places a man of his choice in every See in Ireland will things be right. Doyle's friend Miss( ) O'Keefe is to be married to a very young police officer named Redmond. He dined with a young lady who met Doyle at Loreto and she asked to be remembered to him. Doyle is fortunate to be in Rome rather than in Dublin where it is always raining. If the writer once gets back to Rome, he will never leave. He read of the demonstrations at the opening of parliament in Rome. The Emperor of Brazil showed bad taste in assisting at the ceremony. The illness of the Prince of Wales is causing great consternation among the loyal subjects, but his loss would not be noticed, since he was good for nothing. Miss Ella B. Edes is still at her correspondence and must be doing an immensity of good in America. (IN the James Alphonsus McMaster papers).

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