University of Notre Dame


1873 Nov. 1
Perché, N(apoleon) J(oseph), Archbishop of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

One year from date Perché promises to pay George Soulier 600 piastres for work done at the Cathedral (of St. Louis) on the altar of Our Lady of Lourdes and the altar of St. Francis Assisi. (Reverse): Soulier acknowledges the receipt of payments in 1873 and 1874.

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1873 Nov. 2
(Marty O.S.B.), Abbot Martin: St. Meinrad's Abbey, Spencer County, Indiana
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

Bishop (Maurice) St. Palais on his annual visit to the abbey conferred minor orders on the Philosophy students, subdeaeonships on the first year candidates to Theology, deaconships on those of the second year and ordained four of the third year candidates today. Those ordained are; William Book of St. Joseph's Ind.; Anthony Schenk of St. Philipp's, Ind.; Joseph Merkel of St. Joseph's, Ind. and Joseph Schurk of Spayer, Germany. The eastern wing of the new Convent building, the cornerstone of which was laid last year, is almost finished. Its walls are of white sandstone and are 222 feet in length and 54 feet high. He asks McMaster to accept this as a sign of life and gratitude.

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(1873) rec'd Nov. 3,
McDonnell, A.C.: Perth, Ont(ario)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McDonnell asks for Hugh Murray's address in Spain.

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1873 Nov. 5
Brummer, J(ohn) F.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

They concluded their retreat last Saturday and classes resume tomorrow. There will be 30 students this year. Although they may be forced to leave by the government before the year has clapsed, it is believed by many that a change for the better will soon take place. The government has taken possession of a number of religious houses and the monks have been forced to find a home where they could. The Jesuits have been driven out of Gesu, the Roman College and San Andrea on the Quirinal. The Dominicans have been driven from Minerva and the Franciscans out of A_a Coeli and San Francesco a Ripa. Jesuits are forbidded to say Mass, preach, or hear confession in their own churches. The various colleges are now harboring them, and Father Armellini, S.J., is staying with them at the American College. Father Secchi, S.J., and two others, will remain at the Roman College. The Theology classes that were formerly taught in the Roman Colleges will now be held in the German College. The streets of Rome are torn up for the construction of a vault for water pipes. They are trying to mark Rome a modern city. Some of the plans are already in progress and their scope is not in keeping with the depleted state of the treasury. Thus the poor people will have to bear the burden of the improvements. Some of the people are even dying of famine, despite the rich harvest intended by the seizure of ecclesiastical property. The present Mayor of Rome on September 20, ordered the institution for the deaf and dumb children to take part in the celebration in honor of the third anniversary of the taking of Rome. When the religious in charge of the school refused they were dismissed, lay teachers appointed and the children can now be seen marching up and down the streets in time to a drum. The Mayor is a Garibaldian and ordered him hymn played on the day of celebration. The king does not like Rome and has not been there since his visit to Vienna and Berlin. Perhaps his conscience hurts him to live in the Quirinal palace while the venerable old men he offended is enclosed in his own city, the Vatican. The excitement over his visit to Austria and Germany has now died down and no results have yet appeared. The Holy Father is in good health and walks quite lively without the aid of the cane he carries. God is preserving him for better times and for his great triumph. The Pope gives daily audiences to persons of all nations with encouragement for every one. The weather has changed from bright warm days to rain and clouds. The Tiber has overflown but is now within its banks. Considerable damage has been done in Campagna. The rains do not seem to be at an end and a wet and dreary winter is ahead. Father (W ) Menke's death surprised and sorrowed them all, as it must have grieved Purcell. After the loss of Father (P ) Ceyer, Purcell must indeed be sorrowed. Remembering the words of his Rev. Rector, Brummer and the rest shall do their best to try and make up for the loss of these two zealous priests and true friends. Father (Silas M.) Chatard wishes to be remembered to Purcell as does Father Ubaldi and Mr. Moeller.

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1873 Nov. 5
Dwenger, Joseph, Bishop of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne, Ind(iana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Bishop (Patrick John) Ryan (of St. Louis) will be there Nov. 13 to lecture and Dwenger will be home that day. It would be more convenient for him to go with Purcell to South Bend the following Monday after the consecration in Detroit and they could return by way of Fort Wayne. Bishop (Caspar) Borgess would also come with them. If it is more convenient to visit the week previous, he suggests that Purcell leave in the morning for Fort Wayne, stay over night, and leave the following forenoon for South Bend and he could follow on Friday, or he could go with Purcell and be back in time to meet Ryan and meet Purcell in Detroit. That way Purcell would lose no night's rest and would have good connections. Perhaps it would even be more convenient if Dwenger did not go with him to South Bend.

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1873 Nov. 5
(Regnault), L(ouis) Eugene, Bishop of: Chartres, (France)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Director of the Voix of Notre Dame has written to acknowledge the receipt of Purcell's offering and promising to fulfill Purcell's intentions, but (Regnault) has reserved for himself to the thanking of Purcell from his heart. Their feasts have been beautiful. It is the Blessed Virgin who will save France. They are in a critical time in France. The enemies of the Church have redoubled their efforts. They think that on France depends the defense of the Holy See and are seeking to revive the revolutionary spirit. The conflict will be terrible, for hell is unloosed. If France is saved then will Rome, Italy, Spain, Switzerland be restored also. He remembers Purcell in the holy Sacrifice and asks a like remembrance.

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1873 Nov. 6

Austin Baldwin and Co. New York, New York
 to Father Zoucher: Louisville, Ky.

They cannot enter the goods because there is no consul certificate attached to the invoice and the collector refuses to waive the bond to produce one. If a friend of Father Zoucher's would call upon them, they think that perhaps they may be able to have the bond waived. (In the James A. McMaster collection)

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1873 Nov. 6
Murray, Hugh: Hironella, (Spain?)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

His last letter was forwarded the 5 th. of Nov. His company left Prats that morning and went to blockade the city and fortress of Berga closely. Sunday he went to the fortress to reconnoitre the positions and he thinks the Colonel Don Francesco Tristans will give him some work in that line. In some districts the Carlists blockade the Republican forces which have to pay the war contribution upon which the military chest depends. He does not know of matters in Catolonia. It occurs to him that his troops are short of money. The Republican forces never move out of their fortresses though they are superior in number and armament. Figuarao is a stronghold and will require a seige and his troops have only mountain cannon, but are masters of the open country and move about unmolested. All recognize the hand of God and later he will mention in fact which for the present would not be prudent to speak of. Since the middle of October he is ignorant of the events in the outer world. All Liberal, Republican and Alfonsist newspapers are burnt. The official bulletins give him information with regard to Navarre where he thinks that they are getting ready. The Carlist forces there have 40,000 men but they are not all armed. His forces have received no aid from France and only a subscription for the wounded from England. Their requirements are 6,000 stand of arms, three million rounds, field artillery and seige pieces. If they had these within a month they would be in Madrid and be complete masters of Arragon and Catalonia in juction with the army of Navarre, but they must be in possession of Berga first, but it is impossible without a stronghold. Shortly after his arrival he wrote to General Kauzler and sent a picture but as yet has had no news from Rome. The sea-coast is Republican, Barcelona and several others are Carlist Provinces. Figueras is liberal while Pingcerda, a mountain fortress with women and children being led to fight, is republican. All the Spanish episcopacy is Carlist and the nobility is Alfonsist or liberal. The Alfonsists have no fixed principles and pander to the liberals who comprise the mercantile and shop-keeping class. There is no Alfonsist party outside the nobility. The Commune is another party. The cousin of his guide arrived this afternoon with three Journals of the 11th and 18th., a letter from Father Edward of Wolf Island. The weather since the 29th has changed and it is now cold. The mountains are covered with snow which adds to the scenery. His company had a merry time at Prats on Nov. 4 when they celebrated the Feast of St. Charles, the men sang a hymn as a chorus and it is evident that the men wish to go to Rome. The Zouave officers gave a dinner that evening some of the guests being Colonel Tristans and Lt. Colonel Camps. The dinner was enjoyed by these partaking and toasts were drunk to several. Don Alfonso and Donna Maria will probably return in ten days and it is not probable that they shall make any movement before his return. The escort accompanying the Republican prisoners handed them over to the French troops. The Carlist force entered France and the manner in which they were received will help restore the feeling of amity that once existed between the nations of Christendom. He has found several good sheets of paper and is able to write more legibly.

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1873 Nov. 7
(Brownson, Orestes A.): Eliz(abeth), N(ew) J(ersey)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

Brownson has had no heart to write Henry for a long time. Sarah has probably informed Henry of her coming marriage to that old codger Judge (William J.) Tenney. She can get married providing she gets off Brownson's hands. But that has not been her intention. She had made all her arrangements without his Knowledge or suspicion, got him to consent to move into one of the judge's houses and to let her fit it up. She had engaged herself to the judge and between them they had arranged for her, (Tenney), and his daughter (Jessie) to live with him or he with them. Brownson, of course, bears the chief expense of their support. The arrangement does not suit him at all, but she insists that she will never leave him, and that if he leave her, he shall leave the house furnished and take more of the furniture with him. Sarah shows a meanness and grasping disposition of which he never suspected her. Besides, since their engagement, the judge has not treated him with ordinary civilty. Brownson shall take another house with a part of his furniture. He shall get himself a housekeeper. This will be a terrible blow to Sarah, for her Position will be much affected by it, for she has alienated all her friends and is tolerated out of respect for him. He will not leave town. He has found a house near St. Mary's church and expects a very decent and kind-hearted person to take charge of the house who is sufficiently educated to act as his secretary and amanuensis. He does not wish Sarah to know anything of his arrangements till after she is married, which is expected on the 26th inst. If his Review goes well, he will get along, though Sarah's dress (?) draws heavily on his bank balance. He was much delighted to see Mrs. Van Dyke, the Baron, his wife and sister. Brownson almost fell in love with the sister, and should quite had he been some thirty years younger. He very much wants to see Fifine and the children. He hopes Orestes is better and less troublesome of nights. He much wants to see them all for he is lonely and loves them all dearly. He will probably make himself a home before the first of January. It is hard to be turned out of house and home as an old man over seventy, but he has no alternative but to live in a state of constant irritation. He has lost between thirty and forty pounds of flesh since Henry saw him, but his health is passable.

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1873 Nov. 7
(Brownson Jr.) Orestes (A.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Orestes fears that as time rolls on he has little to send his father as encouraging words. He is making a comfortable living but he and his family are receeding further and further from the Church. He fears that only a miracle can return them to the Church; his last hope died when his father did not approve Orestes' plan of trying for a foriegn consulship. There seems no other way of supporting his family except by pursuing his present vocation, which leads them further and further from the Church. He asks his father for advice as to whether it is better for them to attend a Protestant Church than none at all. He has no faith in the clerical management in Dubuque, which seems to be interested only in sordid money making. He says that he has not had dealings with them for some years, but they have been depriving his school of pupils by questionable means. There is much good in Religion from which Orestes and his family would profit, but they have to observe so much temporal submission to get even a small amount of religion.

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1873 Nov. 7
Brownson, Sarah M.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah invites Henry, Fifine, Mrs. Van Dyke and her family to come see Sarah married to Judge (William J. Tenney) on Nov. 26th at 10 a.m. The ceremony is to be performed by Bishop (Michael A.) Corrigan in St. Michael's Church, and afterwards they are to have a reception here, leaving in the afternoon for New England. Afterwards they are to live here and (Orestes A. Brownson) be undisturbed, as he is now. Sarah should be very glad to have Henry here and would make him as comfortable as possible. He could spend his Thanksgiving with (Brownson). If any of the Van Dykes are in the vicinity, or others Henry and Fifine would like invited, Henry is to tell Sarah. She would like to have Father (Ernest) Van Dyke also, Since they like him so much.

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1873 Nov. 11
Audran, Father E(rnest): Jeffersonville, Ind.
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He requests a favor which McMaster had offered to do some eleven years before. When he went to Europe he was requested by Bishop (Maurice) St. Palais and Father John Mougin to purchase Stations of the Cross in France. He bought two sets but had to leave so instructions were left to have them sent to Louisville in the care of Father Bouchet. The customs officers refused to release the stations even on the sworn statement of Father (M) Bouchet that they were church goods. He enlists McMaster's help in securing their release from the customs house., enclosing a note of the consignee, Austin Baldwin. He wrote to Father Spalding, the only priest he knew in New York, but his letter was unanswered so it was presumed that he was out of the city. He states that if nothing can be done, then to secure the amount of the duty and write the consul in Europe so that this affair might be righted.

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1873 Nov. 11
Gross, C.SS.R., W(illiam) H., Bishop of Savannah: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) (Baptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He writes from Baltimore where he is staying for a few days. He has obtained privilege from the Holy See for the clergy of his diocese to recite the divine office "Juxta Ordinem qui apud Romanum clerum obtinet." Since the clergy of Cincinnati enjoys the same privilege, and as his are so few in numbers, it would be better for them to procure the "Ordo recitandi Divini Officis" used by Purcell's clergy than to have a separate one published. Will Purcell send him the name of the publisher and his address? He may send his reply to Savannah as he will leave for home in a few days.

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1873 Nov. 11
Hemenway, (Abby) M(aria): Burlington, V(ermon)t
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Miss Hemenway wants Brownson to send her the Review. The subscription price is enclosed. Mrs. Hemenway has a partial set and wants to know if Brownson can fill in. The whole series of "Poetical Life of St. Joseph" will be sent to Brownson if he does not as yet have it. A letter which a St. Louis, Missouri editor published is enclosed. For the 4th volumes of the pamphlet on the historical collection they have a history of Swanton Franklin County, Vermont in which only French and Jesuit missions were traced. Of course the writer was aided by a group of Jesuit priests. Before he finished the writer had changed his tone to a hostile one. The pamphlet could not be published unless as the author had written it. Miss Hemenway wants Brownson to read the proof of the pamphlet with Miss Hemenway's changes and then advise her as to what course to follow. If Brownson wants the first two works, he may have them.

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1873 Nov. 12
Lynch and Gomien: New York, New York
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

They state that they have been looking in the Journal for some words that McMaster promises to say against the firm of Lynch and Gomien, but as yet have found none. They are going to keep on looking until they find some.

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1873 Nov. 14
Lutton, Am.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A bill for printing by the Catholic Propagator; payment received November 26, 1873.

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1873 Nov. 15
Le Propagateur Catholique: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
Jefferson College(Convent, Louisiana)

A bill for a subscription from November, 1873 through November, 1874, $5.

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1873 Nov. 15,
Murray, Hugh: Moya, (Spain)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York

The column under Don Francisco (Tristany) joined the forces of General Don Rafael Tristany on the 12th at Laliente. There are 5 Tristany brothers. Two died on the field of honor. The three living, Don Rafael, Don Francisco, and Don Antonio are splendid men. Don Rafeal is commander in chief during the absence of the Infante. A few nights ago the enemy surprised Don Rafael and took back a cannon he had previously captured from Prades. The Carlists lost 6 horses, 2 mules, and 1 man but the enemy paid dearly. At Gironella, Murray received the Freeman's Journal. Wills arrived just as the troops were leaving for Bia and Casseras and brought the paper for Oct. 18 with him. Murray read it all, even the advertisements, and believes that McMasters pen has lost none of its vigor, judging especially by the article on the wild horse and the poem on the dead of Memphis. Father David Phelan spoke like a true priest unlike some others who are betraying the Irish race over to the Devil. Those who send their sons to schools of the state will only come to their senses when the devil has their son's soul. At Moya the Cathedral is magnificent. Catalunia shows such faith and genius in every one of its mountain churches. Murray visited the Ermitage of Our Lady of Quiralt on his last reconnaissance to Berga. There is but one priest in the Ermitage and he has been forced to flee many times. The church there is of exceeding richness but the famous statue of Our Lady, which usually adorns the sanctuary, has been hidden in the mountains. The republicans destroyed one statue, desecrated 2 altars, and ruined the elaborate woodwork in the vestry. The troops are leaving Moya for Bia. Wills who has just arrived to replace his brother, is the first pontifical officer Murray has set since the siege of Rome. Very few officers return from the campaign in France without wounds. The troops left Moya in a tremendous hurray and slept at Estany as a measure of prudence. Lavalls has not yet taken Vich and since the affair of Prades there have been no new battles. It is likely that further action will only come when the prince returns. Their presence here detains 25,000 men in the province and prevents them from joining the large concentration at Navarre. The Republican army is 100,000 strong, 20,000 of which are Sons of Liberty, and the scum of the earth. In Navarre the enemy force cannot exceed 50,000. The Carlists in that province are all armed and number 20,000 men. They are steadily receiving arms and ammunition and are growing as a result of this. Murray is uncertain of the population of Navarre but lists that of Catalunia as 985,000. On Nov. 6, the Hollanders joined the batallion at Cironella. There were 14 of them plus one Roman. Another Roman went into the escort where there are already 4 Romans. Many more would come if they had the money. The Count of Alcantara, whose son died in Rome of mortal wounds received in Mentena, paid all expenses of the 14 Hollanders. We have been joined by a man from the Principality of Monaco. The Hollanders are fine men and are well received and liked by all. Murray's old friend Strozkens, a Belgian who fought with the Pontifical Abrizzi, is amongst them. From Orista, the troops proceeded on to Prats. News has just arrived of the great Carlist victory in Navarre. At Berga the previous day Murray siezed an immense hog which a peasant was trying to take to the enemy in the garrison. We are now 2,000 strong and are in good spirits. They have with them many young lads of from 12 to 16. Two of Murray's friends from Canada wish to join the army but their father will not let them go. He would wish to help the Pontiff but fears that anarchy may got a hold of his boys. Anyone who does join resigns any claim to his own life. Murray cannot write to the St. Michael's Society until he sees his Royal Highness and hears from McMaster about his letter. No outside help has reached them at all. There is no sickness here. The Spaniards are always sober and dignified. There is none of the curse which usually follows an army. A young volunteer of 14 years joined them whose father is a liberal. The republic here means and stands for; state schools, conscription, taxes on blood, and priests paid by the state. Such a program has been prevented in Catalunia, and the young men who would be forced into the enemy army take up arms with us to fight for the right of choosing their own carreers. The young boys of 13 or so have charge of prisoners and conduct men of 40 to the French frontiers and turn them over to the French army. Eighty of these boys plus a few very old officers took the last group of 180 prisoners of France. The men here get their pay and buy all they need themselves, sometimes paying very unfair prices. Wherever the Carlist forces pass they enrich the country by giving hard cash and not paper notes. Gold money is abundant. The republicans pay in bods - or plunder, but it is not usually worth a red cent. Murray, even though isolated in Prats can get his letters out to McMaster just as easily as he could in Canada. A fellow here was left for dead by enemy assasins, the Cipazos, but recovered after receiving 8 wonders. It is impossible to give details by letter but we shall speak of this later. Aunt Martha was delighted with the letter from G. Mang. Don Alfonso will not return before 15 days to a month from now. All is hopeful for us and he is the right man to free Catalunia.

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1873 Nov. 15
Propagateur Catholique: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Catholic Association for the Propagation of Christian Morals: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bill for subscriptions, $90. Signed by Am. Lutton.

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1873 Nov. 17
Clifford, William, Bishop of Clifton: Clifton, Bristol Co., England
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He received the enclosed letter by mail from Father Richard Hayeland with a request that it be forwarded to Purcell. He is sorry that he is unable to add any explanation of his own. Hayeland has not called on either Clifford or upon his brother who is in his diocese and Clifford has only heard of his being in various places but does not knew where he is at present. When he learns any certain information he will write again. (No enclosure)

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1873 Nov. 18
Lavin, FatherP. J.: Erin, Wis(consin)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He sent $8.50 three weeks ago to McMaster directly, for the Papal Zouaves, not knowing the box number of St. Michail's Ass'n, but since then he has not heard anything of it. He asks McMaster to let him know if it was received. The names of the donors are listed.

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1873 Nov. 19
Gross, C.SS.R., W(illia)m, Bishop of Savannah: Savannah (Georgia)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He will need about 25 "Ordo's" and requests Purcell to send that number to his address. Since Purcell was made Bishop before Gross was even born, he requests his prayers that he may wear the mitre long and well for glory of God.

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1873 Nov. 19
(St. Palais), Maurice(de) Bishop of Vincennes: Indianapolis, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Father Resch came to see him and asked for his Exeat. As he has no seal with him he cannot give him a regular one, but shall send him one as soon as he returns to Vincennes.

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1873 Nov. 19
Wood, James F., Bishop of Philadelphia: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He introduces Father John Gerdemann who is the fruit of their first visit to Munster. He has built a new German Church and holds the position of Secretary for the Germans. He aploogizes for the hasty letter and assures Purcell of his esteem and affection.

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1873 Nov. 20
Bernard, Father B:
Apostolic Prefect of Norway and Lapland Christiania, (Norway)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He understands that a clergyman, B. W. Hazeland, should be in Purcell's Archdiocese at a church at West Walnut Hills, Cincinnati. His Sister-in-law, Mrs. J. Hazeland is anxious to get in touch with him to hear about her husband who has been missing several months and should have arrived in America. He asks that Purcell direct to Hazeland the enclosed letter if he is in Purcell's Archdiocese.

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1873 Nov. 22
Bigot, S.M., Father J.B.:
Jefferson College (St. Michael, Louisiana)
 to (Am.) Lutton: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bigot received Lutton's bill for $35 for the subscription to and ad in the "Propagateur Catholique." Lutton should present the bill to Father (Gilbert) Raymond for payment as the diocese owes them for the ecclesiastical students.

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1873 Nov. 23
W M.: San Francisco, Cal(ifornia)
 to Ja(me)s (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

The letter is intended to give McMaster some information about a case of false stigmatization in the case of Miss Collins. Miss Collins and a Miss Armer performed certain works of charity in cooperation with Father (John) Pyendergrast, the pastor of St. Mary's Cathedral. As their work went on, Father Prendergrast conceived the idea of founding a religious order, calling it the "Holy Family", A house was hired for the purpose of starting this order and while there Miss Collins became ill and on the verge of death the Blessed Virgin appeared to her and told her to drink a drop of the water of Lasalette and upon doing so was instantly cured. A sign was given to her whereby she knew that she was to have the stigma. On the eve of Holy Thursday she had acute pains and blood was found to be oozing from her hands, side and feet. Father Prendergrast allowed this to take place in order to foster his new order. The Archbishop (Joseph Alemany, O.P.) took Father Prendergrast's word that all was well and didn't investigate for the time. Then the new religious order was shaped with five members. Word came from Rome for Monsignor Christoffy to proceed with an investigation. At first Miss Collins objected but she was removed to an Orphan Asylum of the Sisters of Charity. Under an investigation, she broke down and told of her real trickery. After the affair had been put before the Archbishop. Miss Collins left that part of the country bound for the castern states. Many Catholics were indignant about the matter and the Ordinary had not as yet come out with a declaration on the matter. He writes McMaster that he might say something in the Journal that would warn Catholics not to believe everything that presents some appearances of the supernatural.

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1873 Nov. 24
Boggess, C.: Clarksburg, West Va.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He has just received, McMaster's letter of the 12th. He hastens to thank him for the complimentary terms McMaster used. He assures McMaster that he will give attention to the matter of the Fetterman estate. They have many feelings in common and he hopes that their acquaintance that ended two years ago may be renewed.

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1873 Nov. 24
Schunch, John: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

The writer, from the offices of Katholische Volks-Zictung, accuses McMaster of wronging them in his November 22 issue. The Volks-Zietung printed an article entitled. "The Irish Catholic Union," which McMaster is supposed to have misquoted by saying that German Catholics could not unite with Irish Societies because the Irish did not care for their children. They made no such statement but did say that the remarks made by Father (David) Phelan regarding in general, the public school system and in particular, the schools of Richmond. Were looked on as being too severe by the Societies. The Mayor of Richmond was elected Chairman because of his remarks praising the godless school system. Such conditions should be critized by every Catholic paper and when facts are known about flagrant cases of the Irish neglecting their children, they should be published too. The paper would favor union of Irish and German Societies very strongly and does not mean to play on racism. No one can control his nationality and so should neither be ashamed nor proud of it. We cannot close our eyes to existing conditions. The remark published by the Volks-Zietung about the English Catholic School at Columbia was proved wrong by the English priest at York, P(ennsylvani)a and so they admitted the error and published the letter of the priest. They believe McMaster only made the statement while taking a "Fling" at Bishop (J.F. Shanahan) of Harrisburg, possibly; and is so they ask him to make his flings himself and to make them direct. Printed on the letter form is a list of German books the office has for sale and a list of English books by Rev. Mich(ael) Mueller, C.S.S.R. and one by Rev. Fr. X Weninger, S.J.

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1873 Nov. 25
Murray, Alphonzo Alfred: Wolf Island, Canada West
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He thanks McMaster for his kindness. When he was in the novitiate Hugh sent him a picture of St. Aloysius which McMaster had given to Hugh. He asks McMaster for his continued kindness and remembrance in his prayers.

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1873 Nov. 25
Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H., Bishop of Columbus: Columbus, O(hio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He has a letter from Father (J. A.) Bokel, O.P. in charge of the Dominican Order until the newly alected Provincial is confirmed, saying that he is not receiving candidates for the habit at St. Joseph's and declining to receive Father Henry Anderson. Anderson has returned and Rosecrans is employing him in some work in which he has already rendered very great service. It is due to him that the people have been stirred up to buy a new Bishop's residence. He asks Purcell to dismiss Anderson so that he can be adopted into Columbus permanently.

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1873 Nov. 25
Murray, Father Edward H.: Wolf Island, C(anada) W(est)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He writes on the feast of St. Catherine, a great day among the French Canadians in Lower Canada. When he was a child he was want to welcome "La Sainte Catherine", for on that day he ate maple sugar in converted shapes and forms. He arrived home safe with his young deserter, and since his return, he has been doing well. He will remember with the greatest of pleasure his meeting and stay with McMaster and also McMaster's kindness to his brother. He relates that the Bishop is poorly and has the symptoms of paralysis. He asks that his regards be given to Miss Brown and "Phoney", and that McMaster remember him in his prayers. He also thanks McMaster for the telegram.

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1873 Nov. 28
(Marty, O.S.B.) Abbot Martin:
On board the Tarasion steaming toward Evansville, (Indiana)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

He is much obliged for McMaster's favor of Nov(ember) 13, (1873), and, though fully understanding McMaster's financial affairs he is sorry he can do nothing to spread the circulation of the Freeman since his neighborhood is all German. Besides, even if he could get more Freeman readers he would feel that the readers would benefit more than McMaster. He is thankful for the way the advertisement was run, and will send $140. from Evansville (Indiana), requesting that the advertisement be kept six weeks longer. He also sends receipts for the donations. Abbot (Marty) will say five Masses for McMaster, beginning the first Sunday of Advent; moreover, he should like to learn which of the two St. Jameses is McMaster's, and what the "A" stands for, since he intends to remember McMaster on his feastdays. He wishes McMaster a happy New Ecclesiastical Year. P.S. He sends the enclosed (receipt?) as a specimen of their printing shop, and sends the receipts to the other two (donors).

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