University of Notre Dame


1874 Jan.
Clos, Charles D.R. and Charles Panois: N(ew) Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

They received payment for James A. McMaster of $3 for a subscription to the Freeman's Journal for the year ending December, 1874.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {4}

1874 Jan.
(Tenney, Sarah Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Sarah said they were forced to go tomorrow because George's business was such that he cannot help them after Wednesday and they could not do without him. The room furniture was planned to be sent first and the family could go down after dinner. It was planned to satisfy Brownson.

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1874 Jan. 1
Gretch, M. F.: Milwaukee, Wis.
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He asks McMaster to forward the enclosed note to Mlle. Bernadette, a Sister of Charity at Nevers.

I-2-a - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 3
Cassidy, M A.: Camden, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He sends a post office order for $3 for his subscription to the Freeman. He also sends a poem written by Robert M. Walsh of Camden whose father McMaster knew. If McMaster likes the poem he asks that it be inserted. However, McMaster need not fear offending Cassidy by refusing for the latter believes it is the best thing to reject the compositions of those whose talent is inadequate. However, if McMaster likes it, they will be pleased to see it in his valued columns. Robert is one of six children, whose father is dead, and whose mother is a good Episcopalian, anxious to have her children practice their religion. All of their friends are Protestants except for the Cassidy's and he would be glad to have them drawn closer to the Church. William is studying law, Frank, medicine, Charles is at Annapolis, and Robert, the oldest, is unemployed because of an injury sustained some months ago upon his knee. At one time he was book reviewer for the Inquirer, but his Catholicity did not recommend him to the Hardings. Although he knows McMaster receives hundreds of applications for employment, he asks that this letter be kept in mind should the occasion arise when a young man of Robert's type is needed. The boy speaks and writes French and Italian from his years spent in Europe where his father was Italian consul, and has read largely. He is unfitted for the rough struggle for his daily bread, but is amiable and well-disposed. He is a practical Catholic and a loyal one. His aunt, Mrs. Becket lives in New York, Cassidy's willingness to speak to McMaster of others' affairs shows his regard for McMaster. Mr. Jenks is going to Mass regularly and it is hoped that the rest will follow soon. Cassidy's classes are flourishing. 1873 was a good year to him because it kept to him his Mother and 1874 has been good so far for it brought her to him. He wished McMaster and his children the happiest of New Years.

I-2-a - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 16to. - {1}

1874 Jan. 4
Madigan, Edmund: Houlton, Maine
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Since a young boy, Madigan has read Brownson's review. Such a review has been his guiding norm through the years. It is the belief of Madigan that those who by virtue of inborn genies achieve success must pay the penalty for it. The attacks on Brownson are either from a publicity point of view or are from those who fear the truth. Those who criticize Brownson have not had sufficient background for such a task. It is a pleasant thing to think that such great men as Brownson are able to do their part in guiding man to truth. Madigan would like Brownson to remember when the latter was criticized for having too extreme views on the infallibility. Now that Brownson's views are upheld not one of his former critics has the courage to admit he was right. The Catholics of the world owe a debt. There are others who realize the great work Brownson has done. Madigan believes Brownson has seen his brother, O. C. (Madigan). Praying that Brownson will be spared, Madigan wishes him success.

I-4-f - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 5
Palmé, V(ictor): Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He sends Perché a statement of his account, and likewise the final statement for the account of Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, C.M. He occasionally receives the "Propagateur Catholique" and is proud to see such a fine work in the midst of America. (The enclosed bill is for) subscriptions to Revue du Monde Catholique.

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

1874 Jan. 5
(Tenney), Sarah M. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah was shocked to hear of the death of Elise (Van Dyke). She has acted on Mrs. Van Dyke's plan and has the judge's (William J. Tenney) children and grandchildren to dinner and finds it a most admirable arrangement. She sympathizes with Mrs. Van Dyke upon the loss of Elise. (Brownson) invited her and the judge to dinner several weeks ago. The dinner was such as (Mrs. Sarah Healy Brownson) would never have put on the table unless she were ill or sore pressed. He entertained them with praises of Dolly the cook and depreciation of Sarah until the judge, who is slow to wrath, got fired up and stopped that. (Brownson) has an Irish girl who had some slight education. She writes for him, mends his clothes and is his constant companion. He was in ectasies about her, and that Sarah told him he was pleased about those he had lost. Sarah related the sharp words that passed between herself and her father. She was so indignant she could not eat, and could scarcely stay through dinner. He had Agnes, the Irish girl at the table and waited upon her with utmost politeness, praising her in every way most extravagently and indirectly contrasting her with Mrs. Brownson and Sarah. On New Year's day he called to see her and had such a bored air about him, that she concluded his ardent admiration was exhausted. She called and stayed to lunch today. He said nothing in praise of (Agnes) and was mild in regard to Dolly. From the looks of the parlor which Sarah fixed with so much care (Agnes) receives her company there. At lunch she nearly monopolized the conversation and talked with a freedom which not one of (the Brownsons) ever used at his table. In fact she passed him over altogether. Sarah let her go on in order to see what she was. He remained quiet but seems in excellent health and very well contented. Still Sarah noticed the same air of listlessness that they all observed on New Year's day. He used to be alive to whatever was said. Sarah thinks it very likely he will marry this girl, though he says otherwise. If he does, she will not make his fire and be chambermaid any longer but such a tyrant as only a low born Irishman can be when set in a comfortable position. (Brownson and Agnes) are, or were, very pious, and all say the rosary together every night. The Review is out. (Brownson) is rather afraid of the hard times but so far has seen no falling off. Sarah requests Henry to extend her sympathies to the Van Dykes, but words are useless. They can have no comforts but God who always consoles in his own good time. The judge joins Sarah in deepest regret and sincerest regard.

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1874 Jan. 6
Jones, W H.: Denver, Colorado
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Although he has not met McMaster and does not subscribe to the Freeman, he is an occasional reader of it and an admirer of McMaster's independent editorials. In an article written about two months ago he was pleased to notice McMaster's comments on the injustice done to many charitable persons by the failure of "agift enterprise" under the patronage of Bishop (Joseph P.) Machelboeuf of Denver. The manager of the enterprise fled with some several thousand dollars, leaving the Bishop and Father (Honoratus) Bourion in an unpleasant position. Jones feels that it has seriously injured the Catholic Church in Denver. He encloses a circular that was sent out by the Enterprise and asks McMaster's advice for himself and several of his Protestant fellow-sufferers.

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

1874 Jan. 8
Fauntleroy, Eliza: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Fauntleroy owns ten lots adjoining the Great Northern and Jackson Railroad about 45 miles from New Orleans and wonders if Perché would perhaps be interested in acquiring them for a seminary or school. She is a widow and in need of money, and will sell at a low price.

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1874 Jan. 9
(Bayley), J(ames), Archbishop of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He thanks Purcell for his very kind letter. As a result of Purcell's ready consent to the proposed plan, he would make arrangements to have the meeting at Cincinnati about the first of May, but Purcell's statement in regard to the health of the Bishop (John M. Henni) of Milwaukee makes him hesitate. He asks Purcell's opinion on what should be done. It would be poor business to make his See a Metropolitan one and make him an Archbishop at the time when he was unable to carry on his duties as Bishop. Bishop (James F.)Wood expressed great pleasure at the prospect of going out to his old place of residence.

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(1874) (Jan. 12)
Del Monieri, Count: (Bordeaux, France)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York.)

(McMaster) has undoubtedly received his letter from Frontarabie, which was written in haste to tell him that the Republic is dead and that Alphonsus is king. (McMaster) said he suffered in jail, that is too strong. His sheriff was Michael Scheverrice who had deceived him, and he came to see him twice, once to mock and again as his keeper. He now believes all the newspapers say of the Carlists. God could not return Don Carlos to the throne after his committing all the offenses of Ferdinand VII. The people have just learned of the fall of the Republic with great joy. He himself has arrived now with only 30 sous in his pocket. The money that (McMaster) sent was spent in the cafes of Bayonne, Hendaye, St. John de Luz and Biarritz. De Monieri asked for it and waited for the money but received none. He has written to his wife but the postal service is bad, although that in Spain was worse. He thanks (McMaster) for his many kindnesses. He hopes in time to go to Liverpool.

I-2-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1874 Jan. 12
Lake, (Father) Henry S.: New York(City), New York
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Father Lake would like to make a suggestion in regard to the Review. He believes many priests would renew their subscription if a January number of the Review and a bill enclosed would be sent to them. Many have failed because it was an oversight on their part. Another reason, they did not know whether Brownson would continue or not. Such was the case of Father Lake and Father Preston. Father Salt informed both that the Review was still in print. Father Lake learned from the publisher (Pustet) if the subscription was not formally renewed that it would not be sent. Father Lake wants the Review to be a success. Father (Thomas) Preston wants Brownson to visit him. Father Lake possesses probably the finest Catholic library in America.

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

1874 Jan 12
Parke, Father H(enry) F.:
St. Xavier's Church, Parkersburg, W(est) V(irgini)a
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: Cincinnati, Ohio

He asks Purcell's prayers for the recovery of Bishop (Richard V. Whelan) who has been bed-fast for the past week suffering from general exhaustion diarrhea, and his extraordinary labors before and during their diocesan Synod last November. On Christmas day he officiated and preached and considered himself well. He tried again to celebrate Mass on Ephiphany, but had to leave the altar. His physician agreed that a trip to Parkersburg, Cincinnati and Baltimore would be of benefit to him. He was supposed to leave today, but Parke just received a wire that he is feebler. He should have been in bed weeks ago. He writes Purcell, knowing of his attachment to Whelan. A line of sympathy from Purcell would be of great help to Whelan. He will write Purcell if Whelan gets worse.

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1874 Jan. 13
(Bayley), J(ames R.), Archbishop of Baltimore: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio

He does not think the words of Purcell's former letter were intended to leave a false impression or that he misunderstood them. When two intelligent suffragan Bishops advise the Metropolitan that it would be well to have the administration taken from another Bishop (John M. Henni) due to advanced age and want of judgment, he thinks it may be doubted whether he is the right man to make an Archbishop. He is opposed to the establishment of what was to be called The Catholic (Indian) Bureau at Washington, but at the request of the Bishops of the West, he has appointed Gen(eral) (Charles) Ewing to act as their Commissioner near the Department of the Interior and the Indian Bureau to endeavor to stop the injustice openly practiced on the missions among the Indians. He has recommended Ewing to the Catholic Mission, that they make up a sufficient sum to meet his expenses, and presumes that many of the Bishops will give something towards the fund, as the Indian Bishops have nothing to spare. He forgot to enclose the lessons for the Octave of the Sacred Heart in his last letter. He has not time to discuss the "Marriage Case", but will tell Purcell when he sees him. He makes it a point not to notice anything into the newspapers unless in a very extraordinary case. "They invent lies just to bring you out."

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

1874 Jan. 14
Martin, Elizabeth G.: (New York City, New York)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

A mutual friend of the writer and Brownson, Mr. (John) MacCarthy, suggested to Miss Martin that she should write a letter of thanks to Brownson for his article on "Maria Monk's Daughter". Many have written criticisms of the work and the views on Baptism expressed by them had been contrary to what Miss Martin had been taught. Brownson's view was that expressed by Miss Martin. Since Mrs. (L. St.John) Eckel has been under attack, Miss Martin is glad a person like Brownson has come to Mrs. Eckel's defense. The article on "Convert" helped to clear up some points which bothered Martin. She had applied to Father (Augustine F.) Hewit for instructions but the books he recommended were not satisfactory. If Miss Martin could believe in God without relinquishing her reason, she would become a Catholic at once. The article on "Convert" removed all obstacles.

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

1874 Jan. 14
Spalding, Father J(ohn) L.: New York (City), (New York)
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Spalding is thankful for Brownson's article on the Biography of Archbishop (Martin J.) Spalding. Spalding believes Brownson is mistaken that his work did not feel kindly toward Brownson. The visit Father Spalding made to Brownson is still remembered. Spalding wants Brownson to give his best regards and congratulations on the marriage of his daughter (Mrs. Sarah M. Tenney). Brownson's article on atheism was read and Father Spalding is going to study Brownson's proofs for the existence of God, because he was brought up in a school which would not admit the existence could be proved in the strict logical sense.

I-4-f - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 10mo. - {2}

1874 Jan. 19
Hendricken, Th(omas) F., Bishop of: Providence, R(hode) I(sland)
 to Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of: Hartford, (Connecticut)

Hendricken asks McFarland to write on the back of the enclosed, permission to have Father Fitzgerald receive the letter and he will send it back by return mail. He has heard that McFarland's health is not good. His is such that he cannot stir or he would have gone to see McFarland. He keeps posted on the progress of the new Hartford pro-cathedral. P.S. If McFarland will send him an impression of his seal he will have a crest designed for a cut for his letterhead.

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

1874 Jan. 19
McCoul, B: Senica Falls, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He writes concerning an advertisement appearing in the Freeman a few years ago offering an index of persons who have left legacies behind for the last 200 years in England, Ireland, and Scotland. At the time, he cut out the ad, but must have lost it, and asks if McMaster will find out where he can find this book. He believes it was sold at No. 5 Park Rowe. He believes the and appeared in July, 1870. He encloses $2 to recompense McMaster for the trouble and inconvenience.

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

1874 Jan. 22
Collens, T. Wharton: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to O(restes) (A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

The writer sent a copy of a lecture to Brownson. Because, he fears, Brownson receives so many publications that the lecture did not attract any attention. Since Brownson's view as expressed in the last number is coincidental to that contained in Collens' lecture, the writer requested as a special favor that Brownson read it. The proposition that political economy to be successful must like virtue be based on the principle of self-denial, is the same which the lecture advances. The audience before which the lecture was delivered thought the author was Catholic. The audience approved of every point contained in the lecture except that in regard to celibacy. Such a point was indispensible to the rest of the lecture. Collens hopes he has written enough to make Brownson interested.

I-4-f - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 23
Desquers, S.: Paris, (France)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Notice to subscribers to the "Univers": they have thought that in view of the religious and political circumstances the administration of the "Univers" ought to supply its subscribers with another journal, "L'Assemblée nationale." To compensate their subscribers for the short interruption in one of their first numbers when it reappears they will address to them a recital of facts and commentaries which have appeared in the French and foreign press during the suppression of the journal.

VI-2-o - Printed Circular - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {3}

1874 Jan. 23
McMaster, James A.: New York (City), (New York)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Reverend Couch gave McMaster $10 to forward to Brownson so his check is enclosed. The money was to wipe off an old debt due the Review. McMaster is glad to hear the prospects of the Review are good.

I-4-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 23
McNundy, G ?: New York, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He asks for a statement of McMaster's account, saying how much advertising has been done and how much remains to be done. He is sending a new advertisement as soon as the account is received. McMaster is to present the enclosed authorization to the Union Trust Co. for the stock which he will have to receipt for in person.

I-2-a - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 23
McNundy, G ?: New York, (New York)
 to Jos(eph) H. Ogilvie: (New York, New York)

Letter giving Ogilvie, Secretary of the Union Trust Co., authority to give James A(lphonsus) McMaster 100 shares of stock of the Industrial Exhibition Co.

I-2-a - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}

1874 Jan. 24
Healy, (Father) Sherman: Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Father Healy believes Brownson could make an article from Dr. Clarke's "Sex in Education". He also believes the Catholic does not possess the same political equality as non-Catholic, hence Brownson should write on that subject. An extract is enclosed so as to show the present tendency of some of the Puritans. Father Healy would like to make other suggestions to Brownson but lacks time. Brownson's mode of expression is not always satisfactory to Healy but the latter heartily relishes the Review.

I-4-f - A.LS. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 24
Lalor, J. J.: Milwaukee, Wis(consin)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey

Lalor is the person who signed himself "Catholic" and whom Brownson had complimented in a former number of the Review for which he thanks Brownson. Lalor thinks the notion should be taken in hand but he is not going to say anything more, lest the cause of truth suffer. On his trip to New York, Lalor sought a visit with Brownson but was unsuccessful. A Catholic Review such as Brownson's has done plenty of good for individuals. The Review is Lalor's favorite Catholic Review and will continue to be. Lalor has addressed a note to Cardinal Cullen asking a denial of that which is imputed to him. If he receives a letter he will send a copy to Brownson.

I-4-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 10mo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 25
Miller, J(ohn) H.: Augusta, G(eorgi)a
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Miller encloses a verbatim letter just received from G.F.F. Thompson of Memphis, an attorney with the Southern Life Ins(urance) Co(mpany). Thompson says he did go to Norfolk to investigate the conduct of Henry McNair, now of New Orleans, and found that he was unworthy of trust. Thompson also investigated the New Orleans office and found that McNair had overdrawn $14,000. Miller gives Perché this copy to substantiate his charge that he, like Perché, has been the victim of a scoundrel. As he telegraphed today, he has made arrangements to take up the $1,000 acceptance. He has also taken up a $500 acceptance and thinks he will be able to make satisfactory negotiations with Mr. Phinizy. He wishes to know if Perché intends to meet him before February 8.

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1874 Jan. 25
Simeoni, Father John, Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda: Rome, (Italy)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Mary Savary Dupré, professed in the Congregation of the Sisters Marianites of Holy Cross in 1842 and dispensed from the vows of obedience and poverty in 1862, asks for a dispensation from her simple vow of chastity so that she can marry. The Holy Father Pius IX in an audience of January 25, 1874, authorized Perché to grant the desired dispensation.

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1874 Jan. 25
Simeoni, Father John, Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda: Rome, (Italy)
Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The Archbishop states that Emelia Monieu has contracted a civil marriage with Israel Falk, a Jew. Now she wants to be admitted to the sacraments and to obtain a dispensation of disparity of cult so that they can contract a valid marriage. In the audience of January 25, 1874 of the Holy Father, Simeoni was instructed to tell the parish priest that he is to try to convert the Jew but that if he is unwilling to be converted, and a separation not being consented to, and the lady being willing to receive the sacraments, she may be absolved by the Archbishop or by another, and a dispensation of disparity of cult granted so that she can marry the Jew provided that there is assurance that the Christian life of the woman be safeguarded and the promises being made that the children of both sexes will be raised Catholics.

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1874 Jan. 25
Simeoni, Father John, Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

(This is a petition from Perché which is answered on the back). (Perche) asks the Holy Father that his Confraternity of Our Lady of Lourdes which he was erected in his cathedral be affiliated with the Confraternity in Lourdes itself. The superior of the missionaries at Lourdes tells him that they can make such an affiliation only among the churches of France. Therefore he applies to the Holy Father for this affiliation. Also since many pastors of churches in his diocese also ask for affiliation both in his see city and in other cities he asks that they too obtain this affiliation. The faithful of the diocese have always had great devotion to Our Lady, especially in her title of the Immaculate Conception and have erected in his cathedral a magnificent statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. (On the back of this letter written by Perché in his own hand is the letter of Simeoni in which he states that in the audience of January 25, 1874, Pope Pius IX gave the privilege of the affiliation to the confraternity not only in the cathedral but also in the parish churches of the diocese with the indulgences and privileges thereby attached. (Attached: a copy of Simeoni's letter.)

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (Latin) - 3pp. - folio & 12mo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 25
(White, James D.): Augusta, G(eorgi)a
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

(John H.) Miller begs (White) to inform Perché that his letter of the 22nd has been received. The $1000 acceptance mentioned in (E.M.) Hudson's letter and which was in the hands of (James E.) Black and (A.H.) Waring has been arranged for. The acceptance in the hands of Mr. Phinizy will also be arranged. Perché will perceive that Miller is doing all in his power. He has also taken up one of Perché's acceptances for $500. Miller is very anxious to hear from Perché in reply to his letter of the 21st as also to the letter of the 22nd of Father (William John) Hamilton, and to know whether he intends to follow Hudson's plans for immediate prosecution. The New Orleans office was a branch office of the Southern Life Insurance Company and agents cannot bind the parent company without written consent. Miller has been sacrificed by those who first conceived the idea of placing Perché and him in their present unfortunate positions.

VI-2-o - A.L. (In complete) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {8}

1874 Jan. 26
White, J(ames) D.: Augusta, G(eorgi)a
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

White wishes a copy of Father W(illia)m John Hamilton's letter of the 22nd. He regrets his inability to return the $55 he borrowed from Perché. He has been out of a situation and will repay from the first money he gets.

VI-2-o - A.O.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}

1874 Jan. 29
Hemenway, (Abbu Maria): Burlington, V(ermon)t
 to (Orestes A.) Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Miss Hemenway sent to Brownson's address 2 volumes of the work on Vermont. Not hearing of Brownson's receipt Miss Hemenway has written another letter. She still wants the biography of Dr. Brownson. A proof will be given to Brownson before the paper is published. Miss Hemenway will not object to Brownson not writing notices of her last book because she feels he does not like the book. If Brownson has any poems of D. W. Clarke Miss Hemenway wants them, as Clarke is a personal friend. If Brownson has anything of interest, he is to send it to her.

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

1874 Jan. 30
Dalton, Father T(homas) J.: Grass Valley, (California)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He has not received a copy of the Freeman since his return from Ireland, although he stopped at McMaster's office on the way back and told his clerk to send it to the old address. He asks that McMaster collect Dalton's dividend check on the Manhattan Life Insurance Company, and with the money he is to pay Pat English's debt to the Freeman to date and cancel the subscription, pay for Dalton's subscription to Jan(uary) 1876, after that to arrange for a weekly or monthly Catholic paper from Paris. The remainder of the money is to be sent to the Holy Father if McMaster is sending any to him. If not, the money may be returned to Dalton.

I-2-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1874 Jan. 31
Rohan, Ellen D.: Norfolk, V(irgini)a
 to Ja(me)s (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

She thanks McMaster for the Lourdes' water for which they are all grateful. They have occasionally sent to Notre Dame, Indiana, for some of the water, but this large bottle is a real treasure. She asks that McMaster and his children say some prayers to our Lady of Lourdes for Mary (Rohan) who has been away from home for some months having her eyes operated on by Dr. Marmion of Washington, D. C. Her father and mother send their kindest regards.

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