University of Notre Dame


(1874) (June)
Bandai, F., Bishop and Vicar: (Cologne, Germany)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

The Archbishop of Cologne has sent to Purcell a letter concerning the death of John Mathias Fischer begging that Purcell obtain the necessary testimony of witnesses for the defensor vinculi. Nothing having been received in reply they have begun to fear that the letter was not received. Since the widow Fischer is in grave need, Bandai sends a copy of the interrogations asking that the answers be sent as soon as possible.

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

Sarah believes she will soon be able to sit up. The Judge (Tenney) thinks the air will make her entirely well. She hopes Dolly will stay until she and her family come. Agnes is gone. George expects to move in this week. Sarah would like Brownson to allow George to exchange a smaller bed for the one which used to be in Sarah's room. The Judge will try to come down this week. A telegram for Mrs. Mary D. Smith came in care of Brownson and Sarah wants to know if the boy found him.

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(1874) (June)
(Zahm, Father John A.?): (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster?): (New York, New York?)

Page 3. (Pages 1 and 2 are missing.) (A statue) was presented to Professor (Joseph)Lyons president of the St. Cecilia Society, and after it was blessed addresses were made to the members of the Society by several gentlemen, including ex-U.S. Senator (A.C.) Dodge of Iowa, two of whose sons are graduating. Monday, (June) 22, (1874) the speeches of the graduates were given. (The writer includes a newspaper clipping listing the program.) Tuesday (June 23, 1874) was devoted to an Alumni meeting and banquet at which General W.F. Lynch was the orator. There were boat races on St. Joseph's Lake, the winners of which received their prizes from Mrs. (A.C.) Dodge, and in the evening a play was presented. The Commencement exercises took place on Wednesday, (June 24, 1874). (The writer includes two clippings—one of the Commencement program, and one of the list of graduating students.) C.F. Dodge, who delivered the valedictory, spoke well. Several hundred dollars worth of book premiums were awarded to the preparatory and commercial classes. The oration of the day was delivered by the Hon. S.S. Hayes of Chicago, who spoke so eloquently at the Illinois Constitutional Convention in defense of Catholics on the question of the Bible in common schools. His two sons, who are in this graduating class, have in him a model. The Commencement exercises closed with some remarks by Bishop (Richard) Gilmour (of Cleveland). A number of distinguished clergymen, including Bishop (Caspar) Borgess of Detroit, were present. Notre Dame has passed this trying financial year successfully, and looks forward to the thirty-first year of its existence. The president, Father (Ausustus) Lemmonier, (C.S.C.) has conducted affairs well. P.S. Father Lemmonier, who is now absent, requested the writer to pass this on to (McMaster?). He hopes it will prove satisfactory (Manuscript is damaged, signature is illegible.) Enclosure: four newspaper clippings, fastened to the pages of the letter with pins.

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1874 Jun. 4
Carrouché, A(uguste): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Received from Father J.P. (Philibert) Gutton $25 for medicines.

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(1874?) Jun. 4
Sallen(?), A.W.: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson: Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Sallen received a letter from Dr. (Thomas William) Marshall today in which he says that Sallen was right in supposing he wrote "My Clerical Friends" but that he had nothing to do with the public denial of his responsibility for it. Sallen encloses a note (no enclosure) received at the same time from Mr. Richards. Marshall said that he was never fortunate enough to meet Brownson though he met Brownson's son at Detroit. Brownson is one of Marshall's heroes and they have great respect for him in England. Sallen is visiting her daughter at the Convent of Mercy. Brownson's review of the "Life of M(other) Catherine McAuley" and notice of the Order of Mercy has greatly pleased and animated the good Mother and Sisters. Sallen looks forward to Brownson's coming again to Boston.

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1874 June 5
Bellamy, Sarah M.: Wilton, (Saratoga County, New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Aunt Thorina (Brownson Dean) is failing quite fast. She is not able to do her work and Mrs. Bellamy is not able to keep a girl. She cannot do as she would like to in taking care of Thorina. She asks Brownson to come or write what she should do. Mrs. Bellamy would like to see him and have a talk with him She hopes his health is better than when he last wrote. Her health is poor.

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1874 June 9
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He asks McMaster to publish in the Journal the answer to the question, "Why is the Church called the Roman Catholic, and from that may it be inferred that there are other Catholic Churches and if the Saviour established the Church why is it called Roman?"

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1874 June 11
Benoit, Father J(ulian): Rome, Italy
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He does not mention the actual difficulties of the pilgrimage for he is sure that McMaster will understand. Father Daily made a fool of himself during the voyage. Everyone on board the Pereire has been scandalized. He saw Miss Edes but she does not want to present the money collected so she asked Cardinal Franchi to do so. He will ask for a private audience before he leaves Rome, and will include Bishop Joseph Dwenger, Father (Edward) Sorin, Father (L.C.M.) Chambadut, Father (A. De) Pellicer. They will ask for a letter of approval of McMaster as a Catholic Journalist. He will spend the 2,500 francs, left at his disposition, for a lamp before he leaves France.

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1874 June 11
Marty, O.S.B. Abbott Martin: St. Menrad's, Ind.
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He is willing to assist McMaster in the good work he has done. He thinks that it would be best if Rev. C.M.S. would come out and get acquainted with their life and the spirit which pervades it, but since there is no room left and it will be three or four months before the new building will be finished, he inquires whether McMaster would keep him as his guest for that time. McMaster's bookkeeper sent him an account and he will send the amount due at the earliest opportunity. He thanks McMaster for his kind attentions, but times being what they are he thinks that it is best to stop the paper in the future. He thinks that Catholics should give what they can spare to the Pope. His regards to Rev. C.M.S.

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1874 June 12
Driessen, (Father) Theod.(ore) H.: Breslau, L(ong) I(sland)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He thanks McMaster for the pleasure he had in reading an editorial in this weeks paper on "The Irish Catholic Be. Union and its President". He hopes that it will lie to the slanderers who charge McMaster with disrespect for the Episcopal authority of the Ordinary of the diocese. He will offer a Mass for McMaster and his family on the feastday of the Immaculate Conception.

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1874 June 13
Dillon, Emile J.: Rue Cassette, Paris, (France)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Dillon spent a few months in New York during which time he endeavored to become acquainted with the philosophical ideas and views of many Americans. Gioberti had been successfully exposed by Brownson but according to Dillon, the man was regarded as an unworthy priest, a dangerous philosopher and a revolutionist. Dillon was a student of Gioberti, hence he expressed his views and defended him. Dillon claims to be in a position to refute those things which were unfavorable to Gioberti because he has access to the writings of the man. Since Brownson is after the truth, Dillon wants to know if Brownson will accept an article in defense of Gioberti's life and character but not of his doctrine. Every fact made known by the search will be truthfully related. Brownson is to let Dillon know the decision and then he shall begin the article.

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1874 June 15
Bellamy, Sarah M.: Saratoga Springs, (New York)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

A check is returned to Brownson because it is not signed and the check cannot be turned into money unless properly signed.

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1874 June 15
Daniel, Brother:
St. Joseph College, Cincinnati, Ohio
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He requests a complete catalogue of the books in the Notre Dame library. He has discovered many valuable works in the book stores of the city which ought to be in the N. D. library. He would be glad to procure them.

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1874 Jun. 15
Schmidt and Ziegler: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Receipted bill for groceries furnished to Aristide Gerard, Plaquemine. Paid, W.B. Duneau(?), Jr.

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1874 June 16
Alemany, J(oseph) S., Archbishop of San Francisco: San Francisco, (California)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

In their provincial Council he proposed to the other Bishops that he might apply to the Holy See for a coadjutor and that he would write to the Archbishop of the country and request their good will, as demanded of him by what the late Cardinal Barnabo told him. His Bishops agreed to his proposal. He does not think he can do justice to his post of growing importance, while his constitution shows signs of coming dissolution. He asks that Purcell answer favorably, so that he can make proper application.

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1874 Jun. 16
Bellamy, S(arah) M.: Wilton, (Saratoga County, New York)
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Brownson's letter of the l0th reached them safely and they are glad he is well enough to write. Aunt Thorina (Brownson Dean) is a little better now and has been boarding with Mrs. Bellamy for a week. She will do the best she can for her, and if she gets any worse she will write. She gives Brownson directions for finding them if he comes. She wants to know where Sarah (Brownson) is. Aunt Thorina sends her love and thanks Brownson for the check.

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1874 June 18
Brummer, Father J(ohn) F.: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell's letter of May 27 was received with much pleasure, but the news contained in it of Brummer's uncle's death stunned him. He had heard nothing about it from home. One of the priests who came in the pilgrimage was asked to notify him of the death, but failed to do so. He hopes his Mother will not take the loss too severely. The Pilgrims arrived a week ago last Monday. The next day they were received by the Pope, visited the basilica of St. Peters, and the next day the remaining 6 churches. That evening they had a reception at the American College, at which Cardinal Franchi was present, with Msgrs. Merode, Howard, Stonor, and others. Thursday, Father (Silas M.) Chatard gave them a dinner. That evening the Society of Catholic Interests gave them a reception at Cardinal Borromeo's. That day they had attended the Pope's private Mass and received Communion from His hands. Last Sunday they attended Mass in the lately discovered church of Sts. Norei et Achilleis, after which they went to a breakfast given by Merode. After that the Archcologist De Rossi took them through a part of the catacombs. They had a magnificent reception and were treated kindly everywhere. They were all enthusiastic over their coming. Bishop (Joseph) Dwenger (of Fort Wayne) spoke to them and gave them the letter Purcell sent. Dwenger is not staying at the College, but at the house of the Fathers of the Precious Blood. He thanks Purcell for his congratulations on his ordination. It was an honor to have been ordained on the anniversary of Purcell, whose footsteps he shall always endeavor to follow. He hopes Purcell will not object to his traveling a short while in Europe before coming home the end of August. Mr. Moeller sends his love.

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1874 June 22
Benoit, (Father) J(ulien): Septmonial, France
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He is visiting his birthplace and remembering happy events of his youth. He left Rome earlier than he expected due to the extreme heat, and at that time Miss Edes had not received the money to buy the lamp. The address that McMaster had prepared was not delivered since they do not make speeches written by outsiders. The Bishop delivered one at the audience with the Pope as did Judge Sheard, his being in French and it pleased the Pope as his countenance evidenced the fact. The Pope's answer was delivered with more energy than could be expected from a man 82 years old. Father Daily was a source of trouble during the pilgrimage, preventing his party from attending the spiritual exercises conducted by Bishop (Joseph) Dwenger. Benoit was advised not to speak directly to the Pope concerning the letter of approbation for McMaster's past labors but left the letter with Cardinal Franchi who promised to do his best to obtain the letter.

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1874 June 22
Brownson, O(restes) A.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Editor of Boston Pilot: (Boston, Massachusetts)

In the article on "Dr. Brownson's Theology", the Pilot editors represent Brownson as teaching "Whoever is not actually a member of the visible body of the Catholic Church cannot belong to the body and therefore cannot be saved." Brownson claims this is a mistake and does not see How they got such an interpretation. What Brownson maintained was that one who is not a member of the body of the church does not belong to the soul of the church and therefore cannot be saved. In other words, Brownson said one must, in order to be saved, belong to the visible church either actually or in explicit desire. Whether the doctrine was right or wrong, the article was approved by the Bishop of Boston (John Joseph Williams). Brownson, if God will permit, will write more on the subject in his October Issue.

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1874 June 24
McSweeney, (Father) Edward: Poughkeepsie, New York
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He describes the commencement exercises at Vassar which included the delivering of several papers by various members of the class along with that of the valedictorian. He gives a brief summary of each. He also gives his observations of the girls there and compares them to Catholic young men. Vassar makes her examinations open as do the public schools and those of the Christian brothers. After the commencement exercises ended Vassar entertained her thousand guests.

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1874 Jun. 24
Whitaker, Dan(ie)l K.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Receipt for $5 for Perché's subscription to the New Orleans Monthly Review.

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1874 June 25
Mac Carthy, John: New York (City), (New York)
 to O(restes) A. Brownson: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)

Brownson's note of 17th last consenting to write for the Tablet again was shown to (James) Sadlier. The terms are given. If Brownson receives no word within the coming week, an announcement of Brownson's return to the Tablet will be published. Mac Carthy was pleased to hear that Mrs. (Sarah) Tenney will take over his house and that Brownson is breaking up his home. If his health will permit, Mac Carthy sees no reason why Brownson cannot write for both the Review and the Tablet. The writer believes that if (James) Sadlier will employ those writers suggested by him, that the Tablet will be a great success. Mac Carthy would like to be remembered to Judge and Mrs. Tenney.

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1874 June 26
Catlin, H. D.: Northumberland, Pennsylvania
 to O(restes)A. Brownson: (Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Catlin finished reading Brownson's "Convert". Being a Unitarian, Catlin believes in finding truth regardless of where it leads him. He wants an explanation of a few difficulties. The Pope's infallibility on religious matters troubles Catlin and other Protestants because many have fought against the doctrine and now have accepted it because of the decision of the council. One pope anathematized another. Again, the massacre of St. Bartholemow, is hard to understand since it was endorsed ex cathedra. The question of the Copernician System being condemned by the Holy See, the intellectual laity in Ireland protesting the policy of the higher seats of learning, keeping those young men in ignorance of the manner in which Brownson attempts to compare the morals of Protestants and Roman Catholics in favor of the latter. Catlin puts forth arguments to refute Brownson's position. Again, Catlin does not see how truth speaking is a common trait of the Roman Catholic. He marvels how Roman Catholicism can live with Republicanism where each preserves its essential features. If Catlin's questions are bitter or unkind, he wishes to apologize. He does not doubt the sincerity of Brownson's writings though he believes Brownson to be sadly mistaken. Catlin longs for the time when the world will be Catholic and not Roman Catholic, loving God as the Heavenly Father and every man as a brother. Brownson should not take it unkind if Catlin cannot look upon the Roman Catholic for that happy consumation.

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1874 Jun. 27
Lutton, Am.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (M. Welté) Welti:

Receipted bill for one breviary charged to Welté. Paid, L. Lafargue.

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1874 June 29
Livingston, L. L.: Fort Wodsworth, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Livingston was home ten days after leaving Henry and will always recollect his visit. Wildrick has paid Livingston a visit and was very glad to hear from Henry. Henry must let them know when he comes to N(ew) Y(ork). Henry must have by this time a new set of the military near (Detroit). Livingston never enjoyed a ride more than he did the one with Henry and Mr. Van Dyke. There is no news to interest Henry, and the few army changes do not affect Livingston. Henry is to be congratulated for leaving the army. Boston seems to be a sort of General Judge advocate and is now for the second time at Madison Barracks, Sacket Harbor, trying a captain of the 5th Artillery. Wildrick is off on a court at Oswego, (N.Y.). There will not be so much disposition to go on courts now as mileage is cut off and only actual expenses allowed. That being the case Livingston will hardly visit Henry again this summer.

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