University of Notre Dame


1876 Apr. 3
Pulsers, Father J(ames) J.: Louvain, (Belgium)
 to Bishop (Thomas Galberry, O.S.A. (of: (Hartford, Connecticut)

This is his third letter of congratulation to the Bishop. The Administratior will tell Galberry of the relations between the American College at Louvain and (Bishop Francis P. McFarland). McFarland had asked him to adopt a Belgian and a German for the diocese and he will do so when the occasion presents itself unless Galberry decides to the contrary.

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1876 April 4
Berardi, Joseph, Cardinal: Rome, (Italy)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Father (John N.) Reinbolt, (S.M.) of St. Mary's College (Dayton) forced to remain in Paris on business has sent him Purcell's letter together with a copy of the catechism on infallibility, translated by Purcell into English. Berardi is very happy and hastens to convey his gratitude to (Purcell).

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1876 April 5
Meany, M(ary) L.: Philad(elphia), (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She hopes to have news about the formation of a new order. She has completed the first chapters of "Going Forward" and will take some time to complete it. There will be about six to eight chapters. Rather set on the topic for the first three chapters, but is undecided on the rest. She has a limited knowledge of the following languages: French, Italian and Spanish, but not German. She is happy to receive the money order, although wishes to carry on his work gratis.

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1876 April 5

N(ew) Y(ork) Catholic Protectory West Chester, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Each edition of 100 copies or less of the same number of Brownson's Quarterly Review will cost $15. Ten different numbers will cost $150 with which they will be pleased to furnish Henry.

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1876 Apr. 6
Finotti, Father Jos(eph) M.: Arlington, Mass(achusetts)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

After Purcell's encouraging words sent by Father (Francis J.) Pabisch he shall hesitate no longer but will leave for St. Mary's during Easter Week. The thought of a peaceful and devout life after thirty years of having been tossed on the high seas makes him very happy.

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1876 Apr. 7
Healy, James Augustine, Bishop of Portland: Portland, (Maine)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Canon Walsh was removed fairly from his parish, as being a stumbling block and continued source of scandal to his people. Walsh's letter states simply that he is under no censures but is too vain and foolish to sport the purple. His morals are unaccused but his temper and tongue are abusive and in all charity to him Healy says he is partially deranged. He has been forcibly given permission to travel and is not likely to receive a position in that diocese as long as Healy is Bishop. Cardinal Franchi should know of these facts and since Healy has destroyed McMaster's letter he may go to the Cardinal and freely give him Healy's name to the fact that Walsh has driven hundreds from the church.

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1876 April 9
Seton, William: Munich, Bavaria
 to (Orestes A. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Seton's passage over to Church was charming, the sea was smooth. His mockingbird arrived safely and is the wonder of the street. Helen seems happy in the convent. Robert Seton has written once. A short story entitled "Devil's Christmas Gift" will soon be published in the Catholic World. Another is in progress. The publishers, Appleton, has "The Poor Millionaire". The book will appear next winter. Seton thinks he will try his hand at something more serious. He contemplates writing a history of "Lady Abesses of the middle ages". Seton would like Brownson's opinion. Professor Bach has urged him but Seton is skeptical because the work would take 5 or 6 years. He has met Dr. Dollinger only once since his return. Next autumn a meeting of all Catholics in Germany will be held in Munich. Six weeks ago the 100th anniversary of "Gorres" birth was celebrated. The oration was delivered by Professor Bach. Dr. Franz Binner wants a photograph of Brownson. Brownson has already sent two but those are for Seton and professor Bach. Seton encloses a small picture and would like it kept in memoriam. Elizabeth is busy translating a german book. Seton will write once in a while. Regards are extended to Henry.

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1876 Apr. 12
McCloskey, W(illia)m, Bishop of Louisville: Loretto, (Kentucky)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He thanks Purcell for blessing the oils for them. His foot is improving, but he is still in bed. He regrets that he has no vacancy in the Seminary for the Cardinal's theologian, Father (G. F.) Schrader. He read Captain Coleman's will in the paper. The old gentleman did not intend that his children should have too much pocket money for the next 25 years. He sends regards to (Father Edward Purcell).

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1876 Apr. 13
Bellamy, M.: Saratoga County, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Orestes A. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Since her last letter to Brownson, the Miss Bellamy, his niece, has been ill with a severe cold. Her husband has hired out on a monthly basis because he thought it would be more profitable. She would like Brownson to write because she is lonesome.

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1876 April 13
Dempsey, Phil(ip) A.: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Dempsey previously sent McMaster a money order of $3 for a subscription to the Freeman's Journal for Michael Greeley and wishes to have his mailing address changed to, Forrest St. R.R. Crossing, Cleveland, O(hio).

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(1876 Apr. 16)
(Michigan, Detroit Newspaper: Detroit, Michigan)

Clipping from a Detroit paper giving news of the death of Orestes A. Brownson and a sketch of his life.

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1876 April 17
Borgess, C(aspar) H., Bishop of: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Borgess acknowledges Purcell's Easter greetings and the enclosure of an anonymous letter from Niles, (Michigan). Borgess has never had any complaint from Niles nor heard anything derogatory of Father J(ohn) Cappon. He believes him a good priest but believes that his neighbors at South Bend do not check certain persons who go to Notre Dame and are stringently national. Father C.L. DeCeuninck refused to resign. In consequence he was attacked taking some of his things from the church. The keys were taken from him and the church locked and bolted. He drew a revolver and was sued on charge of assault with intent to kill. The blessed sacrament remaining there, Borgess sent Father Michael O'Donovan to remove it. DeCeuinck persists in his determination to sue his accusers. Borgess has begun his confirmation tour. He will continue until June 19.

P.S.—Dr. O(restes) A. Brownson died this morning at 4 o'clock.

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1876 April 17
King, Marian, E. C.: Georgetown, D. C.
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson,) C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She desires for her sketch a place in the Ave Maria. The remarks of the Resurrection in the Ave Maria appealed to her. Tangled Paths was rather humorous and Adrift was rather human. She has sent some needlework for the Centennial, but cannot seem to get others who can do better work. She would like to know the postage on the Ave Maria to Georgetown and if the Ave Maria can be taken by monthly payment.

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(1876?) (April 17)?
(Tenney), Sarah (M. Brownson): (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry's telegram last evening of course fills the Tenneys with the greatest anxiety and perplexity. It is impossible for Sarah to leave. She hopes to hear something encouraging this morning, but is afraid Henry will think they are coming and will not send word. Sarah cannot conceive what could have occurred so suddenly.

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1876 April 17
Young, Alfred: New York, (New York)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Det(roit), (Michigan)

Father (Augustine F.) Hewit absent. All the community sencs heartful sympathy and condolence, will celebrate Masses for (Orestes A. Brownson).

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1876 April 18
Mac Carthy, James: New York, (New York)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Mac Carthy heard this morning from Father (Isaac T.) Hecker of the death of (Orestes A. Brownson). It was a great blow to him and to all Catholics in this country. He knows that there were those, even among Catholics, whose admiration of (Brownson) was not unmixed. But Mac Carthy always entertained not only admiration but sincere affection. If he is permitted, as he believes he shall be, he intends paying his poor tribute in one or more of the Catholic papers. By Father Hecker's express desire, there shall be an article in the coming June number of the Catholic World on (Brownson) prepared by a hand and mind more competent in every respect. They should be happy if Henry assisted them in supplying facts and reminiscences of (Brownson's) life. The N. Y. Times had an excellent obituary as newspaper obituaries go, the Herald a fair one. There is to be a solemn requiem mass for the repose of (Brownson's) soul at the Paulists' tomorrow.

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1876 April 18
Meany, M(ary) L.: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is sending the first article relating incidents about Our Lady for the month of May and hymn of St. Bonaventure what she copied for him.

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1876 April 18,
Rohan, E. D.: Norfolk, Virginia
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Rohan could have written just after his visit to Brooklyn, and thanked McMaster for the picture of their esteemed friend but he delayed it. He has copied the poem he sent McMaster in order that it may be used in some way. The immortal poem "Conquered Banner" by the unknown author Maria, was found by Rohan in an obscure Selma (Maine) newspaper, and he sent it to McMaster for publication. McMaster must have a good reason for not publishing it so Rohan must not feel hurt. Father M. O'Keefe and his parents are pleased to have his picture. He wishes McMaster could persuade the Chevalier to send a picture of himself. All the pictures he has are confederates, made since the war. His Eminence Cardinal McCloskey hangs beside McMaster. He invites McMaster to Norfolk. The mother of their friend Miss Cassidy has been ill lately. He imagines that the woman whom the Freeman's (Journal) mentioned as giving F(ather) McCullum a cameo of our Holy Father was Helen Keiley. His sister Mary has written some stories of the saints for children, in alphabet form but he will not take up McMaster's time by sending them to him.

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1876 April 18
(Tenney), Sarah, (M. Brownson): Eliz(abeth), N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah cannot realize (Orestes A. Brownson's death) or write more than a few lines this morning. The last letter said he was much better. Sarah hopes Henry will write her everything. Henry cannot imagine how strange and dreadful it seems, not having had any idea of (Brownson's) being seriously ill. The (Tenneys) hoped to have had him brought on here where he has many friends and his last letter told how well he was doing in money matters it could easily have been done. She is very sorry about it indeed. It will be a great disappointment to a great many here. His lifelong associations were in this part of the world and it would have given people one opportunity to do him some sort of justice. Sarah does not see what can be done now. Henry's telegram says the funeral is arranged for tomorrow. All that can be done is to render (Brownson) the honor which he deserved and which will be freely given him one of these days. Sarah does not think anything should have been done in haste. Sarah wants all the particulars and wonders what could have been the matter to pull him down so suddenly and unexpectedly.

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1876 April 19,
Beck, John J.: Sturges, Mich(igan)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Beck thanks McMaster for his photo which he says was made by P. J. Finney and sends his own picture in return. He says that P. J. Finney has asked permission to correspond with his daughter and wishes McMaster to evaluate his character before he answers. So far his impressions have been favorable but he wants to be certain first.

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1876 Apr. 19
Moriarty, David, Bishop of Kerry: Killarney, (Ireland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He has heard that Purcell will soon celebrate his golden jubilee. He wishes he could share the happiness of those who will be near him then, but will join in their felicitation for half a century given to the service of God and His Church. In this country they can only preserve what is handed down to them, but Purcell has had the privilege of bringing forth a Church and fostering it until it has grown to great size. Purcell's will be the crown of a Patriarch, but he does not want him to wear it soon.

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1876 Apr. 20
Domenec, M(ichael), Bishop of: Allegheny City, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Purcell's invitation to attend the celebration of his Golden Anniversary was joyfully received. He will come to Cincinnati to say in person his congratulations on that happy event and to wish him many more years.

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1876 Apr. 23
Elder, W(illia)m Henry, Bishop of Natchez: Natchez, Miss(issippi)
 to Archbishop John B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He received Purcell's invitation to his Golden Jubilee. He would be delighted to join in the happy festival, but must do so at a distance. He will remember Purcell at Mass between now and then, not only on that day, to thank God for all the blessings He has given Purcell and through him to others. He has had his share of the benefits that He has enabled Purcell to confer on others. From the night he first reached the Mountain in Mr. Livers' old stage he was one of Purcell's children and all the teachings and examples he received at the Mountain even after Purcell had gone off to a bigger field were directly or indirectly the fruit of Purcell's labors. May Our Lady of the Mountain preserve Purcell as a City set upon a Mountain to draw the eyes and steps of the people seeking life. May she guide and support him a long time through the desert and bring him to the Mountain of God. He asks remembrance in Mass that he may not give out on the way.

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1876 April 24
Franchi, Alex(ander), Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Franchi acknowledges Purcell's two letters of Feb. 24 and March 2 in which he suggested the choice of a coadjutor with right of succession for Bishop Richard Gilmour of Cleveland. After due consideration the Sacred Congregation asks Purcell with the other bishops of the province to meet in special assembly to name three living ecclesiastics whom they consider suitable for such appointment and submit their names to the Holy See. Gilmour has suggested Father Felix M. Boff his vicar general. That would please the Cardinal had he not learned from Purcell's letter of Mar. 29 that Boff is seriously ill. This should be considered by Purcell and the other bishops. no. 2. J.B. Agropio(?) signs as secretary.

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1876 Apr. 24
Hilary, Brother: Alton, Illinois
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Brother Hilary sends a complete article on education with hopes that McMaster will publish it. He does not claim to be a theologian but has written any way and sends $1 for extra copies in case it is published. The article contains, 16 pages of foolscap and will be sent by separate mail.

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1876 Apr. 24
Pujol, Paule: Toulouse, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché):

Pujol misses (Perché) very much but thanks God for having given her in him such a providential guide. She is sorry to see him working so hard. She has ofter been told that the princes of the Orleans' Family are very generous toward all religious and patriotic enterprises and she suggests that Bishop (Felix - Antoine - Philibert) Dupanloup, who knows certain members of that family very well, could inform Perché of their attitude toward his work. She has also asked the priest, whom (Perché) had sent to them with news, to make his work known to the Carthusians since their immense resources from the sale of their liqueur are employed in religions and charitable work. Her father, mother, sisters and brother ask his blessing.

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(1876?) Apr. 26
Barstow, George F: Sackets (Harbor, New York?)
 to (Henry F.?) Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

It will give Barstow great pleasure to accept Brownson's invitation and he will come to his house on his arrival in Detroit. Barstow has been at Sackets three or four weeks. Robertson is in command. Livingston has gone to Plattsburg; he told Barstow of Brownson's visit to Wood. Barstow was sorry to have missed Brownson.

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1876 April 27
(Cusack), Sister Mary Francis Clare.:
Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She desires subscribers for her work "Life of our Blessed Lady" and appeals to Father Hudson for cooperation. Payment may be made to Mr. Donohue who will visit Hudson sonn and is a representative of the Sycamore Jackson Company.

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1876 Apr. 27
(Elder), William Henry, Bishop of: Natchez, Mississ(ippi)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché):

(Elder) was grieved to hear of (Perché's) sickness, but thanks God he has recovered so soon. He finds that the older priests of Natchitoches still consider Father (Ludovic) Enaut too young to be Bishop. They seem to think most of Father (Jean Baptiste) Avenard and Father (Felix) Dicharry but doubt whether either of them is active enough. Some of them think, what (Elder) understood Bishop (Auguste Marie) Martin to signify, that Dicharry would soon break down under the responsibility. He has been thinking of Father (John Baptist) Mouton. The papers said that Bishop (Anthony Dominic) Pellicier was to go to Europe after Easter.

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1876 Apr. 27
Ste. Rosalie, (R.U.), Sister: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché):

Sister writes for Sister St. Joseph, (R.U.), who misses (Perché) very much and hopes for news direct from him. They hear he is returning only in October. Last week Mother St. Augustine, (R.U.), bought one of (Perché's) large photographs, taken in France, and Sister St. Regis, (R.U.), saw Sister St. Joseph sitting before it and speaking to it. No doubt (Perché) has heard about the results of the election (the Ursulines) had. They are now an oasis of peace. The fusion of hearts is complete expect for three or four or more who, nevertheless, do not show their feelings openly. Mother St. Séraphine, (Ray, R.U.), who is still a model of piety and regularity despite her 81 years, is mistress of novices, Sister St. Michel, (R.U.), is general mistress and has for her assistant Sister St. Lucie, (R.U.), who is also nurse for the children. Sister St. Madeleine, (R.U.), is in charge of the turning-box with Sister St. Vincent, (R.U.), for her assistant. Sister St. Joseph is treasuere, and Sister St. Ursule, (R.U.), is trustee. Sister St. André, (R.U.), is nurse for the religious. Sister St. Gabriel, (R.U.), is aging very much. Sister St. Gertrude, (R.U.), Sister St. Helene, (R.U.), and Sister St. Paule, (R.U.), are still the same. Sister St. Regis, (R.U.), is superintendant of orphans. She must also name their younger Sisters who are very attached to him: Sister St. Félicité, (R.U.), Sister St. Charles, (R.U.), Sister St. Jean, (R.U.), and poor Sister St. Cécile, (R.U.). She hopes (Perché's) blessing will give the latter peace of soul. Their lay-sisters, although overburdened with work - postulants do not come and of four Swiss whom Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis brought them only one has persevered could not be more content. The boarding school since adding to its buildings now has 82 children. Since she has been confined to the convent by an illness, Sister St. Louis, (R.U.) has taken her place at the school. She has received a letter from a member of her family informing her that Father Gaillard had visited (Perché) at St. Jean's of Lyons. That made her happy.

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1876 April 27
(Tenney), Sarah (M. Brownson): Elizabeth, New Jersey
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah dismisses the idea of having a "Month's Mind" (for Orestes A. Brownson) but since there have been an immense number of requiem masses offered for him by the time the 17th (May) is here his friends will feel they have shown him all honor. Yesterday the Paulists honored (Brownson) in a style beyond any thing the other churches could attempt. Printed invitations, the church heavily draped; solemn high mass with innumerable ceremonies, priests beyond counting and a funeral sermon by Father (Augustine F.) Hewit. The Judge (William J. Tenney) and Jessie (Tenney) were there. Sarah has not been able to go out for some time. Father (F. X.) Weninger and other priests have written that they have sung masses for (Brownson), and there were a great many said at the Redemptorists in New York at the first news. So Sarah has decided to give up any particular demonstration here on the 17th and she thinks the same reasons may apply for Detroit. Everybody has his own duties and his own life to lead, and it is hard to get them to make interruptions especially when they have already shown some respect to (Brownson). In regard to the other matters Sarah would like to meet and discuss them and come to a settlement that would save all unpleasant feeling in the future as well as all expense and disturbance now. Sarah takes it for granted there is no will because (Brownson) could not bear the mention of such a thing. (Brownson's) promises were very clear and often repeated, and he meant to give to each that which would be of most advantage to each. He wrote Sarah in his last letter that he had $ 2000 out at 10 per cent and over $ 1200 in the bank. There should be two months pay on the annuity, there is a little money at Sadlier's O'Shea perhaps has something on the "American Republic" if anybody could get it, and Sadlier says he has commenced arrangements to republish the Convert. From what Sarah knows she should think there would be about 3000 left after all his funeral expenses are paid. There may be other things Henry knows of. The plates of the Review belonged to (Brownson) and are worth at least half of what they cost, his library has been valued at least at five or six thousand dollars, he always said that the copyright of his works which he promised Mammy (Sarah H. Brownson) to give to Sarah would bring her a handsome income as long as she lived. This still more now as Sarah has the Judge to help her with them, with the Judge's knowledge and position at Appleton's. Orestes (Brownson) would be very foolish to set up any claim for these or the library, because he could not make any use of either, but it would be just like him to think himself the very one to fall heir to the literary inheritance. He always considers that he should have the lion's share, and yet Sarah did not even send him a thing of Mammy's although Sarah wished to. Their mother told her to send all the clothes to the Little Sisters and so Sarah did; the other things remained here for the use of the house, and Agnes and Dolly made havoc among them. (Orestes) and Sarah are excellent friends. His admiration for her has increased wonderfully since he finds she has such a tearing little Brownson "buster" as Ruth. Sarah suggests that if (Orestes) is practicable that Henry give him the government's clothes. (Orestes) is too proud to allow them to be counted in his portion, but they would really be of far greater value to him than a lot of books would be. There were fourteen nice shirts which Sarah does not suppose Henry could wear and which would be a Godsend to him, whether they fitted or not. (Orestes) and May (Brownson) have always been so poor they could never get more than the scantiest furniture, and the sheets would be an immense lift. They would come good to any woman, Sarah would not mind a dozen or two extra herself, but she supposes Fifine would feel as she does, that she would rather they go where they are most needed. Sarah only mentions this, because she has lived there and knows how they are situated. Henry should not mention this to Orestes until everything is settled. She asks Henry to write her frankly just what his ideas and wishes are, and she will try to reconcile hers with them, and at the same time be perfectly fair and satisfactory to Orestes. If Henry does not wish to open the matter, Sarah will write (Orestes) when Henry wishes and if he claims too much she will tell him what she told Henry last summer of (Brownson's) promises to her as his housekeeper in the first place and for her services in regard to the Review up to the fall of 1873. Sarah has only written disconnected ideas and in a hurry. She wishes first to know what Henry would like best and what seems to him the fairest arrangement all around an hopes Henry will be as frank as she has been.

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1876 Apr. 28
Jannet, Claudio: Aix-en-Provence, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: Bordeaux, France)

Jannet has not forgotten (Perché's) kindness when he saw him at Marseilles. He has sent (Perché) a copy of the second edition of his book, "Les Etats-Unis contemporains". He is also sending a copy to the "Propagateur Catholique" which represents the Catholic cause in the southern United States.

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1876 Apr. 30
Keiley, Father Benj(amin) J.: (Newcastle, Delaware)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Keiley tells McMaster that the Bishop (Alfred Curtis) has received his letter and asks him to interfere in the case if practicable. The Bishop does not remember the lady but does not doubt the truth of her statements. She seems deserving of assistance and perhaps "Jack" can help McMaster out on it. He asks if palms are still available.

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