University of Notre Dame


1876 May 1
Eckles, J. W.: Fort Windgate, N(ew) M(exico)
 to Capt. (sic) H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

Eckles has just noticed in the papers the death of (Orestes A. Brownson). His respect for (Brownson) was so great that he feels it his duty to write. He has seen the most brilliant notices of (Brownson's) life in the ablest papers of the country. Henry's mother, (Mrs. Sarah H. Brownson), Eckles believes passed away several years ago. He looked upon her as a saint - so good and patient. Henry's sister is married he has heard. Eckles often thinks of the pleasant days he passed at Henry's home in Elizabeth (New Jersey). He can never forget Henry's and Sarah's kindness to him while on duty in New York. Their old friends are passing away one by one. He was sorry to hear of General (?) Hay's death a year or more ago, as well as Morgan's who used to be Chief of Staff 2nd Corps. Eckles met Warren about a year ago. Eckles was married in (18)68 to a daughter of General J.S. Mason who used to be Col(onel) of the 4 Ohio; he is now L(ieutenan)t Col(onel) 4th Infantry. Eckles has two boys and two girls. He has had quite a busy tour of Texas and New Mexico. He has been in New Mexico for ten years. He supposes he should be looked on as just a curiosity in civilization again. He should be glad to hear from Henry.

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1876 May 1
McCloskey, Father George M.: Luisville, (Kentucky)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, (Michigan)

McCloskey finished yesterday a series of masses said through a week for the repose of the soul of (Orestes A. Brownson). This was but a duty of friendship which he owed to one of the warmest friends he ever had. When (Brownson) discontinued his Review, McCloskey wanted to write but was unable to do it because he suffers from attacks of nervousness while writing. Father (William) Everett wrote that he said mass for Brownson and went on to recall the splendid talks of (Brownson) in their old home in Second Avenue. McCloskey does not doubt that every priest who knows of (Brownson's) worth will offer at least one mass for him. Henry should know how, as the representative of his father, some of his old friends revere his memory. These few lines have no other purpose and do not at all call for the trouble of a response.

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1876 May 2
Hyacinthe, (O. Carm.), Sister: Vermilionville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché:

Father (Joseph) Anstaett has told her that Perché's health is excellent. That does her heart good. She writes in regard to their pastor. Alexandre, her brother-in-law, and Mrs. Albert Judice, the organist, both told her that Father (Hyacinth) Gonellaz had told them that she was having a love affair with Father (Blaise) Branche. She and Sister Marie, (O. Carm.), went to see Gonellaz and asked the reason for his charge and he replied that he had said it so that it would be repeated to her. He thinks they have given too many gifts to Branche. Gonellaz pretends he has no need of an assistant. When she sees Perché she will tell him all the insults she has had to bear. Father (Aristide) Plotin Slammed the door in her face one day when, in going to the city, she stopped at his house to get warm. Of all the priests of the area only Father Guillot, Father (Alexandre Marie) Méhault, and Branche have remained their friends. The only time she complained of Gonellaz was when she asked that he be relieved of his duties at the Convent. It is said that Perché will not return before October. She will die of worry if that is true. It is said that he will preach at St. Roch during May; she will be among his listeners in spirit. Anstaett has been very good to her. She had a quarrel with Father (Gilbert) Raymond about their chaplain, but she apologized. All the talk has not prevented their convent from flourishing. (The Carmelites) already have 10 boarders. She asks Perché to pray for Philomène Judice who was buried on Palm Sunday. Joséphine L'hotellier who left Vermillion two years ago, is no longer at the convent at Labadieville; Mother St. Bernard, (O. Carm.), wrote Sister Hyacinthe. They had a small fair after Easter and she made enough money to pay Anstaett what she owed him on the payment which fell due on January 1.

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1876 May 5
(Brownson), Orestes (A. Jr.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry's letter has been received and Orestes thanks him and Sarah (M. Brownson Tenney) for their kindness. Orestes will be very glad to have the clothes, watch, etc. that were once his dear father's. The watch will be a most precious memento. Henry's terrible telegram of the 16th came too late for Orestes to reach Detroit in time to see his beloved father yet alive. Perhaps that was for the best, for the shock has completely frustrated Orestes at this distance. Henry's kindness and care will never be forgotten by Orestes' family.

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1876 May 5
Brugère, J(osep)h: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: Paris, France

Perché knows how he was cheated out of his land and property by the heirs of John Slidell. As a French citizen, he has appealed to the French ambassador in Washington. The claim has been submitted to the Marquis de Chambrun, advisor of the ambassador, and the latter has promised a just solution. He asks Perché to aid him by seeing the President of the French Republic and the Duke de Cazes, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and asking them to intercede in his behalf by requesting the French representative to hasten the solution.

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1876 May 5
Chisholm, Major Arch(ibal)d: Highgate Hill, London, (England)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: New York, (New York)

Major Archibald Chisholm is engaged in compiling a list of English converts from Protestantism and he is enlisting McMaster's aid. He encloses a form which contains names of four clerical converts, eight converts from royal ranks, two foreign converst, and a Wordsworth, brother of the poet. He tells McMaster that his list of converts so far includes 350 clerical gentlemen; 64 aristocratic gentlemen; 459 gentlemen of standing; 90 ladies of title; 338 other ladies; 45 American clergy and others; 40 foreign gentlemen of rank, nine of them being princes; 64 gentlemen of distinction; and 24 ladies of title. He believes that if this list were printed in American rather than in England it might increase conversions in both countries. The list has not been offered for publication anywhere in England, Ireland, or Scotland as yet and so he wishes McMaster to write him his consent to publish it in a list, an article, a pamphlet or in any other form. If he agrees to publish it, Chisholm will send the list by separate mail but cannot grarantee it absolutely free from errors in all points of names and circumstances. The publication of such a long list would be an aid to conversions. In many cases the secession from Protestantism entailed great sacrifices of means and feelings. It would arouse the sincere, the intelligent, and even the most indifferent into a spirit of inquiry. Once this state is reached, the Voice of God may bring them the remainder of the way. He encloses another letter marked private of the same date in which he says that he has listed 35 American converts among the clergy alone. The progress of religion in America will make up for the loss of it in half the European countries. Such a printed list should have selling qualities in America if sold at cost. He encloses his card.

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1876 May 5
Emery, Susan L.: Dorchester, Massachusetts
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She includes another article for the Ave Maria and if accepted would desire to know about it within ten days. If not accepted she would like to know in what way it could be used.

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1876 May 5
McMaster, (James Alphonsus): New York, (New York)
 to Mr. Carroll: (New York, New York)

McMaster writes to Carroll and recommends one of his employees, Mr. Mark F. Vallette for the position of Superintendent of Truancy. McMaster asks him to postpone the appointment of anyone else until he is able to persuade Mr. McLanghin of the qualifications of Vallette. The appointment would necessitate the discontinuance of Vallette's work on the Freeman's Journal but McMaster is willing to give him up in view of the vast experience he has had in handling young people.

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1876 May 8
(Elder), William Henry, Bishop of: Natchez, Mississ(ippi)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché:

(Elder) has heard that his name has been proposed for Coadjutor of the Archbishop of San Francisco. He asks Perché's aid in averting this. He does not feel himself capable of the job, and knows there would be a language barrier since he knows only a little French and Italian and has forgotten his Spanish. Because the Province (of New Orleans) is the least attractive in the country it will be easier to get a bishop for California than for Mississippi. Finally, he is about $10,000 in debt. He has life insurance to pay it after his death, but it would be a monstrous burden for a new bishop.

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(1876) May 9
Dorsey, Anna H., Mrs.: Washington, D.C.
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

She informs him that she is sending the last of the story she has written and that it is the last. Due to ill health she at present is not able to have it published in book form, but would like a notice printed in the Ave Maria about its forthcoming sale.

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1876 May 10
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford Springs,
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

She received the letter and the payment. She wants Hudson to accept her other stories on hand. She would give them as a May offering, except that she needs the money. Because "Tangled Paths" is still running, and Hudson has another long story to publish after that, her own book would not appear for a long time. Could Hudson recommend it to another publisher? She needs funds to carry on.

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1876 May 11
Brigot, Godeberte: Bordeaux, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché) Perchet:

It must appear strange to (Perché) that he has not received the details which he requested about their lawsuit. Despite her diligence she has been unable until now to obtain the settlement of their judgment. Upon the death of her father in 1870 some children, whom the French law considers natural, instituted a lawsuit. An appeal will be pleaded on the 15th. Now, an attack is being made at New Orleans and J(osep)h Lombard, their attorney, has asked for several documents which are indispensable to the defense. She asks Perché to use his influence to obtain a delay for they cannot remove any documents from their dossier in view of the fact that their suit will be pleaded shortly.

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1876 May 11
Moeller, Father (Henry): Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He has been kept busy taking the degree in Theology, at the suggestion of the Rector, and has been unable to write sooner. Messrs (Hugh) McDevitt and (William) Meggill (Miggeel?) join in this congratulation. He receives the Priesthood on June 10 and will be in Cincinnati the end of Aug. or the first of Sept. He will be home sooner if Purcell wants him to be. There is an exposition going on at present. Father (B ) Ubaldi has received the copy of Alzog's History which Father (Thomas S.) Byrne sent him. Ubaldi is having his work on Scriptures printed and it should be a popular edition. Meggill suffered a severe attack of small pox and has not yet entirely recovered. The Holy Father is in excellent health. The students are all well; one of them joined the Jesuits. The Rector and the whole college join in congratulating Purcell on his Jubilee.

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1876 May 12
Franchi, Alex(ander), Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Enclosed Purcell will find the rescript of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office on the continuation of the indult for eating meat on Saturdays which he asked for in his letter of March 2. As to the other bishops of the diocese, Franchi call attention to the decision of the Second Council of Baltimore in which it was decided that each bishop must apply for his own dispensations in this matter and as regards the use of the short form in the baptisms of adults. The doubt Purcell sent concerning the baptism of children when there is danger of perversion has been turned over to the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office and he will send the answer as soon as possible. Franchi thanks Purcell for the copy of the catechism he sent. no.3. J.B. Agropio(?) signs as secretary.

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(Letter apparently sent by Franchi, according to Purcell's notation). The Archbishop of Cincinnati begs the Holy Father for permission for the faithful of his diocese to eat meat on Saturdays outside of the ember weeks and other days on which meat is prohibited so long as there exists reasons for the indult. In and audience of April 26, 1876 Pope Pius IX in a meeting with the Sacred Congregation of the Inquisition granted the request for ten years. J. Petamis(?) signs as secretary.

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1876 May 13
Finotti, Father J(oseph) M.: Seminary, (Cincinnati, Ohio)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He offers Purcell his thanks for the kindness he has shown in taking him and hopes he will be allowed to remain. After a little rest he shall be at Purcell's service, able to work. He was overjoyed to find this haven of rest, study, and piety after thirty years of hard missionary life for which he was not destined. He is happy now and his happiness has been increased by the greeting of faculty and seminarians. It is too much of a good thing and he is fearful lest he make himself still more unworthy.

P.S.—He has presented Archbishop (John Williams) letters to the Vicar General who has granted him all ordinary faculties.

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1876 May 13
Tenney, W(illiam) J.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Another daughter (Mary Brownson Tenney) was born yesterday—a fine little fairy. Sarah is very comfortable and in excellent spirits. Love.

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1876 May 14
Dubuis, Claudius Maria, Bishop of Galveston: Galveston, (Texas)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Because of prior arrangements to give Confirmation, he finds it impossible to assists at the celebration of Purcell's Jubilee. He will offer Mass for Purcell's intention and in gratitude to God for having preserved Purcell for so many years for the Good of His Church, and will request some of his good priests to join him on this great occasion.

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1876 May 14
Shea, John Gilmary: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Monsignor Robert Seton: (Madison, New Jersey)

Shea's collection of books is not what it was. For many years he abandoned all collecting, many books were sold, some borrowed, and lost. He has an imperfect copy of Thayer's controversy with Leslie; he lent his perfect copy to Dr. Monahan and never recovered it. Spaulding(!)'s Sketches of Kentucky was borrowed, never returned. What he has is at Seton's service. He has a series of letters from the Ryan family of Limerick bearing on the later days of (Father John Thayer?) and the foundation of the Charlestown convent. Shea used them in a sketch of the Ursulines in this country. If Seton will let him know in advance Shea will try to get away from his post in New York so they can spend the afternoon together.

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1876 May 15
Sullivan, Margaret F.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Margaret F. Sullivan sends a long article cut from a Chicago paper to McMaster. The article concerns the rising of a new Catholic poet, a Benedictine nun of Stone, Staffordshire, England, and the clipping is still enclosed in the letter. The remainder of the article is a treatise on religious poets of the past. Margaret Sullivan wishes McMaster to use the article in any way he sees fit in order to publicize a book of poems by this cloistered nun of England. Mrs. Sullivan believes she possesses the only copy of the book, entitled "Songs in the Night and Other Poems", in America, and believes an article by McMaster would prepare American Catholics for a favorable reception of the book and a better understanding of religious poetry. She will send him excerpts from the book which he may publish in the miscellany of the Freeman's Journal. The article enclosed also contains some excerpts taken at random. To establish some credentials for herself in the eyes of McMaster, Sullivan recalls an earlier poem, a prayer for cessation of the (Civil War) which she sent to him and he published. Since then she has been an editorial writer on one of the Chicago dailies and has written much on Catholic Literature. To her credit are: an article for the Universe of Cleveland, (Ohio), frequent articles in the Catholic World, and the 8th article in the Catholic Quarterly Review for April (1876). Her name before marriage was Miss Buchanan, and she hopes that these identifications of her work will influence McMaster to publicize the book of poems in America.

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1876 May 16
Eberhard, Matthias, Bishop of Trier: Trier, (Germany)
 to Father Charles Schmidt: of (Treves, Germany)

Since Schmidt has signified his intention to go to America, Eberhard gives him letters of dimission to the diocese of Covington stating that he is free of ecclesiastical censure and that he exercised the ministry in Plymouth, England for a half year with zeal.

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 Countersigned on the back. 

1876 Oct. 5
Tobbe, A(ugustus) M., Bishop of Covington: Covington, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

By this letter Tobbe transfers his jurisdiction over Schmidt to (Purcell).

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(1876?) May 17
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She renews their correspondence which had been completely neglected the past winter, by inquiring about Father (Edward) Sorin. Since her last letter in answer to one of Sorin's, the first of which asked her to contribute again to the Ave Maria, has not been acknowledged, she has begun to worry. A note from Hudson, therefore, assuring her of Sorin's safety would be welcomed. Her improved health permits her to renew her literary activities. If her services are still desired by the Ave Maria she would appreciate a proposal for them from Hudson. Although the year is too far advanced to begin a serial she feels that there are many other interesting topics to write about which would satisfy the demands of the readers.

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1876 May 18
(Brownson), Orestes (A. Jr.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry's letter proposing to send Orestes the clothes, watch, etc. of his dear father (Orestes A. Brownson Sr.) was received and answered, stating that Orestes should be glad to receive them. In case the answer was lost in the mails, Henry should know Orestes would like to have them and he requests him to send them at once. If Henry has sent them, Orestes should be notified that he may trace them if lost.

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1876 May 18
Greene, Charles W.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He sends a poem dedicated to the Queen of Heaven.

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1876 May 18
Hogan, John Joseph, Bishop of St. Jos.: St. Joseph, M(issouri)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He extends congratulations on Purcell's fifteith anniversary of his ordination. He was a priest before Hogan was born and was laying the foundations of a great province before Hogan opened a catechism. Therefore he is a source of great amazement. May God permit him many more years to guard and gladden the faithful. As he cannot be present at the Jubilee he rejoices with Purcell and hopes the occasion will be a happy one.

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1876 May 18
Shea, J(ohn) G(ilmary): Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Monsignor R(obert) Seton: (Madison, New Jersey)

Shea does not want to keep Seton from the books until next month and he proposed the afternoon only to have the pleasure of seeing him. They are at his service any morning he can call or Shea will send them to him. He hopes to have Spaulding(!)'s Sketches of Kentucky again in a few days. A copy was sold in Drake's collection at Boston and though Shea bid $3.50 he failed to get it. He also has his life of Flaget as well as a French life. Some of the books have now become quite rare, Brent's Carroll, De Smet's Indian Sketches, etc. Father (Joseph M.) Finotti whom Shea had at his house for a few days on his way to Cincinnati whither he has retired, has done something to rouse up Catholic book collectors.

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1876 May 20
Foley, Thomas, Bishop of Chicago: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He regrets his inability to be present in Cincinnati to offer Purcell his congratulations in person. Although Purcell will be surrounded by many great and good friends, some will offer more cordial sentiments of veneration and affection than Foley desires to offer. From Purcell's consecration, which Foley attended as a mitre bearer, in 1833, to the present day, he has looked up to Purcell as one of the greatest glories of the American hierarchy. He asks God to preserve Purcell to the people as a hallowed example and faithful leader.

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1876 May 20
Moreau, C.: (Rome, Italy)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché:

They are at Rome where they hoped to find (Perché), but they have learned that he has been very sick. (Sister Mary Francis of Jesus) Valentine (Moreau) wrote her that she was at Bordeaux and still concerned with the affairs which she recommends to him once again. Despite all that anyone can say to Valentine, she is not at ease and Moreau fears that she will fall ill. They have done nothing for her at Rome, persuaded that (Perche) could do more. The Father General recalls his visit of last year. Except that Father M. Dominique has announced his arrival for tomorrow, they could have already left. She has followed (Perché's) advice and did not enter into any details with the Father General concerning the sad antecedents of which her child has been the victim. She hopes that the sacrifice will obtain for Sister M.F. the consolation for which she has waited 26 months. She does not regret the pilgrimage from Poitiers, especially if it gives her the graces she solicited. She hopes that Camille (Moreau) will be able to embrace Perché in the near future.

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1876 May 21
M(oreau), C.: Turin, (Italy)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché:

Her letter from Rome has been delayed because Camille (Moreau) also wished to write. In leaving Father (Louis Gaston de) Ségur, he had told her that (Perché) might see about installing Sister M(ary) F(rancis of Jesus Valentine Moreau) at the Convent in Paris while awaiting the foundation. Perhaps Ségur will speak to (Perché) of this idea. As soon as she knows when Father M. D(ominique) will be at Poitiers, she will write to (Perché) so that he could see him there.

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(18)76 May 24
Collard-Romain, Agathe: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: (Paris, France)

A desire to learn the status of the work about which she spoke to Perché has caused Collard-Romain to delay writing to him since he was at Bordeaux. If Cardinal-Archbishop (Ferdinand-Francois-Auguste) Donnet would give her his approbation and assist her a little, she would be very thankful to him and also to Perché for having acted as an intermediary. Perché could see the memoir addressed to her concerning this work, but her director, Father (Jean-Joseph) Gaume, now has it. According to what they told her at the Archbishop's, Gaume is all-powerful in this matter, but he is so humble that she asks Perché to delay leaving Paris for Bordeaux in order that he may intervene to have the "Oeuvre N.D. de la regeneration à la Foi" placed on the pedestal which alone is worthy of it.

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1876 May 24
Corcoran, Father J(ames) A.: Overbrook, P(ennsylvani)a
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: Detroit, Mich(igan)

Corcoran received a letter from (Orestes A. Brownson) last month in which there were several points which Corcoran would have answered had he not suffered a pulmonary attack. He sends condolences to Henry and his family on the loss of the great, good man. Corcoran was in doctor's hands when he heard the sad news and was grieved that he was deprived for ever of the opportunity, so kindly furnished by (Brownson), of renewing their friendly intercourse that had been interrupted by the civil war, and the stranger, perhaps angry, feelings that grew out of it on both sides. In his letter, (Brownson) desired Corcoran to ask Henry to contribute to the (American Catholic Quarterly) Review, which Corcoran hereby does most cordially. It would not be fair to ask anything for the July number as the intervening time is so short, even had he not on hand too many articles. But Corcoran shall always feel greatly obliged if Henry can write at his leisure for future numbers. If (Orestes A. Brownson's) article which he expected to have ready for the July number be available, Gorecran shall be happy to insert it. Even in a fragmentary condition it is worth preserving in the Review.

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1876 May 25
Skidmore, Harriet M.: San Mateo, California
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She had received the letter informing her of Father (Edward) Sorin's arrival. She encloses a poem for the Ave Maria. She asks prayers be said for her intention by the Rev. Director of the Association of the Lady of the Sacred Heart. Her eyes are failing her at present.

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1876 May 27
Konings, C.SS.R. Father A(nthony): Ilchester, (Maryland)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

He asks McMaster to insert the attached article in the journal of the next week. He prefers that the editor of the article be unnamed. As soon as his time permits he will send McMaster some observations on the condition of Ecuador. He remembers McMaster in his Mass.

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1876 May 27

New York Freeman's Journal and Catholic Register

Article concerning plans for celebration of Jubilee of Archbishop John B. Purcell.

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1876 May 28
Douvernay, Edouard: Angers, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: Paris, France)

Douvernay reminds (Perché) to intercede for him with Mr. Solacroup so that he might get a better position in order to bring up his small family.

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1876 May 28
Roberts, R. V.: Washington, D.C.
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He enclosed the work "Child-Martyrs of Japan" and will send the second sheet when this is published. He would like to have "Queen of the Poor" published so that he can get it in book form. Two poems are not paid for, "Fratribus Similantis" and "Spirit Voice". Deduct postage on the journals sent to Visitation Academy, 10th and G St., Washington, D.C. He would like to know what commitment he can make on the book "Story of a Vocation". For his short poems he would like $3 per poem.

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1876 May 29
O'Hara, C.J.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: Paris, France

O'Hara has something great for the Catholic cause and for Catholic France to communicate to Perché. He has invented an explosive bullet which fires from a breech-loading gun and which can set fire to an object at a distance of a thousand yards. He would like to offer the invention to the French government and asks Perché to make contacts for him. He like wise believes he has found the long-lost painting of "The Last Supper" by Raphael. He also has a painting of a Dead Christ on the Cross, believed to have been the work of Velasquez, which he showed to Perché when introduced to him by Father (Richard) Kane. He would send these for inspection to France under the French seal of protection.

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1876 May 29
Timmons, J. A.: Bowling Green, K(entuck)y
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

In a meeting of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the general assembly and the Committee on Overtures in relation to Catholic Baptisms, adopted Catholic practice on that point. He encloses the proceedings (enclosure not present) hoping that McMaster will find them important enough to print.

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

1876 May 29
Hyacinthe, (O. Carm.), Sister: Vermilionville, (Louisiana)
Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: (Paris, France)

Sister cannot let the opportunity afforded by the departure of Father (Gustave A.) Rouxel pass without writing. (The Carmelites) learned of Perché's illness and almost at the same time they learned of his recovery. Father (Joseph) Anstaett has left on a trip but he left her Perché's address. The war against her begun by the pastor has not ended. Father (Hyacinth Gonellaz) Gonnellaz, after having sought by all the underhanded means possible to rid himself of his assistant, has now spread the scandal which she mentioned in her last letter. He has not only attacked her but several of the most respected families. The mayor, whose wife's reputation he had attacked, would have killed him if his wife had not intervened. A petition has been sent demanding his removal, but as she had already written to Father (Gilbert) Raymond, she did not sign it. She also wrote to the Superior but has not heard from her either. Father (Blaise) Branche has not been spared but he has been a model. No one has heard a word from him against Gonellaz. On the contrary he has tried to restore peace. The pastor is jealous of him. She asks Perché to give them a pastor who will not be hostile to the Convent and who will give good example to the parish. She wonders if Perché thinks she ought to invite Gonellaz to the distribution of the prizes. Last year he said he had not been invited, but he had been. At the end of April they had a show for the benefit of the Convent. The pastor, Father (Aristide) Plotin and Father (Claude) Jacquet remained quietly at the pastor's and only Father (Alexandre Marie) Mehault and Branche came. Nevertheless their house prospers. They have 10 boarders and 21 day students. The Sisters do not give her any more trouble. Branche is able to conciliate everyone. (P. S.) If Perché would write to branche it would do him heart good and restore his courage.

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1876 May 30
Adam, J.: Santa Cruz, California
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She would like to visit Notre Dame on his way to Europe for a vacation, but the Bishop has not decided on the time for his vacation. He encloses the short reading on the consecration of the Cathedral of Los Angeles.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}