University of Notre Dame


1876 July 3,
(Brownson), Orestes (A. Jr.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Henry's explanation of everything is satisfactory to Orestes and more favorable than he expected. He has nothing more to say except that it way be satisfactory to Sarah (M. Brownson Tenney) also. He is surprised that Henry has four sons and asks their names. One of Orestes' pupils lived near Henry and often told Orestes of Henry's daughter. He asks the age of his daughters. Orestes eldest son is John Joseph (Brownson), 19 years, next is William Henry Edward, 13 years old and Charles Augustus is 2. The girls are Mary 17, Sarah 11, Annie 9, Louise 7, Rosa4, and Sarah deceased who would have been 15. The war troubles killed her almost before birth. The two boys and Orestes are now engaged in mining, but they are not very successful as yet. They have a large mine which may yet turn out much lead, if they can find it. P.S. Orestes is very anxious to receive his share of the estate as soon as possible, as he is much cramped and has no home. Orestes sold his chess journal but will never get paid, be fears. He shall write to Sarah's Henry's statements and asks her to conform to them if she will.

III-3-a - A.L.S. - 2pp - 8vo. - {5}

1876 Jul. 4
Claire, (T.O.R.), Sister: N(ew) Orl(eans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché):

They especially miss (Perche) upon the occasion of the celebration of the Centenial of the Republic. Hélène Allain has sent her news of his health and general satisfaction. It gave her holy pride to hear that he had remembered her. The two little sisters are still very faithful. She asks about his health and when he will return. Sister Louise L'Estrade, (O.P.), a Dominican at Cette wrote in one of her letters to her mother that it was a great disappointment that he had only been a day's journey from their monastery when going from Marseilles to Toulouse. No one can say what a pleasure it would have been for the Dominican Sisters to have received him.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1876 Jul. 5
Castella, Countess de: Wallenreid, (Switzerland)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell of: Cincinnati, Ohio)

The Countess thanks (Purcell) for sending her the account of the celebration of his 50th year of priesthood. She loaned the account to the Countess de Pourtalès who is spending several weeks in his neighborhood; Pourtalès' health is astonishing in spite of her 85 years. Pourtalès is going to make a pilgrimage to Einsiedeln after a stay with her sister at the Visitation Convent in Fribourg. For more than 3 months Castella has had a fever; she became ill in Paris and the return here was very difficult. She hopes to be able tomorrow to attend at Fribourg the first Mass of their future chaplain. He is a brother of the one who just left to become a Canon at the collegiate at Fribourg. Their chapel seems deserted with the Blessed Sacrament but It will be back next week. (Purcell) is surely worried, as they are, about the events in Turkey. Their poor Switzerland, her dear France, have great need of a revival. She has hopes because of the devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Devotion to the Sacred Heart is spreading in a marvelous way. The life of Mother Barat will certainly contribute to its spread. Castella's husband joins in regards.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1876 July 5
Ascension, Sister M. of: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, (Ohio)

Edwards' letter found all quite well at Notre Dame. She is glad that Edwards cannot live outside of Notre Dame, but wishes he could make up his mind to live in it as a member of the community. It would be better temporally speaking to be settled in that way. The little sacrifices would be less than he imagines.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 8vo. - {1}

1876 Jul. 7
(Corrigan), Bishop M(ichael Augustine): (South Orange, New Jersey)
 to Monsignor (Robert Seton: Jersey City Heights, New Jersey)

(Corrigan) has just returned and found (Seton)'s favor of the 5th. The place, as (Seton) says, is far from clean; a good housekeeper will be invaluable. The sanctuary and sacristy could be kept in order by the Sisters. Corrigan used to find the Altar Society very useful in Springfield. Father (W.P.) Salt being absent in Philadelphia (Corrigan) sends a check for the amount specified. (Corrigan) has urged Father (Michael J.) Holland to do all he possibly can to make himself useful. As to the division of labor the rule is that the assistant must be under the direction and control of the pastor. If (Seton) knew Father (Joseph) Esser more intimately (Corrigan) thinks he would prefer Holland. Esser has no more judgement than a school boy; he is good and willing but he does not know English sufficiently well. Father (L.D.) Senez, who is very shrewd in such matters, was very anxious to secure Holland for Hoboken. (Corrigan) has a letter from Archbishop Bayley who is coming on after the retreat and will go to Madison later.

II-1-a - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {5}

1876 Jul. 7
(Cusack) Sister M. Francis Clare: Kenmare, Co. Kerry, Ireland
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She would like to receive the Ave Maria. She is contemplating joining the Editor of the Lamp, Father (Lockhart) although the magazine is not up to standard as the Ave Maria. The Mother Abbess, W. O. Wagner, died this past winter. She will send some mortuary cards. She asks prayers for her brother.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 7pp. - 16mo. - {1}

1876 July 7
(Tenney) Sarah (M. Brownson): Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah congratulates Fifine. She has no doubt Fifine's baby will be a great comfort to her. Orestes (A. Brownson Jr.) writes that Henry has told him that (Brownson) left the library to Henry, and said that Orestes should receive $1000 before any division was made and that the rest should be equally divided among the three, exdept that Sarah was to have the proceeds of "Liberalism", unexampled munificence. Henry had told Sarah that (Orestes A. Brownson) had never made any will, nor even expressed any wish to Henry in regard to what should be done with his property after his death. Sarah is anxious to know where Henry has since found this will or to whom (Brownson) expressed these wishes. Henry wrote Sarah that he wished to give Orestes enough out of the money (Brownson) left to make up a thousand dollars with what he had already received. Orestes tells Sarah that Henry proposes to give Orestes a thousand dollars and then divide the rest. Sarah would like to know what that means. To the proposition to give Orestes enough to make up the thousand dollars, she wrote Henry she would not give her consent and Orestes says Henry has proposed to give Orestes more than that Henry should please remember that he is responsible for every dollar in his hands of their father's money and that no arrangements made without her concurrence can stand in law. It is now almost three months since Brownson's death and there has been no statement of either his debts or his property. It is a loss of time to make propositions of this kind, for she will not consent anything being given to one or another, until the whole matter is clearly and lawfully settled.

III-3-a - A. L. S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1876 July 10
Pombriay, H. de: St. Louis, Missouri
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The proof reader of the Globe read his latest translation and he has not heard the results of it yet He would like the proof reader of the Ave Maria to correct his translation of the same. Eugene Garesche, nephew of Father (J. T.) Garesche, will to propagate the Society of St. Martin among the Sodality members. He suggests it would be better to publish the biography in one issue. He spoke to Joseph Gross of Savannah to have it published in the Southern Cross, as he is the brother of Bishop (William H.) Gross. He would like to have the manuscript when finished. His name is to be deleted from the translation. He is in need of work.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1876 Jul. 12
M(oreau), C.: (Poitiers, France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: Bordeaux, France)

M(oreau) hopes that (Perché) might be able to regularize the moral and religious situation of her son, Joseph (Moreau) who for three years has been living with a woman. He says that he wishes to marry her and that she suffers from the shame attached to her situation. She worries about him, always traveling and in a state of mortal sin. The only solutions are to either break off the relation or marry her. The only person to whom she has confided this is the chaplain of the Retreat at Cholet, Father Faucheux. Joseph will spend September at Cholet. If in returning from Bordeaux, (Perché) passes by Cholet, she asks him to use his influence to get Faucheux to admonish him. The thought of such a marriage will horrify C(amille Moreau) and his family, but she would accept it. (P.S.) (Perché) should reply only to Sister M(ary) F(rancis of Jesus Valentine Moreau) and burn this letter.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {5}

1876 Jul. 13
Rochereau, Albin: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: Bordeaux, (France)

Rochereau received Perché's letter of the 10th recommending Widow Brigot. Her lawyer had written him on July 7 and he had responded that, by the latest order of the Court of New Orleans, his company was ordered to pay back taxes on the property and to hold the rest of the money from the sale of the house at the disposition of the court. As of April 30, another $405 was owed to creditors. Perche can understand the position of his company. At present they can do nothing for Mrs. Brigot until they learn more details from the court. Edward Bermudez wrote him on June 22 and said he was leaving soon for France. Rochereau's wife and children send their best regards. P.S. His sister, Clary Rochereau, would like to see (Perché) and could perhaps be useful to him.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {4}

1876 July 14
Mac Master, A. S.: Poland, Ohio
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

A. S. Mac Master, a brother, writes his sincere regrets and condolences for the recent death of Mrs. J. A. McMaster. He explains that he did not know her during her life but received many reports on her excellent character and purity of life. A. S. Mac Master says that his daughter Mary is well but that his wife is almost an invalid and that his younger daughter Anne-Nette has just recovered from a most serious illness.

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1876 Jul. 18

Cath(olic) Tel(egraph) (Cincinnati, Ohio)

During the past week a number of self-styled pacificators got up a circular calling upon Father (Thomas N.) Burke to address his fellow-countrymen upon the necessity of preserving the peace on the twelfth of July. Father Burke acquiesced. The principal in this business is one Major Haverty, assisted by Charles O'Connor. Archbishop (John) McCloskey opposed the move. The editors hope that McCloskey will tell every beggar in Europe to keep out until conditions in America for Catholics already here are improved.

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1876 Jul. 18
Delaunay, R.: Angers, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: Paris, France)

Delaunay thanks (Perché) for the letter which Father (Celestin) Frain delivered to him along with several circulars which he is going to send to several good families. He fears that a certain number will be prevented from contributing by the infinite number of good works for which they are presently deluged by appeals. He found Frain very tired. The doctor advised him to take sea baths. Delaunay had hoped to go to Paris in August but the trip is now postponed for a year. His sister Leocadie and her daughter are coming to Angers from Paris on August 27. If Perché could be there is early September, he would introduce him to some members of his family.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}

1876 July 21
Greene, Charles W.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

He sends Hudson an original poem for the Ave Maria.

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

1876 Jul. 23
Agnozzi, Father G(iovanni) B(aptista):
Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Propaganda Rome, (Italy)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché of: New Orleans, Louisiana)

In his audience of July 23, 1876 Pope Pius IX granted the Minister General of the Franciscans the faculty of dispensing Urban Stücker, cleric of the Franciscan Order, from his simple vows of poverty and obedience and of commuting his vow of chastity into a suitable pious work. (On the same page) Rome, July 31, 1876 Father Franciscus M(ari)a(?) a Salerno, the Delegate General, by this faculty granted by the Pope dispenses Stücker from the vows of poverty and obedience and commutes the vow of chastity into a daily Hail Mary.

VI-2-o - A.D.S. Sealed - (Latin) - 1p. {3}

1876 July 23,
(Brownson), Orestes (A. Jr.): Dubuque, Iowa
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Orestes thanks Henry for his check for $692.40. He hopes to make a payment with it toward a home of his own. He trusts Henry and Sarah will realize on the estate as fast as possible and will send Orestes his third as fast as convenient.

III-3-a - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}

1876 July 27
Howe, Rose B. F.: Chesterton, Indiana
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She gives her reasons for not sending the article on Louise Lateau. She would like to have included in the article the particular geographical position of Bois d'Haine. She is happy over the fact that an end has been put to the questions of Louise Lateau by the clarification in the Ave Maria.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1876 July 28
Pombriay, H. de: St. Louis Missouri
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks if the manuscript on Dupont's has as yet been received.

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1876 Jul. 30
(Anstaett, C.D.P.), Sister Richardine Stéphanie:
St. Joseph's Boarding School Rouffach, Haut-Rhin, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): (France)

Sister thanks (Perché) on behalf of her deceased Sister Amande, (C.D.P.), for the photograph and blessing. His favor brought great consolation to Amande in her final days. She assures him of the prayers of the entire convent, especially Mother Marie Barbe, (C.D.P.).

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {3}

1876 Jul. 30
Jeannin, Father: Bordeaux, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): (France)

Jeannin supplies some information about the family of his brother, Jean Bap(tis)te Jeannin, former head of the institution at New Orleans, who died about 10 years ago. He left 8 children with his widow and a ninth child who lived at Bordeaux and was married to a Captain de Labori who also died 9 or 10 months before her father and left two children whom Jeannin took in with him. In regard to the 8 children at New Orleans, the Civil War and some speculations undertaken 18 or 20 years ago have left them in a state bordering on poverty. The youngest of the 5 boys is at least 20 years old. They are not without ability but need someone to push them. Novion (Jeannin) is still at Mr. Clavel's drugstore and would like to have 10,000 francs but Jeannin fears that if he sent him that sum it would make the others jealous. (Perché) could gather some information about Novion and perhaps about his brothers. Jeannin will keep what he has for the family. He is happy to have been able to place in (Perché)'s hands 22,000 francs.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {5}

1876 Jul. 31
Anstaett, Father Joseph: San Francisco, California
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): (France)

Anstaett arrived on the 28th. In a week or so he will be able to tell (Perché) what chance he has of succeeding. There have been collectors who abused the public and even one impostor Bishop making collections. Archbishop (Joseph Sadoc) Alemany received him well, and wrote him a letter of introduction to Father Peter Robert. Anstaett arrived with a religious, and had a good room in the monastery when he first came. However, the rector refused to let him celebrate Mass even with the letter from Father (Gilbert) Raymond. Shortly after, he was informed that space for him was no longer available in the monastery. Father Joseph Gallagher at St. Joseph's received him with open arms, and he was later invited to reside at the Archbishop's. He is to preach at the Cathedral on Sunday at 10:30, and at St. Joseph's at 7:30 in the evening. He has seen Paul Robert, son of the lawyer (Alexander) Robert, of New Orleans. The Chinese are very numerous in the city, and the Europeans cannot compete with them. Many families have suffered because of this. He has been told of two families which came from New Orleans, one 23 years ago, the other last year. The one is allied to the Sporl Family and the other rendered great service to the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration at the time of their arrival from France. Bishop (Thaddeus) Amat of Los Angeles is due to arrive in the city. Anstaett knew him in Missouri. His health grows better daily. (P.S.) Bishop Amat and Bishop (Francesco) Mora have arrived.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 8pp. - 12mo. - {12}