University of Notre Dame


1876 Sept. 4
Domenec, Michael, Bishop of Allegheny: Allegheny City, Penn(sylvania)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

As he anticipated, there is trouble with his successor in regard to the Sisters of Charity. He asks Purcell to state in writing that the three Sisters of Charity now in the Diocese of Allegheny but belonging to Cincinnati were transferred to Domenec, and not to Bishop (John Tuigg) of Pittsburgh. Tuigg may get some notions into his head and Domenec wishes to be well prepared.

P.S.—He hopes Purcell's health is as good as it was at the time of his Golden Anniversary. He has often thought how God favored and blessed Purcell. It was a genuine joy to see him the day of his golden wedding as Bishop of the Church of God. His health is very good and he is happy in his new diocese. The only thing that mars his happiness are the unnecessary troubles and scandals in Pittsburgh.

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1876 Sept. 4,
Tenney, W(illiam) J: New York, (New York)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah (M. Brownson Tenney) was attached with a violent diarrhea and intense sickness of stomach and rejection of food more than two months ago. The doctor has been able to relieve only for short periods. This continued for more than four weeks resulting in extreme postration and evacuation. Is then occurred to them that the water closet was the cause of her disorder. She was kept from it and its connection with the house cutoff just in time to save her life. The disorder then gradually gave away but the stomach has not recovered its tone. She is slowly improving but is unable to leave her bed for any time. Her emacration is extreme. Her limbs are like sticks. The doctor allows no one to see her that she may be kept from all excitement and has ordered a change of air as soon as she can be moved. Throughout she has been steadily cheerful and hope-ful. Her entire recovery is now only a matter of time and care with the blessing of Providence. The youngest child (Mary Brownson Tenney) was quite ill in consequence of the change of food but is now recovering.

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1876 Sep. 5
(Bayley), Archbishop J(ames Roosevelt): Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to J(ohn) O'Kane Murray: Brooklyn, L(ong) I(sland)

He is unwell and unable to attend to any business. In order to escape the amount of labor that reading Murray's book would impose, he has refused to send any comments.

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1876 Sep. 7
Foxen, William: Detroit, Michigan
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

His daughter wishes him to thank Edwards for the presents. She will remember him in her prayers. He invites Edwards to make their home his if he should visit Detroit.

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

1876 Sep. 9
Blanchet, Archbishop F(rancis) N(orbert): Portland, Ore(gon)
 to John O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, Long Island)

The volume of Murray's history was misplaced before the Archbishop could peruse it, when the second edition is out he will buy another copy.

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1876 Sept. 9
Nolan, Agnes J. M.: St. Louis, M(issour)i
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She would like to know what comment Father has to make on the article "Jane Shanon". She is in poor circumstances and needs help. Her school is so small it is discouraging. Previously had sent the description of the procession of the Blessed Sacrament in Dublin, article on St. Valentine's Day, and the Christian Ruins of Arran.

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

1876 Sept. 9
Tenney, W(illiam J.: New York, (New York)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah (M. Brownson Tenney) is slowly improving but very weak. The doctor allows no one to see her. Tenney should fear to have Henry see her until she had been previously notified of Henry's coming. Tenney will call at Sadlier's on Monday (Sept. 11) at 1 p.m. and about 5 this afternoon.

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1876 Sep. 10
(Elder,) William Henry, Bishop of: Natchez, Mississippi
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: (France)

(Elder) wrote Perché on March 10, April 27, and May 3 but received no reply. He trusts Perché received the letters. Cardinal (Alexander) Franchi wrote him and directed him to assemble the suffragan bishops to recommend names for (the diocese of) Natchitoches. Bishop (John) Quinlan is in Philadelphia but the other five met in New Orleans on the 6th and agreed upon Father F(rancis) X(avier) Leray, Father John Baptist Avenard and Father Adolphe Dupré. They are all originally from France. Leray, born in 1825, studied at Baltimore; Avenard, born in 1829, in Nantes Dupré, born in 1840 studied in the same seminary. Father Raymond and the rest at the archiepiscopal residence seem to be in good health.

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1876 Sep. 10
Née, Claire: (Paris, France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: Paris, France)

Having learned that (Perché) is to return to Paris, she earnestly begs him to allow her to see him to discuss a problem which only he can resolve.

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1876 Sep. 10
Regnault, Louis Eugene, Bishop of: Chartres, (France)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché of: New Orleans, Louisiana)

This is a certificate that in the small oval reliquary there is a small portion of the veil or tunic of the Blessed Virgin. E. Germond signs as a canon of the church.

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1876 Sept. 11
H(owe), R(ose) B. F.: Bailly Homestead, (Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She would like to see her articles on The Festival of the Rosary published in the October issue of the Ave Maria.

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

1876 Sept. 11
Kayser, Father J(ohn) B.:
Milford, Clermont Co., O(hio)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cinc(innati) O(hio)

Kayser writes to Purcell in answer to certain accusations. He has suffered insults during the whole time he served at Versailles, (Ohio). Versailes is a nest of freemasons and it is these who have carried stories to Purcell. A Catholic who does not make his Easter duty and seldom enters the church should not make accusations against priests. Kayser is sure the letter comes from Mr. Kusnick. He is not bitter but if the complaints continue he will have to demand the right to face his accusers. These persecutions are unknown in Milford. The fact that the person has expressed the desire to come to live with him does not imply anything. It is a true sorrow for Purcell to bear such miseries but the confidence of the archbishop alone renders the position of the priests possible.

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

1876 Sep. 12
Williams, Archbishop John J(oseph): Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to John O'Kane Murray: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)

Williams sends his thanks for a copy of the first volume of "The Popular History of the Catholic Church in the U(nited) States."

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

1876 Sep. 14
(Corrigan), Bishop M(ichael A.): South Orange, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to John O'Kane Murray: Brooklyn, (Long Island)

He begs to be excused from sending a recommendation in print. 1.) He has as yet been unable to read more than the introduction. 2.) He wishes to conform to the Council of Baltimore's directive exhorting that Bishops approve only such works as are published in their own dioceses.

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1876 Sept. 16
Borgess, C(aspar) H. Bishop of Detroit: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Last Sunday seven men of the congregation of Grattan, (Michigan) came to Grand Rapids and in the presence of Fathers (John B.) Ehrenstrasser, (Joseph) Ebert, (James) Pulcher, and Henry J.H. Schutjes, made an affaidavit that Father B.A. Quinn had told his people not to invoke the Blessed Virgin, that Martin Luther was justifiable and many other horrid charges. The witness are good Catholics and worthy of being believed and Borgess suspended Quinn.

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1876 Sept. 20
Borgess, C(aspar) H., Bishop of Detroit: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Borgess thanks (Purcell) for his letter. He has just received a dispatch informing him that the church and priest's house at Grattan, (Michigan) have burned down. This probably is the work of Father B.A. Quinn who thought they were not insured, but fearing such an act Borgess had them insured on Sept. 8th. This is indeed a wicked world.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}

1876 Sep. 20
Henriette, Widow: Auzas, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoloen Joseph Perché): (France)

Henriette asks (Perché) to send word of the response from (Alexander) Robert regarding her affairs. (Perch's) continued interest and help reassure her.

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1876 Sept. 20
Wood, James F., Archbishop of Phil'd'ha.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

In reply to Purcell's note just received, he has no recollection of having told anything of the sort to Bishop (James) O'Connor. It seems almost impossible that he should have done so. O'Connor's feelings towards the Bishop sometimes make him exaggerate. Wood keeps aloof from all parties and sides with no one and tries to pour oil upon the waters.

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1876 Sept. 21
Stace, Mary Ann: South Bend, Indiana
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She will translate at the price of $1 per page and write original prose for $1.50 per page.

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

1876 Sept. 22
Howe, Francis R.: Chesterton, Indiana
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Wish to thank him for copies of Behold thy Mother and the money order for articles contributed to Ave Maria. Wrote "Festival of the Rosary" as dedication to the Ave Maria.

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1876 Sep. 24
Morris, Willie G. (William): Jackson, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: Toledo, Ohio

Edwards now owes him three letters. He is considerably embarrassed in not having his letters answered. Yellow fever is raging at Savannah, G(eorgia). He thinks he will go to work as cashier at the State Penitentiary in a few days. His sisters is having a good time in society.

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1876 Sept. 24
Murray, Father John O'Kane: Brooklyn, L(ong) I(sland)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sent a copy of his "History" for review a few weeks ago. If Hudson received it he would like a copy of the review of the book.

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1876 Sept. 24
Starr, Father W(illia)m E., Chancellor: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He acknowledges Purcell's note of Sept. 9 concerning his check for $250 in favor of Archbishop (James R. Bayley) of Baltimore. He hopes Purcell is well.

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1876 Sept. 25
Borgess, C(aspar) H., Bishop of Detroit: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

(Purcell) will observe from the enclosed that the rebels of Cheboygan (Michigan) are about to trouble (Purcell) again. Borgess sent Father (Theophilus) Anciaux first and then Father (Michael) O'Donovan to inquire into the affairs and the civil court case of Father (C.L.) DeCeuninck, but the rebels failed to prove their charges. The enclosed petition induced Borgess to authorize DeCeuninck to demand the keys of the church, but the rebels barred the church the next day again. He has moved DeCeuninck across the river to Luddington, Michigan. The investigation cost him $100 and he refused to pay more. (No enclosures)

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1876 Sept. 27
Borgess, C(aspar) H., Bishop of Detroit: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Borgess has sent Mr. James Finegan's letter to Father J(oseph) Seybold and asked for an explanation. When he was at Battle Creek, (Michigan) last May not a word of complaint was offered and the disturbers in that place were John Hart and his relatives about a debt on the graveyard which Hart tried to prevent being paid out of a spite with Mr. Murphy. Borgess supposed the trouble over until Finegan's letter came. He is sorry these letters trouble (Purcell).

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1876 Sept. 27
Goussard, Father Honorary canon: Chartres, (France)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Goussard thanks (Purcell) for the offering for the works of the clerics of Notre Dame de Chartres. He acknowledges the subscription to the Voix and has turned over the surplus to the funds for their clerical family. He has told the bishop of Chartres (Louis Eugene Regnault) (Purcell's) sympathy and of the part he has played in their celebration and the bishop has asked Goussard to thank (Purcell) and convey his respond respect. The Voix will give an account of the ceremonies. P.S. He asks (Purcell's blessing at this great distance.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}

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

He apologizes in delay in continuing the "Child Martyrs" and in sending the receipt on "Spirit Voice". The third part of the "Child Martyrs" will be followed by two more. He wants something to translate. Hudson has two of his manuscripts paid for but not published. Mrs. Phelan has copies of three of his stories which he offers for $10.

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

1876 Sept. 29
McMaster, Ja(me)s (Alphonsus): New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for the letter and offers to publish the prospectus of the Ave Maria at stated prices.

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(18)76 Sep. 29
Sorin, (C.S.C.), Father E(dward): Notre Dame, (Indiana)
 to (William J. Onahan: Chicago, Illinois)

After serious consideration of the means suggested last night for the recovery of what (James H.) B(owen) holds unjustly, he finds it utterly impracticable among the parties concerned. He fails to see its irresistible strength, for he certainly possessed more than he deeded to Bowen. (In Group VIII folder.)

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