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1876 Oct. 2
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Because of the humiliation it would subject her to she regrets that she cannot comply with Hudson's request by writing the story he in his letter asked her to write. She is very sorry that she must sever relations with the Ave Maria. However, she promised herself that when her compositions no longer influenced the reader toward doing good she would discontinue writing. According to several critics at Notre Dame, this time has come, and thus her decision. She wishes the Ave Maria continual success and she thanks Hudson for the kindness he has shown her. Illness prevented her from answering Hudson's letter of several weeks ago. She forwarded it to the Benziger Brothers with whom she is negotiating for the publication of "Tangled Paths" without much hope of success. She was happy to learn that the San Francisco Moniter publicly corrected a misstatement previously made in its columns. Prayers and a letter from Hudson would be very much appreciated.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1876 Oct. 3
McLaughlin, Sarah M.: Whitewater (Michigan)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

She is endeavouring to form three mission bands for the benefit of the Indian Territory and sends in $4.32 and also a list of 34 names of those who contributed.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16to - {1}


1876 Oct. 4
Howe, Frances: Chesterton, (Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Because there was no special hurry she did not do any further writing on her story for the Ave Maria during her unexpected absence from home. Two more installments in the Ave Maria will complete the story. She asks Hudson to send her an extra copy of two old issues of the Ave Maria.

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


1876 Oct. 4,
Mooney, R. M.: New York, (New York)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mooney sends McMaster $1 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions, and commends him on the article he has written on the unjust treatment of the Indians.

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


1876 Oct. 6
Chisholm, (Arch): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Chisholm was happy to learn through Hudson's note that a good number of copies of the list of converts would be sent him when printed. He believes that the attitude of the Protestants in England has become much more lenient toward the Church the last few years. In order to avoid the necessity of abridging the list he suggests that part of it be printed in successive issues of the Ave Maria and but a short introductory paragraph be used. He would like to see Monsignor (Thomas John) Capel, one of England's favorite preachers, make a preaching tour of America.

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


(18)76 Oct. 6,
Delbeare, Father H.: Archibald, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Delbeare sends McMaster $5.40 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He promises also to say a weekly Mass and daily memento for the undertaking, which may be a wonderful means of redress toward the Indians for the calamities they have suffered at the hands of the country. The society will meet the approval of the Church everywhere and should grow like the mustard-seed of the Bible. American Catholics have not done as well as they might have done in furthering the work of the propagation of the Faith, and now have a chance to work right at home as an American branch of the Mother Church in the business of propagation. Father Delbeare does not wish McMaster to publish these statements.

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


1876 Oct. 6,
Gilligan, Mrs. J. D.: New York, (New York)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Gilligan sends McMaster 45 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Oct. 6,
Harnett, D. D.: Buffalo, (New York)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Harnett sends McMaster 45 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions through the Society of St. Michael and the Blessed Virgin. The 15 contributors are listed.

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


1876 Oct. 8
Lahrschaefer, Michael: Cannonsburg, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Lahrschaefer promises to send dues for the aid of the Indian Missionaries every three months and wishes also to subscribe to the (Freeman's) Journal for another year.

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


1876 Oct. 8
Laughran, J.: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McMaster's plan for helping the Indians will somewhat interfere with the plans of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions of which General Charles Ewing is Commissioner and the Very Rev. J.B.A. Brouillet is Treasurer. Their plan is set forth in the "Manual of Catholic Indian Missionary Associations," which was published by McMaster. The Ladies Catholic Indian Missionary Association of Washington, D.C. has Mrs. Madeleine Dahlgren as President and branches of it have been set up in many cities under the approval of the Bishops. This group has already helped the Prefecture Apostolic of the Indian Territory through the (Indian) Bureau and will continue to receive aid along with other Catholic Indian Missions in the U.S. The plan is that bands of 15 people be formed, each sending $1.00 a year to Father B(rouillet), the treasurer. Our missions were lost to us in our first assignment because we had no representative head, but now we have one approved by the hierarchy.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1876 Oct. 9,
Ford, James: Ottawa, Illinois
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Ford sends McMaster 53 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He list 15 contributors of the money and asks for 12 copies of the Freeman's Journal of Oct(ober) 7, (1876) and also 12 copies of the issue in which this present contribution is acknowledged.

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


1876 Oct. 9,
O'Neill, Johanna: Richmond, V(irgini)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Neill sends McMaster 45 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. The 15 contributors are listed.

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


1876 Oct. 10
Driessen, Father T(heodore) H.: Breslau, L(ong) I(sland) New York
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Driessen congratulates McMaster on his idea of organizing prayer and Holy Rosary Circles for the Indians, and hopes he will be able to continue such a noble enterprise. He sends $1 toward the cause and says that he has spoken of it in Babylon nearby also. The people are making every effort to organize the bands and one little girl gave the last 3 cents she had as monthly dues. The missions are greatly needed, especially in these days of practical heathenism.

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


1876 Oct. 10,
Linahan, Denis: Springfield, Kentucky
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Linahan sends 50 to McMaster as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions of Dom. Isidore Robot, (O.S.B.).

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 20 mo - {1}


1876 Oct. 11
Bulger, Eliza M.: Albany, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Upon the advice of some of her friends who have devoted their life to Christ she ventures to offer some of the articles she has written to the Ave Maria for publication hoping that Hudson will accept her as a regular contributor.

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


1876 Oct. 11
Kenrick, Archbishop Peter Rich(ar)d: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to John O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, New York)

He sends thanks for a volume of Murray's "History."

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


1876 Oct. 12
Borgess, C(aspar) H., Bishop of Detroit: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

On Oct. 9 Father Edw(ard) Jacker for the first time sent Borgess a letter on the Cheboygan, (Michigan) affair and used the same expression in regard to Father (C.L.) DeCeuninck. He seems to suffer from the contagion that it required Purcell's intervention to force Borgess into submission. Borgess is glad of his intervention and has sent (Purcell's) letter to DeCeuninck and demanded that he force Jacker to prove his charges. This, Borgess trusts, will bring some truth to light. DeCeuninck is not at Cheboygan but at Luddington, Michigan. The rebels at Cheboygan still hold violent possession of the church.

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


1876 Oct. 12
Kast, Marius Joseph: San Francisco, Cal(ifornia)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Kast has seen the article on mission chains in the Freeman's Journal of Oct. 7 and wishing to organize the first chain in California, sends him 45 in dues to aid the Indian Missions and lists the 5 contributors.

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


1876 Oct. 12
Raymond, Father G(ilbert): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Father (E.) Rousse: (St. James, Louisiana)

Raymond received Rousse's inquiry regarding the Grangers. In the beginning Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché, knowing only their good side, believed he should consult Rome before making a pronouncement. Cardinal (Alexander) Franchi has made inquiries concerning them, but there has been no pronouncement yet. (Perché) wrote Raymond from Rome to examine whether they should be considered a secret society. Raymond believes that they are truly a secret society since they began with Western Protestants where all societies take a secret form, and they have an oath of secrecy and a natural religion with rites for marriage and burial. Despite the prohibition of Father (Pierre Marie) Jouan, pastor at Washington, they made use of Grangist ceremonies in a Catholic cemetery. However, only a bishop can decide. In the meantime, Rousse should try to keep his parishioners from joining.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {6}


1876 Oct. 13
Adam, Father J(oachim): Santa Cruz,
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

In order to conserve the valuable space of the Ave Maria for more fluent writers than he, Adam submits but a short article on the Centennial Celebration in San Francisco.

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


1876 Oct. 13
Carolan, Margaret: Norwich, (Ontario)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Carolan sends McMaster 45 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 15 contributors who have answered the appeal in the Freeman's Journal of Oct(ober) 7. Since a postal money order for that amount costs 25 itself, she is sending the donation in stamps.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12 mo - {1}


1876 Oct. 13
O'Reilly, Father Bernard: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (Cincinnati, Ohio)

It has been nearly 30 years since Purcell blessed him in the parlor of Archbishop (John) Hughes in Mulberry Street, but this is still fresh in O'Reilly's memory. O'Reilly rejoices on Purcell's Jubilee, and prays that Purcell's life be extended even beyond the Jubilee of 1883. O'Reilly would fain have added at least one pearl to the many gems with which love and reverence enriched the golden chalice used to offer up the Blood of the Lamb, on that great day of his soul's exaltation. Will Purcell deign consider this poor book of O'Reilly's as a substitute for the gem it would have been his pride and happiness to offer? O'Reilly is busy on the first volume of "Life and Times of Pius IX", which is to be published by Appletons. The Cardinal encourages O'Reilly. O'Reilly asks Purcell for any advice he would care to offer.

II-5-h - A. L. S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}


 (Photostatic copy from the Archives of the College of Mt. St. Joseph, Delhi, Ohio.) 

1876 Oct. 14
Carr, Thomas O.: Houston, Texas
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Carr sends $3 as subscription fee for the Freeman's Journal for George Goebel of Houston. He also sends 45 as an aid to Rev. Dom Isodore Robot, Prefect of Indian Territory. He lists the 15 contributors of the money.

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


1876 Oct. 14,
Langton, Dan(iel) J.: Ashland, P(ennsylvani)a
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Langton sends McMaster 45 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 15 contributors of the money.

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


1876 Oct. 14
Trahin, J. E.: Cleveland, (Ohio)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Trahin says he received the Cleveland list and that further ammunition and letters may be sent him at 166 Erie St. He also sends McMaster $5.40 to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Oct. 15
Bennett, Hattie E.: Independence, ?
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bennett, being the only subscriber to the Freeman's Journal in her town feels obliged to organize a mission group and so collected $1.75 in dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 15 contributors of the money.

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


1876 Oct. 15
McHale, Walter: Altoona, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McHale sends 45 collected from his mission group as dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the names of 15 contributors who also promise to say the prayers.

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


1876 Oct. 15,
Antonia Mother:
Convent of the S.H.C.J. St. Leonard's House,
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mother Antonia sends McMaster $8.81 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Oct. 16
Dolan, W(illia)m F.: Atchison, Kan(sas)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Dolan sends $1.35 as dues for the Society of St. Michael of Our Lady of the Rosary, to aid the Indian Missions. As soon as he collects 15 names he will send them in for publication in the Freeman's Journal.

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


1876 Oct. 16
Dwenger, Joseph, Bishop of Fort Wayne: F(or)t Wayne, Ind(iana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He learned that Father (John) Crawley of Anderson has written a very discourteous letter to Purcell. He is very sorry and regretful. He has written Crawley a severe reproof. He apologizes for Crawley and offers Purcell his sincere affection.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1876 Oct. 16
Kouwenbergh, Annie M.: Bowling Green, K(entuck)y
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

She sends 45 collected as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She has been urged to do so by Rev. (J.) Bax of Bowling Green. None of the contributors have made their first Holy Communion as yet. An enclosed note written by McMaster speaks of Fr. Bax and the bands.

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


(18)76 Oct. 16
Purcell, Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist): Cin(cinnati, Ohio)
 to John O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, Long Island)

He accords his full measure of praise of the design and execution of the volume. Murray had better left out Purcell's controversy with Thomas Vickers. He did not return to America immediately after ordination but went with Archbishop (Samuel) Eccleston to England and Ireland and spent the next year at the Sulpician solitude at Issy returning to America in July. He was ordained on the Saturday after Pentecost. He brought the Jesuits to Cincinnati.

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


1876 Oct. 16
Van Gennys, Father (John): Alpena, Michigan
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He encloses a letter from one known to him but who didn't sign his name. It is from one who lives for the glory of God and in living seeks to die. The sender asks for the prayers of the readers.

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


1876 Oct. 17
Woodis, Chloe N.: Millbury, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Chloe N. Woodis sends $3.15 as monthly dues to be used to aid the Indian Missions and promises to say the prayers also. 105 people have contributed the money.

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


1876 Oct. 17
Bradley, Thomas C.: Paynesburg, Penn(sylvania)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bradley sends $2.16 as dues from his mission group to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 23 contributors of the money and says he will pay his subscription to the Freeman's Journal soon.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1876 Oct. 17
Coleman, Daniel: Fort Riley, Kansas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Coleman sends 45 cents collected as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and says he will write to Dom Isodore (Robot), O.S.B.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8vo. - {1}


1876 Oct. 17
Deverere, Mrs. N.: Utica, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Deverere sends $1.50 as dues from her mission group to aid the Indian Missions and says the 15 contributors will also say the prayers.

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


1876 Oct. 17
Gertere, Father Alphonse de: Russia, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He has arrived at Russia after having seen Dr. Kusmick at Versailles. As it will be necessary to say two masses on Sunday he asks for that permission, as well as for faculties in reserved cases. Father (Henry) Moeller who is with him asks the same permission to binate.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1876 Oct. 17
Kenrick, Peter Rich(ard), Archbishop of (St. Louis): St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Before receiving Purcell's letter, he was aware that Bishop (James) O'Connor and expressed himself severely in regard to the Bishop (Michael Domenec) of Allegheny and to lay as well as clerical persons. He did not know his language was of the character Purcell mentions and attributes it to the differences that arose between Bishop Domenec and the former Bishop of Pittsburg (Bishop Michael O'Connor) on the latter's resignation. Although O'Connor is terribly indiscreet in speaking of his brethren, he is a good man and Kenrick hopes that removal from the existing circumstances in which his relations to Domenec and Bishop (James F.) Wood placed him, will secure him from similar indiscretions in the future. Before proposing his name, Kenrick consulted Wood, who bore a very favorable testimony to his fitness for the episcopal office, but expressed his doubts as to the probability of O'Connor's acceptance of it.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {5}


1876 Oct. 17,
Reid, James: Louisville, Kentucky
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Reid, an attorney, sends McMaster $5 to be used to aid Dom. Isidore Robot (O.S.B.) and the Indian Missions in the territory.

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


1876 Oct. 18
Howe, Rose B.F.: (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

She is writing this letter for her sister, Frances Howe. They would like to have the official status of Archbishop Manning clarified. When they were in England he was always referred to as Archbishop of Canterbury but in Frances' story the Ave Maria substituted the title of Archbishop of Westminster for the title she always prefixed him with. Frances wants her uncertainty cleared up so that she may avoid making any errors which would give an air of unreliability to her story. The concluding portion of the manuscript was sent several days ago. Rose enjoyed reading "The Battle of Connemara" in the Ave Maria. An unexpected call to Chicago delayed Rose in writing her own manuscript but she will soon have another part ready to send. She asks if Hudson could discover if a certain student at St. Mary's has paid her bill. If she has it would encourage Rose's mother to try to collect a debt this student's family owes to her.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1876 Oct. 18
Kernan, Bridget, M.J.: New York, New York
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson). C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Enclosed is a poem dedicated to St. Elizabeth who was her dearest Saint.

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


1876 Oct. 19
Carr, John D.: Houston, Texas
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Carr send $1.80 as dues from his mission group to aid the work of Dom Isidore Robot (O.S.B.) He lists 15 contributors of the money and all agree to say the prayers.

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


1876 Oct. 19
Devlin, John: West Bangor, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Devlin sends $6.15 as payment for the Freeman's Journal for himself and for Peter McGowan of West Bangor. Also he sends $1 collected to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Oct. 19
Kenrick, Peter Rich(ard), Archbishop of St. Louis: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Miss Eustace told him that Purcell desired a copy of his Roman Pamphlets. He sends both, not knowing which Purcell wanted. He apologizes for not having written sooner.

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


1876 Oct. 19
Parmentier, Mrs. S.: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Mrs. Boyer sends in $5.40 as dues for the Indian Missions and prefers to have it listed under the name of Mrs. S. Parmentier.

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


1876 Oct. 20
Crooker, Catie: New York, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The writer has organized two bands of 30 people who are willing to aid the Indian Missions by dues and prayers and gives the names of 21 contributors of 90.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16to. - {1}


1876 Oct. 20
H., I.: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
St. Agnes Church
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

I. H. encloses $1.00 for the aid of the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Oct. 21,
Spring, Mrs. James: Salem, Mass(achussetts)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mr. and Mrs. James Spring send $1.40 to McMaster as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. Every contributor promises to say the prayers also.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16 to - {1}


1876 Oct. 21
Zindorf, P. S.: Dayton, Ohio
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Zindorf sends $1.35 as dues from his mission group to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Oct. 23
Ahern, John: Richmond, V(irgini)a
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Ahern encloses $11.00 as dues from two mission bands organized by Alice Delaney for the Indian Missions. He sends $3.00 subscription fee for the Freeman's Journal.

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


1876 Oct. 23
De Pauw, Father Edmund M.: Chateaugay, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father De Pauw sends $3.50 as subscription money for the Freeman's Journal from the Fathers Herbert Ellenburgh, and (J. F.) Nomandeau, of Brush's Mills (N. Y.). He also sends $6.50 as aid to the league for helping the Indian Missions and wishes his contributors to be acknowledged merely by the initials "E. D. N.Y. State".

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


1876 Oct. 23
O'Neill, W(illia)m: Toronto, (Canada)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks the Ave Maria to print the enclosed article.

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


1876 Oct. 24
Dittoe, S. B.: Somerset, Ohio
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Dittoe sends $5.80 as dues for the young men of the Holy Trinity Congregation of Somerset. The money is to be used to aid the Indian Missions and the prayers will be faithfully said. He lists the 16 contributors of the money.

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


1876 Oct. 24
Dwenger, Joseph, Bishop of Fort Wayne: Fort Wayne, Ind(iana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Since he was confirming in remote parts of the diocese for ten days, he did not get Purcell's letters until this morning. The Council of Trent in regard to clandestinity is not in force in this diocese even in the places where it was promulgated when part of Vincennes. As Fort Wayne, it has been cancelled by Rome. He is satisfied with Purcell's action in the marriage affair. He knows nothing of the case in question. From the cases of bigamy he has met on his missions, he is strict in having proclamation of banns. Father (W) Wayrich, C.SS.R. gave a good retreat for the priests. He has heard nothing of Cleveland lately, nor received any notice of a national Council to be held next year or in regard to a Nunciature intended for the United States. He does not expect to be able to visit Purcell for some time, as he has engagements to lay corner stones, bless churches, and give confirmation.

II-5-f - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1876 Oct. 24
Gertere, Father Alphonse de: Russia, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

There were at Russia since the time of Father ( ) Ott many members of the Archconfraternity of the Immaculate Heart and the Bona Mors and he wished Purcell's approbation to establish these two confraternities. The pleasure he has had at Russia has been chagrined by the lack of a Catholic school for the children. The only school is a free school and the teacher is a protestant. Gertere makes the children come to school each day before class but that is not enough. If he had a school he would teach himself since the Protestant teaches things contrary to the Catholic faith.

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


1876 Oct. 24
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford Springs, (Kentucky)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She asks Hudson to tell her whether he would accept a Christmas story for the Ave Maria written by her. She has obtained a new subscriber for the Ave Maria. Now that the serial story in the Ave Maria has been concluded she would like to know if Hudson will print hers and at what price. As an additional favor she requests that Hudson accept free of any obligation to remunerate her a few reviews of contemporary Catholics writings for the Ave Maria. She would appreciate having Hudson remember her and her family in his prayers.

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


1876 Oct. 25
Carrier, C.S.C., Father Jos(eph): Cincinnati, O(hio)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for sending him the copies of "Suffragia". Father (Joseph) Finotti presented Carrier with several copies of the "Addenda" to his "Bibliography of Catholic Americans". As a token of appreciation for the great work being done by the Ave Maria Carrier sends Hudson four of them, one for himself, and one each for Father Zahm, Maher, and Bigelow.

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


1876 Oct. 25
Murray, James: Woonsocket, R(hode) I(sland)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Murray sends 50 cents dues for a mission band to aid the poor Indian Mission and sends the names of the 14 contributors besides himself.

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


1876 Oct. 25,
Two Brothers: San Francisco, (California)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Two brothers send $2 to McMaster to be used in aiding the Benedictine Father (Dom. Isidore Robot, O.S.B.) and his Indian Missions. They promise to say the necessary prayers.

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


1876 Oct. 26
Adam, Father J(oachim): Santa Cruz
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses 25 still due on a subscription to the Ave Maria. Also he sends a translation of "Our Lady of the Pillar of Zaragoza in Spain" which is part of the book "Religious Glories of Spain." Because the narrative of each chapter is an independent story and because it is easier to adapt a short story to the pages of the Ave Maria he sends one translation at a time. The complexities of Spanish meter make his work of translating difficult. He requests Hudson to have prayers said for him.

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


1876 Oct. 26
( ) Irenaeus, O.F.M., Father: Quincy, (Illinois)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché of: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father Irenaeus testifies that Herman Stücker was a student of the Franciscans for four years in the humanities and for one year in the philosophical scholasticate.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (Latin) - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1876 Oct. 26
Merlay, Auguste: Marseilles, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché):

Merlay has learned from Mr. Pemartin that (Perché) received his last letter along with that of Bishop (Felice) de Las Cases. As circumstances have forced him to leave Constantinople, a lack of work and a desire to hasten his reinstatement compel him to ask (Perché) for a definite decision in his regard.

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


1876 Oct. 27
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

By writing on successive weeks he will make up for the delay caused by the death and funeral of a dear friend. He would like to write weekly at the same terms as a year ago. He dislikes the caption, "Weekly Letter from Rome" attached to his letters in the Ave Maria.

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


1876 Oct. 27,
Quin, Letitia: Salina, Ka(nsa)s
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Quin sends 45 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 15 contributors of the money.

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


1876 Oct. 28,
Coleman, Dan(ie)l: Fort Riley, Kansas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Coleman sends $1 as mission dues for the Indian Missions. The 30 contributors, Including Elizabeth Coleman and her band, promise to say the necessary Hail Marys.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p - 8 vo - {1}


1876 (Oct.) 28,
Tenney, W(illiam) J.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

(Sarah M. Brownson Tenney) alive but very low.

III-3-a - telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1876 Oct. 29
Degen, Father Theophilus: Bridgeton, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Degen sends McMaster a story which he hopes will wake up the bigots of May's Landing (New Jersey). He recommends Sheriff Adams of May's Landing to anyone who wants a hangman. (The story is as follows:) John Hill and John Fuller, condemned to death by Judge Reed of May's Landing, wrote to the Bishop for a priest to attend them before their death. Degen was appointed and visited the men faithfully several periods each day for three weeks. He had letters from the District Attorney of Cape May and Cumberland County introducing him to the Sheriff and authorizing his work. On Thursday, Oct. 26 after visiting the prisoners, he retired to his hotel room where he was interruped by reporters of the Associated Press with the story that the men had tried to escape jail and that he was accused of giving them knives to break their locks. Degen denied doing this. The next day he was refused permission to say Mass in the jail and to give Communion to the condemned men Soldiers stopped him and the bigoted Sheriff Adams told him to go home and that he would not admit him for $100,000. Degen asked if the priest from Eggharbor could attend the men but the Sheriff said, "We want none of you" and refused permission. Degen reported everything to his Bishop at Cape May an also mentioned his disgust in the narrow mindedness of the Sheriff. Regen was not sure if the men died with the sacraments or not but later heard that Father F. Fleckinger had been admitted to the scaffold. The purpose Degen had in writing was to clear himself of blame and prove his innocence of giving the men any tools for escape.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1876 Oct. 30,
Fergus, Mrs. Rob(er)t: Evansville, (Indiana)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Fergus compliments McMaster on his work done to aid the Indian Missions and says she will continue to organize as many mission bands as she can. She will send him the money soon.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16 to - {1}


1876 Oct. 30,
Finn, Lawrence: Edgefield, Tenn(essee)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Finn sends $18 mission dues collected by his wife, to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 46 contributors of the money, all of whom paid for a year in advance.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8 vo - {1}


1876 Oct. 30
Smith, John: Ann Arbor, Mich(igan)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Smith sends a contribution to the society of St. Michael of the Rosary, to be used for the Indian Missions. (noted on the page) Rev. Frances Van Esp a Belgian.

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


1876 (Oct) 30,
Tenney, W(illiam) J.: Elizabeth, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Sarah (M. Brownson Tenney) died this morning. Funeral to suit. If Henry comes, answer.

III-3-a - telegram - 1p. - 12mo. - {2}


1876 Oct. 31
Ward, Ellen: Dayton, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Ellen Ward sends in $1.20 dues from her mission band to be used for the aid of the Indian Missions. She lists the 20 people who contributed the money.

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


1876 Oct. 31,
Elder, Cha(rle)s D.,: New Orleans, Louisiana
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Elder sends 51 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 17 contributors of the money.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 8 vo - {1}


1876 Oct. 31,
Fogarty, Michael: Milwaukee, (Wisconsin)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Fogarty sends $3 for a subscription to the Freeman's Journal and $6.80 as dues from his mission group of 19 to aid the Indian Missions. All contributors promise to say the necessary Hail Marys.

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


1876 Oct. 31
Sloan, Alfred G.: New York, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Sloan sends $1.50 for the Freeman's Journal. He was going to discontinue it but did not want to exclude himself from the blessings of religion. He had been a Methodist and then a Campbellite, but from reading the Bible he realized Christ and the Apostles founded a lasting Church, and he is convinced that the Catholic Church is the one true Church.

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


1876 Oct. 31
Sloan, Mary C.: Freeman, M(iss)o(uri)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mary C. Sloan sends 50 as an aid to the Indian Missions. Living where they do they have seen much mistreatment of the Indians. They are converts, and the sole Catholics in the neighbourhood, the nearest church being 15 miles away. They cannot go to church often but will do their best for God.

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


1876 Oct. 31
Schneider, O.S.B., Father Augustine:
St. Vincent's Abbey Beatty, P(ennsylvani)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Schneider sends a check for $40.00 to be sent to the Very Dom. Isidore Robot, O.S.B. in the Indian Territory.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}