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(1876?) (Dec. ?)
Farrell, Thomas:
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Farrell encloses $8.40. Of this $3.00 is to renew his subscription and $5.40 from his band to relieve the poor Indians. Prayers will be said for their conversion. He wishes McMaster a happy Christmas, and wishes success to the Freeman's Journal.

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


1876 Dec. 1,
Conroy, Mrs. Daniel: Onieda, N(ew) Y(ork)
(James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Mrs. Conroy sends McMaster $10.80 as mission dues from 2 groups to aid the Indian Missions. She names the 30 contributors of the money.

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


1876 Dec. 1
Donnelly, E(leanor) C.: Phil(adelphi)a, (Pennsylvania)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She acknowledges Hudson's letter and permits him to use the poem to the Blessed Virgin during the octave of the Immaculate Conception. She will write something else for the New Year edition. She plans to adapt parts of a story Hudson wrote into verse.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - - Postal Card - {1}


1876 Dec. 2
Adam, Father Joachim: Santa Cruz, (California)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter encouraged him to continue his translation concerning the Spanish sanctuaries, of which he encloses the latest completed story. It pleases him to write for the honor of the Blessed Virgin. He asks Hudson to pray for the soul of Father John Borso of Santo Inez. He is pleasantly looking forward to the time when he will be able to visit Notre Dame. He hopes that the plans for his journey to Europe and for the prospective American Pilgrimage do not fail to materialize. Enclosed is a dollar and a half due the Ave Maria by a friend of Mr. Tracy.

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


1876 Dec. 3,
Ignatius, Mother, S.H.C.J.:
Convent of S.H.C.J.
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mother Ignatius sends McMaster $8 as mission dues from 15 groups to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Dec. 3rd.
Starkey, Father James T. M.: Long Green, (Maryland)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Father Starkey sends McMaster $1 as mission dues from his parishoners to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Dec. 4,
Fergus, Mrs. Rob(er)t: Evansville, ( ? )
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Fergus sends McMaster $10 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She sends also a list of 62 names of contributors of the money.

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


1876 Dec. 4,
Fitzgerald, John: Edina, Missouri
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The Sisters of Loretto, through Fitzgerald, send McMaster 50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. Fitzgerald wishes the Sisters to be credited for it in the (Freeman's Journal).

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


1876 Dec. 4
Kelly, Jane: Waukegan, Ill.
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

A money order for $2.78 together with a list of 15 names is enclosed.

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


1876 Dec. 5
Dwenger, Joseph, Bishop of Fort Wayne: F(or)t. Wayne, Ind(iana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He received letter Purcell sent and is sure they will all be glad to see him at Minster next week. Since St. Anthony's is so far away from the other churches and the roads are so bad even in summer, Dwenger consented, with Purcell's permission, to perform there whatever episcopal functions may be needed. He will have to go there anyhow. Times are hard and there are many discouragements. They should help and encourage one another. He is sorry that anything happened to grieve Purcell after he has worked so long and faithfully. It seems God allows things to happen to teach us not to expect a reward on earth in order that the heavenly reward will be greater.

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


1876 Dec. 5
"Enquirer, An": Madison, Wis(consin)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The writer says that he has just read the article in the Freeman's Journal, "Was Cardinal Antonelli a Priest?" He asks McMaster if the late Cardinal had ever received Holy Orders or if he was a complete layman and says he will be obliged if McMaster would publish all the facts of his recall to Europe, if he wishes.

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


1876 Dec. 5,
Harden, Mrs. Tho(ma)s: Wellsboro, Penn(syslvania)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Harden sends McMaster $7.25 for mission dues to aid the Indian Missions, and lists 15 contributors among whom is Rev(eren)d Tho(ma)s McGovern.

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


1876 Dec. 5
Lalley, Bridget: Ashland, Pa.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

She encloses 50 cents for one band in the Confraternity for the Indians in Dom Isidore's (Robot) Missions. Their prayers are promised that the miracle the missionary wishes may be realized.

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


1876 Dec. 6
Bray, Mary Veronica: Joliet, Ill(inois)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bray sends McMaster $5.40 as mission dues for the Society of St. Michael's to aid the Indian Missions.

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


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

He sends two articles taken from the Madras Catholic Expositor of 1842 dealing with Catholic events in the East Indies region. In case the stories prove to be too long he summarizes the story of Dr. Kennedy by saying that he was member of the first group of Irish priests who almost all, after preaching the Gospel, succumbed to the trying climate. Chisholm devotes most of his time to writing articles of a religious or controversial nature. Occasionally he contributes stories to the London Weekly Register under the initials A.C., and he formerly wrote articles entitled "Religious Fragments" for the W. Register. Due to his old age his activities have been hampered but still upon receiving the Ave Maria he regularly forwards it to different institutions.

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


1876 Dec. 6,
Moeschle, Francis Michael: Memphis, Tennessee
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Moeschle sends McMaster $5.40 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 15 contributors of the money, who are all members of the St. Mary's German Catholic Parish of Memphis.

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


1876 Dec. 6,
Woodis, Mrs. Chloe M.: Millbury, (Mass.?)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Woodis sends McMaster $6.30 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and promises to name the contributors soon.

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


1876 Dec. 6,
Rudge, Louisa: Youngstown, Ohio
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

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

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


1876 Dec. 6
Seymour, Mrs. E. O.: Chicago, Illinois
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Prof. (Luigi) Gregori requests her to write that it is necessary for him to remain longer than he intended on account of some preparations at the Academy of Design for an exhibition. Edwards is to inform Father (Alexis) Granger (Provincial) and say that Gregori will return Saturday.

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


1876 Dec. 7
Bradby, Tho(ma)s C. Jr.: Waynesburg, P(ennsylvani)a
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bradby encloses 73 as dues for December for the benefit of the Indians.

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


1876 Dec. 7
Mangan, J. W.: Pittston, Penn(sylvania)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mangan encloses $5.40 from his band for the aid of the Indians and lists the donors.

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


1876 Dec. 7
Metcalf, Father Theod(ore) A.: Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to J(ohn) O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, New York)

He sends certain details of (Archbishop John Joseph Williams') life: 1.) Born in Boston, April 27, 1822. 2.) Educated at Montreal College and St. Sulpice, Paris, where ordained. 3.) Positions previous to being Bishop were as assistant or rector in the Cathedral and then pastor of St. James' Church. The best summary of his episcopate is to be found in the Boston Herald of May 3, 1875.

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


1876 Dec. 7
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford Springs, (Kentucky)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She submits the Christmas story for the Ave Maria which Hudson agreed to accept. She is sorry that Hudson did not react to her proposal concerning her serial story but she is certain that she could adapt it to the needs of the Ave Maria if Hudson would only tell her what changes must be made. As a favor she asks him to review her sketches in the "Young Crusader".

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 32mo. - {1}


1876 Dec. 7
Sansbury, Mrs. Mary A. C.: Springfield, Kentucky
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Sansbury sends McMaster 50 as mission dues to aid the Society of St. Michael for the Indian Missions. One of the contributors, now in Lebanon buying horses for the Army is Lieu(tenan)t William T. Craycroft, of the U. S. Cavalry, 7th Division. He is one of the 7 men left of (General) Custer's fight against the Indians but does not wish his name published. You may enclose it however in the corner stone of the first Indian Church you build.

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


1876 (Dec. 8)
A. M. D. G.: Mobile, Ala(bama)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

G. sends McMaster $2.70 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Dec. 8
Colin, Leon: Brinon, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché):

Colin hopes his letter finds (Perché). If he were a traveller, he would come to see him, but he has a great horror of travelling. He sends him his address so that he will have it on his next trip to France.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1876 Dec. 8,
Elder, Charles D.: New Orleans, Louisiana
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Elder sends McMaster $1.64 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 4 contributors among whom is Rt. Rev. W(illia)m H. Elder, D.D., Bishop of Natchez.

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


1876 Dec. 9
Howe, Frances R.: Chesterton, (Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Many of her acquaintances including clergy have expressed a desire to see the story of Louise Lateau published in book form. This plus the implicit approbation of the idea by the Ave Maria has led her to investigate its possibilities more fully. She wants Hudson's aid and advice in selecting a publisher. Her request may seem hasty but it is necessary because of the great length of time it would take her to revise the story so that it would be suitable for publication as a book.

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


1876 Dec. 10
Laughran, J.: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McMaster's letter concerning the bands for collecting for the Indian Mission have placed him under obligation. The Catholic Indian Bureau there has been ignored but McMaster's success has allayed that. He hopes that every Catholic newspaper will follow that action by also organizing bands, and that all will apply for an assignment to Father J(ohn) B. A. Brouillet, Treasurer and Director of the Catholic (Indian) Bureau, since he knows the needs of all. Your comparison of Gen(era)l Sherman with Sitting Bull has caused much comment. Mrs. (Ellen) Sherman is doing her best to organize bands to aid the Indians and to counteract her husband's policy. She deserves praise. Father Brouillet says she is going to devote the remainder of her days to the elevation of the Indian. Laughran has refused to pay any political tax in his office and so has been pointed out by the clerks of the Pension Office as an enemy of Ceasar. The political assessor has not yet issued his decree and is hunting for an 85th vote. If he does not get it, Laughran expects, with the help of friends, to be Chief Clerk of the Indian Bureau about the coming March 4th.

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


1876 Dec. 11,
McCarty, John: Columbus, G(eorgi)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McCarty sends McMaster 50 as an aid to the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Dec. 11
Robot, O.S.B. Dom Isidore Prefect Apostolic: Atoka, Chootaw Nation, Indian Territory
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York.)

While McMaster thought he was sick, he had been camping in the prairies. He has spent 4 weeks among the Pottowatomies, 65 miles from Atoka, to begin a residence and a church. The Indians are Catholic for the most part and more are coming from Kansas. They have made him an offer in the desire to have a mission. He returned last Saturday and learned of the marvelous prayers to be offered for the missions, appealing to heaven for a people driven from their heritage by those who do not render them even spiritual good from the abundance of their table. Although he could write a long letter on the condition of the Indians, the fact of their condition is a shame. They say that they ask for priests and they do not come. He points out that a man who has been 6 years among the Seminoles has about 200 Catholics baptized and practicing the Catholic religion. As their reservation is next to that of the Pottatomies, the Seminoles rejoice that the Benedictines are coming so that they can live and die in the faith. Similar things present themselves to him on every trip. His work is not that of the writer and he sends this information only for the benefit of the generous readers of the Journal. He thanks McMaster for his information on the Catholic Indian Bureau. He has refused to cooperate with them because he has received scarcely anything from them and in their publication they do not speak of either the Journal or the Association of St. Michael. He begs McMaster to continue his work. He notes that the Morning Star of New Orleans has joined the Association of St. Michael. He is to save the money for Robot until he indicates the bank in New York where it is to be deposited.

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


1876 Dec. 11
Domenec, M(ichael), Bishop of Allegheny: Allegheny City, (Pennsylvania)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

Mrs. F Thomsen was buried today and her brother, Mr. Francis Darr, has requested Domenec to ask Purcell to gently dissuade her mother, Mrs. Darr, from having the remains returned to Cincinnati and also to bring the children to Cincinnati. Mr. Darr and the relations have decided otherwise and they think their plan is the best. He writes at the particular request of Darr whose card is enclosed. Domenec's neighbor is the occasion of much uneasiness to him. Archbishop (James F.) Wood has said something about which Purcell hinted to Domenec, as coming from Omaha, Nebraska. He wonders why he is so persecuted. He expects to exercise patience. He wishes Purcell a merry Christmas.

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


1876 Dec. 12
Donnelly, Eleanor C.: Phil(adelphi)a, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Lacking an idea for a poem she wrote a sketch instead for the New Year issue of the Ave Maria which Hudson can have for five dollars. She also encloses a short poem for the Scholastic magazine.

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


1876 Dec. 12,
Fergus, Mrs. Rob(er)t: Evansville, (Ind. ? Ill.)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Fergus sends McMaster $10 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 75 contributors of the money.

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


1876 Dec. 12
Greene, Mrs. J. N.: Geneseo, Illinois
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Greene sends McMaster $1.35 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and names the 22 contributors.

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


1876 Dec. 12
De-Vlegher, Mary:
St. Joseph's Academy
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mary De-Vlegher sends in $1.80 for the benefit of the Indian Missions and says the four bands of her school will send in regular dues and say the necessary prayers. The bands are busy headed by Katie Kennedy, Annie Owens, Mary Quill and herself.

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


1876 Dec. 12,
La Roque, Hattie, and Raleigh, Fannie: Portland, Oregon
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Miss La Roque and Miss Raleigh, heads of bands among the pupils of St. Mary's Academy, Portland, Oregon, send $11. for the Indian fund. The Hail Mary's have been promised. To this is added, in that appears to be McMaster's handwriting: (Probably for purposes of acknowledgement in the Freeman's Journal, Hattie La Roque and Fannie Raleigh are identified as heads of two bands, and pupils at St. Mary's Academy, Portland, Oregon, part of the original letter is crossed out.)

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


1876 Dec. 12
Lenahan, Denis: Springfield, Ky.
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He encloses $3 for the Indians. 148 Catholics offer as many Hail Marys everyday for them. He praises McMaster for his charity in aiding the Indians and sends a list of those offering their prayers for that cause.

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


1876 Dec. 13,
Gilligan, John D.: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Gilligan sends McMaster $1 as mission dues to aid the Society of St. Michael for the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Dec. 13
Drake, Ella C.: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Miss Drake sends $5.38 as the dues for eleven months from her band of the St. Michael's prayer group for the benefit of the Indians. A poor woman, Mrs. Teahan, sends 36 cents as a year's dues and promises to say the "Aves" faithfully.

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


1876 Dec. 13
Downes, Teresa J.: Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Downes sends McMaster $1.35 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 15 contributors.

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


1876 Dec. 14
Andran, Father E(renest): Jeffersonville, (Indiana)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Because political skies are dark and the times troubled, Andran asks McMaster to advice him whether he should raffle his painting now or not. He needs the money but friends have advised against it. He has seen the Freeman's Journal agent, Mr. G. H. Phelan, and thinks him bright and capable. He was not aware before that McMaster had a little boy. Priests and laymen will probably be put to sore trials very soon and so prayers are badly needed.

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


1876 Dec. 14
Konings, C.SS.R., Father A(nthony): Ilchester (Maryland)
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He answers the case proposed by Purcell. In the case of the woman from New Hampshire, he thinks there is reason to grant her a dispensation. This must be obtained from Rome, because the power of the bishops of the United States is not sufficient to govern this case. Since Rome must be written to, it would be wise to state in the same petition the case concerning the baptism of the Philadelphia woman. He considers her baptism valid because a Baptist minister told one of their priests that the followers of this sect, although they do not ascribe any regenerative power to baptism, intend to perform the rite of which the Sacred Scriptures speak.

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


1876 Dec. 14
Schervier, Mother Francesca:

An eye-witness account of the last honors paid to the remains of the foundress of the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis. Also a commemoration card of her death.

II-5-g - Two column clipping; - card {1}


1876 Dec. 14
Spalding, Mrs. Sam: Lebanon, K(entuck)y
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Spalding sends McMaster $6.12 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and names the 17 contributors of the money.

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


1876 Dec. 14
Stücker, O.S.F., Brother Quirinus: Quincy, (Illinois)
 to (Herman Stücker and Doris Rust): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Stucker thanks his brother and his cousin for their good wishes on the beginning of the new school year. Divine blessings are needed for the study of philosophy. They were examined on November 29 in the presence of the Provincial (Father Mauritius Klostermann, O.S.F.). Stucker's disputation went well. He wrote home but did not mention Herman's withdrawal from the (Franciscan) Order as the Provincial had advised him not to in consideration of their mother who is in ill health. He received a letter from Wilhelm Reuter in October. Reuter has also withdrawn from the order and is staying with a former Jesuit who is a secular priest in Ohio, serving him as sacristan and housekeeper. Stucker wonders if it is true that there are troops stationed in New Orleans on account of the presidential election. (Samuel) Tilden is not given much of a chance.

VI-2-o - A.L.S. - (German) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {6}


1876 Dec. 15,
Gilbride, Sarah J. M.: So(uth) Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Gilbride sends McMaster 70 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. 21 people have contributed the money.

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


1876 Dec. 15
Meany, Mary L.: Philadelphia, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Strange as it may seem the death of a dear friend, Sister Cornelia Connelly, makes her rejoice for besides putting an end to the sister's many earthly trials she also feels that the Religious Order of which the sister was the real foundress will new succeed. She is uncertain whether it is permissible to print a short biography of the sister in the Ave Maria. She feels greatly indebted to the Blessed Virgin and to the priests at Notre Dame for the prompt way in which they obtained her favor from the Sacred Heart. Now that she constantly has the facilities of a library at her disposal she feels as if she could begin a new series of "Stars of Our Lady", instead of "Going Forward", which she believes to be too ill-natured. She suggests another series of articles following the pattern set by the enclosed story. Father (Alexis) Granger informed her that a certain expression in her story about Our Lady of the Sacred Heart was forbidden so the altered it and now offers it to the Ave Maria for publication again.

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


1876 Dec. 15
Tormey, H. P.: Hartford, Wis(consin)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New Y ork)

Tormey sends McMaster 45 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 15 contributors and suggests that in addition to daily Hail Marys each member say an extra Hail Mary on the 1st and 2nd Friday of every month since Rev. Dom Isidore (Robot O.S.B.) offers his Mass on those days for the success of the undertaking.

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


1876 Dec. 15
Fitzgerald, Catherine: Oak Grove, Wisconsin
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The writer sends $5.60 as dues for a year for the Indian Missions with the names of the contributors and promises to say the prayers.

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


1876 Dec. 17,
Taylor, Enid (?): Taylor Place,
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: New York, New York

Taylor sends $3 for a subscription to the Freeman's Journal and $2 to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Dec. 18,
Cummerford, John: Albany, (New York)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Cummerford sends $6.03 to McMaster as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 17 contributors of the money all promise to say the necessary prayers.

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


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

She is at a loss to account for the wide discrepancy of time between the mailing and arriving of Hudson's letter. She suggests some possible subtitles and a title for her article on the Rosary whose publication she believes should be timed so that the last article is published during the week of the feast to which the story refers. She fully realizes that Hudson must find her hard to get along with but she believes that her indispositions are due to the fact that she is overworked and not because she wants to feel that way. While in Chicago several persons told her that they would like to see Frances Howe's Louise Lateau in book form. Miss Eliza (Allen) Starr would like to visit them on her way to St. Mary's but the deep snow not only prevented them from sending an answer to her letter but most probably would also prevent her from reaching their home. She reminds Hudson that she will willingly agree with any valid arguments he advances for changing the title of her story.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 5pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1876 Dec. 18
Neuhausel, Clara: Toledo, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

She sends $3.93 from a band of 15 who have contributed to St. Michael's Society.

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


1876 Dec. 18
Walsh, John: St. Johns, Albany, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Walsh thanks McMaster for his willingness to lecture for the Lyceum. The popular Hall of the City is secured for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 1877 and everyone is pleased with the subject chosen. Tickets are out and a notice in the Sunday paper and a good house is expected. Silence on McMaster's part will mean consent to the plans as they thus appear.

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


1876 Dec. 20
Kelly, Richard: Stephensville, Wis.
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He sends $6.60 from two bands of 16 and 20 members and promises to say the Hail Marys

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


1876 Dec. 20
Nolan, Agnes J.M.: St. Louis, M(iss)o(uri)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She submits a story written by Father Sheehy describing the appearance of St. Peter's Church in Rome during the process of canonizing some Saints several years ago. She is not sure whether it has been published before. The names and money of two new subscribers to the Ave Maria are enclosed. Because of the great financial distress she would appreciate having Hudson send her a remittance in payment for the articles she had forwarded to the Ave Maria some time ago. She extends Holy Day greetings to Hudson.

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


1876 Dec. 21,
Carrington, Louisa Mary: Oswego, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Carrington has heard that her late husband still owes McMaster for his subscription to the Freeman's Journal and she asks to be informed on the matter. Since they are both converts, she regards him as a friend. She is anxious to clear up all of her bills.

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


1876 Dec. 21
Maugin, Father Charles J.: Paris, France
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Edwards for his letter, though waiting for a longer letter about the details of the death of Father (Augustus) Lemonnier. His health is better; he enjoys the climate of France. He will be glad to see Edwards in France. He asks Edwards to see to it that he gets his copies of the "Ave Maria". He also asks for maps of the American states divided into counties; he needs them for a book on which he is working. He sends Christmas greetings.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1876 Dec. 21
Sansbury, Mrs. Mary A. C.: Springfield, Kentucky
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Sansbury sends $1.10 to McMaster to aid the society of St. Michael for the Indian Missions. She names the 3 contributors.

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


1876 Dec. 22
Toohey, C.S.C., Father J(ohn) M.: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a translation about the charity of Peter Claver which perhaps would be suitable for the Ave Maria' Children Department. Since the article was translated from the Benziger' publications and since he is not familiar with the laws governing the republication of printed matter he leaves it to Hudson to decide whether it is legally permissible to publish this story.

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


1876 Dec. 24
Howley, Father R(ichard) V.: (New York, New York)
 to Cardinal (John) McCloskey: New York, (New York)

Howley requests permission to say Mass in New York City during his stay there. The enclosed documents show that he enjoyed that privilege in the Holy City. (At the bottom of the page is a note by) Cardinal McCloskey stating that, in view of the letter of the Cardinal Prefect of Propaganda, permisssion is granted to Howley.

I-1-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}


1876 Dec. 25
Morris, Willie G. (William): Jackson, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received the package of 15 "Scholastics" and thanks Edwards for them. He could have wished for no better Christmas gift. He is not studying law in his father's office; he does not have the brains. He hopes to obtain a clerkship in the State Senate. He then will be able to return to Notre Dame. He would give anything he possesses to return. He is ashamed of his ignorance.

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


1876 Dec. 26
Ford, James: Ottawa, Ill.
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

A money order for $2.36 is enclosed for reparation for the wrongs to the Indians.

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


1876 Dec. 26
King, Mrs. C. L.: Ashland, Pa.
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

She encloses 45 from her band for December.

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


1876 Dec. 26
Kizar, A. M.: Newcastle, Del.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

A draft for $5.40 for St. Michael's society is enclosed with a list of 15 subscribing members.

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


(1876?) Dec. 27
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D.C.)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's letter and in regard to it she states that she was happy to learn that Hudson does not attribute any ulterior motives to her in connection with the longevity of "Tangled Paths." At present she expects to have it concluded by February first but it would be impossible to finish it sooner without harming her own reputation as a writer and without dissatisfying the people who have been faithfully reading it. She believes "Tangled Paths" to be suitable for publication as a book but she has hesitated to arrange for this for two reasons. First, the thought of having to bargain with publishers, the very people who have swindled her so many times, appears exceedingly repulsive. Second, she thought that the Ave Maria might like to include it as one of the series of the Notre Dame Library as they have done to several of her other stories. Hudson's aid in selling the copyright to "Tangled Paths" would be greatly appreciated. She expects to be paid at the same rate for the conclusion of the story as she was paid for the previous part. She agrees to send the Ave Maria occasional short articles but she refuses to consider writing another like "Tangled Paths."

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


1876 Dec. 27
Fitzpatrick, John: Troy, New York
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Four dollars is enclosed to apply on a year's subscription to the Journal with the balance going to the Indian fund.

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


1876 Dec. 27
Konings, C.SS.R., Father A.: Mt. St. Clement, Ilchester, M(arylan)d
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Purcell's letter of Dec. 18 was missent to Missouri and was not received before Dec. 25. He consulted Kenrick's New Testament but did not find any indication in his notes on the (Pauline Privilege) that he holds the dispensation of the Pope unnecessary in case the interpellatio should be impossible. But why ask a dispensation in a law that cannot be observed? Modern Theologians agree that the dispensation or declaration is unnecessary even in case of the impossibility of the interpellatio, at least for the lawfulness of the marriage.

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


1876 Dec. 27
Langton, Dan, J.: Ashland, P(ennsylvani)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Langton sends 50 as dues for December for the fund for relief of Poor Indians.

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


1876 Dec. 27
Reilly, Jennie: Ehambersburg, Pa.
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

She sends 70 and a list of 23 names of those who contributed.

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


1876 Dec. 27
Starr, Eliza Allen: St. Mary's (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends some original information about Father Panfilo for the Ave Maria. Then writing about Father Ferdinando Battistas she asks that the Ave Maria spell his name as she has spelled it, include all his titles, she refer the readers to a former issue of the Ave Maria which contains information about him. She imagines that Hudson's work keeps him too busy to come to get his pictures.

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


1876 Dec. 28,
Semmes, Emily: Chattanooga, Tenn(essee)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Semmes sends McMaster $1.50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists 30 contributors, among whom are Rev. T. Ryan, and six Dominican nuns, Sisters Angela, Ann, Teresa, Dominica, Celia, and Mary.

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


1876 Dec. 28
Leoni, George: San Jose, Ill(inois)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Leoni sends McMaster $3 for a subscription to the (Freeman's Journal). Mrs Crabb wishes her paper discontinued. He also sends $5.40 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Dec. 28,
Trahin, J.E.: Black Creek,
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The writer wishes McMaster the season's greetings. Speaking of the disputed election for president he calls the preceding 15 years a period of misgovernment. Trahin expresses the need to return to first principles again and belief in God. No matter who becomes President it will make little difference. Trahin's friends like to keep old copies of the Freeman's Journal but find that it is printed on brittle paper which readily falls apart. He requests for neighboring farmers that stock market reports on grain and cattle be published in fall and winter because they are needed and because farmers do not wish to take secular country papers into their homes.

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


1876 Dec. 29
Eagle, Nellie: Lawndale, (Michigan)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Eagle sends McMaster 55 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1876 Dec. 29
MacHale, Archbishop John: Tuam, (Ireland)
 to John O'Kane Murray: (Brooklyn, Long Island)

He thanks Murray for the copy of "The Catholic Church in the United States". To have given, at Murray's early age, so interesting a volume of its ecclesiastical transactions affords a hope that he will more than realize the expectations of his earlier success.

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


1876 Dec. 29
Morris, Willie G. (William): Jackson, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He will say only a few words as he wrote only yesterday. He has applied for a position in the State Senate. He received the Scholastics. He will try to return to Notre Dame in September.

XI-1-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1876 Dec. 30,
Blake, James: St. Mary's P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Blake sends McMaster $2 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and praises the undertaking as being heralding the approach of a better day.

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


1876 Dec. 30
Ford, Patrick: New York, (New York)
 to (John O'Kane) Murray: (Brooklyn, New York)

Murray's note, with Archbishop MacHale's very high praise of his book will be printed the next week.

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


1876 Dec. 30
Le Vavellent, Father:
Seminary of the Holy Spirit Paris, (France)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché):

Le Vavellent certifies that Father Joseph Marie Joly is a priest in good standing. For ten years he has served at Martinique, but for reasons of health he is leaving for a more temperate climate.

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


1876 Dec. 30
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Besides increasing his somewhere meager income, writing for the Ave Maria has always brought him great pleasure. Therefore, he hopes that Hudson's determination to sever the connections between the Ave Maria and him, Paul, will not be permanent. He intended to introduce a new feature in his letters from Rome. If Hudson desires he may comment on this possibility when he sends the remittance. He will do all possible to regain Hudson's confidence and he hopes that in any event he may always remain Hudson's friend.

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


1876 Dec. 31
Bulger, Eliza M.V.: Albany, (New York)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is sorry that she delayed in thanking Hudson for the subscription to the Ave Maria. His acceptance of her poems encouraged to her to write some more which she now encloses.

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


1876 Dec. 31
H., R.: N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

R. H. sends 90 as mission dues to aid the Indians Missions.

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