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1877 Mar. 1
Lantini, Mary Frances: Key West, Fl(orid)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Lantini sends McMaster $1 and asks him to buy for her a large bottle of the St. Antonius Liniment advertised in the Journal. She asks that the bottle be sent to Father P. L. La Roque, pastor of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish in Key West. She and her daughters promise to say one decade of the Rosary daily for the Society of St. Michael for the Indian Missions, and to send some money as soon as they sell the crops from their small farm.

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


1877 Mar. 1
Meany, M(ary) L.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Meany encloses a translation for the Ave Maria from the Annals of St. Joseph. She hopes that the feast of St. Joseph will bring the fulfillment of Hudson's fondest desires.

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


1877 Mar. 1
Spalding, Bishop J(ohn) L(ancaster): New York, (New York)
 to (John O'Kane Murray: Brooklyn, Long Island)

Spalding is unable to give any exact information concerning Theodore O'Hara. His impression is that he was a Catholic. Spalding's appointment to Peoria is, he has been informed, a fact. Sadlier's Directory gives Spalding's name as James; it is John.

I-1-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 32mo. - {2}


1877 Mar. 2
Morris, Willie G. (William): Jackson, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is now working as assistant mailing clerk at $3 per week for the Daily Times. He thinks Kate will convert his step-mother before long.

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


1877 Mar. 2
Thebaud, Gus(tave) J.: New York, New York
 to (James Alphonsus) McM(aster): (New York, New York)

Thebaud tells McMaster that his hint on the "Steam Engine" is "all right", since he knows the ways of "Crittens." He is sending McMaster the Walsh pamphlet and is happy to find him in the circle of the spunky little "Inventor". This man deserves credit from the public for his experiments in that line and his Coffer-dam is truly a "rival". His experiments and the construction of the machine have cost him $100,000. so far, but he has not received one cent in return. The engineers and dock builders who have examined it commend it very highly. This inventor has offered to do the work for $250 per lineal foot, which would ordinarily cost the city about $1250 per foot, and at the same time he gives security and will do it under the supervision of the dock engineer. He refuses to buy a contract from them and the only move left is to root out the whole nest, but it is surprising how strongly they are entrenched.

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


(18)77 Mar. 3
O'Connell, E(ugene), (Bishop of Grass Valley): Marysville, (California)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bishop O'Connell omitted to state in his previous note about the Ordinary Faculties granted by the Holy See to the Bishops of the U. S. In case McMaster does not have F(athe)r A. Koning's Compendium the Bishop quotes from it directly in Latin in order to answer McMaster's question about the right of the bishop to dispense from the fast and also in the matter of a mixed marriage before another prelate. The Archbishop (Joseph S. Alemany) however, insists otherwise. He asks McMaster to "ventilate" the matters in the Journal. He also asks about the truth of Charles O'Connor's apology to President Grant.

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


1877 Mar. 4
Blanchet, F(rancis) N., Archbishop of (Oregon City): Portland, Oregon
 to Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

The following names were decided upon at a meeting of the Bishops of the Province, held in 1876, to be sent to Rome as the choices for Coadjutor: Father B Delorme; Father J F. Fierens; Father Alp(honse) J. Glorieux. Delorme is a native of Lyons, France, came to Oregon in 1847, ordained in the country, appointed Vicar General in 1854. He is a man of study, great ability, prudence, economy, talent and learning with 30 years of experience in the country. Fierens is from Belgium, came to Oregon in 1860, Rector of the Cathedral in 1863 and V.G. in 1869, of common talents and ability. Glorieux is also Belgian, arrived in Oregon 1866, Principal of St. Michael's College and a man of no ordinary capacity. As the opinion of the Metropolitans are required in such occasions, he asks Purcell to send his own opinion to Rome as soon as possible, as the case is urgent. P.S.—Congratulations on Purcell's Golden Jubilee of last year. (in Blanchet's own hand)

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


1877 Mar. 4
Megivern, Bernard: Whites Valley, Pennsylvania
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Megivern sends McMaster $23.60 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and lists the 61 contributors, among whom is (Father) John Judge.

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


1877 Mar. 5
Blakely, James: St. Mary's P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Blakely sends McMaster $2 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 March 05
(Brownson) Orestes (A. Jr.): Dubuque, Iowa
 To (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Orestes thanks Henry for his letter as well for the weekly "Free Press". Henry's photographs came safe and has been very much admired. Orestes is now having his turn of sick children. His Louisa (Brownson) is very sick with measles. If Henry has time and feels disposed, an article from Der Lindes' chess book would be quite welcome. Orestes finds much trouble reading German and some of the other languages are a sealed book to him. He has commenced a couple of correspondece games with the good Father (Henry J.H.) Schutjes. The last game he had was with Andres of the N(ew) Y(ork) chess club who called on Orestes last spring. The times are now very hard for Orestes, otherwise all is well.

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


1877 Mar. 5
Maucher, W(illia)m J.: Carrolltown, (Maryland)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

Maucher sends McMaster 50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Mar. 5
Widdiembe, Lottie E.: Sturgis, (Michigan)
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

She wants to give Addie a ring as an Easter gift, and asks Edwards to find out his size. She will visit the College at Easter.

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


(18)77 Mar. 6
Carew, L. H.: Brooklyn, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Carew sends McMaster $3. as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and names the 15 contributors.

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


(18)77 Mar. 6
Sweeney, Isabella C.: Portage, Wis(consin)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Sweeney sends McMaster $6.12 as mission dues to aid the Society of St. Michael of the Holy Rosary for the Indian Missions. She lists the 17 contributors, among whom are Sr. Benvenuta O.S.D., Sr. Constantia O.S.D., and Sr Philip O.S.D.

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


1877 Mar. 7
Quinon Father, V.: Marseilles, (France)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Quinon asks McMaster to publish a notice. A young man, Heinrich Bertel, of the 11th. U. S. infantry in Fort Griffin, Texas has not written to his parents, who run the Railroad Hotel in Grenoble, France. They are worried over him and wish the notice in the paper so that it may be read in Texas and some news sent to them. The man is 28 and speaks English, French, and German. The French are vitally interested in the American presidential elections and are wondering if the American republic will last. They are suprised that Grant allows such transactions to be made in Washington and most Frenchmen know that Tilden had the Louisiana vote and should be elected. Quinon explains that there is danger of all republics falling because of vice and greed for money. Catholicism is losing ground in France due to the frightful licence of the irreligious press but the Bishops are trying to establish free Catholic schools to counteract this before the cinquentennial of Pope Pius IX.

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


1877 Mar. 8
Coleman, Dan(ie)l: Fort Riley, Kansas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Coleman sends McMaster $2.00 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Mar. 8
(Lapeyrusse): Espas, France
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Lapeyrusse) desires information about his son, Father J(ean) Baptiste Lapeyrusse, who died March 3, 1876. In August Father G(ilbert) Raymond, Vicar General of New Orleans, sent the information about his death. The 1st of September (Lapeyrusse) wrote to Raymond and asked for his son's small savings and library. It is not for himself that he asks this but for his two other children. He has written to the Consul at New Orleans but has received no help from him either. He does not have the will in his possession. Raymond has asked if he wants the masses said in the U(nited) S(tates) but (Lapeyrusse) would rather have them said in France where the price is less exorbitant.

VI-3-e - A.L. Incomplete - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1877 Mar. 9
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

As Hudson had previously mentioned that her serial story, "Helen Grey" could be altered to meet the requirements of the Ave Maria, she asks that he suggest to her what changes must be made and she will promptly make them. Her purpose in doing this is to raise enough money to save a dear friend, who, though innocent, is floundering under the burden of circumstantial evidence, from the stigma of disgrace. She encloses a note for Hudson to relay to Father (Alexis) Granger, (C.S.C.).

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 32mo. - {1}


1877 Mar. 10
Bussant, Father J. L.: Waco, (Texas)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Bussant sends McMaster $2.70 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. The contributions were made by Father Bussant's group and by the Academy of the Sacred Heart, of Waco.

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


1877 Mar. 10
Callaghan, Tim: Communia, Iowa
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

Callaghan sends McMaster $2.50 as part payment for the Freeman's Journal. He also sends $6.26 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He lists the 17 contributors of the money, among whom is Father B. W. Coyles.

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


1877 Mar. 10
Chetwode, Alice Wilmot: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

On the advice of Monsignor Capel, she sends Hudson some poetry for the Ave Maria. She asks if she will be paid for her verse and if it is used if she will be able to later publish it as a book.

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


1877 Mar. 10
Eagle, Nellie: Lawndale, (Illinois)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Eagle sends McMaster 52 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and promises to say the Hail Marys daily.

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


1877 Mar. 10
Hayes, Michael: Seanesboro, Minn(esota)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Hayes sends McMaster $3 for the Freeman's Journal and $5.40 to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Mar. 10
Lyons, Mary C.: Meadville, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Lyons sends McMaster $1.35 in mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and names 2 new contributors.

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


1877 Mar. 10
Raymond, Father G, Vicar General: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He was going to write to Purcell to give him information about the man to whom Purcell referred in his letter to Archbishop (Napoleon J. Perche). Perche had never seen him in Rome nor received him for his Diocese. What the man told Purcell was false. He came to New Orleans from Cincinnati and asked to be received by Perche, saying that Purcell had received him but he climate did not agree with him. He said Purcell would write a letter of recommendation for him. His appearance, talk and lack of recommendation caused Perche to refuse him. He asked Raymond for money to return to Cincinnati, but was refused. He also asked others, with what success Raymond does not know. Instead of returning to Cincinnati, he went to Havana and from there to Galveston. Bishop (C.M.) Dubuis of Galveston was deceived by the man and entrusted a young priest named Rouge to him asking Purcell to receive him. The man came back to New Orleans from Galveston, saying he was going back to Cincinnati and again tried to obtain money from Perche, Raymond and others, but all refused him. He left a few days ago, apparently for Cincinnati, taking with him Father Rouge. He is a bold adventurer, liar and cunning thief. If he is really a priest, he is certainly a bad one.


Perche, N(apoleon) J., Archbishop of: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell): (of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He is thankful for Purcell's warning. He had told Father Raymond to write to Purcell to obtain information about the strange priest whom he had never seen before. The man showed his faculties dated last October, signed by Purcell. He was allowed to stay for a few days but said he was in a hurry to return to Cincinnati. He then went to Bishop Dubuis in Galveston telling him Purcell was in need of a French priest and Dubuis sent Father Rouge with him, but the man left Rouge somewhere around Montgomery, taking his money and testimonial letter. His whereabouts are now unknown. The man should be exposed in case he tries to impose on others. Perche repeats that he had never seen the man before his arrival in New Orleans.

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


1877 Mar. 12
Donahue, Miss B.: East Tawas, Michigan
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Donahue sends McMaster $1.35 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Mar. 12
Pardo, Father Sebastian: Havana, (Cuba)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

In a letter of January 3, 1876 the Ecclesiastical Governor of Havana said to Perché that Sister Ana Maria Alvarez, R.U. of the Ursulines of this city had obtained from His Holiness permission to live outside the cloister in her relative's home for two years. The time having expired she wrote again to His Holiness to get permission to live perpetually in the Ursuline Convent. The Sacred Congregation asked the Ecclesiastical Governor to find out if the Ursulines would agree. Therefore he asked Perché to find out. On April 10, 1876 the Bishop of Havana repeated his request. Pardo would like and answer.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (Spanish) - 4pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1877 Mar. 12
Pombriay, H. de: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for his letter and for correcting his paper. He did not see Mrs. (Ellen) Sherman when she passed through St. Louis but it was just as well since he was not prepared to prove the acceptance of his proposition. He fears that a European war is imminent and the refugees which the realization of this fear will bring will have a definite need for St. Martin's Organization for Collecting Clothing for the poor. He would like to have his translated version of the rules of this organization printed immediately after they are finished printing the life of Dupont. He requests prayers that he may raise a fund to support priests in neighborhoods where the few or poor Catholics can not do so. He and a woman suffering with cancer are making a novena to Dupont. They would like Hudson to pray for their intention so that if it pleases God he may show his love for Dupont by answering their prayers. He wants Hudson to send him the leaves containing Dupont's biography. He believes that the universal clause in the organization which he intends to found will serve to unite the dislocated Christians in our cities. Mrs. Sherman has given permission to use her name in the behalf of this association but he is waiting further word from her before he adds it to this request and rules for the association. He is happy that Hudson will continue to serve as editor of the Ave Maria.

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


1877 Mar. 14
Berresford, Tho(ma)s: St. Paul, Minn(esota)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: New York, New York

Berresford sends McMaster $1.30 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Mar. 14
Lutz, Father Joseph: Six Miles, (Ohio)
 to (Archbishop John Baptist Purcell): of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Lutz asks for a dispensation of disparity of cult for William Kelley and a girl raised as a Protestant but not baptized. He also asks that they be permitted to be married on Tuesday of Easter week.

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


1877 Mar. 15
Haller, J. A.: Philadelphia, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Haller sends McMaster a donation of $1 to aid the Indian Missions and promises to send that sum every year if possible.

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


1877 Mar. 16
McGee, J.A.: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He acknowledges the receipt of Hudson's letter. He states that because of the high rates he would be unable to advertise in the Ave Maria. He would prefer to exchange advertising space with the Ave Maria as he does with other papers.

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


1877 Mar. 17
Chisholm, A.: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends two articles for publication in the Ave Maria in return for her subscription for which she is very grateful. She encloses a clipping which shows the lack of devotion among Catholics compared to that of a Spiritualistic congregation near her. P.S. Sickness has prevented her father from copying two articles. Her mother is ill.

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


(18)77 Mar. 18
(Stücker), O.S.F., Brother Quirinus: Quincy, (Illinois)
 to (Herman Stücker: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Herman) will be surprised to receive the enclosed (no enclosure) baptismal certificate and exeat so quickly. He had asked Father (Mauritius Klostermann, O.S.F.) about it and the latter sent it to him a few days ago. He sent the letter to Germany but forgot to write Dorchen's (Doris Rust) address. They must study hard. He wishes Herman, Dorchen and the children a happy Easter. He himself is starting on a nine-day retreat at Easter. If he has to have an exeat from the Bishop, he should let him know. Brother Rochus, O.S.F. and the other (Franciscan) Brothers send their regards.

- A.L.S. - (German) -


 On the same paper: 

1877 Mar. 12
(Klostermann, O.S.F.), Father Mauritius: Teutopolis, (Illinois)
 to (Quincy, Illinois)

Klostermann sends his brother's baptismal certificate and exeat. Quirinus should remind (Herman) to persevere and not to forget the grace he has been offered.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (German) - 2pp. - 12mo. - {5}


1877 Mar. 19
Robot, O.S.B., Father Isidore: Atoka, (Indian Territory)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Robot received by certificate of deposit from James A(lphonsus) McMaster, $1575. This sum consists of two separate deposits of $700 and $875. to be used to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Mar. 20
Bas, Mrs.: Lyons, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché) Perchet: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Bas writes instead of her husband who has a sore hand and has been suffering a long time. Her husband would like to know if under the will the estate goes to the first branch living or all the heirs of the family. The heirs do not know that her husband could take care of the heirs and keep all his promises because it has been two years since her husband promised to account to them.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - folio - {1}


1877 Mar. 21
Gutton, Father Ph(ilibert): Fausse Rivière, (Louisiana)
 to Father J(oseph) M(arie) Millet: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Two weeks ago Gutton asked Millet for two barrels of wine. Mr. Laborde sent them immediately, and by return boat Mr. Richy sent $120.50 about which there has been no reply. Also Millet should tell him if Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché) has drawn the $220.90 which the same Richy placed at Gutton's disposition with Grangnard and Schneider for the estate of Father (Constantin) Van de Moere. Gutton offered it to (Perché) in case of urgency.

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


(1877?) Mar. 24
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D. C.)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter arrived yesterday and in answer to it she states that she has already sent another package of manuscript and will enclose some more with this letter. She too was disappointed when "Tangled Paths" was not concluded in February as she expected. However, under the standard literary rules she found herself unable to abruptly end the tale without injuring her own reputation as a writer and without showing disregard for the Ave Maria's many old readers who constitute the vast majority of its subscribers. She states with certainty that the chapter she will send in several days will definitely conclude "Tangled Paths," a story which she wishes she had never begun. Her tediousness, she hopes, may be excused since this will be the last story of this type she ever intends to write unless far greater inducements are offered her. In answer to another question she states that the character of Natalie and the cure at Lourdes of John are both taken from real personages. The historical sketches introduced in "Tangled Paths" were meant to arouse the interest of the younger generation who didn't remember anything of the war. She believes that if a love of country was cultivated in the children more strongly a much better generation of citizens would result. Hudson's recommendation of "Tangled Paths" to Mr. Keogh is appreciated but she does not expect any results from it since the Catholic Publication Society has always had a very tottering existence. Instead she intends to publish the book by subscription. If Hudson would upon its conclusion in the Ave Maria praise the merits of "Tangled Paths" and notify its readers that this story would soon be brought out as a book Dorsey would feel greatly indebted to him. This, she thinks, would pacify the Californian subscribers' ire raised as a result of someone's blunder, certainly not her own, by which no back numbers of the Ave Maria were reserved for possible new subscribers. She admits that "Tangled Paths" far outgrew the limits prescribed for it but she is confident that for reader interest it is equal to at least fifty shorter articles.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 5pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1877 Mar. 24
Jan, Father A(nge) M(arie Felix): St. Martinville, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Jan has not spoken until now about the repairs which he was ordered to make on their church. He hoped to see (Perché) first. The church is already transformed but everything is not yet completed. The presbytery needs repairs but nothing can be done about that until he has finished paying the debt due Eugene A. Duchamp. He received (Perché's) circular of January 31. He has occupied himself with the Diocesan Association but if he succeeds it will not be immediately.

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


1877 Mar. 26
Chaland, Father Louis: Galveston, Texas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Chaland, sends McMaster a photograph of a man who turned up in Galveston calling himself Rev. Alphonsus de Gartere D.D., but who is an imposter. This man claims to have come from Cincinnati, by order of Rt. Rev. Archbishop Purcell, to find and employ French speaking priests to return to French parishes in his diocese with him. He has trunks of cloth of different shapes and colors and seems fond of the company and table of Episcopal ministers. While posing as a Roman Doctor he borrows money from all who will lend it to him and when last heard from, was in Mobile (Alabama). He stole a Celebret made out for a priest, F(athe)r Rouge of Galveston Diocese and so he may alter it to his own name, on assume the new one. Since his face can never change Father Challand asks McMaster to have an electro-type cut made at the Photo Engraving Co. 67 Park Place, N.Y. This cut can then produce pictures which will be inserted in the Freeman's Journal. Similar photos are already in the Cincinnati Telegraph. Chaland will bear all the expenses.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {3}


1877 Mar. 26
Fergus, Mrs. Robert: Evansville, (Indiana)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Fergus sends McMaster $10 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She will send in the names soon. She asks McMaster to inquire at the House of the Little Sisters of the Poor in order to see if they could establish a house in Evansville. She has at her disposal a lot 25 feet x 115 feet complete with a brick house of one and a half stories, in which they may be interested. The house is 4 blocks away from St. Mary's Church which is under the pastorate of Father F. Wiefhaus. There are now 3 churches in the city, 2 more than when McMaster last visited there. The citizens are liberal in supporting charity work and there would be much to do since many of the Catholic aged are placed in the County Home with no one to look after the welfare of their souls. When she visited there recently, Mrs. Fergus was attracted by a Catholic Irish man who was prostrated by paralysis. This man begged her to get him into the Catholic Hospital of the Sisters of Charity, and was heartbroken when he was told that they could not take cases of permanent or incurable diseases, since they had no room. The entire Home is cared for by Protestants and the Catholics there are only tended occasionally by Father F. McDermot, when he is called there.

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


1877 Mar. 29
St. Romuald, Mother: The Oratory (Thouars, France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

It is already six years since she found in (Perché) at their secluded place in Thouars a heart modelled after the Master. She still hears his words after that Mass of Holy Thursday which he offered for her. She must thank him for the support that he lends their poor exile. She understands the tortures the latter must endure.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}


(18)77 Mar. 29
Woodis, Mrs. C. M.: Millbury, (N. Y. ?)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Woodis has been slow in collecting the mission dues from her groups, but she does not get to Millbury often and it slows her work. She promises to organize other bands soon and to send $10.18 for the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Mar. 30
Pombriay, H. de: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He states that he is glad that the rules for St. Martin's Association have not been printed since Mrs. (Ellen) Sherman wishes to wait a while before she has her name listed as one of the supporters of the organization and because he does not have the opinion of the European members of the Association. Hudson's prayers are asked for a sick woman whose cure would effect great devotion to the Holy Face. He would like to subscribe to the Ave Maria. He thanks Hudson for all the favors he has given him. He wants to know the cost of printing the names and rules of St. Martin's Association.

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