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1877 June 1
Barnes, Waymart: Waymart, P(ennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Barnes sends McMaster $3 as his subscription fee for the Freeman's Journal. He also sends $2.90 in mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. For the few cents remaining over these amounts he asks McMaster to send him an Almanac, or some other some other small book.

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


(1877?) June 1
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She asks to be paid for her last month's work on ("Tangled Paths"). She regrets that the length of this story caused Hudson so much embarrassment but she could not have ended it earlier because of the harm it would have done to her reputation and the displeasure it would have brought to the majority of the Ave Maria's subscribers, meaning, of course, the original readers. Dorsey feels that this explanation is necessary because of the kindness and courtesy with which Hudson has always treated her, and because she thinks that this was the last article she will ever write for the Ave Maria.

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


(18)77 June 1
Ward, Ella: Dayton, (Ohio)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

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

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


1877 June 2
Meany, Mary L.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is sorry that she had to conclude "Our Lady's Work" without the particulars of several cures which she had intended to include. In order to conform with Notre Dame's policy of no publicity for Our Lady's miraculous work at Notre Dame she had to abridge the last part of the story. She believes that Notre Dame is overly modest in this regard. If the leading institutions in the nation brush off this responsibility where are the lay people to look for guidance? She refers to "ex votos" which Hudson mentioned in his letter to her. In the past the suppression of this custom by the clergy had always been a source of indignation to her. She is sending a historical sketch for the children's department of the Ave Maria. She commends the penpaintings of Miss Starr's.

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


1877 June 2
Starr, Eliza Allen: St. Mary's, (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is sending a manuscript which was sent to her for examination by Frances Howe. She believes it is very suitable for the Ave Maria. Howe she says is perturbed because of an omission of a Chapter from "Aunt Winifred" dealing with prayers for the souls of Protestants. Starr is amused that this was cut out since in her study of theology she learned that we should pray privately for all souls. She would prefer that the Howes and Hudson make their own arrangements as to the remuneration for their work since they are acquainted with each other now. She thinks that the article on "St. John's Mountain" should be printed under the name of Frances Howe.

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


1877 June 2
(Taylor Magdalene, S.M.G. Sister (Mary): London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She apologizes for not having sent anything for the Ave Maria for some time. She includes a letter for publication written by Lady Georgiana Fullerton, a virtuous woman who founded their religious congregation. They are going to raffle a book of autographs in America. Hudson is to print the tickets. He may decide the date of the raffle if the one chosen is not satisfactory, and establish the price of each ticket. She encloses copy for the advertisements and tickets. She would like Hudson to send her several copies of the issue of the Ave Maria which contain Lady Georgiana's letter.

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


1877 June 4
Heffernan, John C.: Phila(delphia), P(ennsylvani)a
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Heffernan has previously sent McMaster $5.50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. As yet he has not seen any acknowledgement of the donation and names 15 members of his group, hoping to see these names published in the future.

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


(18)77 June 4
Kelly, Miss Jane: Waukegan, Ill(inoi)s
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Kelly sends McMaster $7.42 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 22 contributors of the money, among whom is the pastor, Father (E.W.) Gavin of Waukegan.

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


1877 June 6
Blakely, James: St. Mary's, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Blakely has previously sent McMaster $2. for the Indian Missions but has been credited with only $1. He calls attention to the error.

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


1877 June 6
Blanchet, F(rancis) N(orbert), Archbishop of: Portland, (Oregon)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He believes Hudson should reconsider his decision not to print his essay which appeared in the Catholic Sentinel. Inasmuch as it is the duty of Catholic papers to enlighten the minds of Catholics and Protestants also he thinks Hudson would be doing a great service to his readers by printing this essay on the various divisions of the commandments. He declares that the essay is the complete truth. It is only by printing stories like this one that the Catholics will be able to overcome the false beliefs about the Catholic Church which many Protestants have.

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


1877 June 6
Morris, Willie G. (William): Jackson, Mississippi
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He did not answer because of lack of time. He joined a brass band and a fire company. He goes to Vicksburg tomorrow; the firemen have an excursion there. He has been at war with a bevy of young ladies. As soon as he gets to work and makes a little money he will send some books to the Lemonnier Library. P.S. He heard of Father General's (Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C.) departure for the South, but did not get to see him.

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


1877 June 6
Ryan, Minnie Blakely: Cincinnati, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Ryan has sent McMaster a communication regarding the observance of First Friday in St. Francis Xavier parish in Cincinnati. She is sorry that it did not reach him in time for the current issue of the Freeman's Journal, but she has been busy writing for some of the local daily papers. She applies for a position writing for the Journal on the strength on the article and considers herself competent to handle many sorts of correspondence he may require. She is thoroughly acquainted with the West and could write interesting articles and correspondence which would add interest to the already highly attractive newspaper. The papers for which she writes are infidels in tendencies and therefore she must make her articles indifferent by not mentioning God nor religion. It is a strain on her to write continually in such a Godless way but she can find no positions with Catholic publications. She finds it much easier to obtain employment on Protestant papers but asks his careful consideration of the merits of her article and her application. (The enclosure is as follows,

- A.L.S. - 2pp. - 8vo. -


1877 June 1
R. M. L.: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to 
the(Freeman's Journal)(New York, New York)

M. L. R. describes the observance of the devotion of the Nine First Fridays by the parishoners of St. Francis Xavier of Cincinnati. This devotion began in October 1876 and has just ended at the time of the report. On the day she wrote, the Novena ended with the imposing number of between 23 and 25 hundred Holy Communions. This devotion is not the result of a special retreat or mission but has continually been in evidence throughout the year. Father (J.) Walsh, S. J., who was appointed Director of the Confraternity of the Sacred Heart five years ago, is responsible for the increasing devotion and inspiration to his congregation. She speaks very glowingly about the moving and inspirational qualities of Father Walsh's sermons and notes their great effect in the parish.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {2}


1877 June 7
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sent Hudson two relics of St. Stanislaus. He is enclosing a letter on the Jubilee celebration and he may write an article on the 32nd anniversary of the Sovereign Pontificate of Pius IX.

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


1877 June 8
Dwenger, Joseph, Bishop of F(or)t Wayne: F(or)t Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Father A. Sweere, S.J.: (Osage Missions, Kansas)

Dwenger acknowledges the letter from Sweere as well as the letter enclosed from Albert claiming to have a dispensation from Rome. Dwenger insists that Albert has no such dispensation and that he will not receive him into the diocese. He has admitted three serious faults for to recognize Albert in any way would be to become responsible for his support and Dwenger refuses after receiving his letter. (in letters of Archbishop John Baptist Purcell.)

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


1877 June 8
Fergus, Mrs. Rob(ert): Evansville, (Indiana)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Fergus sends McMaster $10.00 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and lists the 37 contributors. Because of the approaching winter and the increasing inhumanity of the government towards them, the missionaries will be in great need of the money.

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


1877 June 8
Howe, Frances: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She believes that the reformers who criticize the music used by the Churches of Rome do not understand the laws concerning this matter. The framers of these laws intended them only for musicians who are talented enough to deserve the title of Doctor of Music. They understood that amateurs, according to European standards all American musicians come under this rating, would misinterpret these rules; therefore they are more lenient in their observation by amateurs. She states that some of these critics seem to be imputing the development of these harmonious tones to the power of the devil. She hopes that some of the decrees of the Council of Trent regarding mixed marriages, dispensations, and selling of blessed articles, will be enforced. She is sorry that the phrase "in this country" was omitted from her sister's manuscript in the portion referring to Church Music since they are not in a position to criticize the universal Church.

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


1877 June 8
S., C. B.: Frederick, M(arylan)d
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

C. B. S. sends McMaster 50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 June 11
Lyons, Mary C.: Meadville, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Lyons sends McMaster $4 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 15 contributors of the money. She has sent in 32 names previously.

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


1877 June 12
Gilbride, Sarah J. M.: So(uth) Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Gilbride sends McMaster $1 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 June 12
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He requests Hudson to send a $20 post office order to his brother John Paul. It should be mailed to his sister for forwarding because he does not know if John Paul's address has been changed.

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


1877 June 13
Folan, Martin T.: So(uth) Boston, (Massachusetts)
 to J(ames A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Folan sends McMaster's $1.10 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He has lost 3 of his group. In a place like Boston it is hard to get people to join a good work.

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


1877 Jun. 14
Bloud et Barral: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Last January 6, (L.) Lafargue, successor of (Am.) Lutton, in reply to Bloud et Barral's claim for a debt of 368 francs and 90 centimes, sent them a letter of which a copy is enclosed. Because of their extreme need, they ask Perché to pay them as soon as possible.

- A.L.S. -


 Enclosure: 

1877 Jan. 6
Lafargue, (L): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bloud et Barral: Paris, (France)

Archbishop Perche has taken charge of Mr. Lutton's debt to them and will not delay in sending a note to pay the account.

- Copy - (French) -


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


1877 June 14
M: N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

M sends McMaster a donation of $1 to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Jun. 15
Basto, M.: Waterloo (Landing, Pointe Coupée, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Basto sends Perché an appeal for a relative, Mrs. Louis Fabre. Palmyre Langlois, widow of Mr. Patin, several years ago married Louis Fabre whose first marriage had been dissolved or annulled by the courts. Able to marry only before a magistrate, Fabre proposed to that effect. Lately Palmyre wished to have the marriage sanctified by the Church. However, their pastor, Father (Philibert) Gutton refused and said he could not even give her absolution in case of necessity unless she renounced her husband. Basto asks Perché to take her case into consideration. Addressed care of E(dward) Vignes.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 3pp. - 4to. - {7}


1877 June 15
Coleman, D(aniel): Fort Riley, Kansas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Coleman sends McMaster $1 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 June 15
Guinan, William: Mauch Chunk, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Guinan wishes to secure a position as compositor on a good Catholic newspaper and asks McMaster to consider him in case there are any vacancies on his staff. He is 20 years old and can obtain recommendations concerning his honesty, industry, and sobriety. Before working on the Mauch Chunk Democrat, he led a "reclused" life. His confessor, Rev. Father Bunce, has advised him to try for a position on some Catholic paper where his mind will be on his religion, thus preventing him from becoming entangled again in the pollutions of the world.

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


1877 June 15
Mc Clelland, R: Detroit, (Michigan)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Mc Clelland thanks Henry for the book. McClelland's respect for (Orestes A. Brownson) and his distinguished abilities, and McClelland's regard for Henry will induce him to peruse the book soon with pleasure and instruction.

III-5-a - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo - {2}


1877 June 15
Kelly (James R.): Sacket's Harbor, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Kelly sends Henry an Army register for this year. He likes the Van Dyke brothers very much, the Padre (Father Ernest Van Dyke) is such a dear good little man. As Kelly gets old be gets tired of the Army. What an evidence of a free government with equal religion rights when there are nearly 40 chaplains in the Army and only one Catholic priest among them.

Barston is in Boston on a Court of Inquiry. Mrs. Kelly joins in regards.

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


1877 June 16
Chisholm, A. D.: London, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for the subscription to the Ave Maria. He is moving to the interior of England because of poor health. Therefore he would appreciate having the Ave Maria mailed to his new address. If the list of English converts which he sent Hudson is too voluminous to be published in the Ave Maria, Hudson may, if he thinks it worth the effort, send them to any Catholic paper which would be disposed to print them. Some time ago he sent the Ave Maria an article entitled "The…of the Lord". He encloses a slip which may interest Hudson. He is delighted to see the many conversions in Hudson's country.

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


1877 June 18
Bobb, A. P.: Wooster, O(hio)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bobb sends McMaster $2.25 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. The 3 contributors of the money are listed.

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


1877 June 18
Howe, Rose: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Her mother would not permit her to send a letter to Bro. Stanislaus. This is to be her final communication with the Ave Maria. She wants the enclosed finale to "Aunt Winifred" printed in the Ave Maria. If Stanislaus objects she requests Hudson to have Father General (Edward F.) Sorin decide the matter. Since Sorin prays for her every day he will want to know the condition of her health. It is somewhat improved. While she has no quarrel with Cecilian musicians or music, Cecilian writers disgust her. Their writings are a combination of ignorance, falsehoods, and coarseness; sometimes directly contradictory to the definitions of the Pope, who should certainly know the rules regarding Church music. The fact that love songs are sung to certain music does not prevent the church from using the same music with its own words. Because music has an unusual effect on some individual does not mean that the unusual effect is an attribute of the music. She believes that the Cecilian writers' idea of what constitutes a Canonical Mass is wrong because they do not know what a Canonical Mass is. Then she explains its meaning. She thinks that Stanislaus is ignorant of the distinction between Grand High Mass and High Mass, and the several kinds of low masses. She explains a simple low mass. Besides Bro. Stanislaus' lack of grammatical knowledge, he is guilty of using provincialisms. It is not very becoming for a magazine published at a university to be guilty of using incorrect grammar. She thinks that Bro. Stanislaus' note will serve to alienate the confidence the American Catholics have toward Rome and confuse those people who are fortunate enough to attend the services in St. Peter's and St. John Lateran's Churches. The Cardinals and Archbishops in Rome should know the Church regulations in this matter since in Italy music constitutes part of the ecclesiastical study of students for the priesthood. The Council of Trent could not have condemned the music of Mozart and Haydn since they had not been born when the Council convened. If it did condemn the use of theatrical music, is it not possible that theatrical music has changed in the last three centuries? In her opinion Bro. Stanislaus does not know that there are several ways of giving benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The fact that he deleted the word "gay" from her passage "gay litany of Loretto" causes her to comment that Father Faber and others would not enjoy having him as their printer. The knowledge that music which has a devotion of its own, distinct from the emotions of our hearts, is used in Catholic countries with the approval of the pope should not interfere with the work of the Cecilia Society since American music is not sufficiently developed to imitate Rome. She wants to know if the change Hudson made in the last installment of "Aunt Winifred" was a certain speech which she intended to be ill natured and illogical. She intends to continue "Aunt Winifred" because her mother wants her to. The readers of "Aunt Winifred" in Fort Wayne have not found anything objectionable in it. A neighbor is trying to kill her little pet dog, which is the same thing McMasters and others are trying to do to "Aunt Winifred". She thinks it was very kind of Dorsey to praise "Aunt Winifred".

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


1877 June 21
Brewer, C. A.: Winsted, Conn(ecticut)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Brewer sends McMaster $3 as his subscription fee to the Freeman's Journal. He also sends $5.40 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He promises to say the Hall Mary daily for the Missions and asks that his paper be mailed to his new residence on North Main St., Springfield, Massachusetts, after June 23.

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


1877 June 22
Beck, C.S.C., Father Bernard: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Father Beck, sent McMaster a precious letter concerning several abuses but since no notice of it appears in the (Freeman's Journal) he concludes that the letter did not arrive. He writes again therefore on the same subject, and quotes the Plenary Council, 11 about fashionable dances. He also quotes from Konings' Moral Theology. He asks McMaster if pastors may approve silently of such forbidden dances at picnics and fiestas if all is done for a good purpose. If pastors do approve of such dances may young people go to them when other groups besides the pastor sponsors them? He compliments McMaster on always answering questions of this type and believes the matter is important enough for discussion because of the possibility of giving scandal to Protestants.

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


(18)77 June 23
Baker, Gen(eral) Alphius: Eufaula, Ala(bama)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Baker thanks McMaster for publishing in full, his address on the Golden Jubilee of Our Holy Father. He wishes to correct an error in the notation concerning his lineage. His mother, whose maiden name was Courtney, was born in Cork, Ireland, and his father, born in Mass., was a classmate of Dan(ie)l Webster's at Dartmouth. He became a convert to Catholicity after marrying. The statement of the address given by the Montgomery Advertiser abounded in error. Baker encloses an excerpt from the article, showing the correct version. Protestants do not seem to like the idea that Pius IX is the present day successor of St. Peter. McMaster's judgment of the oration was very severe and Baker feels most keenly the statement that the oration was full of ranting from beginning to end. The audience did not receive the talk as if it were ranting, and Baker does not believe McMaster meant his criticism just as it sounded because he also said that Gen(eral) Baker was eloquent. He is perplexed as to the exact meaning of the introductory remarks of McMaster, especially the words, "cambyses vein." The quotation marks were omitted from one paragraph by the advertiser and so Baker fears he may be charged with plagiarism because of it. P.S. He thanks McMaster for the copies of the paper which were sent to him.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 12 mo - {1}


(1877?) (Jun. 23)
Lalley, Bridget: Ashland, (Wisconsin?)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

She encloses $.50 for the Indian fund for the month of June.

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


(1877?) (June 24)
Karney, Mrs. Bridget: Brockport, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

She encloses $1.50 for the poor Indians and names four contributors.

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


1877 June 24
King, Mrs. C. F.: Ashland, (Pennsylvania)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

King sends McMaster 50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions and promises to say the necessary prayers.

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


1877 June 25
H. R.: New York, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

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

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


1877 June 25
Meany, Mary L.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for his letter and enclosure. She tries to change Hudson's passive attitude toward her story about the litanies by showing that this devotion has the approbation of the bishops. She reminds him that his lack of enthusiasm toward this new feature may be due to the severe mortifications to which he has been put. She believes that "Litanies" offer a great field for action. When her aunt was sick she had a good example of the narrow-mindedness of some priests and physicians. They objected to the use of water from Lourdes for the purpose of curing her aunt, thinking that that was tempting God. When her aunt was cured they expected a relapse anytime. This accounts for her reluctance to mention this miraculous recovery in her last letter. She believes that the Lord spared her aunt's life so that she may establish the order of the Immaculate Conception. Since her bishop's advisors are against the idea she has appealed to the Pope through the Jesuit Fathers. Soon she will send the Ave Maria the report of this cure and other materials to be used in a new series of articles entitled "Our Lady's Work in Our Midst". She regrets that she has not found any new reports to add to "Rays from the Tabernacle". She asks Hudson whether the translated Preface she is sending is done according to his specifications.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 7pp. - 12mo. - {1}


(1877) June 25
Simonton, J.W.: (New York, New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Simonton of the New York Associated Press Office has a cable dispatch saying that at Rome today Dr. (James) Gibbons was appointed to succeed (James Roosevelt) Bayley, Archbishop of of Baltimore. He would like McMaster to throw more light on this.

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


1877 June 28
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): Philadelphia, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He apologizes for not having thanked Hudson for his note and enclosure sooner. He promises to do his best whenever he writes for the Ave Maria.

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


1877 Jun. 28
Naulin, Father: Macon, (France)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

When (Perché) was at Macon Mr. Bas and Mr. Martin of St. Laurent asked him to take care of a matter which is personal to them. Naulin forwards a note they sent to him begging Perché for a reply. (Marie) Manoncourt has returned from Chalon. The sisters did not consider it right to allow her to make her profession. Her poor mother has been very happy because it returned her daughter to her and because it confirmed her assertion relative to the vocation that she had given in to outside pressure.

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


1877 June 29
Bellesheim, Dr. Alphonsus F.: Cologne, (Germany)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He took the liberty of having a story in the January issue of the Ave Maria concerning the status of the Catholic Indians in the U.S. printed in the leading Catholic newspaper in Germany. He is sending the issue containing this story. He sends his regards to the Mother Superior General of the Daughters of the Holy Cross. Also he hopes that Hudson will continue to send the Ave Maria.

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


1877 June 29
Howe, Frances: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She requests Hudson to change the word house to home in the title of the article on St. John of the Mountains in the next issue of the Ave Maria. She wonders whether the Point St. Ignace mentioned in the Ave Maria is the one near Mackinac. In her mother's youth tradition said that Pere Marquette was buried on the banks of the Marquette River. This river is reported to have miraculously changed its course so as not to wash away the grave of this pious man. Her mother still remembers the missionary tour of Father Gabriel Richard, pastor of St. Ann's church in Detroit, during which he collected all the old traditions concerning the life of Pere Marquette. Her mother also recalls the solemn celebration and procession held at the place of his burial. She herself took part in this procession. Howe has always enjoyed hearing the legends connected with the death of Pere Marquette.

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


(18)77 June 29
Jouan, Father P. M.: Washington, L(ouisian)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Jouan sends McMaster $3 subscription fee for the Freeman's Journal. He also sends $4 as mission dues from his parishoners for the Indian Missions. One of the readers of the Freeman's Journal, Mr. Downey, asks McMaster to give him the name or names of Irish Catholic priests in Sydney, Australia, so that he will be able to trace his relatives in that city. This information is to be sent to Jouan.

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