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1877 Aug. 3
Franchi, A(lexander), Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Bishop Celestine De la Hailandiere, formerly bishop of Vincennes has written to the Sacred Congregation suggesting that (as Franchi quotes) the new bishop of Vincennes be French because: 1. the French founded the diocese with great sacrifice, 2. in his own time in 1843, when Chicago was erected into an episcopal see, and Irishman was chosen and his successors have been Irish, 3. when Bishop (Maurice) de St. Palais divided the diocese again and Fort Wayne was established, a German was provided for that see, 4. consequently it seems just that a French bishop be appointed for the remaining third. De la Hailandiere had consulted with St. Palais about the matter and with his consent suggest a priest of Conbourg, where he resides, Father Royen. He is a zealous pious priest and has been vicar general in the United States for Bishop (Augustin) Verot. This matter is presented to Purcell by Franchi so that he can present it in turn to the bishops of the province when they assemble to consider a successor for the see of Vincennes. no. 4. J.B. Agropio (?) signs as secretary.

II-5-f - L.S. - (Latin) - 2pp. - 8vo. - {6}


1877 Aug. 4
Donnelly, Eleanor C.: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She submits a poem for the Ave Maria and another which the editor of the Scholastic may include in his magazine. She has been vacationing part of the summer.

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


1877 Aug. 4
Ford, James: Ottawa, Ill(inois)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Ford sends McMaster $1.00 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions, and the Society of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and St. Michael. He lists the seven contributors of the money.

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


1877 Aug. 5
Jenkins, Father T. J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Jenkins sends McMaster 35 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He promises to send more money when school resumes and promises to say 2 Masses for the success of the Missions.

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


1877 Aug. 5
King, Mrs. Cha(rle)s: Ashland, (Pennsylvania)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. King sends McMaster $1 as mission dues for the aid of the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Aug. 6
Lowry, C.P., Father Clement: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Lowry sends McMaster $2.90 for his subscription and asks McMaster why ecclesiastical matters have been in so deplorable a state in Mexico for so long. Such an unworthy priesthood should not be allowed to pollute the ecclesiastical body. Someone should dedicate their life to properly cultivating this portion of Gods vineyard. Something should be done by Rome to correct this crying scandal.

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


1877 Aug. 6
Stowe, Anna P.: Fond due Lac, (Wisconsin)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame Indiana)

She acknowledges receipt of Hudsons letter and encloses postage for the return of the manuscript entitled "Bessies Faith" which she intends to use elsewhere. If the manuscript has already been destroyed the matter is of no consequence. She accepts Hudsons proposal that she contribute occasionally to the childrens department of the Ave Maria.

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


(1877) Aug. 6
Weixel, Jo(h)n: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

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

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


1877 Aug. 7
Elliott, James: Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York)

Elliott asks McMaster to recommend a reliable Catholic school for girls but one that is not too expensive since he is poor. His girls are 14 and 15 years of age and have been attending the local Convent school but he wishes them to study away from home for a year. He has been advised to send them to Canada and wants McMasters opinion first even though he has no claim on him except that of an old subscriber.

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


1877 Aug. 7
Roberts, R.V.: Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is glad to send the corrected copy of a poem which he considers to be his best. It was written in competition for a statue. He suggests that it be printed on the feast of the Maternity of our Lady. After this poem has been published he will submit another. Since his work with the Tabernacle Society does not offer any financial reward the price of one poem is of consequence to him.

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


1877 Aug. 8
Paul, Daniel: Cave dei Tirreni, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a story to be printed in two installments. Because of his absence from Rome he has assigned a friend the task of choosing a picture for Hudson. He is sending the best picture of the Holy Father ever taken. He repeats his request that Hudson remit the payment for the last story to Pauls brother. Paul asks Hudson to pray that a dear friend of his may recover from a serious illness or else die a happy and easy death.

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


1877 Aug. 8
Zahm, C.S.C., Father J(ohn) A.: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has been in Canada, over New England, and will go to Washington in a few days. As yet he has not found any books for the library. He asks what are the prospects for next year and who will be Director of Studies.

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


(18)77 Aug. 9
Lalley, Bridget: Ashland, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

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

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


1877 Aug. 10
P, Z: Louisiana
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

It is again Z.P.s pleasing task, by the choice of their pastor and his fellow parishioners to welcome (Perché). He is sure that the enemies of Catholicism, instead of destroying the religion by their atrocities, have only served to strengthen it. All unite and ask (Perché's) Apostolic benediction, not only for themselves, but for their church, their congregation and their families.

VI-3-a - A. Adress S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}


1877 Aug. 11
Jenkins, Father T(homas) J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for his kind letter acknowledging acceptance of her manuscript, for the pamphlet by Father Roh, and for the copy of the Ave Maria which he wishes to be continued to be sent to him. Because of financial limitations he has not been able to acquire a complete list of poets and their works. He requests that Hudson insert several lines from one of Byron's poems which he quoted in the manuscrpit along with obtaining for him a list of the non-Catholic poets of the last century who have written about the Blessed Virgin.

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


1877 Aug. 13
Jennings, Catherine (?): ( ? )
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Miss (Jennings ?) sends McMaster $1.55 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. She lists the 5 contributors.

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


1877 Aug. 14
Howe, Rose, B.F.: Valparaiso, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is glad that Hudson was happy to receive the scapular. In her opinion Hudson's admiration for her mother is entirely deserved. Her sister is also becoming disgusted with Brother Stanislaus because of his suppression of all references to the Old Testament despite the fact that it is definitely permissible to use them, and certainly in the English language. Because of Hudson's affiliation with the Holy Cross Fathers and his position as editor of a Catholic periodical she believes that he could use his influence to obtain a book concerning the life of Louise Lateau for her sister which would aid her in writing a story for the Ave Maria. She received a letter from Father Aegidious Hennemann in which he stated that because of Hudson's gentlemanlyness and religious spirit he is confident that Hudson was not responsible for the discontinuance of "Aunt Winifred" in the Ave Maria. Her next installment of the "Festival of the Rosary" will be sent soon. She hopes that her unhappy experiences with the Ave Maria may serve as a lesson to Hudson's subordinates in the future. She and her mother plan to be at Notre Dame again next summer.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 6pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1877 Aug. 14
Thomas, P.J.: San Francisco, (California)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for the favorable review his book concerning the works of the founders of the Christian religion on the Pacific Coast was given in the Ave Maria. He appreciates this service all the more because of the outstanding popularity of the Ave Maria enjoys in the Catholic homes of America. He agrees with Hudson's contention that the wood cuts were too coarse. A salesman's reference to the satisfaction the Ave Maria was receiving from a certain style of printing press has convinced Thomas to buy one of the same type.

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


1877 Aug. 15
Friend, a: Taylorsville, K(entuck)y
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

A friend sends 71 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. The 7 contributors of the money are listed.

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


1877 Aug. 15
Stücker, W(illiam): Bielefeld, (Germany)
 to (Brother Quirinus Stücker, O.S.F. and Herman Stücker: Quincy, Illinois)

They received their letter and are glad they passed their examinations. Mother prays every morning with the Sisters that they will become good priests. Sister Sedonia is still there. They received a letter from Dorchen (Doris Rust) on Easter. She told them that Georg (Rust) has died and that she plans to return to Germany in the Spring. The chaplain (Father J. Weichen) has probably told them about the Old Catholics. Stucker hopes that the war in Russia and Turkey will end soon. Trade and conditions in general are not good. They pray for the grace to see their sons once again. The former Superioress, Sister Matilda, is now is Cologne and is in ill health at Marian Hospital. (P.S.) The teacher, (Ernst?) Fuss, and his wife send their regards and were delighted to learn that they had spoken to Mrs. Fuss's brother.

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


1877 Aug. 18
Lizzie: Redwood, (new York)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Lizzie sends McMaster $2 as mission dues to aid the Society of St. Michael for the Indian Missions. She names the 6 contributors of the money, among whom is Rev. Wm. Rossiter.

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


1877 Aug. 18
Rice, C.M., Father Rob(er)t E.V.: Suspension Bridge, New York
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Rice sends McMaster a notice of the book he has also sent him by separate mail, and asks him to publish the notice with such alterations as he sees fit to make. The proceeds of the book sale are to be used to erect a new church. Rice will pay any fee charged for insertion of the notice.

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


1877 Aug. 18
Robot, O.S.B. Dom Isidore: Paul's Valley, Indian Territory
 to James (Alphonsus McMaster: New York, (New York)

The enclosed piece was received before he started on a journey to distant points and he has not had time to copy it. Robot is very happy that he has to blessing of the Holy Father on the work of the Association. Even though the (McMaster's) name is not on the document, as he judged proper, it is really addressed to him. And while this may be a violation of the diplomacy, Robot was never a diplomat and he feels that the blessing of the Holy Father and encouragement is really for McMaster, who has been so devoted to the cause. He may place the document before the readers of the Journal if he wishes. Thanks to the bands who are praying in the Association the miracle of the previous year continues. Besides this, the Holy Father has shown further favor to them by erecting their house into a monastery, to be called the Monastery of the Sacred Heart and authorizing Robot to open a regular novitiate. Robot wishes to express his gratitude to McMaster in deeds as well as in words, in the sense, that he will see that he shares in the prayers of the Association Reparatrice.

 (The following is the enclosure in Latin) 

1877 June 24

Agnozzi, J.B. Secretary Rome, (Italy)
 to Dom Isidore Robot, O.S.B.: Indian Territory

Dom Robot of the Benedictine province of France, and prefect apostolic of Indian Territory has established in American an Association in honor of St. Michael and the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary to promote the conversion of the Indians and begs for the members of the Association and the privilege of a plenary indulgence on the feasts of St. Michael and Our Lady of the Rosary, on the usual conditions, and an indulgence of 300 days once a day when they recite the Ave Maria for the conversion of the Indians. In the Audience of June 24, 1877, the Holy Father grants the two plenary indulgences and 100 days indulgence once a day for those who visit a church and pray for the conversion of the Indians.

I-2-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to.8vo. - {1}


1877 Aug. 20

Raffl and Company Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché): New Orleans, Louisiana

Last year they sent (Am.) Lutton a consignment of statuettes and statuary. Lafargue and Brière, present proprietors of the establishment advised them to contact (Perché) about the settlement of this account. The bill amounts to 2190 francs and 75 centimes.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p. - 4to. - {3}


1877 Aug. 20
Wagner, Bernard: Evansville, Indiana
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, L(ouisiana)

Wagner encloses a copy (no enclosure) of a letter he sent to Father Cyr(il) De la Croix on February 25, 1877. Wagner asks Perché, on behalf of his client to be as kind as in 1871 and again confer with De la Croix about the subject matter. Wagner has not received any answer from De la Croix.

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


1877 Aug. 22
Kreusch. P.: Wheeling, W(est) V(irgini)a
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Kreusch has failed to obtain payment of an altar wine bill from Father C(yril) De la Croix. He is obliged to send the bill (enclosed) to (Perché), in hopes that when he sends it to De la Croix, he might pay it. The bill amounts to $60.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {2}


1877 Aug. 23
Parker, Eliza R.: Bedford Springs
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's letter. In compliance with his request she is sending a story for the children's department of the Ave Maria, and she promises to send another in about five weeks. Because of her need for money she wants to sell her serial story. And since Hudson knows the contents of this manuscript she asks that he suggest to her the names of several publishing companies who would be inclined to buy it.

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


1877 Aug. 23
Perché N(apoleon) J(oseph), Archbishop of New Orleans: Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)

Perché signifies that in these reliquaries are relics of Saint Lazare of Massiliens, St. Julian of Le Mans, St. Albin of Andegaviensis, St. Robert Molesm, St. Ivonis, priest, and St. Leo, Bishop.

VI-3-a - D.S. - (Latin) - 1p. - 12mo. - {0}


1877 Aug. 23
Spalding, Mrs. Sam: Lebanon, K(entuck)y
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Spalding sends McMaster 65 as mission dues to aid the Society of St. Michael for the Indian Missions. She lists the 3 contributors of the money.

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


1877 Aug. 24
Franchi, A(lexander), Cardinal Prefect: Rome, (Italy)
 to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell: of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

Franchi acknowledges the receipt of Purcell's letter of July 27 containing the names of the priests from whom the new bishop of Vincennes is to be chosen. Before he submits the proposed names to the Sacred Congregation he asks that accurate information be sent according to an enclosed form, giving the qualities of each candidate. He wishes especially to know what bishops were present at the meeting and how they voted on each candidate. Also he desires to know the number of faithful in the diocese and their national divisions. Purcell is also to urge the bishops who were not present to send in their opinions on the candidates proposed to the Sacred Congregation. No. 5. J.B. Agropio (?) signs as secretary.

II-5-f - L.S. - (Latin) - 1p. - 8vo. - {2}


1877 Aug. 25
Bessonies, Father Aug(ustus): Indianapolis, (Indiana)
 to (Archbishop) J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell: of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Bessonies received Purcell's letter and one from Bishop Celestine de la Hailandiere. He quotes the letter of Hailandiere saying that he does not wish to mix into the appointment of the new bishop of Vincennes but that he would not wish to see a German appointed. The petition mentioned in his last letter has been signed by every priest of the diocese with the exception of the Abbott Martin Marty, (O.S.B.) who has just returned from his Sitting Bull expedition and would sign it only if it were sent to Purcell first. The priests want to send it directly to Rome. Bessonies has everything in fine order. One priest whom he has promoted will probably appeal to Purcell for his old place but may apply to Bessonies first.

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


1877 Aug. 25
Ford, James: Ottawa, Illinois
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Ford sends McMaster 93 as mission dues to aid the Society of St. Michael and Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in their collection for the Indian Missions. He lists the 7 contributors of the money and asks for acknowledgement.

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


1877 Aug. 26
Sims, Lena: Corsicana, Texas
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Sims sends McMaster $2.80 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions.

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


1877 Aug. 27
Chisholm, Monica:
St. Mary's Cottage, Rugby, (England)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She asks for Hudson's sympathy upon the happy and peaceful death of her father on the seventeenth of August.

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


1877 Aug. 27
Howe, Rose B.F.: Fort Wayne, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

While she and her mother are in Canada she asks that her Ave Maria be sent to her sister. Except for a grammatical error which she noticed she is satisfied with the manner in which her last article was printed. Because she in aware of the severe censure which English writers pass on American literature these errors, however slight, are very annoying to her. She asks that Hudson pray that her conclusion to "The Tomb of St. Dominic" which she intends to write this week may prove satisfactory. Due to the intercession of the Sacred Heart and Blessed Virgin her health is showing daily improvement. She repeats her request from her last letter concerning Louise Lateau.

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


1877 Aug. 28
Smith, C(ornelius): Scranton, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

Smith encloses a pamphlet on Capital and Labor which he wishes McMaster to review if he has time and if he sees fit. He asks for a copy of the issue of the Freeman's Journal in which the review appears.

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


1877 Aug. 30
Lallay, Bridget: Ashland, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

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

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