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1878 Jan. 1
Compton, J.: Jackson, Miss(issippi)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Compton sends McMaster $2 as a contribution to the Indian Missions and also $3 for his subscription to the Freeman's Journal.

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


1878 Jan. 1
(Corrigan), Bishop M(ichael Augustine: South Orange, New Jersey)
 to Monsignor (Robert Seton): Jersey City, (New Jersey)

In consequence of (Corrigan)'s absence in Monmouth County and Newark (Seton)'s letter of December 26 was just received. It is sufficient that the pastor select the trustees and the Bishop or Vicar General concur. (Corrigan) is of the opinion that this annual election of officers is unnecessary as those in office must hold over until their successors are appointed. Mr. Cha(rle)s O'Connor's opinion is that no person holding an office of trust can legally cease to hold that office until a successor be appointed. The Bishop, once elected President, remains President without re-election. The information concerning the Postal Card came to (Corrigan) from quite a different source than those (Seton) mentions. (Corrigan) will look up the documents (Seton) desires; he believes they are still extant.

II-1-a - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1878 Jan. 1

Good Shepherd, Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They offer their respectful compliments and heartfelt good wishes, and hope he will enjoy better health in the coming year.

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


1878 Jan. 1
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He suggests that Hudson allow him to write for the Ave Maria a series of short and interesting articles depicting the festivities accompanying the observance of the Stations of each Sunday in Lent in Rome. These articles which would permit the readers of the Ave Maria to attend these edifying devotions in spirit, and would arrive two weeks before the publication date, and would be concluded with the Holy Week issue. He awaits Hudson's advice before continuing with the plans for this work.

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


1878 Jan. 2
F(lynn) E(dmond) P.: Kalamazoo, Michigan
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He has tried to get the numbers of the Atlantic that are missing, but was not able to procure them. He lists the numbers they want Edwards to get. He asks Edwards to have Father Hudson send the October number of the Messenger that is missing.

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


1878 Jan. 2
Higgins, El Lavinia: New York City, (New York)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She, a fifteen year-old girl, asks Hudson's permission to submit a composition of hers to be considered for publication in the Ave Maria.

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


1878 Jan. 2
Lambing, Father A(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a copy of his "Sunday School Teacher's Manual" for notice in the Ave Maria, and he extends to Hudson best wishes for the New Year.

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


(18)78 Jan. 2
O'Bryan, H. M.: Osage Mission, Ka(nsa)s
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

O'Bryan, despite the unsettled conditions of his territory, has been able to secure 5 new subscribers to the Freeman's Journal and is promised subscriptions by 5 more. He sends McMaster $12.50 and names the subscribers.

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


1878 Jan. 4
Murray, John O'Kane: Brooklyn, L(ong) I(sland, New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He wishes Hudson much happiness in the New Year. In return for Hudson's favor of listing him as a contributor to the Ave Maria he will do his best to fulfill the obligation this mentioning entails. The graciousness of Pope Pius IX in awarding him a medal and Latin letter found him greatly surprised and grateful. (This award was given in recognition of a book Murray had written.)

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {1}


1878 Jan. 4
Phelan, G. F.: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Phelan, collecting agent for the Freeman's Journal, writes McMaster that he has had a difficult time making collections, ever since his arrival in Chicago on Christmas (1877), from Dubuque, (Iowa). The entire city seems to be financially depressed and very few can pay the trifling amounts on demand. He has received a letter from his friend Bishop (Jeremiah F.) Shanahan, in which the Bishop asks him to take up a new business. Phelan's father has been dead 10 years, and so his mother also wishes him to change his occupation because of the risks connected with extensive travelling. Phelan realizes the desireable qualities of his present position but has been travelling steadily for 4 years and is tired of the road. For this reason, he asks that McMaster consider him for any other opening on the Journal staff. In his travels he has acquired a good knowledge of the papers' subscribers, and of routes and proper times to visit certain places, and believes that this experience may be of some use in an office. He intends to leave for Milwaukee, on the coming Tuesday and to return to Chicago by Jan. 12. He will continue to devote his time to collecting until he hears from McMaster. The reverse side of the stationery lists leading Chicago business houses.

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


1878 Jan. 4
Russell, Dick: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He was overjoyed at receiving such a prompt answer from Edwards. He wrote to Brother Theodore, but fears that he is not as forgiving as Edwards. He asks if he could obtain a private room when he goes back to Notre Dame; he could not go back to the dormitory.

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


1878 Jan. 5
Colovin, C.S.C., Father Patrick J.: Watertown, Wisconsin
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Father Colovin sends McMaster $16 as subscription fees for the Freeman's (Journal) and promises to secure more names soon. He credits Father F. Ward with the work.

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


1878 Jan. 5
Dwenger, Joseph, D.D., Bishop of Fort Wayne: F(or)t Wayne, Ind(iana)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends an article explaining the true idiomatic meaning of the words, "Woman, what is this to Me and to thee", spoken by Jesus to His Mother at the marriage feast at Cana. A much better translation giving the true sense from the Syro-Chaldaic language of Our Lord spoke he believes would be "Mother, we have one heart, one thought, but my time is not yet come". He hopes that Hudson will have a certain story taken from a German paper carefully translated for publication in the Ave Maria. If the Ave Maria should print Rohr's(?) sermon, "Behold they Mother", which was so instrumental in reviving Catholicism in Scandanavia, he suggests a correction to be made.

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


1878 Jan. 5
Gibbons, Archbishop James: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to J(ohn) O'K(ane) Murray: (Brooklyn, Long Island)

Gibbons sends congratulations on Murray's receipt of the precious gift from the Holy Father.

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


1878 Jan. 7
Fergus, Mrs. Rob(er)t: Evansville, (Indiana)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Mrs. Fergus sends McMaster $10. to aid the Benedictine (Fathers) in their work in the Indian Missions. She encloses the names of two contributors.

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


1878 Jan. 7
Smyth, Father Lawrence: Fort Smith, Arkansas
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

After Smyth recommended the Freeman's Journal to H. C. Hill of Bloomer, Arkansas, he secured a subscription from him for one year. The agent for the Journal, John Dodson, asked Smyth to send in the $3. himself and renew his acquaintance with McMaster. At the end of each year Smyth encourages his congregation to subscribe to good Catholic papers and always recommends the Journal. Dodson says his daily prayers over the pages of the paper and puts it under the pillow of his sons so they may imbibe its Catholic spirit. He is one of the most reputable men in Fort Smith, is very well read, and acts as an agent for Bishop (Edward) Fitzgerald of Little Rock, (Arkansas). He encourages subscriptions to the Journal wherever possible. Bishop Fitzgerald treats his priests very kindly and the entire diocese is flourishing, even though the Bishop is, as McMaster has called him, "The Little Rock who kicked against the big Rock."

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


1878 Jan. 8
Dickman, C.P.P.S., Father B(ernard): Glandorf, Ohio
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Dickman sends McMaster $3 to be sent to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, for Masses to be said for the intention of the donor. He also sends $1 for a bottle of water from the Shrine of Lourdes. If these two commissions should inconvenience McMaster' Dickman wishes the money applied to his subscription for the Freeman's Journal and also wishes that a statement of his balance be sent to him. Mr. (Maurice Francis) Egan has recently sent him some olive oil and tapers for the Sanctuary. He finds the olive oil very good but the Monitor tapers only burn 7 to 8 hours instead of for 12 hours. The church is open on week days from 6 (A.M.) to 6 (P.M.), at which time The Angelus is rung, and is closed the remainder of the time but the tapers do not burn long enough to last. Dickman asks if McMaster knows of any better tapers. He lists his address for express, as Ottawa, Ohio.

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


1878 Jan. 9
Stephens, Mary W. (Mrs. Linton): Sparta, Georgia
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

She received his letter and volume accompanying it. The prayers of St. Gertrude are already known to her however, as they were given to her mother many years ago. It would give her pleasure to meet McMaster and his daughters. He receives her congratulations upon his daughter's vocation. She does not know the lady of whom he speaks, personally, but she has heard a great deal of her family and their conversion to the faith. Sixteen years ago there was not a Catholic in her family, now they have all been converted. She asks his prayers for the conversion of her brother-in-law Alexander Stephens.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 7pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1878 Jan. 10
Norris, Joseph W.S.: Bay City, (Michigan)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's acceptance of a previously submitted sonnet encourages Norris to offer some more verses which he encloses. If these songs are accepted, he will regard it as the direct approval of the Blessed Virgin; if not accepted, he will pray that some day he will be allowed to sing his songs in the bodily presence of the Blessed Virgin.

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


1878 Jan. 10
Northrop, Louis: Charlottesville
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He encloses a subscription for the Journal. The balance is for the Indian fund.

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


(18)78 Jan. 10
Cavanaugh, M.: Millers Corners, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Cavanaugh sends McMaster $30 in subscription fees for the Freeman's Journal and gives the names and addresses of the subscribers. These people request that McMaster publish the market prices of country produce every week.

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


(18)78 Jan. 10
Delbaere, Father Henry: Antwerp, Ohio
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Delbaere has read McMaster's article called, "a False and Pernicious Criticism," and writes McMaster that his own criticism is itself, erroneous and unitentionally unjust in several respects. De Consilio spoke of two non-catholics uniting in marriage, who, though admitting the possibility of a divorce, a vinculo, by an error of understanding, yet mean for the time being to give their free consent to the marriage. Delbaere believes McMaster has italicized some of these words himself, but even if the writer italicized them, it would still not be fair to interpret him as if he said that such parties only consent to a marriage for the time being. Such a statement would be false and pernicious. The true meaning of the writer is that; if the parties really intend to contract a valid marriage at the time the contract is made, even though they see the marriage as dissoluble through an error in understanding, the marriage is still valid, If this were not true, no marriages of any kind outside the Catholic Church would be valid, because only Catholics are free from this error in understanding. This is similar to Baptism in which it is only necessary to have the general intention to do what Christ instituted and what the Church does, in order to make the act valid, even though the administrator of the Baptism is full of wrongs and heretical notions concerning Baptism, the Church, and Christ. McMaster claims that his critic has inferred from his remarks that a marriage between baptized non-Catholics is not a Sacrament, but Dolbaere has understood McMaster's remarks to mean the same thing. McMaster is correct in saying that there is no such thing as a Protestant baptism, but is does not follow from that, that all validly baptized persons can be called Catholics. Thus, McMaster's statement that marriage is a Sacrament between Catholics only, is quite obscure if he means to include all validly baptized persons. Delbaere believes McMaster is a little unguarded and too sweeping in his remarks on the granting of dispensations. The Council of Trent has defined as an article of faith, the power of the Church to grant dispensations even in impediments. The Sovereign Pontiffs have granted very ample faculties to the Bishops of remote countries to dispense in cases of the nearest degrees and strongest impediments, simply because they expect the Bishops will have occasion to use them. Rome has even granted dispensations after they have been refused here. No matter how much the Church opposes mixed marriages, often much good comes from them. For instance, St. Monica, in marrying a pagan converted her husband and gave us St. Augustine. Such cases are rare, but not impossible in our day. Delbaere believes that McMaster's inference against his critic in regards papal dispensations is uncalled for because the critic had no need or occasion to mention such dispensations. Despite the authority of Gury and Könings, whom McMaster quotes to prove that marriage between a baptized and a non-baptized person is only a contract, Delbaere believes that this statement is false. The Civilta Catholica, in an extensive article on marriage, with its arguments based on papel definitions and most thorough and luminous theological reasons, holds and definitely proves that the Sacrament is always inseparable from the contract in baptized persons and that the baptized person in a mixed marriage necessarily receives the Sacrament while the unbaptized does not. The view or Dr. Könings on Papal dispensations is a twofold pleonasm because no such contract (between baptized and non-baptized) is over valid except by papal dispensation. The Pope however does not have the power to effect that the contract be a Sacrament for the non-baptized party, not to prevent that it be one for the baptized party. The Civilta Catholica thus completely disposes of Gury. Delbaere in this criticism has not intended any of the spite or discourtesy of the original critic.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 5pp. - 12mo - {1}


1878 Jan. 10
Pombriay, Henri: St. Louis, Missouri
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received Hudson's letter and he thanks him for sending the Ave Maria of a former issue to a friend of his. Instead of destroying them he would like to have the extra copies of the Ave Maria containing Mr. Dupont's biography sent to him. He believes that by distributing them to his friends he could benefit both the Ave Maria and Mr. Dupont. He is sending to Tours, France, for some true effigies of Christ which have touched the original in Rome. Upon their arrival he will send one to Hudson so that it can be used for public adoration during Holy Week. He diagrams the way it should be used. People are still requesting copies of the litanies. He asks prayers for himself at Notre Dame. A former student of Hudson's now under the influence of lustful vice asks that Hudson pray for his repentance. de Pombriay will send this student's name to the cratory at Tours. He mentions a certain prophecy concerning the pope which might possibly be fulfilled.

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


1878 Jan. 11
Bannon, Patrick: Waukesha, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He was surprised to receive a bill for $28.95 from Notre Dame, because according to the bargain that Edwards and himself made in the presence of Co. Dunbar, $300 was all he had to pay for the year. He hopes Edwards will have this made right.

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


1878 Jan. 11
Guegen, Father L(ouis): Loogootee, Ind.
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

One dollar is enclosed for Count (Albert) De Mun. He was born a Breton and grew up not far from Pontivy.

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


(18)78 Jan. 11
Schneider, Father L. (A.): Passaic, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Schneider believes McMaster to be incorrect in the published assertion that a marriage wherein the parties have one eye to the law and accept the possibility of a divorce, is not valid. A little reading in the notes of the learned (John) Bellerini, as contained in the last edition of Gury, published in Rome in the year 1875, No. 752, de Matrimonio, would convince McMaster that he is wrong. Schneider proposes this reading so that McMaster can be sure of his points if he is ever tackled on the question in the future.

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


1878 Jan. 12
Sullivan, S.J., Father T. J.: San Francisco, Cal(ifornia)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Sullivan sends McMaster $12.50 as mission dues to aid the Indian Missions. He asks for 10 subscriptions to the Freeman's Journal and promises to send the $21 in fees when the papers arrive. He received no answer to a previous letter. If no papers are sent in three weeks, Sullivan will return the money to his subscribers. Michael Flood, a bookseller and friend of Sullivan's already handles 20 copies of the paper and is also willing to handle the additional copies, therefore Sullivan asks that the papers be sent in his own name to Mr. Flood at 831 Market St. If he had a few sample copies of the paper to show to prospective subscribers he could do much more to aid the circulation, and so he asks that such copies be sent to him.

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


1878 13
Ninay, Widow: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Ninay went to see (Perché) this morning but he had just left. All those who have helped her in her misery have left for the country. She asks him for some aid.

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


(18)78 Jan. 13
Bannon, Michael: South Easton, P(ennsylvani)a
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bannon sends McMaster $5 for his subscription to the Freeman's Journal. Due to poor times he has been forced to give up his subscriptions to several other papers but his family would not allow him to allow the Journal to lapse, He asks for a receipt and a statement of his account.

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


(18)78 Jan. 14
Hogg, Tho(ma)s: Patterson, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Hogg sends McMaster $6 for subscriptions to the Freeman's Journal. Tinkering with the finances and other legislation has produced hard conditions. The government has tripled the war debt by buying government bonds for 30 on the dollar, for which they have received 6 and 7 per cent interest in gold. Now, when they are crying about demonitzation of silver; they are also worrying about the destruction of the government. The people are more concerned about the bondholders and money sharks, lest they bring the whole fabric down around their heads. Let them look to the West. Pendleton is coming, and more will follow him and it will be the same in the East. Due to these conditions, Hogg is forced to discontinue his subscription.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 16 to - {1}


1878 Jan. 14
Kitz, E(rnest) H.: Indianapolis, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He wrote to the boys and to Prof. (Joseph A.) Lyons yesterday, but got a headache before he could write to Edwards. Mrs. (Marie) Rhodius tells that she has spoken to Edwards about Kitz' coming up to settle for the new session.

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


1878 Jan. 15
Howe, Frances R.: St. Catherine's, (Springfield, Kentucky)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She is sorry to admit that the subscriptions for her prospective book, "Louise Lateau", have been much slower than she expected. She believes that the lack of success is due more to the unpopularity of the subscription system than to the unpopularity of the book. Catholics, she thinks, are especially wary of buying literature of unknown quality. However, because of the great influence exerted by the few publishers she does have, she considers them of much more value than an impressive list of relatively insignificant subscribers. If the May and June trade is to be capitalized on, it is imperative that the book go to press in February. She is certain that she won't have the required number of subscriptions by then. Therefore, she suggests two possible ways of proceeding. Either Hudson can send the list in to the publisher as it is at that time or the Sisters of Providence will subscribe for the remainder necessary to complete the list with the understanding that Miss Howe's mother will stand the loss for those copies which can's be disposed of. She thanks Hudson for the mention he gave her problem in the Ave Maria and submits a few other practical suggestions which, by being published in the Ave Maria, could probably be utilized to advantage.

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


1878 Jan. 15
Mueller, C.SS.R., Father Michael: Chicago, Ill.
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Mueller encloses the remarks of his Catechism by Father (David S.) Phelan, in the Western Watchman of Jan. 5. McMaster may publish it if he sees fit, but if he doesn't, Mueller asks that the clipping be returned to him. Since they are both advanced in years, he urges that they both do all the good they can, especially by defending Catholic truths.

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


1878 Jan. 17
Fitz-Simon, Ellen (born O'Connell):
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

This sonnet about King Victor Emmanuel of Italy is the first of three which she sends.

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


1878 Jan. 18
Brownson, Orestes A. Jr.: Dubuque, Iowa
 to Henry (F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

Orestes' family is well except Charles (Augustus Brownson), 3 years old, who has the chicken pox. Bart. E. Linehan of Dubuque wishes to purchase a set of "Brownson's Review" for 1844 to 1864 inclusive. Orestes asks Henry where it may be had. Orestes is glad the "Convert" is selling so well and the information that Sadlier's will soon furnish a semi-annual statement comes like a shower to a man on the Sahara. His son John (Brownson) who will be of age next tuesday is teaching school about six miles from here. The Sisters' School St. Joseph's has an exhibition this evening is which Marie, Annie, Louisa and W(illia)m Henry Edward Brownson appear in sixteen different parts, rather more than half the entire performance. All of Orestes" children sing, John plays the flute and Mary and Sarah the piano. Sarah goes to school in the city, the others here- Key West School. Orestes wants to hear all about Henry's children. He does not even know how many Henry has. He invites Henry to visit him next summer and to take one or two of his children along who would mostly benefit from country life. P.S. Orestes exchanges regularly with the Detroit Free Press.

III-3-a - A. L. S. - 2pp. - 8vo. - {7}


1878 Jan. 18
de Pombriay, Henri: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's kind letter gave great encouragement to de Pombriay toward continuing his work to establish public acts of reparation to God according to the methods advocated through revelation to Mr. Dupont. The superior of Sacred Heart, Madame Bastide, has asked for more litanies. De Pombriay shall request the authorities at Tours to forward to Hudson all the information necessary in order to defend the truth of the revelations against the unjust attacks which will undoubtedly be made. The demand for English copies of the litany first uttered by Mr. Dupont still exceeds the supply. He hopes to be able to include Notre Dame among those who have established this pious devotion of public reparation to God. He has been promised some oil from the lamp of Tours. He does not want the present biography of Dupont to be bound since a more extensive and better one will soon be ready for publication. He will send Hudson's recommendations concerning his father to Tours. He also promises to send Hudson an unpublishable French copy of the revelations made in 1817. P.S. Rules for his organization are enclosed. He thanks Hudson for sending the biographies.

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


1878 Jan. 19
Boston, Massachusetts
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He asks Edwards to purchase Frank's ticker to Boston and advise him to be careful while traveling.

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


1878 Jan. 19
Massachusetts, Boston
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He asks Edwards to purchase Frank's ticket to Boston and advise him to be careful while traveling (Letter incomplete)

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


1878 Jan. 19
Boston, Massachusetts
 to (James F.) Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He asks Edwards to purchase Frank's ticket to Boston and advise him to be careful while traveling.

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


1878 Jan. 19
Smalley, Mrs. B. H.: St. Albans, Vermont
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

In December of last year she sent him 3 for a subscription to the Journal but has not heard from him since. She asks a receipt for the money and that the paper be sent here rather than to her former home at Frelighsburg, Que. Last year both her husband, aged 81, and only living child died and she sent clippings about them. Now she is boarding at St. Albans.

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


1878 Jan. 20
Stace, M(ary) A(nn): Rainbow, O(hio)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Because of the poor postal system existing in the town in which she resides, her delay in answering Hudson's letter is unavoidable. She thinks that the article Hudson sent is most refreshing, and she hopes that her rendering of it will content Hudson. She is kept quite busy helping the parish priest with whom she stays.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 4to. - {1}


1878 Jan. 21
Dorsey, Anna H.: Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She reopens their neglected correspondence by requesting two favors of Hudson. First, she wants Hudson to have prayers said for the reconversion of her eldest daughter and this daughter's husband who, despite both being born Catholic, and living otherwise exemplary lives, do not receive the Sacraments. Then she wants Hudson to pray that her dear daughter Angela's health will be completely restored after a long siege of illness. She still enjoys receiving the Ave Maria, but she mentions, without wanting to appear critical, that the serial story, "Nora", is guilty of the same sensationalism for which her stories, particularly "Adrift", were so severely censured. She asks if Hudson is still the editor of the Ave Maria, and when Fr. Sorin plans to come to Washington. An answer to this letter and to the prayers will be patiently awaited. No definite arrangements have been made for the publishing as a book of her story, "Tangled Paths". She wishes Hudson all the blessings of the New Year and is thankful that America is far away from the muddled and dangerous political conditions of Europe. Tomorrow there is to be a grand requiem Mass at St. Aloysius Church for Victor Emmanuel under the auspices of the Italian Embassy here.

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


1878 Jan. 21
Howe, Frances R.: Springfield, K(entuck)y
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She encloses a letter written to her by Father (Henri) Delbaere which because of its outstanding quality she wants returned so that she may keep it as a life-long treasure. She wishes to correct an impression given by the letter. She did not ask Delbaere to canvass regularly for her, but merely to use his influence for her advantage whenever a dignified opportunity presented itself. Just for the sake of appearance she believes it would be a good idea if Notre Dame and St. Mary's both would subscribe for a respectable number of copies of "Louise Lateau". If they really aren't needed, her mother will pay for them. Upon receipt of a certain patiently awaited letter, she will send the list of subscribers.

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


1878 Jan. 21
McDermott, P. W.: Albany, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McDermott asks that the Freeman's Journal be sent to his family in Schenectady, (N.Y.), and also to himself in care of St. Mary's Church in Albany, (N.Y.). He thanks McMaster for the good he has received from the paper while at Union College.

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


1878 Jan. 21
McDermott, P. W.: Albany, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

McDermott asks that the Freeman's Journal be sent to his family in Schenectady, (N.Y.), and also to himself in care of St. Mary's Church in Albany, (N.Y.). He thanks McMaster for the good he has received from the paper while at Union College.

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


1878 Jan. 21
Rhodius, Mrs. M(arie): Indianapolis, Indiana
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

Edwards' letter with the beautiful medal came to hand. It surprised her very agreeably. She expresses her thanks to the Club and wishes them well in the New Year. She will contribute with pleasure to any banquets they have this year.

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


1878 Jan. 23
Lambing, Father A(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received Hudson's letter. The duties of his parish have prevented him from writing for the Ave Maria lately. Much of his time is spent in working on a History of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He has a prospectus made of a volume on Matrimony, Civil and Mixed Marriages, and Divorce, which he intends to write, but these plans must wait until the History is completed. He mentions a few changes which should be made when the next edition of his pamphlet on "Mixed Marriages" is printed. Then he asks if Hudson has any other alterations in mind. He enumerates the causes which contributed to the suspension of the Catholic Journal.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp.royal - - 8 vo. - {1}


1878 Jan. 24
de Pombriay, Henri: St. Louis, (Missouri)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

De Pombriay just discovered from his Uncle Edward de Laureat the Louis Veuillot wrote "World Christianized by a Crucified Jew", since translated from the French and relayed to Hudson. In the interests of establishing Vestiaries of St. Martin, de Pombriay requests Hudson to mail Father Filling, S.J., the issues of the Ave Maria containing the biography of Dupont. Contrary to a previous translation, the work of establishing a vestiary has the blessing of St. Martin attached and not that of Pope Pius IX, although de Pombriay feels certain that the Pope would also approve if the work were presented and explained to him. He thanks Hudson for sending the Ave Maria to him, and he hopes that Hudson will accept his prayers.

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


(1878) Jan. 25
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, Mass(achuset)ts
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Through the kindness of Mr. E.C. Arnold she received Hudson's letter relative to her becoming a contributor to the Ave Maria. She now sends a short article of hers named "Domina Mea, Mater Mea." If this story can not be used she asks that it be retained until she writes again regarding it. Before proceeding with her work on the serial story which Hudson proposed that she write she would like to know when "Nora" will be concluded, what the length of each chapter should be, and what payment she could expect. Having written a review of the works of Emily Bowles, she wonders whether the Ave Maria prints articles of this type.

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


1878 Jan. 26
Cochrane, Mrs. John R.: Anderson, South Carolina
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

Last week she saw an ad in the Journal and by this was induced to purchase $3.25 worth of goods from the Standard Silverware Co. She has not heard from them yet and if she is swindled she will blame McMaster for it because she would not have relied on the ad it if had not appeard in the Journal.

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


1878 Jan. 27
Conroy, George, Bishop of Ardagh, (Ireland): Brooklyn, (New York)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Bishop Conroy will receive McMaster on the coming Friday or Saturday at any time McMaster wishes to appoint. He is staying for the present at St. Joseph's Presbytery in order to be near his former Pupils who are pastors in that parish and in surrounding parishes. He intends to leave for the South after the coming Tuesday and then to spend several weeks in New York upon his return from the Southern and Western States.

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


1878 Jan. 27
Lloyd, Jane G.: St. Louis, M(iss)o(uri)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends two poems honoring the Blessed Virgin for the Ave Maria. They were written by her aunt, Mrs. M. G. Buchanan, a former contributor to the Ave Maria but now dead. If Hudson wants more of her aunt's works she will send them.

X-2-d - A.L.S. - 1p. - 18mo. - {1}


1878 Jan. 27
N., M.: Quebec, Canada
 to (FatherDaniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She, a young woman, would like to repay her parents for the great amount of money they have spent in rearing and educating her. Now that they are being afflicted with one misfortune after another with resulting financial distress, she feels that she could justify the schooling they gave her by using her knowledge to advantage. Thus she would like to be permitted to write articles for the Ave Maria Knowing that any remuneration she would receive would greatly aid her parents. Anything Hudson can do for her will be greatly appreciated. P.S. Since her parents do not as yet have any knowledge of this business attempt, she wants to remain anonymous for the time being. Therefore she does not sign her name. She adds her address.

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


1878 Jan. 28
Farrelly, B., W(illia)m Homrich, and John G. Maguire: Bayou Sara, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

They, the trustees of St. Mary of M(oun)t Carmel, Church of St. Francisville, ask Perché for a statement of the indebtedness of the church in order to make a remittance. They also ask him to appoint another trustee in the place of Thomas E. Ogden, Jr.,who now resides in the country; they present the name of Peter Kleibusch. They will use their utmost endeavors to provide for the welfare of Father (P.R.) Glendon.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - 2pp. - folio - {7}


1878 Jan. 28
Howe, Frances R.: Springfield, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's letter and was glad to hear that he has already written to the publisher. The sending of the list was delayed so that she could include the names of several who she felt certain would soon subscribe. She explains the particulars involved in these additional names. She wonders whether it would be advisable to sell the books in Protestant book stores. Fifty cents is enclosed for which she wants Hudson to send her three copies of an old issue of the Ave Maria.

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


1878 Jan. 28
Murray, Thomas H.: Brookline, Mass(achusetts)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Murray asks permission to be allowed to contribute a weekly letter for publication in the Ave Maria containing the news of New England events which would be of interest to the Catholic readers of the magazine. He would not expect to be paid for his efforts, since he wants to write solely for the honor of the Blessed Virgin.

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


1878 Jan. 28
Pujol, J(ean)ne: Toulouse, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The one who loved (Perché) in Jesus Christ is no more. On January 17 she ended her life of suffering and sacrifice. At the time (Perché) visited them, the poor child already experienced great difficulty in walking. Poor Paule (Pujol) learned two months before her death that her condition was most grave. She had long ago given her life for the cause of God. She had only to renew her dedication. The separation is terrible. (Cecilia) Panneau kept her informed. Pujol asks (Perché) to pray for the poor child and for her mother.

VI-2-n - A.L.S. - (French) - 7pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1878 Jan. 28,
Robot O.S.B., Father D. Isidore:
Seminary of the Sacred Heart Indian, Territory
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Robot says that McMaster's letter of Dec. 26, which included a certificate arrived only on Jan. 14, just the night before he left for an apostolic visitation. He waits with more than ordinary interest another letter from McMaster. Far away from society he does not know what is going in the world. The Freeman's Journal informed him that McMaster has judged necessary to strike at the "Fras" Ebenezer. Although he is fighting different fights than McMaster with different arms, Robot sees with great pleasure that McMaster has begun the hard work and he prays that McMaster's efforts will be crowned with a new success because of his devotion to the cause of the souls and to the honor of the Church. He did not know that in writing to an excellent Catholic of New Orleans, he would have become the wick which would have served to put the fire at the powder. God wanted this to be so, in spite of all human pusillanimity. He has for the time being two cases concerning his prefecture, which will have to be presented to the secretary of the interior in Washington. He asks McMaster if he knows somebody who would be able to help him. Nobody is more convinced than Robot that the doctors are often wrong; since they condemned him to death several times. However, Robot read with a great pleasure that the doctors promised him a great number of years to live. This time he hopes they are not wrong.

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


1878 Jan. 29
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C).: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses the first of his series of Lenten papers to appear in the Ave Maria immediately after the story Hudson has already received is published. He asks whether he should write a sketch of the life of Father Libermann for the Ave Maria.

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


1878 Jan. 30
McGill, N. F.: Bardstown, K(entuck)y
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, (New York)

McGill has read the advertisement of the Standard Silver Ware Company in the Freeman's Journal, and being a steady subscriber and trusting the advertisement, he sent an order to the company for an entire lot. Instead of receiving the shipment, C.O.D., he merely received a postcard which he encloses (enclosure not present). He believes he is too old to bite on such a bait.

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


1878 Jan. 31
Egan, Maurice F.: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He acknowledges receiving Hudson's note and remittance and he thanks Hudson for sending him the Ave Maria. He sends the sonnet, "At the Agnus Dei". The serial story, "Nora", in the Ave Maria has found great favor in Philadelphia.

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


1878 Jan. 31
(Gillespie, CSC, Mother M(ary of St.) Angel:
(St. Mary's Academy, Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards presence is solicited at the Semi-annual Reunion and Concert.

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 32mo. - {2}


1878 Jan. 31
Howe, Frances R.: Springfield, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's note inclosing a letter from the publishing company. She wrote to them answering their questions and asking the price of composition. The subscription for twenty copies of "Louise Lateau" by Notre Dame will create the desired effect on the publishers.

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