University of Notre Dame


(18)79 Feb.
Rensmann, Father J.,: Shawneetown, Ill(inois)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Rensmann discontinues his subscription to the Freeman's Journal because of the pastoral instruction to the clergy of the Diocese of Alton, issued by (Bishop Peter Joseph Baltes.) He is president of the St. Jos(eph) Society and asks that the paper no longer be sent to that group.

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

1879 Feb. 1
Brother Paul, O.S.F.: Brooklyn, (New York)
 To (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Brother Paul requests as a special favor that a space be provided in the Ave Maria for the enclosed notice of Mr. Kiernan's death. Mr. Kiernan was a life member of the Ave Maria and took great delight in speaking of it. P.S. Brother Paul intends his letter as strictly private.

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

1879 Feb. 3
Wood, Julia A.A. "Minnie Mary Lee": El Paso, Ill(inois)
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Wood encloses a brief article for the Ave Maria and she would like to become a contributor to the magazine. She gives Hudson a list of her published books by the Kelly. Piet & Co. of Baltimore, (Maryland). Her home is in Minnesota, and she will soon return there.

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

1879 Feb. 4,
O'Brien, James: Rexville, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

O'Brien asks McMaster to answer the above. (No enclosure included.)

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

1879 Feb. 5
(Hardenbergh) Widdicombe, W. Ad.: St. Paul, Minnesota
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edwards' long looked for letter came to hand yesterday. They are having elegant sleighing. He is sorry to hear of Edwards' illness. If Edwards goes south, Widdicombe bets he will never return to Notre Dame. Widdicombe likes his work. He is having a good time as "lord of the manor" while his parents are away but hopes for their speedy return. He asks that Edwards present his compliments and congratulations to Professor (John) Coleman on his promotion. He wrote to Father (Daniel) Hudson, (C.S.C.) for the first time since he came home.

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 12mo. - {1}

1879 Feb. 6
Bennett, John: Sunman, Ind(iana)
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Bennett encloses a letter with many mistakes on it and also sends a corrected copy for Hudson. Bennett wants some of the wording changed and says that a critic thought the adjectives before Luther and Henry "very objectionable," and too harsh for the occasion. Bennett tells that he did it in order to attract the reader's attention but leaves it up to Hudson for corrections and leaves the form of the letter also to Hudson's desire.

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

(1879) Feb. 7 (?)
Emery, S(usan) L.: (Dorchester, Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She would like to have something for the enclosed poem at once if Hudson likes it. She offers it for $2. She thanks Hudson for using the sonnet. She has heard of F(athe)r Welch through Miss Churchill. She thanks Hudson for his prayers and tells him that the person needed them and the Blessed Lady was good to her.

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

1879 Feb. 7
Meehan, Father P.: Ottawa (Canada)
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Meehan sends the facts of the death of the Mother Superior of the "Grey Nuns" to the Ave Maria if worthy of consideration. He asks God to bless the success and circulation of the Ave Maria. He always speaks in favor of it.

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

1879 Feb. 8
Donnelly, Eleanor C.: Phila(delphi)a, (Pennsylvania)
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Miss Donnelly sends a legendary poem entitled the "Conversion of St. Margaret of Cortona" for the Ave Maria. Her feast falls this year on Ash Wednesday and she thought it appropriate for the readers of the Ave Maria as a good Lenten study. She wants Hudson to pay her whatever he thinks the poem is worth and begs to be remembered in Hudson's prayers.

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

(1879) Feb. 8
Dorsey, Anna Hanson: Washington, (D. C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter received. It suggested something which may be of service in regard to the Sadliers who have not sent a decision on "Tangled Paths." She would like Hudson to inform Sadliers that there is a demand for the story in book form. Of all the crosses in life, waiting is the most painful. Mrs. Dorsey detests letter writing. She is sorry that Father (E. D.) Reville has been charged. His removal is a mistake and was caused by jealousy. His sermons attracted great attention. The Church of the Dominicans was filled whenever he preached and the people would say he gave them a new idea of Catholicism. The devil has been successful in removing him. Hudson should write to Father Reville to try to cheer him up as he feels badly about it. It scandalizes her and shakes her faith in a class of men whose functions ought to make them scarcely less than perfect.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {2}

(1879) Feb. 8,
McMaster, Gertrude: (Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Gertrude did not write (February 7, 1879) because she knew Mother M. Walburga (S.H.C.J.) was writing to tell McMaster about the law suit. His letters came (February 9. 1879) and afforded her much amusements, however, she is glad he has cooled off somewhat. She wishes he could have seen Mother Blandina's face when she was told about the organ; it would have repaid him. If Cornish and Company included a list of organ stops he should send it; if not, he should get one. Gertrude is going to the city this afternoon to spend the night at St. Leonard's. Both S(iste)r S(ain)t John (McMaster, S. H. C. J. and Helen (McMaster) are well.

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

1879 Feb. 8
Skidmore, H(arriet) M(arie): San Francisco, (California)
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Skidmore encloses a poem for publication and she would like it to be published in the next issue if possible. She wishes Hudson to inform the Scholastic of her address.

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

1879 Feb. 8
Wheaton, H.: Lithogow,
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Wheaton thanks Hudson for the volume which accompanied Hudson's note of February 4. Even though he is very grateful for it, it does not make Wheaton near so happy as the thought of Hudson offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for him. He also wishes to acknowledge the kindness of Brother Stanislas as their remembrance is greatly appreciated. P.S. He informs Hudson of the misspelling of a subscriber's name, Mrs. William Mowris. Wheaton has the letter of the Father (Alexis) Granger enclosing the Medals of Our Lady.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 3pp. - crown 8 vo - {2}

1879 Feb. 9
Louie: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to (James F. Edwards):

Most of the boys are down at the lake skating. He has a good start in his studies and thinks he will get through some of them by June. They have a new professor and he is a good one; his name is John Coleman.

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

1879 Feb. 10
Roberts, R. V.: Washington, D(istrict of) C(olumbia)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Roberts acknowledges the receipt of the five dollars that Hudson sent. He thanks Hudson for returning the manuscript of his long poem. He will send briefer ones in the future.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {1}

(1879) Feb. 11
Bennett, J.: Sunman, Ind(iana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He read an article on composition and rules on writing for the press. It was good so he sent for a sheet to correct and had some corrected. When he returned he said that several paragraphs should be worded differently. He put an "X" at the end of each sentence where he improves. He has done better than Bennett in several places but Bennett cannot agree with him on capitals. He objects to "licentious" before Luther but not "murderous or adulterous" before Henry VIII. He wants it correct as possible this time and it should be correct before the notice in the Ave Maria. He would like to have Hudson send a proof sheet before it is printed.

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

1879 Feb. 11
Girardey, C.SS.R., Father Ferreol: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

Girardey thanks McMaster for his letter and for the $17. which he has given to Mother M(ary) Austin. She wrote a note of acknowledgement, which Girardey encloses (not present), just before she left for a short journey in the interests of her community. He suspected that McMaster had a hand in the $1,000 donation which (J.) Pierrepont Morgan sent to the Sisters of Mercy and now his suspicions are confirmed by the letter. That was the only donation from that source to the Sisters of Mercy although several persons were induced to send donations by the articles in the Journal. Many donations were received from all over the country to aid the poor and the orphans, without which the asylums would not have been able to function. These donations were the chief support from Aug(ust) 1, 1878 until Jan. 1, 1879, and the fact that the remainder of the country did aid this section so charitably partly restores one's confidence in humanity and makes one believe that there is still room for Christianity and that modern paganism has not entirely pervaded the people. The people are making a slow recovery from bad government and the late epidemic. This recovery would be better if the city and state were not so near to bankruptcy. Since the war millions of dollars have been spent without benefit to anyone except the unscrupulous men who are filling their purses from public money. The laws are so nicely framed that, while the perpetrators of these swindling schemes cannot be brought to justice by a fair trial, innocent men are seized by apparently legal processes and brought from far distances to appear in sham court trials before judges and juries packed for the sole purpose of condemning them. While these men wait for weeks until this farcical trial takes place, their families are reduced to want and starvation and the most fertile parts of the state remain uncultivated. The best business men aim merely at meeting current expenses scarcely able to realize any profit. Those who have money idle fear to invest it lost they lose it all. Twenty per cent of the people are unemployed now and still more workers flock in from the country where the work is plentiful but the laborers scarce. In nearly all of these points New Orleans is merely a miniature copy of New York City. The Archbishop of New Orleans, (Napoleon J. Perche), in debt. Many people are longing for a change in ecclesiastical administrations. The saintly Bishop (William Henry) Elder of (Natchez, Mississippi), is rumored to be on the point of going to California as Coadjutor of the Archbishop of San Francisco (Joseph S. Alemany). His diocese will sadly miss him since he is very much beloved. Girardey still uses the cane made of vine which McMaster gave him in 1868. He will recommend Col(onel) James to the prayers of the Sisters and orphans and will continue trying to find new subscribers for the Freeman's Journal although there is not great love of reading there.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {5}

1879 Feb. 11,
Robot, O.S.B., Father Isidore: Atoka, Indian Territory
 to J(ames Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He extends his thanks for the two certificates of deposit, amounting to $387 after the printed evidences of plans of Msgr. (John B.) Brouillet, he feels impatient of knowing more. McMaster's intentions for the Celebrations of Masses will be fulfilled as soon as he gets home.

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

1879 Feb. 12
Dausch, M.: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 To (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

Dausch has sent for notice in the Ave Maria "A Short Catechism for Young Men and Young Women Contemplating Marriage". He wants it stated in the notice that it is for sale by Kelly, Piet & Co., of Baltimore, M(arylan)d and wants the paper sent to him containing the notice.

X-2-e - A.L.S. (postcard) -

1879 Feb. 13
Bennett, John: Sunman, Ind(iana)
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Bennett forgot to give the number of letters wanted in the postcard he wrote yesterday. The notice is in the best place to be seen in the Ave Maria. He will order a thousand letters if Hudson can spare the type and maybe more. He would like Hudson to keep the form a few weeks in case he needs more later, the cost would be less than if Hudson had to set the form anew. He wants Hudson to proof read it well so it will be correct and wants the bill as low as possible as the other was a total loss because of so many mistakes.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 3pp. - crown 8 vo - {1}

(1879 Feb. 13)

Femmes du Monde, Association des (Paris, France)

Program, lists of members of the committee, members of the council and patronesses, extract from the statutes, and application for membership.

VI-3-a - Printed Circular - (French) - 4pp. - 4to. - {0}

1879 Feb. 14
Garesche, Alex T.: S(ain)t Louis, M(iss)o(uri)
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses an article which was translated by a lady who in her intense love for Our Lady thought this would be useful. It is her first effort and may present deficiencies. He hopes that Hudson will find this article acceptable for the Ave Maria.

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

1879 Feb. 14
McIntire, Amelia T.: E. Cambridge (Massachusetts)
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss McIntire has received the back numbers of the Ave Maria and the water of Lourdes which was sent by the Father (Alexis) Granger to whom she will write her thanks. She thanks Hudson for the magazines and for the trouble she has caused him.

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

1879 Feb. 14
Neu, W(illia)m: Bunker Hill, Illinois
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

The Bishop of Alton, in a pastoral letter forbids the reading of the Freeman's Journal. Since Neu has read the Journal for more than 12 years, he finds it hard to give up reading it. The approbation of McMaster's diocesan superior is required on the Journal before his bishop will lift the interdict.

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

1879 Feb. 14
Rhodius, Marie: Indianapolis, Indiana
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She cannot accept Edwards' invitation because the contracts for the new building will be given out in a few days. Mr. (Ernest) Kitz wrote to Georgie about it. She and Mr. Kitz thank Prof. (Joseph A.) Lyons for the copies of the Almanac.

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

1879 Feb. 15
Demming, A.: Carlyle, Illinois
 to J(ames) (Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Since his bishop has put an interdict upon the Journal, neither he nor the members of his band can any longer receive it. He copies part of the pastoral of (Bishop Peter Joseph Baltes) of Alton in which the Bishop is condemning the use of books, prayer books, and newspapers published without the authorization of the Bishop of the place, specifically mentions the Journal of McMaster, the Irish World of Patrick Ford and the Western Watchman of Father Donald S. Phelan and prohibits priests from absolving those who persist in reading them.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 5pp. - 12mo. - {6}

1879 Feb. 15
Donnelly, Eleanor C.: (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Donnelly acknowledges receipt of letter and enclosure and sends a receipt for the enclosure mentioned above. She also encloses a poem for the Ave Maria, from the pen of her friend, John Arthur Henry. She would like Hudson to send a copy of the Ave Maria in which the poem appears to John Henry and wishes Hudson to pray for a religious vocation for him.

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

(18)79 Feb. 15
Harty, Father Ja(me)s: Jerseyville, Ill(inois)
 to James (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The Ordinary of the Diocese of Alton, Illinois, (Peter Joseph Baltes) has issued a Pastoral to the clergy and laity prohibiting the reading of the Freeman's Journal, The Western Watchman, and The Irish World, under pain of suspension from the Church. Harty is sorry to see the two former papers classed with the latter and is even more sorry to have to discontinue his subscription to the Journal. It is strange that the Bishop should censure these two papers as he did since the Catholic population at large will suffer from their suppression. He asks that the amount of his bill be sent him so that he can pay whatever he owes McMaster.

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

1879 Feb. 16
Protestant, A: New York, (New York)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

The writer was born and educated as a Protestant but as his letter will show, is not very prejudiced. Two years before the war and for several years after, the business of the writer called him to Natchez, Mississippi, where his attention was called to Catholicity by a slight acquaintance with Bishop (William Henry) Elder of that diocese. Upon seeing the heroic sanc(t)ity of the Bishop, the writer was almost persuaded to become a Catholic. When his churches were burned, his clergy driven away and his people scattered, and when he himself was in want, this saintly Bishop has been known to take two little waifs from the street and place them in a home. The writer has seen so much of good and virtue in Bishop Elder that he reached the conclusion that a Church producing such a man as Elder cannot be a bad church. Under these feelings he took up the study of Catholic doctrine when he came North two years ago. His readings included "Pope and Maguire," "Hughes and Breckenridge," and "Campbell and Purcell." These writings astounded him as to the force of the arguments which could be used on the Catholic side of the controversy. The one point however, which the writer cannot understand is the doctrine of Papal Infa(l)libility. In 1834 in his controversy with Campbell, (Arch)bishop (John Baptist) Purcell explicitly declared that he does not believe in Papal Infallibility and that he knows of none of the clergy who do. Then in 1875, Purcell told Pope Pius (IX) that there was no one who believed the doctrine more fully than himself. Father John Hughes, not yet consecrated a Bishop, in his controversy with Breckenridge, says that the seat of infallibility is not definitely lodged whether in the Pope, a council, or in the whole Church. In his controversy with Pope, Maguire calls one of the Popes a great scoundrel because he threw the body of his predecessor into the Tiber. There are two main difficulties still bothering the writer. The first is: if the doctrine of Papal Infallibility was not believed in 1834 as an article of faith, how can it be any more necessary in 1875? The second is: how can Pope Stephen, who was called a scoundrel, be infallible, for how can a bad man be a good priest? The influence of Bishop Elder first led the writer to think on this subject. He does not believe that another man in the Catholic Church can compare with the saintly Elder and could relate some facts about him which poor human nature would not be expected to be capable of.

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

1879 Feb. 17
Payne, J. W.,: Springfield, Ill(inois)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Payne has been informed that the Freeman's Journal has been prohibited by his Bishop, (Peter Joseph Baltes of Alton, Illinois) and therefore he must discontinue his subscription. He asks that his bill for the time he has been a subscriber be sent to him and he will settle his account.

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

(18)79 Feb. 17
Rafter, M. B.,: Springfield, Ill(inoi)s
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Rafter regrets that he must discontinue his subscription to the Freeman's Journal because of the prohibition of the paper by Bishop (Peter Joseph Baltes). He sends $1. to cover his account and will give the remainder to Mr. O'Brien, the agent.

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

1879 Feb. 17
Ridder, Albert: Quincy, Illinois
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

He is compelled to quit the Journal until the approbation of McMaster's Bishop appears on the front page.

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

1879 Feb. 19
Fullerton, Georgiana:
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Fullerton is sending the third, fourth, and fifth chapters of her story, and she wants Hudson to inform her when it will appear as she wants to combine this with others in a volume in a few months.

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

1879 Feb. 20
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana

Egan explains to Hudson how his last letter had given him encouragement as at the time the letter arrived he was very "blue". Egan has resigned as Editor of the Illustrated Weekly because he could no longer stand the work after a year as J. A. McGee has been ill so long from over work, which has caused him to indulge in stimulants. McGee's wife who owns the paper offered Egan a half interest but he could not take it because McGee would still be business manager. Egan is going to return to Phila(delphia) and write novels and articles for his old publishers. Egan suggests that Hudson read a sonnet of his in the March Scribner. Egan asks Hudson to announce his resignation on March 1st in the personals; he will be very thankful. Egan, much to his regret, must drop out of the fraternity of Catholic Publishers. He gives his future address to Hudson.

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

1879 Feb. 21
Hickey, P(atrick) V.: New York, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hickey thanks Hudson for his letter. He is an old admirer of the Ave Maria and speaks of it whenever he has occasion. The Ave Maria was never better than it is at present. As to the reprinting of Peronne he is not sure even though it has merits. It had some defects for American readers since it was intended for Italians. He has asked a Jesuit Priest to adapt it for this hemisphere and he probably will. He intends to publich Peronne's "Rule of Faith" in three volumes. He is also going to publish "Our Lady of Lourdes" and hopes soon to have Hudson's help in the advertising column of the Ave Maria.

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

1879 Feb. 21
O'Donnell, M.: Bridgeport, Illinois
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He sends McMaster $5.20 of which $2.50 goes to his credit and the balance to the credit of Charles O'Donnell. Charles cannot continue the Journal, but he will as long as McMaster publishes it.

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

1879 Feb. 21
St. Cyr, (Rev. John Mary Irenaeus): Carondelet, (Missouri)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter of the 13th received. (St.) J(ohn) B. Vianney was born in 1786 and St. Cyr. was born in 1803 on Nov. 2. Consequently he could not be the schoolfellow of J. B. Vianney. St. Cyr will do anything for the well being of the Ave Maria which is read by the novices with pleasure. He asks to be remembered to the Father (Edward) Sorin and (Alex) Granger. He has not forgotten their kind hospitality in 1867.

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

1879 Feb. 22
Elder, William Henry, (Bishop of Natchez, Miss.): Natchez, Mississippi
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York

Bishop Elder acknowledges $28. he has received from McMaster. The people of the South, especially the Catholics, should never forget the great charity that has been shown them by this and other remittances. That amount passing through Elder's hands alone has been sufficient to alleviate suffering in many parts of Mississippi where the fever has reached. This money has also aided in other parts where desolation has indirectly resulted from the interruption of business by the fever or because of the death of relatives. Daily prayers after Mass have been prescribed in order to make the Southern Catholics show gratitude for this aid. McMaster has shown particular concern for those under the care of Elder and the entire diocese is grateful for the multitude of acts of mercy from fellow citizens in every quarter. J(ames) A. M(cmaster) has noted on the letter, that this $28. is merely the remainder of many hundreds of dollars previously forwarded.)

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

1879 Feb. 23
Dallas, A(lexander) I.: Fort Supply, Ind(ian Territory)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Received the "Sun" and the marked letter of Bishop Whipple. The Regular Army was not responsible for the butchery of the Indians by Anthony, who was commissioned by the governor of Colorado. The terrible affair under Wassells in Wyoming was unavoidable as the duty lay before Wassell. The whole treatment of the Indians is sickening. The responsibility is with the government as treaties are made only to be broken. The appointment of the agents under the cloak of religion aids the scoundrels who pilfer from the Indians. The testimony of officers shows that the Northern Cheyennes were starved in this territory. The Cheyennes were forced South against their wish and, starved, broke out, and returned. The details of their treatment at Camp Robinson he knows only from news reports. The deprivation of fire and food was inhuman. The slaughter was terrible. They should have been disarmed before incarceration. They raised their death song and died as they had lived, independent and courageous. They died as they would have caused whites to die, and as they did cause fifty settlers to die in Kansas, with horrible barbarity, fully equal to the slaughters of Anthony. Bishop Whipple, whom Dallas admires, is one among many of the Sects, who has accomplished anything with the Indians. The "Sun" does its customary injustice to the Army. If the Interior Dept. would be compelled to turn the Indian Bureau over to the Army, in a few years the Indian would have no better friend than the Army. Fort Supply is desolate. It is between Beaver and Wolf creeks, a few miles East of the North Fork of the Canadian River. There are no Indians in the immediate vicinity. It should be more important in the near future. The altitude is about 3000 feet and about the same latitude of Humboldt, Tennessee. They said goodbye to Mass when they left Leavenworth, (Kansas), but on his journey to Fort Supply Dallas met Father Ferdinand Wolf, O.S.B., on his return from giving a mission at Fort Supply. Father Wolf was invited by Mrs. Ives, a sister of Mr. Fitzgerald, now at St. Mary's. Dallas hopes to have Father Wolf down again about the 24th of March. A Society should be founded to provide the army with Missions. Hudson should not forget to send the papers. The grandmother of Dallas' children has just died in Angers, France, and he would like Hudson to pray for her. He sends his sincere regards to Father General (Edward) Sorin.

X-2-e - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 8 vo - {5}

1879 Feb. 23
Metzger, Father F.: Kaskaskia, Illinois
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): New York, New York

Since he has been forbidden by his Bishop to read the Journal, he asks McMaster to stop sending it.

I-2-c - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}

1879 Feb. 23
Starr, Eliza A(llen): (Chicago, Illinois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

At the request of Miss (Ella B.) Edes she is sending a manuscript for the Ave Maria. Both pieces are translations and Miss Edes will send the originals if desired. Miss Edes would like to have them cover a subscription for the Ave Maria. Miss Starr sent her extra copies to Brother Francis dePaula and she cannot send any to Miss Edes. She has no doubt that Hudson will make business arrangements with so popular a writer like Miss Edes. Her writings are very highly valued by Mr. (James Alphonsus) McMaster. Her Columbus is in progress. As soon as it is finished she will send it to Hudson, but she has not been able to do much writing the past week. (Enclosed is the following marked Private for Father Hudson) She will not consider the proposition coming from him but she does understand the circumstances of Hudson's position. She has written a letter that he can show to his superiors. She would like to talk to Hudson for five minutes but, of course, it is impossible so she sends the letter. She has not even asked what he will pay by the page or column. Hudson should near the tales of those who live with the pen. P.S. She has kept the letter over until Friday to be sure she is acting wisely. Hudson is not to show the letter unless it is necessary. A letter from him might set it all right.

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(1879) Feb. 24
Lambing, (Father) Andrew A.: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, CSC: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks Hudson if anything is being done on the "Mixed Marriages" as he has been waiting for the proof and has received none. He is well and busy and doing as well as he could expect.

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(18)79 Feb. 24-
Schank, F. G.: Alton, Ill(inoi)s
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Schank is obliged to discontinue his subscription to the Freeman's Journal because of reasons already known to McMaster. He asks that the amount of his bill be sent to him so that he can pay the balance of his account.

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1879 Feb. 25
Foyer, Le: Paris, (France)
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

The subscription price of "Le Foyer" is 15 francs a year in the United States. If Hudson wants the complete set, there are 6 volumes at 6 francs each.

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1879 Feb. 25,
Severance, George: Tunbridge, V(ermon(t)
 To Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Severance inquieres if some one will edit and publish (Orestes A. Brownson's) writings or if they will be untouched in the condition they were left. In the latter case, he would like to receive the numbers of the Review containing the Refutation of Atheism, save the first published in October 1873. Severance is a University clergyman, and had, been a subscriber to Brownson's Review for years. As an author he is very much interested in (Brownson) and lives near (Brownson's) boyhood home in Royalton, V(ermon)t. The house is still standing. Severance is conversant with (Brownson's) writings in connection with his different phases of unbelief and belief and he considers (Brownson) preeminently qualified to write a refutation of atheism. Severance believes the ranks of (Brownson's) family are very much thinned by death yet thinks Sarah (M. Brownson Tenney) is living. In former tears he was acquainted with the Healys (sic) of Washington, New) H(ampshire) on Henry's mother's side, including Joseph (Healy), Henry's uncle who has been dead some years. Severance visited (Brownson) several times in Chelsea, Mss(achusetts) thirty years ago. He wonders if there is any album photograph of (Brownson) available.

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1879 Feb. 25
Van Gennip, John: Cheboygan, Mich(igan)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

An old boy read an article in the Ave Maria, "we love a thing in proportion to what it has cost us." The old boy relates that this is generally true but not always as the Lord has cost him little and yet he loves him more than anything, so much so that heaven would not be acceptable without him. Van Gennip wants to know if the old boy is correct. He encloses a sentence he wishes to have translated for the Ave Maria as he is certain that it will be read by Hudson's numerous well wishers.

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1879 Feb. 26
Bennett, J(ohn): (Sunman, Indiana)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Bennett sees no chance for improvement on his article. He would have answered sooner but it was Ash Wednesday. He can only get rid of 12 copies so far and if Hudson has not already made calculations for a thousand he wants it cut to five hundred.

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(18)79 Feb. 26
De Bruycker, Father F(lorian): Willimantic, Conn(ecticut)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Although Bruycker did not, and does not agree with McMas ter on general matters and on the opportunity of crying over such matters, he is among the thousands who stand by McMaster in the controversy with Bishop (Peter Joseph) Baltes (of Alton, Illinois), and others who may agree with him. He sends $5. for the Peter's Pence fund and names the 4 contributors.

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1879 Feb. 26
Hachette,: Paris, (France)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

The subscription to "Journal de la Jeunesse" in the United States is 11 francs for 6 months and 22 francs a year. The subscriptions begin on Dec. 1 or June 1, post free if paid in advance.

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(18)79 (Feb. 26)
(Keating), Sister M(ary) de Chantal: (Wheeling), (West Virginia)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Mother de Chantal has been surprised by the message of the latest issue of the Freeman's Journal. Her feelings are mingled with amazement and grief and she would have discredited the news had it come from any other source than the Journal. The Lord is demanding much more from McMaster this Lenten season than mere bodily mortification. Mother Chantal believes McMaster will be the person least affected by the insane step of Bishop (Peter Joseph Baltes of Alton, Illinois.) When people who know better find the friendly guide of a lifetime placed in the same category with Ford's vile sheet, that is proof enough that the occupant of the throne should be keeping company with Bishop (James) Duggan, of (Chicago, Illinois). Both friends and foes of McMaster are injured by this outrageous assumption of authority and those in Alton are cut off from their only reliable source of information regarding the affairs of the Church. Those who oppose the Journal will seem to see their opposition sustained by Episcopal authority. Bishop Baltes is being utilized by someone whom McMaster has offended but he has made a tremendous blunder and must find some way to make amends. McMaster should see the matter through and make Baltes retract his statements, both for his own good and the good of others.

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1879 Feb. 26
Russell, Father James J.: Columbia, Pennsylvania
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He heard of the Bishop of Altan's interdict on the Journal but he does not know whether to congratulate McMaster or offer him his sympathies. He does not think the Bishop will lift the interdict soon because of the tone and nationalism of the pastoral. Then only fear of a higher authority will force the Bishop to rectify the injury done to McMaster. He would not like McMaster to use the civil courts but suggests that he use his influence in Rome. Russell has subscribed to the Cleveland Catholic University by reason of the editorial on "Forbidden Publications."

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1879 Feb. 27
Anderson, Joseph: Auburn, New York
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: New York, New York

Anderson has read McMaster's leading article of that week with some indignation. The first money he ever earned, a very long time ago, was used to pay for a subscription to the Freeman's Journal and he believes it has done him more good than all of the preaching he has heard since. He is not much good at writing letters but feels as though he wants to fight someone for the insult hurled at McMaster and believes this insult should be hurled back, even if he must insult a Bishop, (Peter Joseph Baltes of Alton, Illinois).

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1879 Feb. 27
Conlen, Father John A.: Bridgewater, Mass.
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

He encloses $6. For the past ten years he has taken the Journal. The Irish World was went him for two years but it has not appeared on his desk. Bishop Baltes may know Ford, but for him to put the Journal on the same level as the Irish World is at least incorrect.

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1879 Feb. 27
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): New York, (New York)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Egan says that (J.A.) McGee has straightened up wonderfully and asks Hudson to pray for him, Egan is quite sure that if McGee keeps his promises the Illustrated Weekly will become a great success. He also wants Hudson to write to him as he believes it will encourage him. He gives Hudson his new address.

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1879 Feb. 27
Hogan, Father Thaddeus: Trenton, New Jersey
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

He encloses $10 in payment for the past three years subscription to the Journal and asks that any balance be credited to his account as a renewal of subscription. He expresses his sympathy for McMaster in his trial. He was delighted with McMaster's Catholic editorial of the last issue and prays that he may never lose his spirit of self-control and respect for authority. The Journal has always been a source of pleasure to him but he did regret a few editorials such as the one on (Dupanloup).

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1879 Feb. 27
O'Meara, K(athleen): Woolhampton, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

She thanks Hudson for the letter which was forwarded from Paris, where she will soon return. She is quite sure she will get the souvenir of Pere Lacordaire. Her mother thanks Hudson for the prayers and hopes they will be continued. She is very glad that "Cyril" pleased Hudson.

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1879 Feb. 28,
Shain, Patrick: Lynn, Massachusetts
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, New York

Before he read of Bishop Baltes's pastoral in the Journal, he had received it from the Bishop and wrote him saying that he could not approve of the pastoral and approving the Catholic tone of the Journal. It was because he was personally acquainted with the Bishop that he wrote him.

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1879 Feb. 28
Walsh, Father John: Albany, (New York)
 to (James Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Walsh commends McMaster for the way in which he is receiving the blow from Alton. His submissiveness to unjust treatment shows a truly Catholic spirit, and he hopes that deliverance will come soon. He cherishes the memory of McMaster's visit to him 2 winters ago. He sends his first article on the Forty Hours question and hopes it will be published at the earliest opportunity. He is trying to clear up the misunderstandings and does not wish his name or locality to appear in the paper.

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