University of Notre Dame


(1879) Aug. 1
D(orsey), A(nna) H(anson): Washington, (D. C.)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter and check were received. She is sending a statement for number 24 to 30 in which the story is finished. At $4 a page it is $117 less the $50 received. Hudson should write this week. She thanks Hudson for his promptness in sending remittances. The need of money is distracting, but Hudson would not know as his vocation lifts him above the cares of the worldings. Mrs. Dorsey was grieved by Hudson's last letter when Hudson told her he was feverish. It must be malaria troubling him again. If Hudson's superiors want to send him to Heaven they should keep him chained to the car and not give him any rest. She thanks Hudson for his prayers as her daughter is improving. Her son-in-law is no better. Her heart grows sad when she looks into the future, as the long illnesses of the past years have thrown her into debt. It consoles her to have Hudson's sympathy and prayers. It is not strange that "Kismet" could not be found in the dictionary as it is an Arabic word signifying "it is written" or "it is fate". Capt. Brandt was a sort of a pagan so she had him say it. She once knew a naval officer like Brandt who couldn't help swearing to save his life. During the Mexican War the sailors stole three bells from a church in Tobasco and smuggled them aboard. It was too late to return them when the Captain discovered it so he gave them to Capt. Kittey to give to some Maryland Church. She quotes the inscription put on the bell into which they were recast and which hangs near Baltimore.

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

1879 Aug. 1
Thérèse de Jesus, (D.C.), Sister M.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: (France)

(The Discalced Carmelites) thank him for having gone to see the Father General as Father Martin has written. She hopes that (Perché) has received their letter care of (Cecilia) Panneau. They regret that he does not have a secretary who could give them news of his health, as did Father (Celestin) Frain last summer. The rumors are often not reassuring and so they are sending to Father (Gustave A.) Rouxel and Father (Joseph) Anstaett for information. Before the feast of O(ur) L(ady) of Mount Carmel they had a four day retreat, and on the feast day they had a Mass sung by Father (B.) Roydhouse, S.J., who had given the retreat, and a magnificent sermon by Father (Jeremiah Moynihan) Monyhan. That same day Anstaett came to see them and informed them that Rouxel would be absent for a few days. Everything is going well. The chapter received 4 postulants. The lay sister came from the preservation class of Good Shepherd. She will return at the end of the month. Sophie Freret on September 15, Catherine Byrns at the end of September, and Alice Moore in October. They hope he will return in September as he promised. If he returns to Rome, they ask several favors. At the time of the American pilgrimage her uncle, Paul Théard, obtained from the Holy Father his written benediction for the Community and its benefactors, but they had to leave it at St. Louis. The Holy Father would not refuse another. Secondly, they ask him to obtain several relics, especially one of the True Cross. She wrote to the Father General for some other relics, telling him (Perché) would bring them. They ask that their altar be privileged for all who say Mass there.

VI-3-a - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {13}

1879 Aug. 2
Skidmore, Harriet M(arie): San Francisco, (California)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She encloses a poem for publication in the Ave Maria. She sends wishes for its continued prosperity and asks to be remembered in Hudson's prayers.

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1879 Aug. 5
Hickey, P(atrick) V.: New York, (New York)
 to F(ather Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks Hudson what he is paying for the Ave Maria paper. If Hudson has the book by the author of "Diary of a Sister of Mercy" he would like to borrow it. Hudson's volumes of the Catholic Review are going to be bound this week. They had some difficulty in getting them together. He thanks Bro(ther) Stanislaus for the Scholastic. He is going to Boston this evening but wishes he could get to the west. Some day he may establish an office for their paper near the Mississippi.

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

(1879 Aug. 5)

(Louisiana), New Orleans Corporation of the Archdiocese of (New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Cardinal (John) Simeoni: (Rome, Italy)

Copy of a memoir sent to Simeoni by the Corporation on the affairs of the Diocese of New Orleans. Report of the officers and councillors of the corporation, Father (Gilbert) Raymond, Father (Hyacinth) Tumoine, Father (Francis) Mittelbroun, Father (Thomas J.) Kenny, Father (Peter L.) Thévis, and Father (John Baptist) Bogaerts, on the present state of the finances and the debt: At a meeting held on August 5, 1879 with only Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché, now in France, and Father Gustave (A.) Rouxel, now at New York, absent, the following resolutions were adopted: (1) at the death of Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.), the diocese was without debt and in the most flourishing condition; (2) the debt was began by numerous large loans made by Perché in the name of the corporation but without consulting it, and he alone knows the use made of these loans; (3) on January 13, 1876 Perché from Paris requested authorization to raise a loan of $100,000 and the corporation consented. If he had brought this $100,000 back with him, they would not be in their present state. They were only given an account for $40,000 and, of that, $20,000 was given to (Am.) Lutton, whom the diocese owed nothing, and only $8,000 was employed legitimately. A second effort was made. Father (Joseph Marie) Millet was named treasurer and administrator of finances, and a loan of $250,000 payable in 20 years at 5% was authorized on January 11, 1878 in order to unify and to reduce the debt. Their hopes were disappointed. A considerable portion was used to pay debts of doubtful legality or was loaned out; another portion was used to pay useless office expenses; a considerable sum was given to "Le Propagateur (Catholique)" and others whom the diocese owed nothing, and $21,000 was used in France to place the loan. The second loan only augmented the debt which now amounts to $500,000. The total annual expenses, including interest of $30,400, amount to $61,900. In his first report Millet set the revenues at $50,000, but that was exaggerated and all the revenues of 1878 produced only $28,385.95. The members resolved to expose this situation to Simeoni. They have reason to believe that he has been deceived about their position. He should not believe that they are bringing charges against Perché. They love and admire his great qualities but they have been unable to make his great qualities but they have been unable to make him see that he is mistaken in his excessive goodness. The priests of the diocese also venerate him and have borne the heavy burden—10% on their receipts—imposed upon them under menace of suspension ipso facto if they miss by one day the time for payment. The first thing to be done is to prevent the increase of the debt. Simeoni should prevent the placing in France of the $30,000 worth of bonds still to be sold on the first loan and should have transferred to the corporation all the money in the Bank of Paris or elsewhere which has been raised by the loans authorized by the corporation.

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1879 Aug. 5
Starr, E(liza) A(llen): (Chicago, Illinois)
 To Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for the $6.00. She has received the Amateur and asks Hudson if he wants a notice of it. If so he is to inform her by card. She is going to Durand and would like her Ave Maria sent to her there until Sept(ember) 6. She is sorry to hear of F(athe)r (Edward) Lily's sickness and hopes he and also Hudson is better. P.S. The articles for the raffle will be given to him or anyone he sends for them. While she is absent Bridget has charge of them.

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1879 Aug. 6
Cassidy, John A.: Equality, Ill(inois)
 to Ja(me)s A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Because of the fact that the Freeman's Journal has been prohibited in the Diocese of Alton, (Illinois) by Bishop (Peter Joseph Baltes), Cassidy sends $1. to settle his account.

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

1879 Aug. 7
Stace, M(ary) A(nn): Churchtown, O(hio)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A long time ago Miss Stace put on paper the history of some conversions that took place in England. The parties are now among the blessed she hopes. She always meant it for the Ave Maria but Hudson always said he had too many on hand. She has occupied her vacation by rewriting this tale. She would like to send it to Hudson but she wants to be sure Hudson does not already have too many. The usual price will be left to Hudson. It is about the length of "Natalie" which she translated last year. She regrets not being able to send a mite for the rebuilding of Notre Dame as she was teaching for less than her expenses, but will contribute if her tale is published.

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1879 Aug. 8
Hudson, C.S.C., Father Daniel E.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)
 to James F(arnham) Edwards:

He sends with this (no enclosure) a copy of the present issue of the Ave Maria which contains an article on the new college and an improved lithograph. It cost something to purchase so many but perhaps it will pay as an advertisement. The council is already in session.

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1879 Aug. 9
(Hardenbergh) Widdicombe, W. Ad.: St. Paul, Minnesota
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is glad that Edwards sees that he has misjudged him and he was wrong in his estimate of his (Widdicombe's) business ability. Last Monday on his first trip he sold $500 worth of goods. Jim O'Rourke was in St. Paul visiting his friend who is also with the Paulists.

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1879 Aug. 9
Mairet et Villet, A.: Dijon, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché) Perchet: Arcachon, (France)

As directed by Father Leneuf they inform Perche that they have sent by post the seal of the Diocese of New Orleans and by train a box containing a notebook of 50 bonds for the loan recently contracted. (P.S.) Mr. Chataigne, employed in their house, asks to be remembered.

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1879 Aug. 10 (?)
Ffrench, N. J. O'Connell: Sacramento, Cal(ifornia)
 to F(athe)r Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Thanks Hudson for the $8.00 he received. He was confined to bed with illness or he would have written sooner. He informs Hudson it is not necessary to return the sketch and the story not found suitable for the Ave Maria.

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1879 Aug. 10
Strub, (Father) Jos(eph): Morrilton, Ark(ansas)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter was received while at Sharpsburg (Pennsylvania). He has been ill since he returned to Arkansas and is very busy. Mr. Henquenet (?), the brother-in-law of Father L'Etourneau wrote that he will visit Strub to work up the projected lottery. He asks Hudson if he received the favorable reply expected from Miss (Eliza Allen) Starr. He easily imagines the trouble caused because of the fire. He sends best wishes for health.

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1879 Aug. 10
Waylen, Elizabeth: Bellefonte, P(ennsylvani)a
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received the $5.00 and the note that Hudson sent to her. She sends belated sympathy at the destruction of Notre Dame and encloses a mite for the aid of reconstruction. She asks Hudson to have the Ave Maria sent to their address in Philadelphia after Thursday.

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1879 Aug. 11
English, John: Columbus, Ohio
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He will send a few books for the library. He has been working in the store as shipping clerk. He would like to visit Notre Dame at the opening of the new College in September, but must defer his visit until Christmas.

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

1879 Aug. 12
Meany, M(ary) L.: Philad(elphi)a, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She waited until Hudson should not be too busy before she bothered him with a long letter, but the Ave Maria brought such great news of Notre Dame that she could not wait. She hopes Our Lady has given Hudson better health. It is very unpleasant to be misunderstood and especially by a priest. The reasons Hudson gave for refusing her request were not good ones, even though he thought so. He has said so many similar applications, but she states that if the Ave Maria is the Blessed Virgin's journal it must give aid to religious undertakings and particularly to its contributors. Another reason that Hudson gave was that he had no control over the funds. Religious orders, she concludes, are like families, the heads of which often take all the responsibility and give none to their children. Pope Leo XIII pointed Hudson out as head of a family of contributors. Now that someone else will be in charge Hudson will have less scruple in estimating its rights as well as duties. She wrote gratuitously for the Ave Maria for about nine years by request of its founder, and she even tries to increase its circulation. She considered her sacrifices a pleasure and now she thinks it is a strange that she thought she could get help from the same quarter in serving the same God. The church should think about the necessity of showing an example of charity to the people in the world. She wishes that it had not fallen to her to make such an unbecoming effort as this, but God is welcome to all and she hopes He will send choicest blessings and favors on Notre Dame in proportion to the pain He has willed upon her.

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(1879) Aug. 13
Dorsey, Anna Hanson: Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She acknowledges the receipt of $70 and thanks Hudson for being so prompt. It has been a pleasure for her to write for the Ave Maria since Hudson has had control of it. She is glad Hudson has the courage to resist annoyances and spare the subscribers the reading of weak sentimental poetry. She cannot understand what right Mother A(ngela) Gillespie has to meddle in the affairs of the Ave Maria. She interfered with Mrs. Dorsey when two of her stories were in progress, "Adrift" and "Tangled Paths", and she vowed never to write for the Ave Maria again. She was loved as a sister and with great confidence until she wrote a letter to Father (Edward) Sorin telling him what "Tangled Paths" would do to the Ave Maria, and Father Sorin forwarded the letter to Mrs. Dorsey. Mrs. Dorsey has received two letters from Father Sorin asking forgiveness and she has heard nothing from Mother Angela. As long as Father Sorin wishes her to write for the Ave Maria and the writings are satisfactory to Hudson she will continue to write. She wishes she did not have to write for money. She knows that the Ave Maria pays generously in proportion to its size. She would like Hudson to take a rest. She warns Hudson of the recurrence of the disease each 7th day. She thanks Hudson for his prayers. She fears she could never suffer as God would want her to. She asks Hudson how soon he will want something for the magazine. Her daughter, Mrs. Eastman, sends thanks. They hope to see Hudson in Washington and she will formally adopt Hudson as her son, in place on the one lost several years ago.

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1879 Aug. 13
Kean, Peter: Chicago, (Illinois)
 to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Kean sends McMaster $3. for his subscription to the Freeman's Journal, and also $5.50 to aid the Indian Missions. He requests a receipt for the subscription fee.

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

1879 Aug. 13
Lynch, Bishop P(atrick) N(eeson): Charleston, S(outh) C(arolina)
 to Monsignor R(obert) Seton: Jersey City, (New Jersey)

Lynch should have thanked Seton long ago for the very handsome thing he did when they parted in the Sixth Avenue some six months ago. The best way to show his appreciation would be here in Charleston. They have a Charleston Library some 170 years old, with old time English books and where old fogies like Lynch sometimes meet. Today, in hunting information on Glasgow, Lynch examined "The Antiquities of Scotland" by Grose. In the appendix he found an account of Lynch's ancestrall Hall. Perhaps Seton has read Grose or the "Journey Through Scotland" which Grose quotes; anyhow Lynch takes a chance and copies it out and sends it to Seton. Father Hennessy asks him to preach for him on the 24th; perhaps he may see Seton about that time.

II-1-a - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {1}

(1879) Aug. 14
Emery, S(usan) L.: Dorchester, (Massachusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Churchill has gone and given Miss Emery her manuscript to finish as she had not completely copied it, and Miss Emery will share in the profits. They hope to have it ready for the feast, but one calendar, "Ursuline Manual", gives it in September instead of August. On page 6 the word chalice occurs and she wonders if this is correct. She is sorry about Master Conrad and she wants Hudson to save the copy for her. She suggests to Hudson to print more narrative poems like the last of Miss (Eleanor C.) Donnelly's. She wishes she could do more of them as some have been sent to Hudson. When she obtains "Legends of the Blessed Sacrament" she probably can do better. She has received another subscription, "Mr. Thomas Cox". She thanks Hudson for trying to get the book for her and special thanks for the Water of Lourdes. She asks Hudson to pray that she makes a perfect Confirmation and that she will receive a special desire in the future.

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1879 Aug. 14
Sheridan, Ja(me)s B.: Newark, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: N(ew) Y(ork), (New York)

Sheridan sends McMaster $5.40 to aid the Indian Missions. This money is from the band of Annie M. Sheridan. The other $3. sent is to be applied to the subscription fee for the Freeman's Journal. Sheridan is unable to cancel the whole debt because he is now employed at only half his former salary after being unemployed for a long time. He will pay the balance as soon as possible.

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

1879 Aug.15
Pluet: Etampes, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: Paris, France)

Father (P.M.J.) Bedel, pastor of Plaquemine, having informed Pluet of (Perché's) arrival at Paris, he seeks an audience to obtain his blessing and to speak to him about Bédel who is his cousin.

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

1879 Aug. 15
Tello, Manly: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He writes in haste as the holyday is calling part of his time. In the Ave Maria he finds something that pains him. (This part is cut out of letter). It is taken from a liberal paper and why should we go to those corrupt sources for comparisons. That implies that Pius lacked the spirituality that Leo makes the sole agency of the Church. He asks Hudson if he can believe that the grand Pontificate of 32 years was temporal blundering and that suddenly there burst upon the world a Pontificate that has reversed all that and turned the tide of history and changed the hearts of nations? These comparisons are the work of the enemy and nullify Christian history. Pius warned against these dangers. He wrote to Hudson because he pained him to see this in the Ave Maria. It is to the memory of the Pope who proclaimed the Immaculate Conception and his children of the Ave Maria should learn to look upon him as a man of resources.

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1879 Aug. 16
The Connecticut Catholic: (Hartford), Connecticut

Clipping describing the consecration of Bishop Lawrence S(tephen) McMahon, Bishop of Hartford.

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(1879 Aug. 17)
Mayeur, A(lfred: Natchitoches, Louisiana)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: Natchitoches, Louisiana)

Leray owes Mayeur $25.10 for work done between January 1, 1878 and August 17, 1879, and $3.45 from the year 1877.

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(1877 Nov. 2)
Mayeur, Alfred: (Natchitoches, Louisiana)
 to Bishop Leray: (Natchitoches, Louisiana)

Leray owes $3.45 for work done between October 18 and November 2.

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1879 Aug. 19,
Hist-Oh!-Hist: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to James Alphonsus McMaster: New York, New York

The writer sends McMaster a box containing the results of several months' spinning by the two long Island sqaws whose wigwam McMaster discovered the previous fall. This donation is to be used for the Indian Missions under the charge of Father (Isodore) Robot, (O.S.B.) If the entire $5. she encloses is not needed for express charges, for the box, the surplus should be applied to the Mission Fund.

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1879 Aug. 19
Tello, Manly: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Hudson's letter received and he hopes Hudson will overlook the boldness he took in writing first. He feels stronger on the subject that he can express in words. The gentlemen there are all well and have a pleasant remembrance of his brief visit.

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1879 Aug. 20
Gronin, (Father) P.: Buffalo, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is indebted to Hudson for consideration of his poem "Pere Marquette" and it will gratify him to see it reproduced in the Ave Maria where his scattered friends will see it. There is an omission in the "Times" print of 40 lines and the same occurs in any paper that copies from the "Times." The "Ave Maria" and the "Union" will be the only journals with the correct version. He supplies the omission in proof. He encloses the poem as it appeared in todays "Union."

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(1879) Aug. 20
Dorsey, Anna Hanson: Rehoboth Beach, Del(aware)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's note was received on the eve before she left for Rehoboth Beach. Her book has been out since last May. She is surprised that a notice was not given the book in the Ave Maria and that a copy was not sent to Hudson by the publishers. She believes that the hostile feeling at Notre Dame prevented the notice being printed. Mother Angela (Gillespie) and Mrs. Dorsey will never again be friends. The book is well printed and well bound. The price is moderate. She would like to know about the story Hudson asked her to write from time to time. Sometimes he wants it soon and at other times he tells her to wait a while. She has promised Father (Edward) Sorin that she would again write for the Ave Maria. She is too old a writer to suit the fancy of the moment. If anything of here is wanted it must be a positive engagement arranged beforehand. Hudson should let her know if he wants a story or not. She cannot have one ready before January. People ask her why she does not go on writing for the Ave Maria. She hopes when Notre Dame opens on the first it will be a prosperous year. Hudson should write.

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1879 Aug. 20
Paul, Daniel: Rome, (Italy)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has received the remittances for the last two letters published and he had already written Hudson that the letter may have gone astray. He instructed Hudson in the letter to deduct $1 for a mite for the rebuilding of the University. Hudson should make the deduction now. He gives an addition to his address as several have gone astray.

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(18)79 Aug. 22
C(arrington), L(ouisa) M(ary): Oswego, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends something for the new library at Notre Dame and has a very valuable French Dictionary Hudson may have if he wants it, but she is not well enough to attend to it now. She would like to have Father (Alexis) Granger undertake her case of rheumatism with the Lady of Lourdes. She only asks to be able to walk, and wants Father Granger to send her the water.

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1879 Aug. 24
Schmull, G(ustavus) A.: Indianapolis, Indiana
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has decided not to return to Notre Dame. He believes it to be his duty to help his father. He will never forget Edwards' kindness and the name Notre Dame will in later years recall pleasant recollections. Unfortunately he was not at home when Father Zahm called on him.

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1879 Aug. 24
Toner, Father Patrick: Lourdes, France
 To Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks Hudson to send the Ave Maria to the address given and send a bill for the inconvenience. He cannot afford to pay for any except his own until he is well as he has heavy expenses. He does not know when he will return to his poor parish of Plymouth, Pennsylvania. He hopes the Ave Maria is widely circulated in his parish, as it will protect the faith of the people in Pennsylvania. He can do nothing but pray that good Catholic papers will be patronized. Catholicity has gone backward in Pennsylvania since the death of Bishop (John N.) Neumann, now the priesthood in Pennsylvania is in a dreadful state. He is happy that the buildings of Notre Dame are rising more magnificent then before. A Catholic college is a treasure to a country. Public schools are destroying the country as well as faith and morality. It is dreadful to know the name of the Redeemer and His Blessed Mother must not be mentioned in those schools. He is surprised the Bishop does not forbid the Catholics to send their children to the public schools. He wishes Hudson success in rebuilding Notre Dame.

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1879 Aug. 25
Russell, Dick: Oshkosh, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks Edwards to speak a word in his favor for a desirable place in the dormitory, study hall, refectory. He is not quite as green as Edwards supposes— just as though Edwards could not get married and still remain true to Notre Dame. But he hopes the report is false.

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(1879) Aug. 26,
(McMaster, James Alphonsus): (New York, New York)
 to (Ger)trude (McMaster):

McMaster is very well, and Gertrude should please stay until (Aug. 28.). Mother (Beatrix Of the Holy Spirit, D.C. 's) letter is enclosed.

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(1879) (Aug. ?)
Beatrix of the Holy Spirit, D.C., (Mother): (Baltimore, Maryland)
 to (Gertrude McMaster): (New York, New York)

She wishes Gertrude a happy birthday. (In the John Alphonsus McMaster Collection.)

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1879 Aug. 30
Strub, C.S.Sp., Father Jos(eph): Conway, Ark(ansas)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has received Hudson's letter of the 11th. He expected Mr. Henguenet (?) for understanding about the lottery, but he didn't come. He would like a copy of the description made by Miss (Eliza Allen) Starr, of Chicago, if possible. He is very glad that he has recovered from his illness. The drawing of the Lottery has been postponed to March 19, 1880, on the feast of St. Joseph.

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1879 Aug. 31
(Carrington), Louisa (Mary): Oswego, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received Hudson's letter. She wants a Mass and Novena and encloses a letter for Father (Alexis) Granger. She has been confined to the lounge for two months as she cannot get on a bed because her limbs are useless with rheumatism. She cannot walk or stand without great pain. She saw in the Ave Maria where a lady in N(ew) York had rheumatism cured with water. Hudson's books will be sent in a few days unless she is dependent upon others.

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1879 Aug. 31
O'Meara, Kathleen: Paris, (France)
 To Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for the check. She hopes the missing number which contained the quota of Cyril will soon appear. It must have been lost in the mail. She is going to tell Hudson of an account of a grace granted to a poor sufferer by Our Lady of Lourdes. The girl was dying with an incurable disease of the heart and had spent her whole fortune on doctors and medicine to no effect. She lost the use of her limbs and was attended in her room by the Sisters of S(ain)t V(incent) de P(aul). She made the pilgrimage to Lourdes, (France) and those who rode with her in the carriage thought she would die enroute. The first day no result came but on the next day they laid her on the altar for 45 minutes and the entire crowd prayed for her aloud. Suddenly she rose up and without any help got down from the altar and walked home to the hospital with the crowd following her. Miss O'Meara's mother saw the girl before she went to Paris and thought she was dying and when Miss O'Meara saw her yesterday she was up and about. Soeur Teresa took her to see an Englishman named James Trowbridge whom she has known for some time. He was suffering from a disease of the spine and the sufferings were great. There was a discharge from the wounds which called for careful dressing and constant changing of the bedclothes. He was a Protestant but became a Catholic; F. Denis could tell of his conversion. He heard about Lourdes and decided to go there but the doctors said he was incurable and could not be moved. The Sisters got a certificate from another doctor and he made the pilgrimage to Lourdes. When he arrived at Politiers the Deaf and Dumb Fathers dressed his wounds with Kindness but believed him too seriously ill to make the 20 hour journey so the order was given that he should not go further and he was left in the dormitory. He cried aloud and two Brothers heard him, dressed his wounds, and loaded him on the last car of the train that was just leaving. His back was so bad when they arrived the Brothers dared not hold him so they laid him on a sheet and lifted him into the water. No change came the first day but he insisted that he would be well the next day and he was again carried to the fountain. Everyone was praying for him and the Brothers in charge told him he must pray for himself. The cold water seemed to paralyze him and he could not utter a word. He could not describe the feeling that came over him when he suddenly said he was cured. He came out of the bath and when the Brothers wanted to aid him in dressing he told them he could dress himself. When he reached the open air the crowd was shouting the "Magnificat" in thanksgiving. He walked back to the hospital. One English doctor who pronounced his disease incurable was amazed when he saw him walking, and Trowbridge declared that the Blessed Virgin had healed him. Another threatened to throw him out as an imposter. As Miss O'Meara was closing her letter, Trowbridge came to see her mother to tell her his story. They gave him some books and a bundle of Ave Marias. When he saw the blue cover of the Ave Maria he said, "Oh! I know this little magazine as it was here I first read about Our Lady of Lourdes." Miss O'Meara congratulates Hudson on the rebuilding of Notre Dame which to her is a miracle. The missing July number has just arrived.

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1879 Aug. 31
Tello, Manly: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (CSC): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He asks Hudson if he knows of a young person capable for a country collector's position as there is an opening with their journal. The salary will be $12 a week and railroad fare.

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