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(1880) (Dec. )
E(gan), M(aurice) F(rancis):
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana)

He asks Hudson to send a copy of the Ave. He will get even with ( ) Noonan by taking a lot of Lady G(eorgiana) Fullerton's stories without indicating they are from his book. If Hudson has a little medal, his wife would be pleased to receive it. Merry Christmas!

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


(1880 Dec. )
Murphy (S.J.), Father E(dward): ( , Ireland)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He wishes Hudson a most Holy and Happy Christmas and every peace and blessing the Sacred Heart of Jesus can impart.

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


1880 Dec. 1
Mallen, (Father) J(ohn) J.: Brooklyn (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana

Father Mallen thanks Hudson for the present of Mr. (Maurice F.) Egan's "Preludes." Both Mallen and Father (Patrick F.) O'Hare were glad to hear Hudson's eastern trip was beneficial.

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


1880 Dec. 1
O'Hare, (Father) Patrick F.: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter, the Ave Marias, and Egan's "Preludes" received. O'Hare is glad to learn of Hudson's improved condition. The good results of his trip "north" should induce Hudson to travel a little more. Mr. (Patrick V.) Hickey and Mr. (Lawrence) Kehoe spent the evening with O'Hare and had only kind words for Hudson.

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


1880 Dec. 2
Collins, R.S.C., Madame C.M.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

At the eve of his feast (the Religious of the Sacred Heart) offer their prayers and best wishes and ask for his blessing.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {2}


1880 Dec. 2
(Hardenbergh), (W.) Ad: (Saint Paul, Minnesota)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The last writing of Hudson he saw was on the pamphlet of Judge Edmond F. Dunne's oration. He has been all over the country between Deadwood (South Dakota (?) and the Rocky Mountains in recent months. He read in the Scholastic where Hudson had been East, and wonders how he could leave the ocean once seeing it again. They have moved into their new elegant home. Father and Mother were shocked at his intention of going to White Bear Lake, (Minnesota ?) with a party, which he did. He has been very successful on the road and has had record sales. He has a good time and saves some money too, at his Father's insistence. He wonders who the editor of the Scholastic is. He suspects Father (Thomas) Walsh, (C.S.C.) was sharpening his wit at the expense of the Corporal "et al."

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


1880 Dec. 2
Lambing, (Father) A(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Lambing concludes his articles on Masses for the dead and he hopes they are satisfactory. Now he will be able to rest awhile. When may he expect a notice of his History? Hudson should consult the "North American Review" of December to see an article on the failure of our common schools. (Written on reverse side of last page of article.)

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


1880 Dec. 2
McLoun, Peter K.: New York, (New York)
(Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Hudson should say a kind word of the improvements in the last number of the "Fireside."

X-2-g - A.Postcard S. - 1p. - 32mo. - {1}


(18)80 Dec. 2
Moran, R.S.H., Madame Mary E.: St. James, Louisiana
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The approaching festival of Leray's patron recalls too vivdly their many obligations to allow her to remain silent. In her own name and that ot the (Religious of the Sacred Heart) she offers their thanks.

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


1880 Dec. 2
Trehevue, H. S.: St. Paul, Minn(esota)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Trehevue was referred to Hudson by P.V. Hickey of the "Review" and "Illustrated American." He would like to secure some work at translation for one of a family of immigrants brought over by B(isho)p (John) Ireland and Father (J.F.?) Nugent, and known as "Connemara emigrants." The family is of the higher ranks of British Society and not able to chance "roughing it." Hickey would send some work but he has more on hand than he needs for the coming year.

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


1880 Dec. 3
Hudson C.S.C, Father Daniel: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Hudson thanks Henry for the proofs and for his kind suggestions. An elaborate index such as Henry mentions was out of the question for Hudson. He hasn't Callier's address here but has written for it and will send it as soon as received. Title proofs also received. There have been many applications for the Index. He asks what Henry thinks of announcing the publication of the complete works on the last page. It may serve as a food advertisement. Many want the Index who have not the Review at all or incomplete only.

III-3-a - A. L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1880 Dec. 3
Jannes, Claudio: Paris, (France)
 to (Henry F. Brownson): (Detroit, Michigan)

A socially and intellectually distinguished lady to whom Jannes mentioned (Orestes A. Brownson's) admirable book, The Convert, suggested that a French translation preceeded by a biography of the author would be beneficial to the Church's cause. She requested Jannes to sollicit Henry's permission for, although there are no copyright laws in force between the United States and France, courtesy demands them to seek his permission. If Henry is pleased with this undertaking he may send the biographical notices published in the U.S. when (Brownson) died. It would be quite useful to present a sketch of such an important figure to preface the translation. Jannes had written to the United States to procure the two volumes of articles which Henry had published and which bad originally appeared in the Quarterly Review. Jannes has the "Church and Liberalism". He has searched in vain all the Catholics Libraries in New York for the "Spirit Rapper". Jannes had been recently in the United States and had a letter of recommendation from Father (E.) Hamon, S.J., whose acquaintance Jannes made at Quebec. Unfortunately he had to abandon the trip to Detroit since his fellow traveler had contrary obligations to which Jannes had to submit. His regrets are increased since he could have verified for himself the remarkable influence which Henry's noted father, exerted on the intellectual and religious life of the United States. Jannes signs as Professor of Political Economics at the Catholic University of Paris.

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


1880 Dec. 4
Durier, Father A(nthony: New Orleans, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

In the case in question the truth does not lie with either the accusors of Father (Gilbert) Raymond or with Raymond himself. The whole truth would cause (Perché) to be angry at all the administrative personnel during his absence. For the good of the diocese it would be best for him to throw his cloak over the past. He is perched highly enough to do so without weakness.

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


1880 Dec. 4
Pellouin, Father V.F.J.: Campté, L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He encloses (no enclosure) Father (M.J.) Roulleaux's request for incorporation into the diocese of Natchitoches. It, however, contains a word which he must explain. Pellouin never gave him any assurance that he would be received. He only communicated to him Father (P. Felix) Dicharry's reply which was favorably inclined. If Roulleaux conoluded that there was certainty of admission, it was because of his great desire. Roulleaux has performed his duties as vicar administrator; he is young, robust, and knows, Pellouin believes, a little English already. If he is accepted, Pellouin believes he will be able to pride himself on having been his intermediary.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {3}


1880 Dec. 6
Eastman, Angela:
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for the relic of the blessed Cure which he sent. She thanks him for the genuine interest he has shown in their behalf.

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


(18)80 Dec. 6
(Hill), C.P., Father Edmund: St. Louis, M(issouri)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Edmund sends some sonnets for the Ave Maria and hopes to contribute often. All his work in honor of the Blessed Lady will be sent to Hudson. Edmund was giving a mission for Father (Thomas J) Jenkins and discovered Jenkins was the author of the articles on the Blessed Virgin which quoted from his own volume. He is no longer "(Father) Benjamin Dionysius Hill, C.S.P.," but Father Edmund of the order of the Heart of Mary, C.P. His signature will be "E.H." He wants proofs of what he contributes, especially for punctuation.

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


1880 Dec. 6
Oliver, (S.M.), Sister Mary Aloysius: Alexandria, L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The time of probation for Sister Mary Rose, (S.M.), and Sister Agatha, (S.M.), Lay Sister, drawing to a close, Sister Agatha chooses to live in the world. It is with difficulty that Oliver prevailed on her to remain until Leray returned from France. Sister Rose would like to be professed in the new convent in Pinevelle which (the Sisters of Mercy) hope to see in the course of next year. If (Leray) thinks it better not to postpone her profession they will have her ready at his next visit.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {5}


1880 Dec. 8
(Bances), Mrs. Angèle: Havana, (Cuba)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

By the New Orleans newspapers, Angéle has learned of his return to the city. If she could hope he noticed her absence it would be a consolation for her, but how can she in view of his silence during the 18 months he was absent. She would like to know that he approved of her decision which has transformed her existence. This letter will be delivered by Miss Romey who will reply by the next mail. Her husband, who does not know (Perché), sends his respects, and she and her children ask his blessing.

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


1880 Dec. 8
Conway, Katherine E.: Buffalo, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Miss Conway sends verses for the Ave Maria. At Hudson's suggestion she wrote to Miss (Eleanor C.) Donnelly and received a reply which made her feel she had had some message from an angel.

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


1880 Dec. 8
Sutton, Mary Francis: ( Ireland)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father (Edward) Murphy, S.J. wants her to send Hudson the sketch of the " Maintenou Letters," which she does by this mail.

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


1880 Dec. 9
Dicharry, Father P. F(elix): Natchitoches, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Dicharry believes he is performing a duty in sending Leray these two letters (only one enclosed), the first, from Father (J.E.) Chauvin, and the other from Father (J.M.) Beaulieu. It is sad. Leray should send him permission to bless the new bell in case he is not there to do it. Father (A.) Andries is in marvelous health and conducts himself even better. It is too bad that he does not have the sacred fire. P.S. (Leray) can read everything. Dicharry has marked what is important.

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(18)80 Dec. 3
(Beaulieu, Father J.M.): Cloutierville, (Louisiana)
 to Father P. F(elix) Dicharry: (Natchitoches, Louisiana)

Last evening Beaulieu sought the hospitality of his colleague at Isle (Brevélle?, Father Adolphe Dupre?), as he had not gone to confession for some time. Next Thursday he is to marry a young man whom he has seen grow up, having taken his meals with his mother for 9 years. The mother wants Beaulieu to dine with them on that day. He replied that he could not as it was against the rules of the diocese. He would rather dine at home but perhaps his presence might be useful as the young man may be inclined to drink. He will conform strictly to what Dicharry advises. A more delicate point concerns his colleague who last evening was beyond the bounds of sobriety. It appears that he drinks generally every day, and his servant also. He complains of lacking everything and reproaches his congregation for not helping him. They just do not want to water him and the whole family. His heart weeps to write these lines but he believes his conscience requires him to do so. Dicharry should not take it as proven but investigate the matter.

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VI-3-b - A.L.S.,A.L. - (French) - 6pp. - 12mo. - {6}


1880 Dec. 9
Dunne, E(dmund) F.: Chicago, Illinois
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dunne would have come to Notre Dame had it not been for Mrs. Dunne's illness. He is looking for a law connection and is negotiating with a lawyer of some importance (F.W.S. Brawley) who has practiced in Illinois for thirty years. His address for the Ave Maria has not changed. Dunne noticed where a suit has been brought against Father (Edward) Sorin, (C.S.C.) and wonders if there is a chance for a fee in the matter.

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {3}


1880 Dec. 9
Haire, A(ndrew) J.: New York, (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Haire has given up the business in Chicago and is working for an importer and distributor of dry goods. He has a good position and little to worry him. He feels he is indebted to Hudson for some notices in the Ave Maria. From the tenor of a note from Brother Francis de Paul, (C.S.C.) Haire felt "that" matter was cancelled. He will look into the matter when he comes to Notre Dame, but lets it rest for the moment. The alb he sent Hudson was a poor expression of his real feelings toward Hudson.

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


1880 Dec. 10
Chaplin, C., C.F. Dranguet, and T.P. Chaplin: Natchitoches, L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Leray's final account as Dative Testamentary Executor of the last will and testament of Bishop Augustus M(ary) Martin is made out and ready for homologation as soon as he takes the oath as executor and signs the blanks. He should forward alont with them $84, the amount requisite to liquidate all the costs.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - 4to. - 1p. - {4}


1880 Dec. 10
Egan, Maurice F(rancis): New York, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Egan sends ( ) Collier's address. He is going on (The New York) Freeman ('s Journal) but Hickey does not want it mentioned outside. Johnson and McMaster send their regards. Galway and Egan will be grateful for the index. Mrs. Egan is in Philadelphia.

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


1880 Dec. 10
Kelly, W( ? ) D.: Boston, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is grateful for Hudson's warm reception of his verses. He must depend upon his pen for a livelihood. Other publishers were willing to pay him for his writing, so he applies to Hudson. He would be very happy to contribute to the Ave Maria if Hudson considers his contributions worth remuneration. He encloses a "Chrismas offering" for the Ave Maria.

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


1880 Dec. 10
Laffon de Ladébat, Mrs. J.: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They are all very anxious for news of him. Everyone asks to be remembered. He knows how sorry they are that they could do nothing to help him in his misfortunes, but she prays for him everyday. Her Clementine is very worried about her husband for whom the doctors can do nothing. It is very sad with a family like his. Jeanne is also unhappy: (Perché) knows why. Everyone else is well enough. P.S. The ladies de la Perché, as well as Mrs. Roquerbe, wish to be remembered.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 16mo. - 4pp. - {2}


1880 Dec. 10
Seton, Monsignor Robert: (Jersey City, New Jersey)
 to Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Seton sends an article on the Epiphany which Hudson should throw away if it is not suited. He meant to send an article on "The Three Kings", but that can wait until Christmas week. He has not the time for research for a better article. He has some notes on the Immaculate Conception which he will be glad to write up next year. Hudson should have no faith in the reports he heard of Seton personally. Seton may have what is called "family" pride. He believes the church can get along without any one man.

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


1880 Dec. 10
Thomas, Julia M.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Thomas learned through the newspapers that he has returned in good health. With a great desire to see him and a grateful feeling for his past goodness to her, she went the old Episcopal Residence on Chartres Street, St. Mary's, but was told that he was now residing near the cathedral, that he was not there every day, and that he no longer gave audiences, except to clergymen. She hopes he will permit her to call on him. P.S. She is the lady he so generously helped in the Fall of 1878.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1880 Dec. 11
Ascension, Sister M(ary) of: Notre Dame, (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Sister Ascension believes the nuns could get along with the type-setting. Sister M. Agnella is to replace Sister M. Joanna. Sister M. Cherubim's time has been taken by another Lady the last few days. Sister M. Alexis could not be taken from the Kitchen. She would like to see the protrait Hudson mentioned. There are times when more than ever one feels the Divine Assistance. She asks Hudson to pray for her.

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 16mo. - {5}


1880 Dec. 11
The Catholic Citizen: (Monroe, Wisconsin)

Archbishop (John) Hughes; the part he played for the preservation of the Union. Thurlow Weed says: "A better man I never knew."

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1880 Dec. 11
Howe, Francis R.: (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Howe has found a scrap of a letter from Hudson with what appears to be a postscript asking her for an article on the Assumption. She knows only that the letter may have been written in 1880, as she does not save many letters and only the top halves of the letters on Ave Maria paper for the little picture. She hopes Father Hudson did not think her unusually rude and whimsical for not noticing the request Mrs. Coke (?) is delighted with the wreath and wrote Hudson to thank him. She asks Hudson to seek an explanation from Father (John A.) Zahm, (C.S.C.) about a phenomena she witnessed. She and another woman, at the same time (4:30 PM, Nov. 18, 1880) but forty miles apart, saw a meteor, which she describes in detail. No one else they have met since saw it and no mention was made of it in any journal she has seen. She has seen Father (Martin) van de Laar recently and he gave her a synopsis of his life as a priest from the time he was ordained (1871?) in Europe. He came to America after five years with his uncle, and went first to a Jesuit house in Missouri in company with a Jesuit priest he met in passage. Van de Laar was marked "no vocation" and sent away, and became a secular priest in Chicago. He says that the priest with whom he came to America and who induced him to go to the house in Missouri did later leave the Order (Jesuit) and perhaps Hudson has van de Laar confused with him. Miss Howe says that from the way Hudson talked he must have heard the detestable story against herself and van de Laar. She discusses the incident and gossip about it. She repeats what Miss (Eliza Allen) Starr remarked about the scandal.

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 8pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1880 Dec. 11
Skidmore, Harriet M.: S(an) F(rancisco, California)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Miss Skidmore sends some verses for the "Children's Department" of the "Ave Maria."

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}


1880 Dec. 11
Wehl, Henri Romain: Spalding, Mich(igan)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Wehl confidentially inquires with regard to the prospects of a young doctor in Natchitoches or surrounding locations. He completed courses of classical and medical studies in Montreal and has strong recommendations from their Bishop and clergy.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {1}


1880 Dec. 12
Dorsey, A(nna) H(anson): Washington, (D.C.)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has remodelled the manuscript which Hudson returned as none of it could be left out. She is hindered by her daughter Angela's illness. How is a uniform edition of her book to be published and by whom? She thanks Hudson for all he has done and approves of his arrangements though she doesn't understand them. The poem "Guy the Leper" must be revised. The opening of her present story will be attractive to young men, and the terror of it is meant to influence them. She is anxious to hear of Hudson's plans for the improvement of the Ave Maria. She believes Thomas (J.) Jenkins to be too critical. It would be ill-judged to strip the old hymms of their simplicity, since they would loose their grandeur.

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


1880 Dec. 12
Josephine, Sister Marie St.: St. Joseph de Levis, (Quebec, Canada)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

She has been asked by the author of "Lucy's Dream" to ask Hudson to send the author a copy of the Ave Maria for the coming year. She will try to forward to Sister Josephine another story in return for the Ave Maria.

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


(18)80 Dec. 12
Schwarz, C.SS.R., Father J(oseph) M.,: (Northeast, Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Schwarz thanks McMaster for the check for $56.22. McMaster has already given him $5. for Masses since he remembers the occasion of the donation very clearly. The Masses were said on the five days following McMaster's visit, at which time McMaster also left $5. for any extra things which his son Alphonsus (McMaster) might need. Schwarz is certain that the donation has been made because an entry for it has been entered on the books of the institution. He will see McMaster in New York on the Monday after Christmas. He would schedule this meeting for Christmas day but McMaster already has made previous committments in Ilchester, (Maryland) for that day. Alphonsus is well and is working hard at his studies. P.S. The check was cashed without the slightest difficulty.

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


1880 Dec. 12
Starr, E(liza) A(llen): (Chicago, Ilinois)
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends a note on the "Art Amateur," and a poem written by a Protestant lady. The copy was made by another lady, who should not have given the author's name. Hudson will see she has drawn her pen over the author's name. She hopes Hudson will print it. She asks about Hudson's vacation.

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


1880 Dec. 13
Jenkins, (Father) T(homas) J.: Hardinsburg, K(entuck)y
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter and two packages of books received. Jenkins has an ever increasing regard for Hudson and compares Hudson to himself. He sometimes thinks his esteem for Hudson and the Ave Maria is vanity and self interest. Hudson would be astounded by Father (Benjamin Dionysius) Hill's common prosaic language in his conversations, lecturers and sermons. He describes Hill. Jenkins is gratified to hear Hudson esteems Mr. (James A.) McMaster. McMaster seldom writes and is very independent. Hudson may as well send the whole list of books that were on notice. Jenkins plans to introduce the new counsel, "Quarter Hour of Meditation" to his Sodality of the Blessed Virgin.

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


1880 Dec. 13
Kaercher, O.S.F., (Father) Fidelis: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Kaercher sends a story for the Children's Department of the Ave Maria. The translation is free, but he kept close to the German text. Hudson should return it if not suited for the Ave Maria, and he may make any corrections necessary.

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


1880 Dec. 13
Rapier, Tho(ma)s G.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Leray is requested to attend the meeting of the Board of Directors of the N(ew) O(rleans) Catholic Publication Co(mpany) at 7 o'clock, Monday, December 13, at the office (of "The Morning Star and Catholic Messenger").

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - {3}


1880 Dec. 14
Grant, Marion: Belleville, (Illinois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She asks if Hudson has returned from his journey. She wrote a month ago and Father (Alexis) Granger, (C.S.C.) sent her a notice that her Masses would be said. Hudson should say four Masses for her, honoring the dead. Her mother asks Hudson to pray for the welfare of her family.

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


1880 Dec. 14
Ryder, Eliot: Chicago, Ill(inois)
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson should wire twenty-nine dollars immediately if possible. Ryder's pocketbook has been lost and he must reach the east. Ryder is sure it will be only a short time before he will reimburse Hudson for the favor.

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


1880 Dec. 14
Vagnier, (C.S.C.), (Father) Tho(ma)s: Leo, Ind(iana)
 to F(ather Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Vagnier is angry because Hudson did not write sooner and wonders why. He is glad Hudson feels so much better after his trip. Though he enjoys the quiet of the little country town, it has its drawbacks. His congregation is very poor and stingy and his support comes from subscriptions. The only revenue coming to the church is the Sunday collection, once yielding only thirteen cents. He has not collected enough to pay for wine and candles. Hudson should know better than to direct his mail to Academy Station; the correct address is given.

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


1880 Dec. 15
(Hill), C.P., (Father) Edmund: Louisville, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He returns the proof. Hudson's welcome into the "circle" is very gratifying. He finds only one mistake, and prefers the English word, unless Hudson thinks the Latin better. He would like the issue of the Ave Maria in which the sonnets appear. He sends intentions to be inserted in the list of "Our Lady of the Sacred Heart."

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


1880 Dec. 15
(Matassi), C.P., (Father) Guido: Carroll P.O., M(arylan)d
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father Matassi has not answered Hudson's letter because he was away. He is glad to know that Father Hudson's vacation trip was beneficial to him and that it will enable him to labor for the glory of God. He did not forget to order the picture of St. Thomas, which Father Hudson must have by now. He wishes Hudson a happy Christmas.

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


1880 Dec. 15
Meli, Giovanni: Chicago, Illinois
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He regrets that he is unable to complete the statue of St. Andrew because of the lack of heat in his Chicago studio. He has already written to Father (Edward) Sorin, (C.S.C.) suggesting that he be permitted to set up a studio in a warm room at Notre Dame. He will be unable to pay rent.

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 1p. - 12mo. - (Italian) - {2}


1880 Dec. 15
Tighe, (Father) D(ennis) A.: Hyde Park, (Illinois)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

He is glad to hear that Hudson's trip was beneficial. When Hudson visits Tighe at Christmas, he will find the new church completed. Tighe's sister (Lizzi) sends a pressing invitation to visit them at Christmas. Father (John A.) Zahm (C.S.C.) also promised to visit them then.

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


1880 Dec. 15
Van Dyke, (Father) Ernest: Detroit, Mich(igan)
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's note was welcome. Father Van Dyke would much rather talk to than write to Father Hudson. He would like Father Hudson to visit him over the coming holidays. Father (William) Corby (C.S.C.)'s gifts to the Fair helped swell receipts. He hopes to visit Notre Dame soon and will perhaps speak of something that has been on his mind for the last year.

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


1880 Dec. 16
Colovin, C.S.C., (Father) Patrick I.: Lead City, D(akota) T(erritory)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

He returned from Rockerville to find two packages from Father Hudson containing German papers which he is unable to translate for publication. The French is easier for him and in that he will do what he can to assist. The hospital of the Sisters of Holy Cross at Lead (City) was taken away from them, and he presumes they will return to Indiana. The sisters have let the hired man go and many added burdens have been placed on the priests. But they will try some literary work to keep from becoming barbarous altogether.

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


1880 Dec. 16
Hoste, Father L.: Clarksville, Tennessee
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He offers his respects and congratulates him on the satisfying state of his health and his happy return after his long absence. Hosts finally obtained the desired permission to leave. He is now a boarder with the Trappists at Gethsemani. He could not find a better place in order to prepare himself for death. The pastor of Clarksville (Father P. J. Gleeson) being absent, Hoste is there, but he hopes soon to return to his little cell.

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


1880 Dec. 16
Meany, Mary L.: Phila(delphia), P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has looked each week in the Ave (Maria) for news of the health and whereabouts of Father Hudson, but was disappointed. She hopes his visit to Georgetown was invigorating and restful. She is grateful to Father Hudson's "successor" for including three of her articles which she names. She is anxious for payment since she is starting a new venture. She has moved from the home of her worldly relatives and with her aunt will start an Institute for Catholic women, to give adults whatever knowledge they desire. Father Hudson should not forget her if he knows anyone willing to venture a little help. She has written Father (Alexis) Granger (C.S.C.) about it also. She asks the address of Father Th(omas) J. Jenkins. (Attached: an article titled "What is Needed." It is an answer to the plea of a reader of the Ave Maria for a more worldly periodical. There are no papers which meet the need of a press to disseminate true, and therefore Catholic, principles on daily questions for the benefit of "worldly people", that is, the majority of Catholics. She calls for someone with money and time and ability to launch such a paper.

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 8vo. - {1}


1880 Dec. 16
Murray, John O'Kane: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Murray sends an article for the Ave Maria. He would like to have it appear in one issue. if possible. Murray would like some copies of the Ave Maria which contain it.

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 1p. - 16mo. - {1}


1880 Dec. 17
Ascension, S(iste)r M(ary) of: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana)

At the direction of the Very Reverend Father General (Edward Sorin) she sends the address of Maggie Flynn and her confessor, Father E. H. Welch of Boston University.

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


1880 Dec. 17
Fitzgerald, Bishop Edward: Little Rock, Ark(ansas)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Fitzgerald has just received a letter dated November 26 from M(on)s(i)g(no)r Louis E. Hostlot stating that he has presented the names of the candidates for the Diocese of Galveston to Cardinal (John) Simeoni together with the explanation Fitzgerald desired him to make, but as yet nothing has been concluded. Simeoni stated there is no question of appointing a bishop, but an apostolic administrator, and that if he should succeed, with Fitzgerald's advice, application would be made to have him appointed bishop: especially as Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis well be allowed to retain the title of the See but mo administration. Dubuis has tried very hard to have another coadjutor of his own choice, probably another Frenchman or Belgian, but it seems the authorities would not listen to him. Hostlot told Simeoni they might be responsible for a great deal if they did. There is a good deal of talk and writing to send Father (Nicholas A.) Gallagher. This will have to be studied at the next meeting. Reports regarding him are certainly very favorable. Fitzgerald informed Leray that he had sent the names, informally through Hostlot, the Simeoni. He assumes the letter above copied is intended for the Bishops of the Province. He would like to avail himself of Leray's permission, once granted, to collect in N(ew) O(rleans) for their cathedral. If he has no objection, he would like to go soon after New Years. He must try to complete the church this year.

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1880 Dec. 17
Perché, Mrs. Céline: Chateau Gontier, (France)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

In the more than two months since he left, she has not received any news of him. She is not accustomed to such a long silence. It causes her to fear that he is ill. She wonders if it is still his intention to return to and reside in France. Her husband and she have often said how glad they would be to have him always in their midst if they were not in business and if they had a fortune. Little Celina is now accustomed to Laval. At the first of the year she will have her at home for several days. Her family at Daon is in very good health and send their respects, especially Louise. P.S. Before this letter leaves, he wishes to express his best wishes, (Signed) H. Schilte.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1880 Dec. 19
Delair, Miss M.: Lourdes, France
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

She is still at Lourdes and asks him to pray for her as life is very hard. She has written three letters to Mother (Louise) Stephanie, (C.S.J.) without receiving any reply. She fears that the silence means bad news and she asks him to tell her want it is. She asks him to have the community (Sisters of St. Joseph) pray for her. She told him her entire situation at the time of his trip to Lourdes. She has taken a small apartment, but, not wishing to cause any commotion, she will have from the world only those who know her and her situation. Instead of recommending her to missionaries of the diocese (of New Orleans), she asks him to recommend her to other bishops and priests who will know her only through him. For the moment, she has no bread and still owes for half her meager furnishings. (P.S.) She told him that she would accept only frank and clear offers, seeking to unite her with others, be it for a work or for material business, provided that they hold no danger from the point of view of religion and that they are only temporary. That kind of frankness does nor seem to exist any more. (Signed also as:) Sister Theresa, C.S.J.

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


1880 Dec. 19
Dunne, E(dmund) F.: Chicago, Illinois
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana

He has formed a partnership with Judge F.W.S. Brawley, a lawyer for over thirty years in Illinois, ten of them at Chicago. He feels that the prayers of the confraternity have thus been answered. He will have some masses of thanksgiving said in the future but in the meantime feels that the prayers of the confraternity may be offered for his speedy success in business. He has read F(athe)r (Henry James ?) Coleridge's "Prisoners of the King" and wishes someone would cull the passages on purgatory from it, as well as from F(athe)r ( ?) Faber's "All for Jesus" and F(athe)r (Andrew A.) Lambing's article in the Ave Maria. The purpose of this would be for a manual for the Devotion to the Holy Souls, a suggested outline for which he notes in eighteen chapter headings.

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


1880 Dec. 19
Laporte, Father Jean J.: Maisons-Alfort, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Laporte fears that he will never see Perché again, not because he is hesitating in the resolutions he made, but because he fears the perfidy of those men who did so much against Perché and who are now probably once again speaking to him of their fidelity, veneration and devotion, as they did before he left for Rome. If Laporte saw his father being deceived he would not cease to point out the traitors; Perché is his spiritual father, having ordained him. Now they are paying the interest, but this does not mean they have changed their plans. They are merely retreating, but the moment will com e when they will say, as they did two years ago, what does the honor of the archbishop mean since they are not the ones who contracted the debt. Perché should act without weakness. He should renew his request that his priests collectively petition for the same thing, that they may add weight to the reasons Perché already gave for obtaining the nomination of a French subject. From this it will be clear that (Bishop Francis Xavier Leray), his coadjutor, led Propaganda astray in assuring them that all the clergy were hostile to Perché and that English is almost entirely the language of the country. Father (Antoine) Durier. who is very devoted to Perché, has a certain influence over the clergy; he will assist him in achieving this result so that it will not appear that Perché had a hand in it. He should take note that in the consistory of last Sunday not a single bishop of the Province of New Orleans was named. Laporte is sure that if Perché takes these steps he will be victorious. He will surely obtain for the glory of the Church of Louisiana his worthy and venerated friend to whom he, along with six French bishops and notably Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis, has borne witness. It is probable that the Irish bishops will not pronounce in his favor. If they do not do so, Perché will certainly have Bishop (William Henry) Elder and Bishop (Edward) Fitzgerald. He should act immediately.

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


1880 Dec. 19 (?)
Otis, (Colonel ?) Elmer: Ft. Lincoln, D(akota) T(erritory)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He is obliged to Father Hudson for letting him know of Elmer's (Otis) sickness and asks to be sent a daily postal until his son is well. The family all had a cry and Mrs. Otis has not been in her usual spirits since. In a letter to Elmer, he was told of his mother's sore eyes which are now better. He asks Father Hudson to open a Christmas box he is sending Elmer, since it contains perishables. He read in the "Ave Maria" of the Chord of St. Francis of Assisi and asks Father Hudson to have one made for him. He promises to remit the cost of the Chord. He asks if the ordinary confessors are empowered to confer the Chord.

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


1880 Dec. 19
Piquette, Mrs. Fannie E.: Washington, D. C.
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She congratulates Hudson on his birthday. The little ones bore the journey well. She has only met Father (F.E.) Boyle to deliver Hudson's remembrance. She ran into him accidentally at her sister's. She is pleased with Washington. Hudson must see Maude (Perley?) and not let them talk a "religious state" to her, as she has no vocation for it. A city life in the world is as requisite to Maude's happiness and constitution as daily food. Hudson need not let Maude know she told him these things.

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {3}


1880 Dec. 19
White, R.S.H., (Sister) Ellen: Providence, (Rhode Island)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received fifteen dollars in payment for three letters of Mrs. ( ) White, and asks that Mrs. White be paid directly in the future. She refers to a previous letter expressing a desire to form a club of subscribers.

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


1880 Dec. 20
Flanagan, Father J.D.: Jeanerette, L(ouisian)a
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

On the subject of the limits of his ecclesiastical parish Flanagan wishes to say a few words: On December 19, 1878 the parish was canonically erected and Flanagan was named pastor. Not long after, one of his confreres came and performed, contrary to the statutes of the diocese, marriages, and funerals, claiming that Jeanerette was not and could not be a parish since it had no fixed limits. This caused Perché's vicars-general, during his absence, to determine immediately the boundary. Being persuaded that that boundary was to remain materially undiminished, Flanagan built a presbytery, acquired land for the use of the parish, fenced in the cemetery, and began the construction of a church. Perché now has under consideration the taking away of a considerable portion of the parish and attaching it to another which already possesses far more resources. The debt which he will be obliged to contract for the finishing of the church cannot be paid by the parishioners if their number is much dimished. If Perché should wish to dissolve the parish, he will submit.

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


1880 Dec. 20
Moriarty, Ellen F.: Holyoke, Mass(achusetts)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana)

She asks Father Hudson to say a Mass for her on Christmas day. She has been sick for two years now and has no parents or anyone else to care for her. She sends money for the Mass.

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


1880 Dec. 21
Tighe, Father D(ennis) A.: Hyde Park, (Illinois)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father Zahm's coming should not prevent Hudson's visit. He received faculties for both. He hopes Father Hudson will come with Father (John A.) Zahm, (CSC). He has given up asking Father O.C(onnell?) since he never accepts the invitations. He asks Father Hudson to induce him to come to Hyde Park.

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


1880 Dec. 22
Canedo, M(argarita) J.: Goshen (Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She encloses a copy of verses by ( ) Lowell published by the Women's Society of the West. She hopes to be at St. Mary's soon and to discuss with Father Hudson the missionary annals which she is translating, and also other articles of a series. It was given to her by Mother Angela for translation. She will bring this book, but in the meantime sends the appendix for consideration.

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}


1880 Dec. 22
Houck, (Father) G(eorge) F.: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has been over-crowded with work and hence has not answered Father Hudson's letter of Oct. 18. He asks prayers for Manly Tello who has been ill and may not recover. He hopes Father Hudson may recover and wishes him the season's greetings.

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


1880 Dec. 22
Perley, Maude:
St. Mary's (Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Father Hudson for the reviews of Scott and for the package delivered by Father (Richard) Shortis (C.S.C.). Fannie (Mrs. Laura Piquette) has a nice way of telling Maude's secrets. Judging from her letters she is pleased with Washington. At present she has plenty to read but will ask for more later.

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


1880 Dec. 22
W(hite), R.S.H. (Sister) E(llen): Providence, (Rhode Island)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

She received ten dollars, with thanks, and promises new subscribers.

X-2-g - A.Postcard S. - 1p. {1}


1880 Dec. 23
Boursetty, J(ules) de: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They have learned with pleasure of his arrival at New Orleans and they have read with pleasure the address read to him by Father (Antoine Durier) Duriez. His presence there should obtain and already has obtained the great result desired by all. They await news from him of the intimate details. (Paul Emile Théard has informed Boursetty of the situation. For a moment they considered acting as Théard indicated, that is to notify the bearers of obligations, to join them into a syndicate, and to provoke measures to preserve their rights, but he wished to await the results of (Perché's) presence at New Orleans. Confidence still exists and it appeared prudent to confirm rather than to alarm. However, he does not intend to write a business letter today. They send him their best wishes. (France) is still experiencing very unfortunate times. The persecutions continue, but they revive faith and permit the establishment of a veritable renaissance of Catholic forces. Politically, there is nothing foreseeable on the horizon. (E.) d'Aquin told him that a sum sufficient to pay the interest on January 1st has been placed at his disposition. This is very fortunate and will redound to his credit if he should decide to unify the debt. Nothing has been sent for amortization. (Perché) should speak to Théard about it. Boursetty brought Théard's matter up at Rome and hopes there will be a favorable result. He plans to go to Rome at the end of January. (Perché) should tell him all the points he wishes brought to the attention of either Cardinal (John) Simeoni or (Pope Leo XIII). The memoir which Théard printed and distributed has already had a good effect. Marquis Baviesa will be at Paris around January 15 in regard to the matter of the telegraph agency which will soon be settled; the Holy Father will also see the realization of his fondest desire. Boursetty will have occasion to speak to Théard about this soon, and he will send (Perché) all the documents. Monsignor (Jean Baptiste Marie) Parenteau did not come to Paris; Father Casa-Bigeon left his parish and retired to Saint Eulalie at Bordeaux; Cardinal Francois Donnet never ages; he wanted Father (Jacques Edmund) Bellot des Minières named Bishop of Poitiers. Perché knows his eminence's diplomacy. Everything is as usual at Paris. They always think of him. The pastor of St. James sends his respects.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 5pp. - 12mo. - {13}


1880 Dec. 23
Brownson, H(enry) F.: Detroit, Michigan
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has been expecting a final reply from (D.J.) Sadliers before applying to ( ) Collier. Thus the publication of the works of his father can only be announced as in contemplation. He extends the compliments of the season.

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


1880 Dec. 23
Certes, (Adolphe): Paris, (France)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier) Leray: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

The two central councils of the Propagation of the Faith have decided that 4,400 f(rancs) of the funds received in 1880 would be allocated to the diocese of Natchitoches. Of that he has already received 1, 318 f(rancs) and 50 c(entimes). He asks that when he draws on him for this he stipulate it be payable ten days from sight.

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


1880 Dec. 23
Fitzgerald, M(arcella) A.: Gilroy, (California)
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She extends thanks for kindnesses received during the year, and extends the seasons greetings.

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


1880 Dec. 23
Lambing, (Father) A(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, (Pennsylvania)
 to (Father Daniel E.) Hudson (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends one short piece and promises an article on the blessing "in articulo mortis." He requests some water of Lourdes. He has received a letter from Father Ja(me)s Fitton praising his article on "Masses for the Dead" which Father Fitton proposes to publish in pamphlet form. He asks Father Hudson's opinion of the idea.

X-2-g - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}


1880 Dec. 23
Oger, Adele Victoire, Widow Ducasse: Bordeaux, (France)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Oger sends the information concerning her uncle. They are from St. Giles. Her uncle left in 1820 or 1821. His name in René Oger. She left her home area in 1826 in order to come to Bordeaux to live with her brother who was a captain in the Navy and who died as a syndic in 1860. Her uncle had sailed from Bordeaux and deserted at Batavia on February 1, 1822. Since then he has ceased all communications with the family. Her brother tried to locate him but was unable to do so. By chance she discovered he was living at New Orleans. She hopes (Perché) will keep his promise to give her news of him. (P.S.) His address is Mrs. Reyff, Bourbon Street, No. 206.

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


1880 Dec. 23
O'Hare, Patrick F.: Brooklyn (New York)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father Hudson's message has been attended to, and the little ones promise to remember Father Hudson in their prayers. He thanks Father Hudson for his best wishes, and says Father Mullin joins him in extending the compliments of the season. P.S. ((James A.) McMaster is to give (Maurice Francis) Egan an interest in the paper. It is a pity, the reputation of the paper is not enviable.

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


1880 Dec. 24
Ffrench, N. J. O'Connell: Chicago (Illinois)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Since writing from Dubuque (Iowa) he has come to Chicago, where he was seized with a fit of illness. He recovered but was out of funds, and had little success in finding a position. A second sickness found him almost penniless and but for a friend would have been without food or shelter. Mr. J. J. Fitzgibbon took an interest in him and suggested he apply to Notre Dame for a position. He asks Father Hudson to submit an enclosed testimonial to the President of the University and to intercede for him. He cannot remain long with the poor people he is living with, and he has tried to get employment with the press but failed. He must leave soon and doesn't know where to go or what will become of him, and asks Father Hudson to help him out of his trouble. He has placed his application with Our Lady of Lourdes, who has never failed him.

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


1880 Dec. 24
Poullain, Father J(oseph) A.: Campté, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Poullain would have thanked him sooner for his generous gift but he was waiting to complete some work which he had undertaken without any previous experience. When Leray comes to Campté again he will find a gracious double gothic arch to replace that horrible view that was there during his last visit. He owes this to the generous offices of Father H(yacinth) LeCozic to whom he has just expressed his satisfaction and gratitude. He gave half of the $200 to Father (V.F.J.) Pellouin and with the rest he paid $100 of the debt. He wonders if their system of fees is defective, or if the Catholics are too impoverished, or if they are lacking in good will. The vicar-general should have brought to Leray's attention the result of the collections made for the Propagation of the Faith and for the Holy Childhood. Each time the annals of these two works arrive he sends them on as requested. It would be good if New York were as punctual as Baltimore in sending them. He has been told that Dublin is at fault. In any event, the Holy Childhood is not very widespread among them, and the Propagation of the Faith is picking up. (PS) William Campbell is very ill and has been having business troubles. They are trying to get together a purse to build up his morale. Pellouin's health leaves a lot to be desired.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - (French) - 4pp. - 12mo. - {7}


1880 Dec. 24
St. Bernard, D.C., Sister:
Academy of St. Vincent (Fairfield, Louisiana)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Once again (the Daughters of the Cross) wish him health and happiness during the New Year.

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


1880 Dec. 26
Deschelettes, Antoinette St. Chamond, France:
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Deschelettes asks his intervention in order to obtain some information. They have learned that a near relative died at New Orleans in 1860. He was a wood merchant and died at the Charity Hospital. They wish to know if he left a family or any property. They have written to the hospital but have not received any reply.

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


1880 Dec. 26
Deschelettes, Antoinette St. Chamond, France:
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perché?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Deschelettes wrote this morning but forgot to give him the name of the relative in question. He was Etienne Dambuant, who died at the Charity Hospital in 1860 at New Orleans. They wish to know if he left a family and if he left any property. At the time of his death he was a wood merchant.

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


1880 Dec. 26
Elder, William Henry, Coadj(utor) Bishop of: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Leray's of the 10th reached him on the 23rd. It was the best of all his Christmas gifts to learn that everything was going so well with him. Leray's last from Rome he answered, after a considerable interval, addressing it as he had directed. Cardinal (John Simeoni had not told him anything about Natchez.

VI-3-b - A.L.S. - - 12mo. - 1p. {3}


1880 Dec. 26
Flanagan, Father J.D.: Jeanerette, L(ouisian)a
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Flanagan thanks him for his letter, but he was not surprised at its contents, knowing that he is always disposed to act according to justice. Perché asks him to state what he thinks the limits of the parish ought to be. He will defer his answer for a few days, when he will place before him a map, drawn by a United States Deputy Surveyor, of the country between Jeanerette, Charenton, Ile Piquant, and New Iberia. Mrs. Grévemberg and family send their regards. Mrs. Cyr requests him to convey her remembrance and to say that she lost her husband last summer.

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1880 Dec. 27
Seton, Monsignor Rob(ert): Jersey City Heights N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

He asks for a back copy of the "Ave Maria" which contained an article on the Dignity and Worth of Honest Labor. He encloses a check which he hopes Father Hudson will accept, though he can see no reason why he shouldn't. He wishes he could have another visit with Hudson.

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1880 Dec. 28
Hyde, Edward A.: Kenosha, Wis(consin)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends another piece for the "Ave". Father (J.M.) Cleary said Longfellow had written on the subject before. He says it is no plagerism, but if it is to throw it away. He asks that the Ave Maria be donated as he is too poor to pay for it.

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1880 Dec. 28
Percher, Eug(ene): Angers, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He asks him to accept his best wishes for the new year. The time Perché spent at Angers was very happy for him. He has not forgotten his paternal advice, given in his last letter. His parents and his sister join him in sending their respects.

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1880 Dec. 28
Rapier, Tho(ma)s G.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He is requested to attend the meeting of the N(ew) O(rleans) Catholic Publication Co(mpany) at the office of the The Morning Star and Catholic Messenger, Wednesday evening, December 29th.

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1880 Dec. 29
(Bances), Mrs. Angèle: Havana, (Cuba)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Perché)'s letter of the 17th arrived and it is difficult for her to say how happy it made her. He should have already received the visit which Angeline promised to make on her arrival at New Orleans. From her he will have learned more about Marietta's marriage then she could write in ten volumes. Angèle is very happy but there are still some worries for the future. She cannot help thanking Providence when she thinks of the change made in her destiny when she was united to Mr. Bances who is a perfect Christian. Because during her long years of tribulation (Perché) had been her father and her moral guide, her husband especially regrets that (Perché)'s itinerary took him to New Orleans by the northern route and thus prevented him from visiting them. If he should ever come to Havana, he will always have a home with them. Teresita, who is seated at her side, does not want to be forgotten to him she is a good and charming child. They will be away from Havana for ten days and then will return to leave for the waters of San Diego. She will write during that time. P.S. She asks him to intercede for her with the souls in purgatory by offering some Masses.

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1880 Dec. 29
Boursetty, J(ules) de: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Boursetty thanks him for his letter of the 10th. They are happy to learn that his health is good and that his faculties are what they were at 30 years of age. He thought that he knew about the Father Gouant matter, but he sees that he does not. Father Sensclet(?)'s letter is only an attempt at blackmail. (Perché) knows what ties bound them to Gouant who for ten years took almost all his meals with them. They were awaiting his arrival at Rome in 1876 when they received a dispatch announcing his sudden death. Boursetty had Gouant's will which he sent to a notary. Then Sensclet, of whom he never had heard and whom he has still never seen, presented himself, pretending to be the bearer of a more recent will. The differences between the two awakened the attention of the man charged with examining them; the circumstances surrounding Gouant's death likewise caused surprise. A priest dying in the arms of another priest without the last rites. If Sensclet had administered them, French law would have nullified the second will. Boursetty was advised to file suit and he spoke to (Perché) at that time, giving him the reasons against such a step. He could still do so and most likely win, given the present disposition of public authorities against the clergy. His sentiments, his relations, his love for the Church, and his situation at Rome command abstention. Sensclet was still not rich enough. In December 1877 he claimed Boursetty owed the estate 5000 francs. Boursetty replied that he himself had claims against the estate. Sensclet threatened to write to (Perché), to Cardinal (Francois) Donnet, to Pope (Leo XIII). Boursetty remained silent. Several days later there came a letter from a Mr. Paoletti. He did not reply. Then, new threatening letters. Mrs. Déllimal was attacked and won her suit which ordered Sensclet to pay heavy interest. Boursetty was then sued for 5000 francs. He did not answer as it would have been necessary for him to prove what he had paid at Rome for Gouant. That could not be done without compromising several people there. The threats lasted until December 1879 when Sensclet wrote tenderly and compassionately, offering to settle for a lesser sum. However, Boursetty was not taken in. On May 2, 1880 Paoletti reopened the matter with more threats. Now they have written to (Perché). However, (Perché) knows Boursetty and can judge properly. (Perché) asks if he would like a copy of the letter of July 6. He would like the original or at least what extracts (Perché) would send him, destroying the original.

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1880 Dec. 29
Kaercher, O.S.F. (Father) Fidelis: Cleveland, Ohio
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, Indiana

He asks if Father Hudson has received the manuscript "The Father and his Child, or do Not Touch my Anointed," which he sent some weeks ago.

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1880 Dec. 29
Lambing, (Father) A(ndrew) A.: Point, (Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He has received a card from Father Granger, a letter from Hudson, and the Liverpool "Times" with the marked passage. He discusses his articles and their revision. He will write to Father (James E.) Fitton warning him not to put another edition on the market. If forced, he will have the essay copyrighted. He asks Hudson's opinion about putting a notice in the "Ave Maria" to the effect that a revised and authorized version will appear shortly. He can send no article this week, but will next week. Would a series of four articles explaining indulgences meet the public want? In calculating his contribution, Father Hudson must remember the conditions under which Father Lambing works. He will write again. He wishes Hudson a Happy New Year, stating that his is certain not to be so.

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1880 Dec. 29
Maes, (Father) C(amillus) P.: Detroit, Mich(igan)
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, (Indiana)

He returns with thanks the copy of the "month" which Father Hudson lent him. If the article on "The Native Tribes of North America" are republished he wants to be notified of the fact.

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1880 Dec. 29
Percher, Anna: Angers, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

His benevolence in presiding at her First Communion is a new tie binding her to him. She remembers him saying that his life does not appear to him to have been long; she hopes he has long and happy years yet. She hopes she never forgets the holy resolutions that he inspired.

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1880 Dec. 30
Lambing, (Father) A(ndrew) A.: Point, (Pennsylvania)
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Lambing received Judge (Edmund F.) Dunne's letter, copied it, and returns it. If time permitted, he would follow Dunne's plan in preparing such a work, but only in part. The new edition of the Raccolta at 75 should be in every household. The need is for more popular works, for the people are not polemical. They will not devote much time to what is purely instructive. Hence instruction must be given in popular work. He finds difficulty in revising his article, but will probably shorten it. He has written Father (James E.) Fitton not to give his edition to the trade but to confine it to his own neighborhood. He asks for the prayers of the confraternity for his congregation which is sorely pressed.

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1880 Dec. 30
Stace, M(ary) A.: Columbus, (Ohio)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The report of her own death reached her last week. She reports herself sound and well. The school at Dennison was not a success. It closed because the owner of the house where the school was held let it over their heads. Father Hudson has not published all the tales she translated. As she is out of work and has incurred moving expenses, a remittance would be acceptable. One remittance was sent on the first tale but she was too busy to acknowledge it. She asks Hudson to give Professor (Joseph) Lyons her address. Lyons promised her a remittance which would come in well now. The weather is as cold as it used to be in Canada.

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1880 Dec. 30
Torras, Janie (St. Michael's Louisiana):
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The children of (the Sacred Heart Convent at) St. Michael's thank him for his fatherly care during the past year and offer him their heartfelt wishes for the coming year.

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1880 Dec. 31
Laval, Father J.M.: Cannes, (France)
 to Father (Gustave A. Rouxel: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Despite his ardent desire to return to the diocese, the infirmity of his throat obliges him to prolong his stay in France. It will be a very great sadness for him if he must abandon it forever. He will never forget what he owes the diocese which raised him. If he can be useful in any way that does not involve preaching or singing, he will be glad to return sooner. He asks him to convey his regrets to the Archbishop. He also sends his best wishes to Father (Adrien) Rouquette and to Father (Theophile) Blancgarin.

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1880 Dec. 31
Phelan, M(ary) M.:
St. Mary's (Academy)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

She thanks Edwards for the basket of fruit and sends a book as a little memento.

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1880 Dec. 31

Sacred Heart, Religious of the New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to (Archbishop Napoleon Joseph Perche?: New Orleans, Louisiana)

They wish him a happy New Year and they pray that he will be given energy for his difficult labors and consolation in his incessant cares.

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1880 Dec. 31
Simeoni, Cardinal John: Rome, (Italy)
 to Bishop Francis X(avier) Leray: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

The Holy Father received a petition to name a knight of St. Gregory, a lawyer of New Orleans, Paul Emile Théard. Simeoni asks to be informed about Théard; what he has done for the Catholic religion and whether Leray thinks him worthy. I(gnatius) Masotti signs as secretary.

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