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(1882 Dec. ?)

St. Mary's Catholic Orphan Boys' Asylum (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Christmas Tree. At the asylum there are over 400 orphans. The undersigned will receive any contributions. The children will welcome their friends and benefactors on Sunday the 24th at the inauguration of the Christmas tree. (Signed): Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché, Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray, Edward Bermudez, Dr. Emile doumeing, Dr. Thomas Layton, Octave DeArmas, Victor Sere, Joseph Llado, Christ. Sporl, C.E. Girardey, Patrick Quinn, Charles F. Seemann, Maurice E. Garvey, Peter Elizardi, James Fahey.

VI-3-d - Printed Circular - 1p. - 4to. - {15}


1882 Dec. 1
Clos, Sister: Bordeaux, (France)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

After much entreaty from the pastor, Sister loaned 4100 f(rancs) to New Orleans. This sum belongs to the poor and she is in conscience bound to return it. She begs (Leray) to repay it.

VI-3-d - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. - 4to. - {1}


1882 Dec. 1
Donnelly, Eleanor C.: Phila(delphia, Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends a Christmas story for the AVE MARIA. There is considerable discussion over cousins' marrying and Mrs. Craven's tendency to countenance such marriages in her romances has scandalized some folks.

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(1882) Dec. 1
Tello, Manly: Cleveland, O(hio)
 to F(athe)r D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

Hudson's little friend's contribution will appear in the Ave Maria in the issue after next. Best wishes are extended to Hudson.

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1882 Dec. 1
(McMaster), Sister Teresa of Jesus: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Sister Teresa of Jesus writes her father from the Convent of Mount Carmel. She received his letter and is answering immediately. Her order has no prohibition against writing and receiving letters during advent and so she can enjoy the privilege of hearing from home. She is happy and cheerful in her vocation and now on certain occasions she attends Matins and is permitted to sing in the choir. She received Jennie's letter and the note enclosed by McMaster but cannot yet realize the news they have brought her. Their poor boy probably has a heavy heart of late but it is better that the discovery be made now rather than when it will be more painful to him. God may not intend him for a religious vocation but it may yet prove a joy because he will be back with his father again. Mother Beatrice, Sister Agnes, and herself will be sure to pray for McMaster.

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


1882 Dec. 2
Donahue, Patrick: Boston, Massachusetts
 to Henry F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Donahue wishes to send a copy of Brownson's father's works to William Francis Dennahy Dublin for review. The price is to be as low as possible, the bill to be mailed to Donahue, and the book mailed to Dennahy. Donahue has seen the book in Noonan's bookstore and finds that it looks well and massive.

III-3-h - A.L.S. - 2pp. - 12mo. - {1}


1882 Dec. 2
Howe, Frances R(ose): (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

It is a whole month since she was at Notre Dame. She has been so busy since then that her correspondence is dreadfully in arrears. Her cousin was delighted with Notre Dame and although her name is so intensely Catholic she is a Protestant, but she thinks Notre Dame roused the Catholic blood in her. The writer stopped in Chesterton on her return and visited Mrs. ( ) Green, who again spoke earnestly of the Catholic religion. She will suggest to Father (H F. J.) Kroll that he make a New Year's cell on Mrs. Green and perhaps she will open her heart to him. She then gives various reasons why she herself is not on friendly terms with Father Kroll. Her conscience reproaches her for telling Hudson all the disagreeable things that happen to her but the temptation is too great to tell them to someone so sympathetic. The poem, "Forget-me-not," reminds her of something she wrote to Mother Cecelia about Father (Edward) Sorin's friendship for them. Dr. ( ) Kilroy read in the Scholastic that she was writing "Saint of Genoa." Did Hudson put the notice in the Scholastic? At St. Mary's she was asked why the article came out anonymously. She replied that she left it up to Hudson. She hopes to get it out in book form by June. She has sent some circulars out already and the answers to some are quite complimentary. Mother Austin Carroll of the New Orleans House of Mercy wrote that she liked it, as did Mother Cecelia. She is going to spend the feast of the Immaculate Conception with Mrs. Green so asks Hudson for a memento in his Mass on that day. She hopes Hudson is as well as she has been this winter.

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1882 Dec. 2
Laporte, Father J(ea)n P(ierr)e: Maisons-Alfort, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

In his last letter Laporte said that it would be his pleasure to alleviate Perché's troubles. Count (Jules de Boursetty) came from Rome and assured Laporte that the pretended letter is an odious invention. All that is requested is that this man be Vice-President of the Corporation but always under Perché's authority. B(oursetty) maintains that is is regrettable that Perché has not decided to take the step which he knows; that Perché will certainly be supported for a cause much less that that of Bishop de Minières of Poitier who has just suspended Bishop Gay, his auxiliary. It is awkward to have asked for Father (John Baptist) Bogaerts; Rome will never grant it. It belongs to Perché alone to designate his choice of coadjutor to Propaganda. Perché knows the priest who can save him. Laporte has it from a certain source that if Perché gets Bogaerts, the Laurens family of Dijon will lend the entire sum at 3 percent. P.S. Perché no doubt knows that the canonical terna(?) has already been made.

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


1882 Dec. 2
(McMaster) Sister St. John. S.H.C.J.: Sharon, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Sister St. John writes her father from the (Convent of the Holy Child Jesus). She received her father's letter and sympathizes with him concerning (Alphonsus McMaster). God knows best about Alphonsus, and the boy has such lively faith that he will do good wherever he is. Sister Teresa (of Jesus) sent a very interesting and bright letter. Thursday and seems to be happy in her new life of sacrifice. She was pleased to hear from McMaster especially since she knows he dislikes letter-writing. Even though her body may show it, she is not weary but is full of energy and the feeling of appreciation that she can add her little sacrifices to the work for the salvation of souls. McMaster has often spoken of the beauties of the Divine Office at Christmas time and so she asks him to bring his breviary when he comes at Christmas so that she may look it over with him.

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


1882 Dec. 2
Rousseau, Louise: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

An agent of the AVE MARIA suggested that she send an obituary notice for publication on the death of her father, Dr. ( ) Rousseau. The notice was sent several weeks ago but as yet it has not appeared in the Ave. She requests that the notice be returned.

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1882 Dec. 3
Dennehy, W(illia)m Francis: Dublin, (Ireland)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

If Hudson wishes he can insert the paper "Catholics under Q. Elizabeth" "pro bono publico." Any further papers he sends on the subject will be on the same terms.

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1882 Dec. 3
O'Cleary, H( ) W.: Rome, Italy
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He requests that Hudson forward him at his convenience whatever he thinks his correspondence for the Ave Maria is worth up to date.

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1882 Dec. 4
Jarlath, C.S.C., Bro(ther): Brooklyn, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father (J M.) Kiely is grateful for Hudson's letter and sends regards also to F(athe)r ( ) Walsh. He got F(athe)r (Sylvester) Malone to speak for the Ave last Sunday. He commands great respect in Brooklyn. If Hudson will write a few lines to Malone it will do much good. He speaks of Brooklyn as the cream of Catholic America. There are many priests and nuns begging in New York and Brooklyn and it tires the people.

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1882 Dec. 5
Doize, A. J.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, (Michigan)

Doise has received Brownson's letter of the 28th. and orders the cloth edition of Brownson's works His friend Charles D. Elder will accept. The agency for the South west, and Doize is confident that he will obtain many subscribers. Elder wishes, Brownson to send him the circulars and he will set to work at once. He and Brownson will have to agree between themselves as to terms. He wishes Brownson all success. P.S. Elder's address is 143 St. Charles St.

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


(1882) Dec. 6
Gordon, Adella: Cairo, Illinois
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson must think that she is devoid of common etiquette for not answering his letter of the 21st. She has become a chronic crank and cannot summon sufficient courage to write. She expects to find F(athe)r Lambing's production both instructive and interesting. Not long ago she wrote to Fr. General requesting permission to allow Mother Lucretia, C.S.C., to come to Cairo for the holidays. She received a reply but no satisfaction on the subject. If the request is refused she will stop at St. M(ary's) on her way to or from Ohio, but Hudson should not mention this to Mother. She will likely go to see Josie week after next. He is not to come home for the holidays.

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1882 Dec. 6
Mark, Joseph: Beatty, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Having learned of a lack of priests in (Perché's) diocese, Mark asks him to adopt him as a student of theology. He came to the United States almost five years ago after making his classical studies in Germany. Aged 19, he would complete his studies in 3 years.

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


1882 Dec. 6
O'Meara, Kathleen: Paris, (France)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She hopes that the portraits of P. Lacordaire and the letters reached Hudson intact. She forgot to include the bill but there is no hurry. She hopes Hudson's health is improved. She commands Hudson to Out Lady of N(otre) D(ame) des Victoires. They are in the slough of atheism there and the spirit of hate is already being felt in the air. Nature seems to resent the revolt and impiety of the nation; the rivers are overflowing in every direction. If the Seine rises 50 centimeters higher Paris will be in danger of catastrophe. She asks for Hudson's blessing.

X-2-j - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 16mo. - {1}


1882 Dec. 7
Broquère, Father Marcellin: Cincinnati, (Ohio)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Four months spent in Ohio where he was so well received by Bishop Elder, have restored his health so that he can devote himself to the care of souls wherever (Leray) sends him. A retreat at Gethsemani has strengthened his resolution. He spent his recreation hours with the Father host who keeps the memory of his stay in New Orleans. As Elder's companion on Confirmation tours and on a trip to Baltimore attending the centennial of St. Teresa in the Carmelite chapel, Broquèe several times met Father (Barnard J.) MacManus, pastor of St. John who sent his respects. At Gethsemani, Broquère met one of (Laray)'s former Vicksburg parishioners, Robert Mitchel who came there for a retreat in preparation for the nuptial benediction which he received November 30 at Lebanon, K(entuck)y. Mitchel is the grandson of Johnson David. Borquère will leave December 9 on the Warren, stopping at Fausse Rivière for 4 or 5 days with Father Gutton, than take the boat to New Orleans in time for New Year's. Broquère is writing to the Archbishop to congratulate him on his recovery.

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


1882 Dec. 8
Gertrude, Sister: Zanesville, O(hio)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She expresses gratitude that the painful message did not come from Hudson. Brother has sent a humble letter of apology end the whole affair is blotted out.

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1882 Dec. 8
Marcellin, Father E(lisée?): St. Laurent-du-Cros, France
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Not knowing (Leray)'s name, Marcell in asked the Marist Fathers to send on his letter. Marcellin spent 12 years in the diocese of Ottawa; Bishop Guignes brought Marcellin on going to the Council. He had been in the north in the woods, his only food Chicago food(?). His health became weak and he had to take a leave. The present Bishop of Ottawa refused to give him an exeat. Now Marcellin's health is totally restored. A place in the diocese has been offered him but he would prefer to return to America. The doctors say that he needs a warm climate, that he is as fit as he was at 20 although he is 34. (Leray) will see the letter from the Bishop of Ottawa. If (Leray) has a place, Marcellin would come and then they could discuss the exeat with Bishop Duhamel. If (Leray) cannot accept him, he asks that (Leray) indicate to whom he could offer his services.

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 On the same paper: 

1882 Dec. 7
(Duhamel), Bishop J(oseph) Thomas: (Ottawa, Canada
 to Father E(lisée?) Marcel(l)in: Bouchette, (Canada)

(Duhamel) is sorry to hear of Marcel(l)in's bad health. He cannot refuse a year's leave, which Marcel(l)in asked for at the retreat so that he can completely recover his health in his native France and sends a celebret.

Copy

(P.S. by Marcellin): Marcellin asked for his exeat; he still has received no answer.

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VI-3-d - A.L.S., Copy - (French) - 3pp. - 12vo. - {2}


1882 Dec. 8
Jordan, Margaret, E. M.: Portland, M(ain)e
 to F(athe)r (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

A few verses written as a tribute of gratitude to our Blessed Mother are enclosed for the AVE MARIA, but it is feared that they will not be up to standard. If refused she asks that the faults be mentioned. Prayers are offered for the continued success of the AVE MARIA.

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1882 Dec. 8
O'Connell, Bishop E(ugene): Marysville, (California)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Bishop O'Connell appreciates Brownson's generosity in offering to send his father's works for 3 years without advance payment, agrees to subscribe for that period, and offers to pay in advance if any other prelate does so. He thinks that Brownson's father's Reviews must be republished and that Dr. England's worked also should see the light.

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


1882 Dec. 8
Seymour, M(ary) A(lice): Trenton, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

She is moving to New York on Dec. 8 and gives her forwarding address.

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1882 Dec. 9
Alexis, D.C., Sister Mary: Marksville, L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Nothing surprised Sister so much as when Father (Olivier) Bré burst into reproaches, all of which proved his avarice. Bré said that Sister does not pay him for Masses. Bré says that he is not their pastor nor their almoner but the pastor of Marksville. It is as well to be without a priest, as to have one such as Bré. It is in (Leray)'s power to take Bré away. Bré refused to hear Sister's confession this evening. Bré does not count the 4 months of board, washing, ironing and mending his clothes which they still continue. One Sister takes constant care of the vestry. They give him pasture ground for all his animals. Sister hopes (Leray) will restore peace.

VI-3-d - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1882 Dec. 9
Dorsey, Anna Hanson: (Washington, D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She sends with this letter the first of three sketches from life for the Ave. She comments briefly on each one. She is penniless and asks Hudson to send her the money for the MS just forwarded. Hudson's letter made some allusions to his own history and if at any time he wishes to confide in her she will be ready to sympathize with him. Nellie's burdens are the cause of her present anxiety. On her arrival in Chicago as the guest of Judge ( ) Proudfoot and his wife Nellie twisted her ankle bone and has had her foot in splints ever since. Miss E(liza Allen) Starr managed to get a Catholic clergyman to visit her. Mrs. G. Williams, formerly Mrs. Stephen A. Douglass, has been kind to her also. The writer read the glowing eulogy in the Ave on the life of Admiral John Dahlgren by his widow but she disagrees with the book and tells some of the real facts about the Admiral as she knew them. First, she disproves that Admiral Dahlgren was related to six of the Swedish kings. The Swedish Government was elective not hereditary. As to the amenities of his character, he broke his first wife's heart and was a harsh father. His invention of the gun was the invention of a penniless German who took it to him to get the Government to buy it but the Admiral appropriated it as his own. He was a harsh disciplinarian, which made him the most unpopular man in the Navy. The only worthwhile thing in the book is the history of the Navy so fas as his journal goes. She had intended printing all these facts as a criticism but thought better of it because it meant nothing to her. Sec. ( ) Folger has given Angie's daughter a clerkship at $900. She sends a clipping on books for children with which she fully agrees. Her family sends affectionate greetings and best wishes for the coming season to Hudson. Hudson should take care of the business end of her letter at once. (Clipping enclosed.)

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1882 Dec. 9
Murray, John O'Kane: S(ain)t Paul, Minn(esota)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

He has sent nothing for the Ave Maria for some time because of his ill health. He will resume his regular contributions as soon as his health permits. He intends to spend Christmas with his brother, Father ( ) Murray, of Galena, Ill(inois).

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1882 Dec. 10
Dunbar, Mrs. C(atherine): New York, New York
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She did not know that Edwards was so sick. She hopes Edwards is well enough to buy the monument. On the 15th of May, the Colonel (Richard Dunbar) will be dead four years. Estelle did not like the brownstone base. She asks Edwards to tell Father (Alexis) Granger (C.S.C.) to say a Mass for the soul of Mr. Dunbar.

XI-1-b - A.L.S. - 4pp. - 12mo. - {2}


1882 Dec. 10
Howe, Frances R(ose): (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter and the Ave Maria for Dec. 9 were received. Is want of space Hudson's sole reason for rejecting the chapters on St. Catharine that were omitted? She intends to publish her story of St. Catharine in book form as a refutation of the scandal being spread about St. Catharine. Her name on a title page does her no good. Even though it appeared on her previous stories she was accused of not writing them herself. She describes a visit she made to Dr. ( ) Green's family in Chesterton, (Indiana). Mrs. Green seemed interested in Catholic literature and asked for a prayer book and other books. She describes a visit to Fr. (H. F.J.) Kroll. She feels that Bishop (Joseph) Dwenger made so much over her in order to show that she was not one for priests to shun. Regards are extended to Father General and to Father Granger.

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1882 Dec. 10
Smith, Miss M.: Fairmount, L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier) LeRay: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Smith wishes to know just how far the round dances have been forbidden. Is it a mortal sin to allow persons to dance them in one's house or, in attending a party must one leave the room when they are danced?

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


1882 Dec. 11
Alexis, D.C., Sister Mary: Marksville, L(ouisian)a
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister begs Leray not to censure Father (Olivier) Bré on account of her letter of yesterday. Bré apologized through Father Chauvin; he promises to keep on better terms with them.

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


1882 Dec. 11
Anastasia, Sister M.:
St. Mary's Academy
 to Father D(aniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, (Indiana)

She encloses a letter containing an account (no enclosure) of the death of an Ave Maria subscriber, Mrs. Annie Dinnen O'Mara and asks Hudson to write an account for the Ave or have Brother Stanislaus do so. Her adopted daughter, Katie, was a pupil last year and Sister had three letters from her before her death. Mrs. O'Mara was Father (John R.) Dinnen's favorite sister.

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


1882 Dec. 11
Fishel, E.: Stuttgart, (Germany)
 to J(ames) F. Edwards: Notre Dame, Indiana

He sends Christmas and New Year's greetings.

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


1882 Dec. 11
Fishel, Edward: Stuttgart, (Germany)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): Notre Dame, (Indiana)

Fishel sends the season's greetings to Notre Dame.

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


1882 Dec. 12
Corby, Father W(illiam): Watertown, Wis(consin)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

News there is purely "local"; it would interest a man like Father (Patrick J.) Colovin who spent several years there. Hudson's letter of September 27 was received. Through the "Scholastic" and other sources they learn of the prosperity of Notre Dame. Money has never been so abundant in the United States as it has been in the past two years but Corby predicts a crisis within three years.

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


1882 Dec. 13
Corby, C.S.C., Father W(illiam): Watertown, Wisconsin
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He was glad to hear from Edwards because Edwards knows better than anyone except Brother Edward how Corby esteemed Notre Dame and worked for its interests. It gives him consolation to know that he still finds a place in the affections of its inmates. Even if Edwards had not written, he would still consider him a friend. The prosperity of Notre Dame delights him. Money never was so flush in the United States as during the last two years. Perhaps they will see another financial crisis within three years. Corby is working hard to pay off the church debt in Watertown. He has some steel plates to sell to Prof. (Joseph A.) Lyons for his "Annual".

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


1882 Dec. 13
Kehoe, Lawrence: New York, (New York)
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

They have one set of "Liturgical Year," if Mrs. (Wm J.) Ohahan of Chicago does not take it. The price is $18.00 or $20.00.

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(18)82 Dec. 14
Lasage: Lamothe fénelon, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

He has received bad news from his banker, (E.) D'Aquin, about the debt of New Orleans so that the confidence inspired by (Perché)'s letter is beginning to totter. All his resources being in the loan he is beginning to suffer. His interest is 450 f(rancs?), the costs of the suit 120, so his loss is 575.

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


(18)82 Dec. 15
(Kuhls, Father A(nthony)): Kansas City, M(iss)o(uri)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Father H. Dalton, of Kansas City had a fair in his parish of three weeks duration, 2 weeks of which were during Advent. Apparently a pleasant time was had by all and the only disturbances came when the pastor was forced to evict from the church, a girl whose jealousy led her to smash the toilette set of a voting rival. The fair is supposed to have cleared $5,000. Dances were not held in the church but around the corner at Mr. Y's, in more private surroundings. The young folks had such a good time that it will take a year to reconstruct discipline amongst them after such a prolonged spree. They will be fully prepared to have another fair, especially if it were to come during the dull seasons of Lent and Advent. Mr. B. Cunningham's daughter triumphantly carried off the Opera cloak which realized the grand sum of $800. Another family in the parish gave a private ball last night even though Butler's catechism says that balls are prohibited during the holy season. After allowing the devil to get in 3 weeks work, the Lord was appeased last Sunday by a 3 hour church dedication, a very grand affair. Bishop (John Joseph) Hogan of (Kansas City) officiated and about 20 priests took part. The church, swept out after the fair, was very presentable, and it should have been since the building consumed 8 years in construction and an estimated cost of $35,000, although it is only valued at $20,000. The people were generous and patient. When New Yorkers speak of their trifling fairs let them remember that the people of the West can outdo them in every way.

I-2-d - A.L.S. - 3pp. - 12mo. - {4}


1882 (Dec.) 15
Kuhls, Father Ant(hony): Wyandotte, K(ansa)s
 to J(ames) (Alphonsus) McMaster: (New York, New York)

Kuhls, in answering McMaster's letter of the 15th, wishes that the Freeman's Journal had about 500,000 subscribers for the year 1883. McMaster is under no obligation to anyone for doing his duty. Having 50 F(reeman's) J(ournals) in his parish is like delivering 50 sermons. Each family which reads the Journal is truly Catholic, and is willing to cooperate with the pastor in any undertaking. To pay $50. for good books and papers is a profitable expenditure. The principles of the J(ournal) will flourish long after those of the Irish world are dwelling with sulphuric companions. He wishes McMaster a happy Christmas and New Year and asks to be remembered to Mr. Hogherty. His letter is from St. Mary's church.

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


1882 Dec. 15
Lambing, (Father) A(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He received Hudson's invitation to write a brief sketch of Father ( ) Lemke for the Ave Maria. He has been dead some time but the interest of the subject and his connection with Dr. (Demetrius) Gallitzin may make the article fitting enough. They may soon lose their bishop, (John Tuigg) who recently had a heart attack. Hudson will soon have another article from him, but it keeps him busy answering his correspondence each day. (Clipping attached describing history and illness of John Tuigg, Bishop of Pittsbrugh and Allgheny.)

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1882 Dec. 15
Lawrence, C.P. F(athe)r: West Hoboken, N(ew) J(ersey)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He encloses two copies of "Heavenly Bride." He is now able to forward two copies of "Vision of the Wounds" to A. B. Thatcher. Will Hudson please forward the music to him?

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1882 Dec. 16
(Browne, S.M.), Sister M(ary) de Sales: Vicksburg, Mississippi
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier) Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sister is at home once more and pretty well. They have four hundred gathered to send to Leray; she never heard that he received the two last payments. If Leray sees Mr. Schirring he is to try to get $100 occasionally; Schirring said he would. All are pretty well except Sister (Mary) Vincent (Browne, S.M.). De Sales does not see how Vincent can rally this time.

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(1882) Dec. 16
"Northwestern Chronicle.": Saint Paul, Minn(esota)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He presents his compliments to Hudson and hopes the "Chronicle" reaches the Ave Maria.

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1882 Dec. 17
Dallas, A(lexander) I.: Fort Lyon, Colo(rado)
Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C. S. C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father (T ) Walsh writes that Montrose Graham is again beginning college. The matter of his family relations is very sad. Commander ( ) Graham's domestic affairs are common gossip in Washington. Montrose was disowned by his father and given over to the guardianship of Miss M(argaret) G. Meade. The boy ran away once, but came back after a coasting trip to Boston. This letter is written because he does not want Willie Masi to associate with Montrose who might be a bad influence on Willie. Since he is the cause of Willie going to Notre Dame he feels responsible for the boy. His new post is pleasant now that the difficulty of reaching it in mid-winter is over. Father (Charles M.) Pinto, S.J., said Mass there recently and eight Army officers and their families received Holy Communion - an uncommon sight because Army officers are tepid as a rule. Mrs. Dallas and he wish Hudson a happy Christmas. He will send an article soon that will be of interest to the Catholic press.

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1882 Dec. 17
Girardey, C.SS.R., Father Ferréol: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Girardey has examined the authorities to see in which diocese the Council of Trent has been published. S.B. Smith says "The decree Tametsi is observed in all the dioceses belonging to the 2 provinces of New Orleans and San Francisco." Konings says "In Provincia ecclesiastica Neo-Aureleanensi … et Sancti Francisci unique censetur vim habere." Therefore it has been published at Pensacola and the marriage of Maria Lee is null. Girardey has written to Father Gardiner as Perché asked and told Gardiner that the dispensation is suspended. If she wishes to be dispensed from her vows, she must have recourse to Rome.

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1882 Dec. 17
Howe, Frances R(ose): (Chesterton, Indiana)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: Notre Dame, Indiana

She has received a promising letter from Father P( ) W. Riordon. He is willing to assist her in the revision of her article on St. Catherine which appeared in the Ave. Therefore, she asks for the return of her manuscripts. She discusses at length the accusations of Dr. and Mrs. ( ) Cocke against the character and sanctity of St. Catherine, but as it was published in the Ave Maria it was no special refutation of these accusations. Hudson seems to think she has made the Ave a Vehicle to help her insult people. Has he received any warnings against her? For three years she has been the target of the malice of some people to prevent her from being recognized as a Catholic writer. It is not her own trials that led her to defend the cause of spiritual direction and devout friendship. She gives various examples of the vile ideas afloat among seemingly devout Catholics concerning the higher duties of the confessional. She plans to spare no effort to publish the Saint of Genoa as a book and will make it thoroughly and fearlessly Catholic. The ecclesiastical approbation which she hoped to receive by having her work in the Ave Maria she must seek elsewhere.

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1882 Dec. 18
Art Amateur Journal: New York, (New York)

A printed circular, containing a recommendation for this magazine from the Ave Maria, states that a specimen copy (no enclosure) is sent herewith. Subscription rates are given. Montague Marks signs.

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1882 Dec. 18
Dunbar, Mrs. C(atherine): New York, New York
 to James F. Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She received the photographs of a monument (for Mr. Dunbar) and a sketch. She prefers the one that is photographed. She is sorry to give Edwards so much trouble. She sends a draft for the monument, and $10 for Father (Alexis) Granger (C.S.C.) to say Masses for the soul of Mr. Dunbar.

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1882 Dec. 18
Hurth, C.S.C., Father P(eter) J.:
St. Joseph College, Cincinnati, Ohio
 to (James F.) Edwards: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Concerning the missing picture, Hurth believing it was the property of (Luigi) Gregori would have asked him to leave it as a specimen of his art. But he will send it to Notre Dame during the holidays. Co. Cashorse, president of Museum Association, asked Hurth to use his influence with Gregori and get his works of art loaned for the museum. It will be a good place for Gregori to find buyers.

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1882 Dec. 18
MacCarthy, John: New York, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends "A Word for France" which he feels may do some good at present. He is grateful for the remittance that Hudson sent and is glad that he liked the article on (Orestes A.) Brownson. He will prepare an occasional foreign reminiscence of special character to suit Hudson. He hopes Hudson is better. He himself has been ill. P. S. He saw the Empress Eugenie and Prince Imperial at Chiselhurst after the war. This is old ground to him as he went to school there. Msgr. ( ) Goddard, present chaplain to the Empress taught at the college during his time there. Shall he write this up?

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1882 Dec. 19
Kaercher, O.S.F., F(athe)r Fidelis: Quincy, Ill(inoi)s
 to (Father D(aniel) E. Hudson. (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He sends a story for the Youth' Department of the Ave Maria. He found it in an old German almanac and thinks it will have a good effect on young people who find it hard to practise piety and virtue. He leaves a new forwarding address.

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1882 Dec. 19
Stoddard, C(harles) W(arren): Honolulu, H(awaiian) I(slands)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Their letters crossed each other and he did not answer Hudson at once because there can be little in his letters to interest Hudson. He thanks Hudson for the Sacred Heart card and the scapulars. He likes pious objects and the relics he brought with him from Rome are very precious to him. He has not read Lacordaire's "Inner Life" but it is doubtless the very book he wants. If Hudson has a spare copy he would be glad to receive it. He also asks Hudson to send the book about Louise Latean and to autograph the fly-leaf of each book. The market is very limited there and there are no Catholic books at all. It is a French mission and the libraries are mostly in French and Hawaiian, and of a simple character. He has no photograph of himself now but he will send one to Hudson soon. He was born in 1843. His life is devoted to poverty and unrest but he is a very tranquil and contented soul. He knows little of Notre Dame and has read the Annual Catalogue with great interest.

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1882 Dec. 20
Lambing, (Father) A(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He informs Hudson that he has made some progress in the notice of Fr. ( ) Lemche. When he gets the paper giving the obsequies, he will send the first part of his article of Hudson. Their Bishop (John Tuigg) is improving and is out of danger, but it is doubtful whether he will again be able to administer the diocese. There is a heavy demand for the pamphlet, "Mary's Shrine," but the money is not coming in too fast. A pack of Catholic exchanges is requested for advertising purposes. He will try to get a photo of Fr. Lemche to send Hudson.

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1882 Dec. 21
Gordon, Adella: (St. Mary's, Notre Dame, Indiana)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C. S. C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has just reached the academy and awaits Hudson's welcoming visit.

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1882 Dec. 21
Kahman, Annie M.: Washington, M(iss)o(uri)
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C. S. C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for the Ave Maria for which she encloses $2.50. The greetings of the season are sent to Hudson and Mr. ( ) Sullivan.

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1882 Dec. 21
O'Sullivan, (Father) D. ( ): Louisville, K(entuck)y
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Is there an agent of the AVE MARIA, by the name of Brother Eusebius (Galligan) C.S.C., who is authorized to receive children into the University who are unable to pay their expenses? A Bro. Eusebius told a Mrs. Sheats of Nashville, Tenn(essee) to send her nephew to Notre Dame and "it would not cost her a single cent." However, Father (Thomas) Walsh wrote, telling her she had been misinformed.

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1882 Dec. 22
Leray, Bishop Francis X(avier): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to The Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Three years have elapsed since Leray entered his functions as Coadjutor and Administrator of the temporalities of the diocese. It is now practicable to submit a correct report. At the last meeting of the Corporation, held on the 7th, different means of strengthening their credit were discussed. The reduction of the debt in the past three years has been effected through forced sales of property, through donations, and administrative economy. With the assitance of the clergy and the cooperation of the laity, in a few months, they can pay off a certain amount of arrears and re-establish their credit on a solid basis. (There follows) A statement of finances at the beginning of Leray's administration December 5, 1879; the amount of the reduction of the debt, December 1, 1882; the total of diocesan debt December 5, 1882; and assets likely to be realized. J. Connelly is fiscal agent.

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1882 Dec. 22
Perché, Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph): New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Co-laborers and Brethern: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Perché urges them to assist in the work of extinguishing the debt of the diocese. This appeal will be read in every church.

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1882 Dec. 23
J(enkins), (Father) T(homas) J.: Charsworth, Ill(inois)
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, C. S. C.: Notre Dame, Ind(iana)

Hudson must have manuscript of Schmidt's tales called, "Antonio a Young Man of Spain." The writer revised it, but it was returned and he cannot find it among his things.

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1882 Dec. 23
(McMaster), Sister Teresa of Jesus,: Baltimore, (Maryland)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Sister Teresa, writing from the Convent of Mount Carmel, wishes her father a happy Christmas. She sends a pair of scapulars for McMaster, a pair for Jennie, and an Agnus Dei for Alphonsus McMaster, all of which she made herself. The silk is a piece of her clothing dress. She hopes everyone will be blessed by many spiritual presents from the Child Jesus. She has been reading discourses by St. Alphonsus on the mystery of the Incarnation. On Christmas eve the (Carmelite) community will chant Matins from 9 until 12, then Midnight Mass and Communion will follow, after which the Thanksgiving lauds will be chanted. Each nun will sing a song she has composed before the crib of the Holy Child after which they will retire. At 6 o'clock they shall hear 2 more masses and then say the Hours.

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1882 Dec. 24
Carrier, C.S.C. (Father) Joseph C.: Montreal, (Canada)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

He thanks Hudson for the souvenirs sent to him through Father ( ) Moran. Moran has related to him all the kind messages that were sent to him by him friends at Notre Dame. He praises the constancy of their friendship in the eight years of his absence. Though he has many enemies, he has never ascended the Altar of God with hate in his heart. He asks Hudson to express his gratitude to all his friends. He is in Montreal to preach during the holidays. His health and spirits are good and he wishes Hudson all the blessings of the Holy season.

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1882 Dec. 25
Dallas, A(lexander) I.: Fort Lyon, Colo(rado)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter of the 21st telling of Montrose Graham's death has brought grief to him and Mrs. Dallas. He had previously written to Capt. Duncan Graham asking him to reconsider his action and admit Montrose once more to the family circle. He answered that he could not receive Montrose until he had earned his pardon. Dallas feels grateful for the part he played in getting the boy back to Notre Dame where he could make his peace with God. He hopes Hudson had a happy Christmas and thanks him for his kind words to Montrose.

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1882 Dec. 26
Certes, (Adolphe): Paris, (France)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier) Leray: Natchitoches, (Louisiana)

From the collections of 1882, 3,600 francs have been fixed for Natchitoches. The distribution takes place after the closing of the fiscal year, when they know the amount they have. The figure cannot be fixed before June.

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1882 Dec. 26
Corby, C.S.C., Father W(illiam): Watertown, Wis(consin)
 to Father ( ): (New Orleans, Louisiana?)

( )'s letter of the 23rd was received at noon. Father (John) O'Keeffee, (C.S.C.) has a gun but it is a present from Father (E.) McGinity and is worth something over $20. O'Keeffee has one hunting dog only a few months old. Corby does not go often to the College (of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart). As far as Corby can find out, (Andrew) Morrissey, (C.S.C.) is a very conscientious young man; he will make a very useful subject. Likely the person who reported must have been misinformed. The college has a good reputation and the prospect seems good. O'Keeffee has worked hard teaching and prefecting every day.

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1882 Dec. 26
Ménard, Father L(eonard): Pineville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Ménard thanks Leray for his answer and check. Ménard does not think he is made to be his own master. His congregation has agreed to give him decent support. Had it not been that when Ménard had nothing when he took charge of these missions and for the overflow and an accident last June, Ménard would not have called for help. He intends to return the $100 Leray sent him last August by Next summer. Ménard will communicate Leray's answer to Mother (Mary) Aloysius (Oliver, S.M.). The young lady they have received is the best recruit they have yet made. She is a convert from Catahoula parish.

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1882 Dec. 26
Seymour, M(ary) A(lice): (Germantown, Pennsylvania)
 to Father (Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She thanks Hudson for the $10 for the Christmas story. Her recent Ave Marias have been forwarded from New York, indicating that her address has not been changed as requested. She again gives her present address. She is still on the sick list suffering from overtaxed nerves. If only she could die rather than suffer and live in a way that is against her whole nature. She must seek her livelihood by teaching in Protestant Schools and everything she is forced to teach is anti-Catholic. Her students cannot understand why she is a Catholic when Catholics are so wicked. Is there no school where Catholic women can teach those of their own faith? Why do Catholic schools and magazines employ Protestant teachers and writers, forcing Catholics to work for a living as best they can in other ways? She fears she will be forced back into atheism because she cannot understand the inconsistency of Catholics. She feels that if the Catholic creed is false then there is no faith, and creatures are mere atoms blown about by fate. She hopes that the New Year will be brighter to others than it appears to be for her.

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(1882) Dec. 27
Dorsey, Anna H(anson): (Washington, D.C.)
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Hudson's letter reached her yesterday. She mentions the titles of several manuscripts she will send him soon. A heart condition has kept her from writing for nearly three months. The Dr. Calls it ossification and said she may live on for years with care. She has never asked to be healed and offers all she suffers to the Sacred Heart. She thanks Hudson for defending Jack Thornton. A dreadful scandal has just occurred in Washington originating in the evil on which "Ade's Trust" is founded. The scandal concerns a young Catholic girl, and the complete details are related. She asks Hudson to pray for the girl and her mother. She thanks Hudson for the check, which relieved her mind during Christmas. Nellie is in New York on crutches visiting Baron and Madame von Sachs.

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(1882) Dec. 27
Dorsey, A(nna) H(anson): (Washington, D.C.)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She has wondered why Hudson sends her such laconic notes. She is afraid that her recent manifestos have given him the idea that she is somewhat of a virago. She knows that all she has endured has embittered her. If she had used the opportunities given her to the fullest she doubtless could have been a saint. Her life has been a continuous conflict. Angie had the writing President (James A.) Gerfield ordered sent to her from the Navy Dept., but the Secretary of the Navy, (William H.) Hunt, who had no hope of the President's recovery, dropped the President's appointee and put in her place one of his own friends. The loss of her salary has thrown the family expenses on Nellie's shoulders. She wrote a full statement of the affair in Washington to General (Ulysses S.) Grant, who wrote to President (Chester Alan) Arthur and enclosed her letter. He advised her to call immediately on the new President, who received her kindly and told her that when his administration was in working order he would see what could be done. There is a rumor that General ( ) Beale, a relative of Angie's husband, is to have the Navy portfolio. If it is true, Angie will again have a moderate income. If the appropriation is given for the proposed boulevard, to be called "Garfield Avenue" and which would run in front of their home, their property would be worth $2 per foot. Father (James) Doonan sends his regards to Hudson. He asked her to tell Hudson that there is a hue and cry for the Ave Maria at the college every week. Has Hudson read anything about the Guitteau trial? The world finds amusement in the assassin's antics and his crime recedes to the background.

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1882 Dec. 27
Flood, Michael: San Francisco, California
 to Henry F. Brownson: Detroit, Michigan

Flood has received Brownson's circular and is pleased with the project. He acted as agent for the Review and regrets that Brownson was insuficiently appreciated by the Catholics community. He hopes the enterprise will be successful and that enough subscriptions are received. He sends an order for three copies to be mailed to him, payment to be made on receipt, and expects other orders after the book appeared. A friend has asked him to inquire how many subscriptors he would have to obtain to receive a free copy. He wishes Brownson every encouragement and success. (A note in pencil states): 20% Amt. Chg. postage. Sent Jan. 3.

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1882 Dec. 27
Perrault, Mina:
La Réussite Plantation (Anse aux Jesuites, Louisiana)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon) J(oseph) Perché: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Perrault wishes Perché all the good that God can give. Last Sunday and on Christmas Perrault went to St. Cecelia Church. The roads were impossible but she had promised Father Bertholin to have her pupils sing a new mass for the feast. She was rewarded by the news of Perché's health which Bertholin gave her. She hopes to go to New Orleans at the end of January.

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1882 Dec. 27
Purificazione, and della Presentazione, Sisters M(ary) S( )t. Mary's,: Notre Dame, Indiana
 to Father D(aniel) E. Hudson, C.S.C.: (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father Saulnier gave them the paper containing, "When Our Lady's Anthems Change." The sisters wish Father Hudson a "Happy New Year."

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1882 Dec. 27
Scheideler, Father A(nthony, V(icar) G(eneral) of: (Vincennes, Indiana)
 to (James) Alphonsus McMaster: (New York, New York)

Scheideler sends his subscription fee and best wishes for the year 1883. For 20 years he has been a prompt payer and subscriber and attentive reader of the Freeman's Journal. Among all of his German and English papers, the Journal is the only one in which he looks for editorials. He hopes McMaster will persevere in regards to the Pio Nono Fair and especially in connection with Catholic schooling. He quotes a Latin passage of St. Paul to Timothy in which he shows the importance of adhering to doctrine.

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1882 Dec. 28
Doize, A. J.: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to H(enry) F. Brownson: (Detroit, Michigan)

Doize informs Brownson that Charles D. Elder has received some circulars from him but no word concerning the conditions of his commission as agent for Brownson, and assumes that a letter of Brownson has miscarried. He asks that Brownson inform Elder at once, and acknowledge the receipt of the first volume of Brownson's works, which pleased him very much. He wishes Brownson success and sends him the compliments of the season.

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1882 Dec. 28
Aigueperse, S.P.M., Father F.A.: New York, (New York)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

(Perché) has always been so good to Aigueperse. (Perché) is their glory and their father. They hope that with health, joy and consolation will return.

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1882 Dec. 28
Lambing, (Father) A(ndrew) A.: Pittsburgh, P(ennsylvani)a
 to (Father) D(aniel) E. Hudson, (C. S. C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father Lambing encloses a money order for $22.50 to pay for the "Masses for the Dead." Also enclosed is the first installment of the sketch of Father Lemche. Bishop (John Tuigg) of the Pittsburgh Diocese is improving, but is not expected to regain his former strength fully.

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1882 Dec. 28
(McMaster) St. John, S.C.H.J., Sister: Sharon, (Pennsylvania)
 to (James Alphonsus McMaster): (New York, New York)

Sister St. Paul received McMaster's letter on Christmas and it was a very sorry day. She hopes he did not give way to his depression for the sake of Gertrude (McMaster) and Alphonsus (McMaster). It is not natural for a young boy to be ready to die and he should be cheered up. Wherever he is he will help others and save his own soul too. His desire to go to sea is only natural too and is to be preferred to sitting in an office and keeping books. God knows what is best for Alphonsus and will watch him on sea as on the land. Gertrude enjoyed her visit. She will pray in her retreat that McMaster does not take it too hard.

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(18)82 Dec. 28
Mahé, Father C(harles): Monroe, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mahé is spending a few days of vacation here; he came to hear the confessions of the Sisters. Mahé arrived in Lake Providence on April 22. The church property was in a dilapidated condition. Everything was going well when his housekeeper left to better her situation; Mahé had recourse to boarding with Jews opposite the church. His suppost was to be $20 a month but times have been so hard that he has not collected more than half. Mahé had a little money of his own and as the church had not been painted for 12 years, he decided to have it done. A fresco painter decorated the sanctuary and altar. All was done at Mahé's expense. The little house on the church property has been rented only in the last two months; Mahé has collected one month's rent, $15. Three weeks ago the sheriff called for back taxes since 1875. Father (Joseph) Gentille to whom the property belonged, turned it over to the diocese in Nov(ember, 18)73. Gentille left at the end of Nov(ember) for Shreveport where he was appointed pastor. The sheriff never called on Father Quelard or Gentille for taxes. By an act of the Constitution of (18)80 all back taxes had to be paid with interest up to the day of payment. Mahé had to pay $72.50 to redeem a property that has brought him $15. About 2 months ago, on his monthly visit to Milliken's Bend Mahé found the stakes of the new levee behind the church so that the church remained outside the levee, subject to overflow. Mahé went in the woods and chose the timbers to move the church. With the help of someone who understood house moving, the moving cost only $83 instead of $150. (Leray) had given Mahé $200 to build a much needed room at Milliken's Bend. For $350 two rooms 16 by 16 and a gallery were finished yesterday. The same carpenter is to build a portico in front of the church, also a Gothic altar that will cost $55. The carpenter is a very good one and worked for Bishop Gilmour of Cleveland. The congregation is unable to pay to do it. Mahé receives $10 at his monthly visit; besides this he has received only $5 and a horse. The fresco painter proposes to paint the church of Milliken's Bend for $200. The church is far from town and the painter would board himself in one of Mahé's rooms. The Church was primed outside 3 years ago. The little house just built also ought to be painted. Mahé still has $100 in Mass intentions; he is willing to sacrifice this is (Leray) will give him another $100 out of the Propagation of the Faith funds. If the time of contributions being made on the levees for churches was yet extant, Mahé would not ask for $100. But negroes are now working the levees.

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 Enclosure: 

(1882)
Lake Providence Herald: (Lake Providence, Louisiana)

The herald compliments Philip D. Thiel on the work just finished in the Catholic church. Thiel has a gold medal awarded by the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition for his samples of marble painting.

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(1882 Dec. 28)
Enaut, Father L(udovic): (Monroe, Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Having read the above letter, Enaut though what greater consolation could there be for a Bishop than to have the assurance that he makes his priests happy. Enaut has watched Mahé's zeal and sacrifices and would say to let him have the $100 as a New Year's gift. Enaut thinks it his duty as vicar foran in this district to let (Leray) know that he was astonished to see what improvement Mahé has made. The church properties have raised 25 percent in value. When Mahé left Monroe he had $400, Mass honoraria for the last 6 years. He now has another $100 he is willing to give.

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(18)82 Dec. 28
Quigley, Father Edward: Uttica, N(ew) Y(ork)
 to James A(lphonsus) McMaster: New York, (New York)

Quigley sends $3. as subscription fee for the Freeman's Journal asks for a receipt. As old as its editor is, the Freeman's Journal has always been regarded by Quigley as being the best Catholic newspaper in the country. It is not written for the vulgar people either Catholic or Protestants, nor for the despotism of Bishops, nor the servility of priests, but for the due responsibility and just rights of all.

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1882 Dec. 28
St. Bernard, D.C., Sister: (Fairfield, Louisiana)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

Sister sends the best wishes of the Community for 1883.

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1882 Dec. 29
Chatellain, Father J.: Paris, (France)
 to Archbishop (Napoleon Joseph Perché: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Last year Chatellain joined all of (Perché)'s priests in offering his respects; this year he is far away but near in heart. May God grant that Chatellain will see (Perché) on his return to New Orleans. (Perché) did too much last year and this was perhaps the cause of his illness. Chatellain's mother has died.

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1882 Dec. 29
Freel, (Father) Francis J.: Brooklyn, (New York)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C. S. C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Father Freel introduces Father William Giles, a priest of the Brooklyn Diocese. Instead of coming to Notre Dame himself, Father Freel sends his friend, Father Giles, and begs that he be received greciously at Notre Dame. He has the Bishop's approval. Father Freel extends a "Happy New Year to all."

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1882 Dec. 29
Mannix, Mary E.: Cin(cinnati), O(hio)
 to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C. S. C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

The sketch as appearing in the AVE MARIA is pleasing to Mrs. Mannix. Mrs. Mannix received the picture of Sister Rosalie five minutes after her baby girl was born. Hence, she named her Alice Rosalie Mary. She did not write because all the children had the measles, and her hands were full. Christmas was merry and gay in spite of everything. She speaks of the use of sacred pictures in the average Catholic household.

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1882 Dec. 29

Sacred Heart Convent St. Michael, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

The Community of St. Michael's proffer thanks for his many favors. They desire that the coming year will afford them the honor of greeting him more frequently than during the reign of his predecessor.

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1882 Dec. 29
(Seton), Monsignor Robert: Jersey City, (New Jersey)
 to Wil(liam Seton (4): New York, New York)

Robert has Wil's letter of the 20th. He loves Wil and is proud of him. Wil sometimes lays himself open by his frankness and goodness to be less appreciated than he deserves. Nina Prime and three gentlemen called on Robert yesterday. Her opinion will be that Robert is well informed but outspoken. Robert encloses a slip from the London Tablet; the notice of Wil's book, Rachel's Fate, is good. Dear Liz (Elizabeth Seton) wrote that Robert's Essays had reached her, at which she was much pleased. Robert cannot find his "The Catholic Poets" among his books. He was swindled out of $10 by the editor who never sent the 2 copies. Robert got one after complaining to the publishers at Notre Dame, Indiana. Robert sent a notice of Wil and of Emily Prime. Robert has written to Mrs. de Navarro.

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1882 Dec. 29
Stace, M(ary) A.: Mishawake, (Indiana)
 to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C. S. C.): (Notre Dame, Indiana)

She wants the AVE MARIA, which Hudson promised, sent to Fort Wayne; her verses should be returned to Mishewake if not accepted. She intends to pay for two years' subscription to the AVE MARIA with the verses.

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(18)82 Dec. 30
Good Shepherd, Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the: New Orleans, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier) Leray: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

They offer congratulations to Leray at the opening of the New Year.

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1882 Dec. 30
Lagrange, Father J(ea)n(?) Ev.(?): (Paris, France)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier Leray: New Orleans, Louisiana)

Legrange sends this letter which perhaps contains a useful indication.

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 On the same paper: 

(18)82 Dec. 26
Cuitré, A(lix) de: Paris, (France)
 to Father (Legrange: Paris, France)

(Lagrange) told her through a pupil of the convent where she lives that (Lagrange) plans to see her before leaving for America where he is to preach during Lent. She has written to Bishop Leray twice without a reply. Has permission been given at Rome to sell the church properties? It is to be hoped that someone who knows, like (Lagrange), of the state of the diocese of New Orleans, could inform Propaganda.

- A.L.S. -


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1882 Dec. 30
Neraz, Bishop John C(laude): San Antonio, (Texas)
 to Archbishop N(apoleon Joseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Neraz had planned to go in person to offer his wishes for a good year but an illness has forced him to postpone his trip.

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1882 Dec. 30
Perry, James: Louisville, (Kentucky)
 to Archbishop Napoleon J(oseph) Perché: New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Perry is collecting autographs of eminent men of the Church and asks for Perché's.

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1882 Dec. 31
Aubrée, Father J(osep)h: Many, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop F(rancis) X(avier) Leray: (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Aubrée is very thankful for Leray's assistance. Father (J.M.) Ledreux left Friday morning; Aubrée gave him $65. Aubrée cannot give advice on the purchase of lands without knowing Leray's views. The church lot at Bayou Cye contains 13 acres. Ledreux's views are to improve those lands and thus to have means of support at home. Talk has already opened, "What does the priest want with a farm." The church lot at Many contained a little more than 6 acres. Dan(?) Vandegaer and Leo(?) Vandegaer bought 7 more acres, paying $40. The deed was made out in Leray's name. These 7 acres are east of the former lot.

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(18)82 Dec. 31
Beaulieu, Father J.M.: Cloutierville, (Louisiana)
 to Bishop (Francis Xavier) Leray: (New Oreleans, Louisiana)

Beaulieu sends New Year's greetings. Although Leray is no longer Bishop of Natchitoches, Beaulieu hopes he will receive news from one who was beneath his crozier. Since Beaulieu's return he sees that one of his best friends, Oscar Chopin, has died. He was a benefactor of the church. Sickness has disappeared with the cold weather; the normal health of his people leaves much to be desired. He has tried to organize a temperance society but he is preaching in the desert. May the new year see Leray able to pay off the debt of the archdiocese.

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