University of Notre Dame

Calendar: 1824


(Flaget), Benedict Joseph, Bp. of Bards.
Bardstown, Kentucky

to Bishop Edward Fenwick
Cincinnati, Ohio

His failure to send Father (Patrick) Kenrick was caused by the great need of him in Bardstown. Expressed regret that Father Hill cannot take care of his great number of converts. Tells him to give certain funds to Messers. Cuddy and Murphy. Madame More said she would send an ornament for him but it has not arrived. Writes words of encouragement.

II-4-d A.L.S. 1p. 8vo. (French)

1824 Jan. 1

(Bruté, Father Simon)
(Emmitsburg, Maryland)

to (Catherine) Joseph(in)e Seton
( )

(A drawing of a crucifix heads the first page). Jesus will not suffer or love alone. The writer will with him. (On the reverse is a note:) Christ alone bears the undeserved load as he goes out of Jerusalem but shares it to all who believe in him. Love of His mother or tears of friends, the shouts of the Jews as bodily weariness do not retard him from accomplishing his Father's commandment. (Bruté) asks that the Saviour's image be imprinted on her heart and that she may live and die under hHis shade. Love. Jesus will not suffer or love alone.

II-1-a Note 2pp.

1824 Jan. 3

Egan, Father Mich(ae)l, De Burgo
(Emmitsburg, Maryland)

to Miss (Catherine) Josephine Seton
Baltimore, Maryland

He is sending this letter and season's greetings by Mr. Bedford who is returning to Baltimore. He spent his Christmas in Frederickstown assisting the missionary priest. He missed seeing (Marquis de) Lafayette there as (he had missed seeing him) in every other city, for he had to return two days before Lafayette arrived. Father John Du Bois could not see Lafayette or invite him to the Seminary, but expects to do so in the spring. Egan is writing her on Monday the 1st of the month, her day. Thus he does not forget her, nor will he forget Mother (Elizabeth Seton) at her fourth anniversary. He offers the Holy Sacrifice with the intention that if she is in heaven the merits will go to Richard. He is bound to pray for her who told him that at her last breath she would have him on her heart. Their mother will intercede for her, William, himself, and all dear to her in life. He asks when William will return and when she will visit the Mount. He asks for Mrs. Duplex, whom he wrote from Philadelphia. All at the Mount are well. Sister Martha is fat and lively. Sister Angela is recovering, Sister Margaret is in Frederick for the opening of School. He asks to be remembered to Miss Ellen Wiseman, Ch(arle)s Harper and Carroll. He writes in haste. He hopes and prays she will be settled and happy.

II-1-a A.L.S. 2pp. 16mo.

(1824) Jan. 8

B(ru)té, (Father) S(imon)
Emmitsburg, Maryland

to (Catherine) Josephine (Seton)
Emmitsburg, Maryland

"One day more..." It is near the 4th. Bruté asks whether he can pass the day without "trying" his union to her sorrow. A priest's care for spirituals is most sacred to be assumed among the heavenly ones. If God gave him grace for it or if he could transmit to her the grace of the father of orphans... He weeps now. He wept earlier today at the altar and since upon receiving back books used by mother. Every heart feels Josephine's pain but God alone will remain in her heart as true father and friend. The most precious things of sympathy and love in this world are imperfect and unavailing. His mother in France whom he will see no more told him that God alone is the unabating friend. The hurry and business of life soon carries every one his own way so that even the kindliest cannot offer much care to the wounded soul, God alone within keeps company with her at whatever she is engaged. He speaks to her of his divine rights and will and her trust in His providence which, caring for His least creatures, must care much more for men. She is happy in having honoured His providence by the side of her suffering mother. "...let us turn wholy that side." She should indeed do what prudence and friends show best, but should feel that her whole confidence and solace rests "the only side of God." Love and submission to Him bring blessings. These two wards will come to her always from that grave or rather from beyond. To the last her mother spoke of love and embrace of the most high will. If Josephine makes this submission day and night she will be blessed even in her present excess of grief. He asks her to receive kindly this father of the soul as he comes round the bleeding heart. The Christ does not offer assuming words, "How silent rather he would remain." Bruté only repeats, as from the heart of Josephine's mother, the one name which is duty, comfort and hope: God, the Trinity. Saints and angels say it and mother "though we pray, we hope."
P.S. Bruté asks her to take back this picture (not present) sent to Bec--the sketch when but three and the two books of a Kempis and La Valliere(?).

II-1-a A.L. 4pp. 12mo.

1824 Jan. 11

Velzi, O.P., Father Joseph, Superior General

to the Dominican's Province of St. Joseph
United States

Since the Order was founded to preach and save souls, Velzi is pleased to fulfill this duty. Since Bishop Edward Fenwick of Cincinnati, one of their brethern has obtained members of their order from the province of St. Joseph in the diocese of Bardstown, and the distance from the Convent of St. Rose to Cincinnati is so great, Velzi decrees that the house of the Order in the new diocese shall not be subject to the Provincial at St. Rose but shall be subject directly to the Superior General as if it were a new province. He hopes that they will imitate the zeal of St. Louis Bertrand and he names the province after him. The new province will take in the whole diocese of Cincinnati, as that of St. Joseph takes in the whole diocese of Bardstown. The members of the society are urged to enter into this new field with zeal and to bear the trials that await them. God is asked to bless their labors.
Signed by Father Joseph Alberti for Father Alexander Bardani, Vicar to the Superior General. This copy has been made by Father Hyacinth Boetti, O.P. for Father Frederick Rese, secretary of the bishop of Cincinnati.

III-2-f D.S. (Latin and sealed) 1p. 4to.

1824 Jan. 12

Propaganda de Fide Sacr. Congregation Rome (signed by) PietroCaprano Abp. Iconienses (Segr.)

to Frederick Rese

The Secretary of the Propaganda states that the 1,200 scudi given by Leo XII and Sacred Congregation to Fenwick as a payment for vestments and other sacred objects may not be used for another purpose not even for the Order of Preachers.

II-4-d A.L.S. 1p. 8vo.

1824 Jan. 24

Somalia, Julius, Cardinal de Proprefect and Dean of the Sacred College

to Bishop Edward (Dominic) Fenwick
Cincinnati, (Ohio)

It has been made known to Fenwick by Pope Leo XII through a rescript of Nov. 8, 1823 that the Pope has decided the territory of Michigan and the Northwest previously committed to the care of Fenwick is to be set aside a new diocese and that he asked the Sacred Congregation to designate to him someone suitable for this bishopric. The decisions of the Sacred Congregation in a meeting of Dec. 4, 1823 also have been made known to Fenwick and a letter was sent to Archbishop Marechal asking him to call a council on these things so that the new diocese be set in good order and the new bishop have the proper liberty. All these things are contained in a letter to Archbishop Ambrose Marechal which is attached to this letter so that the Archbishop can explain them to Fenwick when he comes to Baltimore for that purpose as he promised to do when he was in Rome. No. 6. Archbishop Peter Capranus of Iconium signs as secretary.

III-2-f L.S. (Latin) 1p. 8vo.

1824 Feb. 9
Richard, Father Gabriel: Washington, (D.C.)
 to  Father Simon (Gabriel) Brute: (Emmitsburg, Maryland)

Since Brute is going to disembark at Bordeaux Richard asks that he call on his brother a clerk there at bureau des classes a Saintes. Brute will give him the letter he sends and also for an answer. He asks that Brute obtain for him or have sent to New York in Care of Bishop John Conely (John Connolly). He lists a whole page and a half of articles and books. He asks him to show the list to Father Duclaux, Father Garnier and especially to Father (Stephen Theodore) Badin to held him fill it and perhaps surpass it. If he cannot obtain proper aid he will advance to Baltimore or to New York. The sum of $200 and if that is not enough it is to be retrenched leaving out the chalice the ciborium, the censer and even the ostensorium. From his brother he hopes that Brute will obtain two barrels of wine, one for Brute and the other for Richard to be sent to New York and choose for him an agent in Paris from among the clergy of Paris, Bordeaux, or Havre De Grace to take care of the poor church and particularly of the poor Indians of Michigan. At Bordeaux he should visit Madame Fournier, sister of Bishop DuBourg. If she is rich she may send some gifts for the poor Indians of Michigan. He is to speak of him to the Archbishop of Bordeaux and the Bishop of De Saintes. He wishes Brute a safe voyage. (He tells him on the cover to read this letter at Havre de Grace, Paris, at Saintes and Bordeaux.

II-3-o - A.S.L. - (French)

1824 Feb. 11
Richard, Father Gabriel: Washington, (D.C.)
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: Emmitsburg, Maryland

Enclosed Brute will find a letter for Father Garnier in Paris and another for Bishop (Edward Dominic) Fenwick which Brute will give or send when and where opportunity occurs. By this mail he has sent to Father (Jean) Dubois a public document in relation to the sale of public document in relation to the sale of public lands in the Territory of Michigan on the first Monday of June and on the first Monday of July next. Should Dubois be disposed to buy and pay for land a much as it may be necessary to repay the $200 if he will give them to his account. As the time is short he asks that the answer come soon enough that he can write to Brute again before he leaves Emmitsburg or at least before he leaves New York. He asks Brute to tell him when he is leaving for New York and from New York. P.S. Brute is to add to the memorandum a small ritual in Latin with the rubrics in the French language for Father (Stephen Theodore) Badin who lost one of that kind and he says he will be uneasy until he gets another one. Give my compliments to Father Hickey. The letter directed to Bishop Fenwick will be delivered by Father Dubois.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (English) - 2pp. {4to.} 3

1824 Feb. 19
Richard, Father Gabriel: Washington, (D.C.)
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: New York, New York

Yesterday he received Brute's letter of Feb. 12 and thanks him for the news it contains. It appears that his letter containing one for Father Garnier has not yet been received by Brute before he left for New York. Just as soon as he receives answer from Brute of Father John Dubois he will write again to New York. In case the letter does not arrive before Brute leaves he is to instruct Mr. Bernard Eyquem how to direct it. Here enclosed are 4 letters which Brute's friend Mr. Lucas handed to him. He had not seen nor could read the little note Brute left at Richard's desk at the House of Representatives. But when I mentioned the contents to him he said he would not fail to remember Brute on the seas. Gabriel will join him. P.S. Gabriel will try to go to Emmitsburg. He sends his regards to Bernard Eyquem.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (English) - 1p.3

1824 Mar. 30

Jouglet, A., Consul ad interim
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Passport issued to Father Anthony Blanc, pastor of Point Coupee, going to Nantes. Given on attestation of Father Michael Portier and Father Auguste Jeanjean. Signed also by the chancellor of the Consul, Leon Chabert. On the back of the passport are stamps and signatures of officials at St. Nazaire, Paris, and Nantes for his return to New Orleans.

V-4-d D.S. (French) 2pp. folio

(1824) Mar. 31

DuBourg, Bishop Louis William Valentine
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

DuBourg has given Father Anthony Blanc, a priest of his diocese, permission to go to France on family business. DuBourg recommends Blanc to the prelates and ecclesiastics en route. Also signed by Father (Louis) Moni, prosecretary.

V-4-d A.D.S. (Latin) 1p. folio

1824 April 21
(Cheverus) Bishop John: Paris, France
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: Paris, France

Cheverus will go to the seminary to see Brute and if he is not there he will leave a little note. He received the day before a letter from (Father John Francis) Moranville. He has already made some efforts. He hopes to have some money for him from the Grand Almonerie and he will also try to get him admitted to the Asylum of Maria Therese. He will write as soon as he has any positive news. He is undergoing cruel thoughts. He almost found a means of escape but another was more successful. He will give the details to the Archbishop (Ambrose Marechal). He hopes they will pardon him and pray for him. There can be for him not greater consolation than to do something for the church in America. He wishes Brute a happy journey. His brother is at Mayenne. His sister whom Brute saw at Laval is in heaven he hopes.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp.4to.

1824 May 9

Capranus, Peter Archbishop Inconiensis, Secretary
Rome, (Papal States)

to (Bishop Edward Dominic Fenwick, O.P.)
(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Caius has incurred several impediments of consanguinity and affinity by illicit intercourse from which children were born and then against the advice of the priest has entered into civil marriage with one, a counsin of the second degree of kindred, to whom he wishes to be legally married. This party is now with child by subsequent sins and he asks the dispensation to enable him to marry her promising to fulfill any penance imposed by the Pope or by the Bishop of Cincinnati. In the audience of May 9, 1824, Pope Leo XII ordered the secretary of the Sacred Congregation, Archbishop Capranus, to a discreet and approved confessor, after a sacramental confession and the removal of the occasion of sins with the other parties and after the manifestation of real penitance, the faculty of absolving the penitant from the sins and censures and penalties and of dispensing from the several impediments of consanguinity and affinity and of uniting them in marriage and of legitimating the children of this union if matters are as represented. (In the Detroit collection).

III-2-f D.S. (Latin) 2pp. 8vo.

1824 May 12

Tramilon, Marie Pierre Thomas
Nice, France

to (Bishop Edward Fenwick)
Cincinnati at Lyons

Acknowledges his letter - Expresses her desire to accept a commission he has offered her but she has been advised to refer him to Monseignor Jean Baptiste Collonna D'Istria. Includes a letter M. le Baron Blanc de Loire, through which by others mentioned he may have access to the king. Expresses her own incapacity to go to the American missions.

II-4-d A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 8vo.

1824 May 20

Baccari, (C.M.), Father Francis Anthony
Ferrara, (Italy)

Having considered the climate of North America, much different from that of Italy, and that it requires different clothing, Baccari as vicar general of the (Vincentians), sends the Superior of St. Mary of the Barrens the permission for all their priests and brothers to determine the type of clothing they need.

IV-3-i D.S. (Italian) 1p. 4to.

1824 May 23
Badin, Father S(tephen) T(heodore): ( )
 to  (Father Simon Gabriel Brute): Rennes, France

Badin acknowledges Brute's letters of March 15 and 18 and asks to be excused for his delay because of illness. By the delay he is able to send word of Bishop (Edward Dominic) Fenwick who is to leave Lyons May 25. Fenwick's letter of May 20 Badin just received. He will lodge with Badin. Badin has not visited Lyons because he followed Brute's opinion but the Bishop of Metz thought he should and promised to give introductory letters. Badin has spent some time on his memoir to be presented to the minister of foreign affairs but would like to consult Brute and Fenwick before presenting it. Bishop (Benedict Joseph) Flaget seems to agree with Brute about the Trappists in the United States and Badin thinks he should study theology before entering on the arts altough he believes piety is sometimes a substitute for learning. Father John Leo Champomier of Vincennes has written Badin an interesting letter. The Duke of Rohan is with the Duke of Luques. A letter from London informs Badin that a French Visitandine is at Avignon hoping to found an English mission. She was told 4 years ago that the foundation should be made by a bishop who since dies Badin thinks that there might be some question that the foundation would be made by Kentucky or somewhere else in the United States. She beleives in Provindence, arriving without passport, money, letter of her superior or any other ecclesiastical authority. She is about 46 years old and of a delicate constitution, well instructed in the rules of her state and of desirable piety. This is from a letter of May 18 of Father de la Porte. Badin asks what Brute thinks of it. Respecting the cure of Miss Carburey, Badin praises the prudence of Archbishop (Ambrose Marechal). P.S. Badin has heard nothing of what Brute left in the carriage. The mail was sealed when he went to the post office. He has seen and heard Bishop (John) Cheverus and opens the letter to say that Father Moranville died May 15. The letter is written on the inside page of a printer announcement on the Mission of Kentucky which describes the diocese of Flaget and its needs, together with names of priests in Paris who may be approached on the subject.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (English) - 2pp. {7}

1824 Jun. 12

Ch Fr. Abp. of Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France

to Bishop Edward Fenwick
Bishop of Cincinnati then in Paris

Testimony of the Archbishop's great regard for M. Rigagnon whom he will permit to return to the diocese to exercise his ministry or to beg for Cincinnati.

A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.

1824 Jun. 26

Added draft of letter to Archbishop of Rhiems by Fenwick, in which he acknowledges receipt of 1000 francs through M. Perault, secretary of the Grande Aumonerie.

L.S. 1p. 12mo.

Another draft addressed to Monseigneur -- in which he recommends the needs of the diocese and its prospects. Added note speaks of ships sailing frequently from Marseilles for New Orleans, through which things can be sent to Cincinnati.

II-4-d A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.

1824 Jun. 20

Montmorency, D. Mattiem de
Dampierre, France

to Bishop Edward Fenwick

Received letter asking audience with the Duchess of Angouleme. Does not arrange these things any more. Failed to answer because he lost Fenwick's address. She grants few audiences now. Regards to Father Badin.

II-4-d A.L.S. (French) 12mo.

Added letter to the Duke (possibly of Angouleme) thanking him for invitation to visit him. Asks if he may bring Father Theodore Stephen Badin with him.

(Copy A.L.S. (French) 12mo.

1824 Jun. 26

Somalia, Julius de Cardinal Proprefect

to Bishop Edward (Dominic) Fenwick
Cincinnati (Ohio) (then in) Paris

Cardinal de Somalia sends to Fenwick a bond for Father Antonio Perier, the pontifical vice consul at Marseilles which Fenwick is to acknowledge and then keep until he decides how he intends to ship all those things, which have been given to him by the Pope and the Sacred Congregation for his diocese and which are already at that port. Fenwick is to write there and announce his plans for shipping the gifts. Father (Phillip) Borgna C.M. of Louisiana is about to saif from Marseilles and the Cardinal suggests that Fenwick send the gifts under his care. In the meantime he adds a list of the gifts stating that these are given him as bishop of Cincinnati and not as a Dominican and as a member of any order or even as a secular priest. No. 9 Archbishop Peter Capranus of Iconia signs as secretary.
(The enclosed list) includes the donations of Pope Leo XII and the Sacred Congregation, the gifts of Prince Charles Louis of Spain and Duke of Lucca, the Countess Money and the notice of the pictures given by Cardinal (Joseph) Fesch and the rector of the Propaganda.

III-2-f A.S. (Letter Latin, notes Italian)

4pp. 8vo.

1824 Jul. 5

Fenwick, Edward (Bishop of)

to Madame ------------?

Letter dated at Paris on Quinse Virgts in which he as a missionary bishop burdened with debt - without revenue - or seminary - or almost without priests, asks her cooperation.

II-4-d A.L.S. (French) 1p. 8vo.

1824 July 24
Badin, Father S(tephen) T(heodore): (Paris, France)
 to  Messieurs Glot Francois et Robillard: (Paris, France)

Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute, an American missionary wishes them to have charge of his baggage. They will send it to the place where he is to embark and he will take charge of it there until it reaches the United States. On the second page of this is a brief description of the Mission of Kentucky. It tells the brief account of the accomplishments of Bishop (Benedict Joseph) Flaget, the ecclesiastical data on the diocese and their needs, suggesting that many churches and priests have extra ornaments and statues which they could send to this needy diocese as well as money. They can send them to Abbe Desjardin, McChapelier, Madame de la Calprade or Badin.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p.2

1824 Aug. 5
Badin, Father (Stephen) (Theodore): (Paris, France)
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: (Paris, France)

Badin regrets that the time for Brute's departure is near and he will not be able to greet him for probably the last time of his life. He is sorry for the mistakes he has made. He asks Brute to accept the donations of the Association of the Propagation destined for Kentucky. Father DeLamennais will give him them or indicate another to do so. He is fatigued having had to write to Father Wheeler as desired by Bishop (Benedict Joseph) Flaget. Mr. John Rogers the architect of Bardstown wants to go with Brute and will take charge of the "plunder". He has assigned it for transportation to his friends MM. Francois etc. Perhaps he will return before Brute departs but if not he wishes him well in his plans and for the voyage. (Enclosed is a letter of Brute to a prelate): In case Badin has not presented the letter of Father (Gabriel) Richard he mentions three special requests from the letter: 1. the list of books, 2. to demand wine from his brother at Saintes. Brute has written a letter about this but has no reply, 3. to get an agent for the mission of Michigan. Baind has a copy of this note. Brute was wrong in remitting the money to Mr. Bellamy although that was what he told the Monsigneur Bishop Edward Dominic Fenwick What he told Father Gicquek was nearly the (Monseigneur) is to explain the matter 100 francs any how he sends him what he has received except 30 francs for which he is responsible to (Fenwick). He has recommended Michigan and Phio as much as he can, often more that he spoke of the needs of Emmitsburg especially in the face of that fire which should deprive Father (Jean) Dubois who created all as well as the work of Fathers Elder, Byrne and others.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp.6

1824 Aug. 14

Orsi, Fra Cristiano, Prior
Livorno, Italy Convent of S. Caterina

to (Bishop Edward Fenwick)

That he is sending him 4 chasibles and other vestments - thanks him for benefactions for friends in Topana. Some wealthy man named Borga says he has a box of relics belonging to Bishop Fenwick.

II-4-d A.L.S. (Italian) 1p. 8vo.

1824 August 26
Delbreil, Father Ph: Montauban, (France)
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: (Paris, France)

Delbreil is pleased to have some direct news from Brute after ten years. He would enjoy more to speak to him verbally but fear that they will not meet until they meet in haven. He blessed the Lord for the progress of the church in North America. Brute is fortunate to have been called to contribute to this growth personally. He has only a small sum of 70 francs to send. This is not for lack of feeling but because of the poverty to their church since the revolution. Even the presence of a Bishop (Jean Cheverus) which America has contributed does not really change their position. They cannot obtain means to restore the Baltimore seminary destroyed by fire when they cannot take care of their own needs. He sends this sum more as a mark of their good will that as a suitable contribution. Delbreil asks Brute to give his respects to Father Duclaux. P. S. He is going to take this letter to the Bishop (Cheverus) who will enclose a donation. He wishes to spare Brute the trouble of going to the post office twice. He will give Brute more tahn Delbreil can afford. To this Bishop Brute adds a note that Brute is to accept a trifle from a poor bishop who is obliged to send $400 to America. P. S. he adds this to what Delbreil brought to save Brute another trip to the post office.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 2pp. {4to.} 2

1824 Sep. 5

Rese. Father F(rederick)
New York, N.Y.

to Bishop Edward Fenwick
Cincinnati, Ohio
c/o Bp. Wm. Poynter, V.A. London, England

Rese and his party left Bordeaux July 25, arrived in New York Aug. 30th - All well including Father (Jean) Bellamy and Sister St. Paul of the Sisters of Mercy. Proposed to keep the latter at Cincinnati, if Father (John Augustine) Hill (O.P.) does not object, until Fenwick's arrival because she says that other sisters intend education. Have had customs trouble about their books - Are going to see the French consul. All praise Captain Lambert of the boat and recommend him to Fenwick. (Added note) Giving the names and address of persons to whom Fenwick should apply for assistance when he arrived. Leaves the wine in the office of the Customs.

II-4-d A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo. (French) (Letter in had condition)

1824 Sep. 22

Fenwick, Edward (Bishop) of

to Flagett, Benedict Joseph Bishop of
Bardstown, Kentucky

Note written at 53 Truth St. Soho London in which Fenwick says he has constituted Flaget as his heir in trust to deliver to his successor all the property he possesses as Bishop of Cincinnati.

II-4-d A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.

1824 Sept. 23
(Cheverus) Jean Bishop of: Montauban, (France)
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: (Paris, France)

At the moment he seals his package for Havre he received Brute's letter from Paris. His heart follows Brute as does that of their saintly friend. He expects the nomination of his successor to write to Archbishop (Ambrose Marechal). Brute is to give Marechal his respects, to all at St. Sulpice and to Father (Jean) Dubois. Assure Mr. Larue that he will not forget his son. P.S. If Captain Robinson is at Havre Brute is to give him his regards.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (French) - 1p.1

1824 Oct. 8

Frere, J. M.
Antwerp (Belgium)

to (Bishop) Edward Fenwick
of Cincinnati (then in London)

Acknowledges letter from Fenwick as well as one from Fr. (Stephen Theodore) Badin at Amsterdam. Mr. Frere is ill with fever - Has received of Mrs. Moore money and books for Bishop Flaget also for Father Quikkenborne. Mentions Ferdinand Lemaire, G.F. DeBoy and Mr. Wellaert.

II-4-d A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 8vo.
Note on back - answered 10 Feb. 25.

1824 Nov. 15
Egan, Father Mich(ael) Burgo: Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: (New York)

Egan received Brute's kind note this evening after returning from the wharf where he had been expecting the arrival of Brute. When he heard of Brute's safe arrival he determined to wait until Thursday to accompany him but he would have to leave Thursday for Baltimore. He need not express his joy at Brute's return. He hopes he will never again be separated from the (St. Mary's) Mountain. Father (Jean) Dubois is much in need of his assistance, although he has borne with fortitude the crosses that have been sent him. He has written that all goes well and that the new seminary is nearly under roof. He had been away from the seminary for five months as Sister Betsy had probably told him. He has replaced Brute's books but in disorder since the fire. The sisters are well and ask to be remembered. Sister Josephine Seton is there and would like to see Brute. She will go to Baltimore next week. Mr. Smith is there with Father Hurley also Mr. Curran who is here for the subsciption. Father McGerry is stationed with Father (John) McElroy at Fredericktown. Egan speaks of the dissipation he has endured since his ordination. But he hopes to enjoy their peaceful solitude with Brute. If Brute is not coming by Wednesday or Thursday he should write Edgan whether he is to wait for him at Philadelphia. There will be a solemn celebration for Louis XVIII this week. Father Roloff expects Brute to stay with him. He sends respects to Sister Betsy, Sister Agnes and the others.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (English) - 1p. {4to.} 3

1824 Dec. 4
Richard, Father G(abriel): Washington, (D.C.)
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: (Emmitsburg, Maryland)

He has sent to Brute at Brown's hotel a pack containing Kolhman's work on Unitarianism, one pamphlet on Prince Hohenlohe with 50 engravings of the prince ten engravings of his church in Detroit and one subscription paper for finishing the church. Brute is to give the engraving to those who subscribe $1 or more. P.S. When Brute arrives in Baltimore he is to enclose for him two orders on the Bishops of Cincinnati and Bardstown and assure Father (Jean) Dubois of his affection as also for the students and the Sisters. He asks prayers since there is hope of success relative to the establishment among the Indians.

II-3-o - A.L.S. - (English) - 1p.1

1824 Dec. 14

Poynter, William Bishop, Vicar Apostolic of

(to Bishop Edward Fenwick of

Announces receipt of a donation of 100 pounds for Fenwick from a gentleman of Lancashire, which was placed with Messrs. Wrights & Co., Bankers. Fenwick's credit there is 213 pounds 3:11 - Four letters for Fenwick also arrived. Poynter also mentions letters received from Father Hill and Father Stephen Theodore Badin.

II-4-d A.L.S. 1p. 8vo.

1824 Dec. 20

Frere, J. M.
Antwerp, Belgium

to (Bishop Edward) Fenwick

Announce death of his father-in-law Mr. Voermans - Mrs. Frere and his own family well.
Has received from Pere Mahandeon, O.P. of Brussels 5406:70 francs of which 3886 francs are from an unnamed person for 200 Mass intentions - Has received sums to cover expenses of goods shipped to Fenwick and to Bishop William Dubourg at New Orleans. Sends bill of :27 4-9 pounds for Fenwick to Wright & Co. - Also 35:15:4 pounds for Bishop Flaget. Wants to know if Fenwick received anything from Baron Rotschild.

II-4-d A.L.S. 3pp. 8vo.