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1864 Sep

Shea, John
New York (City)

To (Orestes A. Brownson)
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Shea wishes to buy the Historical Magazine, copies of which were exchanged for the Review, at two dollars per volume. Shea will send the money upon receipt of the copies. He sends his condolences to Brownson on the loss of his son.

I-4-c A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 1

John, (O.P.), Sister Mary
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

As the number of boarders is increasing and their present building is inadequate they are contemplating purchasing Mrs. (Clara) Macé's property at Greenville. For some time Father (Jeremiah) Moynihan has had it in view. They ask Odin's permission to see the place and decide whether it will suit. On similar occasions the Community of Cabra obtained permission from the Archbishop of Dublin.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 1

McCloskey, Father W(illia)m
Rome, (Italy)

To Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland of Hartford
(Providence, Rhode Island)

By the same mail McFarland will probably receive a letter from Mr. Charlton asking permission to enter the English College. The only reason given McCloskey was his desire to benefit by the lectures of the Roman College. But McCloskey thinks the real motive is because a companion, a convert, has lately gone over to Collegio Pio, a part of the English College. The Rector insists on only two classes a day and permits them to go out alone dressed as simple priests. He does not know Charlton's age but if he is 24 he can get in there, and his last year in Rome will be spent in Pio. McCloskey thinks he seeks more the Roman College than the lectures. His self love has been wounded. When he pleaded illness, McCloskey permitted him to read his sermon instead of delivering it. But he spent six months in the country and walked as much as six miles between 4 o'clock and sunset. He changed very much in the country, staying in a Franciscan convent and with a priest at Frascati. Since he has been very much dissatisfied with himself and everybody else, McCloskey thinks that the change will do him no good. His companion at the convent was the convert. If these changes are allowed the influence of the snug harbor at Pio will be great. The Cardinal is too dignified to say anything. McCloskey thinks that a student should stay at the same college once he has come.

I-1-b A.L.S. 4pp. 8vo.
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1864 Sep 1

Shea, John G(ilmary)
New York, (New York)

To Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Shea is again compiling the Catholic Almanac and hopes that affairs have so far regained their normal condition that Odin can make a list of priests, at least. The Bishop of Montreal, some years since, found at Rome the portrait of Bishop Francis Porro (y Peinado) of New Orleans, whose name, on Shea's authority, has been inserted in the Almanac. If he was merely bishop-elect, his name should not appear.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 2

Elder, William Henry Bishop of
Natchez, (Mississippi)

To Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

If the military draft should affect any of their clergy, Elder ought to be prepared to advise them. He would wish to act in such a way as will satisfy the authorities and at the same time provide for the sacredness of the priesthood. Elder would like Odin's counsel. He can address his letter to Peter Grant whose store is at the landing.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 4to.
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1864 Sep 2

Hunt, Brigadier General
New York City

to (Fifth Infantry Artillery Band)

The band is detailed for duty in the funeral escort to the remains of the late Captain (Edward) Brownson. The band will report to Captain H(enry) F. Brownson at Elizabeth, N.J. at nine o'clock. It will return to its post after the duty is completed.

(Signed) A.R. Fiske, Assistant Adjutant General.

I-4-c Military Orders signed 1p. 8vo.
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1864 Sep 2

O'Gorman, Richard
(New York, New York)

To J(ames Alphonsus) McMaster
(New York, New York)

O'Gorman tells McMaster that an old friend of his from Kentucky is greatly taken with his many virtues and wishes to meet McMaster. O'Gorman would also like McMaster to meet his friend. He invites McMaster to dine with him at 5:30 o'clock on Monday at a restaurant on the corner of 14th Street and 5th Avenue. Here McMaster will be able to meet O'Gorman's friend.

I-1-m A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 3

New York Tablet

Obituary notice of Captain Edward P. Brownson, who fell mortally wounded in the hard fought battle of Thursday, August 25, 1864 at Reams's Station, on the Weldon Railroad. This Captain Brownson served on General Hancock's staff and was the son of Dr. O.A. Brownson and brother of Captain Henry Brownson of General Hays' staff. Many will mourn the untimely death of this brave and most promising young officer, whose estimable conduct had made him beloved as well as respected by his brother officers and the men under his command. Three years ago he graduated from Fordham and on his graduation day great things were predicted for this modest appearing, clear-eyed, clean-cut youth. It has been said by all who ever knew or saw him that there was no purer spirit of patriotism, no loftier or more unselfish motives than his. Captain Brownson first served in General Fremont's staff, and for several months past in General Hancock's A.C. and Commissary of Musters where he was constantly engaged in active service. He came home on leave of absence after being wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness. At that time he was impatient to return to active duty and he returned to his dangerous post before his wound was entirely healed. Captain Brownson led a pure, Christian life and the assurance in this case seems well founded. He was a source of example and inspiration to his fellow officers. Oftentimes he is reported to have walked several miles on a Sunday morning rather than lose Mass. The family of Captain Brownson suffered a great loss.

I-5-i Clipping column
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1864 Sep 3

Spalding, M(artin) J., Archbishop of Baltimore
Baltimore, (Maryland)

To Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell
of Cincinnati, Ohio

At the late informal meeting of the Bishops of the Province of New York, Spalding was requested to make out a case regarding the Fenians to be sent to Rome for a decision. He would like Purcell to send him some suggestions as to the Society of the Fenians. He has just read a letter of congratulations from the Most Rev. Dr. (Paul) Cullen, who says the Fenians have little influence in Ireland. Cullen reports on the authority of Monseigneur Talbott, now in Dublin, that the health of the Pope is now entirely restored. Spalding supposes that Archbishop (John) McCloskey has communicated to Purcell the names presented for Albany. Also, Purcell has doubtlessly written to Rome concerning his recommendations for Louisville . Spalding appreciates Purcell's meeting him and others in Detroit.

II-5-b A.L.S. 4pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 4

Malone, Father S.
Brooklyn, (N.Y.)

To (Orestes A.) Brownson
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Malone tenders his sympathies to Brownson and his family over the ceremony that they will share in on the morrow. The schools open tomorrow and he must be present. If there are not many of the clergy present tomorrow, it will be because of school opening. Last week he told his bishop that he would be present at Captain (Edward) Brownson's funeral without realizing his duties. What (Orestes) Brownson has done for Catholicism far surpasses the questionable work of the McMasters' and the Mullaleys.

I-4-c A.L.S. 3pp. 18mo.
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1864 Sep 5

Joos, Father Ed(ward)
Monroe, (Michigan)

to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere)
(Detroit, Michigan)

Joos acknowledges Lefevere's letter of September 2. Business in Deerfield kept Joos from visiting Lefevere. Preparations for the Sisters, (Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary) are completed. Joos suggests that the Sisters be sent Friday afternoon since Lefevere is due in Stony Creek, and in Monroe Saturday noon. Doubts are expressed from different quarters as regards the success of the mission because of the dissatisfaction of many for the loss of the brothers (Christian Brothers?). Joos wants Father Peter Hennaert and Father Gustave Limpens to cooperate most actively for the success of the mission and the future operations of their little Institution. Joos hopes to see Lefevere next Thursday at the Conference.

III-2-k A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 5

O'Gorman, Rich(ard)
New York, (New York)

To James Alphonsus McMaster
(New York, New York)

O'Gorman wonders if McMaster received his letter inviting him to dine with him at 5:30 on that day. He is anxious to have him come and urges him to do so if it is at all possible.

I-1-m A.L.S. 1p. 12mo
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1864 Sep 6

Hendricken, Father Thomas F.
Waterbury, Conn(ecticut)

To Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland
of Hartford Providence, Rhode Island)

He will go to Montreal next week for a day or two and would transact his business more pleasantly if he had a letter of good standing from McFarland, particularly at the College where he is unacquainted. His business is private. Lalor and Fitzpatrick wish to go to Troy. They commence their theology this term. He promised to mention it to McFarland.

I-1-b A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 6

Dinnies, J.C.
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

To Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He has read the correspondence of Bishop (William Henry) Elder with Colonel M(ason) Brayman. He rejoices that Elder was blessed by suffering the partial martyrdom of exile and imprisonment. Dinnies would suggest to Brayman the propriety of writing his name in full lest he be mistaken for a certain Mason Brayman formerly an elder of a Presbyterian society in Chicago who was accused of embezzling for which he was sent to the Illinois penitentiary. Uncharitable tongues might cause the two persons of being the same.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 3pp. 8vo.
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1864 Sep 6

Filoppi, G. (?)
Pontecorvo, (Italy)

Filoppi, as mayor, certifies that Father Horace Cajone this year taught in the public schools of this city bringing much profit to the young people.

V-2-h D.S. (Italian) 1p. 4to.
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1864 Sep 6

(Schorlemer), R.G.S., Sister Marie de Ste. Thérèse
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

This morning Sister Mary of St. Teresa (of Jesus Raymont, R.G.S.) told (Schorlemer) of her interview with (Odin). (Schorlemer) is grieved that a religious of the (Sister s of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd) has acted thus. St. Teresa promised to leave on the boat Saturday but Father (Henry Riordan) Roirdan has just said that he would not go until next week. (Schorlemer's) letter to the Superior of New York telling os St. Teresa's impending arrival will be on a boat leaving tomorrow morning. (Riordan) has had some of his furniture, dishes, and glassware taken away. (Schorlemer) is afraid that he is thinking of accompanying St. Teresa. At the same time that (Schorlemer), in order to follow the rule, asks (Odin) to give them permission to let the workmen, doctor, working women, the priests who wish to see the classes, and Mr. (Donohoe) Donahau, their buyer, (Riordan) takes their barrels of flour and meat for payment; can he do that? Twice, men have come in to see the house because the Governor has destined some sums to be distributed in the poor institutions. Nothing has come to them yet; did it fall into (Riordan's) hands? When (Schorlemer) asked him this morning if he had money for St. Teresa's trip he said he did not have $25. But (Schorlemer) has it.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 7

Barbour, W(illia)m D.
Matagorda, (Texas)

To Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Mrs. Stanley, his mother-in-law, now deceased, former owner of Avena, mother of Silvia whom the late Ja(me)s W. Byrne placed at a convent in New Orleans, received a letter from Byrne in 1860 in which he stated he would leave papers with Odin manumitting the girl and making provision for her support and education. Avena is now in Barbour's possession and is anxious to hear from her daughter. Barbour asks for news of her through the bearer of this letter.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 8

Berthet, Father P(eter)
St. Etienne, (France)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

He takes advantage of Father (Auguste Barthelemy) Langlois's departure to repeat the request he made in a preceding letter. The time for his return is drawing near and he has no way to pay his expenses. Bishop Dubuis had promised to furnish it through Father Denavit but the director has received no word. If Odin could advance it, Berthet is sure Dubuis would reimburse him. Berthet loves the old France but he still prefers Texas. Every time he goes to Lyons he sees Father (Henry) Rousselon. Berthet has had to place William) Meyer's son at the Minims College at Lyons; the child has no desire to return to his country.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 8

Lawler, Brigadier General M(ichael) K.
Morganza, L(ouisian)a

to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

He encloses a letter handed him by Father (Gilbert) Raymond. The superior of the convent at Opelousas will get permission from Lawler to go to New Orleans and he will try to get her permission to get what is needful for herself and Community and also wine for Raymond and his reverend brethren. (Odin) is to give Lawler's compliments to Father (Louis) Deynoo(d)t, pastor of St. Patrick's and tell him to send something to the less fortunate brethren in the ministry on the other side of the Miss(issippi) by the Sister. (Odin) is also to remember Lawler to the former pastor of Vermilionville, Father (E.J. Foltier), now at New Orleans; he has too much ability to have his light hid in such a bushel. Lawler must not forget his old friend of Carrolton, the chaplain, and the Sisters of the orphan asylum there.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 8

Meyer, W(illiam)
Liberty, Texas

to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Meyer wishes to know if Father (Peter Berthet) Pertée has arrived in France and in what school Meyer's son, Adolphe (Meyer) is. Meyer thinks Mr. Kuhn of Galveston will go to see Odin on his way to Europe. All who know Odin at Liberty send respects, Father (John Claude Neraz) Neras and Father (John Champin) Chambin, pastor, Mr. Berthier and family.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 1p. 4to.
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1864 Sep 8

(Rappe), A(madeus), Bishop of
Cleveland, (Ohio)

To Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell)
(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Before answering Purcell's letter he wished to convince himself that Father (Joseph) Goebbels took advantage of the good faith of the Bishop (Josue M. Young) of Erie to obtain his letter. Young promised to write to Goebbels but he forgot to do so. This explains the misunderstanding. Rappe encloses Young's letter of explanation. Rappe submits the facts to enable Purcell to see if Goebbels is authorized to desert his post and leave three churches without a pastor. Father (J.) Westerholt of Delphos (Ohio) arrived from Europe where he had hoped to get a priest to aid him in his immense mission. It is in such a moment that Goebbels used deceit to obtain admission into another diocese. Rappe protested against such procedure. He has never solicited a subject of another diocese. He encloses the following:

A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 12mo.

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1864 Sep 6

Young, (Josue) M., Bishop of Erie
Erie, P(ennsylvani)a

to Bishop Amadeus Rappe
Cleveland, (Ohio)

Young is sorry that he neglected until he forgot to write to Father Jos(eph) Goebbels, recalling the letter that he gave him for the Archbishop, especially since it has caused trouble between Rappe and the priest. Rappe can tell the Archbishop the facts. Young told him in Erie about the case. Young thought he had terminated his connection with Rappe and was free to attach himself to Cincinnati. To compensate him for not giving him Meadville which he had been led to expect Young gave him the letter of recommendation. Things would have been different had Young known the facts, but Goebbels deserves the recommendation minus these facts. Perhaps Rappe can spare him to the Archdiocese which needs laborers. The extravagance of zeal will be moderated by age under the supervision of the Archbishop.

II-5-b A.L.S. 8v.o. 2pp.
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1864 Sep 9

Brownson, Sarah M.
Elizabeth, New Jersey

to (Father) August F. Hewit
(New York City, New York)

Sarah does not know how to thank Father Hewit for his soul stirring sermon of last Monday. Sarah is afraid to ask for a copy. If written Sarah would like to have a copy. If left at D. and J. Sadlier's or at her brother's office, Sarah will receive it. Sarah would like to say more, but does not know how to express herself.

I-4-c A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 9

Dwenger, (C.PP.S.), Father Joseph
Wapakoneta, (Ohio)

To Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell)
of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Mr. James McFarland, brother of the bishop, married yesterday to a widow named Whetstone. Now Dwenger finds that he was previously married to a cousin of the lady. They were married in good faith, and there is prospect of conversion for the lady and two of her children and Dwenger asks for the proper dispensation. She has three children from her previous husband and has nine by his three former wives.

II-5-b A.L.S. 3pp.
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1864 Sep 9

Giraud, Richard A.
Houston, (Texas)

To Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Having this opportunity to write by Father Augustin (d'Asti, O.S.F.), Giraud tells Odin of the death of his Father (Theodore Eugene Giraud) in Monterey, Mexico on February 23. His mother, grandmother, and brother send respects.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 8vo.
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1864 Sep 9

O'G(orman), R(ichard)
(New York, New York)

To J(ames Alphonsus) McMaster
(New York, New York)

O'Gorman sends his regrets at not being able to get away since he is busy at the office, etc. He asks to be excused and inquires of McMaster as to what he thinks of the state of affairs now.

I-1-m A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 10

Healy, Father James A.
Boston, (Massachusetts)

To Bishop (Francis P. McFarland) of Hartford
(Providence, Rhode Island)

Bishop (John Fitzpatrick) of Boston asks Healy to give McFarland his greetings excusing himself because manual labor fatigues him. He wishes to know if there is any obstacle on the part of Mr. Bartley himself or his family to his ordination. Bartley has applied for admission to the diocese and an early answer will oblige.

I-1-b A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 10

(Odin), J(ohn) M., Archbishop of
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell)
of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He received Purcell's favor requesting him to collect from Dr. Mercier a sum due to the Seminary. The bill was left at his house but he has not called to settle it. Father ( ) Berthaud showed himself a good priest during his long residence in Louisiana; he was looked upon as a man of talents and a good preacher. He left the diocese of his own accord with the intention of entering a religious order. Berthaud will not give Purcell any grief. Poor Louisiana is in a sad condition. For want of hands its crops are almost an entire failure. All horses and mules have been taken by the government. Bishop (William H.) Elder had been exiled from his diocese but has been allowed to return again. His departure from Natchez was the occasion of a moving scene; the immense crowd knelt down for his blessing. They are under apprehension in Louisiana that the Catholic schools will be closed. The sisters and brothers refused to answer questions submitted to them. As yet no step has been taken by the military authority.

II-5-b A.L.S. 4pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 10

(Schorlemer), R.G.S. , Sister Marie de Ste. Thérèse
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Father (Henry Riordan) Roirdan and Sister St. Teresa (of Jesus Raymont, R.G.S.) seem to mock the wishes of their Superior General which (Odin) pointed out to the young nun. (Schorlemer) took the government men through the house explaining the aims and needs; she asked (Riordan) if anything came of it; he replied that he had received $1000 and disposed of it. (Schorlemer) has been here six weeks and knows nothing about the state of the house of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. (Riordan) is hardly ever there; there are many calls for him, often for large accounts. (Riordan) said there was no boat for New York this week; a woman told (Schorlemer) there was one tomorrow morning. (Schorlemer) asks (Odin) to find out and use his authority to have St. Teresa leave. She learned by chance that their buyer, (Mr. Donahoe) has a key for the wall where they take out their linen. She told him that keys must be kept inside; he has just come to her so drunk he cannot stand up, declaring that if she does not let him have the key he will quit. (Donahoe) seemed devoted and gets $50 a month. Would (Odin) approve of (Schorlemer) turning to Father (Louis Deynoodt) Desnoutes or someone near for neither St. Teresa nor (Riordan) seem to want to finish.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 11

Allain, Father J.
Rennes, (France)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

They were very happy to have (Odin) there. They learn with pleasure that the young people from Rennes are doing the good expected of them. The young men who had promised themselves to (Odin) have decided on something else. Allain can no longer write; he has given over the direction of the seminary to another.

P.S. He asks to be remembered to their young men and especially to Fathers (Frederick) Faivre and (Gustave A.) Rouxel.

VI-2-h L. (French) 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 11

Ireland, Father J(ohn)
St. Paul, Minn(esota)

To Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

About 14 or 15 years ago Denis O'Laughlin and Bridget O'Laughlin were marries in New Orleans in the church near the French market. Father Graham was the name of the priest. They are first cousins. The question has arisen did they or did they not receive a dispensation?

VI-2-h A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 11

Thompson, A.P.
Houston, Texas

to Archbishop John M(ary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

An opportunity presenting itself through their pastor, Father Augustine (d'Asti, O.S.F.), Mrs. Thomson begs Thompson to again present their remembrances. She also asks that Odin say the following Masses: One for the safe return of their eldest son, Edgar (Thompson), one for their second son Robert (Thompson) who died in Virginia by disease contracted in camps and prisons, and one for Cornelius (Thompson) that he grow up free from sin. Odin is remembered with grateful affection.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 4to.
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1864 Sep 12

Fitzgerald, Father Edward
Columbus, (Ohio)

To Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell
of (Cincinnati, Ohio)

He encloses $50 in part payment for Francis Campbell whom Purcell directed Fitzgerald to send to St. Thomas.' He asks permission to send a young lad to the Orphan Asylum.

II-5-b A.L.S. 1p. 16to.
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1864 Sep 12

Kersabier, Alain Siochan de
Nantes, (France)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

He learned from his brother-in-law, Mr. Goldie, who met (Odin) in Dublin, that there is a person of his name living in New Orleans. He asks (Odin) to send information on this person, of how he came to be in America and how they are related.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 12

Letilly, Father P(eter) M.F.
Bayou Boeuf, (Louisiana)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Letilly replies to (Odin's) letter of the 10th. It is very easy to give Confirmation in the chapels of Bayou Boeuf and Chakahoula without disturbing (Odin's) itinerary. (Odin) will arrive at Chakahoula on the 19th; Letilly will meet him and they will continue on to Bayou Boeuf. After the ceremony (Odin) will stay with the Etienne Dellucky family who will also prepare a room for Father (Anthony) Jourdan, (S.J.). On the 20th (Odin) can give Confirmation at Chakahoula, and on the 21st go to Houma. (Letilly lists the time schedules of the trains and buses).

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 13

(Elder), William Henry, Bishop of
Natchez, (Mississippi)

to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

Odin's favor of the 1st was received on the 9th. He was glad to hear of Odin's safe return home. The Danes have given a lesson in practical common sense that ought to be studied in this country. Both sides talk of peace but each wants it on his own terms. He has no acquaintance with the clergy of Little Rock. If the present Administrator is capable, (Elder) suspects there would be nothing gained by a change. The poor Catholic soldiers here are not allowed to see a priest in the hospital. (Elder) has made two written applications for papers and no answer has been made. There were several dangerously ill the last time [Father (Mathurin) Grignon went there August 6.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 2pp. 4to.
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1864 Sep 13

Rochu, Cécile Marie
Ambierle, (France)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

(She addresses Odin as) Dear Uncle. She takes the occasion of Mr. Durié's leaving to write. Being only 10 she cannot write grand phrases. She made her First Communion this year. She is on vacation and very happy to be with her mother, uncle and aunt. She plays with her little cousin. On August 30 she won prizes at the distribution. She is enclosing some silk handkerchiefs. Her Father and stepmother send regards.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 3pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 13

Spalding, M(artin) J., Archbishop of Baltimore
Baltimore, (Maryland)

To Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell
of Cincinnati, Ohio

Spalding thanks Purcell for the information concerning the Fenians in his letter of the 7th. He agrees with Purcell in regard to their evil spirit. The main point was whether after the National Congress they were still to be called a secret society. Spalding will not believe the news against his brother (Father Benjamin Spalding) until he knows the accuser. He wishes Purcell and the clergy at Chicago had stated their objections to his brother at that time. Spalding suggested only the name of Very Rev. H.B. Coskery. He attended to the charge made against him in the memorandum of the Rt. Rev. Secretary, and stated the fact he had reformed during the last two years. The objective is to choose the best. Spalding believes Coskery is better fitted to be a bishop. Next to him Father P. Lavialle would make an excellent Bishop. Father (F.) Coosemans could do very well too but would probably not be appointed. Spalding will cooperate in obtaining a good bishop for his old See. The names for Albany are Vicar-General (John C.) Conroy, (Father William) Starrs, and Father (Matthew) Hart of the Diocese of Hartford.

II-5-b A.L.S. 4pp. 16to. And 2,12mo.
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(1864) Sep 14

(Schorlemer), R.G.S., Sister Marie de Ste. Thérèse
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

They have had much trouble in finding a person to get passage on the steamer. Finally, Mr. O'Donnell has just left with the necessary money; he also told her that it was absolutely necessary to have a passport. She asks (Odin) to give Mr. (Donahoe) Donohau a letter to obtain one for Sister Mary of St. Teresa (of Jesus) Raymont, (R.G.S.). As Father (Henry Riordan) Roirdan did not come yesterday morning, Ste. Thérèse wrote him about the passage. There were some strange difficulties yesterday in obtaining meat (for the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd). Ste. Thérèse is trying to be as calm as possible, following (Odin's) advice. (Riordan) came last night to bring some fire insurance papers and said that he would take up a collection to pay the remaining bills which would be around $6 or $700. If (Odin) agrees she will tell (Riordan) to give them to (Odin) and she will pay them little by little. Ste. Thérèse will do her best to arrange everything in a friendly and charitable way.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 15

(Schorlemer), R.G.S., Sister Marie de Ste. Thérèse
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

About 7 this morning, Sister Mary of St. Teresa (of Jesus Raymont, R.G.S.) left, she calm, the Sisters (of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd) weeping. A lay Sister, one who locked herself in with the Ex-Superioress, asked to accompany St. Teresa. (Schorlemer) replied that she did not have the permission of their Mother General nor that of (Odin) and so it was not in her power. The lay Sister disappeared this morning. All this could not have happened without the knowledge of St. Teresa and Father (Henry Riordan) Roirdan. St Teresa said yesterday that (Riordan) did not like to have her leave alone. And (Odin) has not taken pity on them, leaving them under the direction of a priest who understands the religious life so little. (Schorlemer) begs (Odin) to come to their aid.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 16

(McCloskey), John, Archbishop of
New York, (New York)

To Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell
of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

The following names are suggested for the vacant See of Albany: Father John J. Conroy, Father William Starrs, Father Matthew Hart. Conroy is the present administrator of the diocese and was McCloskey's vicar for 16 years; he enjoys the confidence of the clergy and of the people. Starrs is an excellent priest but his learning is somewhat deficient. Hart is from Hartford, recommended by his bishop; he is about 35 years of age. He asks Purcell's prayers that he may fulfill the duties of his office. He deeply deplores the tone manifested by the so-called Catholic papers of New York. They are political and partisan in their character.

II-5-b A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 17

Keily, Colonel D(aniel) J.
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

He sends (Odin) two passes, one for himself and one for Father (Anthony) Jourdan, (S.J.) for six weeks. As Keily purposes leaving this month he will call this evening. He asks (Odin) to have Father (Gabriel) Chalon tell Mrs. Mary that he has tried to get her a pass to go to Mobile but none are being given.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 18

Rivoallan, Yves
Louvain, Belgium

to Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

On the advice of the Rector of the Seminary at St. Brieuc, Rivoallan has entered the American College at Louvain. Now he is Odin's diocesan; he is a tonsured clerk. He places himself under the orders of Odin's representative, Father (John) DeNeve. Rivoallan is the first Frenchman in the college and the only one destined for New Orleans. He sends his respects to all those Odin took with him from St. Brieuc last year, and especially Father (Hyacinthe) Le Cozic, his Compatriot.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 19

Gonzaga, Sister
( )

To (Archbishop John Mary Odin, C.M.?)
(New Orleans, Louisiana?)

She hopes (Odin?) will recommend her some times in his prayers. She is perfectly content there though far removed from God's presence in the Sacrament where she had so many peaceful moments. She will try to bear inconveniences and fatigue, and especially to bestow a true sisterly care on their sick.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 20

Brüning, Father B( )
Covington, K(untuck)y

to Bishop (Peter Paul Lefevere)
(Detroit, Michigan)

Brüning learns from friends of some vacant parishes in Detroit Diocese, and requested Charles Jacobs of Cincinnati to speak to Lefevere in Brüning's behalf. Brüning left the Cincinnati Archdiocese because the Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell) told Brüning that he had no confidence in him. He was never suspended. If Lefevere wishes to know more of his character, he can write to the Benedictines of Covington. Brüning is 53 years old, in good health, but cannot ride a horse, so he asks for a place without missions. He is a German but knows enough English to hear confessions. Lefevere should address his answer in care of Father Prior Odilo Van de Green.

III-2-k A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 20

(Dubuis), Claude Marie, Bishop of Galveston
San Antonio, (Texas)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Several hours before he left, Father ( ) Martin asked if (Dubuis) had any commissions for Matamoros. They say the French are at Matamoros so (Dubuis) hopes this is a good occasion to communicate with (Odin). He received all the letters (Odin) sent except the one from the Propagation of the Faith. (Dubuis) is very well satisfied with the way (Odin) has arranged their temporal affairs with Mrs. Chapuy; they would not have been able to pay the interest. All the old coworkers send their respects. (Odin) must have seen Father (Charles Padey) Padet and Father (James) Giraudon on their way to France to regain their health. (Dubuis) has had the yellow fever for two months; he feels strong enough now to start out for Galveston tomorrow. The religious houses of Galveston, San Antonio, and Brownsville have not lost courage. Even Liberty is doing better; Father (John Claude) Neraz is superior there. (Dubuis) has just received the unsatisfactory news about the yellow fever in Galveston and Houston. (James) P. Nash has invested in land all the bonds (Dubuis) brought from New Orleans on behalf of Father (George W. Haydon?) Hayden; the rest of the notes were converted into bonds. Fortunately (Dubuis) has just received extraordinary faculties through Cardinal Barnabo. As there is a great scarcity of books (Dubuis) asks (Odin) to send Father (John Mary) Gayé at Matamoros all their boxes plus the one with Father Perché's catechisms. Mr. Deschavane, whom they need so badly at San Antonio, will look after the shipment, leaving by the same boat; from Matamoros to San Antonio there are frequent opportunities.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 3pp. 12mo.
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1821 Sep 21

Hewit, H(enry) S.
Louisville, K(untuck)y

to (Orestes A.) Brownson
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Hewit is sorry to learn of Brownson's family afflictions. He has much to tell Brownson when he sees him when they can converse openly.

I-4-c A.L.S. 2pp. 10mo.
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1864 Sep 22

Adames, Nicolas, Bishop of
(Luxembourg?), Luxembourg

to Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Upon the invitation of John F. Baasen, Adames is sending a box of 49 paperback books to Father Jean Baptist Baasen missioned at Greenville.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 22

Clay, Jr., C.; Thompson, J.
Toronto, (Ontario)

To (James Alphonsus McMaster)
(New York, New York)

The responsibilities which McMaster's question places on Clay and Thompson is greater than they wish to assume. If they support him they would seem to sacrifice principle. If they say oppose him they provoke the bitter hostility of his friends towards them and their country in case he is defeated. Since the party has not decided not to hold another convention it makes no difference how they advise. They will approve whatever McMaster does because they have extreme confidence in his friendship and fidelity. Furthermore, McMaster occupies a position where he is better able to judge the course which they should take.

I-1-m A.L.S. 1pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 22

Purcell, Father Edward H.
Pittsfield, Mass(achusetts)

To Bishop (Francis P. McFarland) of Hartford
(Providence, Rhode Island)

Since Bishop (John) Fitzpatrick is not able to do duty, Purcell asks McFarland to give Confirmation for him. He asks it for the last Sunday of October or any Sunday at McFarland's convenience.

I-1-b A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 22

Terrier, Claudine
Annecy, (France)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Terrier apologizes for waiting so long to express her gratitude for (Odin's) kindness to her niece, Marie Gonzael and for her brother-in-law, Charles Chapotel. She showed (Odin's) letter to the Bishop of Annecy who asked her to send the enclosed letter. She joins him in asking (Odin) to continue his kindnesses and to tell Marie that she has a second mother in Terrier. Terrier has written several times to her brother-in-law without any reply. She asks (Odin) to give him the enclosed note.

A.L.S. (French) 2pp.

Enclosure:

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1864 Sep 15

(Magnin), C(laude) Marie, Bishop of
Annecy, (France)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Terrier was deeply moved by (Odin's) kindness toward her orphaned niece, Marie Gonzael, taken in by the Sisters. The relatives ask (Odin) to continue his solicitude and to extend it to the children of Chapotel, husband of her (sister).

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 3pp. 8vo.
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1864 Sep 23

D'Arcy, Father L.F.
Sidney, (Ohio)

To Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell)
of Cincinnati, (Ohio)

He has tried to bring better sentiment among the Germans of his congregation by kindness, but he cannot succeed. If they refuse to pay their pews, he will rent them to the Irish portion who are in need of them. He cannot live there without it. As much as the Germans hate him, so much the Irish love him. Purcell must come to see what he can do.

II-5-b A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 27

D'Asti, O.S.F., Father Augustine
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

To Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.)
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

D'Asti regrets not seeing Odin when he arrived. As he is on his way to New York to look for more priests for Houston, he would have liked to submit an idea in regard to their mission, that is to tell him whether they (Franciscans) could expect to have a place in Odin's diocese. He hopes to see Odin on his return, three weeks from now.

P.S. Some priests of Texas gave D'Asti the enclosed letters to be sent to France. He has very little money for postage and recommends them to Odin's charity.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 27

Fitzpatrick, John B., Bishop of
Boston, (Massachusetts)

To Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell
of Cincinnati, Ohio

Fitzpatrick acknowledges Purcell's letter and expresses his gratitude. He was about to die in Paris a half year before but the vision of Purcell loomed up before him and the choice of his heart called him loudest. He is stronger now and will follow Purcell's advice to spare himself. He hopes to see Purcell before long at home.

II-5-b A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 28

(McCloskey), John, Archbishop of
New York, (New York)

To Bishop (Francis P.) McFarland (of Hartford
Providence, Rhode Island)

(McCloskey) was in Troy last week and there learned from the President of the Provincial Seminary of Troy, (New York) that he will hardly be able to open studies before the middle of October. Meantime he wishes each Bishop to furnish him a list of the seminarians who are to attend from each diocese and stating what class each will follow - philosophy or theology. This will save the trouble of writing to each seminarian. Bishop (John) Fitzpatrick was kind enough to meet him at Albany and they considered the points submitted at the meeting in New York on August 22. Fitzpatrick thought that in view of the present high prices the pension should be $200 per annum. Father (John) Conroy and McCloskey agreed to these terms at least for the first year. He asks if McFarland has any objections. As the cost of repairing and furnishing the building will be about $30,000, McCloskey suggested the following division: New York $10,000, Albany $5,000, Hartford $5,000, Burlington and Portland $1,500 each. New York is set down with $10,000 but the amount will really be larger as it will make up an amount exceeding #30,000. Portland and Burlington were left off with a smaller amount because it would be useless to tax them more than they are willing to pay. For the $30,000 mortgage the division will be Boston $9,000, Albany $8,000, Hartford $7,000, Burlington $3,000, Portland $3,000. The payment of interest on these would suffice for many years, the principal can be met whenever convenient. The sum for repairs should be met as soon as possible, at least before All Saints. The semi-annual pension of the students should be paid in advance. This is submitted to the consideration of the Bishops and can be amended if necessary at later meetings. His pastors are now on retreat and he is absent on business.

P.S. The list of seminarians can be sent to Conroy.
P.S. He forgot about the professor' salary. The Bishop of Boston and the administrator of Albany agree each to take charge of one. McCloskey will take two. What does the Bishop of Hartford offer?

I-1-b A.L.S. 4pp. 8vo.
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1864 Sep 28

(McCloskey), John, Archbishop of
New York, (New York)

To Archbishop (John Mary) Odin, (C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

The names commended to Rome by (McCloskey) and all the suffragan of this province for the See of Albany are: Father John J(oseph) Conroy, Father W(illia)m Starrs and Father Matthew Hart. Conroy was (McCloskey's) vicar general for nearly 17 years and is now administrator of Albany; he is fully qualified. Odin knows Starrs; he is wise and prudent. (McCloskey) hardly knows how he could dispense with his services. Hart is a young priest of the Hartford diocese; he is commended by his own Bishop; he is about 36 and gives much promise. (McCloskey) has delayed forwarding the names until after the arrival of the Bishop of Boston. Odin is to communicate to the Cardinal Prefect of Propaganda his views and opinions relative to the names.

VI-2-h A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 28

Purcell, Father Edward H.
Pittsfield, (Massachusetts)

to Bishop (Francis P. McFarland of Hartford
Providence, Rhode Island)

Purcell has written to Bishop (John Firzpatrick) and he is perfectly willing and thankful that McFarland give Confirmation. (Fitzpatrick) is greatly improved but not able to go through so much labor.

I-1-b A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 28

Raymond, Father G(ilbert)
Opelousas, (Louisiana)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Last night, on his return from a trip, Raymond received (Odin's) letter of the 5th which Father (Gabriel) Chalon wrote for (Odin). (Odin) will have by now received Raymond's letter explaining why Father (Gustave) Rouxel is still there. Rouxel leaves this morning to return to his mission; Father (Réné) Vallée will take over his next Sunday. Rouxel is truly a good priest; he appears delicate but is capable of undertaking any kind of work. Although a little timid and different from his predecessor, Raymond hopes he will succeed well at Lafayette. Raymond cannot say the same for Vallée. Vallée is absolutely independent, he likes good living and has an accommodating conscience. Raymond is thinking of lessening his visits to Villeplat(t)e; he hopes he is wrong and that everything is for the best. This morning Vallée told Raymond that he plans to build a church and a house. He does not know these people; everything is paid in confederate notes but he will not be able to build with these notes. Vallée also asked about the boundaries. Raymond told him that they had existed since the time of Father A. Beaugier; within these limits Vallée has a large parish. A large mission should be erected at Pine Prairie, 14 or 15 miles from Villeplat(t)e. Vallée thought that by extending the boundaries he could get more funds, he is greatly deceived. Raymond will go to install him Sunday; the people will be delighted to have a pastor for they know and like Vallée. It is easy for Raymond with his brother (Father J. Francis Raymond) here, to take care of Washington and Bois Mallet. Raymond begs (Odin) to send him another assistant soon; he could use two. Because of a happening at Atchafalaia the Mother has not arrived. Raymond hopes that Sister St. Hyacinthe will accompany her. Sister St. Vincent has again fallen into a bad humor; she wishes to leave. It would be a great evil for her; a great good for the others. For three weeks Raymond's brother has not been well. He sends respects to Father Rousselon and to Chalon whom he thanks for his letter.

P.S. The mother has just arrived; she brought (Odin's) letter.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 4to.
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1864 Sep 29

Spalding, Father B(benjamin) J.
Louisville, (Kentucky)

To Archbishop J(ohn) B(aptist) Purcell
of Cin(cinnati, Ohio)

By Spalding's direction, Father F(rancis) Chambige was to send two theological students to Mt. St. Mary's in Cincinnati, but one of them has been drafted and the other is so unwilling to go that Spalding does not want to force him. Spalding does not understand the cause of his aversion.

II-5-b A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 30

DeNeve, Father J(ohn)
Louvain, (Belgium)

To Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefevere
(Detroit, Michigan)

DeNeve thanks Lefevere for his letter brought by James Wheeler. He will arrange his business with Certes and will send at the first opportunity an adjustment of accounts. He has placed young Wheeler and (John McManus) McMannus in College. Father (Henry) Delbaere should have arrived in America. He has a good head but his exterior habits leave much to be desired. He is too absent-minded. This letter will introduce Fathers (John) Busche and (Henry) Beerhorst, two excellent workers for Detroit diocese. Busche will be a good companion for Lefevere on his confirmation tours to German settlements. He knows English very well. Beerhorst is less talented but will do well among the Germans and the poor Irish. During the summer he ought to be examined by Lefevere or Father Hennaert before receiving faculties. DeNeve wishes all his students to be placed with good and experienced priests.

III-2-k A.L.S. (French) 1p. 4to.
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1864 Sep 30

Hurillon, Father, Vicar General of
Soissons, (France)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.)
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

A priest of (Odin's) diocese has presented an exeat signed by (Odin); he is Father Prosper Sauveur Blain. He says he has asked to return to France for reasons of health. (Odin) is to inform them about him.

VI-2-h A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 12mo.
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1864 Sep 30

Kehoe, L(awrence)
New York (City)

To (Orestes A.) Brownson
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)

Kehoe encloses a draft from Richardson. He would like it endorsed to him and returned so that he can sell it "before Goto goes down any more." He asks when Brownson will be in town.

I-4-c A.L.S. 1pp. 12mo.
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