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(1865) (Aug.)

Orestes A. Brownson
(Elizabeth, New Jersey)

To Sarah M. Brownson
(Dubuque, Iowa)

Had Sarah been guided by Brownson and her mother (Mrs. Orestes A.), her situation in life would be much different. Brownson did not write for the purpose of finding fault with Sarah for leaving without consulting him, but on the contrary to assure Sarah that it made no difference. Brownson is glad to have her in his son's family. Brownson has said no word to Orestes (A. Brownson, Jr.) about her. His yielding to her judgment has made Brownson a beggar. For over a year he has lived on charity. He moved to Elizabeth so as to live within his income. Sarah knows not to what extent a parent will go in order to receive the love of his children. Brownson being alone in the world and beggar never talked of Sacrifice. He regrets he was not a more worthy Father. He blames no one for not loving and respecting him. Now, Sarah has a chance to make her own fortune. She should make it. Brownson hopes God may make up the suffering caused by her cruel, brutal, murderous unworthy Father, Brownson shall love her ever and bother her no more.

I-4-c A.L.S. (1st part of letter missing) 4pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug

Chambige, Father F(rancis), St. Thomas' Seminary, near
Bardstown, K(entucky)

To Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

Their distribution of premiums will take place on the 27th. Purcell would gratify them by his presence. Bishop (Sylvester H.) Rosecrans has never paid them a visit. This would be an excellent occasion to give them that pleasure.

II-5-c A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo.
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1865 Aug 2

(Smyth), Clement, Bishop of Dubuque
Dubuque, Iowa

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

He had to withdraw all faculties from Father T. Clifford for a very grave reason. At present he is at the Abbey of New Melleray. Smyth has spent the last 14 weeks in bed from a severe attack of sciatica.

II-5-c A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 3

Le Saicherre, Father
Pleudihen, (France)

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

He asks (Odin) to forward the enclosed to his nephew Father Jean B(aptiste) Le Saicherre. He asks that (Odin) take a special interest in guiding and regulating his nephew, as he is still young and inexperienced. Le Saicherre has learned that his nephew's former superior at the seminary is not very far away. In consideration of Le Saicherre's heavy load and advanced age, Bishop David destined him for a support in his old age. However, when his nephew said he felt called to follow (Odin) Le Saicherre was the first to encourage him.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 4

( )
Hampton, (Virginia)

(Kate )
( , )

He wrote yesterday giving particulars of his visit to Clover Dale and writes again to give more detailed information. Hampton is no more; filled with loafing Negroes and their shanties. All the old aristocracy of the South have left now is there is their self respect. The captain of the "Jenny Lind" was very nice to him and escorted him to the store where he was to meet William Smith. Smith is nobly bearing up under the circumstances. The Negroes are living on the land at Celeys for $1.00 a month, while Smith must pay the government rent of $10.00 per acre. He is working the land himself, and barely has enough to keep up his strength. He is taking care of his widowed sister and her 7 children. Laverna can do no work other than attending to her sick baby of eight months. Hennie Hendren is the mainstay within doors. Only Smith's Father and mother's picture are left of all the household goods. The twelve in the family eat at one table with only seven chairs, three glasses, and it is necessary for Hennie to prepare two meals. Every building on the land is occupied by families of Negroes, who do nothing but loaf around and who are always getting into fights. The Negroes are permitted to carry firearms while the whites are not. Redress was promised by General Ludlow, but not given. Two of the female "missionaries," who consider themselves of the first New York families, are away for the holidays, but another remains to keep possession. They will not allow any Negroes around who continue to say "Master" or "Missus." Laverna was delighted with the cotton and shoes. Mr. and Mrs. Bell were by on Monday, as were Robert and Maggie. The Doctor is here every morning, saying he is only half a Catholic. (In the James Alphonsus McMaster collection).

I-1-m A.L. (Incomplete) 8pp. 8vo.
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1865 Aug 4

Chambige, Father F(rancis), St. Thomas' near
Bardstown, K(entuck)y

tp Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

He intended to answer Purcell's last favor in person but was informed that Purcell was indisposed. The notes of Purcell's students were delivered to Father Edward Purcell. The nephew of Father J.F. Goetz will be attended to as well as the other students Purcell will send them. A visit from Purcell would be a stimulus to their work. If it is possible to make a deduction in their terms, the will do so. They aim merely to clear expenses.

P.S. Thomas O'Dea of Columbus wishes to be adopted as Purcell's subject; he is an excellent seminarian.

II-5-c A.L.S. 4pp. 8vo.
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1865 Aug 4

Faass, J.N.
Havre, (France)

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

Since contact with Europe has now been freely reopened, and since V(ictor) Marziou and Company is now out of business, Faass offers Odin his services for reception and departure of missionaries through Havre, as well as any other affairs Odin may wish to confide to him. He would appreciate it if Odin would recommend him to his American and European friends.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 4to.
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1865 Aug 5

Dunn, Father W( ) J.
Henderson, K(entuck)y

to J(ames) A(lphonsus) McMaster
(New York, New York)

He sends a check and a list of members of a club made by Mr. Patrick Clements, and asks McMaster to direct the club to Uniontown, K(entuck)y. There are 28 names given.

I-1-m A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo.
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(1865) (Aug 5)

Ehrenstrasser, Father J(ohn) G.
Adrian, (Michigan)

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

Father (Edward) Van Lauwe and he spoke about the Irish congregation. When Father (Peter) Kindekens was leaving he told Ehrenstrasser he had nothing to do with the Irish parish except say Mass there Sundays and attend the sick and that he need not hear Irish confessions. However, Ehrenstrasser has heard them, but few responded. He has difficulty when they speak too fast. Van Lauwe also told him he had no permission to hear Irish confessions, and that Kindekens had power to suspend him for doing so. Ehrenstrasser brought some church utensils from Belgium. Father F( ) Van Emstaede interprets the law that once used in a church, these utensils would belong to it in case there are not enough for divine service. He does not include things he got from Father Rector of Louvain.

III-2-k A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 5

Lévesque, Father N.
Quebec, Canada

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

Lévesque wrote two months ago. As he received no reply he presumes (Odin) did not receive it. He repeats his request to be transferred to either his home diocese or Natchitoches if Bishop (Auguste) Martin needs him, or to New Orleans if (Odin) would have his services; he would hope to be able to leave in the autumn.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 5

St. Hyacinthe, (R.U.), Sister
Opelousas, L(ouisiana)

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

(Odin) wishes to know her reasons for not wishing to remain in the Convent of Opelousas. From the start she has not been happy with the superioress, her fellow sisters, Ursulines or the students. There is dissension and unrest in the convent and hard treatment by the pupils. Much of the blame must be attributed to the Superioress, Mother St. Pierre, (R.U.) who is simply unfit to govern since she cannot control her anger and her moods. Pierre is further unfit to act as novice mistress, as the poor results from the two Sisters she admitted to profession have shown. St. Hyacinthe has obtained permission from her superiors in Brown County to apply to the New Orleans house for admittance. If she cannot be admitted she would leave the convent and her vows rather than remain at Opelousas.

VI-2-j A.L.S. 3pp. 4to.
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1865 Aug 6

Sorin, C.S.C., Father Edward (F.)
(Notre Dame, Indiana)

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

Sorin thanks (McFarland) for his letter which he received yesterday and immediately sent to the printing office of the Ave Maria. He regrets that (McFarland) has not received it regularly but hopes that he will in the future. They will assure gratitude for any encouragement in his diocese.

I-1-b A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 7

Dew M(ary) A(nne)
(Detroit), Michigan

to Bishop Peter Paul Lefev(e)re
Detroit, Michigan

Lefevere has excommunicated John W.A.S. Cullen of Detroit and his mother Julia E. Cullen and his sister Marianne E. Cullen of Ann Arbor, relatives of Father Thomas Cullen, deceased pastor of St. Thomas' Church, Ann Arbor for retaining certain church artifacts which Father Cullen's will had left to that church. Before a notary public, these heirs protest their innocence, and ask that the censure be lifted. The attached exhibits (no enclosure) include Father Cullen's will, annual reports, in conformity with the 10th canon of the Diocese as to the churches in his charge, St. Thomas, Ann Arbor, St. Bridget's, Northfield, St. John's, Ypsilanti, Freedom Mission and Green Oak Mission for the years 1857, 1860, 1862. In 1862 an insurance policy for St. Bridget's was taken out in the name of the Bishop of Detroit. Exhibit A is a statement of Rev. Edward Van Paemel, pastor ad interim.

III-2-k A.D.S. 17pp. 4to.
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1865 Aug 8

De Smet, S.J., Father P(eter) J., St. Louis University
St. Louis, (Missouri)

To Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

Being well acquainted with friends and relatives of the late Father Peter J. Arnoudt, De Smet has been directed by their Provincial to write a short notice on the edifying of his life and death of the good Father. He has learned that Purcell has spoken edifyingly of his life on the occasion of his funeral. If he could add a few lines from Purcell, it would greatly augment the memory of Arnoudt among his relatives.

II-5-c A.L.S. 1pg. 12mo.
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1865 Aug. 8
(Elder), William Henry, Bishop of: Natchez, Mississippi
to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin (C.M.): New Orleans, (Louisiana)

He has returned safely after some delay at Baton Rouge to visit his brother. He has decided to wait until after his visitation of the diocese and jubilee celebration to go to Europe. In this way he will be able to take a more definite picture of his needs. Would Odin like to postpone the council until after his return, or have it beofre his departure in November. In this latter case he could take the acts of the council with him. He has received a letter from Father William McCloskey in Rome announcing his impending found raising visit to the United States. McCloskey also says that unofficially, the new appointments for bishop are: Albany: Father J(ohn Joseph) Conroy; Louisville: Father (Peter Joseph) Lavialle; Nashville: Father (Patrick A.) Feehan.

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


1865 Aug 8

Méhault, Father Al(exander)
Louvain, (Belgium)

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

He once more asks (Odin's) permission to leave Louvain and come to New Orleans to finish his seminary preparation. (Yves C.) Rivoallan has left for New Orleans. Had (Odin) given Méhault a single word of permission he could have left with him. He implores (Odin) to grant his request.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 8

O'Connor, S.J., Michael, Former Bishop of Pittsburg, Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

His sister intends going to Ireland. O'Connor takes the liberty of asking something regarding her status, if her vows were simple and if Purcell dispensed her from them. He would like to hear from Purcell before his sister leaves.

II-5-c A.L.S. 1pg. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 8

Parisot, O.M.I., Father P(eter) F.
Brownsville, (Texas)

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

The ship upon which Mr. Rogeau came from New Orleans was shipwrecked, and (Odin's) letter lost. He asks (Odin) to write again as to whether the $500 is to be paid in specie or in greenbacks. Brownsville is in an epidemic with more than 1000 sick. Insanity and scurvy sets in at the last stage of the sickness. The population of Bagdad and Matamoros has been cut in half. In three month's time he has been held up six times, twice while he was traveling in a group. They are building a beautiful marble column and statue to the Immaculate Conception near the church. The statue is five feet tall; the statue and column together, 22 feet tall. Cost is $10,000. He received a letter from Rome from Father (Augustine) Gaudet, (O.M.I.), saying he could only send three priests. They will therefore not be able to take charge of the seminary at Monterey because of lack of men.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 3pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 8

Rossi, Father Francis Anthony Lance(lo)t(?)
Pontecorvo, (Italy)

In the papers of Archbishop (John Mary Odin
New Orleans, Louisiana)

A letter of introduction stating that Father Horace Cajoneis of good character and of good standing in the diocese. He also did a good job teaching elementary grammar and Christian doctrine in their school.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (Italian) 1p. 4to.
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1865 Aug 9

Dénecé, Father J(oh)n M(ary) J(osep)h
Petit-Caillou, (Louisiana)

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

He would like to start another chapel for the parishioners of Terrebonne who are too far distant to attend Mass more than once a year. A woman has offered property, and if the cotton crop comes in, most of the people have agreed to give $10. He would say Mass there every other week. He has not spoken to Father (Hyacinth) Gonellaz about the chapel at Terrebonne. Dénecé thinks he should have it, though, since he is twelve miles closer to it than Gonellaz. The people there are much more religious and cooperative than at Petit-Caillou. If given it he would move his rectory there. The parishioners at Petit-Caillou have contributed neither to his upkeep nor to his food. The land on which the chapel rests at Petit-Caillou does not belong to the church, while this is not the case at Terrebonne. The reason Father (Francis) Tasset visited Terrebonne from Houma was that his sister lived there. When he left, Tasset told Dénecé to go to Petit-Caillou if he wished to be able to live without excessive difficulty. The parishioners at Petit-Caillou have talked of building a new and bigger church, but none of them will donate property. None want to give money. He asks (Odin) again to grant him his request for the chapel at Terrebonne.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 4pp. Folio
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1865 Aug 9

Rosecrans, S(ylvester) H., Bishop of Pompeiopolis
Cincinnati, Ohio

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

Father Herman Johanning was there to ask permission for a man to marry the niece of his first wife. Rosecrans asks if he will grant it. He told Johanning that they heard of the disgraceful affair at the picnic. He said he would send the teacher up to explain it. Bishop (Henry D.) Juncker arrived there that morning. The teacher from Buena Vista (Ohio), near Portsmouth was there to ask for a priest occasionally. They keep the school flourishing but never had Mass on Sunday but once. Rosecrans thinks Father (L.J.) Schreiber could give them every fifth Sunday. Pat Garaghty is waiting to speak to Rosecrans, to ask to be received back into the seminary.

II-5-c A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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(1865?) Aug 9

Ware, Mary
New Castle, K(untuck)y

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

She would not write McMaster if she knew any member of (the Catholic) Church, but as she does not she asks him to use his influence with the Church in behalf of her sister and herself. They have suffered great hardship as a result of the war which has just been brought to a close, being among the many who have been reduced to beggary and want, and who find themselves penniless, without either home or friends. The Catholic Church is rich and powerful and has many schools; if they were educated they could earn a living as teachers, but, being uneducated, all they can do is to work for families who do not want to pay them, since they do not understand the work required of them. She wishes McMaster to use his influence on their behalf, and make arrangements for their preparation for teaching. By exercising strict economy they could pay for their tuition. She has always had the deepest respect for the Catholic church, and hopes McMaster will aid them. They were sent out of Georgia by order of General (William T.) Sherman and could not return, and have nothing to live on or look forward to. Their old friends are as helpless as they.

I-1-m A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 10

Kindekens, Father P(eter)
Grand Rapids, (Michigan)

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

Kindekens thanks Lefevere for his permission to go to Adrian for 3 or 4 weeks to settle business affairs. Before going he wants the Grand Rapids business settled. When in 1853, he was charged with the spiritual care of the counties of Lenawee, Hillsdale and other adjacent places, since Lefevere gave no instructions how to support himself, Kindekens understood that he was to steer his own course, especially as there were no councilmen there to provide him with a salary. There is a prevalent opinion among the clergy that the bishop sends them on missions with plenty of spiritual faculties, but without any provisions for their material support. The dreaded law of limitation ($300 a year) is promulgated to prevent too much success in temporalities. Kindekens will not object to reestablishing a Committee providing Councilmen observe Rules 17 and 19 of Lefevere's printed instructions for the temporal affairs of the diocese. M.H. Hughes, Peter Granger, and Ringuet, trustees of St. Andrews, gave Father J(oseph) Kindekens a note for $244.63 for money due him for July, 1862 to July, 1863; $100 remains to be paid. People say that when Father (Andrew) Vi(s)zo(cz)ky died the Bishop got all he had. Early priests had all the outside missions from which they got a regular salary. Kindekens asked to be relieved unless reassured of reasonable support for himself and his assistant.

III-2-k A.L.S. 6pp. 8vo.
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1865 Aug 10

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

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

Thanks to the good services of (A.) Robert they have concluded the purchase of the property. Several women interested in the convent mentioned that there is to be a church fair in October which will conflict with the one (the Sisters of the Good Shepherd) had planned. Ste. Thérèse therefore asks (Odin) to give permission to switch their date to one of the first days in December.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 4pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 11

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

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

He writes to have Father McCabe remain there during the retreat. He had told the Bishop the circumstances at the last conference. Joseph Reid wishes to try the climate of Montreal this year. He is ready for philosophy. For some years he has suffered at St. Charles from rheumatism. He thinks Canada might improve him. At least he wants a more northern region than Troy. Hendricken will write to the Superior of the seminary at Montreal if McFarland does not object.

I-1-b A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 11

Lüers, Bishop J(ohn) H(enry)
Adrian, (Michigan)

To Bishop (Peter Paul) Lefev(e)re
Detroit, (Michigan)

Lüers is in Adrian to see a Mr. Crane about some lots in Waterloo City, Ind(iana), for church purposes. Lüers hears that the people are very much distressed at the report that Father (Peter) Kindekens is going to leave them. If he returns they are willing to contribute to the new church downtown. Mr. Kary especially desires Lüers to write this to Lefevere, and although against changing sites of the church, Kary says Kindekens has the people united, knows them better, also he has vestments. If a new priest were to come they could not furnish vestments and build the church too. Lüers knows nothing of the case and is stating simply what was told him. Is Louisville ever to have a Bishop again?

III-2-k A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 11

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

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

He sends a decree of the Holy See on the Fenians. The decree is cautious. Spalding thinks that if left alone they will die out on their own. The President has granted a full pardon to Bishop (Patrick N.) Lynch. His diocese is in a sad state. It was with difficulty that they obtained the pardon; he hopes Lynch will soon come home. Spalding has written Rome asking for permission to hold a plenary council. He sends regards to Fathers Rousselon and Chalon.

VI-2-j A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 11

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

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

Spalding has the honor to communicate the decision of the Holy See regarding the Fenians. It be not very practical nor luminous it may be better. The best way to destroy Fenianism is to let it destroy itself. He understands that Lord Lyons had a list of the prominent Fenians in Canada and Ireland which he exhibited to General James Shields with letters from prominent members eagerly striving to outbid each other for the reward for betraying the secrets of their brethren. The race of "informers" is not extinct. Purcell is asked to send copies to his suffragan.

P.S. The president has pardoned Bishop (Patrick) Lynch who will soon return. He includes a copy of the following letter of Cardinal Al(expander) Barnabo, signed also by H. Capalti as secretary to Spalding.

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1865 Jul 13

Barnabo, Al(expander), Cardinal Prefect
Rome, Papal States

to Archbishop Martin Spalding
Baltimore, Maryland

Many things having been reported concerning the Fenians, these were submitted to the Sacred Congregation of the Inquisition. The Holy Father after consulting the Cardinals called attention to the decree of August 5, 1846 which defined those societies which were classed as secret societies. The Holy See desired that in all cases recourse he had to the Holy See if there is difficulty in applying that decree. As to the recent statement of the Connaught Patriot that the Holy See had said that the Fenians, should not be disturbed the Sacred congregation denies the assertion.

II-5-c A.L.S. (Copied letter in Latin) 4pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 12

Elder, William Henry, Bishop of
Natchez, Mississippi

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

Enclosed is a draft on (Adolphe) Certes for 4300 francs. Elder asks Odin to dispose of it and use the money to pay a draft which John B. Quegles will present for $1,125 currency. The draft of Quegles is made payable within five days of sight, so Odin need not worry about having to assemble the money quickly. If Odin is absent elder asks him to have Father Rousselon tend to the affair. (On the back of the letter) Thomas F. Tobin, Memphis, Tenn(essee).

VI-2-j A.L.S. 1p. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 12

Thompson, Edgar W.
Talledega Springs, Ala(bama)

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

He is the son of A.P. Thompson of Houston. He has been confined to these springs since May 1 when he was on his way home form the army of Tennessee. He has heard no word from his parents since May of 1864, and asks Odin to make inquiries.

VI-2-j A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo.
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1865 Aug 13

Vega, Antonio
New York, (New York)

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

In March, Vega left Monterrey for Rome on business for the Bishop and now on his return he does not know where Bishop (Francisco de Paula) Verea is. Also he is afraid to reach New Orleans at this season and he knows there are no ships for Matamoros. He asks Odin for advice on getting back to his diocese. Father (Louis M.) Planchet is with Vega and sends greetings. Both wish to reach New Orleans and see Odin. Odin can send word care of the Avendano Brothers.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (Spanish) 1p. 4to.
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1865 Aug 13

Wood, James J., Bishop of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

He acknowledges Purcell's letter. The verdict in the Taney case was unanimous. He had been urged by some respectable Catholics to make the appeal. Wood is much obliged to Purcell for quieting the fears of his mother and sister concerning the sunstroke. The Philadelphia correspondent is not reliable. His mother desires to see him before her sight fails. He encloses a copy of Cardinal Barnabo's letter concerning the forged decision concerning the Fenians, and asks Purcell if he thought it worth while to publish it in the Telegraph. He has no organ now. The one he got rid of is out of tune.

P.S. What will Bishop (John Henry) Lüers do with his South Benders (Congregation of Holy Cross). There seems to be breakers ahead. Can they bend the religious spirit much more? The last remnant left him ten days ago. Subjects many of them certainly good.

Enclosure: 1865 Jul 13

Barnabo, Al(exander), Cardinal Prefect
Rome, (Papal States)

To Bishop James Frederick Wood
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Sacred Congregation of the inquisition asked Barnabo to announce to Wood that the statement made in certain periodicals, that the Holy See had announced that the Fenians were not to be disturbed is false. The Sacred Congregation wished Wood to be informed lest he think the Holy See had acted favorably to the Fenians.

II-5-c A.L.S. (Barnabo letter copied in Latin) 4pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 14

Germain, Ambroise
(Brazos Santiago, Texas?)

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

(Odin) will recall the Germain and Leroux families, tinsmith and carpenter who worked at the Convent, a friend of Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis. Mrs. Germain, who is to return from France in September, will come to see (Odin) if they touch at New Orleans. (Odin) is to tell her they have left for San Antonio and that if she can avoid going through Mexico she will save more than $50 plus the difficulty of the trip. They saw Dubuis who had dinner with them at Matamoros on his last trip. They expect to call on him in going through Galveston.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 4to.
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1865 Aug 14

Kluck, Father Peter
Detroit, (Michigan)

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

On January 11 Kluck asked for his dimissorial papers. These are the reasons:

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1. The climate is too cold.
2. In the summer he has sore eyes.
3. The most important, he is so poor he cannot buy winter clothes.

He has had no servant for six years and five months; such service has to be paid for. The bishop bade him come back in the afternoon which he did and gave an account of the household. Whereupon the bishop again dismissed him without wishing to hear him further and without further instructions. He thought it proper to find a place for himself and went to Mexico, from where he asked the bishop to send his dismissal. The German, Polish, and Irish Catholics live so strewn out from Vera Cruz to Mexico City that no priest without support or private means could maintain himself there, as he knows from the German and Polish settlement in Huron county, Michigan. He traveled by steamship by way of Havana to New York and from there by railroad to Alton, Illinois. Here he asked the bishop to take him into his diocese when he got his dimissorial. The third time the Bishop of Alton (Henry D. Juncker) ordered him to go to Detroit to the bishop; he went. These trips from Alton to Detroit, from Detroit to Alton, and now again to Detroit have cost him $60.75. He asks again for his dimissorial papers and also a statement of his conduct. (He gives a quotation in Latin from) Gregory XIII (on a good name and reputation).

III-2-k A.L.S. (German) 4pp. 8vo.
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1865 Aug 14

Sacred Heart, Students at
Grand Coteau, (Louisiana)

To Archbishop (John Mary Odin, C.M.
Grand Coteau, Louisiana)

They thank (Odin) for his kindness in visiting them and ask him if he would stop by one more time so that they can thank him personally for his goodness, and receive his blessing.

VI-2-j A.L.S. (French) 2pp. 8vo.
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1865 Aug 15

Johnston, J( ) J.
( ), Mississippi

to (James Alphonsus McMaster), Editor of Freeman's Journal
(New York, New York)

He noticed an article in the July 29 issue of the Journal entitled the Monroe Doctrine, in which McMaster showed that at the time of its conception in 1823-24 by Mr. Monroe, the Doctrine was seasonable and pertinent, but has no application to existing circumstances. It was drawn up at a time when foreign imperialism threatened the security of the United States through setting up a monarchial form of government over the ruins of the republican institutions in the Americas. Monroe served notice on the Allied Powers of Europe that the United States stood ready to defend their sister republics in this hemisphere against the hostile aggression of kings and emperors. It was not intended to interfere with the rights of the countries to choose their own government. If the people freely wished and consented to the setting up of an imperial or monarchial form of government Monroe did not intend the United States to interfere. Therefore, the Monroe Doctrine has no place in the present condition in Mexico where Republican government has proven itself a failure time after time. The people of Mexico have appealed to Maximilian in hope of more stability of government. Maximilian therefore is no usurper or intruder, occupying the throne of Mexico with the same right that Napoleon has to the throne of France. The United States had better look to their own internal disorders instead of going forth as knight errant to champion the cause of republicanism in foreign countries. The government of the United States as originally established has disappeared and a military despotism has come into being. The Southern people feel that no form of government could be more oppressive than our government, and that even an Austrian despotism would be regarded as an asylum. These are the sentiments of 95% of the Southern people. Reconstruction may come, but not reconciliation.

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1865 Aug 15

Taylor, J.R.
East Saginaw, (Michigan)

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

Mr. Ward and family have arrived; he made arrangements for the Sisters to come. Taylor refuses to send his own children with the Negroes again. He cannot work with Father (Remigius) Van Der Heyden since he will not speak to Taylor after learning Taylor had written Lefevere. Will Lefevere please send Father (Charles) De Ceuninck or some priest like him. Lefevere's painting is framed and a splendid thing it is. A great number of tickets at $100 each has been sold to furnish the Sisters' house.

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1865 Aug 15

W(helan), Father D(avid)
Wheeling, (Virginia)

To Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

He hopes he will persevere in his determination to close his latter years aiding his brother (Bishop Richard V. Whelan). The Bishop has too much work on hand and hence his temper is frequently ruffled. Regarding the Sisters near Mobile, there are only two of those who wish to quit who are worth having. The Community has been divided among itself for years past. When Whelan was in Mobile several of the disaffected sought admission elsewhere but failed because they would take with them too many "dead heads." The names of the two are Sister Loretto Martin, a native of Montgomery and a convert and Sister Augustin Prendergast of Savannah. Both are good teachers. Among this party is also Sister Gonzaga O'Driscoll whom Purcell knows.

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1865 Aug 16

Rousselon, Father S(tephen)
N(ew) O(rleans), Louisiana

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

Rousselon received Odin's two letter through Father (Anthony) Jourdan. Odin's circular for the (Sisters of the) Good Shepherd and will be read on the appointed day. He will see Father (Leon) Denis one of these days to take the Wagaman station. Bishop (William Henry) Elder sent Odin a draft for 4300 francs on (Adolph) Certes and 15 minutes later was notified to pay $1125 for him at the Canal Bank. The note is to Odin's order, so he could not negotiate it; someone advanced him $1000. Bishop (John Quinlan) of Mobile has gone to Cincinnati. Odin is to ask Father (Jean Arthur) Poyet for news of the estate of Father (Anthony) Desire Mégret. There is a large sum due. Father (Francis) Berthaud is still there waiting for a letter from Cincinnati.

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1865 Aug 17

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

To Father (Stephen Rousselon
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Has the Bishop sent the pastoral letter, and given orders for the collection for the (Sisters of the Good Shepherd). September 1 is drawing near. She asks (Rousselon) to let her know about the Bishop's return. Father (Henry) Riordan is again causing her trouble.

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1865 Aug 18

Kindekens, Father P(eter)
Adrian, (Michigan)

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

Lefevere told Kindekens at the depot at Grand Rapids last Wednesday that the people of Adrian had been to see him. "The people" means only a certain grocery keeper, John Kelly, and a few others. Once it was known that Kindekens was back in Adrian but not to stay, some "people" came to tell him that they had subscribed liberally towards the building of a church because Kindekens had promised to build the church downtown, but since the Bishop and John Kelly, "the people," had made different arrangements, the donors demanded their money back. Kindekens replied that as he was no longer their pastor, they should refer their case to Lefevere.

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1865 Aug 18

(St.) Vincent, (R.U.), Sister
Opelousas, (Louisiana)

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

Sister is unhappy and unsettled but does not wish to be dispensed from her vows. If (Odin) thinks the (Ursuline) at B(rown) Co(unty) will have pity on her he is to send the letter of obedience that she may leave at once. She does not feel the least ill-will toward Mother St. Pierre (Several, R.U.) or anyone there.

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1865 Aug 19

Lévèque, R.S.C., Madame E(velina)
Paris, (France)

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

She again asks (Odin) for news of her family. She has written to her brother (J.A. Lévèque) at Baton Rouge and her sisters at Donaldsonville. She cannot understand why she has not heard from them. They are expecting Madame (A.) Shannon for the General Chapter, perhaps she will have news. (Odin) knows of the death of their Mother General. The new Superioress-General will probably be Mother (Josephine) Goetz, (R.S.C.), though the choice still has to be ratified.

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1865 Aug 19

Ste. Marie, (R.U.), Sister de
San Antonio, (Texas)

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

She received (Odin's) letter of March 28 with pleasure. (Odin) must not have received her last letter sent with Father (Stephen) Buffard. It would have shown how unhappy she is under the present administration accustomed as she was to all kinds of attention. It is sorrow that has made her fall ill, without hope of recovery. It is almost two years that she has been confined to her room. Even Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis has been turned against her. What (Odin) told her about Louisiana made her sad but this peace may change the fate of the people. What will they do without Negroes? Here most of the owners are glad to have them go. The Germans can have a Negro at $5 a month. Their school lacked for nothing during the war. Vacation will end at the end of the month. They are going to build a place for themselves (Ursulines) and give up what they used to the children. On Assumption day the Colonel's daughter took the habit with the name of Sister St. Augustin Ken(n)ey, (R.U.). She will make a good teacher. Sister de Ste. Isabelle (R.U.) took the cap; she will be a great help for German. Father (Thomas) Johnston is one more priest for Dubuis. He has been in Texas four years. They were all sorry to hear that (Odin) was ill. The Americans took over the town 2 weeks ago, all is peaceful but not yet organized. Dubuis is thinking of leaving for France; he may take her letter. (Odin) is to send the enclosure to her nieces.

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1865 Aug 20

Chambige, Father F(rancis),St. Thomas' Seminary,
Bardstown, K(entuck)y

to Archbishop (John Baptist Purcell
of Cincinnati, Ohio)

He does not know what to say about Purcell's decision. After Purcell's solemn announcement and the assurances of Father J.) Pabisch, they could not expect to receive a letter announcing that all Purcell's humanitarians were to be kept at St. Mary's. Everybody will say that they at St. Thomas' have been made fools of . Chambige cannot see without sorrow a measure decided by a provincial council entirely set at nought, at a time when Louisville is without a bishop. He does not think the measure is Purcell's own, but that there is something underhand. Purcell's brother (Father Edward Purcell) poured down a torrent of abuse on the French clergy. Chambige dies not know the reason for it and did not make any reply to the accusations. After their conversation Father Edward Purcell concluded that the students of Cincinnati would not be in safe hands under Chambige's care. He asks why could not the Province follow the example of Troy instead of having all these partial establishments. He was in hopes that Purcell sending his students to St. Thomas' and the bishop of Louisville sending his theologians to St. Mary's would induce other prelates to follow the same plan. He has spoken freely but he hopes not disrespectfully.

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1865 Aug 20

Gury, Father V(ictor)
Frelsburg, Tex(as)

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

Communication is restored; after 4 years of separation he sends his respects. He is still at his old post with Father (Peter) Tarrillon. He needs a good teacher. They had two during the war who did more harm than good. The difficulty is to find a man who would suit. The pay is $400 to $500 in specie. There are 50 students in the winter, and 30 to 40 in the summer. He also needs a teacher for Basse Prairie whose teacher had to leave for San Antonio because of his health. It paid $500 the previous year. He would sincerely appreciate any help (Odin) could give him.

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1865 Aug 20

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

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

She thanks (Odin) for his excellent pastoral letter. The whole Community was delighted and she sent a copy to Angers and plans to do the same for their houses in the North. They are waiting (Odin's) return to treat of a new embarrassment which Father (Henry) Riordan has caused them.

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1865 Aug 21

(Angebault, William) Louis, Bishop of Angers, (France)

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

He received (Odin's) letter of July 26 with the draft for 2000 francs on (Adolphe) Certes, treasurer of the Propagation of the Faith. He is glad that their young people have responded to (Odin's) wishes and are edifying and useful workers. (Odin) has gone through terrible trials; may he enjoy a lasting peace and may religion heal his wounds.

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1865 Aug 21

O'Conor, Ch(arles)
Caldwell, Warren Co(unty), N(ew) Y(ork)

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

O'Conor thanks McMaster for his favor of (August) 17, (1865). He expects to remain in Caldwell, N(ew) Y(ork) until Sept(ember) 1, (1865). When he returns to New York he expects to wait upon the gentleman named and he is looking forward to meeting him. The post office is not at this time "a favorite medium of communication."

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1865 Aug 21

Twohig, Bettie
San Antonio, (Texas)

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

She asks Odin's help in behalf of a friend, Mrs. Neill, who wishes to unite herself with some religious order. Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis gives her every encouragement; he advises her to address Odin. Odin is to select a house suited to her age and condition. So many changes have swept over them since Odin left. Twohig has had her share in the loss of two young brothers. Mr. Twohig and Kate unite in regards.

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1865 Aug 22

Lavialle, Father P(eter) J.
St. Mary's College, K(entuck)y

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

The last mail brought him Purcell's favor informing him of the fearful call from the Holy See. The Apostolic Letters have not yet reached him but they may be in Louisville. He thanks Purcell for his encouragement and asks him to pray that God will give him confidence. He had longed after an opportunity of seeking in Religious Rules the means of rendering his life less unworthy of his sacred calling.

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1865 Aug 22

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

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

He has just arrived from a long trip but takes advantage of his brother's trip to write. Mother St. Pierre (Several, R.U.) left Sunday for New Orleans. She said that Sister St. Vincent, (R.U.) was far from being changed for the better since (Odin's) visit. She wants to stay here next year if she is not received in Brown County, Raymond agrees with St. Pierre that St. Vincent is not suitable here. Raymond also learned that the Superior had taken a baby into the convent to assure it of a Catholic education. Sister Ste. Hyacinthe, (R.U.) told him that this was the way she understood it. This would be a great burden for the convent and it is not fitting. In speaking of Father (Aristide) Plotin, (Odin) might conclude that he is not very active. But he is a good priest, solidly pious. He is not made for a new parish. When the church near Mr. Bertrand's is built, they will need a priest but Raymond believes that Plotin would not like it there; people there are ill-bred. As for Father (René) Vallée Raymond gave him a gift of $100 when he left. Raymond does not believe that he owes any of the pew rent to Vallée. Vallée thought nothing about this claim when he returned, appointed to Villeplatte. Later he saw Father (Gustave) Rouxel who told him that he gave Father (A.) De Chaignon, (S.J.) half the pew rent. Although Raymond has ten times as many debts as Vallée, he would five him a proportion of the pew rent; he would get 5/12 and Raymond 7/12. This would be around $65 in silver.

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1865 Aug 23

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

To Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell
of Cincinnati, Ohio

He has just received a letter containing the Bulls of Father (Peter J.) Lavialle. He will forward them tomorrow to Lavialle at St. Mary's College (Kentucky) by a special messenger or some safe way. Spalding visited Lavialle yesterday and found him improved after his illness. Spalding thanks Purcell for the offer of the Cathedral for the Consecration, but he believes the Cathedral of Louisville would be the place. When Lavialle formally accepts he probably will make arrangements with Purcell. Spalding is sorry about Father Collins. The priest Purcell mentioned. Father Robert Keleher has not been around but if he does, Spalding will gladly do what Purcell requested.

P.S. The accompanying circular was approved by Lavialle before and since his appointment and all other plans for the Jubilee have seen sanctions by him. Spalding asks Purcell to pray for the success of the missions next month.

(The circular announces the Jubilee and gives the conditions necessary for gaining it.)

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1865 Aug 24

Pearson, S(arah) E.
Lake Sabine, (Louisiana)

to Archbishop J(ohn) M(ary) Odin, (C.M.)
New Orleans, L(ouisian)a

She has not see Bishop (Claude Marie) Dubuis; he likes San Antonio better than Galveston. Mr. Green was very ill eighteen months ago; since then he has not been able to walk. Most of the Negroes, being free, have been discharged. Those that remain think freedom is only another term for idleness. If Odin has any friends like Mr. Toutant, that wish to purchase a stock ranch, they will sell. Green has $2 of $3,000 in the Union Bank in New Orleans. Is it best to draw it or let it remain? Captain (Thomas) Green sends his regards. Her sister has been ill for two years. They took such pains and care with their Negroes that it seems hard to have them act as they have.

P.S. If Odin will direct to F.H. Merriman at Galveston, he will send it on. VI-2-j A.L.S. 4pp. 12mo.
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1865 Aug 25

Denavit, Father
Lyons, (France)

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

They have decided to send an exeat for (Jules) Bertholin rather than dimissorial letters. Then there will be no need for new letters for the subsequent ordinations. They understand the reparations needed after so cruel a war. He would like to be able to announce some new missionaries, but he cannot. (Odin) must again cross the ocean or have his representative visit the seminary and win their hearts. Father Duplay is very well for his seventy-eight years.

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1865 Aug 25

Lefevere, Peter P., Bishop of Zela
Detroit, Michigan

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

He was pleased to learn that the Bulls for the consecration of Father Peter J. Lavialle as bishop of Louisville have arrived. He has just been informed that Father John J. Conroy has sent his Bulls back declining the diocese of Albany. He is glad of the decision given by the Holy See in regard to the Fenians for that society has done much harm to religion and to the Irish people. He is sorry to hear of the illness of Father (Edward) Collins.

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Smith, Father Bernard
Rome, (Italy)

To (William Seton 4)
(New York, New York)

Smith thanks (William) for his favor of July 18; he was delighted to hear from him and all the family. It gave him great pleasure to hear of the safe arrival of Father Robert (Seton). Smith received Robert's letter from Paris and gave his message to D. Nicola of the Academy. The President told Smith that Robert got the prize for Archaeology and his paper was considered worthy of publication. The Roman question is far from being settled. The French will leave Rome before the end of 15 months! (Pius IX) will not be able to hold even what he now has. If he remains a revolution is certain; if he quits Rome, the revolution is complete. England now regrets that she did not unite with France to recognize the South. The English press is hard at work to set America and France fighting. Bishop (Patrick Neeson) Lynch is still in Rome; his return to America is yet unknown. Smith fears the last to experience the clemency of the President will be those who endeavored to force other nations to mix themselves in (the United States') domestic quarrel.

P.S. Is Madame Surat to be considered an innocent victim? Monsignor Hohenlohe is to be made Cardinal. Robert's friend Madame Frenfanelli is to spend the winter in Rome. They are to have a great number of Mexicans this season. Monsignor Seton in 1890 (adds a note on this letter); Smith was a most kind Irish Benedictine resident many years in Rome. The Madame Frenfanelli was a cousin.

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1865 Aug 26

Dunand, Father J(osep)h
Chambéry, France

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

Having met (Odin) on his trip to Aix, Dunand confidently forwards the enclosed request. It concerns an inheritance left by a man from Savoie in the St. Bernard community, Terre aux Boeufs. He asks (Odin) to send him information.

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

Enclosure:

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1865 Aug 22

Clerc, (Jean Isidore)
Chambery, (France)

To Canon, (Joseph Dunand
Chambery, France)

In 1840 Notary Crottel received a letter from New Orleans announcing that a Mr. Delacquis,originally from Sallanche, had just died, without descendants, leaving a considerable inheritance. This letter was undoubtedly written to have search made for the heirs but Crottel perished in the fire at Sallanches, as did the letter. Mrs. Crottel who knew about the letter told the heirs who on different occasions wrote the French consul in New Orleans but never received an answer. This fortune is with the firm of Ducros, also originally of Sallanches. Clerc asks Dunand to write the Archbishop of New Orleans for information.

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1865 Aug 26

Fitzgerald, R.
Natchitoches, (Louisiana)

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

He asks (Odin) to forward any mail to him. He and his little children are well.

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1865 Aug 26

Lawler, Major General M(ichael) K.
Equality, Illinois

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

He has purchased a plantation four miles below Baton Rouge and expects to make it his home. He has an eighteen-year old daughter and wishes to get her a place in some convent where she could teach English and perfect her French. Lawler is known to Madame (A.) Shannon, Madame Miller, and the Sisters at Grand Coteau. Lawler expects to be out of service soon and to take his family to Louisiana in October.

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1865 Aug 26

McCloskey, Father W(illiam)
New York, New York

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

At last he is in New York after many efforts to get away from Rome. He will talk with the Archbishop (John McCloskey) tomorrow about the object of his journey. Father George (McCloskey) is absent trying rheumatism out of his bones. Father Jeremiah W. Cummings is not long for this world. McCloskey presumes the news of Bishop (Patrick N.) Lynch's pardon has reached him. (Henry J.) Richter will probably arrive on the next steamer. From what Richter says of Loretto, McCloskey thinks the beggars there must have taken him for a singularly kindhearted gentleman. He longs to see Father (Daniel) O'Regan. Madame Bontonslinn is building is building a new house for the retreats. Her mother and brother will come to Rome to live.

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1865 Aug 27

Healy, Father James A.
Boston, (Massachusetts)

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

Bishop (John Fitzpatrick) of Boston consents with great pleasure to McFarland's request for faculties for a retreat. He is somewhat better but the improvement is slight and reverses frequent.

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1865 Aug 27

Maussabré, Viscountess A. de
Chatre, (France)

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

They heard through Mr. de Charette that (Odin) had once told (Alain Siochan?) De Kersabier of a deMaussabré family in his diocese. They presume that it is one of their family of whom they have lost trace. She would be grateful for information.

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1865 Aug 28

Keily, Colonel D(aniel) J.
Washington, (District of Columbia)

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

Since he left New Orleans he has been traveling on sick leave except 3 weeks spent with the Archbishop of Cincinnati. He regrets to have found throughout the North a strong aggressive feeling towards the South. He hopes Father Reynès has survived the hardship and injustice he was subjected to. General (Charles P.) Stone is in Mexico interested in mining operations so General (William S.) Rosecrans tells. Keily is to be breveted a Brigadier General and then intends to leave the service. One of his officers that he brought from Rome was killed in battle and the other returns with his body to his family in Ireland. Keily desires to go to Mexico to give his services to the Emperor. He asks (Odin) to write the Emperor to ask him to give him his rank of Colonel in his service. He speaks French and Italian and can readily pick up Spanish. He sends his regards to Father Chalon and Father Jourdan. He has been three times decorated by the Holy Father.

(P.S.) His address is care of Sister Mary Helena O. Flynn, Convent of the Visitation, George Town.

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1865 Aug 28

Young, O.P., Father N(icholas) R.
Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

In accordance with the Provincial's direction he writes Purcell a petition and letter. He doesn't know if he has worded it rightly and asks Purcell to supply all deficiencies and to approve it. He begs a daily remembrance at the altar for he is trying to follow God's will.

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1865 Aug 29

Collins, Ch(arles)
Paris, (France)

To Mr. Bossange
( )

It is true that his answer concerning the intervals of the Angelus lacks lucidity. There will be two seconds interval after the first stroke and 13 seconds between each series.
(In papers of Archbishop John Baptist Purcell).

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1865 Aug 20

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

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

In his letter of the 22nd, Joos performed what he thought was his duty of applying for Lefevere's assistance. Joos has resigned himself to the bishop's refusal. The last part of Lefevere's letter caused Joos great pain. Up to April 1862 the monies from the farm had been applied to the two free schools, the parish supporting two other schools. Since the above date Lefevere has given the farm revenues to the Convent (Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), which Lefevere obliged to teach a free school for the use of the house and premises. Joos finds that the net receipts for the Sisters during 3 years amounted to $1550, of which $1450 had been used for an addition and improvements to the Convent. Lefevere should recall that 6 years ago, Joos had to recommence the Convent with more Sisters than there were dollars in the treasury and that the first year he was obliged to hire a lay teacher whose wages and board of a half year took up the revenue derived from the pay school for the whole year. This should suffice to make Lefevere feel how much Joos was surprised and grieved at Lefevere's letter. The farm at Milan will be lost to the orphans unless Lefevere has some good advice. The deed is all right but they say the land is only conveyed in trust. Joos will see Father (Peter) Hennaert tomorrow and talk over the farm at Milan.

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1865 Aug 29

McKey, Mother Angela J(oseph) of St. Bridget
Grand Rapids, Mich(igan)

to Bishop P(eter) P(aul) Lefev(e)re
Detroit, (Michigan)

Father J(oseph) Kindekens, tho has been changed, directed her to write Lefevere to arrange for a spiritual adviser.

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1865 Aug 30

Lavialle, P(eter) J(oseph), Bishop-elect of Louisville
St. Mary's College, (Kentucky)

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

Lavialle received the Apostolic letter last Thursday by messenger from Louisville. He is sorry for his hesitation. He encloses a letter of acceptance to the Cardinal Prefect and asks Purcell to forward it. He believes that the 3rd Sunday in September would be suitable for is consecration. He thanks Purcell for his offer to let Lavialle use his house and cathedral but it would deprive the clergy and the faithful of Louisville. So he wishes Purcell to perform the ceremony in Louisville. He shall be thankful to the Bishops of the Province for attending. He will ask them to come and asks Purcell to use his influence. He supposes his jurisdiction begins when he takes possession of his See. He asks Purcell to inform him if he is mistaken and to give him advice on any other matters.

P.S. He will not write to the Bishop until he hears form Purcell.

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1865 Aug 30

O'Connor, Father M.
Baltimore, (Maryland)

To Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell
of Cincinnati, Ohio

Purcell's letter of the 12th came after the departure of O'Connor's sister. She said she had not received the letter Purcell addressed to her at Buffalo. O'Connor had no doubt of the correctness of Purcell's views. In Baltimore, the conclusion arrived at in discussing the Visitation (Sisters) vows was that solemn vow could not be taken except where the foundation of the monastery was made by authority of a special or general rescript of the Holy See. O'Connor asks Purcell to send another letter to him stating that her vows were simple and that he dispensed her from them. This may save her annoyance and will quiet her own mind. Purcell's first letter to her stating that he dispensed her as far as his power extended, left some doubt. She sailed for Ireland on the 16th. O'Connor's brother has provided for her support there.

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1865 Aug 30

O'Gorman, James, Bishop of Raphanea
Omaha, Nebraska

to Archbishop John Baptist Purcell
Cincinnati, Ohio

The good Sisters of Charity arrived there on Saturday. They remained until Monday at the Convent of Mercy. Two old acquaintances of Purcell, Mr. and Mrs. E(dward) Creighton, the only rich people in his congregation, anticipate their every want. The Sisters left for Denver on Monday. Bishop (Clement Smyth) of Dubuque still suffers from sciatica.

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1865 Aug 31

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

To Archbishop (John Baptist) Purcell
of Cincinnati, Ohio

Spalding has just received a letter from the Father (Peter J.) Lavialle telling him that he has accepted the high office to which the Holy See has appointed him, and saying he has notified Purcell, requesting him to be the Consecrator in the Cathedral of Louisville. Lavialle believes the 17th of September will be about the date. But if Purcell needs more time Spalding suggests that the consecration be on September 24th for more time and to hear from the invited Bishops. He makes this suggestion at the request of Lavialle and wishes Purcell to send Lavialle's communications through him. Lavialle does not wish the consecration date to conflict with the Jubilee. The 17th of September would conflict but Purcell may decide whether to change the date. Spalding says that the 24th of September would be suitable because it is the anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral.

II-5-c A.L.S. 4pp. 12mo.
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