University of Notre Dame

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D( , ) ( , )

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

....Protestant, Mohammedan, Heathen, and liberal Catholics all wish for the downfall of the Papacy, and are trying to destroy Christianity--"He that is not for me is against me". The Protestantism and consequent widespread Atheism of Germany and Great Britain is now bearing its fruit, as was foreseen from the beginning of the Apostasy. There are only two parties in the world, and these will become more distinct every day until they come to a desperate physical hand to hand fight in each country. There may be lulls of peace, besotted, insensate rulers may fancy they have discovered lasting peace, but there is no peace for the wicked. France should be the leader (in Europe), were she herself again. The governments of Europe have stood by in indifference and have seen injustice done to the highest representative of Justice on earth. They have stood by without even raising their voices against despoilers of the Church. The writer is not quite sure whether the right course is to defend the Church by physical power or to suffer passively. Because there are not three great Catholic powers surrounding Rome, there must either be brought together in Italy a gigantic army in defense of Christianity, or else all must sit down in silence and await the Providence of God.

I-2-h A.L. (incomplete) 5pp. 12mo. 1

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D(______), C. (______)

to O(restes) A. Brownson (______)

The writer begs Brownson to treat this letter as though it came from the farthest corner of Asia and to answer the question propounded in the Review if he feels it worthy. C.D. Says that on pages 693-694 of "The Golden Manual", a book which is supposed to have the approbation of an Archbishop, there is a litany of the Holy Cross which contains certain strophes which he fears some ignorant person might misconstrue. He asks should a Catholic pray to a piece of wood if all the priests, bishops and cardinals assembled in Convention and pronounced that the wood of the cross should be the object of prayer. He asks if the Litany might not have been added as a flourish by the publisher. He says he writes in good faith and believes that the Church never sanctioned such a liturgy. P.S. He wants to see the publisher and Archbishop rebuked for allowing such language to go into a book purported to direct the faith of the laity.

I-3-d A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo 1

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Damen, Father (Arnold)

Father Damen's sermon on the Real Presence. Catholc Herald

I-1-e Newspaper Clipping 3 columns folio 0

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Damen, S.J., Father (Arnold) (New York, New York)

Sermon on Confession preached at the mission at the Immaculate Conception Church. (From an unidentified paper.)

I-1-e Newspaper Clipping 5 columns folio 0

(______) (Nov. 2,)

Damen, S.J., (Father) A(rnold) (New York, New York)

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

At the mission at St. Gabriel's Church (New York) there were 9300 Communions, 20 converts, 143 adults were prepared for first Communion, and 231 adults were confirmed. The Mission at St. John the Evangelist's Church (New York) opened Nov. 1.

I-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 12mo. 1

(18--)(Mar. 30)
David, J(ean) B(aptist) M Bishop of Mauricastro: Nazareth, (Kentucky)
 to  Father (Simon Gabriel) Brute: Emmitsburg, M(aryland)

David acknowledges Brute's letter of Mar. 6. He would like to send Brute a collection of news like Brute sends but he has not that talent. Father (Ignatius) Reynolds had offended one of his students in his class in expirmental philsophy and the student attacked him with a hockey club on the streets of Bardtown. He would have been killed if others had not gone to his assistance. They have held the ceremonies of Holy Week. The Palm Sunday procession was held in the cathedral because of rain. They had the tenebras in a special way he describes. On Holy Thursday at the blessing of the oils there were 7 priests in chasubles, 4 deacons and 3 subdeacons in dalmatics, a priest assistant and master of ceremonies, Father Reynolds. David preached. Today while Bishop (Benedict Joseph) Flaget conducts the Good Friday services, David conducting services with the Sisters at Nazareth which he describes. The Sisters of Charity have 60 boarders and find their house too small. On the advice of the Bishop and himself they have decided to build. David gives the details of the proposed building and suggests that when Brute comes to Kentucky next autumn he will find the building under roof. If he has not sent his catechism he blames his head because he has thought of it twenty times. He will send a copy of the controversies of St. Francis de Sales as well as his own book. He has received 11 numbers of Cobbett. He does not know if there are any more. He has read them in snatches and is thankful that Providence has raised up this Protestant writer. Their president (Father George Elder) descends the Mississippi with Father Martial and will visit the parents of his students. Martial is going to Europe where he will act as vicar general of Bishop Flaget. He sends his regards to Dubois and Hickey. His headaches seem to increase but his heart is right.

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

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Del Moniere, (Count) (New York, New York)

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

The story told him last evening is the same as that which he had known before and had communicated to His Majesty "(G.D.G.)" some months before. It is the confirmation of what everyone in the monde office knows already. (General) Prim was killed by (General) Serrano, who bribed all those connected with the murder. If the man (who told the story) is telling the truth, Serrano and (Andre) Solis, the chief of the Public Safety of the Kingdom, had organized a mock attempt to kill Prince Amadeo and his wife in August, 1872, in the Calle de l'Arenal. The man who told this story was the chief of the mock-plot, which was intended to frighten the Prince's wife, who was pregnant at the time, so that she would persuade the Prince to send his abdication to the Cortes. This man left with Del Monieri the cards of the four men who recommended him. Andre Solis's office was open to him day and night. The attempt, however, was not a serious one but a fairly well played farce, in which so-called guards and so-called conspirators opened fire on each other and killed a rag-picker, everyone else escaping without a scratch. The whole thing is really not worth talking about for such a long time; however, Del Monieri has taken the cards and thinks he will use them some day. He is sending them to McMaster, and has numbered them-card No. 1, on which are written instructions to admit the bearer to the office, is that of Andre Solis, chief of the public safety; No. 2 is the card of Emilio Moras, chief actor in the farce; No. 3, the first blue card, is that of Maximo Marchal, in command of the affair; No. 4, the second blue card, is that of Tronisce Guirogo Garcia; and No. 5, the third blue one, is the card of D.L. Hillios, a railroad man. These things however, are not important and Del Moniere goes on to more important things. The admiral, Polo de Barnake, is at Cadiz, but will soon take command of the squadron composed of the Numancio and Gerona. Captain Casariego of the ordnance department has been summoned to Cadiz to be his flag captain, with Brigadier de Montenegro as his companion and junior in grade. The headquarters of the crusaders is Santander. Del Moniere would like to ask McMaster's advice. McMaster has seen the latest dispatches about Porto Rico and Germany, Germanywhom Del Monieri hates so much-has fallen back before the editor of the Freeman's Journal. Del Monieri is thinking of going to Spain to see the King, to show him what benefit the royal cause can win from the Porto Rico business. As it is impossible to have the King recognized, not even as a belligerent, so long as he holds no seaports, Del Monieri intends asking the King to nominate Admiral Polo and his son as Knights of Calatrava, and to appoint the boy to some sinecure. Then, with their berets in his pocket, he will propose his bargain to Polo. If he, as soon as he becomes full admiral, will make a pronunciamento in favor of his Majesty Don Carlos VII (G.D.G.), he will be Topete equal, and his son will be a Knight of Calatrava Red Cross, and secretary of an embassy. But if Polo refuses to meet Del Monieri's conditions, his correspondence will be printed and the Serrano government informed. Polo will be disgraced and his son arrested and sent to prison. If Del Monieri does not write New York every ten days, Polo's letters will be published in full, and he will be exposed and accused of murder, and Del Monieri will tell the stories he knows about him. It will cost money to go to Spain, but he is thinking of making proposals to James G(ordon) Bennett thereby if he is appointed correspondent, the Herald could get first news. He asks McMaster's opinion of this move and requests an answer today.

I-2-h A.L.S. 8pp. 4to 5

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(______) Democrat (Brooklyn, New York)

Father Fidelis Stone, C.P., the great convert, preached a powerful sermon in St. James' Church upon "Divine Love." (The sermon is quoted; part of the clipping is torn away.)

I-1-e Newspaper Clipping 2 columns folio 1

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De Pauw, (Father) Edmund M. Chateaugay, N(ew) Y(ork)

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

DePauw asks McMaster to accept his small contribution towards the expenses of those who will represent them at the council. He gives his permission to afix his name to the "Petition of Rights." He would have done this in his letter of the day before, but he was too tired after doing the 14 or 16 days of hard work necessarily attending a retreat.

I-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 12mo. 1

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(Detroit Evening News) (Detroit, Michigan)

Father Peter A. Baart replies to the attack by Bishop Thomas Bonacum of Lincoln, Nebraska, and makes the charge of falsifying. (In the Austin E. Ford papers.)

I-1-k Newspaper clipping 2 columns 2

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Donnelly, Gerald Fort Benton, Montana

to Augtin E. Ford N(ew) Y(ork, New York)

He asks if Ford can give him any information about his brother, Thomas Donnelly, not to be confused with William M. Donnelly who introduced the visitor to Ford. He gives various business connections that Thomas Donnelly once held; in case Ford should see his brother he should relate the writer's concern.

I-1-k A.L.S. 2pp. 4to. 3

(______) (March 11,)

Donnelly, Julia Morrissville, R(hode) I(sland)

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

She encloses $3.00, the subscriptions of 30 members to the Indian mission fund for the next three months.

I-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 12mo. 1

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(______), Dorothy Lynn, (Massachusetts)

to Enid (______) (Boston, Massachusetts)

Dorothy is sorry for the misunderstanding. If Enid could meet Dorothy for lunch on Saturday at the Bellevue, Dorothy would be so grateful. She wanted, too, to ask Enid for a few addresses. She has been away from Boston so long she feels like a stranger.

X-4-j A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo. 1

(______) (Monday )

(______), Dorothy (Boston, Massachusetts)

to Enid (______) (Boston, Massachusetts)

There must have been some mistake. Dorothy visited until 6:30 and then started in on the dinner.

X-4-j A.L.S. 1p. 8vo. 1

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Dorsey, A(nna) H(anson) (Washington, District of Columbia)

to Father (Daniel E.) Hudson, (C.S.C.) (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Dorsey cannot finish the story by Jan. 1 without cutting and destroying all interest. The sequel or straightening out of the Tangled Paths would not take more than a quarter of the New Year. After which Dorsey must give up writing continuously. She is worn out and at the end of her labors of thirty years has nothing to show. She would keep on if she had health and strength. Dorsey will be prudent in her allusions to the war.

X-4-j A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo. 1

(______) (Jan. 24,)

Dorsey, Mrs. A.H. Washington, (D.C.)

to James A(lphonsus) McMaster (New York, New York)

The writer, having noticed in the Freeman's Journal of January 8, (______), an article on the scarcity and high cost of wax candles, wishes to bring to McMaster's attention a vegetable wax common to the Atlantic coast which could be utilized for altar use. A shrub known as the wax myrtle bears a small berry, from which a vivid green wax can be obtained when the berry is boiled in water, and cooled. The negroes and poor whites of the South use this wax for candles; it is harder and firmer than beeswax, and could be bleached at less cost. Long Beach, on the New Jersey coast, is literally covered with wax myrtle, and the people there have never applied it for any useful purpose. The writer thinks it would be worthwhile to experiment with myrtle wax for Church use, since it would supply candles at a cheaper rate and would furnish a plentiful supply of wax.

I-2-h A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo. 1

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"Double Homo" (______), (______)

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

The writer encloses a confidential circular which may provide an interesting discussion in the Freeman, and may afford a laugh at the expense of the author, "Homo", whose life, the circular reports, is threatened. The writer found the circular on Nassau Street. Enclosure: A circular advertising a book which is supposed to reveal the secrets of Roman Priest Craft. J.G. White will receive orders for the book at Jancsokville, Ill(inois).

I-2-h A.L.S. 1 p. 12mo. 2

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Doubleday, Page & Co. New York, (New York)

to Henry Francis Brownson Detroit, Mich(igan)

They send Brownson a complimentary copy of Frank Norris' "The Pit" which they describe. If Brownson cares to express an opinion of the story they shall appreciate it.

III-3-h T.L. unsigned 2pp. 12mo. 1

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Doyle, W(illia)m T. Milwaukee, Wis(consin)

to Henry F. Brownson Detroit, Michigan)

Doyle quotes Father Hewitt, St. Gregory, and many others on the subject of punishment, in English, Greek, and Latin. It has been hot in Milwaukee; he supposes Brownson is busy now that the Catholic Summer School has opened. (First page of the letter is missing.)

III-3-h A.L.S. 6pp. 8vo. 2

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Ducey, Father (______) Chicago, (Illinois)

to (William J.) Onahan (Chicago, Illinois)

He is at the Great Northern and will be pleased to see Onahan at a convenient place and hour. He should be pleased to have Onahan come to luncheon if the note reaches him in time.

IX-1-g A.L.S. 2pp. 12mo. 1

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Duggan, Mary Chappagua, N(ew) Y(ork)

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

Since McMaster says he will take no more than $.03 a month from each subscriber of the Freeman's Journal, she encloses $.25 for 8 months for the Indian Missions.

I-2-h A.L.S. 1p. 12mo. 1

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Dyas, W. Godfrey (Chicago, Illinois)

to William (J.) Onahan (Chicago, Illinois)

He acknowledge with thanks Onahan's letter; it contained the good opinion and confidence in Dyas entertained by most of his fellow exiles of Erin. He knows of no one better able to utter the cultured thought or show the courteous bearing that characterize the educated classes of Ireland than Onahan. He is verging on 83 years.

IX-1-g A.L.S. 2pp. 16mo. 1

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Dyke(?), D(?) (______)

to (Father Daniel E. Hudson, C.S.C.) (Notre Dame, Indiana)

Enclosed is a poem in honor of The Queen of Heaven by Joaquin Miller, for whom Dyke hopes She will intercede that he may enter the true Church. (No enclosure).

X-4-j A.L.S. 1p. 12mo. 2