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(______) Jan. 19

Park, C.R. (______)

to (Orestes A.) Brownson (Chelsea, Massachusetts)

Mrs. Newcomb will be unable to come to Chelsea. They will be at home on Thursday. An invitation is extended to Brownson to come.

I-3-d A.L.S. 1p. 10mo. 1

(______) Jun. 3

Patterson, Henry S. Philadelphia, (Pennsylvania)

to O(restes) A. Brownson Care of B.H. Greene Boston, (Massachusetts)

(The paper has badly deteriorated causing portions of this letter to be lost.) Patterson received Brownson's letter yesterday and immediately mailed some papers which may serve to give him some idea how the land lies. Arrangements are being made to organize a (Thomas Hart) Benton Club. The friends of (James) Buchanan in the interior are urging his claims. He is probably the most popular man so far as (Pennsylvania) is concerned. Brownson asked about Commodore (Charles) Stewart. He is about 60, in tolerable health, but with an iron frame terribly shaken by a life of dissipation. He has some mind and information and is superior in both to General (William Henry) Harrison. As a sailor he stands deservedly high. He is separated from his wife. In the matter of women he has been particularly loose. He now has a mistress who is said to be a relative left under his guardianship and debauched by him. He is also far from select in his male associations. The nomination has been brewing for some time but is generally laughed at. A Captain Henry, a man of arrogance, insolence and dissoluteness, is Stewart's constant companion and the reputed author of the articles in the Spirit of the (Times) which is now their recognized organ. Stewart has generally voted a democratic ticket, but for (several years past has been looked upon as a conservative. If nomi(na)ted he will be regarded in Pennsylvania as the candidate of that party which looks for a perpetuation of the present abuses. The only paper which actively supports him is the Spirit of the Times, long known as a merchantable article. Another is to be established at Camden, N.J. under the editorial charge of Dr. English, backed by Capt(ain Robert Field?)Stockton who, if they may believe him, elected Harrison by his individual exertions. There are other causes at work. Patterson does not like Richard Rush. He has always been up to his eyes in humbug, antimasonry, for example. He is immoderately ambitious and hopes on his head than brains in it, utterly spoiled by all useful purposes by having been an attache to the American legation at London. As for the rank and file of the club, they are politicians of the hungry species. Patterson can never assent (to the) proposition that the American people is unfit to choose (its) rulers. Brownson will probably see some developments upon this (su)bject before long. Meanwhile men of radical notions should not commit themselves to any one. The time is at hand when they may make themselves felt in the politics of the country as they never have been before. Either Mr. (William D.) Kelley or Patterson will write more fully upon this subject in a few days.

I-3-d A.L.S. 4pp. 4to. 15

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Paulist Fathers (New York, New York)

Five minute sermon preached in the Church of St. Paul the Apostle on Pentecost. Topic: The Sacrament of Penance. (From an unidentified newspaper.)

I-1-e Newspaper Clippin 1 column folio 0

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Paulist Father (St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York)

Sermon for Pentecost - "Prayer."

I-1-e Newspaper Clipping 1 column folio 0

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Paulist Fathers (St. Paul the Apostle church New York, New York)

Sermon for Sexagesima Sunday - "The sower went out to sow his seed."

I-1-e Newspaper Clipping 1 column folio 0

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Payne, Father W. Gaston Baltimore, M(arylan)d

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

Payne has been laid up about a year with acute rheumatism. During this time, he has written some articles for the "Ave Maria." His brother Raphael S. Payne wrote occasionally for the Ave. He died last fall. Payne's open letter to Col.(______) Lindbergh's backers was a tentative gesture. Payne is sending some blank verse, mainly historical and partially personal. Payne is the "infirm old Priest" referred to. One of those "Missionary Priests" is still living. Payne has the "Saddle bags" in his possession. He hopes that this blank verse may prove instructive and edifying to the readers of the "Ave Maria". The poem, "Lesson of an Old Chalice Restored," is enclosed.

X-4-j A.L.S. 4pp. 8vo. 2

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P(eabody) E(lizabeth) P. (______)

to O(restes A. Brownson (Boston, Massachusetts)

She encloses a letter that she wants Brownson to see. The person who wrote the enclosed letter has been making unfriendly remarks about William. This person who said the unfriendly things has been treacherous to Peabody, too.

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

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Peabody, Eli(zabeth) P.

to (Orestes A.) Brownson

She is sorry that she did not get to speak to Brownson last evening. She has written something for Brownson's paper and has asked the latter to use what he wishes (no enclosure). P.S. Mr. (A.Bronson) Alcott informed Peabody that Brownson would like her recollections of his sermons--she is not in the position to give an accurate account but she had notes for the afternoon sermon. She summarizes Brownson's morning sermon on being a Christian, and encloses a copy of her notes on his afternoon sermon.

I-3-d A.L.S. 18pp. 8vo. 2

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P(eabody), E(lizabeth) P. (______)

to (Orestes A.) Brownson (______)

Elizabeth Peabody heard Brownson express many views as expressed in her manuscript though in a differentt way, that she will give the manuscript to Brownson in the hope that it will be published. It is number 4 of those articles on the Hebrew scriptures which were written in 1826 but published in the Christian Examiner in 1834. The articles were written with no view in mind. Had not Mr. Norton stopped the series, Elizabeth believes it would have been recorded that an unlearned girl having replied on the philosophising from Coleridge's Friend should have seen what is here expressed. Elizabeth suggests one of the two should write an introductory note stating the dates. She would rather have Brownson to write it. The circumstances of the article being rejected from the Christian Examiner, she at the same time received Mr. Walker's good word. Greenwood having seen the article on creation persuaded Elizabeth to print it.

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

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(Peabody, Elizabeth ?) Hilton Hill, Massachusetts

to (Orestes A.) Brownson (Chelsea, Massachusetts)

The writer (signature not given, writer doubtful) is sorry to hear that Brownson's feelings have been wounded, or that a shadow in the person of William Greene has been cast over Brownson's mind. There on Milton Hill she wishes to write about the whole matter. She has been aware for some time of Greene's strange feeling about (Theodore) Parker. Greene's experience could not prepare him to understand that religious sentiments do survive great falsehood in speculation. She did not seek to oppose his ideas feeling that in time Parker should refute the false notions. The writer has had peculiar relations with Greene. Because she was older she paid very little attention to his outbursts and may have given rise in his mind to the notions that she and the transcendentalists did not have the proper regard for individual relations. Greene's reserve prevented her from asking him about the matter, despite his dark hints about her, Parker and her friends. Under these circumstances Ida (Rupell) came to her about the letter in the Post and E.P.Clarke about the conversation at Mrs. Greene's. Putting these things together with a remark of Brownson to Ann Sumner, the writer decided that Greene had received some specific charge against Parker from Brownson, a charge that Brownson would not make in another frame of mind. She did not come to Brownson before because she felt so secure about Parker's character. She went to see E.Forbes after Ida's visit and found that Brownson had really believed the charges against Parker, but had later rejected them. She wrote to Greene to imply that Brownson no longer held those ideas about Parker. Ida went to see E. Forbes again and came back with a new interpretation. (Letter continued from) Boston. The question of Parker's domestic happiness has led her to raise the question of the cause, in the person of Parker's aunt, an invalid who lives with them and to take care of whom they do not go away from home nor entertain often. The writer, having taught Lydia Parker, best knows her mind and is her confidant, knows this. The writer has this morning gone to see Mrs. G. Russell on Savin Hill who agreed with her about the ridiculousness of the charges. Parker's most familiar acquaintances testify to his character, although admitting that, like Brownson, he is so earnest that he sometimes lacks gracefulness. (Letter incomplete).

I-3-d A.L.(Incomplete) 12pp. 8vo. 7

(______) Dec. 21,

Pendleton, Geo(rge) H. Washington, (D.C.)

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

Pendleton thanks McMaster for his letter of (December) 18, (______), and for his assurances of support in Pendleton's contest for the speakership, for Mc Master's support will be of much avail. The two members of the Ohio delegation mentioned by McMaster are the very ones to whom Pentleton had reference, they are both active, intelligent, and able, and will be important in the House as well as in the delegations. Pendleton is friendly though not intimate with them, but Cox, whose old district was in part composed of counties now apportioned to them is intimate with them and has more friends among their constituents than Pendleton. If McMaster could reach them effectually, their outspoken support now would settle the speakership question in Ohio and doubtless in the whole Northwest. Regarding the other matter in McMaster's letter, Pendleton read the letter to the interested party, who was gratified at McMaster's interest in this success and agrees fully with much that McMaster says about him, agreeing also on the wise course he should pursue. Moreover, he concurs in McMcaster's opinion of certain prominent gentlemen and the content and locale of their strength. If this man's character will prove equal to the inevitable emergencies the people will recognize the fact and yield to the schemes of the wire-pullers; if however, the character should fall, the wire-pullers will have no chance. Pendleton will be satisfied in either event. Meanwhile organization is premature, for everything is happening too rapidly to make decisions. The best thing is to wait, as, in fact, everyone is waiting. Pendleton promises to notify McMaster to write at his leisure.

I-2-h A.L.S. 6pp. 12mo. 1

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"Personal Friend and Admirer, A" (______)

to (Orestes A. Brownson) (______)

It is conceded that one man cannot assume dominion over another, but Sovereignty which is supreme can confer such dominion. Brownson concedes this when he acknowledges what he calls the obligation of municipal law. (Note on reverse side): A personal friend of Brownson submits these remarks.

I-3-d Fragment 1p. 12mo. 1

(______) May 17.

Peter, Sarah Cincinnati, Ohio

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

She is sending McMaster a little article for publication, the Cincinnati Telegraph having made no mention of an event which should please all Catholics. Their volume is more beautiful than anything she had thought Cincinnati capable of producing. But there are, in the convents, some accomplished women, who can produce works of the highest art and taste. She encloses an offering for the Pope from the school children, and will acquaint the Holy Father with the circumstances. She is a diligent and grateful reader of the Freeman's Journal, and finds it more informative and pleasing than all the other papers she has access to.

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

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"Philo-Veritas" (______)

to O(restes) A. Brownson (______)

Having once had an introduction to Brownson and having generally coincided with him on the subject of political economy and the rights of the masses, he transmits for his perusal the accompanying sheets containing opinions, much, formed by the side of the work bench, will be found differing from those acquired in the Counting Rooms and will be equally removed from the selfishness of Conservatism and the licentiousness of liberalism. He asks Brownson to accord them a fair and impartial examination. Brownson will (see) that from the sentiments contained they could not have been confided to the judgment of a protestant nor could they have been entrusted to the consideration of one of the Catholic clergy, imbued with the prejudice of education as well as of his class. (A portion of pages 1 and 2 has been torn away and lost.) (The accompanying manuscript deals at length with the author's religious experiences and his application of biblical prophecies to current world conditions.)

I-3-d A.L.S.(Incomplete) 70pp. 4to. 1

(______) Nov. 29

(The Pilot?) (Boston, Massachusetts)

Clipping about the Diocese of Hartford, C(onnecticu)t and the dedication of St. Joseph's Convent and of the collection for the new chapel and convent. (In the papers of Bishop Francis P. McFarland.

I-1-c Clipping 5/6 of a 2 column (2 copies)

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Polk, (Father) Paul West Louisville, K(entuck)y

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

Polk sends an article on Church "Tea Parties" taken from the Catholic Advocate of Louisville, No. 33, and hopes McMaster will answer it. The article with its reference to "Ice Cream Saloon", "tea and coffee", and ladies waiting on you", proved so shocking to Polk that he could hardly believe his eyes. That such things as well as "masquerade costumes", a band of music", and laughing and talking go on in a church astounds and dismays him. He compares the sale of refreshments in a church to the buying and selling in the Temple which called forth Christ's wrath. (Enclosure): an account of a church "tea party" at St. Charles Borromeo's, Philadelphia.

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

(______) Jun.19

Porter, F(itz) J(ohn) Morristown, (New Jersey)

to R(ichard) H(enry) Clarke (New York, New York)

Porter did not get out of the "labarinths of lunacy" till 2 o'clock or he would have sped his way to meet (Charles) O'Conor. He will be glad to go on Monday. Wednesday is a meeting day at asylum and also for the resurrection of General Washington's headquarters. (P.S.) A letter from Judge Black gives Porter the assurance he is also at the wood work and would give a few kind words to his vindictive enemy.

I-w-n A.L.S. 3pp. 12mo. 1

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Priest of the Church ( (, (______)

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

The writer has been following the letters of "Jus", and wonders who will continue his work if he stops writing. "Jus" knows how to expose the rights of the priests-the second order of the clergy, without infringing upon the rights of the bishops-the first order. He knows the priests have a right to appeal to the Holy Father even against the bishops' wishes. No bishop would oppose such a right, for if rights are opposed to wrongs, the bishop who would do so would be guilty of a wrong and should come under public censure. But as yet there is no law to protect those who would sign a petition to the Pope, so prudence requires cautious action. It is best to work in such a way that the success of the petition can be secured before the names signed to it have been made public. The Pope will surely allow the petition to be considered if the names are not revealed or he will furnish suitable protection. "Jus" and McMaster should take the matter in hand, first getting up a petition beseeching the Holy Father to extend Canon Law to this country, thereby annulling the arbitrary power of the bishops and conferring Canonical Parochial Rights upon the Second Order of the clergy; and secondly, sending an invitation (He gives a model form) to every priest in the United States to sign, which assures each signer that if the petition fails his name will not be revealed, and if it succeeds his name will be published only if necessary. Thirdly, "Jus" and McMaster should attach the names to the petition and submit it to Rome; fourthly, expenses should be paid as was previously decided. The petition can not fail, for no priest is justified in not supporting it, since the support of it is just both to themselves and to their parishoners. Now the lay members of the church suffer because the priests are not in a position to act for their good. Priests are discriminated against from the side of the bishops and from the lay church, whose influence the bishops have been deliberately cultivating. In this petition the priests ask only their rights.

I-2-e A.L.S. 4pp. 4to. 2

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Prince(?), Martin (New York, New York)

to (Richard Henry) Clarke (New York, New York)

Prince would be glad to send Clarke the circulars, but he is not the Sec(re)t(ary) of the general society, but only of the Committee on Apparitions(?). The Secretary, Mr. Evans, is ill so nothing can be done at the present time. He will try to bear in mind Clarke's request and ask the Secretary to forward copies of all circulars.

I-2-n A.L.S. 2pp. 16mo. 1

(______) Oct. 5,

Pryor, Roger A. (New York, New York)

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

He begs McMaster not to fail to see him, since he has not thanked McMaster for his kindness and wants to hear him talk.

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

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"Puer" (______)

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

P.S. The writer asks that the scrap (an enclosure, to which this note is a post script, enclosure is not included) be returned, since he would like to preserve it. He hopes his communication will be received with the honesty charity and love of truth in which it is written. Regarding McMaster's pet quotation about St. Peter, the writer asks if, because ages ago St. Peter permitted St. Timothy to take a little good wine for his health, it can be argued that in this age sinners such as McMaster and the writer may drink the drugs sold for liquor, which are practically all ruinous to health. He defies McMaster to deduce Pharisaism or Manicheeism from what he has written.

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

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

to Cardinal (______) (Rome, Italy)

Rough first draft, incomplete of a letter of (Purcell) to the cardinal prefect concerning the question of clandestine marriages, especially at Detroit. Also concerning the application of a certain person for admission to holy orders whom the Archbishop considers unworthy of ordination.

II-5-f A.L.(First Draft incomplete) (Latin) 1p.8vo. 1

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(Purcell, John Baptist Archbishop of Cincinnati)

An address by a student of (Mt. St. Mary's College at Emmitsburg, Maryland) to (Purcell) in which, while professing his unworthiness to address Purcell, he calls to mind the many things he has done for the Church, the founding of Mt. St. Mary's of the West, the introduction of the various sisterhoods into the diocese and wishes him well, while working for his pontifical benediction.

II-5-f A.D. (Latin) 4pp. 8vo. 1

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Purcell Family

An account of the Purcell family received by Father John Quinlan at Notre Dame from the Very Reverend J. O'Connell, parish priest at the Spa, Tralee, Ireland. Two cousins of Archbishop John Baptist Purcell were the daughters of Edmund Purcell and bacame Mother M. Aloysius (Purcell) in the Presentation Convent of Tralee and Mother Mary Joseph Purcell. Another, Anne, was not a nun but was buried near the Convent. Another married a merchant of Tralee named Pembroke and another wed a miller named O'Donovan of the same place. No account of the brothers in the family is given in the records of the Presentation convent.

II-5-h (Typed Copy) 1p. 8vo. 5