pg 33 France, Mr. Louis, had his promise that he would not grant permission to erect any college except at such a distance as would not interfere with his. F. Sorin made a journey to Vincennes about the end of October to treat the matter. The Bishop repeated to him what he had already expressed in writing, and ended by saying that if he wished to build a college, he would give him the Lake property near South Bend, in the northern part of the diocese. Having obtained the necessary information in Vincennes, F. Sorin considered the matter as being very serious, and begged the Bishop to grant him some time to reflect on it. On his return to St. Peter's the Father assembled the council of administration and laid the Bishop's offer before them. Several days were spent in ineffectual deliberations, but finally the offer was accepted, and the day, hour and mode of departure were agreed upon. On Nov. 16, seven of the most industrious of the Brothers set out with their superior for South Bend. Eight days of their journey were days of hardship; the air was piercingly cold, and the little band moved forward straight towards the north.