University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 34             The rest of the community were to remain at St. Peter's till 
             the following spring, under the direction of Mr. Chartier.  But 
             contrary to the expectation of F. Sorin and the Brothers, Mr. 
             Chartier again got into trouble with the Bishop, and the 
             consequence of the misunderstanding was that he refused to remain 
             any longer in the diocese of Vincennes, which he left about the 
             middle of February.
                  Brother Vincent being thus at the head of this part of the 
             community, took his measure and availed himself of the season to 
             remove from St. Peter's to Notre Dame du Lac, whether it would 
             have been much more difficult to come some months later.  They 
             therefore set out, and they reached the end of their journey the 
             Monday before Ash Wednesday, much fatigued but overflowing with 
             health and good spirits.  They were just a few hours ahead of F. 
             Sorin, who had been absent on a visit to a tribe of savages.  
             This separation had lasted only four months, but it seemed to 
             them like four years.

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