pg 91 as regards health. The year 1845 was marked by a great deal of sickness, nobody dying, but many being down with daily fevers. It is true that the Society this year had to mourn the premature death of Br. Anselm, who was drowned in the Ohio while bathing with Mr. Deluane; but no one thought of charging this death to the insalubrity of Notre Dame du Lac, as was done the two following years. The autumn of 1846 was marked three times by death: that of Bro. John the Baptist, then that of Bro. Anthony, and of Mr. Garnier, a postulant lately arrived from France. Some time in the following winter occurred the death of a pupil, Mr. Richardville. The autumn of 1847 was visited by more sickness but fewer fatalities. Sr. Mary of Carmel was the only one to pay the debt of nature. It is a fact that about this time the same maladies afflicted the whole country, and it would perhaps be difficult to prove that they were really produced by the climate; still it can not be called in question that the number of deaths in so short a time did considerable harm to the house in the public estimation.