pg 100 returned from Europe the Bishop urged to have the establishment promised for Indianapolis founded; then he complained that there were such long delays; and finally he threatened to rid himself of the whole community if he could not have this project carried out. At this time, Bro. Joseph was sent to Indianapolis on a new mission which His Lordship was desirous of establishing, namely, to sell Catholic books cheap and thus to fill every house of the country with them. He made hardly any sales; he was more concerned, it seems to me, in buying than in selling or paying. The fact is that, having been told to look around and examine whether there was any property for sale at Indianapolis which might be suitable for a novitiate, he took this as an authorization to purchase a property of twenty-seven acres for 22,500fr. The administration was equally surprised and pained, but to refuse to sanction what was done would compromise the house in the eyes of the public and especially in those of the Bishop. Moreover by his last [letters ?] F. Rector himself seemed to be of opinion that some sacrifices might be made in order to preserve the last remnants of the favorable dispositions of the Bishop.