pg 101 All things having been maturely considered, the purchase was ratified by the Minor Chapter, and notice was immediately sent to Sainte Croix. It is hardly necessary to add that the administration of the Lake chose this means only as a lesser evil, leaving to the Mother House, of course, the right to order the property to be resold if that appeared more expedient. Here the members of the chapter committed an inexcusable blunder in trying to justify this purchase too strongly by the words of the Rev. Father, and in not putting in the clearest light the unpleasant predicament in which the stupidity of Bro. Joseph had placed them. This was the occasion of the famous memorial which will be mentioned in the next number. The Bishop was delighted. He even wrote to the Propagation of the Faith to obtain a special grant on this occasion, and he gave hopes of double assistance from that quarter. How great was the disappointment of the chapter on learning six months afterwards that there would be no grant at all to the Lake this year!