pg 128 time in the principal parish. Probably they had formed their School in plans for those same schools. In a word, it was impossible then Brooklyn, NY to find employment for more than two, and the three others returned at once. The history of Kentucky and of Cincinnati serve as an explanation of this little phenomenon. However, the minor chapter was satisfied even at this price to have a footing in Brooklyn, one of the first posts in the United States. And what is still more consoling, this first school is in the hands of a very able pastor who is devoted to the house. 7. Blessing of the Church It took place on Nov 12th in presence of a numerous concourse of people and of the F. Visitor, who had the consolation there to celebrate the first solemn mass. F. Cointet having been authorized about a year before to bless it, the ceremony could not be performed by anyone else. The mass, which the music-master of the college had been preparing for two months, was executed to perfection. The sermon of the occasion was preached by one of the two clergymen candidates, the Rev. Mr. Ivers, who acquitted himself of this duty in a manner to please his entire audience. The sermon was excellent, but rather long.