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Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 160                             Chapter XI.  Year 1852

                  Tired of representing in vain by letter all those subjects of 
             complaint, the Minor Chapter of Notre Dame du Lac at last came to 
             the resolution to have them carried to Sainte Croix by F. Sorin in 
             person.  Starting on Dec 2d, he arrived at the Mother House about 
             the end of the month.
                  Great was the surprise of the V.R.F. Rector at the unexpected 
             arrival of this Father.  He himself had been absent more than six 
             months in Rome, and during all that time had only followed the 
             affairs of his houses in America from a distance.  Most of the 
             letters relating to the difficulties of the Lake had not even been 
             read by him.
                  His Chapter was convened, and the grievances of F. Sorin were 
             discussed for four hours.  The erection of the house of New 
             Orleans into a Local Superiorship was maintained, but left 
             entirely, as to the revenues and charges, under the jurisdiction 
             of the Lake, whose superior had just been named Provincial of the 
             United States.
                  F. Cointet, named by F. Sorin for the Asylum, was recognized 
             as Local Superior, although F. Gouesse had been sent back there to 

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