pg 168 Archbishop, who rather than make up his mind to an energetic proceeding, the only one, possibly, that could save the Society, preferred to take upon himself, so to say, to be responsible for F. Gouesse for the future. F. Gouesse was therefore left to him, and F. Sorin started back with F. Cointet on January 3, 1853 for Notre Dame du Lac, apparently satisfied with the written promises of F. Gouesse, but in his heart pitying the saintly prelate and the members of the community on account of the troubles which he foresaw would result from this act of weakness, however, it might be dignified by the name of prudence. His fears were in reality only too well founded; they were soon realized in their full extent. The first of his acts was to represent to Sainte Croix the inconveniences of the correspondence between the members of the Asylum and the Provincial of the Lake. A command was issued to all of them to discontinue it, and to receive no obediences from F. Sorin. Some weeks later of prohibition also arrived against sending any money of the next half year of the month of May--and all this without giving F. Sorin the least intimation that his powers of Provincial had been at all curtailed.