pg 345 Chapter XVIII Eighteenth Year 1859 The year 1858 had ended peaceably. The existence of the house was hardly any more secure than at the same time the previous year, but the confidence of each of the members had increased by a year of daily and providential assistance. The amount of the debts had been lessened, but that of the assets had taken the same direction. The balance of accounts showed that, in spite of the economy that was practised in everything, the institution was hardly self-supporting. Yet all extraordinary outlays had been avoided, and even things which in ordinary times would be considered necessaries were dispensed with, and in many points the community was destitute, even in the matter of clothing. The college did not appear to suffer from the hard times, the number of pupils remaining about he same as the preceding year, and the payments made with about the same regularity. The novitiates were in better condition, and there was better order than ever in them.