University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
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 
                  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.

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