University of Notre Dame

Chronicles of Notre Dame du Lac
Edward Sorin, CSC -- Translated by John M. Toohey, CSC, 1895
pg 346            The state of the foundations had somewhat changed.  Milwaukee 
             was suspended for an indefinite period, in accord with Mgr. Henni, 
             for want of a suitable place.  Hamilton had closed on the last 
             days of 1858.  Bro. Dominic, who had a German school there for two 
             years and a half, had fallen sick, and the physician declared that 
             a change of occupation was necessary for his recovery; whereupon 
             the good Brother saw fit to settle matters in his own way.  
             Without a word to anyone he left his post and his vocation.  In 
             vain did his superiors and his brothers try to bring him to more 
             religious sentiments; he persisted in his infidelity, and the 
             matter was referred to the Superior General.
                  On the other hand, two new schools were opened, in Fort Wayne 
             and in Toledo, where the community had been established in 1844 
             and 1854.  Columbus had added an English school to its German 
             foundation.  The state of the foundations was at least equally 
             prosperous as in 1857-58.
                  The beginning of this winter was not severe.  This was a 
             blessing for many, and especially for Notre Dame du Lac.  The 
             harvest had been a failure in almost all crops.  Wheat had not 

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