pg 416 regard to his wish and fixed resolve to take possession of the college as soon as it would be possible for him to do so, without any regard to the engagements of his predecessor, which he never recognized in this matter. Now he knew better than anybody that in a city like Chicago it would be rash for a religious Congregation to attempt to hold a college or a school of any kind without the good will of the Bishop; but that it would be folly to hope to succeed against his will. In vain would talent and devotedness combine: they would fail against the opposition of the Ordinary. When therefore in the month of August 1859 Mgr. Duggan appeared to have returned of his own accord to such dispositions as F. Sorin could desire, and when he promised the establishments of Chicago the protection that was necessary for them, the Congregation believed in his word and had not the least doubt but that he would be a benefactor, and would more than repay them for the considerable damage that his opposition had caused since his coming to the episcopal see.