pg 488 The writers of these memoirs does not wish to judge of the intentions of anybody; God alone has reserved it to himself to pronounce herein. But it would be an outrage to truth to seek in all circumstances to screen from blame those whom he heard blamed in the most positive manner by His Holiness himself. For instance, it was to him and to the Procurator General that the Holy Father said one day when speaking of the Very Reverend F. Moreau. "One admirable head for himself, but abominable in the conducting of others." His Eminence the Cardinal Prefect of the Propaganda was often heard by the same Fathers to speak in the same sense of the Superior General and of his nephew. If the Very Reverend Father Moreau and his nephew have been so long spared in these pages, it is not because they were thought blameless in regard to the embarrassments in which the administration of the Province was involved, but in order to avoid every reflection disadvantageous to them. We now resume more freely, in a few pages, the history of 1864.