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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1796/05/09



1796 May 9

(Penalver y Cardenas, Luis), Bishop
Natchez, (Mississippi)

to Father (Pierre Joseph) Didie(r) (O.S.B.)
(St. Louis, Missouri ?)

Penalver acknowledges Didie(r)'s letter and report of March 30 about the condition of the faithful in St. Luis, St. Genevieve(?) (Ms. illegible here) and St. Charles and their neighboring parishes. He will talk with the governor about the increase of (illegible here) that Didier is asking for as well as about the fabrique of St. Luis church. A pastor was sent to St. Genevieve, another to St. Charles and thus Didie(r) will be relieved somewhat. As for Mr. Beauhoner, Commander of St. Fernando who is living with a married woman, Penalver will write to the Governor since neither Didie(r)'s letters nor those of the Commander of the negro ranks has sufficed.

IV-5-j A.L.S. 1p. 12mo. (Spanish)

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