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Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1802/12/18







1802 Dec. 18

Hassett, Father Thomas
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Manuel de Salcedo
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

In his letter of yesterday Salcedo transcribed what the Chaplain General in a letter of October 8 has said about Father Estevan de Valoria, O.M.Cap., Prefect of the Capuchin College in Havana requesting that since Father Tyrso de Peleagonzalo, (O.M.Cap.) had been appointed vicar of that college, Salcedo arranged for his return to Havana immediately and that Salcedo hoped that Hassett would assist him in carrying out this arrangement. In answer Hassett must explain that he believes that if the Chaplain General was informed of the lessening of the number of the few priests in the Province by the departure of this religious who serves an extensive parish of all Spanish and whom it would be impossible to replace, he would not insist on taking him from his poor flock to restore him to a college composed of three or four individuals and situated in a city well provided with priests. It seems to Hassett that Salcedo could stay the execution of this order until he hears from the chaplain general. If, however, Salcedo wishes to carry it out, Hassett gives his assent.

A. Copy S. (Spanish)

Folded with this:

1802 Dec. 17

Salcedo, Manuel de
New Orleans, (Louisiana)

to Father T(h)omas Hasset(t)
(New Orleans, Louisiana)

The Chaplain General of this Province has told Salcedo in a letter of October 8 the following: "Being informed by Valoria that Peleagonzalo has been elected Vicar of the College, he advises Salcedo to arrange Peleagonzalo's return immediately." Salcedo asks that Hasset(t) do his part in carrying out this arrangement.

L.S. (Spanish)

V-3-l A. Copy S., L.S. (Spanish) 6pp. 4to.

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