University of Notre Dame

Diocese of Louisiana and the Floridas 1797/04/06



1797 Apr. 6

(Besancon), O.M.Cap., Father Flavian (de)
First German Coast, (Louisiana)

to (Bishop Luis Penalver y Cardenas
New Orleans, Louisiana)

Summary of the parish of St. Charles for the year 1796. There are 1463 men, 726 women, a total of 1289. Flavian knows only the Catholics. 141 have made their Easter duty. The only source of income is the pews. Population has decreased by 43 from last year. The figures given are copied from those of the Commandant. Except for the transfer of the church to the other side, Flavian does not see anything else to do for the spiritual welfare of the parish.

IV-5-n AD.S. 1p. 4to. (Spanish)

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