The Story of the
Mary's College and Seminary
Mary E. Meline & Edward F.X. McSween
Published by the Emmitsburg Chronicle, 1911
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Chapter 21: 1830
Father J. Smith, a New York priest,
to Father Jamison.
New York, May 17,1830.
Dear Jamison: ... I wish you,
with all my heart, joy, etc., etc.,
of your charter! The least favor you
can now confer upon me for assisting
in digging the foundation of your
College, and on my friend Mickey
Curran, for superintendence and
begging, is an honorary degree of D.
D. We might even modestly ask a
little more, but we will be
satisfied with this little. ... I
suppose Quarter, by this time, is
trapping raccoons. What news from
pool 'Gory? Tell Mr. Hickey that 1
shall go all the war to Emmitsburg
to hare the comfort of scolding him.
Why did he not steal (if he could
not get them otherwise) two Sisters
for our infant asylum? or must we
begin to manufacture them in N.
Y.?—hare them we must
Father Purcell to Father Jamison.
Bamo., May 25, 1830.
Rev. Dear Brother: . . . Saturday
and Sunday days and nights I was in
durance vile, an invalid at the
Infirmary. Death looked nigh and no
way terrible. I almost wished myself
out of the way of the trials to
which they, who want to do good,
mutt, until the end of time, be
[That his soul had been touched by
the sad spirit of prophecy does it not
seem, in the light of nearer days, to
read the wistful words which we have
''Laugh and be merry girls while
you can, For tomorrow's stage takes
This jeu d’esprit was
perpetrated by one of the pupils of
St. Joseph's, sixty years later a
sedate maiden-lady of St. Louis, Mo.,
and was sung through the halls of the
Academy, upon the closing day of the
scholastic year. Mr. Gegan had
resigned his position as Music Teacher
in the College, intending to establish
himself in Baltimore. Mr. William
Andre’ succeeded him. The "tomorrow's
stage" made an unexpected detour from
the College gates to those of the
Academy and horrible dictu — the gay
and festive youths who composed its
freight, namely, " Joe "Gegan" the
only Joe "the two Frys, the two
Meliues, Elder, Reilly, alighted and
creeping under the windows of the
apartment where their girl friends
slumbered, aroused them by a burst of
song which rivaled, far and away, the
matinal chorus of the feathered tribe.
Mr. Hughes to Mr. Purcell.
Philadelphia, June 8th,
Rev. and dear Purcell: It
required a protection from God
himself to preserve me, even so well
as I have been preserved for the
last three years. And although I am
not without my apprehensions as to
the future good understanding of all
parties [he refers to the Hogan
Schism] , still I trust that in the
zeal and learning and piety of our
new bishop, Dr. Kenrick, I shall
have an arm to lean upon.
On May 7, Rev. Francis Patrick
Kenrick had written to Father Purcell
that he had been appointed Coadjutor
of Philadelphia and was "consoled by
the confidence that Mount St. Mary's
particularly would send to his aid
many of its worthy pupils adorned with
science and the virtues of the
priesthood. Another letter of his to"
Revd John Purcell, President of Mt.
St. Mary's College, nigh Emmitsburg,
Md.," is dated June 14, 1830:
Revd. and Dear Sir: Your kind
invitation to pass some time in
retreat on the Mountain arrived when
the day fixed for my consecration
was fast approaching. Greatly then
as I felt your politeness and
hospitality, I could not avail
myself of it in the way you
proposed, though I flattered myself
to be still able to execute my
original design of visiting your
institution previous to my reaching
Philadelphia. This, however, at this
time appears highly doubtful, as
duty calls me to Pittsburg and then
to Huntingdon. Should I be deprived
of this gratification I mean to
seize an early opportunity of
testifying to you in person my
respect and attachment and the
interest which I take in your
Institution. You may easily discover
in this no small degree of
self-interest, and it would be
useless to attempt to conceal from
you that I look to Mount St. Mary's
for an additional supply of worthy
missionaries for the Philadelphia
diocese. I find with pleasure that
several of the present missionaries
have issued forth from that Seminary
of Science and Virtue, and I am
thereby animated to indulge these
delightful anticipations. An idea
has even presented itself to my mind
which, however delusive and
chimerical, I will not withhold from
my respected friend: I have thought
of proposing to you and to the
Archbishop the plan of placing it
under my patronage and jurisdiction,
so that, with the consent of the
Holy See, as well as the parties
concerned, it might be made " Mt.
St. Mary's Seminary and College for
the Diocese of Philadelphia" in
perpetuum. You may communicate
this reply to my good friend Dr.
Should you incline to this
fanciful idea, I beg of you and the
Dr. to beg earnestly the light and
blessing of Heaven that all
obstacles to its execution may
vanish. It would relieve you from
the painful apprehensions of the
withdrawal of your Theological
faculties, and it would save me the
trouble, solicitude and hazard of
erecting a Seminary within the
I could find many things to say
on this subject were I present
tete-a-tete, but for the present I
shall content myself with having
dropped an Irish hint. As to the
rest, you will be glad to hear that
Dr. Conwell and myself are traveling
in company uno animo et corde.
He professes his determination to
live with me in perfect harmony, and
to leave me the free administration
of the diocese. I am on my part
resolved to do everything for his
honor, peace and happiness. May God
grant the union of our hearts and
all our clergy by divine charity. It
is this that cements yours and mine
and makes me happy in declaring
myself. Your Affect. Brother in
Christ, Francis Patrick Kenrick, Bp.
Arath. and Coadj. Phila, Steam Boat
Sylph, Thursday Evening, June 24th,
At the Commencement, 1830, Otho I.
Smith of Hagerstown, spoke the "Dirge
of Alaric"; Francis B. Sumter of South
Carolina, the " American Eagle ";
Fielding Lucas of Baltimore on "
Philosophy "; James Gardner of Charles
County, Md., on " The Crusades ";
William B. Hill of Marlboro, on
"Astronomy"; Edward Meany of
Philadelphia, on "Irish Emancipation";
Dominic Kelly of Ireland, made an
"Address to Freedom." The Archbishop
addressed the students and the next
day a number of them took stage at 3
a. m. for the nineteen hour trip to
Baltimore, the President with them.
Purcell to Jamison.
Balt., July 2nd, 1830.
1. We did not reach Balt, before
11 o'c. p. m. yesterday. 2. We
breakfasted that day at 11 a. m. and
supped a la fourchette at Mrs.
Kuhn's, whose face vas as red as if
it were roasted, from culinary
exertions. At each place paying ten
or twelve dollars for each meal. 3.
We all, with five exceptions, went
on the rail-road to Ellicott's Mills
this morning, Mr. Pise with us. The
boys exceedingly gratified by the
trip and its attendant incidents. 4.
They begged me to let them remain
here until tomorrow morning, and as
the charges are moderate, I
consented. 7. Mr. Grwynne, Editor of
the Gazette, is a warm friend of the
Mount, and wishes to have Mr. McC.'s
Latin verses to publish and the
"Night Contemplation" he has not a
paper left when he publishes
anything of ours. 12. Our boys acted
like genuine sons of Mary,
gentlemanly and docile and blooming
with health. . . .
Father Purcell, President, had gone
through Philadelphia and New York in
search of students and now writes to
Father Jamison from
Montreal,, July 26, 1830.
Rev dear Brother: Here, too. I
must do myself the heartfelt
pleasure of writing to you. The room
in which I stay, like that once
occupied by our dear, departed Egan,
is so near the principal church the
English will not allow it to be
called a Cathedral that the bells
almost stun me and the dress the
repasts the voices and the manners
of the clergy and the laity, the
dirty narrow streets, and
old-fashioned houses of the town
make me feel not six or seven
hundred, but as many thousand, miles
from our home in the U. S. Yet do I
often think of mine, and wish it,
with a rivalry of the true
ecclesiastical spirit that pervades
this place, a share in the immense
wealth which seems to be possessed
by the worthy inmates of the
Seminary and College. [The
Sulpicians owned at one time the
entire island on which Montreal is
Mr. Larkin received me with great
kindness. . . The pension for board
and tuition at the Sulpician College
is seven dollars per month: washing
the only extra, twelve dollars per
annum. They have no infirmary but
when boys are sick, they send them
either to their parents or to a
hospital, attended by the Soeurs
Hospitalieres. . . . Mr. LaRoque had
been to consult Mr. Larkin about St.
Mary's Bait He. as any one else
would have done in similar
circumstances, told him it was far
preferable to Emmitsburg as a place
of education. A few moments ago I
went to see LaRoque and found him
very clever and still undetermined.
Before I left him his mind seemed
much changed in favor of Emmitsburg
and tomorrow evening when I am to
take tea with him, he will come to a
conclusion. I think he will send his
boy with me. His mother dotes on the
boy and this seems the main obstacle
to his receiving an education at any
great distance from home.
I regret the expense of
travelling so much, but I think that
our house will not lose by it in the
end. I trust I shall have many boys
to take along at my return, who
otherwise might never come and to
view the state of parties here how
religion advances or decays how the
native French, the Canadian French,
the English, Irish and Scotch
emigrants and even those from the
United States affect to assume an
ascendancy in faith, discipline and
politics, is not without its
interest and use, notwithstanding
the sigh which it frequently draws
from the pacific observer. The seeds
of much injury to our holy religion
are sown, and none can yet calculate
the consequences; of this more
hereafter. I go today to Quebec
shall be] in New York, I hope, by
the 3d or 4th of August, and then
shall make the best of my way home.
Entreat Rev. Mr. Brute' to be ready
to preach the retreat.
The Scholastic year of 1830-31 was
the first of Father Purcell's regular
administration, Mr. McGerry's
resignation not having perhaps been
formally acted upon. A friendship,
warm and close, united him and John
McCloskey, now seminarian, without a
break until on that July night of
1883, death laid a welcome hand upon
the broken heart-strings of the
former. Two years later, the latter
laid down the cardinal's berretta to
join his friend in that land where "
the wicked cease from troubling and
the weary are at rest." Mr. Purcell's
administration began with much eclat
owing to his success in obtaining the
charter of the College for one reason,
and again to his winsomeness, energy,
kindness and learning.
This year entered the College, aged
13, another John McCloskey (afterwards
President), whose 50 following years
were to be spent within its enclosure,
and whose heart was to break beneath
the burden of its sorrows. He was sis
years First Prefect. But of him anon.
Let us turn to Dr. McCaffrey's notes:
"August 15, 1830 to August 15, 1831.
"The Prefects of this year were F. X.
Gartland, John (Card.) McCloskey and
Mr. Purcell to Mr. Jamison.
Mt. St. Mary's, Aug. 29th,
Rev. and dear Brother: . . . Tell
Dr. Kenrick I have received and
answered his letter. I should be
very glad to see the numbers of the
Gazette in which Mr. Sourin's and
Mr. McCaffrey's poetry was
published, if at all published.
Those pieces are all too good to be
neglected. Please pay the American
the amount due for our subscription.
[The Baltimore Sun had not yet
risen.] Bring on as many boys as you
can and come back soon.
Mt. St. Mary's., Sept. 7th,
Dear Brother: . . . Mr. Carter
('34) is here from Kentucky. He is
well recommended by Bishop Flaget.
Mr. Brute’ and all here are much
pleased with him. He can make
himself very useful. Tell Dr.
Kenrick of it.
[Father Carter was Pastor of the
Assumption, Spring Garden St.,
Philadelphia, and Vicar-General. He
helped the Sisters of the Holy Child
to found their convent at Sharon Hill,
near that city.]
Mt. St. Mary's Sept. 10th, 1830
Dear Brother: . . . The business
at Romney must needs be soon closed,
even at a loss to the Institution.
[This was a mortgage held by the
College on lands in Virginia], and I
am particularly anxious that
something decisive be done regarding
our negroes. Dan and Louis are gone
off and I can only say, God's peace
be with them! Abraham, Nace and
Peter I have told to look out for
masters for themselves but on second
thought I sent them to their work as
usual, until you return. If you
could get. or agree with me on the
propriety of it, I can easily
procure white men who will come as
lay-brothers and work for us. Mr.
Bradley, one of the seminarians, was
ordained priest at Conewago and Mr,
Gartland, subdeacon. They went over
for ordination by Bp. Kenrick.
Fitzhugh Dorsey, a student of the
College, fell from a tree and broke
A simple statement. But other pens
have woven a garland of tender
thoughts and loving memories to lay
upon the dead boy's grave. The tragedy
of his taking off threw a gloom over
the place for many days, for there was
no brighter pupil or more promising,
more winning, genial, manly and
beloved at the Mountain. During a hunt
after chestnuts on that fair October
Sunday he took the lead in gay
lightheartedness. Venturing too far
out upon a limb of rich promise it
broke beneath his weight, and his fall
injured his spine so that he remained
senseless. Reverently and tenderly
they bore him on a rough litter back
to the College, while some hurried on
to inform Messrs. Purcell and Brute.
The latter's knowledge of surgery
sufficed to bring the conviction that
there was no hope; but as there seemed
some little pulse, and as, only the
day before, the boy had avowed his
intention of becoming a Catholic, the
Sacrament of baptism was administered.
The students prepared a set of
resolutions of respect, regret and
sympathy, which they sent to the boy's
parents. They walked to Emmitsburg
with the body, six of them going with
it to Hagerstown, and all wore crape
on their left arm for thirty days, as
was the custom of the period.
Kev. J. J. Mullon, '24 to Mr.
Cincinnati, Nov. 8th, 1830.
Dear and much esteemed friend:
... It seems as if neither time nor
distance can weaken the interest
which I have ever cherished for the
dear Mountain. I often wish to be
again among the peaceful and happy
inmates of Mt. St. Mary's and,
indeed, I cannot forbear from
soliciting the permission to return
when, like a weather-beaten mariner,
I shall have been pelted a little
more by the missionary storm. I
should be consoled if I thought my
bones could repose among the ashes
of the saintly dead, which so often
witness the fervent prayer of piety
for the departed spirit in the
cemetery of Mt. St. Mary's. You
would do me a favor by making this
request, but in confidence, of my
worthy and much beloved friend Mr.
Purcell. . . . Should things not
succeed in our new College, as now
anticipated, I have reasons for
wishing to withdraw. . . [This
College was "The Athenaeum" in
Cincinnati, attached to the
Episcopal residence there; now
(1887) the parish-house of St.
Xavier's Church, the property of the
Jesuits, who purchased the old
Here's another letter from the once
Winchester, Va., Nov. 30th,
Dear Sir: . . . I look up to your
Institution as a bright ornament in
the Coronal of Literature which
bounds the brows of our happy and
free country and as a fertile source
of that true piety which can alone
confer dignity on learning and give
grace, durability and excellence to
freedom. Permit me to recommend to
your especial care as my known and
tried friend and to the attention of
all those who still hold me in
remembrance my little nephew Notley
De Courcey. I remain your affect,
friend, Rev. F. B. Jamison, Wm.
Harry Daingerfield (A. M. '55).
We present a few of the two score
points which Father Brut6, the
venerable mentor and censor of the
College, presented to Revd Messrs.
Purcell and Jamison. The document is
in his own hand.
"At the close of the first year of
the exercise of Messrs. Purcell and
Jamison from Christmas 1829 to
Christmas 1830. A. M. D. G.
"On this approaching conclusion of
the year in the 5th year since our
father and founder left us, it becomes
the house, by its representatives.
"1. To give thanks to God for the
innumerable graces bestowed, . . . and
temporal blessings granted," which he
enumerates in great detail, but puts
in the first place the seven priests
and four deacons ordained ..."for this
is the true triumph, harvest and joy
of this house." Then the visits of the
Archbishop and the Bishop of
Philadelphia, as well as the friendly
"intercourse of other seminaries."
Then the title of "College," provided
it bring no diminution of spiritual
and ecclesiastical favors. Then the
new seminaries in New York and
Philadelphia . . . The preservation of
Issy (during the Revolution of 1830) .
. . The holy family of St. Joseph so
sacredly connected here with that of
St. Mary's by mutual service and
spiritual assistance . . . He refers
to trials by the death of Mr. Murray,
a seminarian, and young Dorsey . . .
To improvements in discipline
required, and mentions the defects and
omissions as if he kept a diary, as
indeed he did . . . Says that in 10
months the first five year treaty with
the Archbishop expires . . . He
regrets that " such a house as this
keeps no regular assemblies with book
of record, the indispensable condition
of their progress in any good or
reform, etc., etc." . . . "The debt
increases two or three thousand
dollars a year." . . . "There are six
priests, twenty-two seminarians and
one hundred and six borders."
We have some account of literary
and debating societies whereof many
appear to have succeeded one another
in the College. The Carrollton
Debating Society lasted from Dec. 27,
1830 till March 27, 1831. Another
society died in its birth, Aug. 31,
1833, going as we read, "the way of
its predecessors." "Mt. St. Mary's
Literary Association " (debates
excluded) was founded by the
Seminarians in 1834, and met first and
third Thursdays at 7 p. m.
Our readers will be glad to read of
the light used in those days, and the
kind of town Emmitsburg was in 1830.
The pine knot was the earliest
light, such as Abraham Lincoln was at
that time reading by in his rude
Kentucky cabin. Then came the
tallow-dip. It was the only light for
rich and poor, merchant, tradesman or
student. Then came the oil lamp. Then
kerosene or camphene or burning fluid,
which the children used to wet their
fingers with and set fire to. Many
were the fatal accidents from its use.
Now we have coal oil, gasoline,
acetylene, electric light, some times
an excess of light. There are those
still who find the gentle candle flame
better for the eyes than the
hundred-candle power of recent
The town pump was placed in
position in the center of the
Emmitsburg square, where the fountain
now stands. Everybody, man and brute,
could drink the pure, healthy water.
Today there is excellent water in
every house, but no place for the
thirsty traveler, except the saloon.
"Water, water everywhere and never a
drop to drink."
The old pump was a great center of
social life. Your modern conveniences
and luxuries may be fine in their way,
but they keep the people apart and so
diminish rather than increase the
simple, real pleasures of mankind. No
wonder the tramp said he didn't like
the almshouse " on account of of the
What was said of the pump might be
said of the Post Office, where
everybody went of an evening to get
the mail and meet the neighbors. Now
one's letters and papers are delivered
at the door, even out on the
mountain-top. Knowledge may increase,
but so does ambition, and people are
separated rather than brought
together. The train now offers
facilities for going to the city with
its theatres and such, and the local
picnics and pleasant summer gatherings
are become very much a thing of the
past, while the thoughts of the young
are turned more and more from "natural
charms " to the artificial attractions
of the town. Neither health, nor
morals, nor godliness is improved by
this, but rather the reverse.
Hampton Taylor, one of the grand
old oaks of the Mountain, told us that
"once upon a time," there was nice
fishing in Turkey Run, through
Annandale, but that later powder and
paper mills, a distillery and a
tannery killed all the fish. Today
(1908) those mills, etc., have in
their turn passed away and the fish
have their day once more, but we
seldom or never encounter disciples of
Through a correspondent we become
aware of a society then existing, for
Jan. 27, 1830: "Who is the
president of the 'Academus?' "
Feb. 5, 1830. A young man writes
from Virginia that he became a
Catholic at the College, and is now
distressed at being one hundred
miles from a Catholic Church.
Mar. 19,1830. An attempt was made
to get a mail three times a week
Mar. 22, 1830. A Philadelphia
father urges the Faculty to make his
son study, saying, "according to the
old proverb, ' A bird that can sing
ought to be made to sing!' "
April 12, 1830. A correspondent
very sensibly spells Father Brute's
In 1830 the steamboat left
Baltimore for Norfolk once a week.
May 10, 1830. Having no cash to
pay his bill, a patron writes: " I
have a negro woman, aged about
twenty eight, and her male sucking
child, whom I would freely let you
have on reasonable terms in part pay
May 11, 1830. An old student
writes from Cheraw, S. C., Bp.
Lynch's birthplace, mentioning the
"hand-ball and foot-ball" he used to
play at the College.
July 8, 1830. Father Purcell
writes from Philadelphia: " Dr.
Kenrick paid me a visit immediately
after his arrival and renewed the
protestations of attachment to Mt.
St. Mary's contained in his late
letter, which I showed you."
May 28, 1830. A New Yorker writes
Father Purcell to visit " our famous
city of 'Gotham and crooked
streets.' "A man abandoning
Washington at the same date calls it
the " emporium of vice and fashion."
One writes from Winnsboro, S. C.,
June 8, 1830: "I am very desirous of
taking your paper, the '
Mountaineer.' "This is the first
inkling we have of the existence of
a college journal here.
June 29, 1830. A Baltimore mother
writes that her boys have requested
" to be allowed to spend part of
their vacation at the College," and
she does not Wonder at it "when she
recalls" her school-days at St.
July 7, 1830. One of the stages
to Baltimore was the "Carroll of
July 20, 1S30. A student would
not return to the Mountain because
South Carolina was "insulted at the
injuries heaped upon her by her
sister States and won't send her
sons to their schools."
Martinsburg, July 23, 1S30. A
father writes about his sons and
wants Father Brute to come to his
home with the boys for a week. "Tell
Mr. Brute1 he does wrong in not
mixing more with the flock of God;
that he thinks too humbly of his
social properties ; they are good
and he destroys them."
July 15, 1830. Bp. England
preached in Baltimore two sermons on
the Real Presence; one on Sunday,
two hours long, the other on Monday
evening, 2 1/2hrs.
Father Parsons, Treasurer of the
College, writes from Baltimore, July
30, 1830: " Everybody says that our
terms are too high, especially the
extras. It is true, situated as we
are, we cannot afford to diminish
Aug. 12, '3O. All seats being
taken in Emmitsburg stage, a boy had
to go by Frederick, forty miles and
more out of his way.
Aug. 14, '30. It would appear
that Father Jamison wanted to sell
some slaves to a Mr. Lee of
Louisiana, who writes to him: "I
shall be glad to purchase the
servants mentioned if their ages
suit and I shall be obliged to you
to send me a list showing the sex
and age of each one."
Fayetteville, N. C., Aug. 18,
'30. A father writes: " Instruct
Joseph well in his Religion, so as
to enable him to answer the
Huguenots any question they may put
him respecting it. . . .I
acknowledge I am very hearty but
soon over, I am like a great many of
my countrymen, passionate but soon
Aug. 22, ' 30. A parent would
send his sons to Georgetown " in
consequence of the great difference
in the terms," and because he "was
forcibly struck with the great
number of small boys at the
Mountain." It seems our College then
would not take any one over sixteen.
Aug. 31, '30. A Philadelphia boy
cried all day Thursday for joy at
returning to the Mountain, and when
told at last he was to start at five
o'clock on Friday, repeatedly asked:
"Mother are you in earnest?"
Georgetown, D. C., Sept. 17, '30.
There were three ball alleys at
Georgetown. 70 boys. Rules very much
stricter than at the Mountain. " My
pen is bad and I have no knife I
could not write letter to save my
life." [Steel pens had not yet come
into use, and one had to make a pen
with a pen-knife out of a
In those 1830 days there were
many pupils from Baltimore and from
Charleston as well as from New
Orleans with French names, children
some of them of refugees from Santo
Domingo where the negroes had
revolted. We have the names of
Pitary. Ogier. Aimar. Fourgerand.
Boudo Grandscharrys. Dnquereron.
Huard. Pezant. Huchet. etc. There
were other immigrants who had
translated their names; for
instance, the 'Whites are the Les
Blancs spoken of in Evangeline,
exiles from Acadia.
Sept., 30. A son of Genl. Negrett
of Mexico, six; years of age. was
taken into the College.
Taxes (one year in arrears) for
1830 "Seminary $17.40 ; St. Joseph's
Female School $8.24.
Sept. 10, '30. "At what hour and
day does Prince Hohenlohe say Mass
for the sick? Then tell me what hour
that is in Statesburg S. C. ? " It
seems priests used to say Mass
simultaneously with the prince, who
had esteem of holiness.
Sept. 31, '30. A Baltimore mother
writes that her boy's winter
clothing will cost $100. This would
mean about $200 today.
Oct. 4, '30. Ignatius O'Conway a
"Watchmaker and Dentist" proposed to
settle at Emmitsburg and to charge
moderate prices (we find several
letters objecting to the prices of
the dentist in those days).
O'Conway's sister was the ''first
Sister of Charity, who settled at
Emmitsburg," as her father Matthias
O'Conway, writes from Philadelphia.
Oct. 13, '30. "John must be
curtailed in part of his
extravagance, say in powder and
July 5, '30. "Father Xaupi
intends saying Mass for my sick boy
between two and three tomorrow in
unison with Prince Hohenlohe."
Nov. 2, '30. A father writes that
his son's bill for gunning and
pocket-money is too high. The entire
bill for everything for six months
was $260.98 which the treasurer
himself said was " a little high."
Ordinary bills were much under $150.
Nov. 24, '30. Mr. Larocque of
Montreal sent his son a. pair of
snow shoes which will at least "
gratify the curiosity of his more
southern companions as he will
hardly be able to use them." They
are in the Cabinet.
Dec. 1, '30. A father writes from
Charleston: "The gun given my son by
his grandmother was against my
consent; in consequence I tell you
that hereafter I will not pay any
expenses whatever for gun, powder or
shot. Being not a rich man, I wish
not to encourage what can incline my
children to dissipation, but
industry and labor."
Dec. 3, '30. St. Mary's Balto.
had 70 Boarders and 60 day scholars;
Mt. St. Mary's and Georgetown 100
Two pictures came in 1830 by ship
from Leghorn, presents from Card.
Fesch and Kev. Dr. O1 Fay of the
Irish College, both for Father Egan.
One of the pictures is called Giulio
Eomano (a copy), the other a copy of
15 Dec. 30. The letter telling
this is from Verona to Lasala, X. Y.
It doesn't state whether the
pictures came to the College or went
to Father Egan's heirs. (See letter
April 21, 1831.) Unfortunately the
names are those of the painter, not
of the subject, so that it may be
impossible to authenticate the
Dec. 21, '30. A father writes
sending a box of cakes, fruits,
etc., for his son: "Please tell him
to share it with his schoolmates."
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