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Diary of Archbishop Marechal 1818-1825. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Phila...
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Diary of Archbishop Marechal 1818-1825. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XI. Pages 413-454.
10 January 2014
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Baltimore (Md.). Archbishop (1817-1828 : Marechal).
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DIARY OF ARCHBISHOP MARECHAL 1818-182;. Copran FROM THE ORIGINAL IN Two SMALL VOLUMES, Now IN’ BrsHop's Mamoxrat. HALL, NOTRE DAME, INDIANA. NOTE.-Archbishop Marechal’s paper, equal perhaps in value to the antiquarian and statistician with the Diurnal of his illustrious fellow- prelate, the learned and statesmanlike Bishop England, of Charleston, which was published some years ago by this SOCIETY, (RECORDS for 1895,) is replete with details of varied interest and worth. Among other points of value (in this Marechal Diary) are: his itinerary in visitations throughout his diocese; names of places he visited and lodged at, with descriptions of some of the churches and missions therein; connrmation-and ordination-lists; names of the most promi- nent Catholic families and landowners; besides several local descrip- tions of old-time Mass-stations in Maryland and parts of Virginia. These records of Archbishop Marechal, which however I am of opinion, have not rightly been entitled “Diary,” but more properly should be styled a Visitation-Register, are rich indeed in names of missionaries, priests, sisters, (in Georgetown and Emmitsburg,) seminarians and laymen. Herein too,--we may add,-the Archbishop has made a diagram of Trinity church-land, another of Frederick, while (in the second part of his “ Diary,”) it appears that he had in view the collection of materials needed for a history of the Church, that had been entrusted to his care in this quarter of the Divine Vineyard. The original MS. of this “ Diary ” of the Archbishop is preserved among the archives of Notre Dame University, in Indiana. (-T. C. M. of the COM. OF HIST. RESEARCH.) 1818. On the 3Ist of March, 1818, set out of Baltimore to begin the visit of my diocese accompanied by the Rd. Whitfield. On the same day I arrived at the Visitation where I was received with great respect and attention. Next day I visited Rd. Mr. Matthews, Mr. R. Walsh junior . Mr. Brent & Miss Betsy Carroll . . . . went a moment to congress then sitting . . . . in the after- noon I went to the College. Mr. Butler applied to me for ordin . . . . examined him . . . . tolerable in divinity . . . . very weak 4‘7