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Correspondence Between the Most Reverend Joseph Octavius Plessis, Archbishop of Quebec Canada, and t...
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Correspondence Between the Most Reverend Joseph Octavius Plessis, Archbishop of Quebec Canada, and the Right Reverend Benedict Joseph Flaget, Bishop of Bardstown, Kentucky, and a Few Miscellaneous Letters. 1811-1833. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XVIII. Pages 12-43.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
3 February 2016
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
Catholica ACHS Records
Plessis, Joseph Octave, 1763-1825
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Québec.
Flaget, Benedict Joseph, 1763-1850
Catholic Church. Diocese of Bardstown (Ky.).
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12 AMERICAN CATHOLIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY. CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE MOST REV- EREND JOSEPH OCTAVIUS PLESSIS, ARCH- BISHOP OF QUEBEC, CANADA,"‘ AND THE RIGHT REVEREND BENEDICT JOSEPH FLA- GET, BISHOP OF BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY, AND A FEW MISCELLANEOUS LETTERS. I811-I833. RT. REV. B. J. FLAGET TO RT. REV. J. O. PLESSIS. BALTIMORE, jllarclz 6, 1811. Ma7zsczg7zeztr.- Divine Providence having called me to the episcopate, and my diocese bordering on yours, as you can see by the erection of the new sees that I have the honor to send you, I hasten to impart to you and to your vicars general (Grands Vz'c'az'res) all the faculties with which I have been invested, in order that the ecclesiastics of our respective dioceses may aid one another in the exercise of their holy ministry. I hope to go to Detroitf in the course of a year if God spare my health and if pecuniary means are not lacking to me. Your Hock will become mine, if you are willing to give me permission. As the faculties I have received from the Holy Father differ in nothing from those of the Bishop of Boston, which you must have received, I shall dispense myself from sending you a copy of mine. l‘Monseigneur Plcssis was bishop of Quebec from 1806 to 1819, in which latter year he was appointed its first archbishop, although he never bore the title. 1'Detroit, at that early date included within the jurisdiction oi the new diocese of Bardstown, being in the neighborhood of Canada, Bishop Flagct had been invited to administer confirmation to those members of Bishop Plessis’ flock who lived across the strait.