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Correspondence Between the Sees of Quebec and Baltimore. 1788-1847. Records of the American Catholic...
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Correspondence Between the Sees of Quebec and Baltimore. 1788-1847. Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia. Volume XVIII. Pages 282-305.
American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia.
10 February 2016
Philadelphia : American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia
Catholica ACHS Records
Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Québec
Signay, Joseph, 1778-1850
Plessis, Joseph Octave, 1763-1825
Carroll, John, 1735-1815
Catholic Church. Diocese of Baltimore (Md.).
Antonelli, Leonardo, 1730-1811.
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CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE SEES OF QUEBEC AND BALTllVlORE. 1788-I847. FROM THE ARCHIEPISCOPAL ARCHIVES AT QUEBEC‘ WITH NOTES BY THE ABBE LIONEL ST. GEORGE LINDSAY- ARCHIVIST. (Continued from page 189.) RT. REV. BISHOP PLESSIS TO ABBE SIGNAY. Nona.-Joseph Signay (sometimes, but seldom, written Si97'“iv pro- nounced as the name of the mountain of the Decalogue is in F“"“'fh’ i. e., Sinai), later 13th Bishop of Quebec, was born in that flit)’ November 8, 1778, of Francois Signay, a ship-captain who 11a1l<’-2 from Bordeaux, France, and Marguerite Vallee. The father being nearly always at sea, the education of this only son naturally de‘ volved on his pious mother. The future Bishop studied at. ‘the Q116b5C Seminar)’, was ordained in 1802, and was successivel)’ 7”5f"re at Chambly and Longueuil, cure’ of St. Constant (1804). Of Smrite Marie de Monnoir (1905), with the mission of attending the Ci“h"1‘,C5 settled near Missisquoi Bay and along the shores of Lake Ch8mpmin' In 1814 he was appointed cure? of Quebec, 21 position in which he d‘5' tinguished himself as an administrator and a teacher of Christian C109‘ trine. In 1825, Mgr. Panet having chosen him for his coadj“t0" he was consecrated in 1827, with the title of Bishop of Fussala. He 1'6‘ mained in charge of the cure of Quebec, Mgr. Panet continuing f0 "5' side at Riviere-Ouelle. He was appointed administrator of the diocese in 1832, and succeeded to the see of Quebec in 1833. During ms “mg administration Canada was three times visited by cholera (‘832' ‘834’ and I849). Two disastrous tires destroyed two-thirds of the city 0 282