FRIEDSAM MEMORIAL LIBRARY Archives
1855 Confirm at
Franciscan fell, injured.
Mass Orphan Assylumn.
December 19, 1855 (in
December 20, 1855 On to
December 25, 1855 Matins
& Lauds at 2 ½. Pontifical High Mass at 4.
Preach. Preach again at 11. Pontifical Vespers. After Vespers go to St.
Mary of the Lake (
December 31, 1855 Mass
very cold. On to
January 1, 1856 Reach
March 3, 1856 (While
on Confirmation tour) (3/2 at
March 4, 1856 Mass. Confessions. Tell my complaints to people, that they
accuse Doran without reason, and they promise to do better. Preach.
Confirm 33. On
through drifts, much detention on to
March 5, 1856 Mass. Confessions. Preach at late
March 6, 1856 Mass. Confessions. Confirm 20. Mr. J. D[evereux] shows me the land for the F[ranciscans] & the spot on which to build. Tell him that we want to lay the cornerstone in the spring, & have it covered before winter. He says that his father wanted to make the deed, & his mother now wants to do so. Start to Chipmunk mission. Thrown from sleigh. Confessions until 10 P.M. Very cold.
March 7, 1856 Confess
many. Mass at 8 ½. 18 Communions. I had prepared to confirm 3 but the
March 8, 1856 Mass. Given plan for Monastery. Invite to seek for Sisters of 3rd Order, as I do not approve the mixed schools he has.
March 9, 1856 Mass, Bitter cold. Confessions. Preach at High Mass and confirm 6. Vespers. Baptize & confirm John Nelson Williams. Give directions, inspect books.
March 10, 1856 Cold.
30 degrees below zero. Start for
March 11, 1856
March 15, 1856 (Back in
Mr. J. & T. Devereux. Altar, etc. Superior of Franciscans, urge to build house.
March 30, 1856 (after going to N.Y. & Phila in effort to borrow money return to N.Y.C. says) “Mass at St. Columba. Franciscan preaches. Out to A. Corrigan’s
June 5, 1856 Mass (in
June 6, 1856 Mass,
confessions. On to
August 8, 1856 Mass
at 4 ½. To
Canandaigua. Arrange to send two
Sisters of St. Jos. to
August 19, 1856 Mass. Start for Allegany. Visit Sister(?)
August 20, 1856 Mass. Procession in rain. Lay cornerstone of Church and Monastery. Preach.
N.B. It had rained the
night he first arrived in
Sept. 15, 1856 Mass
at Convent of Sacred Heart [
February 17, 1857 On to Ellicottville. Start at 7:00.
February 18, 1857 Mass. Start for
March 5, 1857 (in
August 26, 1857 Mass. Start for Ellicottville. Arrange different things of Rosary, cat[echism], etc. etc. Visit new graveyard.
August 27, 1857 Mass.
Start for Allegany. Stop at Chapelsburg,
give directions, four acres for Church. Agreed to (buy?). J.D. On to Allegany. Order
workmen to pull down part of wall, badly built.
Forbid the Franciscans to admit any externs to Mass in their house. Change altar to private room. Give order to menace (warn)
Mr. McIvers for cutting wood off our land.
August 28, 1857 Mass. Start for
October 3, 1857 Mass. Communion to German
priests. Arrange for different missions.
…….. Refused Kuntz, ordered him to his
convent. The gent.
who gave the retreat interceded for him, said he could not go back to
Franciscans. Consultation. (Perhaps Kuntz of
October 4, 1857 Mass. Command Kuntz not to go to Sr. Bridgets. Preach at night.
October 10, 1857 see Kuntz
March 6, 1858 Mass. Start for Ellicottville. There at 7 ½ P. M.
March 7, 1858 Mass at 8 ½. Many Communions. Preach at H[igh] M[ass]. Again at Post Comm[union]. Again after Mass, before and after Confirmation. Confirm 41. Preach at Vespers.
March 8, 1858 Mass. Start home at night.
November 2, 1858 Mass. Preach (at
November 3, 1858 Mass. Consecrate
burial ground. Preach. On to
April 7, 1859 To Cuba (from Wellsville) last evening. Confessions. Mass. Preach again at Confirmation. On to Allegany. Find that deed reserves 14 80/100 acres.
April 8, 1859 Mass
to Chapinsburg. Preach at
April 9, 1859 Mass. Examine books. Start home. D.G.
May 3, 1860 Mass. Home. Give deed to Pamfilo, $7200 due on mortgage by him. Throw off about $3000 of olden time, and about $600 since xxxx.
May 5, 1860 Mass. See Mann.
Pamfilo does not wish to keep the deed I made for the whole lot--$7,200—by
which I lost 3,000. ______ him to see what he would like, and if he would like to
withdraw he might. Start
May 6, 1860 Preach at Consecration of
May 7, 1860 Mass. Start with Bp. Lynch, have at 1 ½ P.M. Letters. Give another deed to Pamfilo for thus
For $3000 to be paid with interest as
Part of mortgage to A. Mann, Jr.
Bp. Lynch give $90 for altars.
June 1, 1860 Mass,
confirm. Start. To
June 2, 1860 Mass at 4:00.
June 28, 1860 Mass. Write letters. Arrange for missions. Out to Boys’ Orphan
Asylumn, instruction. Start at 4 P.M. Stay
June 29, 1860 At 1 A.M.
in Franciscan Monastery. Mass at 7 A.M. Assist
at exam[inations] till noon. After, in rain, visit foundation of house for
Sisters. Exhibition & examin[ation] till 5 P.M.
Speak. Start at
9 P.M. to
September 27, 1860 Mass at 4 A.M. On to Ellicottville, on rout J.C.D. [John C. Devereux?] tells of money of C. at int., etc. Lecture at night. God. Catechism.
September 28, 1860 Mass,
confessions. Preach at H[igh]
M[ass], God. Confirm,
preach. On to Little
Valley with J.C. D. write to Bradley to give him Little & Great Valley. Devereux to build at once a
church two or three miles from
September 29, 1860 Mass
October 20, 1860 Mass. Write to Lucas, etc. Draft to Maguire $1000. Start for Allegany. There at 7 P.M.
October 21, 1860 Pontifical High Mass. Ordain Fr. Joachim a Montefecatseio priest. Preach. After Vespers in Monastery, Confirm 1.
October 22, 1860 Mass. Visit Sisters. To
January 3, 1861 Mass. Mr. Pamfilo.
Tell him I had assumed $50 for O’Donohue for one year only; Assents. Tell him that father can pay. Speak of land. Commission him to sell, but not pick
at 12 ½ down, balance on mortgage, or wood alone on hill at from 25 cts. to 50 per cord, or at $8 per acre. Settle with McMahon for
January 18, 1861 Mass. Letters. Refuse right of St. Patrick to Fr.
Sisto. Tell him how little he does. (Yet when 3/17 came he went anyhow). Letter to Pat. Short
to threaten Ex[communication] on 27 January. Start to
January 30, 1861 Mass. Permit Mr. O’Farrell to go to Allegany. Mr. Geymar comes.
April 18, 1861 Tuohy, after refusing, consents glad (?) to go to Ellicottville.
June 16, 1861 Mass. Confirm at St. Patricks. Turn more than half for not knowing, Scold. Fr. Sisto: Try to examine children in church for prizes, (?) not prepared. Put off.
August 18, 1861 Deputation from St. Patricks for permission to have picnic. Tell them to send priest.
August 25, 1861 tell Sisto countermand picnic. Sent note in morning to Sisto to countermand PicNic published in Sentinel 23 [?] for 29, at _______ met him and again countermanded.
January 7, 1862 Sisto comes.
February 15, 1863 Name
June 25, 1863 (from Hornellsville) Mass at 5. On to Franciscan Convent, Allegany. Assist at exercises. Speak in fine. Visit Franciscan nuns. Promise $50 per year each for two Indian girls to be educated there for one year. And if all seems promising, perhaps to continue. $20 Fr. Pamfilo … Advice to Tuohy & Byrne.
June 26, 1863 Mass. Advice to Pamfilo about
Tabernacle, little Chapels, meditation for Sem. every morning. Start. Dine at Passionists,
1863 Write ….. to Pamfilo about
Monaghan whom I am about sending to
November 23, 1863 Mass. On to Allegany, (from
November 24, 1863 Mass. Ordain to Tonsure & Minor Orders and to Subdeacons. Visit Sisters.
November 25, 1863 Mass. Ordain 4
Deacons. Lecture in
November 26, 1863 Ordain 3 priests. Start for Ellicottville. Examine children. Instruct. See Mrs. Devereux. Refuse to lodge there. Lecture at night.
November 27, 1863 Mass. Preach at Gospel. Again at Confirmation. Explain to Mrs. Devereux. Start at