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Canfordhouse: Corresp, M.Errington,1803, 8/24/1803

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 39
Identifier: GAMMS.1.3.112

Scope and Contents

Tells of "ruinous situation of our dear convent" in Hoogstraet; they could not recover what they left there and can not return; that Low Countries are under French domination; that if they returned they could not wear the habits, observe their holy rule, or repurchase convent. Reports that Austin nuns regret having returned, and that their superior, Mrs. More, is very ill. Bonaparte is resolved, she reports, to conquer England; England is in return preparing her defense, gives details. She states that she is "really tired of the horrors of a continental war..." They have been given advice from a nearby parson about what to do if invaded: they are to bury plates and valuables. They have consulted military men who have reassured them. News is that the Pope has restored the English Jesuits; Fr. Stone to be provincial. They, themselves, are grateful for the reception they have already received in England and are happy that PT is quiet, unmolested; soory that Ireland is unfortunately imitating France.

Dates

  • 8/24/1803

Extent

From the Record Group: 1.5 linear feet

Repository Details

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