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Souvenir of Loretto Centenary


    Then follow in the note book, from which these items are taken, the names of the Irish laborers on the canal near Blairsville, who responded to the appeal, generally in sums of one dollar. The more notable contributions were as follows:

Moore & McGrath$5 00 Moses Brown2 00
Edmond Burke5 00 Michael Conway2 00
James Fenlon5 00 Harry Heffron2 00
Burke & Powers10 00 John Meloy2 00
John Bracken6 00 Francis McGrath2 00

    The following account, copied from Father Gallitzin's own hand-writing, is interesting as showing how postage was calculated in those early times:


1833. Jan.One letter to Robt. Oliver12 1/2
Postage18 3/4
     Jan. 25.R. Oliver's answer18 3/4
     Jan. 26.Wrote a letter to D. Stanard12 1/2
Postage on said letter10
     Jan. 29.D. Stanard's answer10
     Febr. 17.Double letter to R. Oliver, Balto.37 1/2
Wrote power of attorney and letter
    to R. Oliver1 00
     Nov. 1.Letter from Baltimore56 1/4
     Nov. 20. Writing a letter to Baltimore, and
    postage 75cts1 00
1834. Jan. 22.Letter to Rob. Oliver31 1/4
     Febr. 16.Triple letter from Baltimore75
Wrote 2 letters to Paris and Carspach25

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