Springfield, Illinois: Not Published, 1926. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #027409
Dated Dec. 2nd, 1926 on the Bishop's House ecclesiastical letterhead; 1 page: "… I am in receipt of your letter of the 30th ult. In connection with your program of contests and essays on Irish history. We will be pleased to give you every encouragement in this work; I call your attention to the fact, however, that this is a cosmopolitan Diocese in which we have some 30 mining towns, speaking the languages of the first Pentecost Sunday...." and forwarding Ford's request to Rev. E.J. Cahill for program development. "…We have certain schools that are entirely German, others Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak, etc., hence the importance of dealing with Father Cahill…Wishing you every success in perpetuating the Catholic ideals of the Irish…" (signed in green ink) James Aloysius Griffin (1883 - 1948) American Roman Catholic prelate, appointed the fourth Bishop of Springfield by Pope Pius XI. Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" size; with the mailing envelope, also with his office imprint. Envelope soiled; letter in very good condition.