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It was the sixth postoffice in the county. (Summit was the seventh).
EXTRACTS FROM FATHER GALLITZIN'S LETTTERS.
TO BISHOP CARROLL.
July 15, 1800.The congregation is considerably increased since the time I moved hither; and I feel the greatest satisfaaction in seeing the most unequivocal signs of the sincerest repentance and conversion in some of the most inveterate sinners. The church which I got built last August is very often almost full, and will have to be enlarged in a couple of years. I live at my own cabin ever since Christmas last, though in a very poor style yet, as your lordship may expect. The moving to a country where I had to begin in the woods, the furnishing myself with everything necessary for housekeeping, when I had nothing of the kind, the great improvements I have made in order to put the place in such a state as to afford a maintenance for a priest, . . . . have exhausted my finances. . . . . It is very likely that I shall see your lordship in Baltimore next October, when I send my wagon down.