"However, I was glad when, after Easter, 1880, I got the offer of an assistant, and more pleased to know that he was a priest who had studied at Bardstown, Kentucky, and the Rev. Hickey. I gave him my station at Brighton and Platteville on the Union Pacific, and all those along the main line of the Burlington, except Fort Morgan which was then organizing into a mission for Sundays. I also gave him plans for a church at Yuma where I had secured a good location. The plans and specifications were for a brick church and were of my own drawing and the church was build [built] according to them."
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