Recollections of My Life and Reflections on Times and Events During It: A Memoir by Father W. J. Howlett

St. Thomas seminary is transferred to the old St. Joseph's college

"For some years after the war the buildings of the colleges of St. Joseph at Bardstown had lain unoccupied and furnished with only a caretaker in charge, and Bishop McCloskey of Louisville decided to transfer the students of St. Thomas to its more commodious halls and dormitories. The transfer took place in October, 1869, when we loaded our trunks and belongings on a big haywagon drawn by two mules, and we tramped behind it in a body to take possession of our new home."

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