Letters of Marcellin – 155

Marcellin Champagnat

1837-11

Sir,

May I ask you, since I cannot accompany these two young students of our household who are going to Montbrison for their review. One because he involuntarily missed the date of the review in St-Etienne, but who was exempted in Rive-de-Gier two or three days later, whose name was not taken off the list, exempted for lack of height and because of a hernia. The second whom we have not been able to put in a safe position because of a nervous illness which has kept him in bed continuously for over six months, without his being able to use his limbs at all, and who today can see practically nothing with one eye because of a tumor on the pupil. I would very much hope that, without interfering with anyones rights, he could be declared exempt from military service. He can be very useful as a teacher, even though he is still not well trained, if he has a capable man with him.

Edition: Translation from: Lettres de Marcellin J. B. Champagnat (1789-1840) Fondateur de l?Institut des Frères Maristes, présentés par Frère Paul Sester,1985.

fonte: Daprès le brouillon autographe AFM 113.20

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