On behalf of his flock, Archbishop Kenrick of Baltimore sends Pope Pius IX sympathy for his troubles in Italy
Reflecting many of the views that fellow Catholic Archbishop John Joseph Hughes of New York had laid out in a sermon the previous Sunday, Archbishop Francis Patrick Kenrick of Baltimore wrote a letter to Pope Pius IX expressing the support of his flock for the Pontiff in the trying times he was facing with the rise of Italian unification. Pius replied in August 1860 saying the letter gave him great comfort. (By John Osborne)
John Gilmary Shea, History of the Catholic Church within the limits of the United States .... (New York: John G. Shea, 1892), 381.