As many rumors are in circulation respecting the Catholic chaplains to be sent to the Army of Occupation, we think that we would be doing a favor to our readers by stating briefly what we know on the subject from the best authority. A request was communicated to the Superior of the Society of Jesus in Maryland, through two Catholic Prelates, on the part of the United States Government, that he should appoint two clergymen to go as chaplains to the army in Texas.– The request was laid before several Bishops then on a visit to Georgetown College, and the principal clergymen attached to that institution. It was the unanimous opinion that it should be acceded to. Fathers McElroy and Rey were then proposed as proper persons to fill the office. All present approved of their nomination. On the same day the Superior, accompanied by two Bishops, waited upon the Secretaries of War and State, and had a full understanding with them. The two gentlemen are expected to depart for the Army next week.– Catholic Herald.
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