Translation of the official notice of the Pope's intention to confer on Dr. Newman the Cardinal's Hat:
'(From the Vatican): March 15, 1879.
'In forwarding you this joyful announcement by its fitting and prescribed channel, I cannot refrain from congratulating your Paternity on seeing your merits rewarded in so splendid a manner by the august Head of the Church, and I rejoice in heart that I shall very soon have you as a colleague in the Sacred Senate, of which you will not fail to be one of the chief ornaments.
'Accept, I entreat you, this expression of my regard, and at the same
time the assurance of the particular esteem with which I sign myself,
[from Ward, vol. 2, pp. 582-583]
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