Latour receives correspondence from the Bishop of Leavenworth

Latour receives correspondence from the Bishop of Leavenworth

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Latour receives correspondence from the Bishop of Leavenworth, Kansas, that the Gold Rush of  Colorado has created a need for a priest to serve the makeshift towns of tents and shacks that have  cropped up near Pikes Peak. Informing Latour that the Colorado territory is under his domain, it is  incumbent upon him to assign the priest. Latour tells Vaillant that he will fill the position. Although  Vaillant is prepared to leave immediately, Latour orders him to stay until a custom wagon can be built  and adequate provisions acquired. Vaillant reflects on a murderer he visited in Chimayo. The criminal  was making a pair of boots for the patron saint of the Chimayo church. His parents would come for  his execution and return home with the boots. Vaillant is certain the men to whom he'll administer in  Colorado will be less devout. Vaillant's wagon takes a month to build. Latour recognizes that the two will probably never work 
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