This Day in Province History: February 19, 1863

Fr. James Darragh, ordained two years, wrote to his classmate, Fr. James Waldron, on this day in 1863 about his first winter in Upstate New York, where he had singlehanded care of the towns of Hoosick Falls, Cambridge and Salem. “The church is so dreadful cold that sometimes on Sunday I don’t know whether my feet or hands are on my body or not.”