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When the Hudson's Bay Company, knowledgeable in the ways of the Native peoples after centuries of trade, transferred sover-eignty over the territories to the Canadian government, it was the Oblates who interceded on behalf of the Dene with a far-removed bureaucracy.
First lady Hillary Clinton also interceded on her behalf.
One theory claims that Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) interceded with him when her convents needed more land and that she encouraged her nuns to bury Saint Joseph medals in the ground.
He had a great interest in literary matters, was an adviser for the <IR> SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER </IR> , and interceded in Poe's behalf with the publisher of that magazine.