Below is the letter that Fr. Bill referred to during his homily on the Tuesday morning online Mass on the Feast of St. John Neumann.
From a letter to Cardinal Barnabo by Saint John Neumann, bishop
(Archives of Propaganda Fide, America Centrale, 1858-1860, Vol. XVIII, fol. 386 v. Neumann to Barnabo, October 1858, as quoted in Michael J. Curley, Venerable John Neumann [Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1950, pp. 325-326].)
I have labored with all my powers to fulfill the duties of my office