Francis Lynch, Cheraw, writes to his brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch in Charleston, about a recommendation the Bishop had given to a third party concerning a job applicant. He also discusses their family's health and the business woes of their brother, Hugh. 4p.
Henrietta Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to send some cloth to make a suit for his brother, Francis. She has been unable to get her wool "carded" and fears that Francis will spend the entire winter without one. 2p.
Henrietta Lynch writes to brother-in-law, Bishop Patrick Lynch, with news about measles spreading among the family in Cheraw. She also mentions an early blockade of Charleston which the Bishop holds "little hopeof being broken." 2p.
Hugh Lynch writes again to Bishop Patrick Lynch about his desire to get a position on General Beauregard's staff claiming that such an assignment would not only keep him out of the field but also help him in business after the war. 1p.
Hugh Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch while camped with the Cheraw Guards at "Camp Manigault" near Georgetown. He writes that the company is preparing for an attack but concedes "we can't give much of fight as we have very little ammunition." 2p.
Hugh Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch while on convalescent leave in Cheraw. As his health improves, Hugh realizes he will be conscripted back into the service and asks the Bishop to use his influence to get him a staff position with General Beauregard when he returns to take over Charleston's defense. Besides his rank as 1st Lieut., his qualifications for a coveted staff job are that he is a "good accountant and write a tolerable fair hand" and that an appointment should be made from "this section of the state" in Cheraw. 3p.
Hugh Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the illness that has sent him home to Cheraw from Charleston and news of their brother, Francis, who has gone to see the governor of North Carolina concerning an embargo that has prevented him from getting supplies from his business yard there. 2p.
John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about family news and mentions the potential sale of the American Hotel in Columbia, believing it may be an appropriate place for relocating the Ursulines. 2p.
John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about ongoing renovations at the Ursuline Convent and his discussions with various contractors. He relates that the current night watchman wants to quit after half a month because of "(having) nothing to do, and lonesomeness" and John wants to hire in his place a Patrick Brennan, though he fears Mr. Brennan "might take in his pocket a companion." 2p.
John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about expiring insurance on the Convent's former house and offers to house Bishop Hughes when he visits Columbia, joking that he can turn the Bishop's stay into an advertisement for his medical practice. 2p.