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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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177. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 21, 1861
177. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 21, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with questions about a boarder and money owed to a Dr. Guerin. 2p.
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183. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 17, 1861
183. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 17, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes about new boarders and students and a conversation she had with a young lady who wished to convert to Catholicism who, she later found out, was rumored to be "disreputable." 4p.
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188. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1861
188. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch written after hearing of the devastating Charleston fire of December 11, 1861, reminding the Bishop "fiat voluntas dei." 2p.
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192. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 29, 1861
192. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 29, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and a suggestion that the Bishop preach one Sunday in Columbia while all "the best heads of the state" are in session. 5p.
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194. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 7, 1862
194. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 7, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch complaining of the high price of provisions for the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 2p.
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201. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1862
201. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste relates the news of a local priest who has been embarrassing parishioners lately by publicly chastising them on the amount of their offerings, and who has boarded up several pews belonging to people delinquent in their fees. 4p.
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203. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 2, 1862
203. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 2, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing a visit from Bishop McGill of Richmond. She also muses on the plans for the convent should the "northerners" make it to Columbia and mentions being told by a guest "that the citizens will destroy the town on the approach of the enemy." 4p.
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215. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 19, 1862
215. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 19, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about her disdain for most of the priests in Columbia. 8p.
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219. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 1, 1862
219. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 1, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent. Madame Baptiste mentions a letter she received from Bishop Verot of Savannah, recommending a particular sister for their order. Bishop Verot's admittance of the sister's "imagination" has given Madame Baptiste pause writing, "the scourges of communities are precisely those persons of talent and fertile imaginations." 8p.
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221. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 27, 1862
221. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 27, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning his trip to Lynchburg, Virginia, and his visit to White Sulphur Springs. 4p.
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223. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 1, 1862
223. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 1, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a fire at their brother John's house, news at the convent and academy and her fears that Charleston and Cheraw, "on account of the cotton and government stores there," will fall to the enemy. 7p.
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226. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 19, 1862
226. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 19, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about preparations for their annual exhibition and other news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy and of news of the war. 4p.
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230. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1862
230. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste asks the Bishop to take care of the personal effects of Sister Theresa's brother who was recently killed in action. She also writes of having the Bishop's slave "Isaac" at the Convent as a gardener and, impressed by his work, would like to hire him "by the year." 4p.
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231. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1862
231. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with general news about the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 6p
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233. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 22, 1862
233. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 22, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch discussing the news of the Bishop's purchase of property for the church. 2p.
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238. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 29, 1862
238. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 29, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the upcoming school year at the Academy. She writes about the number of boarders, teachers, reference books, finances and provisions. She also comments on the "blockade paper" her letter is written on and mentions a deserter that the Bishop had attended to prior to his execution. 8p.
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248. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 23, 1862
248. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 23, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news of the Ursuline Academy and Convent, including a lengthy recounting of a "Miss Jones" who is being coveted by both the Ursulines in Columbia and another religious order. 8p.
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251. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 25, 1862
251. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 25, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with updates from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 2p.
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253. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 15, 1862
253. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 15, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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267. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 19, 1863
267. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 19, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing her fears of an imminent attack on Charleston. She writes that if the Bishop "should get even a scratch" she would be at his side but later admits that "I respect too much our rule of cloister to think of going without necessity." 4p.
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