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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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270. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 7, 1863
270. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 7, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to obtain the permission of "Col. Northrop" to purchase flour from Richmond. 2p.
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275. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863
275. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch recounting Easter news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She also writes of recent successes against the Union navy claiming, "the iron-clads are far from proving either invulnerable or even very advantageous." 2p.
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280. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 1, 1863
280. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 1, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch regarding negotiations to accept the pupils of "Barhamville" into the Ursuline Academy. 5p.
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287. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 21, 1863
287. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 21, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the war. Madame Baptiste writes about the Convent's plans should the "yankees" come to Columbia and asks the Bishop where to stash their furnishings. She also suggests erecting a large cross on the grounds so that the enemy will spare them but notes, "I fear the rabble of Columbia who stoned us, as much as the yankees." 8p.
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289. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 25, 1863
289. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 25, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the defense of Charleston. She fears the inevitable union assault will last longer than the recent siege at Vicksburg and finds it astonishing "how coolly" people can talk about Charleston "being taken by the enemy." 4p.
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290. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 31, 1863
290. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 31, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes about purchasing provisions and asks the Bishop for advice on investing the "thousands of Confederate money" she expects as the pupils arrive for the new school year. 4p.
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292. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 16, 1863
292. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 16, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing the Sisters' recently finished retreat. 2p.
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293. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 17, 1863
293. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 17, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch seeking advice for a particularly troublesome sister, "Augustin". 5p.
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296. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 23, 1863
296. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 23, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She hopes that the Bishop will invest $12,000 in the nearby Barhamville Academy to fulfill their long desire to remove the convent and school from downtown Columbia. She also mentions that she is expecting the daughters of several well known people, including that of Mayor Monroe of New Orleans and Confederate General Hindman. 8p.
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300. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 4, 1863
300. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 4, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes about the record number of boarders they have received for the school year and her continued efforts to get rid of a troublesome sister. She also writes that should (Union General) Rosecrans' troops eventually come to Columbia, she would ask him to spare the convent by reminding him of the Ohio Ursulines' close relationship with his brother and of her own prayers once offered to the general "when by a sad accident, he was almost deprived of life." 10p.
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306. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 14, 1863
306. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 14, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with updates at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 7p.
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309. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 19, 1863
309. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 19, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking for his advice on accepting a nun from the Sisters of Mercy as a noviciate in the Ursulines. 4p.
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313. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 5, 1863
313. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 5, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes about obtaining provisions for the winter and her continuing trouble with one of the sisters. 6p.
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314. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 16, 1863
314. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 16, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing the death of a local man and the unfortunate consequences surrounding an orphan the man and his wife were taking care of. 8p.
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324. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 24, 1863
324. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 24, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the prevalence of sickness within the convent and the necessary employment of a secular teacher in the academy. She also admonishes the Bishop for not moving out of range of the Union shelling in Charleston, "although the Spanish Consul has offered you his house above George Street." 3p.
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325. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 30, 1863
325. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 30, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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327. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 6, 1863
327. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 6, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing a conflict between the Catholic Church in Columbia and the Ursuline Convent. She writes at length about her dislike of the "Irish priests" in town and of their rudeness towards the Ursulines and begs the Bishop for help. She ends with the request that the Bishop burn her letter once it is read. 4p.
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330. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 17, 1863
330. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 17, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy, including a humorous anecdote of one of the local priests running through the convent to get altar breads. 2p.
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332. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 21, 1863
332. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 21, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch wishing him a happy Christmas season and informing him of news at the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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336. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 2, 1864
336. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 2, 1864 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch admonishing him for his forgetfulness concerning the profession of vows for two sisters at the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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