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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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345. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1864
345. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1864 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the recent death of Archbishop Hughes in New York. Madame Baptiste laments that the obituary of the beloved Bishop in a New York paper is anti-Southern "when it speaks of his going to France at the request of Seward and succeeding in dissuading the emperor from acknowledging the Southern Confederacy." 4p.
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346. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 7, 1864
346. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 7, 1864 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about new boarders at the academy and her worry about finances concerning the purchase of the American Hotel for the convent. 3p.
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347. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 10, 1864
347. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 10, 1864 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch requesting his "Lenten regulations" for the season. She also writes of putting most of her money in the stockpiling of provisions "before the new currency comes in." 4p.
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373. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1865
373. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1865 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch eagerly wishing his return to America. One of two similar letters sent from Madame Baptiste on this date. 3p.
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374. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1865
374. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1865 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch eagerly wishing his return to America. One of two similar letters sent from Madame Baptiste on this date. 3p.
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376. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 27, 1865
376. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 27, 1865 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursulines in Valle Crucis, near Columbia. 4p.
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378. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 8, 1866
378. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 8, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 8p.
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380. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 18, 1866
380. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 18, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the purchase of a second piano for the convent, the efforts to find housing for a local priest and a "Mr. Jones" who is travelling north soliciting funds for the Ursulines. 4p.
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386. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 29, 1866
386. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 29, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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388. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 3, 1866
388. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 3, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch discussing renovations on the property at Valle Crucis, new pupils and new curricular materials, and the Bishop's upcoming trip to New York. 4p.
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392. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 13, 1866
392. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 13, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the long delay in getting furniture for the convent, the Bishop's declaration on Lenten dietary restrictions, and a troublesome lay sister. 8p.
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395. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 1, 1866
395. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 1, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch discussing plans to purchase a vacant Columbia lot for a future convent. 4p.
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397. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 15, 1866
397. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 15, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch commenting on the disappointing donations the Bishop has received while fundraising in that "great commercial emporium of the North." Madame Baptiste also takes issue with a Tribune reporter who has written disparaging comments about the Bishop during his trip to New York. 4p.
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400. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 28, 1866
400. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 28, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch welcoming him back to Charleston from New York. 2p.
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402. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1866
402. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing two charming clergymen who visited the convent at Valle Crucis. 4p.
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406. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 14, 1866
406. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 14, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the affairs of the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She writes of the plan to petition congress for reparations for the destruction of their convent in the war and voices her displeasure of "Mr. Jones", who has been soliciting money up north on their behalf, claiming that he "goes travelling over the country on what he collects for us." 10p.
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407. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1866
407. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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409. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 29, 1866
409. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 29, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She writes that the Bishop's former slave, Daniel, is in a "half-starved condition" and has been visiting the convent for handouts. She mentions that she has read about former Union prisoners who praised Bishop Lynch for his kindness during the war and writes of her fears of a cholera epidemic that "will no doubt decimate the whole country this summer." 8p.
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411. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 16, 1866
411. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 16, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing springtime at Valle Crucis. She writes that the sisters have created a "month of May altar" and have decorated it with a small statue saved from the convent on the night of the Columbia fire. 4p.
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414. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 31, 1866
414. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 31, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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