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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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283. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1863
283. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy and of the prospects of the new school year. 6p.
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285. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 15, 1863
285. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 15, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch inquiring about his health. 6p.
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302. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 9, 1863
302. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 9, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about plans to obtain winter provisions, the burgeoning number of boarders including many Protestants and the renovation of a house on the grounds to accommodate some lay sisters. 4p.
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310. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 23, 1863
310. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 23, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to procure civilian passes to Charleston for two friends of the convent that Madame Baptiste feels indebted to. One lady wishes to visit her husband who, Madame Baptiste says, "got permission from Gen Beauregard to send us two tierces of rice, when he refused to do the same for any one else." 4p.
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315. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 24, 1863
315. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 24, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning new boarders and day scholars at the academy and writes at length about her ongoing conflict with another Ursuline sister. 12p.
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321. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 8, 1863
321. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 8, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She muses on the anniversary of her vows and begs the Bishop to tell her all about President Davis' visit to Charleston. She writes about obtaining a new cow for the convent "having disposed of one that was no account." 4p.
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323. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 19, 1863
323. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 19, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about a photograph she received from General Beauregard as a thank you for her prayers for the safety of Charleston. She implores the Bishop to stay safe during the renewed shelling of Charleston and in a postscript writes, "we're afraid that we lost our Habit stuff in that vessel taken by the yankees." 4p.
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328. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 9, 1863
328. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 9, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about festivities at the convent during the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the acceptance of new boarders at the academy, and a new "worldly" postulant who desires to join the Ursulines. 4p.
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339. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 15, 1864
339. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 15, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about several recent visitors to the convent, including one woman, a mother of a boarder at the academy, who has come to retrieve her daughter. The mother, Madame Baptiste writes, has been "implicated for running off negroes to the yankees" and Madame Baptiste fears that both "may be hanged." 3p.
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344. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1864
344. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the mental state of one of the sisters and of general news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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348. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 21, 1864
348. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 21, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She informs the Bishop she is sending a Miss Preston, fiancee to General Hood, to Richmond to see the Bishop while he is visiting there. 4p.
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350. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 7, 1864
350. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 7, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about paying taxes and the need for more teachers, and revisits the idea of purchasing the Barhamville school as a future site for the Convent and Academy. 4p.
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351. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 10, 1864
351. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 10, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about their anniversaries as Bishop and Mother Superior and wonders if the Bishop is "as tired of superiority as I am!" She also writes of a local murder in Columbia and a visit to the convent by the wife of "pirate Semmes." 8p.
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353. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 28, 1864
353. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 28, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about Holy Week festivities at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 1p.
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370. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1865
370. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1865 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome about the ongoing recovery effort after the war and the destruction of the Ursuline Convent. She is soliciting funds to rebuild and has written Washington with their case demanding reparations. The Ursulines have accepted the offer of General Preston to reside in his house while he is abroad and are using the Methodist College for additional space. 4p.
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372. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 25, 1865
372. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 25, 1865 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome from Valle Crucis, the Bishop's property outside of Columbia, having moved the convent and academy from temporary housing at Methodist college and Gen. Preston's mansion. Since Valle Crucis is too remote for day schoolers and too small for large numbers of boarders, she writes of setting up a satellite institute in Macon, Ga., until their convent can be rebuilt in Columbia. She mentions the pardon granted the Bishop and hopes that he will soon return to America. 2p.
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379. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 16, 1866
379. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 16, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch to enclose a thank you note to an unnamed benefactor of the Ursulines. 3p.
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381. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 21, 1866
381. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 21, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the potential for growing crops at Valle Crucis and tells the Bishop of her disappointment concerning the exchange rate on 5000 Francs given to her by the Bishop on his return from Europe. 3p.
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390. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 12, 1866
390. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 12, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with her hopes concerning the future plans of the Ursulines. 4p.
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393. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 21, 1866
393. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 21, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about a visit from General Preston and other news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 8p
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