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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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