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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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