Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about finances at the school and convent and wonders if "the state of the country" will alter their usual schedule. She also expresses concern for their brother Hugh, encamped with fellow soldiers on the coast, writing, "it takes some of the comfort out of the fire and bed, when I think of his exposure." 4p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She writes at length about a troubled sister that she does not want in the Convent, suggesting instead that they pay her board at the local asylum. 4p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about preparations for the upcoming school year at the Ursuline Academy. She also mentions how the Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg, Maryland, attempting to help nurse Confederates afflicted with typhoid fever in Virginia, "were refused a passage by Lincoln's men." 4p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She also asks him to edit some errors concerning the start date and expenses of the Academy that appeared in the "Miscellany", specifically to "change to $10 for drawing crayons, etc." 4p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy and mentions an unspecified court case involving orphans that was recently lost by Bishop Lynch. She also sends news of their brother John's new child that they have named James writing, "I cannot bear to call the name so soon" after their brother James' death. 6p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the upcoming Distribution Day at the Ursuline Academy and hopes to establish a firm date to notify the parents. The children, she adds, are "complaining so much of heat weakness that we are anxious to liberate them from their studies...and not have them getting sick on our hands." 2p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch renewing her request for advice concerning selling the copyright to the "Ursuline Manual" and asks the Bishop about two potential boarders at the school and convent. 2p.