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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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181. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 13, 1861
181. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 13, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning news from the Bishop's plantation and his medical practice. John writes about the ongoing construction at the plantation and of a runaway slave, Emmett, who was briefly jailed but escaped. John told the overseer's son that "if Emmett should come around the plantation to tell him to come in and go to work as I did not blame him for trying to escape from prison." He also confides in the Bishop that his medical practice is on the verge of blossoming "if bigotry does not override everything." 2p.
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182. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 16, 1861
182. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 16, 1861 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch responding to his inquiry of boarding room in Cheraw for those wishing to flee Charleston. He also touches on his shoe business, mentioning paying patent rights on a tanning process, the use of fennel, salt peter and salt in the tanning process and the delivery of 1000 pairs of shoes to the Confederacy. 4p.
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183. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 17, 1861
183. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 17, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes about new boarders and students and a conversation she had with a young lady who wished to convert to Catholicism who, she later found out, was rumored to be "disreputable." 4p.
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184. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 23, 1861
184. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 23, 1861 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning some financial matters at the Ursuline convent. 2p.
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185. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 25, 1861
185. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 25, 1861 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing the state of his shoe business and his attempt to talk his 16-year old son(?), Conlaw, from volunteering for the Confederacy. 1p.
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186. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 10, 1861
186. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 10, 1861 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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187. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1861
187. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1861 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch written after hearing of the devastating Charleston fire of December 11, 1861. 1p.
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188. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1861
188. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch written after hearing of the devastating Charleston fire of December 11, 1861, reminding the Bishop "fiat voluntas dei." 2p.
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189. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1861
189. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1861 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch offering condolences over the loss of the cathedral in the Charleston fire of December, 1861. 2p.
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190. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 22, 1861
190. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 22, 1861 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursulines, including a light-hearted incident of a drunken soldier who was found on the grounds of the Convent. 5p.
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191. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 25, 1861
191. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 25, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking the Bishop for his influence should a newly planned state hospital in Columbia need a physician. 1p.
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192. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 29, 1861
192. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 29, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and a suggestion that the Bishop preach one Sunday in Columbia while all "the best heads of the state" are in session. 5p.
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193. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 6, 1862
193. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 6, 1862 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning finances at the Bishop's plantation property. 4p.
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194. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 7, 1862
194. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 7, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch complaining of the high price of provisions for the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 2p.
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195. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 10, 1862
195. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 10, 1862 Letter (in French) from Robert Lynch in Combree, France, to his uncle, Bishop Patrick Lynch. 4p.
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196. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 14, 1862
196. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 14, 1862 Short note from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch requesting an "ordo for 1862" and some harp string. 2p.
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197. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 18, 1862
197. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 18, 1862 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about affairs at the Bishop's plantation. He also writes about a "private baptism" he gave to a child he feared would die of measles unbaptised. 2p.
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198. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 22, 1862
198. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 22, 1862 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the sale of slaves on the Bishop's plantation. John writes that he has yet to tell the slave Emmett that he has sold him and his family to a Mr. Mullin and hopes "him willing to go quietly, as I understand he refuses to be hired quietly." 1p.
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199. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 23, 1862
199. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 23, 1862 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.
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200. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 25, 1862
200. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 25, 1862 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news from the Bishop's plantation. 1p.
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