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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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288. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 23, 1863
288. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 23, 1863 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch to procure some salt for his plantations and muses on the future plans of the Union army. John suggests that after getting rebuffed at Battery Wagner the yankees might try "running the Gauntlet" past the forts with an overwhelming number of boats. If they could meet up with land forces, John writes, they could take Charleston from the rear and "laugh at the forts." 2p.
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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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286. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1863
286. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a cotton transaction and an ongoing dispute Francis has with a cattle merchant who was supposed to supply him with hides. 2p.
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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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284. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 14, 1863
284. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 14, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing her trip to White Sulphur Springs in Montgomery, Virginia. 2p.
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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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282. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1863
282. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1863 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about his need for cotton and an agreement he has secured to receive hides from a beef cattle merchant. 1p.
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281. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 5, 1863
281. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 5, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning her visit to White Sulphur Springs in Montgomery, Virginia. 2p.
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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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279. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick -- June 13, 1863
279. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick -- June 13, 1863 Letter (in French) from Robert Lynch at Combree, France, to his uncle, Bishop Patrick Lynch. 2p.
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278. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 29, 1863
278. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 29, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch in reference to an upcoming trip she is planning. 2p.
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277. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 19, 1863
277. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 19, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about a recent visit to Columbia by the Bishop of Richmond, Rev. McGill. 2p.
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276. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863
276. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the cheerful news of a Union ironclad recently sunk in Charleston and requests the Bishop to ask "Prof. Hume" to help him test the tanning properties of pyroligneous acid. 1p.
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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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274. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863
274. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about tombstones for their brothers Hugh and James. 2p.
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273. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 6, 1863
273. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 6, 1863 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the family in Cheraw. 2p.
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272. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 5, 1863
272. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 5, 1863 Louisa Blain writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about her desire to go back to Charleston. 2p.
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271. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 19, 1863
271. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 19, 1863 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch informing him that he has secured a military position for "Conlaw" in Mt. Pleasant. 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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269. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 6, 1863
269. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 6, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the conduct of "low, vulgar" soldiers who visited the convent and is sorry to hear that "deserters claim your attention, excepting for their souls' sake." She also writes the Bishop for advice on three controversial applicants for noviciate. One "has been by no means pious" and "read infidel works" and a second was born illegitimate. The third has had in the past "criminal intercourse" but has never had a child, though Madame Baptiste concedes, "she deserves no credit for that." 4p.
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