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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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228. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 30, 1862
228. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 30, 1862 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch announcing the birth of his son. 2p.
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227. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 27, 1862
227. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 27, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning his visit to Columbia to participate in her namesake feast day. 3p.
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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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225. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 6, 1862
225. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 6, 1862 Short note from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him when he plans to visit Columbia. 1p.
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224. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 4, 1862
224. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 4, 1862 Madame Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the effects of the escalating war. She informs the Bishop, who is visiting White Sulphur Springs in Montgomery, Virginia, that "the Yankees are trying to take James Island" to get closer to Charleston. Glad that he is away from Charleston she writes, "I am a very strong secessionist, but only generous with other people's brothers." 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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222. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 29, 1862
222. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 29, 1862 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning provisions for the Bishop's plantation and an offer from two Confederate officers to lease a portion of the Bishop's property for a new powder mill. 2p.
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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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220. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 26, 1862
220. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 26, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy and mentions a "narrow escape" the Bishop had travelling to Richmond. 2p.
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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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218. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 23, 1862
218. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 23, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes Bishop Patrick Lynch with news of the Ursuline Convent. 3p.
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217. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1862
217. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1862 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the family in Cheraw and news that their brother, Hugh, has been staying with them during an extended sick leave from the military. 2p.
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216. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1862
216. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1862 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about his ongoing efforts to find a place for Col. Northrop's slaves per the Bishop's request. 1p.
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215. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 19, 1862
215. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 19, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about her disdain for most of the priests in Columbia. 8p.
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214. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 17, 1862
214. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 17, 1862 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to collect payment for him for 1000 pairs of shoes delivered to Col. Sloan in Charleston. 1p.
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213. Henrietta Lynch and Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 2, 1862
213. Henrietta Lynch and Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 2, 1862 Louisa Blain writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about Lent and news from Cheraw. Henrietta Lynch adds a postscript about a recurring issue with the slaves the Bishop has asked her husband, Francis, to find a home for. Henrietta writes that they are "city negroes" and would be "unwilling to plow... nor to eat corn bread as they do here." 3p.
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212. Bp Patrick Lynch to Madame Baptiste -- April 2, 1862
212. Bp Patrick Lynch to Madame Baptiste -- April 2, 1862 Unfinished letter (copy?) from Bishop Patrick Lynch to Madame Baptiste. The Bishop suggests that she "lay up a large stock of flour, and rice, and provisions, for it is pretty clear that they will get much dearer." He writes that Charleston is quiet now and he hopes that it will remain so until autumn when "perhaps by that time we may have peace." 2p.
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211. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1862
211. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1862 Note from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch written as a letter of introduction for a Capt. George. John extols the virtues of a breech loading cannon exhibited to him by Capt. George and asks the Bishop to see it as well and to "use what influence you have, in trying to have a battery of them made immediately." 1p.
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210. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 19, 1862
210. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 19, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the premium associated with buying "specie" and asks the Bishop to procure for her $500 in gold. She also mentions that the tenants at the old convent are trying to get out of paying rent but that she does not pity their situation as "Mr. Fry is not sober (and) we teach their daughter gratuitously." 4p.
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209. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 17, 1862
209. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 17, 1862 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning an incident with some slaves at the Bishop's plantation. John writes that the overseer, Mr. Buff, after "strapping" a young boy for idleness, was attacked with a hoe by the boy's mother. John wants word on what to do with the woman saying "if this goes unpunished and the woman remains, it will be the ruining of all the young negroes," and suggests selling the whole family. 3p.
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