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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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180. Bp Patrick Lynch to Francis Lynch -- November 13, 1861
180. Bp Patrick Lynch to Francis Lynch -- November 13, 1861 Copy of letter sent from Bishop Patrick Lynch to Francis Lynch. Bishop Lynch writes to Francis concerning a number of Charleston residents who are inquiring about leaving the lowcountry for Cheraw over uncertainty with the war. He also tells Francis to allay their father's fears over a Union invasion of Charleston, likening the panic in the city after the recent fall of Port Royal with that "at Washington, after the battle of Manassas." 4p.
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179. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1861
179. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1861 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch apprising him of his intentions to send $500 to a Dr. Park for the "right of his patent." 1p.
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178. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 25, 1861
178. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 25, 1861 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.
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177. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 21, 1861
177. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 21, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with questions about a boarder and money owed to a Dr. Guerin. 2p.
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176. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 17, 1861
176. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 17, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and a proposition to house the Sisters of Mercy from Charleston if they should come to Columbia to nurse the sick soldiers hospitalized there. 4p.
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175. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 16, 1861
175. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 16, 1861 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the price and availability of boarding space in Columbia. 2p.
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174. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 21, 1861
174. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 21, 1861 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about business and the Bishop's travel plans. Francis tells the Bishop that his "debts North do not reach $800 so I will not be any great deal inconvenienced by the Sequestration Act." He also hopes the Bishop decides against travelling to Baltimore, fearing that after the publication of the Bishop's letter to the Archbishop, "no plea would serve you in the land of Lincoln." 2p.
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173. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 19, 1861
173. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 19, 1861 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning his shoe business. Francis asks the Bishop to collect payment from Colonel Hatch, Quartermaster General, and deposit it in his account in Charleston to cover another note. The Bank of South Carolina has refused Francis' offer to use Confederate bonds to cover the note. 2p.
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172. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 8, 1861
172. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 8, 1861 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy, including a lengthy description of her troubled relationship with one of the sisters at the convent. 4p.
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171. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 7, 1861
171. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 7, 1861 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning his flourishing shoe business. Francis describes sending 1000 pair of shoes to the Confederate government in addition to those already provided to Col. L. M. Hatch. 3p.
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170. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 27, 1861
170. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 27, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing an applicant for an overseer position at one of the Bishop's plantations. John appears to like the man and his qualifications but fears "he might not take a sufficient control over the negroes, if it became necessary to use harsh means." 2p.
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169. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 27, 1861
169. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 27, 1861 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.
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