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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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168. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1861
168. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch repeating the news concerning the deterioration of the house on one of the Bishop's properties. 2p.
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167. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1861
167. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing how the sisters are embroidering a flag for the "Kirkwood Rangers" of Camden. 2p.
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166. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 16, 1861
166. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 16, 1861 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the deteriorating condition of a house on one of the Bishop's plantations and that it is too dangerous for the overseer, Mr. Buff, to continue to live there. 2p.
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165. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 9, 1861
165. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 9, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning supplies of bacon and "bread corn" for one of the Bishop's properties. 2p.
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164. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 29, 1861
164. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 29, 1861 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch enclosing a bill for "Col. Hatch" for 1400 pairs of shoes. 1p.
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163. John Lynch to Louisa (?) -- July 16, 1861
163. John Lynch to Louisa (?) -- July 16, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Louisa (?) concerning family news. John writes that he is tired of hearing so little news about the war and he hopes "to see the war ended without a general battle." He also wonders what congress in Washington is doing and expresses hope that they "act with a spirit of wisdom and justice, different from that of Lincoln and his advisers." 4p.
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162. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 6, 1861
162. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 6, 1861 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes that several parents have sent remittances for the school year but she fears "few will be able to return if the war continues." 4p.
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161. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 28, 1861
161. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 28, 1861 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the success of his shoe business. Francis writes that he already has orders for 2000 pairs of Brogans. 1p.
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160. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 8, 1861
160. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 8, 1861 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about purchasing mules and a wagon for the Bishop's property and discusses the planting of crops. 3p.
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159. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 24, 1861
159. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 24, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning preparations being made on one of the Bishop's properties. John writes that "your negroes have not yet arrived" and fears the lack of field hands and a shortage of corn may impact the season's crop. 2p.
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158. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 18, 1861
158. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 18, 1861 Letter from Henrietta Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning some confusion with a bag of coffee. 1p.
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157. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 14, 1861
157. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 14, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing his attempt to secure corn for the Bishop and his negotiations with a potential overseer for one of the Bishop's properties. 4p.
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156. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 5, 1861
156. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 5, 1861 Short letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch requesting his presence in Cheraw and mentioning a recent order of shoes from "Col. Hatch." 1p.
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155. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 3, 1861
155. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 3, 1861 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick about forming a partnership with a Mr. Murphy to expand his shoe business believing it "highly important to push the production of shoes now." 2p.
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154. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 12, 1861
154. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 12, 1861 Second letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch on this date. John describes a flag the Ursulines have made for the Emmett Guards writing, "it is the common infantry size, on one side blue, with Palmetto tree, with an Irish Harpleaning against the trunk..." He has heard the guard may be disbanding and, if so, asks the Bishop to offer it for sale to "some of your Irish Companies." He informs the Bishop that the telegraph is working again and they are being deluged with news about the attack on Fort Sumter. 3p.
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153. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 12, 1861
153. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 12, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a tax collector seeking payment from the Convent. John is unsure of the Convent's tax liability and asks the Bishop for assistance. He hopes the Bishop can travel to Columbia from Charleston soon to attend to the matter but writes, "I fear from the stopping of the telegraph today that the war has commenced." 2p.
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152. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 28, 1861
152. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 28, 1861 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about details of their sister Julia's death. 3p.
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151. Anna Lynch to Louisa Blain -- March 20, 1861
151. Anna Lynch to Louisa Blain -- March 20, 1861 Anna Lynch writes to Louisa Blain about the imminent death of Anna's sister, Julia. 1p.
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150. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 9, 1861
150. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 9, 1861 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a series of financial transactions he needs assistance with. In one instance he hopes to secure a shipment of leather before the 15th "when duties will be levied on imports." 2p.
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149. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 9, 1861
149. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 9, 1861 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning plans associated with one of the Bishop's properties, writing "I did not know whether you still intended sending the negroes over." He also writes of recent news of an accidental cannon discharge fired from "Cummins" Point that struck Fort Sumter stating, "Such carelessness or tricks might lead to serious results although it may show with what accuracy the guns can be worked." 1p.
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