Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with updates on the condition of their sister, Julia. Their mother, visiting Walterboro to help care for Julia, "no longer entertains any hope of her recovery." 2p.
Henrietta Lynch writes to brother-in-law, Bishop Patrick Lynch, with news about measles spreading among the family in Cheraw. She also mentions an early blockade of Charleston which the Bishop holds "little hopeof being broken." 2p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about family matters and news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste describes how the sisters are sewing banners and flags for various companies noting "is it not queer for nuns to be engaged preparing flags for war?" She also thinks that business would return to normal if "other states would hurry and come out of the Union." 2p.
Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning financial affairs and family news. Francis is eager to get the newly seceded government's business if they should need supplies and plans to write to "His Excellency next week." 4p.
Letter from Anna Lynch in Walterboro to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the health of their sister Julia. Because of her health and "these times", Julia's husband, Eustace, does not want Julia to travel to Columbia with her. Anna also writes that a slave uprising in the Walterboro area had been recently uncovered and that "the leaders taken up... nine were tried and are in jail to be hung." She further mentions that Eustace hopes to get to Charleston soon to buy a "pair of pistols." 2p.
John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about personal finances and the secession excitement in Columbia claiming, "if they can keep it at what it is till after the Convention, then the union will dissolve." 4p.
Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news of the family and Ursuline Convent and comments that "Columbia is crowded" but that "the political excitement seems to cast us quite in the shade." 4p.
Letter form John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the ill health of their sister Julia in Walterboro. John describes the order of treatment for Julia he would undertake but acknowledges that "he is prescribing without knowing exactly the state of the case." 2p.