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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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094. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 2, 1860
094. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 2, 1860 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about plans that had fallen through for the Archbishop to visit Columbia. Madame Baptiste expresses relief in the change of plans claiming, "I hate meeting dignitaries." She also brings up the issue of selling the copyright to the "Ursuline Manual" and writes at length about a young lady who wants to be a nun despite her mother's disapproval. 4p.
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079. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 7, 1859
079. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 7, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in answer to his query about boarding some of the Sisters of Mercy. At first she thinks it is a godsend to receive well trained individuals in the convent but soon realizes that they are probably "disaffected, fastidious members" and writes that "in my opinion no Religious should travel for her health." 4p.
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068. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 10, 1859
068. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 10, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch during the Ursulines' annual retreat with the latest news from the convent. 4p.
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059. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 8, 1859
059. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 8, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning news at the Ursuline Convent and academy noting that "our pupils are diminishing weekly on account of the heat." 4p.
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056. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 21, 1859
056. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 21, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and academy. She again mentions the property that may be available for building a new convent but is warned by her brother, John, that its location may cause the order to lose its day pupils. The Ursulines' current location is not tenable because of the proximity of "gross shops" and "beer houses" and they are frequently disturbed by "profane language" and "midnight carousals." 4p.
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052. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 6, 1859
052. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 6, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the decision of a sister to leave the Ursulines and comments on some property that may be appropriate for building a new convent. 4p.
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050. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 16, 1859
050. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 16, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline convent and academy including the purchase of books for their library and her desire to rent a piano for several months. 4p.
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043. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 23, 1859
043. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 23, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the Ursulines' preparations for the Easter season and the health of their family. 4p.
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040. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 8, 1859
040. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 8, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with mostly financial news from the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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039. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April, 1859
039. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to send a Paschal candle and candlestick holder for the Easter season and informs the Bishop of the latest news at the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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036. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1859
036. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and congratulates him on the one year anniversary of his consecration. 4p.
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034. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 27, 1859
034. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 27, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about family news and affairs at the Ursuline Convent. In an earlier letter she had written that the sisters could not fast during Lent and labor too and now asks the Bishop for a decision on the matter. 3p.
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017. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1858
017. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1858 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent in Columbia, including the potential recruitment of two lay sisters to help in housekeeping so the convent doesn't "have to pay servant's hire." She also mentions stocking up on stores and that she has ordered two tons of coal, "two thirds anthracite and one third bituminous", from Charleston. 4p.
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015. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 29, 1858
015. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 29, 1858 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent in Columbia and that she is "glad to hear of our boxes, which we began to fear were gone to the fishes." 2p.
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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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137. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 18, 1860
137. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 18, 1860 Madame Baptiste Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about finances at the Academy and about a smallpox epidemic in Columbia, adding that brother John "has smallpox among his negroes." 2p.
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369. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 23, 1865
369. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 23, 1865 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome about an offer the Bishop has had to return to America. She fears that he will "endanger his life" if he returns and prefers that he wait "until after the season of Tedious Times is past." 1p.
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364. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1865
364. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1865 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome imploring him again to speak to the general superior of her order concerning issues at the Carmelite Convent in Baltimore. She mentions the evacuation of Richmond, General Sherman's stay in their hometown of Cheraw and the Ursulines' move from their burned out convent in Columbia to the Bishop's plantation two miles away. 8p.
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362. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 21, 1865
362. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 21, 1865 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome asking him to contact the general superior of the Order of the Carmelites concerning matters at her convent in Baltimore. 2p.
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237. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 25, 1862
237. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 25, 1862 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from Baltimore and a wish that God "will soon withdraw the scourge" of war. 4p.
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