Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy and mentions an unspecified court case involving orphans that was recently lost by Bishop Lynch. She also sends news of their brother John's new child that they have named James writing, "I cannot bear to call the name so soon" after their brother James' death. 6p.
Letter from Julia Pinckney to her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, with news about her family in Walterboro. She also mentions a recent visit to "Bellinger's Plantation" and that "she never saw so many watermelons in my life." 4p.
Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She also asks him to edit some errors concerning the start date and expenses of the Academy that appeared in the "Miscellany", specifically to "change to $10 for drawing crayons, etc." 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.