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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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228. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 30, 1862
228. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 30, 1862 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch announcing the birth of his son. 2p.
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236. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 21, 1862
236. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 21, 1862 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing the difficulty he is having procuring leather for his business. He laments the "speculators" who are driving up the price of leather and has disseminated a handbill outlining his proposal to furnish brogans to the Confederacy at the low price of $1.50/pair by obtaining hides directly from the government. He has sent a copy of the handbill to "that distinguished advocate of low prices, Doct. Bachman." 4p.
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255. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 16, 1862
255. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 16, 1862 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking the Bishop to direct the bearer of his letter, Mr. Casey, to the British Consul in Charleston. Mr. Casey, an employee of Francis, seeks the protection of the Consul because, as Francis writes, he "seems to have no love for fighting, as a common labourer I have no right to apply for his exemption." 1p.
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258. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 10, 1863
258. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 10, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a delay in weighing a load of cotton. The payment for the cotton would help Francis cover a recent draft made on the Bishop's account. 1p.
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286. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1863
286. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a cotton transaction and an ongoing dispute Francis has with a cattle merchant who was supposed to supply him with hides. 2p.
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295. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 19, 1863
295. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 19, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about investing funds in cotton and purchasing a new parcel of land. 1p.
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298. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1863
298. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from Cheraw. Francis writes that he has finished constructing a house for some of the Bishop's slaves containing "two rooms, with dbl chimney in the middle" that he hopes will be sufficient. He also writes about his recent conscription, claiming the enrolling officer does not consider Francis to be a tanner which would have exempted him from service. 1p.
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299. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 2, 1863
299. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 2, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to send their sister, Anna, back to Cheraw as their father is anxious for her safety. 1p.
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349. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 24, 1864
349. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 24, 1864 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing his attempts to obtain an exemption from military service. He also writes that he fears state and Confederate taxes will be high this year but is glad "it is all pro patria." 1p.
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352. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 21, 1864
352. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 21, 1864 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing the passage of a new tax act and his subsequent appeal to the tax board over the amount he is responsible for. 2p.
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355. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 15, 1864
355. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 15, 1864 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch discussing the seizure of the blockade runner "Minnie", the shipment of cotton bales to Nassau, and his hope that an ailing Pope Pius IX remains alive long enough to see the Bishop who is on his way to Rome. 2p.
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359. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 14, 1864
359. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 14, 1864 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch announcing the birth of his son, James. He also mentions the movements of Confederate Generals Beauregard and Hood and the capture of Atlanta by General Sherman. In a postscript he offers the Bishop access to 100 pounds sterling while travelling in Europe. 2p.
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384. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1866
384. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1866 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning news from Cheraw and offering his apologies for asking for loan. 1p.
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399. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 27, 1866
399. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 27, 1866 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch welcoming him back to Charleston from New York. 2p.
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431. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 19, 1866
431. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 19, 1866 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning his crop yield and the disappointing efficacy of the cotton picking machines he purchased. 4p.
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009. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 23, 1858
009. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 23, 1858 Letter from Francis Lynch, Cheraw, to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, in Charleston, asking him to endorse and deposit an enclosed note. 1p.
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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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235. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 15, 1862
235. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 15, 1862 Letter from Henrietta Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from Cheraw. Henrietta writes of sewing the Bishop some summer "drawers and under shirts" and mentions that "the people of Cheraw find fault with all the Charlestonians because they say they cannot find anything to eat." 2p.
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322. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 17, 1863
322. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 17, 1863 Letter from Henrietta Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch again asking for his help in securing materials for a dress. 4p.
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343. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1864
343. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1864 Letter from Henrietta Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch thanking him for the cloth that he sent. She mentions frequent parties being thrown in Cheraw and her dislike of taking refugees on as boarders. 4p.
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