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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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141. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 19, 1861
141. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 19, 1861 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing the declining health of their sister Julia. 3p.
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142. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 19, 1861
142. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 19, 1861 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news of the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 2p.
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143. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 21, 1861
143. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 21, 1861 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing the declining health of their sister, Julia, and hopes that "she may live until a Priest reaches here." 4p.
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144. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 29, 1861
144. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 29, 1861 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.
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145. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 14, 1861
145. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 14, 1861 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.
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146. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 20, 1861
146. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 20, 1861 Letter from Madame Antonia in Baltimore to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, asking him to say three masses for her in honor of St. Joseph. 2p.
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147. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 24, 1861
147. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 24, 1861 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the news that the Bishop and their brother, John, will be visiting Walterboro to see their ailing sister, Julia. 1p.
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148. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 8, 1861
148. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 8, 1861 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to take receipt of a bill due him. 1p.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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