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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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367. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 4, 1865
367. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 4, 1865 Robert Lynch in Rennes, France, writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome about his continued education in the tanning business and his hope that the end of the war in America will finally allow him to return home. 4p.
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318. Robert Lynch to Parents -- November 6, 1863
318. Robert Lynch to Parents -- November 6, 1863 Robert Lynch in Combree, France, writes a heartfelt letter to his parents informing them he is no longer interested in becoming a priest. 4p.
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360. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 12, 1864
360. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 12, 1864 Robert Lynch in Angers, France, writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch seeking money to get to Paris. 2p.
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211. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1862
211. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1862 Note from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch written as a letter of introduction for a Capt. George. John extols the virtues of a breech loading cannon exhibited to him by Capt. George and asks the Bishop to see it as well and to "use what influence you have, in trying to have a battery of them made immediately." 1p.
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066. Mortgage between Bp Patrick Lynch and Etienne Poincignon
066. Mortgage between Bp Patrick Lynch and Etienne Poincignon Mortgage taken out by Bishop Patrick Lynch for $5000, payable to Etienne Poincignon, for lots on Society and Queen Streets in August, 1859. Two handwritten statements verifying the full satisfaction of the mortgage are written on the back by the executors of Poincignon and the Register Mesne Conveyance in October 1880. 4p.
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008. Mortgage of William Leitch -- July 13, 1858
008. Mortgage of William Leitch -- July 13, 1858 Mortgage of William Leitch for real estate abutting Catholic Church property in Charleston on Broad and Friend St. 4p.
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441. Mary Lynch Spann to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1866
441. Mary Lynch Spann to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 14, 1866 Mary Lynch Spann writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from Galveston, Texas. 4p.
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385. Mary Lynch Spann to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 29, 1866
385. Mary Lynch Spann to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 29, 1866 Mary Lynch Spann writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the death of her daughter and other family news and describes the effects of the late war in Texas. 4p.
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224. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 4, 1862
224. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 4, 1862 Madame Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the effects of the escalating war. She informs the Bishop, who is visiting White Sulphur Springs in Montgomery, Virginia, that "the Yankees are trying to take James Island" to get closer to Charleston. Glad that he is away from Charleston she writes, "I am a very strong secessionist, but only generous with other people's brothers." 4p.
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208. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1862
208. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1862 Madame Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch congratulating him on his 4 year anniversary as Bishop and comments on her own tenure as Mother Superior at the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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082. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 17, 1859
082. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 17, 1859 Madame Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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307. Madame Baptiste to Sr Mary Charles Curtin -- September 15, 1863
307. Madame Baptiste to Sr Mary Charles Curtin -- September 15, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Sister Mary Charles Curtin about the sister's request to join the Ursuline Convent. Madame Baptiste informs her that the rules of the Ursuline Order make it difficult to accept someone who has already "professed" in another order writing that "a secular fresh from the world is preferred.....as it is more difficult to eradicate preconceived ideas of right, than to implant true ones for the first time." She also cautions the sister about the difficulty of moving from an active and worldly community to a contemplative and cloistered one. 3p.
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375. Madame Baptiste to Revd J. W. Cummings -- October 28, 1865
375. Madame Baptiste to Revd J. W. Cummings -- October 28, 1865 Madame Baptiste writes to Reverend J. W. Cummings describing the current status of the Ursulines in Columbia and encloses a letter for her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, who is expected soon in New York. 3p.
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438. Madame Baptiste to her Ursuline sisters -- November 6, 1866
438. Madame Baptiste to her Ursuline sisters -- November 6, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to her Ursuline sisters in Valle Crucis that her return to Columbia will be delayed while she finishes work on the new convent and academy in Tuscaloosa. 4p.
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012. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 18, 1858
012. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 18, 1858 Madame Baptiste writes to her brother Bishop Patrick Lynch about the health of their family, the Ursuline Convent in Columbia and the prevalence of yellow fever. 4p.
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035. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 4, 1859
035. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 4, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, about family news and affairs at the Ursuline Convent including the arrival of the "little French woman" and another boarder. 2p.
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030. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 16, 1859
030. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 16, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, about family news and affairs at the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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448. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 30, 1866
448. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 30, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about soliciting funds for the convent and academy. She asks the Bishop for the addresses of the Visitation Convent in Paris and Empress Eugenie, who have sent aid to other American convents in the past, writing "we can do nothing more in this country." 4p.
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446. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 24, 1866
446. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 24, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about legal papers that need to be formalized before hands can be hired to work at the convent grounds in Valle Crucis. 4p.
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436. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 16, 1866
436. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 16, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the continued progress being made on the new convent and school in Tuscaloosa. 8p.
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