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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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368. Anna Lynch to Madame Antonia -- June 15, 1865
368. Anna Lynch to Madame Antonia -- June 15, 1865 Letter from Anna Lynch in Cheraw to Madame Antonia Lynch in Baltimore with news from the family. She writes of the losses suffered by their brother, Francis, the relocation of the Ursulines and their sister, Madame Baptiste, to the Methodist College in Columbia and the return of their nephew Conlaw to Cheraw as a "paroled prisoner." 2p.
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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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366. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 20, 1865
366. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 20, 1865 Letter from Madame Antonia in Baltimore to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome describing the events surrounding the destruction of the Ursuline Convent in Columbia by Sherman's troops. She also mentions the recent assassination of President Lincoln and writes "what the consequences may be no one can imagine." 4p.
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365. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 17, 1865
365. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 17, 1865 Robert Lynch writes to his uncle, Bishop Patrick Lynch, of his success in learning the tanning trade during his employment in Rennes, France. He hopes to return to America when the Bishop does "for seven years have now passed since I saw [my parents]." 4p.
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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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363. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1865
363. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1865 Letter from Robert Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning employment Robert has found with a tanner in Rennes, France. Robert has heard of the fall of Columbia in the war and fears his parents are "in the hands of the yankees." 3p.
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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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361. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1865
361. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1865 Letter from Robert Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking his advice concerning an offer of employment in Le Havre, France. Robert hopes to learn the tanning trade in Europe so that he can find gainful employment when he returns to America when the war ends. 2p.
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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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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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358. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 15, 1864
358. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 15, 1864 Short letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the sale and purchase of cotton for investment. 1p.
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357. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 18, 1864
357. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 18, 1864 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Europe with news about home and the war. She informs the Bishop that the blockade runner "Minnie", which he traveled on from Wilmington to Bermuda, had been captured on its return trip. 4p.
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356. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 10, 1864
356. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 10, 1864 Letter from Madame Antonia to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him, while he is in Europe, to speak to the General Superior of her order on the proper procedures concerning a mentally ill nun who has been taken from the convent by her mother. 6p.
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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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354. John Lynch to Robert Lynch and Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 6, 1864
354. John Lynch to Robert Lynch and Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 6, 1864 Letter from John Lynch to son Robert Lynch in Bermuda. John expresses surprise that his son is in Bermuda especially since his brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, has recently arrived in Bermuda himself. Enclosed also is a note to Bishop Patrick Lynch in which John discusses Robert's decision to not enter the priesthood. 4p.
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353. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 28, 1864
353. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 28, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about Holy Week festivities at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 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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351. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 10, 1864
351. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 10, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about their anniversaries as Bishop and Mother Superior and wonders if the Bishop is "as tired of superiority as I am!" She also writes of a local murder in Columbia and a visit to the convent by the wife of "pirate Semmes." 8p.
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350. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 7, 1864
350. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 7, 1864 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about paying taxes and the need for more teachers, and revisits the idea of purchasing the Barhamville school as a future site for the Convent and Academy. 4p.
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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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