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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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201. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1862
201. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste relates the news of a local priest who has been embarrassing parishioners lately by publicly chastising them on the amount of their offerings, and who has boarded up several pews belonging to people delinquent in their fees. 4p.
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202. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 13, 1862
202. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 13, 1862 Letter from Madame Antonia to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the convent at Mt. Carmel in Maryland. 4p.
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203. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 2, 1862
203. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 2, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing a visit from Bishop McGill of Richmond. She also muses on the plans for the convent should the "northerners" make it to Columbia and mentions being told by a guest "that the citizens will destroy the town on the approach of the enemy." 4p.
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204. Hugh Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 2, 1862
204. Hugh Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 2, 1862 Hugh Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch while camped with the Cheraw Guards at "Camp Manigault" near Georgetown. He writes that the company is preparing for an attack but concedes "we can't give much of fight as we have very little ammunition." 2p.
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205. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 4, 1862
205. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 4, 1862 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the status of some rental properties and the arrangements being made to receive "Col. Northrop's negroes" from the Bishop. 1p.
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206. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 6, 1862
206. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 6, 1862 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about difficulty in finding a place for Col. Northrop's slaves. 1p.
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207. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 8, 1862
207. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 8, 1862 Letter from Henrietta Lynch to brother-in-law, Bishop Patrick Lynch, concerning the slaves of Col. Northrop that the Bishop has asked her husband, Francis, to find a place for. She begs the Bishop to make other arrangements for the slaves saying that her husband is already too busy and "hard on himself" and she fears he will end up taking the slaves and caring for them. She also writes of sending the Bishop some rye with instructions on how to dilute one's coffee with it. Apparently writing without her husband's knowledge, she asks the Bishop to destroy the letter. 2p.
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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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209. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 17, 1862
209. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 17, 1862 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning an incident with some slaves at the Bishop's plantation. John writes that the overseer, Mr. Buff, after "strapping" a young boy for idleness, was attacked with a hoe by the boy's mother. John wants word on what to do with the woman saying "if this goes unpunished and the woman remains, it will be the ruining of all the young negroes," and suggests selling the whole family. 3p.
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210. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 19, 1862
210. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 19, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the premium associated with buying "specie" and asks the Bishop to procure for her $500 in gold. She also mentions that the tenants at the old convent are trying to get out of paying rent but that she does not pity their situation as "Mr. Fry is not sober (and) we teach their daughter gratuitously." 4p.
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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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212. Bp Patrick Lynch to Madame Baptiste -- April 2, 1862
212. Bp Patrick Lynch to Madame Baptiste -- April 2, 1862 Unfinished letter (copy?) from Bishop Patrick Lynch to Madame Baptiste. The Bishop suggests that she "lay up a large stock of flour, and rice, and provisions, for it is pretty clear that they will get much dearer." He writes that Charleston is quiet now and he hopes that it will remain so until autumn when "perhaps by that time we may have peace." 2p.
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213. Henrietta Lynch and Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 2, 1862
213. Henrietta Lynch and Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 2, 1862 Louisa Blain writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about Lent and news from Cheraw. Henrietta Lynch adds a postscript about a recurring issue with the slaves the Bishop has asked her husband, Francis, to find a home for. Henrietta writes that they are "city negroes" and would be "unwilling to plow... nor to eat corn bread as they do here." 3p.
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214. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 17, 1862
214. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 17, 1862 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to collect payment for him for 1000 pairs of shoes delivered to Col. Sloan in Charleston. 1p.
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215. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 19, 1862
215. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 19, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about her disdain for most of the priests in Columbia. 8p.
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216. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1862
216. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1862 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about his ongoing efforts to find a place for Col. Northrop's slaves per the Bishop's request. 1p.
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217. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1862
217. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1862 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the family in Cheraw and news that their brother, Hugh, has been staying with them during an extended sick leave from the military. 2p.
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218. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 23, 1862
218. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 23, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes Bishop Patrick Lynch with news of the Ursuline Convent. 3p.
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219. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 1, 1862
219. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 1, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent. Madame Baptiste mentions a letter she received from Bishop Verot of Savannah, recommending a particular sister for their order. Bishop Verot's admittance of the sister's "imagination" has given Madame Baptiste pause writing, "the scourges of communities are precisely those persons of talent and fertile imaginations." 8p.
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220. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 26, 1862
220. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 26, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy and mentions a "narrow escape" the Bishop had travelling to Richmond. 2p.
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