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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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221. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 27, 1862
221. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 27, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning his trip to Lynchburg, Virginia, and his visit to White Sulphur Springs. 4p.
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222. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 29, 1862
222. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 29, 1862 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning provisions for the Bishop's plantation and an offer from two Confederate officers to lease a portion of the Bishop's property for a new powder mill. 2p.
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223. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 1, 1862
223. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 1, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a fire at their brother John's house, news at the convent and academy and her fears that Charleston and Cheraw, "on account of the cotton and government stores there," will fall to the enemy. 7p.
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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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225. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 6, 1862
225. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 6, 1862 Short note from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him when he plans to visit Columbia. 1p.
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226. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 19, 1862
226. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 19, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about preparations for their annual exhibition and other news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy and of news of the war. 4p.
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227. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 27, 1862
227. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 27, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning his visit to Columbia to participate in her namesake feast day. 3p.
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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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229. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 8, 1862
229. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 8, 1862 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with regards from her convent in Baltimore. 2p.
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230. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1862
230. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste asks the Bishop to take care of the personal effects of Sister Theresa's brother who was recently killed in action. She also writes of having the Bishop's slave "Isaac" at the Convent as a gardener and, impressed by his work, would like to hire him "by the year." 4p.
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231. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1862
231. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with general news about the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 6p
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232. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 21, 1862
232. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 21, 1862 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about an upcoming business trip to Richmond. 1p.
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233. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 22, 1862
233. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 22, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch discussing the news of the Bishop's purchase of property for the church. 2p.
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234. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 28, 1862
234. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 28, 1862 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch regarding her attempt to send a letter to Father Hubert, a Catholic Confederate chaplain, to ask him to preside over their annual retreat. 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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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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237. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 25, 1862
237. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 25, 1862 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from Baltimore and a wish that God "will soon withdraw the scourge" of war. 4p.
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238. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 29, 1862
238. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 29, 1862 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the upcoming school year at the Academy. She writes about the number of boarders, teachers, reference books, finances and provisions. She also comments on the "blockade paper" her letter is written on and mentions a deserter that the Bishop had attended to prior to his execution. 8p.
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239. Hugh Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 8, 1862
239. Hugh Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 8, 1862 Hugh Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch while on convalescent leave in Cheraw. As his health improves, Hugh realizes he will be conscripted back into the service and asks the Bishop to use his influence to get him a staff position with General Beauregard when he returns to take over Charleston's defense. Besides his rank as 1st Lieut., his qualifications for a coveted staff job are that he is a "good accountant and write a tolerable fair hand" and that an appointment should be made from "this section of the state" in Cheraw. 3p.
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240. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 8, 1862
240. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 8, 1862 Letter from Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch with family news from Cheraw. 2p.
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