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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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261. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1863
261. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 26, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with updates on the number of boarders at the academy and relates how one potential boarder from Georgetown has been denied passage by the Yankees. 2p.
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262. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 28, 1863
262. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 28, 1863 Letter from Madame Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch touching on a variety of topics. She writes of acquiring a piano and "Erhard" harp for the community and muses at length at why there have been no attempts at peace with "Napoleon (III) mediating now." She mentions inoculating the children at the academy for smallpox and describes an awful barrel of flour the Bishop had sent to Columbia. She tells of the horrible condition of the "negroes" in Lancaster writing, "I never have patience with the yankees, except when I think of the abolition of slavery." 8p.
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263. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1863
263. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1863 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning news about the Bishop's properties. John writes that the Lexington plantation continues to be a financial burden and hints at turmoil at the Bishop's Lancaster farm. Several slaves have been brought to Columbia from Lancaster and John suggests to the Bishop to sell them for a profit stating that "I saw some sold here today at pretty good prices." 2p.
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264. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 5, 1863
264. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 5, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about her concerns over the war. She has heard that the British Consul in Charleston intends to leave and fears it is in anticipation of a Union attack. She recounts the story of a Catholic saint who, in a time of war, was able to summon a storm of gnats to disrupt the horses of the enemy and asks the Bishop, "can you not do something like that for Charleston?" She also asks the Bishop about investments, fearing that the Confederate currency might one day be worthless. 2p.
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265. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 12, 1863
265. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 12, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news on the health of the family in Cheraw. 2p.
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266. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 14, 1863
266. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 14, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She mentions that the Bishop's slave, Isaac, who has been working at the Convent, has asked that his children be moved to Mr. Kitt's place, recently acquired by the Bishop, so that he could see them more easily. 4p.
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267. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 19, 1863
267. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 19, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing her fears of an imminent attack on Charleston. She writes that if the Bishop "should get even a scratch" she would be at his side but later admits that "I respect too much our rule of cloister to think of going without necessity." 4p.
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268. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 25, 1863
268. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 25, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to inquire about a Mr. Laughlin who left Cheraw on assignment to a Confederate arsenal but has not been heard of since. 1p.
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269. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 6, 1863
269. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 6, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the conduct of "low, vulgar" soldiers who visited the convent and is sorry to hear that "deserters claim your attention, excepting for their souls' sake." She also writes the Bishop for advice on three controversial applicants for noviciate. One "has been by no means pious" and "read infidel works" and a second was born illegitimate. The third has had in the past "criminal intercourse" but has never had a child, though Madame Baptiste concedes, "she deserves no credit for that." 4p.
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270. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 7, 1863
270. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 7, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to obtain the permission of "Col. Northrop" to purchase flour from Richmond. 2p.
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271. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 19, 1863
271. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 19, 1863 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch informing him that he has secured a military position for "Conlaw" in Mt. Pleasant. 2p.
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272. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 5, 1863
272. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 5, 1863 Louisa Blain writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about her desire to go back to Charleston. 2p.
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273. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 6, 1863
273. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 6, 1863 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the family in Cheraw. 2p.
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274. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863
274. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about tombstones for their brothers Hugh and James. 2p.
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275. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863
275. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch recounting Easter news at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She also writes of recent successes against the Union navy claiming, "the iron-clads are far from proving either invulnerable or even very advantageous." 2p.
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276. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863
276. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1863 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the cheerful news of a Union ironclad recently sunk in Charleston and requests the Bishop to ask "Prof. Hume" to help him test the tanning properties of pyroligneous acid. 1p.
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277. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 19, 1863
277. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 19, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about a recent visit to Columbia by the Bishop of Richmond, Rev. McGill. 2p.
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278. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 29, 1863
278. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 29, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch in reference to an upcoming trip she is planning. 2p.
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279. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick -- June 13, 1863
279. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick -- June 13, 1863 Letter (in French) from Robert Lynch at Combree, France, to his uncle, Bishop Patrick Lynch. 2p.
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280. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 1, 1863
280. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 1, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch regarding negotiations to accept the pupils of "Barhamville" into the Ursuline Academy. 5p.
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