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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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281. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 5, 1863
281. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 5, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning her visit to White Sulphur Springs in Montgomery, Virginia. 2p.
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282. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1863
282. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1863 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about his need for cotton and an agreement he has secured to receive hides from a beef cattle merchant. 1p.
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283. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1863
283. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 11, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy and of the prospects of the new school year. 6p.
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284. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 14, 1863
284. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 14, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing her trip to White Sulphur Springs in Montgomery, Virginia. 2p.
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285. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 15, 1863
285. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 15, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch inquiring about his health. 6p.
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286. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1863
286. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning a cotton transaction and an ongoing dispute Francis has with a cattle merchant who was supposed to supply him with hides. 2p.
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287. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 21, 1863
287. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 21, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the war. Madame Baptiste writes about the Convent's plans should the "yankees" come to Columbia and asks the Bishop where to stash their furnishings. She also suggests erecting a large cross on the grounds so that the enemy will spare them but notes, "I fear the rabble of Columbia who stoned us, as much as the yankees." 8p.
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288. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 23, 1863
288. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 23, 1863 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch to procure some salt for his plantations and muses on the future plans of the Union army. John suggests that after getting rebuffed at Battery Wagner the yankees might try "running the Gauntlet" past the forts with an overwhelming number of boats. If they could meet up with land forces, John writes, they could take Charleston from the rear and "laugh at the forts." 2p.
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289. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 25, 1863
289. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 25, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the defense of Charleston. She fears the inevitable union assault will last longer than the recent siege at Vicksburg and finds it astonishing "how coolly" people can talk about Charleston "being taken by the enemy." 4p.
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290. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 31, 1863
290. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 31, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes about purchasing provisions and asks the Bishop for advice on investing the "thousands of Confederate money" she expects as the pupils arrive for the new school year. 4p.
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291. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 14, 1863
291. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 14, 1863 Short note from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch informing him that he was unable to locate a "Mrs. Alton" per the Bishop's inquiry. 1p.
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292. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 16, 1863
292. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 16, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing the Sisters' recently finished retreat. 2p.
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293. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 17, 1863
293. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 17, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch seeking advice for a particularly troublesome sister, "Augustin". 5p.
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294. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 19, 1863
294. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 19, 1863 John Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news from Columbia. John mentions collecting money for the "Charleston orphans", the death of a slave boy on one of the Bishop's plantations and rumors that their brother Francis may have to go into the service. 3p.
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295. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 19, 1863
295. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 19, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about investing funds in cotton and purchasing a new parcel of land. 1p.
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296. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 23, 1863
296. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 23, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She hopes that the Bishop will invest $12,000 in the nearby Barhamville Academy to fulfill their long desire to remove the convent and school from downtown Columbia. She also mentions that she is expecting the daughters of several well known people, including that of Mayor Monroe of New Orleans and Confederate General Hindman. 8p.
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297. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1863
297. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1863 Louisa Blain writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about missing her "beloved" Charleston and prays the Bishop will not remain there should the "yankees take it." 2p.
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298. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1863
298. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- August 24, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from Cheraw. Francis writes that he has finished constructing a house for some of the Bishop's slaves containing "two rooms, with dbl chimney in the middle" that he hopes will be sufficient. He also writes about his recent conscription, claiming the enrolling officer does not consider Francis to be a tanner which would have exempted him from service. 1p.
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299. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 2, 1863
299. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 2, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to send their sister, Anna, back to Cheraw as their father is anxious for her safety. 1p.
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300. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 4, 1863
300. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 4, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes about the record number of boarders they have received for the school year and her continued efforts to get rid of a troublesome sister. She also writes that should (Union General) Rosecrans' troops eventually come to Columbia, she would ask him to spare the convent by reminding him of the Ohio Ursulines' close relationship with his brother and of her own prayers once offered to the general "when by a sad accident, he was almost deprived of life." 10p.
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