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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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301. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 5, 1863
301. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 5, 1863 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about frustrating negotiations with "Dr. Marks" over the Barhamville property. In a postscript he asks the Bishop to "let me hear about the big gun" in Charleston. 2p.
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302. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 9, 1863
302. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 9, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about plans to obtain winter provisions, the burgeoning number of boarders including many Protestants and the renovation of a house on the grounds to accommodate some lay sisters. 4p.
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303. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 9, 1863
303. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 9, 1863 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the Bishop's slave Daniel. The Confederate Army has been after the Bishop's overseer, Mr. Buff, to send Daniel to help on coastal defenses, but since Daniel is the "only road hand on the farm", he refuses. John asks the Bishop what course of action they should take since Daniel has been ordered to be at the depot in a few days. He also mentions the good news of the "repulse from Fort Sumter" during the late siege of the harbor commenting, "there must have been Irishmen in it." 3p.
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304. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 10, 1863
304. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 10, 1863 Letter from Francis Lynch in Cheraw to Bishop Patrick Lynch mentioning the suspension of the shelling in Charleston and the news that he has had an offer on the house of their deceased brother, James. 2p.
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305. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 14, 1863
305. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 14, 1863 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about a "Mrs. Boucher" who requests help in obtaining a visit with her husband who is stationed in Pocotaligo and mentions the disheartening news of the "large cannon" that burst in Charleston. 1p.
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306. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 14, 1863
306. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 14, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with updates at the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 7p.
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307. Madame Baptiste to Sr Mary Charles Curtin -- September 15, 1863
307. Madame Baptiste to Sr Mary Charles Curtin -- September 15, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Sister Mary Charles Curtin about the sister's request to join the Ursuline Convent. Madame Baptiste informs her that the rules of the Ursuline Order make it difficult to accept someone who has already "professed" in another order writing that "a secular fresh from the world is preferred.....as it is more difficult to eradicate preconceived ideas of right, than to implant true ones for the first time." She also cautions the sister about the difficulty of moving from an active and worldly community to a contemplative and cloistered one. 3p.
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308. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 18, 1863
308. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 18, 1863 Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch about procuring provisions for the Ursuline Convent and Academy and about news of the war. John writes that the man hired to obtain the provisions fears impressment of the supplies and requests that the Bishop provide him an endorsed certificate that proves the goods are for the convent should any Confederate officers stop him. John also mentions the movement of troops through Columbia on their way to Tennessee where "Genl Lee and the President have planned a campaign against Rosencrantz (sic)". 4p.
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309. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 19, 1863
309. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 19, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking for his advice on accepting a nun from the Sisters of Mercy as a noviciate in the Ursulines. 4p.
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310. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 23, 1863
310. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 23, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to procure civilian passes to Charleston for two friends of the convent that Madame Baptiste feels indebted to. One lady wishes to visit her husband who, Madame Baptiste says, "got permission from Gen Beauregard to send us two tierces of rice, when he refused to do the same for any one else." 4p.
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311. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 24, 1863
311. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 24, 1863 Short letter from Francis Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the investment of funds. 1p.
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312. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 27, 1863
312. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 27, 1863 Letter from Anna Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch with family news from Cheraw. 2p.
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313. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 5, 1863
313. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 5, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste writes about obtaining provisions for the winter and her continuing trouble with one of the sisters. 6p.
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314. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 16, 1863
314. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 16, 1863 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing the death of a local man and the unfortunate consequences surrounding an orphan the man and his wife were taking care of. 8p.
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315. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 24, 1863
315. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 24, 1863 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning new boarders and day scholars at the academy and writes at length about her ongoing conflict with another Ursuline sister. 12p.
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316. L. Lenager (?) to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1863
316. L. Lenager (?) to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1863 Letter (in French) from L. Lenager (?) in Combree, France, to Bishop Patrick Lynch. The Bishop's nephew, Robert, is studying for the priesthood in Combree. 4p.
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317. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 2, 1863
317. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 2, 1863 Henrietta Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the purchase of an expensive dress. 2p.
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318. Robert Lynch to Parents -- November 6, 1863
318. Robert Lynch to Parents -- November 6, 1863 Robert Lynch in Combree, France, writes a heartfelt letter to his parents informing them he is no longer interested in becoming a priest. 4p.
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319. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 6, 1863
319. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 6, 1863 Letter (in French) from Robert Lynch in Combree, France, to Bishop Patrick Lynch. In a letter of the same date, Robert had informed his parents he was no longer interested in entering the priesthood. 4p.
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320. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 6, 1863
320. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- November 6, 1863 Letter from Madame Antonia to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from her convent at Mt. Carmel in Maryland. Madame Antonia informs the Bishop that due to the departure of their prioress to start a new order in St. Louis, she has been elected the new Mother Superior of the convent. 1p.
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