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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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106. Robert Lynch to parents -- April 24, 1860
106. Robert Lynch to parents -- April 24, 1860 Letter from Robert Lynch to his parents from Combree, France, where he is studying for the priesthood. Robert writes at length about a debilitating episode of constipation he has recently recovered from. 4p.
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419. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 16, 1866
419. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 16, 1866 Long letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch keeping him apprised of the news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. Madame Baptiste asks the Bishop to help them procure more lay sisters "small in person - healthy and between 18 and 21" and choir sisters aged "18 to 30". She also discusses plans with the Bishop to open a day school in Columbia but doesn't know if they will be able to secure a building before the start of the school year. 12p.
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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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252. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 6, 1862
252. Louisa Blain to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 6, 1862 Louisa Blain writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about her hopes that the Bishop will soon visit Cheraw. 3p.
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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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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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108. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 30, 1860
108. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 30, 1860 Madame Antonia at Mt. Carmel in Baltimore writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the death of a local priest and congratulates him on the progress he is making as Bishop. 3p.
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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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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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362. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 21, 1865
362. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 21, 1865 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome asking him to contact the general superior of the Order of the Carmelites concerning matters at her convent in Baltimore. 2p.
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364. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1865
364. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 9, 1865 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome imploring him again to speak to the general superior of her order concerning issues at the Carmelite Convent in Baltimore. She mentions the evacuation of Richmond, General Sherman's stay in their hometown of Cheraw and the Ursulines' move from their burned out convent in Columbia to the Bishop's plantation two miles away. 8p.
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369. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 23, 1865
369. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 23, 1865 Madame Antonia writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome about an offer the Bishop has had to return to America. She fears that he will "endanger his life" if he returns and prefers that he wait "until after the season of Tedious Times is past." 1p.
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137. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 18, 1860
137. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 18, 1860 Madame Baptiste Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about finances at the Academy and about a smallpox epidemic in Columbia, adding that brother John "has smallpox among his negroes." 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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015. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 29, 1858
015. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 29, 1858 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent in Columbia and that she is "glad to hear of our boxes, which we began to fear were gone to the fishes." 2p.
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017. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1858
017. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 26, 1858 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about news at the Ursuline Convent in Columbia, including the potential recruitment of two lay sisters to help in housekeeping so the convent doesn't "have to pay servant's hire." She also mentions stocking up on stores and that she has ordered two tons of coal, "two thirds anthracite and one third bituminous", from Charleston. 4p.
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034. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 27, 1859
034. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 27, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about family news and affairs at the Ursuline Convent. In an earlier letter she had written that the sisters could not fast during Lent and labor too and now asks the Bishop for a decision on the matter. 3p.
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036. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1859
036. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and congratulates him on the one year anniversary of his consecration. 4p.
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039. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April, 1859
039. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking him to send a Paschal candle and candlestick holder for the Easter season and informs the Bishop of the latest news at the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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040. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 8, 1859
040. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 8, 1859 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with mostly financial news from the Ursuline Convent. 4p.
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