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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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361. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1865
361. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- February 2, 1865 Letter from Robert Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch asking his advice concerning an offer of employment in Le Havre, France. Robert hopes to learn the tanning trade in Europe so that he can find gainful employment when he returns to America when the war ends. 2p.
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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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363. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1865
363. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- March 14, 1865 Letter from Robert Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning employment Robert has found with a tanner in Rennes, France. Robert has heard of the fall of Columbia in the war and fears his parents are "in the hands of the yankees." 3p.
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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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365. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 17, 1865
365. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 17, 1865 Robert Lynch writes to his uncle, Bishop Patrick Lynch, of his success in learning the tanning trade during his employment in Rennes, France. He hopes to return to America when the Bishop does "for seven years have now passed since I saw [my parents]." 4p.
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366. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 20, 1865
366. Madame Antonia to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 20, 1865 Letter from Madame Antonia in Baltimore to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome describing the events surrounding the destruction of the Ursuline Convent in Columbia by Sherman's troops. She also mentions the recent assassination of President Lincoln and writes "what the consequences may be no one can imagine." 4p.
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367. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 4, 1865
367. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 4, 1865 Robert Lynch in Rennes, France, writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome about his continued education in the tanning business and his hope that the end of the war in America will finally allow him to return home. 4p.
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368. Anna Lynch to Madame Antonia -- June 15, 1865
368. Anna Lynch to Madame Antonia -- June 15, 1865 Letter from Anna Lynch in Cheraw to Madame Antonia Lynch in Baltimore with news from the family. She writes of the losses suffered by their brother, Francis, the relocation of the Ursulines and their sister, Madame Baptiste, to the Methodist College in Columbia and the return of their nephew Conlaw to Cheraw as a "paroled prisoner." 2p.
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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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370. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1865
370. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 17, 1865 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome about the ongoing recovery effort after the war and the destruction of the Ursuline Convent. She is soliciting funds to rebuild and has written Washington with their case demanding reparations. The Ursulines have accepted the offer of General Preston to reside in his house while he is abroad and are using the Methodist College for additional space. 4p.
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371. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 18, 1865
371. Robert Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 18, 1865 Letter from Robert Lynch in Angers, France, to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome informing him that he has arranged passage on a steamer to New York. 3p.
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372. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 25, 1865
372. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- September 25, 1865 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch in Rome from Valle Crucis, the Bishop's property outside of Columbia, having moved the convent and academy from temporary housing at Methodist college and Gen. Preston's mansion. Since Valle Crucis is too remote for day schoolers and too small for large numbers of boarders, she writes of setting up a satellite institute in Macon, Ga., until their convent can be rebuilt in Columbia. She mentions the pardon granted the Bishop and hopes that he will soon return to America. 2p.
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373. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1865
373. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1865 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch eagerly wishing his return to America. One of two similar letters sent from Madame Baptiste on this date. 3p.
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374. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1865
374. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 28, 1865 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch eagerly wishing his return to America. One of two similar letters sent from Madame Baptiste on this date. 3p.
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375. Madame Baptiste to Revd J. W. Cummings -- October 28, 1865
375. Madame Baptiste to Revd J. W. Cummings -- October 28, 1865 Madame Baptiste writes to Reverend J. W. Cummings describing the current status of the Ursulines in Columbia and encloses a letter for her brother, Bishop Patrick Lynch, who is expected soon in New York. 3p.
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376. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 27, 1865
376. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- December 27, 1865 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursulines in Valle Crucis, near Columbia. 4p.
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377. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 7, 1866
377. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 7, 1866 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about plans to plant a crop for the upcoming season and has employed several freedmen. The local commandant is scheduled to speak to the area planters and freedmen shortly, but Francis believes "the erroneous impression made on the negroes that they were to be invested with lands, is in great measure dispelled." 2p.
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378. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 8, 1866
378. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 8, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 8p.
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379. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 16, 1866
379. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 16, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch to enclose a thank you note to an unnamed benefactor of the Ursulines. 3p.
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380. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 18, 1866
380. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- January 18, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the purchase of a second piano for the convent, the efforts to find housing for a local priest and a "Mr. Jones" who is travelling north soliciting funds for the Ursulines. 4p.
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