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Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866

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401. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1866
401. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1866 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the health of their sister, Anna, and the 50th anniversary of their parents' wedding, and details his financial situation for the coming year. 2p.
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402. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1866
402. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 1, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing two charming clergymen who visited the convent at Valle Crucis. 4p.
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403. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 5, 1866
403. Henrietta Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 5, 1866 Letter from Henrietta Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch urging him to travel to Cheraw to visit his ailing sister, Anna. 2p.
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404. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 6, 1866
404. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 6, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about recent inquiries concerning the burning of Columbia and their convent during the war and asks the Bishop for permission to publish their account of the events. 4p.
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405. Madame Baptiste to Sen. Manning -- April 9, 1866
405. Madame Baptiste to Sen. Manning -- April 9, 1866 Copy of a letter sent by Madame Baptiste to Senator Manning petitioning the U.S. congress for $150,000 to rebuild their destroyed convent and academy. 2p.
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406. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 14, 1866
406. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 14, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch concerning the affairs of the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She writes of the plan to petition congress for reparations for the destruction of their convent in the war and voices her displeasure of "Mr. Jones", who has been soliciting money up north on their behalf, claiming that he "goes travelling over the country on what he collects for us." 10p.
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407. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1866
407. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 21, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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408. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 22, 1866
408. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 22, 1866 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch with updates on the health of their sister, Anna. 1p.
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409. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 29, 1866
409. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April 29, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. She writes that the Bishop's former slave, Daniel, is in a "half-starved condition" and has been visiting the convent for handouts. She mentions that she has read about former Union prisoners who praised Bishop Lynch for his kindness during the war and writes of her fears of a cholera epidemic that "will no doubt decimate the whole country this summer." 8p.
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410. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 10, 1866
410. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 10, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about festivities associated with their parent's 50th anniversary celebration. 4p.
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411. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 16, 1866
411. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 16, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch describing springtime at Valle Crucis. She writes that the sisters have created a "month of May altar" and have decorated it with a small statue saved from the convent on the night of the Columbia fire. 4p.
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412. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 20, 1866
412. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 20, 1866 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing his plans for the season's crops. Francis informs the Bishop he is planting 650 acres in cotton and corn and writes of his plan to mix crushed bones with sulfuric acid to create his own fertilizer. 2p.
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413. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 20, 1866
413. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 20, 1866 Short letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch about the ongoing effort to solicit funds for a new convent including writing a letter to General Sherman to "recommend our cause at Washington." 2p.
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414. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 31, 1866
414. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- May 31, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 4p.
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415. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 13, 1866
415. Francis Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 13, 1866 Francis Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about his recent trip to Columbia and the status of his crops. 2p.
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416. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 14, 1866
416. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 14, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch with news from the Ursuline Convent and Academy. 8p.
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417. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 17, 1866
417. Anna Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- June 17, 1866 Anna Lynch writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about injuries received by their father after he was knocked over by a cow. 2p.
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418. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 8, 1866
418. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 8, 1866 Letter from Madame Baptiste to Bishop Patrick Lynch discussing a new candidate for the Ursuline sisterhood. According to Madame Baptiste, the 58 year old woman has changed her opinion "respecting widows and old ladies becoming nuns." 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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420. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 29, 1866
420. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- July 29, 1866 Madame Baptiste writes to Bishop Patrick Lynch about plans for the Ursulines in Valle Crucis to help open a parochial school in Alabama. 3p.
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