019. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 29, 1858

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    Columbia Oct 29th 1858 Dear Brother Robert and myself arrived here yesterday morning safely after having been detained in Raleigh from want of connexion which threw us back 24 hours, I arrived in Baltimore Sunday morning, saw Catherine, quite well. Went to the College found Robert doing tolerably well, started back with him after dinner, called on Dr. McLauchlin at Ellicotts Mill, left him pretty well pleased with himself, ran over to Washington and returned in time to take the 5 oclock boat, traveled straight on till the interruption at Raleigh and etc as above, while in Baltimore called to see the naval ships and was kindly treated by Mr.M who took me through the whole or rather hole of it, it will work, but when that is said all is said, it is amusing ones self to a strong tune, for mere amusement sake, I think.. the representation you saw is very correct and gives a correct idea, except it looks smaller than I expected to find it, I had HW Conner and family as [End Page 1] traveling companions as far as Charlotte at Raleigh he introduced himself to me saying he knew you very well, I found him very agreeable but rather inclined to Egotism especially when talking of Rail Roads or Engines. he don't like ?. Robert had two severe attacks of bleeding from the nose while on his return, one on the boat and one after leaving ?, he was also threatened again in Raleigh, the one on the boat I let continue till it stopped itself as I knew it would be beneficial to him, the one on the cars commenced so freely I thought it best to stop it, so went into a forward car looking for something to make a plug, found some nice sponges cut a few plugs, had some ? in pocket made a strong solution and saturated the plugs, went back and found the car full, prescribing this that and the other thing some quite alarmed, I quietly went to him and place a plug in each nostril gave his nose a squeeze and of course forced the solution up, left the plugs in and told him to keep his handkerchief to his nose, the bleeding [End Page 2] stopped at once, and Robert seeing I did not mind it was not the least flurried by the remarks of his neighbours, one a gentleman from Charleston, came to me and asked if the young man was under my charge and began telling some remedies, I told him I was obliged to him for the interest he showed the remedies were very good, but I was then using another, that I was the boys father, that of course put as stop to all further solicitations about doing this or that as the sponges did to the hemorrhage. I removed them after a few minutes-washed his face and he was himself again, a ? of the same application in Raleigh checked it at once, his eyes and skin since has nearly cleared his bowels are rather free, I see nature has commenced so well I will wait and let her try her hand, She and I are particularly good friends in sickness, and is one reason why she does not often deceive me. Tell Louisa if I possibly can I will write to her today but if I don't I will do so tomorrow. Eliza is as well as could be expected will go to see Louisa as soon after frost as it will be perfectly safe. [End Page 3] Ellen is quite well but complains that she is afraid they will break down as there are not enough of them for their work, I expect it is so. She was as glad to see me almost as Eliza was, Bernard is looking pretty well and has given notice to General Jones that if his salary cant be raised that he will leave as soon after 15th of next month as he can get one to fill the post. Eliza, Ellen, Bernard and all join in love to yourself and Louisa, Ellen Spann is quite well, I saw her this morning at mass Pray for you affectionate brother John Lynch Rt Revd P N Lynch [End Page 4]
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    Columbia Oct 29th 1858 Dear Brother Robert and myself arrived here yesterday morning safely after having been detained in Raleigh from want of connexion which threw us back 24 hours, I arrived in Baltimore Sunday morning, saw Catherine, quite well. Went to the College found Robert doing tolerably well, started back with him after dinner, called on Dr. McLauchlin at Ellicotts Mill, left him pretty well pleased with himself, ran over to Washington and returned in time to take the 5 oclock boat, traveled straight on till the interruption at Raleigh and etc as above, while in Baltimore called to see the naval ships and was kindly treated by Mr.M who took me through the whole or rather hole of it, it will work, but when that is said all is said, it is amusing ones self to a strong tune, for mere amusement sake, I think.. the representation you saw is very correct and gives a correct idea, except it looks smaller than I expected to find it, I had HW Conner and family as [End Page 1] traveling companions as far as Charlotte at Raleigh he introduced himself to me saying he knew you very well, I found him very agreeable but rather inclined to Egotism especially when talking of Rail Roads or Engines. he don't like ?. Robert had two severe attacks of bleeding from the nose while on his return, one on the boat and one after leaving ?, he was also threatened again in Raleigh, the one on the boat I let continue till it stopped itself as I knew it would be beneficial to him, the one on the cars commenced so freely I thought it best to stop it, so went into a forward car looking for something to make a plug, found some nice sponges cut a few plugs, had some ? in pocket made a strong solution and saturated the plugs, went back and found the car full, prescribing this that and the other thing some quite alarmed, I quietly went to him and place a plug in each nostril gave his nose a squeeze and of course forced the solution up, left the plugs in and told him to keep his handkerchief to his nose, the bleeding [End Page 2] stopped at once, and Robert seeing I did not mind it was not the least flurried by the remarks of his neighbours, one a gentleman from Charleston, came to me and asked if the young man was under my charge and began telling some remedies, I told him I was obliged to him for the interest he showed the remedies were very good, but I was then using another, that I was the boys father, that of course put as stop to all further solicitations about doing this or that as the sponges did to the hemorrhage. I removed them after a few minutes-washed his face and he was himself again, a ? of the same application in Raleigh checked it at once, his eyes and skin since has nearly cleared his bowels are rather free, I see nature has commenced so well I will wait and let her try her hand, She and I are particularly good friends in sickness, and is one reason why she does not often deceive me. Tell Louisa if I possibly can I will write to her today but if I don't I will do so tomorrow. Eliza is as well as could be expected will go to see Louisa as soon after frost as it will be perfectly safe. [End Page 3] Ellen is quite well but complains that she is afraid they will break down as there are not enough of them for their work, I expect it is so. She was as glad to see me almost as Eliza was, Bernard is looking pretty well and has given notice to General Jones that if his salary cant be raised that he will leave as soon after 15th of next month as he can get one to fill the post. Eliza, Ellen, Bernard and all join in love to yourself and Louisa, Ellen Spann is quite well, I saw her this morning at mass Pray for you affectionate brother John Lynch Rt Revd P N Lynch [End Page 4]
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    Columbia Oct 29th 1858 Dear Brother Robert and myself arrived here yesterday morning safely after having been detained in Raleigh from want of connexion which threw us back 24 hours, I arrived in Baltimore Sunday morning, saw Catherine, quite well. Went to the College found Robert doing tolerably well, started back with him after dinner, called on Dr. McLauchlin at Ellicotts Mill, left him pretty well pleased with himself, ran over to Washington and returned in time to take the 5 oclock boat, traveled straight on till the interruption at Raleigh and etc as above, while in Baltimore called to see the naval ships and was kindly treated by Mr.M who took me through the whole or rather hole of it, it will work, but when that is said all is said, it is amusing ones self to a strong tune, for mere amusement sake, I think.. the representation you saw is very correct and gives a correct idea, except it looks smaller than I expected to find it, I had HW Conner and family as [End Page 1] traveling companions as far as Charlotte at Raleigh he introduced himself to me saying he knew you very well, I found him very agreeable but rather inclined to Egotism especially when talking of Rail Roads or Engines. he don't like ?. Robert had two severe attacks of bleeding from the nose while on his return, one on the boat and one after leaving ?, he was also threatened again in Raleigh, the one on the boat I let continue till it stopped itself as I knew it would be beneficial to him, the one on the cars commenced so freely I thought it best to stop it, so went into a forward car looking for something to make a plug, found some nice sponges cut a few plugs, had some ? in pocket made a strong solution and saturated the plugs, went back and found the car full, prescribing this that and the other thing some quite alarmed, I quietly went to him and place a plug in each nostril gave his nose a squeeze and of course forced the solution up, left the plugs in and told him to keep his handkerchief to his nose, the bleeding [End Page 2] stopped at once, and Robert seeing I did not mind it was not the least flurried by the remarks of his neighbours, one a gentleman from Charleston, came to me and asked if the young man was under my charge and began telling some remedies, I told him I was obliged to him for the interest he showed the remedies were very good, but I was then using another, that I was the boys father, that of course put as stop to all further solicitations about doing this or that as the sponges did to the hemorrhage. I removed them after a few minutes-washed his face and he was himself again, a ? of the same application in Raleigh checked it at once, his eyes and skin since has nearly cleared his bowels are rather free, I see nature has commenced so well I will wait and let her try her hand, She and I are particularly good friends in sickness, and is one reason why she does not often deceive me. Tell Louisa if I possibly can I will write to her today but if I don't I will do so tomorrow. Eliza is as well as could be expected will go to see Louisa as soon after frost as it will be perfectly safe. [End Page 3] Ellen is quite well but complains that she is afraid they will break down as there are not enough of them for their work, I expect it is so. She was as glad to see me almost as Eliza was, Bernard is looking pretty well and has given notice to General Jones that if his salary cant be raised that he will leave as soon after 15th of next month as he can get one to fill the post. Eliza, Ellen, Bernard and all join in love to yourself and Louisa, Ellen Spann is quite well, I saw her this morning at mass Pray for you affectionate brother John Lynch Rt Revd P N Lynch [End Page 4]
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    Columbia Oct 29th 1858 Dear Brother Robert and myself arrived here yesterday morning safely after having been detained in Raleigh from want of connexion which threw us back 24 hours, I arrived in Baltimore Sunday morning, saw Catherine, quite well. Went to the College found Robert doing tolerably well, started back with him after dinner, called on Dr. McLauchlin at Ellicotts Mill, left him pretty well pleased with himself, ran over to Washington and returned in time to take the 5 oclock boat, traveled straight on till the interruption at Raleigh and etc as above, while in Baltimore called to see the naval ships and was kindly treated by Mr.M who took me through the whole or rather hole of it, it will work, but when that is said all is said, it is amusing ones self to a strong tune, for mere amusement sake, I think.. the representation you saw is very correct and gives a correct idea, except it looks smaller than I expected to find it, I had HW Conner and family as [End Page 1] traveling companions as far as Charlotte at Raleigh he introduced himself to me saying he knew you very well, I found him very agreeable but rather inclined to Egotism especially when talking of Rail Roads or Engines. he don't like ?. Robert had two severe attacks of bleeding from the nose while on his return, one on the boat and one after leaving ?, he was also threatened again in Raleigh, the one on the boat I let continue till it stopped itself as I knew it would be beneficial to him, the one on the cars commenced so freely I thought it best to stop it, so went into a forward car looking for something to make a plug, found some nice sponges cut a few plugs, had some ? in pocket made a strong solution and saturated the plugs, went back and found the car full, prescribing this that and the other thing some quite alarmed, I quietly went to him and place a plug in each nostril gave his nose a squeeze and of course forced the solution up, left the plugs in and told him to keep his handkerchief to his nose, the bleeding [End Page 2] stopped at once, and Robert seeing I did not mind it was not the least flurried by the remarks of his neighbours, one a gentleman from Charleston, came to me and asked if the young man was under my charge and began telling some remedies, I told him I was obliged to him for the interest he showed the remedies were very good, but I was then using another, that I was the boys father, that of course put as stop to all further solicitations about doing this or that as the sponges did to the hemorrhage. I removed them after a few minutes-washed his face and he was himself again, a ? of the same application in Raleigh checked it at once, his eyes and skin since has nearly cleared his bowels are rather free, I see nature has commenced so well I will wait and let her try her hand, She and I are particularly good friends in sickness, and is one reason why she does not often deceive me. Tell Louisa if I possibly can I will write to her today but if I don't I will do so tomorrow. Eliza is as well as could be expected will go to see Louisa as soon after frost as it will be perfectly safe. [End Page 3] Ellen is quite well but complains that she is afraid they will break down as there are not enough of them for their work, I expect it is so. She was as glad to see me almost as Eliza was, Bernard is looking pretty well and has given notice to General Jones that if his salary cant be raised that he will leave as soon after 15th of next month as he can get one to fill the post. Eliza, Ellen, Bernard and all join in love to yourself and Louisa, Ellen Spann is quite well, I saw her this morning at mass Pray for you affectionate brother John Lynch Rt Revd P N Lynch [End Page 4]
Title:
019. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- October 29, 1858
Creator:
Lynch, John
Date:
1858-10-29
Description:
Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing his experiences travelling from Baltimore to Columbia. October 29, 1858. 4p.
Collection:
Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866
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Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives
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Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Lynch family
Geographic Subject:
Baltimore (Md.)--Description and travel
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S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
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