039. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April, 1859

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    JMJ Before Easter 1859 Ursuline Convent My dearest Brother, What will you think of me when I tell you I forgot to procure a paschal candle before now? I enquired about it some time since, but let it afterwards escape my memory. You would oblige me very much if you could get me a candle about a foot and a half long or three feet-such as is sold for first Communion candles and send it to John by Mr Ryan or Corcoran the conductor of the R R-and at the same time send me a small sized altar candlestick about two feet or a foot and a half high. You know the kind of silver [End Page 1] or gilt-brass ones, that have triangular feet on stands-I suppose you have some old ones about the Cathedral and I will take care of it and return it so as not to break the set- I would not miss having them if I could help it, but if you cannot get them, do not distress yourself about it-. I suppose you know that we are enjoying a visit from father at present. He is looking very well Thank God and comes every day to the Convent. He will return home DV on Tuesday or Wednesday. I am sorry to hear that Augusta is quite indisposed or perhaps ill-Father is anxious about her-I am so glad that you have sent Revd Mr Cullinan to spend the summer in Cheraw especially on Bernard's account-I suppose from what I hear that you have just visited home-John, who is well and doing well at [End Page 2] least spiritually, begs me to say, that he has written to you, enclosing a letter which he has to answer, and without which, he cannot act-If you will have the kindness to forward it to him and give him your views on it, he will be most obliged-. I wonder he did not think to mention to you, a letter which was enclosed to him by Mr. Northrop I believe, and which he spoke to me of-Of course you have seen it and know long before this all about the Mckenna will-. Was it not a shocking thing for Mrs Kennedy to have her infant poisoned? The Revd Fathers are all civility and Revd Mr McNeal is here at present, I expect will remain until after Easter, but do not know-nor have I seen him. The old gentleman is at illegible Hill I am told-I lent John a hundred dollars to put in the bank a few days since, just to keep up appearances as I was obliged to draw out nearly all. [End Page 3] he had in it-. Our Sisters all are quite well and happy, Sister Ursula had two teeth extracted on Saturday We are much pleased with Dr. Roberts who will bring Mrs. Roberts to see us-I hope the children too-Sister Ursula threatens to write and ask you not to let me have the Mandatum-Sister Augustine says to me "may I be a fluke if I mind you at all" she is as merry as ever-We have had two fires in one day-one not far from us-another at Mr Bolliers? which was not of much consequence. Shall we look for you Easter week?-we will expose your precious relic for adoration of Good Friday D V-I wish you were here to read over my letters to the sisters Weed and Fisher, which I will mail with this-Carlo went to the fire and is quite fatigued since-Please present our respects, and wishes for a happy Easter to Revd Dr Corcoran, Mr Sullivan, and friends- Miss Brian?- illegibel etc. and pray for your own sister Ellen Sis Baptiste Sup [End Page 4]
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    JMJ Before Easter 1859 Ursuline Convent My dearest Brother, What will you think of me when I tell you I forgot to procure a paschal candle before now? I enquired about it some time since, but let it afterwards escape my memory. You would oblige me very much if you could get me a candle about a foot and a half long or three feet-such as is sold for first Communion candles and send it to John by Mr Ryan or Corcoran the conductor of the R R-and at the same time send me a small sized altar candlestick about two feet or a foot and a half high. You know the kind of silver [End Page 1] or gilt-brass ones, that have triangular feet on stands-I suppose you have some old ones about the Cathedral and I will take care of it and return it so as not to break the set- I would not miss having them if I could help it, but if you cannot get them, do not distress yourself about it-. I suppose you know that we are enjoying a visit from father at present. He is looking very well Thank God and comes every day to the Convent. He will return home DV on Tuesday or Wednesday. I am sorry to hear that Augusta is quite indisposed or perhaps ill-Father is anxious about her-I am so glad that you have sent Revd Mr Cullinan to spend the summer in Cheraw especially on Bernard's account-I suppose from what I hear that you have just visited home-John, who is well and doing well at [End Page 2] least spiritually, begs me to say, that he has written to you, enclosing a letter which he has to answer, and without which, he cannot act-If you will have the kindness to forward it to him and give him your views on it, he will be most obliged-. I wonder he did not think to mention to you, a letter which was enclosed to him by Mr. Northrop I believe, and which he spoke to me of-Of course you have seen it and know long before this all about the Mckenna will-. Was it not a shocking thing for Mrs Kennedy to have her infant poisoned? The Revd Fathers are all civility and Revd Mr McNeal is here at present, I expect will remain until after Easter, but do not know-nor have I seen him. The old gentleman is at illegible Hill I am told-I lent John a hundred dollars to put in the bank a few days since, just to keep up appearances as I was obliged to draw out nearly all. [End Page 3] he had in it-. Our Sisters all are quite well and happy, Sister Ursula had two teeth extracted on Saturday We are much pleased with Dr. Roberts who will bring Mrs. Roberts to see us-I hope the children too-Sister Ursula threatens to write and ask you not to let me have the Mandatum-Sister Augustine says to me "may I be a fluke if I mind you at all" she is as merry as ever-We have had two fires in one day-one not far from us-another at Mr Bolliers? which was not of much consequence. Shall we look for you Easter week?-we will expose your precious relic for adoration of Good Friday D V-I wish you were here to read over my letters to the sisters Weed and Fisher, which I will mail with this-Carlo went to the fire and is quite fatigued since-Please present our respects, and wishes for a happy Easter to Revd Dr Corcoran, Mr Sullivan, and friends- Miss Brian?- illegibel etc. and pray for your own sister Ellen Sis Baptiste Sup [End Page 4]
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    JMJ Before Easter 1859 Ursuline Convent My dearest Brother, What will you think of me when I tell you I forgot to procure a paschal candle before now? I enquired about it some time since, but let it afterwards escape my memory. You would oblige me very much if you could get me a candle about a foot and a half long or three feet-such as is sold for first Communion candles and send it to John by Mr Ryan or Corcoran the conductor of the R R-and at the same time send me a small sized altar candlestick about two feet or a foot and a half high. You know the kind of silver [End Page 1] or gilt-brass ones, that have triangular feet on stands-I suppose you have some old ones about the Cathedral and I will take care of it and return it so as not to break the set- I would not miss having them if I could help it, but if you cannot get them, do not distress yourself about it-. I suppose you know that we are enjoying a visit from father at present. He is looking very well Thank God and comes every day to the Convent. He will return home DV on Tuesday or Wednesday. I am sorry to hear that Augusta is quite indisposed or perhaps ill-Father is anxious about her-I am so glad that you have sent Revd Mr Cullinan to spend the summer in Cheraw especially on Bernard's account-I suppose from what I hear that you have just visited home-John, who is well and doing well at [End Page 2] least spiritually, begs me to say, that he has written to you, enclosing a letter which he has to answer, and without which, he cannot act-If you will have the kindness to forward it to him and give him your views on it, he will be most obliged-. I wonder he did not think to mention to you, a letter which was enclosed to him by Mr. Northrop I believe, and which he spoke to me of-Of course you have seen it and know long before this all about the Mckenna will-. Was it not a shocking thing for Mrs Kennedy to have her infant poisoned? The Revd Fathers are all civility and Revd Mr McNeal is here at present, I expect will remain until after Easter, but do not know-nor have I seen him. The old gentleman is at illegible Hill I am told-I lent John a hundred dollars to put in the bank a few days since, just to keep up appearances as I was obliged to draw out nearly all. [End Page 3] he had in it-. Our Sisters all are quite well and happy, Sister Ursula had two teeth extracted on Saturday We are much pleased with Dr. Roberts who will bring Mrs. Roberts to see us-I hope the children too-Sister Ursula threatens to write and ask you not to let me have the Mandatum-Sister Augustine says to me "may I be a fluke if I mind you at all" she is as merry as ever-We have had two fires in one day-one not far from us-another at Mr Bolliers? which was not of much consequence. Shall we look for you Easter week?-we will expose your precious relic for adoration of Good Friday D V-I wish you were here to read over my letters to the sisters Weed and Fisher, which I will mail with this-Carlo went to the fire and is quite fatigued since-Please present our respects, and wishes for a happy Easter to Revd Dr Corcoran, Mr Sullivan, and friends- Miss Brian?- illegibel etc. and pray for your own sister Ellen Sis Baptiste Sup [End Page 4]
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    JMJ Before Easter 1859 Ursuline Convent My dearest Brother, What will you think of me when I tell you I forgot to procure a paschal candle before now? I enquired about it some time since, but let it afterwards escape my memory. You would oblige me very much if you could get me a candle about a foot and a half long or three feet-such as is sold for first Communion candles and send it to John by Mr Ryan or Corcoran the conductor of the R R-and at the same time send me a small sized altar candlestick about two feet or a foot and a half high. You know the kind of silver [End Page 1] or gilt-brass ones, that have triangular feet on stands-I suppose you have some old ones about the Cathedral and I will take care of it and return it so as not to break the set- I would not miss having them if I could help it, but if you cannot get them, do not distress yourself about it-. I suppose you know that we are enjoying a visit from father at present. He is looking very well Thank God and comes every day to the Convent. He will return home DV on Tuesday or Wednesday. I am sorry to hear that Augusta is quite indisposed or perhaps ill-Father is anxious about her-I am so glad that you have sent Revd Mr Cullinan to spend the summer in Cheraw especially on Bernard's account-I suppose from what I hear that you have just visited home-John, who is well and doing well at [End Page 2] least spiritually, begs me to say, that he has written to you, enclosing a letter which he has to answer, and without which, he cannot act-If you will have the kindness to forward it to him and give him your views on it, he will be most obliged-. I wonder he did not think to mention to you, a letter which was enclosed to him by Mr. Northrop I believe, and which he spoke to me of-Of course you have seen it and know long before this all about the Mckenna will-. Was it not a shocking thing for Mrs Kennedy to have her infant poisoned? The Revd Fathers are all civility and Revd Mr McNeal is here at present, I expect will remain until after Easter, but do not know-nor have I seen him. The old gentleman is at illegible Hill I am told-I lent John a hundred dollars to put in the bank a few days since, just to keep up appearances as I was obliged to draw out nearly all. [End Page 3] he had in it-. Our Sisters all are quite well and happy, Sister Ursula had two teeth extracted on Saturday We are much pleased with Dr. Roberts who will bring Mrs. Roberts to see us-I hope the children too-Sister Ursula threatens to write and ask you not to let me have the Mandatum-Sister Augustine says to me "may I be a fluke if I mind you at all" she is as merry as ever-We have had two fires in one day-one not far from us-another at Mr Bolliers? which was not of much consequence. Shall we look for you Easter week?-we will expose your precious relic for adoration of Good Friday D V-I wish you were here to read over my letters to the sisters Weed and Fisher, which I will mail with this-Carlo went to the fire and is quite fatigued since-Please present our respects, and wishes for a happy Easter to Revd Dr Corcoran, Mr Sullivan, and friends- Miss Brian?- illegibel etc. and pray for your own sister Ellen Sis Baptiste Sup [End Page 4]
Title:
039. Madame Baptiste to Bp Patrick Lynch -- April, 1859
Creator:
Lynch, Madame Baptiste
Date:
1859-04
Description:
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. April, 1859. 4p.
Collection:
Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866
Contributing Institution:
Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Lynch family, Catholic Church--South Carolina--Columbia
Topical Subject:
Ursulines--South Carolina--Columbia, Convents--South Carolina--Columbia, Boarding schools--South Carolina--Columbia
Shelving Locator:
Box_13_E01_Page_01.jpg
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
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