334. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- 1864

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    1864 Dear Brother, I am having the things and the Negroes moved over to the Keitt place. Mr. Buff left last week. I do not know whether I can get more than $600-- for the place for the year. The house is not so comfortable as I thought, and the amt of land not sufficient for a large gang of negroes. Do you think I should take 600 if I cannot get more? I have offered Mr. McKenna, Ned for $400-- for the balance of the year, he clothing & paying all expenses. Mr. Murphy tells me since that Mr. Kelly is anxious to hire him & will give more than anyone else and will buy his wife, if it is not dangerous, it will be a good place for him to perfect himself & his trade[End Page 1] I have furnished Mr. Murphy with money to purchase corn & peas, to a larger amt than you would need. He succeeded in buying Enough for your & perhaps my own use for the year, before they began to raise on him. The last time he went down he did not get any. They were unwilling to sell. I will be able to Exchange what he gets below, with Capt Coit of this place. Let me know if you wish me to hire out many of the young hands. Nothing new, practice rather dull just now. All join in affectionate love. Pray for your affectionate brother. John Lynch. I heard from Louisa a few days ago. She was not very well. She complains that she fears you have forgotten her or don't care for her as you once did, as you never mention her in your letters.[End Page 2]
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    1864 Dear Brother, I am having the things and the Negroes moved over to the Keitt place. Mr. Buff left last week. I do not know whether I can get more than $600-- for the place for the year. The house is not so comfortable as I thought, and the amt of land not sufficient for a large gang of negroes. Do you think I should take 600 if I cannot get more? I have offered Mr. McKenna, Ned for $400-- for the balance of the year, he clothing & paying all expenses. Mr. Murphy tells me since that Mr. Kelly is anxious to hire him & will give more than anyone else and will buy his wife, if it is not dangerous, it will be a good place for him to perfect himself & his trade[End Page 1] I have furnished Mr. Murphy with money to purchase corn & peas, to a larger amt than you would need. He succeeded in buying Enough for your & perhaps my own use for the year, before they began to raise on him. The last time he went down he did not get any. They were unwilling to sell. I will be able to Exchange what he gets below, with Capt Coit of this place. Let me know if you wish me to hire out many of the young hands. Nothing new, practice rather dull just now. All join in affectionate love. Pray for your affectionate brother. John Lynch. I heard from Louisa a few days ago. She was not very well. She complains that she fears you have forgotten her or don't care for her as you once did, as you never mention her in your letters.[End Page 2]
Title:
334. John Lynch to Bp Patrick Lynch -- 1864
Creator:
Lynch, John
Date:
1864
Description:
Letter from John Lynch to Bishop Patrick Lynch detailing the departure of one of the Bishop's overseers and the transfer of slaves among the plantations, and attempts by John to rent out one of the Bishop's properties. 1864. 2p.
Collection:
Lynch Family Letters, 1858-1866
Contributing Institution:
Catholic Diocese of Charleston Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Lynch family
Topical Subject:
Plantation overseers--South Carolina, Plantations--South Carolina--Management, Slavery--South Carolina
Shelving Locator:
Box_15_G08_Page_01.jpg
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Copyright Status Statement:
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