Man posing for a picture with no background. He is wearing a black cloak buttoned down in the center, a necklace with a crucifix, and has a ring on his right hand as he holds a book. He is also wearing glasses and has his hair slicked back.

Lynch, Patrick Neison

March 10, 1817–February 26, 1882

Bp Patrick Lynch to Madame Baptiste -- April 2, 1862

Unfinished letter (copy?) from Bishop Patrick Lynch to Madame Baptiste. The Bishop suggests that she "lay up a large stock of flour, and rice, and provisions, for it is pretty clear that they will get much dearer." He writes that Charleston is quiet now and he hopes that it will remain so until autumn when "perhaps by that time we may have peace." April 2, 1862. 2p.

066. Mortgage between Bp Patrick Lynch and Etienne Poincignon

Mortgage taken out by Bishop Patrick Lynch for $5000, payable to Etienne Poincignon, for lots on Society and Queen Streets in August, 1859. Two handwritten statements verifying the full satisfaction of the mortgage are written on the back by the executors of Poincignon and the Register Mesne Conveyance in October 1880. August 3, 1859. 4p.

Presidential Pardon of Bishop P. N. Lynch

Three-page pardon of Bishop P. N. Lynch issued by President Andrew Johnson.

Appointment letter from Jefferson Davis to P. N. Lynch

Letter from Jefferson Davis to P. N. Lynch appointing Lynch a Special Commissioner of the Confederate States of America to the States of the Church.

Oath of Allegiance

Oath of Allegiance to the United States signed by P. N. Lynch, Bishop of Charleston.

Appointment letter from Jefferson Davis

Letter from Jefferson Davis appointing P. N. Lynch Special Commissioner of the Confederate States of America to the States of the Church.

The Catholic Miscellany

The Catholic Miscellany is the successor to the United States Catholic Miscellany, the first national Catholic weekly newspaper, founded in 1822 by the Most Rev. John England, the first bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. MISSION The Catholic Miscellany is the official newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston, serving the state of South Carolina. Its mission is to present the Gospel values and news of the local and universal church. The vision of The Catholic Miscellany is to strive to be a respected, professional Catholic publication, well-read and valued by an expanding readership.

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  • Title Lynch, Patrick Neison
  • Coverage March 10, 1817–February 26, 1882
  • Author
  • Keywords Clergyman, diplomat, edited The United States Catholic Miscellany, supported the Confederacy, Lynch received a presidential pardon before returning to Charleston, avid member of the Charleston Library Society
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
  • URL
  • Access Date October 6, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 9, 2022
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