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Letter to William Marshall Bullitt from Mildred Chenoweth Stites discussing Louisiana Taylor, February 27th, 1912.

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A letter from Mildred Chenoweth Stites to her cousin, William Marshall Bullitt, dated February 27th, 1912. Mildred mentions that she had a photograph of a person formerly enslaved by the Bullitt family. The "Grandmammy" she describes is most likely…

Letter to William Marshall Bullitt from Mildred Chenoweth Stites discussing Louisiana Taylor, February 23rd, 1912.

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A letter from Mildred Chenoweth Stites to her cousin, William Marshall Bullitt, dated February 23rd, 1912. Mildred signs the letter as "Cousin Nan." Mildred Chenoweth goes into great detail about what she remembers about growing up at Oxmoor…

Letter to Helen Bullitt Massie from General Henry Massie mentioning people they enslave, January 4th, 1811.

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A letter from General Henry Massie to his wife, Helen Bullitt Massie, mentioning Old Bowsan, Fanny, and Jim, dated January 4th, 1811. Old Bowsan, Fanny, and Jim are all enslaved by the Massie or Bullitt families.

Letter to Richard Woolfolk from George Nicholas concerning William Christian's estate, December 29th, 1790.

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A letter from George Nicholas to Richard Woolfolk concerning William Christian's salt works at Bullitt's Lick and the people he enslaves, dated December 29th, 1790.

Letter to Richard Woolfolk from George Nicholas concerning William Christian's estate, December 10th, 1790.

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A letter from George Nicholas to Richard Woolfolk concerning William Christian's salt works at Bullitt's Lick and the people he enslaves, dated December 10th, 1790.

Letter to William Christian from Richard and Isaac Finley concerning the seven enslaved people loaned to William Breckenridge, November 16th, 1785.

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A letter from Richard and Isaac Finley to Col. William Christian, dated November 16th, 1785. The letter concerns the seven people enslaved by Christian that were hired to work for William Breckenridge, milling corn.

Letter to Elizabeth Christian from Annie Christian discussing Tom, a man she enslaves, March 22nd, 1788.

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A letter from Annie Christian (n.p.) to Elizabeth Christian (Bellmount), dated March 22nd, 1788. Annie writes that Tom, a man she enslaves, has asked for every other Saturday off. Annie also writes about moving the enslaved people in her estate.

Letter to Elizabeth Christian from Annie Christian discussing Hannibal, a man she enslaves, January 2nd, 1788.

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A letter from Annie Christian (at Myer's) to Elizabeth Christian (n.p.), dated January 2nd, 1788. Annie mentions hiring out the people she enslaves and collecting the debts owed to her husband, William's, estate. Annie specifically Hannibal, a man…

Letter to Anne Fleming from A. Christian mentioning Polly and Phebe, two enslaved women, April 29th, 1784.

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A letter from A. Christian to their sister, presumably Anne Fleming, dated April 29th, 1784. In the letter, Christian discusses Polly and Phebe, two women enslaved by the Christian family, and the labor in the home. Only a transcript of the letter is…

Letter to Richard Woolfolk from Annie Christian discussing the people she enslaves, 1787.

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A letter from Annie Christian (n.p.) to Richard Woolfolk (n.p.), dated 1787. Christian writes about getting shoes and clothes for the people she enslaves, with a receipt of sale attached. Lenny and Harry may be names of men she enslaved.

Letter to Patrick Henry from Annie Christian discussing her estate and the people she enslaves, September 1786.

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A letter from Annie Christian (Cove Spring, Mercer County, Kentucky) to her brother, Patrick Henry (Richmond, Virginia), dated September 1786. Annie instructs Patrick on what to do with her property and the people she enslaves in the event of her…

Letter to Anne Fleming from Annie Christian discussing the Christian family's settlement to Kentucky, May 18th, 1785.

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A letter from Annie Christian (Sulevan County, Virginia) to Anne Fleming (Botetourt, Virginia), dated May 18th, 1785. Christian mentions that Sam Ewin traveled ahead to Kentucky with the people enslaved by the Christian family. It is unclear whether…

Letter to Archibald Dixon from William C. Bullitt concerning the people he enslaves and a possible move to Henderson County, October 25th, 1861.

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A letter from William Christian Bullitt (Oxmoor) to Archibald Dixon (n.p.), dated October 25th, 1861. Bullitt writes that he plans to rent out Oxmoor and move to Henderson County, presumably to Cottonwood, due to the "pilfering" in the city because…

Letter to William C. Bullitt from Davy Steward discussing Tom, a man Bullitt enslaves, January 6th, 1826.

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A letter from Davy Steward (Beargrass) to William Christian Bullitt discussing Tom, a man enslaved by William Bullitt, and how he is “without a master” and “anxious that [Davy Steward] hire him.” The letter is dated January 6th, 1826.

Letter to Thomas W. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt mentioning Frank and Beck, two people enslaved by the Bullitt family, March 23rd, 1861.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated March 23rd, 1861. In the letter, Mildred mentions Frank and Beck, two people who were enslaved by the Bullitt family.

Letter to Thomas W. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt mentioning Jacob, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, May 22nd, 1860.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated May 22nd, 1860. Mildred mentions Jacob sitting at the table and talking about the rain at Woodlawn. Jacob might have been enslaved by the…

Letter to Thomas W. Bullitt from the Chenoweth Family mentioning Judy and Rose, two women enslaved by the Bullitt family, December 27th, 1859.

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Letter from Henry Chenoweth, Mildred Ann Chenoweth, and Helen M. Chenoweth to Thomas Walker Bullitt, dated December 27th, 1859. The letter mentions Judy and Rose, two women enslaved by the Bullitt-Chenoweth families.

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt mentioning Lucinda, a woman enslaved by the Bullitt family, April 3rd, 1851.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, John C. Bullitt (Lynnford), dated April 3rd, 1851. Mildred mentions making Lucinda, a woman she enslaves, paint the porch.

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt mentioning the women she enslaves, April 1st, 1847.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, John C. Bullitt (Clarkesville, Tennessee), dated April 1st, 1847. Mildred mentions some of the women she enslaves, including Charity and Eliza, and their work in the kitchen.

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Martha and Helen Bullitt mentioning the people they enslave, December 16th, 1846.

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Two attached letters from Helen and Martha Bullitt (Oxmoor) to their brother, John C. Bullitt (Clarkesville, Tennessee), dated December 16th and 27th, 1846. They mention multiple people enslaved by the Bullitt family: Daniel, Henry, Tinah, “Mammy”…