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Letter from Joshua Fry to Jonathan Clark, 23 October 1808

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Joshua Fry writes to Jonathan Clark from an undisclosed location [perhaps Bardstown, Kentucky] informing him of his intention to move to Danville, Kentucky, and establish a school there. He regrets the timing of the decision and move but believes it…

Letter from Dan Broadhead Jr. to Richard Woolfolk, 21 March 1788

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Letter from Daniel Brodhead in Danville, stating that Mrs. Christian suggested Woolfolk might be able to provide him with currency, which he desperately needs.

Letter from Barthelemi Tardiveau to St. John de Crevecoeur, 25 May 1789

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Tardiveau discusses his activities in Kentucky, including in Danville, events occurring there, the state of agriculture and climate for certain crops, especially as compared to Cumberland (Tennessee), Society for Kentucky Manufacturers, and the…

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from James Bullitt discussing public opinion of abolition, May 19th, 1860.

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A letter from James Bullitt (Danville) to his brother, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated May 19th, 1860. James writes that local politicians are making "noise" about "the slavery question."

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing Lucinda, a woman enslaved by the Bullitt family, June 25th, 1858.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son Thomas Walker Bullitt (Danville), dated June 25th, 1858. Mildred writes that Lucinda is making raspberry jam, and that "the stone masons are at work getting up rock for the new negro houses."

Letter to the Bullitt Children from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the health of people enslaved by the Bullitt family, August 1858.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her children (Danville), dated August 1858. Mildred names the following enslaved people and describes their health: Caroline, Lucinda, Sabra, Waller, Parker, and Ben.

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the health of people enslaved by the Bullitt family, July 13th, 1842.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated July 13th, 1842. Mildred Ann Bullitt informs John of the enslaved peoples at Oxmoor plantation who are ill, and that James has been weaned from Beck, an enslaved…

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning slave houses being built at Oxmoor plantation, May 15th, 1842.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son John C. Bullitt (Danville, dated May 15th, 1842. Mildred Ann Bullitt mentions that there were workmen at Oxmoor building "negro houses."

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning slave labor for hemp, February 9th, 1842.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated February 9th, 1842. Mildred Ann Bullitt informs him of family illnesses and says that "the black family have kept unusually well," and that they are breaking…

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Susan P. Bullitt describing recent weddings between enslaved persons at Oxmoor plantation, January 25th, 1842.

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A letter from Susan Peachy Bullitt (Louisville) to her brother John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated January 25th, 1842. Susan Bullitt mentions the slaves that have gotten married lately on the Oxmoor plantation, including: Beck (now Becky Howard), her…