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Undated manuscript written by Annie C. Courtenay describing life on Oxmoor plantation, as well as the lives of Louisiana Taylor and Lucinda, two women enslaved by Mildred Ann Bullitt.

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An undated manuscript written by Annie C. Courtenay, describing life at Oxmoor plantation. Courtenay describes how Mildred Ann Bullitt, Louisiana Taylor, and Lucinda would sew and knit all the clothes worn by the people enslaved by the Bullitt…

Photograph of Louisiana Taylor and Helen Stites, August 12th, 1879.

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A photograph of Louisiana, also known as Louisa, Taylor and a young Helen Stites around 1879. The handwriting on the back says that Louisiana's father was Native American. Louisiana is referred to as "mammy." Helen Stites is a descendent of Mildred…

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Helen Bullitt and Martha Bullitt concerning the health of people enslaved by the Bullitt family, dated October 2nd, 1846.

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A letter from Helen Bullitt and Martha Bullitt (Oxmoor) to their brother John C. Bullitt (Clarksville, Tennessee), dated October 2nd, 1846. Helen writes that many of the people enslaved by the Bullitt family are ill, including: Nathan, Samuel, "Uncle…

Letters to John C. Bullitt from Helen Bullitt and Martha Bullitt concerning the health of people enslaved by the Bullitt family, February 1st and 3rd, 1847.

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A letter from Helen Martin Bullitt and Martha Bell Bullitt to their brother, John C. Bullitt, dated February 1st and 3rd, 1847. Both Helen and Martha refer to the health of the people enslaved by the Bullitt family, including: Tom, Henry Shipp, Jim,…

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Martha Bullitt with a message from Louisiana Taylor, April 25th, 1846.

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A letter from Martha Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her brother John C. Bullitt (Clarksville, Tennessee), dated April 25th, 1846. Martha relays a message Louisa Taylor, also referred to as mammy Teush, to John Bullitt. Martha writes, "Teush has just been in…

Letter to John C. Bullitt and Joshua Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt considering slave uprisings, May 19th, 1840.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her sons Joshua and John (Danville), dated May 19th, 1840. She writes concerning recent slave rebellions and resistance efforts. She writes, "It has been said the next fire was to be at Old Bullitt's."…

Letter to John C. Bullitt and Joshua F. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the burning of the Speed hemp house, July 18th, 1840.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to John C. Bullitt and Joshua Bullitt (Danville), dated July 18th, 1840. Mildred Ann Bullitt writes that she heard Aunt Speed's (Lucy Speed) hemp house had been burnt. The following enslaved people are…

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the health of people enslaved by the Bullitt family, December 18th, 1840.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated December 18th, 1840. Mildred Ann Bullitt writes that some of the people she enslaves are ill and are "housed and grunting." The following enslaved people are…

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the health of Smith, a boy enslaved by the Bullitt family, February 18th, 1847.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to John C. Bullitt (Clarksville, Tennessee), dated February 18th, 1847. Mildred quotes a message from the enslaved boy Smith, enslaved woman Louisiana/Louisa Taylor's youngest child, in her letter to John,…