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Last Will and Testament of Alexander Scott Bullitt, August 24th, 1815.

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Alexander Scott Bullitt's last will and testament, dated August 24th, 1815, and probated on May 13th, 1816. This document mentions all the people enslaved by Alexander Scott Bullitt, including: Jenny (and her four children Bobb, Molly, Stafford,…

Last Will and Testament of William C. Bullitt, November 18th, 1875.

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In an addendum in the last will and testament of William Christian Bullitt, dated September 13th, 1876, Bullitt leaves a one hundred dollar annuity to Frank Walker and Louisiana Taylor, people he previously enslaved at the Oxmoor plantation.

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 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…

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 from Mildred Ann Bullitt and Martha Bullitt describing Beck's wedding, December 20th, 1841.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt and Martha Bullitt (Oxmoor) to John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated December 20th, 1841. Martha writes that Becky, a woman enslaved by the Bullitt family, was to be married on the 27th and that they were busy making a…

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 people enslaved by the Bullitt family, January 6th, 1850.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son John (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) she gives him news of the slaves' illnesses and writes that it's, "the nature of the darkies to take every advantage." The letter is dated January 6th, 1850.…