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A letter from Ellen Swathmey (Louisville) to John C. Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) that mentions Sam, who may been enslaved. Letter dated October 29th, 1849.

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A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt and Martha Bullitt (Louisville) to John C. Bullitt (Lexington), dated November 18th, 1844. Mildred writes on the health of enslaved people at Oxmoor, saying, "David looks wretchedly and suffers very much. The balance…

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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…

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A letter from Martha Bullitt (Louisville) to John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated March 6th, 1841. Martha mentions that their mother, Mildred Ann Bullitt, and Lucinda, an enslaved woman, are making molasses. She also mentions the hemp house.

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A letter from Martha Bullitt (Louisville) to her brothers Joshua and John (Danville), dated May 26th, 1840. Martha Bullitt tells them about some enslaved people starting a hemp house fire, and that the evidence against them is strong enough "to have…

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A letter from Dr. Henry Massie Bullitt (Louisville) to his wife Sallie (Zanesville, Ohio) dated February 5th, 1858. Henry writes that he sold Charles, a man he previously enslaved, for $1000 to keep him from being "seduced off by the conductor of the…

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Porter writes to the Home to ask if it accepts illegitimate children, clarifying "say 3 or 4 of one woman that had since 15 years old." She asks to remain anonymous, and says that she will come to Louisville with her father Mr. N. U. Gould and…

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Weller writes to Ms. Mary Roberts regarding her son, Dr. H. H. Roberts, and his letter requesting a boy to adopt for her. She specified a boy between 10 and 12 years old, and Mary Hollingsworth selected Benjamin Messer, born 21 Dec 1883. Weller says…

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Lizzie Hensley writes to the Home regarding her two children, Fannie and Thomas. She states that they were in the Home Mission at Henderson, but when she asked about them, was told that they were sent to Louisville. She says the mission told her they…

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Lizzie Hensley writes to the Home regarding her two children, Fannie and Thomas. She states that they were in the Home Mission at Henderson, but when she asked about them, was told that they were sent to Louisville. She says the mission told her they…
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