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Letter to Joshua F. Green and John C. Bullitt from Alexander Scott Bullitt discussing people enslaved by the Bullitt family, July 27th, 1838.

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Title

Letter to Joshua F. Green and John C. Bullitt from Alexander Scott Bullitt discussing people enslaved by the Bullitt family, July 27th, 1838.

Description

A letter from Alexander Scott Bullitt (Oxmoor) to Joshua Green and John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated July 27th, 1838. The letter discusses some of people enslaved by the Bullitt family at Oxmoor plantation. Alex writes that "Tucker had bought himself," and that a supper was being prepared by "Aunt Amy." Uncle Howard, who had been hired out to a Mr. Smith, was suspected of stealing meat from their meat house. Uncle Howard once had a wife at "Uncle Speed's." Both original and transcript are available.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

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Contributor

Johansen, Emma

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Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0056_001

Citation

Alexander Scott Bullitt, “Letter to Joshua F. Green and John C. Bullitt from Alexander Scott Bullitt discussing people enslaved by the Bullitt family, July 27th, 1838.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed July 14, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3244.

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