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Letter to John C. Bullitt and Joshua Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning Henry Shipp, a man enslaved by William C. Bullitt, May 25th, 1840.

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Title

Letter to John C. Bullitt and Joshua Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning Henry Shipp, a man enslaved by William C. Bullitt, May 25th, 1840.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her sons Joshua and John (Danville), dated May 25th, 1840. Mildred Ann Bullitt describes a planned robbery of Mr. Edwards by a white man, who had asked Henry Shipp, a man enslaved by William Christian Bullitt, to help him in exchange for free papers. Henry Shipp told Mr. Edwards of the plan and the white man was caught.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Language

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Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0139_002

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to John C. Bullitt and Joshua Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning Henry Shipp, a man enslaved by William C. Bullitt, May 25th, 1840.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3252.