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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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Title

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

Description

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 mentioned: Louisa Taylor (referred to as Teush), Eliza, Tom, Beck, Smith, Austin, Gus, Daniel (owned by Mr. Brown), and Henry Shipp.

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-0140_001

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to John C. Bullitt and Joshua F. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the burning of the Speed hemp house, July 18th, 1840.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed February 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3255.