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Letter to John C. Bullitt from Martha Bullitt concerning Samuel and Frank, two men enslaved by the Bullitt family, September 8th, 1841.

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Title

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Martha Bullitt concerning Samuel and Frank, two men enslaved by the Bullitt family, September 8th, 1841.

Description

A letter from Martha Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her brother John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated September 8th, 1841. Martha Bullitt mentions that Samuel, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, had "invented a new puzzle out of a piece of leather and two sticks - quite ingenious it is too.” She also says Frank is healing from an illness previously described in a letter to John from August 2nd, 1841.

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-0142_003

Citation

Martha B. Bullitt, “Letter to John C. Bullitt from Martha Bullitt concerning Samuel and Frank, two men enslaved by the Bullitt family, September 8th, 1841.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 21, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3261.