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Letter to John C. Bullitt from Susan P. Bullitt describing recent weddings between enslaved persons at Oxmoor plantation, January 25th, 1842.

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Title

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Susan P. Bullitt describing recent weddings between enslaved persons at Oxmoor plantation, January 25th, 1842.

Description

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 husband Harry Howard, Aunt Betsy, Betsy's husband Uncle Jack, Caroline, Caroline's husband Ben, and Jimmy. A Thomas Moore and a "Benny Bell" are mentioned, but it is unknown if they were enslaved.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

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Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0143_002

Citation

Susan P. Bullitt, “Letter to John C. Bullitt from Susan P. Bullitt describing recent weddings between enslaved persons at Oxmoor plantation, January 25th, 1842.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed February 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3264.