Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning slave labor for hemp, February 9th, 1842.

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Title

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning slave labor for hemp, February 9th, 1842.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son John C. Bullitt (Danville), dated February 9th, 1842. Mildred Ann Bullitt informs him of family illnesses and says that "the black family have kept unusually well," and that they are breaking hemp, which has exceeded William's expectations. She tells him which enslaved people were the fastest hemp breakers: Jim, Harry, and Nathan.

Creator

Mildred Ann Bullitt

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

1842-02-09

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0143_003

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning slave labor for hemp, February 9th, 1842.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 6, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3265.