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Letter to John C. Bullitt from Susan P. Bullitt concerning the death of Fanny and the health of other people enslaved by the Bullitt family, October 13th, 1844.

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Title

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Susan P. Bullitt concerning the death of Fanny and the health of other people enslaved by the Bullitt family, October 13th, 1844.

Description

A letter from Susan Peachy Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her brother John C. Bullitt (Lexington), dated October 13th, 1844. Susan Bullitt reports on the condition of the slaves, saying Fannie died and Lydia was much better. There is also a mention of Henry being healed from an illness, but it is unclear if Susan is talking about Henry Massie Bullitt (who would have been two at the time) or the enslaved man Henry Shipp.

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-0147_001

Citation

Susan P. Bullitt, “Letter to John C. Bullitt from Susan P. Bullitt concerning the death of Fanny and the health of other people enslaved by the Bullitt family, October 13th, 1844.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 25, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3268.