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Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred and Martha Bullitt concerning Caroline's escape from enslavement, November 18th, 1844.

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Title

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred and Martha Bullitt concerning Caroline's escape from enslavement, November 18th, 1844.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt and Martha Bullitt (Louisville) to John C. Bullitt (Lexington), dated November 18th, 1844. Mildred writes on the health of enslaved people at Oxmoor, saying, "David looks wretchedly and suffers very much. The balance of our invalids are just so." Martha, in her portion of the letter, writes that "the only thing which varies the monotony of our life is occasionally a fuss with the negroes . . ." She writes that their father sent Henry Ballard "down the river about a week ago and today Caroline has absconded," at to which Martha wrote that she hoped she was caught because "she seemed perfectly desperate they say."

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-0147_002

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, Martha B. Bullitt, “Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred and Martha Bullitt concerning Caroline's escape from enslavement, November 18th, 1844.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3269.