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Letters to John C. Bullitt from Helen Bullitt and Martha Bullitt concerning the health of people enslaved by the Bullitt family, February 1st and 3rd, 1847.

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Title

Letters to John C. Bullitt from Helen Bullitt and Martha Bullitt concerning the health of people enslaved by the Bullitt family, February 1st and 3rd, 1847.

Description

A letter from Helen Martin Bullitt and Martha Bell Bullitt to their brother, John C. Bullitt, dated February 1st and 3rd, 1847. Both Helen and Martha refer to the health of the people enslaved by the Bullitt family, including: Tom, Henry Shipp, Jim, Eliza Julia Courtenay, Caroline Courtenay, Tinah, Dollie, Smith, and Louisiana/Louisa Taylor (referred to as Teush). Martha writes that Smith, Louisiana's youngest child, has fallen sick. Both transcript and original is available.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

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Contributor

Johansen, Emma

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Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0156_001

Citation

Helen Bullitt, Martha B. Bullitt, “Letters to John C. Bullitt from Helen Bullitt and Martha Bullitt concerning the health of people enslaved by the Bullitt family, February 1st and 3rd, 1847.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed March 2, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3280.