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Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the health of Smith, a boy enslaved by the Bullitt family, February 18th, 1847.

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Title

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the health of Smith, a boy enslaved by the Bullitt family, February 18th, 1847.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to John C. Bullitt (Clarksville, Tennessee), dated February 18th, 1847. Mildred quotes a message from the enslaved boy Smith, enslaved woman Louisiana/Louisa Taylor's youngest child, in her letter to John, "I asked Smith what I should say to you for him, he said, 'Tell him howdy, & that I's got two pigs.'" Mildred also mentions Sabra, an enslaved woman, having a new baby.

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-0156_002

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to John C. Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning the health of Smith, a boy enslaved by the Bullitt family, February 18th, 1847.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed February 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3281.