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Letter to the Bullitt Children from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning Lucy, a woman escaping enslavement, February 1860.

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Title

Letter to the Bullitt Children from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning Lucy, a woman escaping enslavement, February 1860.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her children (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated February 1860. Mildred claims that Lucy had tried to poison her by giving her tonic with bluestone in it. Mildred also claims that Lucy had smothered her own baby. As a result, Mildred writes that Lucy was sold to Garrison, the local slave trader, for $1350 and shipped to New Orleans. Mildred writes that, "Your father thinks the abolitionists have it all to answer for."

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-0282_005

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to the Bullitt Children from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning Lucy, a woman escaping enslavement, February 1860.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed March 3, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3296.