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Sophia Bullitt's Last Will and Testament emancipating four people she enslaved, May 27th, 1803.

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Title

Sophia Bullitt's Last Will and Testament emancipating four people she enslaved, May 27th, 1803.

Description

Sophia Bullitt's last will and testament, dated May 27th, 1803. In this document, Sophia Bullitt emancipates four people she previously enslaved - Frederick, his mother Joan, David, and Antony - a year after her death. She also leaves fifty acres to Frederick and stipulates that he must be educated for three years and be bound in a trade. She also stipulates that the money Jenny made in being hired out should be "annually paid into the said Jenny's own hands."

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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Mss_A_B937c-0286_001

Citation

“Sophia Bullitt's Last Will and Testament emancipating four people she enslaved, May 27th, 1803.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 28, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3298.