Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt describing Tinah, a woman enslaved by the Bullitt family, and her wedding, May 10th, 1859.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt describing Tinah, a woman enslaved by the Bullitt family, and her wedding, May 10th, 1859.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated May 10th, 1859. Mildred describes Tinah's wedding to Will Green, a free Black man. She writes that Tinah, in her wedding dress, looked like "an Indian queen." Mildred also describes the crowd of people at the ceremony, both enslaved and free people of color. She specifically names the following women also enslaved at Oxmoor, along with Tinah: Lucy, Sabra, and Caroline. Mildred writes that, " Carter married [Tinah and Will Green]," but it is unclear if Carter was enslaved.

Creator

Mildred Ann Bullitt

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

1859-05-10

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0296_003

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt describing Tinah, a woman enslaved by the Bullitt family, and her wedding, May 10th, 1859.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 6, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3302.