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Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing some of the women enslaved by the Bullitt family, May 19th, 1859.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing some of the women enslaved by the Bullitt family, May 19th, 1859.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated May 19th, 1859. Mildred writes that the people enslaved on Oxmoor plantation are "behaving well" while their enslaver, William Christian Bullitt, is gone. Mildred also writes that she may send some of the women enslaved (specifically Louisa and Tinah) at Oxmoor down to Cottonwood, the secondary Bullitt plantation located in Union and Henderson counties. Mildred also mentions Helen, her daughter, and Helen "having trouble" with Beck, a woman she enslaves.

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-0296_004

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing some of the women enslaved by the Bullitt family, May 19th, 1859.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed May 28, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3303.