Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing abolitionism and enslaved people escaping plantations in Kentucky, August 28th, 1859.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing abolitionism and enslaved people escaping plantations in Kentucky, August 28th, 1859.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated August 28th, 1859. Mildred writes that, on the Oxmoor plantation, "there are hundreds of darkies here this being the day for the funeral of all the dead." She also writes that Susan Peachy Bullitt's husband Archibald Dixon is "more taken up with the runaway negroes now than anything else." She also relates an article in the newspaper stating that the 15th of September was to be the day that many slaves fled from the southern part of the state. Mildred states that she believes they wont be better off by running away and that the abolitionists "have done their work far enough to render the negroes very determined on freedom and equality."

Creator

Mildred Ann Bullitt

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

1859-08-28

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0297_004

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing abolitionism and enslaved people escaping plantations in Kentucky, August 28th, 1859.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 3, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3311.