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Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing Wallace, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, November 6th, 1860.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing Wallace, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, November 6th, 1860.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated November 6th, 1860. Mildred writes that Oldham Bright has been fired as overseer at Oxmoor because he proposed to Wallace, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, that Oldham could buy Wallace and let him work on a steamboat for his own wages. She writes that, after this proposition, Wallace started to "behave in such a manner that your father sold him to Garrison."

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-0298_005

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing Wallace, a man enslaved by the Bullitt family, November 6th, 1860.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 24, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3318.