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Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing abolition and resistance to enslavement, January 2nd, 1861.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing abolition and resistance to enslavement, January 2nd, 1861.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated January 2nd, 1861. Mildred writes that, "So many abolitionists prowl among the negroes and try to induce an outbreak that a patrol was kept up all the time through the country." She then relates some local stories about abolitionists inciting enslaved people to resist enslavement. She claims, "the negroes have been again deceived; so many have believed Lincoln was to free them and they generally think he is a black man."

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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Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0299_001

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing abolition and resistance to enslavement, January 2nd, 1861.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 13, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3319.