Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning moving the people they enslaved to Cottonwood, October 22nd, 1861.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning moving the people they enslaved to Cottonwood, October 22nd, 1861.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated October 22nd, 1861. Mildred mentions Lucinda, a woman she enslaved, and her failing health. She also writes that the Bullitt family have decided to rent out Oxmoor and move the people they enslave to Cottonwood. Mildred writes that her husband, William Christian Bullitt, is "discouraged by the difficulty in managing them [enslaved people] to get any work done."

Creator

Mildred Ann Bullitt

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

1861-10-22

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0299_006

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt concerning moving the people they enslaved to Cottonwood, October 22nd, 1861.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 3, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3324.