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Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from William C. Bullitt concerning moving the people they enslave to Cottonwood, November 23rd, 1861.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from William C. Bullitt concerning moving the people they enslave to Cottonwood, November 23rd, 1861.

Description

A letter from William Christian Bullitt (Oxmoor) to his son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), dated November 23rd, 1861. William writes about renting some of the land at the Oxmoor plantation, but keeping some land, the house, and three enslaved people for the Bullitt family to manage the stock. William also states that he will hire out five men for income and move some of the people he enslaved sent down to Cottonwood. He mentions Sam, a man he enslaves, by name.

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-0299_007

Citation

William Christian Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from William C. Bullitt concerning moving the people they enslave to Cottonwood, November 23rd, 1861.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 25, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3325.