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Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing the remaining slaves at Oxmoor, September 4th, 1864.

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Title

Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing the remaining slaves at Oxmoor, September 4th, 1864.

Description

A letter from Mildred Ann Bullitt (Oxmoor) to her son, Thomas Walker Bullitt (Fort Delaware), dated September 4th, 1864. Mildred writes that the men enslaved by Mr. Dixon (possibly Senator Archibald Dixon, Susan Peachy Bullitt's husband) have either died or left the plantation. Mildred writes, "Mr. D's (Dixon) men are all gone, as well as ours. Tinah and 'your mammy' stick and say they'll hang on as do some others." It is unclear if Mildred is referring to the people she enslaved running away, being sent down to Cottonwood, or dying of disease. It is also unclear who "mammy" is.

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-0303_001

Citation

Mildred Ann Bullitt, “Letter to Thomas Walker Bullitt from Mildred Ann Bullitt discussing the remaining slaves at Oxmoor, September 4th, 1864.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed April 22, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3328.