Letter to William C. Bullitt from John S. Allison concerning the sale of Isabel, an enslaved woman, October 17th, 1824.

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Title

Letter to William C. Bullitt from John S. Allison concerning the sale of Isabel, an enslaved woman, October 17th, 1824.

Description

A letter from John S. Allison (Beargrass) to William Christian Bullitt (Oxmoor), dated October 17th, 1824. Allison responds to a previous letter where William describes Isabel, an enslaved woman who Allison wanted to sell to Bullitt, had a mental problem. Allison argues that Isabel's mental problem is only "religious foolishness" that appeared shortly after the earthquake of 1811 and that Colonel Zachary Taylor could vouch for this. It is noted that Isabel has children, but they are not named in the letter.

Creator

John S. Allison

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

1824-10-17

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0359_002

Citation

John S. Allison, “Letter to William C. Bullitt from John S. Allison concerning the sale of Isabel, an enslaved woman, October 17th, 1824.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed January 30, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3332.