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Letter to Mildred Ann Bullitt from William C. Bullitt concerning the discipline of the people they enslave, May 12th, 1859.

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Title

Letter to Mildred Ann Bullitt from William C. Bullitt concerning the discipline of the people they enslave, May 12th, 1859.

Description

A letter from William Christian Bullitt (Cottonwood) to his wife, Mildred Ann Bullitt (n. p.), dated May 12th, 1859. William advises Mildred to call a watchman if she has any difficulty with the people they enslave. William writes about one individual, who he did not name, and advises Mildred to have him jailed and then sold if he misbehaves. William then writes about Joshua Bell's and Mr. Beriah Magoffin's speeches on the extension of slavery in the territories.

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-0359_003

Citation

William Christian Bullitt, “Letter to Mildred Ann Bullitt from William C. Bullitt concerning the discipline of the people they enslave, May 12th, 1859.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 15, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3333.