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Contract hiring Joshua Bernard to catch Phil, Len, and Hope, three enslaved men who ran away from their enslavers, May 18th, 1825.

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Title

Contract hiring Joshua Bernard to catch Phil, Len, and Hope, three enslaved men who ran away from their enslavers, May 18th, 1825.

Description

A contract between Joshua Bernard, Richard Phillips, Alexander Veech, and William C. Bullitt, dated May 18th, 1825. Bullitt, Winchester, and Veech hired Bernard to catch three runaway enslaved men: Phil, Len, and Hope. Phil's enslaver was named Benjamin Winchester, who was represented by Richard Phillips in this contract. Len's enslaver was named Peter Veech, who was represented by Alexander Veech. Hope's enslaver was named William Christian Bullitt.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

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Contributor

Johansen, Emma

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Mss_A_B937c-0366_004

Citation

Joshua Bernard, Richard Phillips, Alexander Veech, William Christian Bullitt, “Contract hiring Joshua Bernard to catch Phil, Len, and Hope, three enslaved men who ran away from their enslavers, May 18th, 1825.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed June 21, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3347.