Letter to John C. Bullitt from Martha and Helen Bullitt mentioning the people they enslave, December 16th, 1846.

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Title

Letter to John C. Bullitt from Martha and Helen Bullitt mentioning the people they enslave, December 16th, 1846.

Description

Two attached letters from Helen and Martha Bullitt (Oxmoor) to their brother, John C. Bullitt (Clarkesville, Tennessee), dated December 16th and 27th, 1846. They mention multiple people enslaved by the Bullitt family: Daniel, Henry, Tinah, “Mammy” (who may by Louisiana Taylor), Sabra, and Julia. Mildred describes a friend of Josh Bullitt (John’s brother) as being a “Jewess.”

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

Date

1846-12-16

Contributor

Johansen, Emma

Rights

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Language

en

Type

Text

Identifier

Mss_A_B937c-0155_003

Citation

“Letter to John C. Bullitt from Martha and Helen Bullitt mentioning the people they enslave, December 16th, 1846.,” The Filson Historical Society , accessed February 8, 2023, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/4553.