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Urbain Batrier


Urbain Batrier (French for "urbane boatman") was the pseudonym of a Philadelphia resident who in 1822 wrote a menacing letter to Bushrod Washington, accusing the Supreme Court justice of hypocrisy regarding slavery. His identity remains unknown.


Kathryn Gehred, "Vous Stinkin Cur," Washington Papers blog, 21 May 2021.

"Urbain Batrier" to Bushrod Washington, 12 August 1822, Bushrod Washington Family Papers, Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginia.