Winchester Augt 28th 1809
If you are seriously disposed to sell your negroes, I think I can give you such landed security, as will partly satisfy you. I mean land of the first quality and production.
I will purchase, the whole and will pay you annually 2,000 dollars on interest. I intend to go to Alexandria soon, and will call to see you and obtain your answer.
y vy o. sr.
Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 6, M2009.117
Transcribed by Caitlin Connelly, 2016 June 10