Fort Claiborn

Munro County

Alabama T.[1]



            Know all men by these presents, that I Joseph Brittain of County aforesd. have bargained and sold to N. Shackelford a Negroe Woman slave Named Lucy for the sum of four hundred and Eighty seven dollars the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge – the right of said Negroe I do warrant and for we defend against any person or persons what we lawfully claiming the same in witness where of I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 23 August 1817.

Joseph Brittain (Seal)




Wm. Brown





Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 2, M2012.001, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2016 April 22


[1] Alabama became a state on 1819 December 14.